Beauty of Mongolia Tour with NAADAM FESTIVAL

A real chance for you to experience the tradition and culture of the people of this unique country. A chance to try the local foods and beverages.

Beauty of Mongolia Tour with NAADAM FESTIVAL

Naadam festival continues to tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games.

Beauty of Mongolia Tour with NAADAM FESTIVAL

Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls.

13 Days
Starts from: 2415 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2016

Naadam jul 05 Festival jul 17

Naadam festival continues to tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games.

Why do people travel to Mongolia from such far flung countries? 60% of our clients replied with one voice: "beautiful scenery".
Our country is one of the biggest in the world, from East to West 1500 miles and 80% of this is untouched by humans. So travellers dream of discovering new and wild land and fascinating nature.
If you want to explore exotic and untouched places, one of the best ways is our "Beauty of Mongolia Tour". This trip allows you to visit a wide assortment of beautiful and wonderful places in Mongolia, including sand dunes in the Gobi Desert, vast steppe & mountains, freshwater lakes and rivers, ancient monasteries and temples.

Discover more and drive less

Visits to beautiful Terelj, Karakorum, Gobi - Mongolian top attractions

Lifetime opportunity to ride two humped Bactrian camel in their homeland

Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition

Why choose this tour

  • Available with Naadam Festival - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
  • Professional team and high quality services
  • Relax the nights in comfortable and finest tourist camps and enjoy the delicious meals
  • See Takhi, Asian wild horses
  • Includes domestic flight - saves time and provides more comfort!
  • I have discovered Mongolia! brand t-shirt is yours!
  • A chance to see how the real Mongolian authentic Barbecue is made the traditional way!

Full itinerary

Day 1

​(July 05) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival and visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Ulaanbaatar city

Best hotels and optional city tour itinerary.

Day 2

​(July 06) Terelj National Park and visit Chinggis Khaan statue

After breakfast, drive to Giant Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total is 40m high and see as far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. Tour to Terelj National park. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles and horse riding. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

visit nomad family in Terelj NP

Day 3

​(July 07) See Takhi, the Asian wild horse

Early morning drive to Hustai National Park and see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's small museum and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Wild horse

take a photo of wild horse in the their homeland.

Day 4

​(July 08) Visit Ugii Lake

After breakfast, drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area-25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some birding. We will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

in Ugii Lake

Archery is one of the Naadam in Countryside

Day 5

​(July 09) Erdenezuu and Karakorum

After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D). Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B+L+D)

Day 6

(July 10) Local Naadam Festival

Today is the inauguration ceremony of Naadam, opened by the governor of the town. There will be held wrestling, horse racing and archery tournaments. Naadam festival continues to tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. A real chance for you to experience the tradition and culture of the people of this unique country. A chance to try the local foods and beverages. Overnight in tourist camp. B+L+D)

Mongol Naadam

Horse racing

Day 7

​(July 11) Local Naadam Festival and Tuvhun monastery complex

After breakfast, Naadam festival continues on the second day with tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. Trip to Tuvhun monastery and which is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was built in 1654 by Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar. He created the Mongolian Soyombo script, and produced great architecture of Buddhist temples and monastries. The monastery is located on the top of a mountain. Temple will be quite interesting spot - by walking. Overnight in tourist Ger camp. (B+L+D)

Local naadam


Day 8

​(July 12) Ongi Temple

After the breakfast we will drive to Ongi Temple Ruins which had about thousand lamas. It is a ruin of big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of river. On the way we will enjoy the vast steppe of the country. Traditional games and Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Ongi Temple ruins

Day 9

​(July 13) Bayanzag, the land of dinosaur

Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922.) a site famous for the remains of dinosaur which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Flaming Cliffs

photo by Adiya.D

Day 10

​(July 14) Mongolian largest sand dunes and camel ride

After breakfast, you will be driven to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching height of 300 meters in some areas. You will be riding on camel to explore the Khongor sand dunes. The two-humped Bactrian camels are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will lead you safely through the sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman's family to explore their way of life, their culture and traditions. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 11

(July 15) Eagle valley

Today's destination is Yolyn Am, or 'Eagle Valley'. Take a trip to Yol Am and Dungene valley - a wonderfully picturesque place with ice in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. HVisit Gobi museum. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 12

​(July 16) Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khan Palace which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. (B+L+D)

Day 13

(July 17) Departure Mongolia

End of tour. You will be transferred to the airport. (B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner

Services included in the price

Hotel is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4 star hotel
2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast
Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to countryside

Tourist Ger camp:
Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds - very interesting and unique Western toilets and hot shower facility is separate block - shared The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian mealsClick here to see picture of the tourist ger camp

Domestic flight from South Gobi to Ulaanbaatar

Private Transfers on each day:
Air conditioned and comfortable Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 off road van Highly skilled driver Airports pick up and drop off service Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats - Your comfort is our priority!Click here to view picture of the vehiclesthat we use for our tours.

English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time Local guides for horse and camel ride trials Boat driver.

All meals as listed in the itinerary Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts Authentic Mongolian Barbecue Daily supply of bottled water: 3 x 0.5 bottle per day

Entrance fees:
To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees.

Horse ride - 1 hour, Camel ride - 1 hour, Boat trip - 1 hour

A chance to see how the real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way!

Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia.

I discovered Mongolia! brand t-shirt is yours!Click here to see picture of brand t-shirt

Services not included in the price

International airfare or train tickets:
Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.

Mongolia entry visa fee:
Discover Mongolia! provides confirmed clients an invitation letter for obtaining entry visa to Mongolia.

Excess luggage charges:
Free luggage allowance is 15 kg for domestic flights depending on the air company.

Personal expenses:
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

Travel insurance:
Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.

Single room supplement:
Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel (for 2 nights)

Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.

Tour information

​The best time to make this trip:

May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.


We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.


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.


Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.


In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.

Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss, water purifying tablets and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.