The beautiful lake Huvsgul

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.

Winter in Mongolia

Snow & Ice Festival with Discover Mongolia!

Nomadic winter

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Winter Festival

3 Days
Starts from: 785 USD
Group size : 4-8 people

Schedule 2017 & 2018

Mar 02 Mar 04
4 pax or more: 785 USD 3 Pax: 835 USD
2 Pax: 936 USD 1 Pax: 1238 USD

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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Full itinerary

Day 1

​(Mar 02) Flight to the Huvsgul National Park

In the morning, meet at your hotel lobby. Drive to the airport and we will have a flight to Murun, (Approx. on air 560 km, 1.5 hour & dirt road 120 km, 2 hours) Arrival in Murun, a local driver will take you and will drive to Huvsgul National Park. Optional dog sledding. Stay overnight in Ger camp.(L+D)




Visit to Khuvsgul National Park

Day 2

(Mar 03) Ice festival opening ceremony

After breakfast, attend Ice festival opening ceremony, Ice carving competition, Ice Sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, and Shaman Ceremony and National Folklore concert. You will watch bonfire and sacrificing shamanic ceremony. Free hiking by the lake shore and horse sledding. Overnight in Ger camp. (B+L+D)



Openning Ceremony

Day 3

(Mar 04) Ice festival and International marathon, flight to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, watch a marathon of skaters and a horse sled racing on the lake. After lunch, you will be driven back to Murun for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. (Approx. on air 560 km, 1.5 hour & dirt road 120 km, 2 hours) Take souvenir and cashmere shopping. Check in your selected hotel.(B+L+D)
B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner

a marathon,and departure to Ulaanbaatar

Services included in the price


Domestic flights to/from Huvsgul


Accommodation in tourist ger camp


Guiding and interpreting service


Private transfers


Entrance fees


Meals as listed


1 hour horse riding

Services not included in the price


Personal equipments


Optional activity cost


Hotels and meals in Ulaanbaatar


Alcoholic drinks


Travel Insurance

Tour information

​Accommodation:

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.

​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 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.