Mongolian Naadam

Naadam, or "three manly sports", refers to the national holiday of the Mongols and many ceremonies are held on this occasion. The" three manly sports "is the wrestling, archery and horse racing, which are the wisdom of sports, courage and strength. Naadam held on 11 and 12 July in every year for whole Mongolia. Established by the Great Khan in 1206. The Naadam, whose proper name in Mongolia is" Eriin gurvan naadam "means the three manly games, is celebrated every year. Mongolian nomads, dressed in their finest traditional costumes "deel" from all over the country to attend. Riders would gather in Khui Doloon Khudag , wrestlers gather in the stadium, archers compete for "ability.

Day 1
Fly to Ulaanbaatar

Day 2
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Welcomed by our local guide and transfer to the hotel. After a shower and lunch, will have city tour around. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Departure by all-terrain vehicle to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the "Mongol empire” the Ming armies destroyed by fire in 1368. There we will visit Erdenezuu that is Buddhist center, which was the largest in Mongolia before Soviet purges. An impressive 108-stupa enclosure protects the temples and the last vestiges of the Great Horde. Overnight in yurt camp.

Day 4
The Orkhon Valley was, throughout the history of the steppe, an important power center where all the dominant tribes Gnu-Xiong, Juan-Juan, Turk, Uygur have, in turn, set their capital. Direction localized falls Ulaan Tsutgalan the waterfalls of Ulan River, 100 meters from the Orkhon River. Short hike and horse initiation (optional). Night in a family yurt.

Day 5
Arkhangai is certainly the area that most faithfully reflects the image of present Mongolia in the collective consciousness occidental: endless steppes, hills and valleys dotted with nomadic yurts. Visit the temple of the village of Tsetserleg and the sacred rock of Taikhar Chuluu. Bivouac.

Day 6
Departure to the lake Terkhiin Tsagaan, vast expanse of "water" an area of ​​161 square kilometers was trained by a volcanic eruption of Mount Khorgo. Its fishing waters are now an important source of revenue for Mongolian and attract migratory birds. Hiking on its shores and on to the Khorgo volcano. Off for thousands of "years, it rises to 2240 meters, the crater is of" a diameter of 200 meters and "a depth of 70 meters. Near the crater, small caves were dug and the lava has given way to small wooded areas. Bivouac.

Day 7
Depart to Murun, a small town in the province of Khuvsgul. Meeting with a nomadic family. Bivouac.

Day 8-9
Head to Lake Khuvsgul is also called "blue pearl" because of its beauty and color of its water. It is located in a national nature reserve or wildlife and one can observe a very rich flora. There is also a great diversity of birds. This region has preserved folk traditions and several ethnic groups living there, as the Tsaatan. Here you will meet with a nomadic family by deepen this time your knowledge of the nomadic culture. Mongolian traditional life is based on the "five types of livestock" animals: yaks, sheep, goats, camels and horses. The products obtained from these animals satisfy almost all basic needs of the family: beef, mutton and goat complemented by a wide variety of dairy products is the Mongol regime; sheep wool, felt transformed is used to make clothes, bedding and "insulation for yurts. Horses, camels and yaks are used for transportation, and even horsehair and animal bones are used to produce musical instruments and toys for children. Bivouac nights.

Day 10
Back to Murun city. Bivouac

Day 11
Road to Bulgan, located in a territory composed by the chain of Khangai Mountains and areas of forests and steppes.  Meeting with a nomadic family. Bivouac.

Day 12
Visit to Amarbaysgalant Monastery of the place for the Buddha mediation .It is one of the three largest Buddhist centers of Tibetan Gelugpa school in Mongolia that is located north-center of the country, near the Selenga River in the valley of Iven, at the foot of Mount Buren-Khaan. Bivouac.

Day 13-14
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and see the Mongolian Naadam, which is the most famous Mongolian festival. Visit in stadium, and horse racing place. And watch the traditional performance. Hotel

Day 15
Fly back

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