The First Day of Lunar New Year

The herder's family members should be together and greetings to the their oldest man.

Celebrate like a Locals

Really nice chance to celebrate the lunar new year with nomads.

3 Days
Starts from: 262 USD
Group size : 2< people

Schedule 2016 & 2017

2017 Jan.26 2017 Jan.28
2018 Feb-15 2018 Feb-17
4 or more Pax: 225 USD 3 Pax: 262 USD
2 Pax: 337USD 1 Pax: 560USD

Price Conditions:
* Free of charge: 0-3 years old child
* 20% discount : 4-11 years old child
* Currency: USD / Per person

Do you want celebrate Mongolian Lunar New Year as a member of a Mongolian nomadic family?

Mongolian Lunar New Year is the second most important national holiday of Mongolia. The herders celebrate the new year widely with tradition of greetings with snuff bottle exchanges and arm greetings. Therefore the highlights for this tour and celebration are playing traditional games, receiving gifts just for visiting and traveling on horse. The tour is a great chance to experience a Mongolian custom and winter while traveling in a comfortable transport and staying at nomadic family not in touristic area.

Why choose this tour

  • Celebrate Lunar New Year as a member of a Mongolian family.
  • Wear national dress “Deel”
  • See Mongolian traditional greetings
  • Taste local food and drinks
  • Experience nomadic family
  • One hour horse riding

Full itinerary

Day 1

Preview of the New Year Eve with Nomad family /called Bituun/

Meet in Ulaanbaatar with our representatives drive out of Ulaanbaatar and meet Nomad family members and hostess will cheer you by Mongolian traditional milk tea and pot roast. After that you will start work and help to them because that day is very busy because New Year Eve according to the Lunar Calendar. You will enjoy whole day with nomad family as their family member. And then visit to the neighbor nomad family by horse. Overnight in the ger of the nomad family (L+D)



Visiting at Older family

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Day 2

The First Day of the New Year

This morning Mongolians orientate and men climb the nearest hill or a mountain to see the first sun of the upcoming year to be more wealthy, in good health and full of success. It is a day Mongolians wear their nicest national dress “Deel”. Hostess makes traditional milk tea and offer best of it first to the earth, then to their shrine, next to the oldest person of the family or host of the family and then serve each member of the family. And then people greet each other by age category younger people come to elders at traditional way of arm greeting. The gathered people in the nomad family play traditional game colourful frogs with the ankle bones, snapping ankle bones, racing horse, flicking ankle bones. You will easy to learn many different games and enjoy the Mongolian Culture. Overnight in the ger of the nomad family. (B+L+D)


Meet and Celebrate with nomads

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Day 3

Second Day of New Year

Breakfast with nomad family members and say Good bye to them. And then drive back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip. (B)


Nomadic lifestyle

Included

  • Accommodation in nomad family
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Entrance fees
  • Horse ride trial

Not included

  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Optional activity cost
  • Alcoholic drinks

Tour information

​Guide:

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a winter jacket, gloves and snow booth. Don't forgot first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.

​Transport:

This trip use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days.