3 Day Nomadic Culture Tour
Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover independently as your driver roars across Mongolia on this 3-day adventure. Drive to Kharkhorin (Karakorum) to see the Erdene Zuu Monastery and more. After a night in a “ger” tent, ride 2-humped camels across the dunes of Elsen Tarsakhai, then stay with a nomadic family in Hustai National Park. Search for wild horses then watch a miniature version of Mongolia’s famed Naadam games.
Day 1: We will pick you up from your Ulaanbaatar hotel- drive to Karakorum /360 km/ - check-in to the local accommodation - half day Karakorum tour: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Karakorum Museum and Karakorum Open Museum and more - dinner time - overnight in the local ger guesthouse
Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it.
Day 2: After breakfast - drive to Elsen tasarkhai /70 km/ - ride 2 humped camels - lunch - drive to Khustai National Park /270 km/ - visit to nomadic family and enjoy their daily life and taste organic dairy products - dinner - overnight in the nomadic family
Elsen Tasarkhai Sands is smaller sand dunes, several km long, continuously lies in the lowland of Khugnu Khan Mountain. Sand dunes represents landscape, climate & ecology of Gobi Desert, in this region.
Day 3: After breakfast - drive to Khustai National Park - lunch time - search and explore wild horses in Khustai national park - Nomadic Festival arena /50km/ - drive to Ulaanbaatar /50 km/ - transfer to your accommodation.
At 2pm we will reach Nomadic Festival arena. The event will begin with Mongolian long song and horse head fiddle performance as a tradition. Then 16 strong wrestlers will compete in the 1st round of wresting competition, followed by the archery competition and musical performance of a local artists. Archers will perform archery showcase and spectators are welcome to try. Also a group of locals will perform traditions of moving with a Ger loaded on a yak cart. Horse racing will follow soon after the little jockeys sing Giingoo - a special song echo for racing horses. The winners of the competiotions will be awarded with sheep and other traditional gifts of nomad. And visitors have the opportunity to meet the competitors and take photos.