Lunar New year

Do you want celebrate Mongolian Lunar New Year as a member of a Mongolian nomadic family? 

Mongolian Lunar New Year is the second most important national holiday of Mongolia. The herders celebrate the new year widely with tradition of greetings with snuff bottle exchanges and arm greetings. Therefore the highlights for this tour and celebration are playing traditional games, receiving gifts just for visiting and traveling on horse. The tour is a great chance to experience a Mongolian custom and winter while traveling in a comfortable transport and staying at nomadic family not in touristic area. 

Group size Min 1-2, max 6 (big groups are available)
Duration 2nights 3 days 
 Tour type  National Holiday
Meals  3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Accomodation Nomadic Family
   

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
Activity: Celebrate LNY as a member of a Mongolian family, Wear national clothes, taste local food, Experience nomadic family and horse riding,

Lunar holiday: http://mongolian4seasonstravel.com/lunar-holiday 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY - DAY BY DAY

National Festival

Day 1 New Year Eve with Nomad family /called Bituun/

We meet in UB and drive to nomadic family, visit Nomadic family and hostess will cheer you by Mongolian traditional milk tea and pot roast. After that you will start work and help to them because that day is very busy because New Year Eve according to the Lunar Calendar. You will enjoy whole day with nomad family as their family member. And then visit to the neighbor nomad family by horse. Overnight in the ger of the nomad family.

 

Day 2 The First Day of the New Year

 It is a day Mongolians wear their nicest national dress “Deel”. Hostess makes traditional milk tea and offer best of it first to the earth, then to their shrine, next to the oldest person of the family or host of the family and then serve each member of the family. And then people greet each other by age category younger people come to elders at traditional way of arm greeting. The gathered people in the nomad family play traditional game colourful frogs with the ankle bones, snapping ankle bones, racing horse, flicking ankle bones. You will easy to learn many different games and enjoy the Mongolian Culture. Overnight in the ger of the nomad family.

Day 3 Second day of Lunar New Year

Breakfast with nomad family members, and say Good bye to them. And then drive back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip.

 

GALLERY

         Price includes:

  • Accommodation during the local trip
  • Driver+4WD vehicle+petrol
  • English speaking tour guide/cook/
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Camel, horse riding with local guide
  • Bottled water supply for 1.5 liter p.p everyday
  • Entrance fees for the national parks and museum
  • Visa support & invitation letter
  • Sleeping bag

        Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Personal Items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Accommodation in UB city
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Tips for driver & guide

 

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