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Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads Nadaam Festival


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Journey through Mongolia's vast open lands dotted by nomadic camps under a massive sky before witnessing the Nadaam Festival.


Start Ulaan Baatar.

To Khustain Nuruu N.P.; trek to see Przewalski's horses; overnight in ger camp.

To Karakorum; visit Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Along northern edge of Gobi Desert to Arvaikheer via Shankh Monastery.

To Bayan Gobi via Mt Ikh Bogd.

Cross the Gobi via White Cave.

Visit 'singing' sand dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia.

Travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P.

Hiking around the 'Flaming Cliffs' of Bayanzag.

Fly to Ulaan Baatar.

Naadam Festival

Terelj National Park; Genghis statue; Ulaan Baatar

Return to Ulaan Baatar.

End Ulaan Baatar.

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/*Itinerary starting Ulaan Baatar 1 July:*/ Rolling steppe make way to stark desert; small nomadic ger camp pepper this vast land where camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, sand dunes are known to ‘sing’ and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here on horseback to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. In July, all over the country, people come together to compete in wrestling, archery, horse-racing and ankle bone flicking during the Naadam Festival but traditions can be witnessed throughout the year. We travel through steppe, mountain and the Gobi desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known, country. /*For the itinerary starting Ulaan Baatar 8 July - click here [1].*/

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