Mongolia is fast becoming one of our favourite summer destinations. Before it becomes too touristy, YPT takes you to this quintessential land of wilderness! This trip is a great introduction to a country that can often take a lot of time and effort to visit. Not only will you get to scratch off the list all the activities which Mongolia is renowned for, but you will also get the chance to see one of the world’s most interesting cultural events, Naadam Festival.
The moment we arrive we’ll head to visit both the Mount Khogno nature reserve and Terelj National Park, both famed for their wildlife and unforgettable trekking opportunities. We’ll ride camels in the dunes and horses on the steppes before heading back to Ulan Bator right in time for the festivities of Naadam. Naadam is centered around 3 main sports – horse riding, wrestling and archery. After taking in the festival, we will spend a day checking out all the highlights of the capital. It wouldn’t be a YPT tour without checking out massive Soviet monuments and political museums.
Naadam is the biggest event in Mongolia, attracting massive crowds. We can expect accommodations and tickets for the festival to be sold out months in advance. Don’t be left out, book now!
And why stop there? Continue on the YPT train over the border to Russia and visit Buryatia Irkutsk and Lake Baikal!
Thursday 9th July – Ulan Bator
Friday 10th July – Ulan Bator
Saturday 11th July – Ulan Bator
Sunday 12th July – Ulan Bator
Monday 13th July – Mount Khogno Khan Natural Reserve
Tuesday 14th July – Terelj National Park
Wednesday 15th July – Terelj National Park
Thursday 16th July – Ulan Bator
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Accommodation on twin share basis (single supplement available)
-Breakfast & lunch
-Dinner when camping
– Entrance fees
– Naadam stadium tickets
– All transportation to complete tour
– Local guide throughout and cook for the last two days
– Horse and camel rides
-Visa fees (YPT can provide visa support for both China and Mongolia)
– Transport to Ulan Bator at the start of the tour and out of Ulan Bator at the end of the tour
– Single supplement (€360)
– Meals in Ulan Bator
– Drinks and personal spending
– Tips for the driver, guide and cook
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.