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WINTER TOURS

Winter in Mongolia is no joke and is a harsh season for animals and people. However, it is possible to travel to Mongolia during the winter with serious precautions and suitable equipment.

 

You will be able to appreciate the beauty of the wild nature frozen in its white coat, and the warm welcome of the nomadic families always happy to receive visitors in this season when they remain stuck in their winter camp.

You can also share the most important time of the year for the Mongolian people: Tsagaan Sar, the Lunar New Year, and the following month of celebration and festivities. 

We are used to traveling in the Mongolian countryside in winter, and we offer you some programs that will allow you to discover in safety the magic of the unknown and authentic aspect of Mongolia.

Stay with a nomadic family in the Gobi desert - 9 days

Lunar New Year celebration with a nomadic family - 6 days

Combined Ice Festival at Lake Khovsgol and Gobi Desert - 10 days

Camel Festival in the Gobi Desert - 12 Days

Raid at the wheel of a 4x4 on the frozen Khovsgol lake - 10 days

Circuit to meet nomadic families - 13 days

Gobi W1
Tour W1 Travel and Stay with a Nomad Family in the Gobi Desert
9 days - Ulanbator - South Gobi - Ulanbator

Visit the coldest capital in the world, and experience the reality of nomadic life in the Gobi Desert during the harshest time of winter. You will help the nomads and their animals in their winter life.

You will travel through the vast territory of the Gobi Desert immersed in winter, marvelous landscapes of rocky mountains, sand dunes, and endless steppes. 

And you will share the daily life of a nomadic family, taking care of the camels and other animals, such as milking the camels and preparing dairy products (airag), escorting them to the pastures, making them drink at the wells, and you can also admire the camel peak. 

This tour can also be organized in summer.

Briefly: 

 

Total 9 days, 8 nights, about 1000 km.  

 

Program: 1 day in Ulaanbaatar and 7 days in the country, stay in the yurt of a nomadic family of camel herders, in the middle of the Gobi desert

 

Accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel in the capital, 6 nights in the country in yurts  

Example of price / service for an individual trip

Does not include transfers to Mongolia

 

Package price per person: USD 1,324 (based on 4 people)  

 

This price corresponds to the following service:

  • 2 nights in a hotel in the capital (double room) and other nights in gers (yurts) for nomadic families

  • Rental for exclusive use during the duration of the stay of a 4X4 minibus vehicle type UAZ, fuel and maintenance included

  • Local support team of 2 people for the duration of the stay: an interpreter/cook and a driver/mechanic - food and accommodation included 

  • All transfers in the capital at your request

  • Organization of visits and outings in the capital according to your wishes, tickets for the Gandan monastery and the Natural History Museum. Visit of the yurt quarters.

  • All food / beverages provided and prepared while traveling 

  • Arrival and departure dinners in the capital 

  • Rental of camping equipment: tent / bedding / kitchen / cutlery

  • Organization of the stay in the host family, and participation in all the activities of their daily life, including herdsman on horseback or camel

  • Organization of day hikes: sand dunes (by camel), red cliffs in the footsteps of dinosaur bones (by car)

  • Assistance for the purchase of local winter clothing (boots and woolen coat lined with sheepskin) very suitable for winter conditions

  • Rental of a satellite phone and a GPS to be used in the event of an emergency, to provide first assistance within 24 hours

  • Nature reserve crossing/stay fees

W2 tsagaan sar
Circuit W2 Celebration of Tsagaan sar, the Lunar New Year, in the company of a nomadic family
6 days - Ulanbator - Gobi - Ulanbator

Experience the New Year from the inside in the steppes, a privileged moment to discover the soul of the Mongolian people. 

Live a stay between nomads, traditions, nature and culture. Travel the Gobi, visit the mountains in the middle of the steppe during a short trek. 

Visit the ruins of Manzshir Monastery. Meet the nomadic local people of the desert during the most important celebration of the year.

 A journey out of time awaits you 

Briefly: 

 

Total 6 days, 6nakedits, about 650 km.  

Period February - March. (Consult us for dates) 

 

Program: 2 days in the capital and 4 days in the country, stay in the yurt of a nomadic family for the celebration of the Mongolian New Year

1 day Ulaanbaatar – 2 days Tsagaandelger – 1 day Baga Gazriin Chuluu –  1 day Manzshir – 1 day Ulaanbaatar

 

Accommodation: 2 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family – 2 nights at the hotel – 2 nights in yurt camps

 

Transportation: jeep UAZ 

Example of price / service for an individual trip

Does not include transfers to Mongolia

 

Package price per person: USD 999 (based on 4 people) 

 

This price corresponds to the following service:

  • 2 nights in a hotel in the capital (double room), 2 nights in a ger (yurt) for nomadic families, 2 nights in a ger (yurt) in a tourist camp

  • Rental for exclusive use during the duration of the stay of a 4X4 minibus vehicle type UAZ, fuel and maintenance included

  • Local support team of 2 people for the duration of the stay: an interpreter/cook and a driver/mechanic - food and accommodation included 

  • All transfers in the capital at your request

  • Organization of visits and outings in the capital according to your wishes, tickets for the Gandan monastery and the Natural History Museum. Visit of the yurt quarters.

  • All food / beverages provided and prepared while traveling 

  • Arrival and departure dinners in the capital 

  • Organization of the stay in the host family, and participation in all the activities of their daily life, including herdsman on horseback or camel

  • Assistance for the purchase of local winter clothing (boots and woolen coat lined with sheepskin) very suitable for winter conditions

  • Rental of a satellite phone and a GPS to be used in the event of an emergency, to provide first assistance within 24 hours

  • Nature reserve crossing/stay fees

W3 ice festival gobi
Tour W3 Ice Festival at Khovsgol Lake and White Gobi Desert
10 days - Ulanbator - Terelj - Khovsgol - Ulanbator - Gobi - Ulanbator

Discover two faces of Mongolia in winter: the taiga and the immense frozen lake of Khovsgol to the north, and to the south the Gobi desert frozen in the long winter where your nomadic hosts will be delighted to welcome you.

  Near Lake Khovsgol every year the local population organizes the ice festival. On the program of many winter activities and competitions (Sumo on ice, ice skating, sleds, ice sculpture, etc.) This festival is also a shaman ceremony, an open door to the Tsataan culture.

Then you will leave for the Gobi desert, by train, to meet nomadic families. We will also offer you a discovery of the capital to meet local craftsmen.

Briefly: 

 

Total 10 days - about 2950 kms.

Period February - March. (Consult us for the dates of the festival) 

 

Program: 2 ½ days in Ulaanbaatar – 2 days in Terelj – 2 days in Khovsgol – 3 days in Sainshand

 

Accommodation: 2 nights in a yurt with nomadic families – 3 nights at the hotel – 4 nights in yurt camps  1 night on the train

 

Transport by UAZ jeep, plane (Khovsgol), train (Gobi) 

Example of price / service for an individual trip

Does not include transfers to Mongolia

 

Package price per person: USD 1,749 (based on 4 people) 

 

This price corresponds to the following service:

  • 3 nights in a hotel in the capital (double room), 2 nights in gers (yurts) of nomadic families, 4 nights in a ger (yurt) of tourist camp, 1 night in the train  

  • Rental for exclusive use during the duration of the stay of a 4X4 minibus vehicle type UAZ, fuel and maintenance included

  • Local support team of 2 people for the duration of the stay: an interpreter/cook and a driver/mechanic - food and accommodation included 

  • All transfers in the capital at your request

  • Organization of visits and outings in the capital according to your wishes, tickets for the Gandan monastery and the Natural History Museum. Visit of the yurt quarters.

  • All food / beverages provided and prepared while traveling 

  • Arrival and departure dinners in the capital 

  • Organization of the stay in the host family, and participation in all the activities of their daily life, including herdsman on horseback or camel

  • Assistance for the purchase of local winter clothing (boots and woolen coat lined with sheepskin) very suitable for winter conditions

  • Rental of a satellite phone and a GPS to be used in the event of an emergency, to provide first assistance within 24 hours

  • Nature reserve crossing/stay fees

  • Tickets for domestic flights and trains included in the program

W4 camel festival
Tour W4 Camel Festival in the Gobi Desert
12 days - Ulanbator - Gobi - Ulanbator 

Meeting with nomadic families along the road, discovery of the Gobi and participation in the camel festival

Organized by a local association that tries to protect the Mongolian camel, this festival allows you to discover the life of camel breeders and these animals. On the program: camel race, competition for the most beautiful camels, traditional Mongolian music and songs, dancers, camel wool and products on display, camel polo. 

An itinerant circuit in winter in the Gobi, to discover nomadic daily life in winter.

Briefly: 

 

Total 12 days - about 1150 kms.

Period February - March. (Consult us for the dates of the festival) 

 

Program: 2 days Ulaanbaatar – 1 day Erdenedalai – 1 day Saihan-Ovoo – 2 days Bayan Zag – 1 day Khongoriin els – 1 day Dalanzadgal – 1 day Tsagaan tsav – 1 day Baga Gaziin Chuluu

 

Accommodation: 2 nights in a yurt with nomadic families – 2 nights at the hotel – 8 nights in yurt camps  

 

Transportation by UAZ jeep

Example of price / service for an individual trip

Does not include transfers to Mongolia

 

Package price per person: USD 1,524 (based on 4 people) 

 

This price corresponds to the following service:

  • 3 nights in a hotel in the capital (double room), 2 nights in gers (yurts) of nomadic families, 4 nights in a ger (yurt) of a tourist camp  

  • Rental for exclusive use during the duration of the stay of a 4X4 minibus vehicle type UAZ, fuel and maintenance included

  • Local support team of 2 people for the duration of the stay: an interpreter/cook and a driver/mechanic - food and accommodation included 

  • All transfers in the capital at your request

  • Organization of visits and outings in the capital according to your wishes, tickets for the Gandan monastery and the Natural History Museum. Visit of the yurt quarters.

  • All food / beverages provided and prepared while traveling 

  • Arrival and departure dinners in the capital 

  • Entrance tickets to the festival   

  • Assistance for the purchase of local winter clothing (boots and woolen coat lined with sheepskin) very suitable for winter conditions

  • Rental of a satellite phone and a GPS to be used in the event of an emergency, to provide first assistance within 24 hours

  • Nature reserve crossing/stay fees