Naadam Trek

5.0 (7)
7 days 6 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Come along on an exciting horseback adventure to witness the renowned cross-country horse racing at Mongolia's national games during the Naadam festival. This traditional Mongolian event offers a unique and thrilling experience as horses race to the finish line amidst a festive atmosphere. The itinerary includes two days of horse riding, two days at the festival and a day of celebration and relaxation at the base camp. 

Naadam features horse racing, wrestling and archery competitions, with wrestling and archery taking place in Ulaanbaatar stadium and horse racing in the countryside. You'll have the opportunity to witness the horse racing up close and enjoy private demonstrations of wrestling and archery. Immerse yourself in the vibrant celebrations alongside Mongolian horse trainers and jockeys, experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the country from horseback.

US$ 1 200
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Ulaanbaatar
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Anujin M.
Anujin M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My journey began with a dream to explore the world, starting with my beloved Mongolia. Having almost completed this adventure, I transitioned into the role of a social media marketer at our company in 2019. It's been a thrilling experience to witness the joy and excitement in the eyes of my guests as they discover the pristine landscapes and immerse themselves in our captivating history. At our company, trust and reliability are our cornerstones. We strive to provide an experience that's not just about visiting places, but about forging connections with the heart of Mongolia. It's an honor to introduce travelers to the raw beauty and rich heritage of my native land. Welcome to Mongolia, a land where ancient history meets untouched wilderness. As the proud owner of a family travel tourism company, my love for exploration and showcasing the beauty of my homeland runs deep. Having traversed the vast landscapes and absorbed the rich history myself, I understand the yearning for authentic, secure travel experiences.

Tour highlights

Experience Our Rich Cultural Heritage
This tour is the best way to learn everything about Mongolia's culture
Mongolia Events
Be Part of the Celebration
You'll witness races, parades and competitions while enjoying the atmosphere of the fairs
Be Our Guest
Stay at a traditional Mongolian home and get ready to a true feast with local dishes served

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive at our base camp where you will meet the other trek participants over dinner. You will have a briefing on the trek ahead. It is very important that you arrive on the 8th of July (or earlier).

Day 2
Let's Travel
Day 3
Race Day
Day 4
Nadaam Opening Ceremony
Day 5
End of the Race
Day 6
Celebration
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Experience with horses and outdoor experience strongly recommended. There are several long days of riding. You need to be comfortable managing your horse independently (leading your horse on foot, riding through crowds, finding your way from the festival grounds to the camp site).

Experience with horses helps, but beginners are very welcome. During the trek we will have a beginner group with several horsemen to help you. We have had total beginners on the Naadam trek, and they had wonderful time. We will provide beginners with safety helmets.

Tack: A mix between Western and Mongolian.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Camp Site
6 nights
6 nights
Traditional Mongolian Ger

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Ulaanbaatar
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • horses;
  • guides;
  • support van;
  • cook;
  • 2 days of Naadam horse races;
  • wrestling/racing/archery demonstration at our site;
  • special cookout with traditional “khorhog”;
  • 3 meals per day;
  • pickups and drop off.

Extras

  • flight;
  • optional activity cost;
  • excess baggage charges;
  • travel Insurance;
  • health Insurance;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please bring your own riding clothes. Helmets will be provided.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • TL
    tom linnington
    29 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Well what a surprise, I had a wonderful time too, despite the short duration of my stay! It provided me with a good glimpse into the life of Mongol/nomads. The team was well organized; the family team was hospitable, and I was impressed by the thoroughness and attention to detail of the business.It was the perfect introduction to Mongolia and horseback riding! All the best.
    29 Oct, 2023
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    Luke
    7 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Thank you so much for your excellent organisation and assistance with us novice riders. I also want to express my gratitude to Mendee for maintaining the camp and Baynaa for her fantastic cooking and lovely smiles. This experience has been a major highlight of my journey and a significant moment in my life. I look forward to the possibility of seeing all of you again in the near future.
    7 Sep, 2023
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    Emurph4
    22 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    My wife and I had an incredible experience, one of the best we've ever had. It was a bit challenging for me, riding 30-40 km daily, and my wife is more experienced than me. Despite that, I enjoy challenges and this was just what I needed after two years of city life in Korea. Under the guidance of Rinston, our three-person team took care of all the arrangements and constantly checked in with us to ensure we were comfortable with the tasks. We are already thinking about returning to ride with this team again in the future.
    22 Jun, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 200
    7 – 13 Jul, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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