One of the Mongolian most popular festivals is The thousand Bactrian Camel Festival. This takes place in the Gobi Desert since 1997 and gives you a rare opportunity to interact with the Bactrian camels. During the festival nomadic herders show off their incredible skills during the biggest camel race in the world and camel polo, alongside cultural activities involving traditional music, dance, colorful costumes and camel woolen products. The main aim of the Camel Festival is to protect and preserve Bactrian camel population, which has been steadily declining over the past decades.
After the festivities end, travelers are able to ride the camels and visit some of the Gobi Desert’s unique sights. This includes dinosaur bones. This is a great opportunity to help you learn about nomad camel herders.
Day 1 Drive to South Gobi Province (05 March)
We will drive to southern part of Mongolia on paved road to South Gobi Province National Park. Overnight in a local hotel in Dalanzadgad city. (L/D)
Day 2 Enjoy Camel festival (06 March)
The Camel festival begins in Bulgan soum with a “parade” of camel riders. Competitions of the day include “Best-looking couple on couple camel-back”, most adorable male and female camels as well as a camel polo which takes place in the central square. There’s also an exhibition of paintings by local children who participate in the drawing contest.
Visit to camel herders’ family and learn about nomadic way of life. Have dinner and overnight in local Ger hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 3 Enjoy Camel festival (07 March)
Festival continue with Camel racing, Ankle bone shooting, Camel relay race, and much more. Camel relay is competition consisted of catching, taming, training and finally loading a camel with an actual Yurt.
In the late afternoon there will be rewarding and closing ceremony of Camel Festival. Overnight in Local Ger hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 4 Drive back to Ulaanbaatar (08 March)
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Have lunch on the way and overnight stay in the hotel in capital city. (B/L/D)
Day 5 Departure (09 March)
Transfer to the airport and the end of the service. (B)
Self-drive: It is possible to drive the car itself during the trip and it will be extra charge.
* The price per person will depend on the size of the group.
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Off-road adventure tour was very interesting and must be once in a lifetime experience. More you go, the trails will take you to the Mongolian wilderness, mud, the forests, and breathtaking lake. Driver was very skillful and driving yourself legendary jeeps through the dirt road was incredible. I felt challenging and surprised. This route was beyond magical and far exceeded any expectations! /2018.06-Khagiin khar lake/
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Highly recommend for comfortable and satisfaction! /2018.07-Khuvsgul lake/