General

Celebrate Mongolian Traditional New Year with Nomadic Family. You can feel real life of Mongolians. We celebrate Tsagaan Sar, the lunar new year, in late January or February each year. This year, Tsagaan Sar will begin on Febraury 27-29, 2017,  To travel to Mongolia for Tsagaan Sar in 2017.

Itinerary

Day 1.  Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available.

Day 2. Kharakhorum

Make your way to the small town of Kharakhorin in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley. Kharakhorin was the site of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongolian Empire. Visit Mongolia’s oldest monastery, 16th century Erdene Zuu, home to some of the nation’s most profound art and architecture. After exploring Kharakhorin, spend the night at a ger camp in the surrounding countryside

Day 3. Hugnu Han

Drive to Hugnu Han Natural Reserve which is mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. We will visit local herders and experience the hospitality of the nomads. Today is Bituun, Tsagaan Sar Eve, is a day of preparation. The family cleans the ger (nomadic dwelling) and makes sure that everything starts the new year full: piles of firewood, containers of flour, and, with the evening feast, everyone’s stomachs.

Day 4. Hugnu Han

On Shiniin Negen, the first day of Tsagaan Sar, families rise early to greet the year’s first sunrise. Then, people greet each other in a tradition called zolgolt, in which the younger person holds the older person’s arms in a symbol of respect. During the greeting ceremony, family members hold long pieces of colored cloth called khadag. After the ceremony, the extended family eats rice with curds, dairy products and buuz(steamed dumplings) and drinks airag(fermented mares milk).

Day 5. Hugnu Han

We will visit second nomadic family. We will ride horse and camel.

Day 6. Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

Day 7. Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and travel to airport for international departure.

Tour info

The tour price includes the following services

Accommodation during the trip
Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
English Speaking guide
Three meals (B,L,D)
Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
The tour price does not include the following services

International Airfare
Personal items
Optional activity costs
Alcoholic drinks
Travel insurance

Available departures

Celebrate Mongolian Traditional New Year with Nomadic Family. You can feel real life of Mongolians. We celebrate Tsagaan Sar, the lunar new year, in late January or February each year. This year, Tsagaan Sar will begin on February 09-11, 2016, the first day of the Year of the Blue Sheep. To travel to Mongolia for Tsagaan Sar in 2016. Visit the Erdene-Zuu moanstery in Kharakhorum
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