For Early Birds! 2017
Schedule 2016 & 2017
|Mar 02||Mar 05|
|more than 4 Pax: 783 USD||3 Pax: 853 USD|
|2 Pax: 992 USD||1 Pax: 1410 USD|
* Free of charge: 0-3 years old child
* 20% discount : 4-11 years old child
* Currency: USD / Per person
The festival involves a great variety of activities and competitions, including Ice Sumo, ger building with ice, ice skating and sleigh rides, all on or by the shores of the beautiful Lake Huvsgul.
Each March residents of the Huvsgul Lake area celebrate the Festival of Ice. The festival involves a great variety of activities and competitions, including Ice Sumo, ger building with ice, ice skating and sleigh rides, all on or by the shores of the beautiful Lake Huvsgul. This two-day event is also a shamanist ceremony of offering and provides a fascinating insight into the Tsaatan people's way of life. For a trip with a difference!
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(Mar 02) Flight to the Huvsgul National Park
In morning meet in your hotel. Drive to the airport and we will have a flight to Murun, the capital of Huvsgul province (1.5 hours). Upon your arrival in Murun, a local driver will take you and will drive to Huvsgul National Park. Free hiking by the lake shore and skaters are invited to prepare for skating and warming up skate on the thick black ice of the lake. Non skating spectators would have a chance to see skaters or involve optional activities of horse riding, horse sledding, dog sledding and cultural visits to nomads. Stay overnight in Ger camp. (L+D)
Visit to Khuvsgul National Park
(Mar 03) Ice Festival opening ceremony
After breakfast, attend Ice festival opening ceremony, Ice creation competition, Ice Sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, and Shaman Ceremony and National Folklore concert. After lunch, visit Horidol Saridag Mountain to meet with a reindeer breeding family & explore their tradition and nomadic life. You will watch bonfire and sacrificing shamanic ceremony. Overnight in tourist camp. (B + L + D)
Mar 04) Ice Festival and International Marathon
After breakfast, Reindeer sleigh event, Competition of horse sledding and reindeer sledding on ice of lake, Competition of driving jeep on ice, skating, fishing and lots of games, Lunch, Horse sledding trip on the ice of Khuvsgul lake. Horse riding trip along the lake shore. Overnight in tourist camp. (B + L + D)
(Mar 05) Flight to Ulaanbaatar
Today you will be driven back to Murun with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar to end your trip. (B)
B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner
Departure from Khuvsgul National Park
Services included in the price
Domestic flights to/from Huvsgul
Accommodation in tourist ger camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Meals as listed
1 hour horse riding
Services not included in the price
Optional activity cost
Hotels and meals in Ulaanbaatar
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.
Personal things to bring with you:
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.
Mongolia Winter - Snow & Ice Festival 4 - Days
Each March residents of the Huvsgul Lake area celebrate the Festival of Ice. The festival involves a great variety of activities and competitions, including Ice Sumo, ger building with ice, ice skating and sleigh rides, all on or by the shores of the beautiful Lake Huvsgul. This two-day event is ...