Ice Festival

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.
Date: 02/Mar/2015 – 06/Mar/2015
  • Ice Festival tour (4 nights/4 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
    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 #5 Departure
    After breakfast we will transfer to airport/railway.
  • 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
    Meals at local restaurants or cooked by guide
    Entrane 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

    Ice Festival

  • Number of people Price (per person/per day)
    1. Group with 6 person 120 USD
    2. Group with 5 person 127 USD
    3. Group with 4 person 138 USD
    4. Group with 3 person 156 USD
    5. Group with 2 person 193 USD