Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Highlights

Meeting the people of Mongolia that once conqured half of the ancient world, stargazing while soaking up yourself in the hot spring, relaxing in the vast grasslands, exploring the Great White Lake, and hiking into a volcano crater.  I am planning for all that and coinciding with the Naadam Festival, the Mongolians favorite yearly festival, join me in this exhilarating journey.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaMongolian Horse Roping in Naadam Festival

Highlights
- Visit anancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire in 13th century, Karakorum
- Witness the Naadam Festival, a sophisticated and eloquent expression of nomadic culture
- Visit the Orkhon Valley and waterfall, a UNESCO the World Heritage site,where nomadic pastoral traditions that lasted more than 2000 years
- Sleep in Traditional Ger and spend time with Nomadic Family
- Ride a camel to the sand dunes
- Hike into the dormant volcanic crater of Khorgo Mountain
- Visit an ancient canyon, Chuluut Canyon
- Explore the Great White Lake surrounded by extinct volcanoes
- Soak in the Tsenkher Hot Spring, good for treatment of skin problems and joint diseases

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGathering for Naadam Festival

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaArchery game in Naadam Festival

It is the goal to hit a row of leather balls right in the middle. The arrows are equipped with large wooden arrowheads. With a single shot, a skillful archer can remove several balls from the line.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaPeople walking over for Naadam Festival in the evening
 
Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaDance performance at Naadam Festival

Naadam Festival a sophisticated and eloquent expression of nomadic culture, a celebration of national independence, showcasing 3 of the manly sports, the wrestling, horseracing and archery, and embracing many elements of arts, such as singing, dancing and performing.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaDomesticated animals grazing in Orkhon Valley

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaOrkhon Valley near Karakorum ancient city

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGers in Orkhon Valley

A UNESCO the World Heritage site, where nomadic pastoral traditions that lasted more than 2000 years.  The seat of the imperial power of the steppes, one of those was Karakorum a ruins now once an ancient capital of Great Mongolia Empire of Genghis Khan's.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaErdene Zuu Khiid, a monastery 

Erdene Zuu Khiid was build from stones from the nearby ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum were used in its construction.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGreat White Lake also known as Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGreat White Lake

We will explore the Great White Lake a beautiful lake of stunning landscape surrounded by extinct volcanoes.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaYaks drinking near Tsenkher hot springs

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGrasslands of Tsenkher hot springs

Tsenkher hot springs is well-known for its healing properties for articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. Sitting in the pool drinking while seeing stars at the dark sky is one of the favorite activity.


Khorgo Mountain is a dormant volcano. We will climb into the stunning Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 80 meters.

Let's Experience the Mongolian Way of Life - The Naadam Festival starting at Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaRide a camel in the sand dunes