Naadam National Festival

The Naadam Festival originates from Hunnu era (209BC) and is still a highly anticipated and celebrated event throughout Mongolia. It consists of the “Three Manly Games” of archery, wrestling and horse racing. Mongolia officially started celebrating Naadam Festival nationwide on 11 and 12 July each year since 1921.

The Opening Ceremony is the most impressive part of this glorious festival, and everyone loves taking part in it. During the Opening Ceremony visitors can admire the ritual of Genghis Khan’s 9 white flags carried into the stadium by soldiers in the military uniform of Genghis Khan. Hundreds of performers in traditional Mongolian costumes from different eras perform dances and songs for the Opening Ceremony while parading with hundreds of musicians. The main event is of course the archery and wrestling competitions. Mongolian’s travel from all over the country to show their prowess in the main competition of the “Three Manly Sports” held in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar. The famous horse racing happens on the second day outside of the city.

Available: 2014 July 11 and 12 only – must book at least 2 months in advance as tickets are limited

Day TripOvernight tour

Day Trip

-Breakfast at guesthouse.
-Transfer to the National Nadaam Stadium in Ulaanbaatar.
-Attend the Opening Ceremony of Nadaam and see the national parade including traditional costumes, music, dance and the mounted military parade.
-Lunch of traditional Mongolian Khuushuur. This tasty fried mutton dumpling is traditionally eaten during Nadaam.
-Watch the competition in the National Nadaam Stadium. The program for competitions are released a few weeks before the festival.
-Transfer back to guesthouse

Package price in USD, per person:

  • 2 persons: 120 USD
  • 3-4 persons: 100 USD
  • 5-8 persons: 80 USD

Included: Excursion as per itinerary, breakfast and lunch, festival and event tickets, guide service and all transfers.

Overnight Tour

(2 days, 1 night)

Day 1: Opening ceremony
-Transfer to the National Nadaam Stadium in Ulaanbaatar.
-Attend the Opening Ceremony of Nadaam and see the national parade including traditional costumes, music, dance and the mounted military parade.
-Lunch of traditional Mongolian Khuushuur. This tasty fried mutton dumpling is traditionally eaten during Nadaam.
-Watch the competition in the National Nadaam Stadium. The program for competitions are released a few weeks before the festival.
-Transfer back to guesthouse. Spend night in guesthouse dorm room (unless other arrangements made)

Day 2: Horse racing
-Leave early morning by car to the horse racing field. Breakfast on arrival.
-Watch the Nadaam horse races.
-Option to meet with horse trainers, jockeys and Mongolian’s in traditional costumes.
-Picnic lunch
-Transfer back to Ulaanbaatar and guesthouse.

Package price in USD, per person:

  • 2 persons: 230 USD
  • 3-4 persons: 200 USD
  • 5-8 persons: 180 USD

Included: Excursion as per itinerary, breakfast and lunch x2, festival and event ticets, guesthouse dorm room accomodation, guide service and all transfers.

Reserve this tour

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