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Winter horse festival tour

Since Mongolia is known as the land of the horse, and Mongols have a reputation for being the best horsemen on Earth. Behind all this is the traditional horse culture, especially their unique skill during winter. Our main purpose is to keep this horse culture and spread it to the world through the Winter Horse Festival event. 

It is possible to see the highest number of horses and horse herders at one time.

Duration: 3 days / 3 Nights
Based on 4 per person  250 
Based on 2 per person  430 


DETAIL TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1. ARRIVE IN CHINGGIS CITY AND PREPARE FOR THE FESTIVAL
After breakfast, drive to Chinggis city center of Khentii province from Ulaanbaatar city. On the way have lunch at Tsenkhermandal soum, dinner at Chinggis city.


DAY 2. OPENING CEREMONY | COMPETITION | PERFORMANCE
After breakfast, For two unforgettable days, experience the Winter Horse Festival’s colorful parades and thrilling competitions. Have lunch in the camp restaurant. Attend the official opening and to see Horse-Breeders Relay competition, including catching a horse, taming, and training. The celebration dinner and a Nomadic family. We will see and attend a song competition “Song about Horse is who is the best singing song”.  

Overnight stay in the guest house.


DAY 3.  AWARDS CEREMONY AND CHINGGIS CITY
Today we will join again locals and attend the Short Horse Race and Mongolian hunter dog Taiga competition. The first three winners of horses are awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. Lunch in the restaurant.

Dinner at local nomadic family, to see traditional lifestyle closer. We will have an opportunity to ride a horse and take unforgettable loads of pictures. And stay in the nomad family.

DAY 4.  DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you may choose an optional city tour where you can visit cashmere and souvenir stores before departure. (B)

About the Winter Horse Festival

Each year Horse-breeders from near and far destinations come to attend the festival with their horse, to challenge their speed, agility, and accuracy in the competitions. The Festival is organized by the local horse breeders every year. This extraordinary festival gives a great chance for travelers to see Mongolian horses and experience horse herders’ customs and culture. Many interesting activities and competitions expected at the festival including horse racing, energetic performance by local artists, traditional costumes, and professional photographers will take photos of 2000 horses and horse herders show off their skills. During the festival, we can explore the nomadic Mongolian lifestyle, culture, and customs.

 

Tour cost included  

  •  Hotel in Ulaanbaatar for 1 night
  •  Ger camp overnights  
  •  All meals in the itinerary  
  •  Transportation 4 WD vehicle   
  •  English language Guide   
  •  Sightseeing entrance fee
  •  Horse riding  one hour
  •  2 Bottles (0.5ml) water per day    

Tour cost excluded

  • International airfare or train cost
  • Travel Insurances
  • Beverages (soft drinks and alcoholic)
  • Any additional expense not mentioned above
  • Tips for local guide/drivers       

 

 

Gallery

HORSE FORTUNE 2019 photo contest

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