Tour Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Group Size: 1 - 12
Destination(s): Northern part of Mongolia
Transportation(s): 4X4 Jeep, Horse, Dog, Skating
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey
Tour Customizable: Yes
Tour price per person: 1pax-1345$, 2pax- 1025$, 3pax-915$, 4pax-810$, 5-7pax- 650$, 8-12pax- 595$
Ice festival at Khuvsgul lake organized yearly on frozen Khuvsgul lake by National Park rangers, local residents and businesses, the ice festival has been held five years running. A respite from the confinement of the winter months, the ie festival is a time to get outdoors and play games. The festival features a gathering of local residents and nomadic reindeer herders and performances by shamans, musicians, and sportsmen. Competitions include ice sumo, horse sledge race, ice skating races etc. Many traditional games are played on the sidelines and this is an ideal venue for visitors to join in the fun and games with local people. The festival is held at Khar-us on Khuvsgul lake, a short drive of Khatgal across the frozen lake ice or 300meters from Ashihai resort.
March 01 City tour
Arrive in UB, transfer to hotel. Depending on time of arrival and transfer to hotel and after breakfast you will enjoy city tour including Gandan monastery- the biggest center of Mongolian Buddhism, Natural history museum and National museum of Mongolian history. Welcome dinner at restaurant and stay overnight at hotel. /L+D/
March 02 Travel to Khubsgul lake
Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International airport & flight to Murun /650km on air, 1.5 hour/ Arrival in Murun, a local driver will pick up you and drive to Khubsgul National park and stay overnight in Ashihai resort. /B+L+D/
March 03 Ice festival
10:30 Grand opening ceremony of the Ice festival. we will attend sacrificing shamanic ceremony for Mother –Sea Khubsgul and King of Mountains –Khoridol Saridag.
You will attend a traditional art performance of local artists.
You can enjoy Mongolian Khubsgul ice bike challenge & travel in “Blue Pearl 2017” ice town.
You can enjoy competitions of horse sleds driven by local nomads and traditional game of Ice shagai /ankle bones/.
The national costume fashion show will be held and award best costumed participants.
In the afternoon, horse sledge competition will be held.
Enjoy you will have exciting ceremony by famous shaman of Khubsgul while bonfire on the shore of the lake. Stay overnight at the base camp. /B+L+D/
March 04 Ice festival
In the morning, after breakfast you will enjoy Ice festival for second day.
You can attend many kinds of interesting activities for tourists.
You can enjoy Ice archery competition, skating competition and ice sumo. And you can enjoy ice bar, ice ger and some hot drinks on it.
Closing ceremony will be there & winners of all competitions would be announced and awarded.
Tourist will stay in the base camp for relax and we will offer some activities such as horse riding, horse sledging, hiking and dog sledging. Stay overnight at the base camp /B+L+D/
March 05 Back to UB & Shopping
After breakfast, drice back to Murun and flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrival in UB, you can do shopping in Gobi and Goyo cashmere shops and souvenir shops in State department store. /B/