Cultural Tours in Mongolia

All the tours we do will give visitors an insight into Mongolia's fascinating culture, but the trips we specifically label "Cultural" aim to show all these different aspects by meeting with local nomadic people and visiting places of cultural significance. Perhaps you will get the chance to ride horses or camels, help to milk the sheep, goats, horses or

horses or cow and walk around some of the beautiful Buddhist temples and monasteries. Apart from the religious community, the population of Mongolia was nomadic until the twentieth century and most of the architectural sights are Buddhist monasteries built in either Tibetan or Manchurian style.

Culture of Mongolia

The culture of a country is defined by its traditions, music, dress, history, art, festivals, language.... in fact everything about that country. So many aspects of Mongolian culture relate to the land itself: the wild and dramatic landscape and the extreme climate, which have led to the development of a nomadic culture which has been possible despite the harsh conditions.

Cultural Trips in Mongolia

01

Festival Tour

This trip is a chance to enjoy some of the best bits of Mongolian culture and scenery. The summer Naadam festival is celebrated in every city, town and village and is a sporting event with horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions.The occasion is an opportunity for everyone to dress up, ride their best horse and make the most of the 2-day Naadam.

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Historical Tour

Historical tour in the central region of Mongolia covers many of the most important sites in the country, including valleys inhabited by Mongolia’s most famous hero, Genghis Khan, and by Zanabazar, the first in a line of reincarnate Lamas who were religious and secular leaders until the Mongolian Revolution in 1921.

Naadam Festival

Naadam is the biggest annual festival among Mongols, and is believed to have existed for centuries in one form or another. Naadam begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians.
After the ceremony, the competitions begin.

Naadam has its origin in the activities that followed the celebration of various occasions like weddings or spiritual gatherings. The activities would typically include military parades and sporting competitions - archery, horse riding and wrestling.

Annual Naadam Festival Mongolia

The main summer Naadam festival is held on 11th and 12th July in Ulaanbaatar. Other towns and villages are usually around this time, but the exact date is decided at the beginning of the summer by the local Governor and can be changed right up to the last moment. The people and horses prepare well in advance with a very strict training regime. It is a great honour to be a winner at the Naadam festival and the prizes nowadays are quite substantial, for example a jeep !

Horse Race in Mongolia

Horse Race

Mongolian horse racing as featured in Naadam is a cross-country event, with races 15–30 km long. The length of each race is determined by age class. For example, two-year-old horses race for ten miles and seven-year-olds for seventeen miles.

Annual Festival of Mongolia

Wrestling

Mongolian traditional wrestling is an un timed competition in which wrestlers lose if they touch the ground with any part of their body other than their feet or hand. When picking pairs, the wrestler with the greatest fame has the privilege to choose his own opponent.

Annual Events of Mongolia

Archery

In this competition both men and women participate. It is played by teams of ten. Each archer is given four arrows; the team must hit 33 "surs". Men fire their arrows from 75 meters away while women fire theirs from 65 meters away.

Scheduled Cultural Tours

When choosing which trip you want to do you will need to consider the tour dates, the cost the length of the tour and type of accommodation. See the chart below:

Naadam Festival Opeining Ceremony

$1895

Naadam Festival Cultural Adventure

 Mountain, Forest, Steppe

Total Days: 9 days

Tour Days: 7 days

Accommodation: Ger Camp

Support Vehicle: YES

Total Distance: 1500 km

06.07.21 - 14.07.21

Historical Tours in Mongolia

 $2295

The Secret History of Mongolia

 Khangai Mountain, Steppe

Total Days: 10 days

Tour Days: 8 days

Accommodation: Ger Camp

Support Vehicle: YES

Total Distance: 1500 km

18.06.21 - 27.06.21

  Need help Planning Your trip ?  Contact: info@mongolia.co.uk

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