Ice, Camel, Eagle festivals tour

Every year, on the southern edge of the Siberian forest, Lake of Mongolia – Lake Khovsgol – freezes over. The ice forms to a depth of five foot creating an extraordinary winter playground. The nomadic reindeer herders from the north, the Tsaatan, join local residents to celebrate the winter, with traditional games and races over two days. In temperatures of up to -35 degrees, contestants compete in sports like ice-skating, ice-wrestling, tug-o’-war, dog-sledding and horse-sleighing. Lake Hovsgol, located in the pristine alpine forests and mountains of Mongolia’s northernmost province, is the site of the Ice Festival, featuring horse and sled races and traditional games. Spending the night in a ger amidst the lake’s winter scenery is just one of this expedition’s unforgettable experiences.
An exploration of Mongolia’s dramatic winter landscapes, this journey is a unique opportunity to attend a festival held on the frozen surface of Lake Hovsgol, and join a celebration in honor of the Gobi’s Bactrian camel. The Thousand Camel festival, held in the Gobi desert, is a celebration of the endangered Bactrian camel and the role it plays in the lives of the Gobi’s nomads. Camel races and polo competitions, as well as performances of traditional Mongolian music and dance, are among the highlights of this annual event.
Period: 28th of February – 10th of March ( between)
  • Ice, Eagle, Camel Festivals tour (7 nights/8 days )
    Day #1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia
    We will welcome to you at the airport/railway station. Begin touring Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar and visit Gandan Monastery in the morning, along with the treasures of the Natural History Museum
    Accommodation: Hostel   (L+D)
    Day #2 Drive to Murun, Khuvsgul province
    After breakfast we will start to drive Khatgal, Khuvsgul province. We will have lunch on the way. The lake of Khuvsgul located in that small village. Khuvsgul is purest and largest lake in Mongolia.
    Accommodation: Ger (Mongolian traditional tent)    (B+L+D)
    Day #3 Continue to Enjoy Ice festival with locals
    Enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounding Lake Hovsgol in the winter and the events of the Ice Festival, which involve horse sledge races and anklebone-shooting contests on the frozen ice of the lake, as well as the possibility of local shaman rituals.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #4 Drive to back to Ulaanbaatar
    Today we will drive back to city. On the way we will have lunch. After arrive in Ulaanbaatar you will have free time. Enjoy city life in one night.
    Accommodation: Stay in hostel   (B+L+D)
    Day #5 Drive to Chinggisiin khuree
    After breakfast we will drive to Chinggisiin khuree which is can attend Eagle festival. This place is which is near city. Every year second big Eagle festival happened in there. Before dinner we will back to city.
    Accommodation: Stay in hostel. (B+L+D)
    Day #6 Drive to province of Umnugovi
    We will start drive after breakfast. You can enjoy beautiful steppes during our driving. Take a some shoots winter of middle Gobi. Until Flaming cliffs we will drive long way in the Gobi. After we arrive take a rest.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #7 at Flaming cliffs thousand camels 
    Visit the fossil-rich Flaming Cliffs, and attend the Thousand Camel Festival – featuring a camel parade, polo match and other exciting competitions.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #8 . Camel Racing / Competition Day
    After breakfast, we will drive again to see second day activities of the festival. Today is Camel Racing competition two different ages. After this two racing competitions we will visit amusing camel festival and awarding ceremony. The first three camels in the each group are awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. In the afternoon, “Camel show” will be began.. The show consists of catching, taming, training and finally loading a camel with an actual Ger. The closing ceremony takes place late in the afternoon when the winners will be presented with their trophies.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #9 Drive to back to Ulaanbaatar
    After we arrive in city, take hot shower. We will visit cashmere shops and shopping too. Enjoy it.
    Accommodation: Stay in hostel. (B+L+D)
    Day #10 Departure
    After breakfast we will transfer to airport/railway.
    Breakfast
  • What is include in package:
    If you buy our package we will give you following promotions
              •   Free airport and train station pick up service
              •   One night free stay at guest house after the trip
              •   Invitation letter in case you need visa to visit Mongolia
              •   Free service for visa extension
              •   Luggage storage
              •   International and domestic plane ticket reservation
              •   We do provide free tent, sleeping bags and mattresses
              •   Horse and Camel riding (1 hour)
              •   Bicycle (for cycling trips), motorbike (bike trips)
              •   Ger camp or host family stay (Camping is available)
              •   Transportation during the trip days
              •   Guide
              •    Meals at local restaurants or cooked by guide
              •   Entrance fees to all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees
    What is not include in package:
             •   Entry and transit visa fee to Mongolia
             •   Airport drop off
             •   International airfare and train ticket
             •   All type insurances (we recommend you get your insurance in your country)
             • Your personal expenses such as soft and alcoholic drinks, international calls during the your trip, optional sightseeing and meals
  • Ice Festival+Eagle Festival +Camel Festival

    Ice Festival+Eagle Festival +Camel Festival

  • Number of people Price (per person/per day)
    1. Group with 6 person 90 USD
    2. Group with 5 person 97 USD
    3. Group with 4 person 107 USD
    4. Group with 3 person 122 USD
    5. Group with 2 person 155 USD