ACE FESTIVAL

ice festival tour 6 days

Map of Khuvsgul

Overview

Each March residents of the Khuvsgul Lake area celebrate the Festival of Ice. The festival involves a great variety of activities and competitions, including Ice Sumo, ger building with ice, ice skating and sleigh rides, all on or by the shores of the beautiful Lake Huvsgul. This two-day event is also a shamanist ceremony of offering and provides a fascinating insight into the Tsaatan people's way of life.

Itinerary

From €395* 

/person/

6
days

*prices vary according to group size

Day 1 Visit Ulaanbaatar

Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to hotel, settling in, and rest. Will take you in the restaurant of your choice. Let’s immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful national history museum. Discovery of Chinggis khan square  and the House of Parliament. Overnight we will stay in Hotel.

Day 2 Flight to Murun

After breakfast on the second day we are planned to fly Murun, center of “Khuvsgul” province and transfer to Khuvsgul lake. We will continue our picturesque journey drive to Lake Khuvsgul, the second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia with over one percent of the world’s freshwater and a maximum depth of 262m. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger. B/L/D

Day 3 Enjoy Ice Festival

After a relaxing morning breakfast, enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounding Lake Huvsgul in the winter and the event of the Ice Festival, which involve such as: Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger. B/L/D

  • Grand opening Ceremony of the festival

  • Skating Marathon

  • Local handcraft's make in ice ger

  • Sacrificing ceremony for the lake Khuvsgul

Day 4 Second day

After an enjoying morning breakfast, begin the second day of the Ice Festival contests, which involve: Enjoy the Winter Photographing at the Khuvsgul lake. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in ger.B/L/D

  • Wrestling competition on the ice 

  • Horse sledge Races

  • Anklebone-Shooting game

  • Competition for car driving skill on the ice

  • Closing ceremony & bon fire in the evening 

Day 5 Back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar by pave road. It is total 700km but asphalt road. Simple lunch will be at local restaurant. He will transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel. B/L/D

TOUR BRIEF

Duration: 5 nights / 6 days

Activities: Visiting cultural heritage sites, experiencing nomad culture, exploring varied natural landscapes. 

Distance: 1600kms 

Group: Min 2 - Max 10

Season: February-March 

PRICE

2       pax       550

3-4    pax       500€

5-8    pax       450€

9-12  pax       395€

PRICE INCLUDES

PRICE NOT INCLUDES

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport

  • 2 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included

  • Full pension during the tour 

  • Water

  • 3 nights in ger with a host family,

  • Journeys in Japanese or Russian 4WD jeep or minibus with Air con + Driver 

  • Petrol

  • English or french-speaking guide

  • Entrance fees for parks and museum indicated in the program

  • Traditional show

  • International transport 

  • Passport and visa fees

  • Repatriation insurance 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Drinks / alcohols extras

  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program

  • Single room supplement: Single supplement is available at 50 euros in the hotel (for 1 nights) Single ger supplement: Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at ger camps

OUR PARTNERS:

OTGOODOR LLC

Residence-41, Bayangol district

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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+976 99085318

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