Ice Festival Mongolia 2019

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Ice festival is one of the most attractive and biggest winter events in Mongolia which offers unique chance to sense and explore one of the fascinating and mysterious corners of the earth in the winter. You can enjoy and experience the race of skating marathon on the natural black ice of most magnificent Lake Khuvsgul+nomadic adventure
ItineraryDay 1: Amarbayasgalant MonasteryPass By: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Amar Hiyd, Selenge ProvinceDay 1. (Feb 28) Amarbayasgalant monasteryWe will pick up from your hotel at 08:00 in the morning. Start your journey to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was build between 1726 and 1736 and dedicated to Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and built by Manchu style. Stay in local familyMeals included: • Dinner: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: Stay in local familyDay 2: Khatgal small townStop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol ProvinceIn the morning drive to Erdenet which is the second biggest city in Mongolia. Keep drive to Khatgal small townDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: local campDay 3: Khuvsgul Lake Ice FestivalStop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol ProvinceIn the morning drive to Khuvsgul Lake. Enjoy the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Ice Festival. Today will mark the beginning of the first round of the Ice Marathon. Visitors can enjoy competition of horse sledge for 12 kms, driven by local nomads and traditional ice game. We will watch Ice carving competition, Ice sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, Bonfire, Mongolian traditional folk music concert and shamanic ritualDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: At local familyDay 4: Khuvsgul Lake Ice FestivalStop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol ProvinceIce Marathon 2 kms short distanced competition will take today. Ice sumo wrestling, dog and horse sledding, horse riding, visit to a nomadic family, and many other activities are available for you. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: At local familyDay 5: Shine iderStop At: Jargalantyn Am Site, Hanuy, Arkhangai ProvinceDrive to Shine Ider small town.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Terhiin Tsagaan NuurStop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai ProvinceKhorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National ParkEarly morning drive to Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park. Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. Today you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking to magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo.Duration: 1 day 7 hours 55 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: in nomadic familyDay 7: Terkhiin Tsagaan NuurStop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai ProvinceHiking and horse ridingDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: Local campDay 8: kharakhorumStop At: Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai ProvinceIn the morning drive to Kharakorum which was ancient capital of Mongolian Empire in 13th century. In 1220 Genghis Khan chose to move his capital from Khentii to Karakorum. Though the city was not completed until after his death it was, for a time, the political, economic and cultural center of the vast Mongol Empire, housing great palaces, mosques, churches and monasteries representing many of the world’s religions. We will visit the largest monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. Also we will see phallic and turtle rocks.Duration: 17 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: Local GuesthouseDay 9: Elsen TasarhaiStop At: Hustai National Park, UlaanbaatarDrive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which are mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads.Duration: 15 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: nomadic familyDay 10: Hustai National Park-UlaanbaatarStop At: Hustai National Park, UlaanbaatarKhustai National Park and UlaanbaatarToday we will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992. Keep drive to Ulaanbaatar.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: /B,L,/No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 2x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Private transportation
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Hovsgol National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Hovsgol National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Hovsgol National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Jargalantyn Am Site
  • Entry/Admission - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kharakhorum Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hustai National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hustai National Park

What’s not included


Itinerary

Day 10: Hustai National Park-Ulaanbaatar Stop At: Hustai National Park, Ulaanbaatar Khustai National Park and Ulaanbaatar Today we will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992. Keep drive to Ulaanbaatar. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch: /B,L,/ No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Amarbayasgalant Monastery Pass By: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Amar Hiyd, Selenge Province Day 1. (Feb 28) Amarbayasgalant monastery We will pick up from your hotel at 08:00 in the morning. Start your journey to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was build between 1726 and 1736 and dedicated to Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and built by Manchu style. Stay in local family Meals included: • Dinner: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: Stay in local family
Day 2: Khatgal small town Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol Province In the morning drive to Erdenet which is the second biggest city in Mongolia. Keep drive to Khatgal small town Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Dinner: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: local camp
Day 3: Khuvsgul Lake Ice Festival Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol Province In the morning drive to Khuvsgul Lake. Enjoy the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Ice Festival. Today will mark the beginning of the first round of the Ice Marathon. Visitors can enjoy competition of horse sledge for 12 kms, driven by local nomads and traditional ice game. We will watch Ice carving competition, Ice sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, Bonfire, Mongolian traditional folk music concert and shamanic ritual Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: At local family
Day 4: Khuvsgul Lake Ice Festival Stop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol Province Ice Marathon 2 kms short distanced competition will take today. Ice sumo wrestling, dog and horse sledding, horse riding, visit to a nomadic family, and many other activities are available for you. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: At local family
Day 5: Shine ider Stop At: Jargalantyn Am Site, Hanuy, Arkhangai Province Drive to Shine Ider small town. Duration: 16 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ No accommodation included on this day.
Day 6: Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur Stop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai Province Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park Early morning drive to Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park. Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. Today you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking to magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo. Duration: 1 day 7 hours 55 minutes Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: in nomadic family
Day 7: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Stop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai Province Hiking and horse riding Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: Local camp
Day 8: kharakhorum Stop At: Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai Province In the morning drive to Kharakorum which was ancient capital of Mongolian Empire in 13th century. In 1220 Genghis Khan chose to move his capital from Khentii to Karakorum. Though the city was not completed until after his death it was, for a time, the political, economic and cultural center of the vast Mongol Empire, housing great palaces, mosques, churches and monasteries representing many of the world’s religions. We will visit the largest monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. Also we will see phallic and turtle rocks. Duration: 17 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: Local Guesthouse
Day 9: Elsen Tasarhai Stop At: Hustai National Park, Ulaanbaatar Drive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which are mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads. Duration: 15 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/ Accommodation included: nomadic family
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