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Splendid and shiny - Ice festival

7 days ice festival on huvsgul lake

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The ice festival is as trip in the cold winter, in order to breath fresh air, ideal on the ice of the Huvsgul lake. The Ice festival is accompanied with many traditional games, cultural program, shamans and lamas consultation and telling future etc. The ethnic group of tsaatan and darkhad of people maintain still today the shamanism. Over 1700m above sea level lying Huvsgul lake froze over from January to May/June. Peoples belonging to different ethnic groups live here at home: khalkh mongolians, buriyats and few tsaatan families, reindeer breeder. They live in the high taiga and forest steppe, retain the culture of their ancestors, which are based on shaman and reindeer breeding. This traditional way of life is depending of retaining an intact environment. Yearly organize the native"s this festival around the Huvsgul lake. For them is it a chance to be met everybody, if the hard winter time gives way. The people come by horse sledge and jeeps from all directions. There are competitions in carriages, horse sledge, rope pulling on the ice. Included is Japanese SUMO - on ice, very popular. The participants like sun lights on the ice and the panoramic Horidol Saridag mountain. In addition are possibilities to visit the reindeer breeder.

Highlights

Huvsgul lake, shamans, reindeers, tsaatan family

Short Itenerary
  • Day 1 :Arrivel. Hoteltransfer. Citytour
  • Day 2 :Fly to Murun/Hatgal.
  • Day 3 :Festival days
  • Day 4 :Festival days
  • Day 5 :Festival days
  • Day 6 :Fly to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 7 :Departure
Splendid and shiny - Ice festival

Day 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar . Transfer to ****Hotel. City tour including natural historical museum. (B/L/D)

Day 2

Flight to Murun/ Hatgal. Overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 3

Festival days. There are some series of different cultural and sports games. You can see unique life of  people and shamans. (B/L/D)

 

Day 4

Festival days. There are some series of different cultural and sports games. You can see unique life of  people and shamans. (B/L/D)

 

Day 5

Festival days. There are some series of different cultural and sports games. You can see unique life of people and shamans. (B/L/D)

Day 6

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

Day 7

Transfer for your departure.  (B)

Tour Duration

6 nights / 7 days

Tour Price

Double Room: USD

Single Room: +USD

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size

2 - 8 participants per tour

Small Groups (max. 6 passengers)

Recommended time

March 2011

Included

* 7 day round trip from/to Ulaanbaatar

* Guiding in German or English language

* 2 nights accommodation Ulaanbaatar at ****Hotel

* 4 nights accommodation in Ger camp

* All overland transportation (4WD Van / Capacity 12 seats)

* Welcome-Dinner

* Sightseeing tour in Ulaanbaatar

* Domestic flight to and back Ulaanbaatar

* Ice festival tour

* Visit of UNESCO-Worldcultureheritage, monastery

* Visit of museums in Ulaanbaatar

* Airport Transfers in Ulaanbaatar

* Meals

Not included

gratuity, optional tours and personal extras, International journey, visa fee, equipments and personal spending, single room charge in the hotel, travel insurance, tip, additional beverages and meals

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