Do you want celebrate Mongolian Lunar New Year in nomadic family?
Tsagaan sar is Mongolian Lunar New Year-one of the most important holidays. It has been celebrated centuries by Mongolians and marking the end of winter and beginning of spring. Join us in our group: Celebrate Lunar New Year as a member of nomadic family, wear traditional dress ”deel”, taste local food, feel nomadic lifestyle…
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.
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
Optional activity costs