Cycling in Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Ends Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Variety of landscapes as we cycle through open steppe and larch and pine forests
  • A visit to Erden Zuu Monastery and Genghis Khan's ancient capital
  • Wild camping and overnight at hot springs
  • Attend Naadam Festival and witness traditional games 
The trip Cycling In Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure starts and ends in Ulaanbaatar. It is a mountain biking tour that takes 17 days taking you through Khangai Mountains, Erdenet and Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Cycling In Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Mongolia remains a mysterious presence in the heart of Central Asia, a traditional country where visitors are still an unusual sight. Nomads wander the grasslands, setting up their white gers (tents) where the pasture is lush for their horses. On our bikes, we follow good trails across wide, open steppe, into expansive mountain scenery and through larch and pine forests. Camping wild under the wide skies adds an adventurous edge to what is certainly one of our most intrepid cycle tours. Adding to the experience this special departure spends two days taking in traditional wrestling, archery, horse-riding, bone flicking and Mongolians dressed in their best clothes at the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaator.
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“One of the most fascinating trips I have been on. The beauty of the country is incredible and with such an extreme range of landscapes ( and weather ! ) from the north to the south you would be hard pressed to find more diverse trip in one single country.”
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“A fantastic trip to Sri Lanka. A busy 2 weeks, but we saw and learned so much about the culture, food, history, etc of this beautiful country. The people were so friendly and the food was amazing.”
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“This was our first Exodus experience and we loved it. Having never been on an organised group trip we were not sure what to expect but it all worked perfectly. We found ourselves in stunning countryside, enjoying glorious weather with a great group of people.  The children immediately hit it off and clearly enjoyed the adventure of sharing the activities with new people.  For us camping as a family was an important part of the experience and it couldn't have been made easier.  We also took the option to take the train, enjoying a few days in Paris on the way, which gave us a very welcome break from the car.    Left to our own devices and without all the local knowledge we would not have done or seen so much.  The activities were properly active which gave us a real sense of achievement at the end of the day. There was plenty of down time too, good local food and interesting places to visit.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Ulaan Baatar.
  • Day 2: Morning sightseeing followed by a traditional Mongolian show; overnight train to Erdenet.
  • Day 3: Ride to Tal Tolgoi Well via the small township of Bugat; camp.
  • Day 4: Cross Tuluugiin Pass; camp.
  • Day 5: Arhangai steppe ride through undulating country to open green valley below Mt. Khairkhan (1862m); camp.
  • Day 6: Short climb to cross Kholboogin Pass (1649m) before descending to Khairkhan Lake camp.
  • Day 7: Cycle up Khunjiin River Valley to camp beneath Mt. Chingeltei.
  • Day 8: Short climb past the headwaters of the Khunjiin; descend into Tamir River Valley; camp near Great Rock of Ikh Tamir.
  • Day 9: Half-day ride to Tsetserleg; capital of Arhangai, afternoon free.
  • Day 10: Morning ride in foothills of the Khangai Mountains.
  • Day 11: Cycle across undulating steppe to Mt. Ondor Khairkhan (2312m).
  • Day 12: Ride the Khangai Mountain Range on good jeep tracks; descend to Orkhon River Valley.
  • Day 13: Ride to Karakorum and Erdene Zuu Monastery; overnight in traditional ger camp.
  • Day 14: Drive to Ulaan Baatar, visit sand dunes at Mongol Els; free afternoon.
  • Day 15-16: Two days enjoying the Naadam Festival
  • Day 17: End Ulaan Baatar.
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Accommodation
  • 9 nights wild camping, 4 nights hotels, 2 nights traditional Mongolian gers, and 1 night sleeper train , All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 13 lunches and 15 dinners included
Transport
  • 11 days cycling (including 2 half-days) with 100% vehicle support
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
Others
  • Group normally 4 to 14, plus leader. Min. age 16yrs
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Local bike hire
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Ulaanbaatar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling in Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 465 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 01 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Cycling in Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycling in Mongolia - Naadam Festival Special Departure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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