Ice Festival

Route: 

Khuvsgul province-Ice Festival

Duration: 

6 nights / 7 days

Price From:

US$ 1366

Region:

Khuvsgul province

Day 1/ Mar 01 (Thu). Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to a hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available. 

Day 2/ Mar 02 (Fri). Erdenet city

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive to Erdenet city, 370km from UB and it  will take about 6 hours. Erdenet is the second largest city in Mongolia and the capital of aimag(province) of Orkhon. Officially known as Bayan-Ondor soum. The city hosts the fourth largest copper mine in the world. Stay overnight in a local hotel (L/D).

Day 3/ Mar 03 (Sat). Khuvsgul province

After breakfast, we drive and arrive in Murun, center of Khuvsgul province. Upon arrival, drive to the frozen lake Khuvsgul. Have dinner and spend the night in a Ger camp on the lake shore (B/L/D).

Day 4/ Mar 04 (Sun). Ice Festival / Ice Marathon

After a relaxing breakfast, enjoy the opening ceremony of the Ice Festival. Watch traditional Mongolian folk music concert and a shamanic ritual. Today will mark the beginning of the first round of the Ice Marathon.  Ice skaters will participate in a 100km race. Guests will have plenty of opportunities for photography, horse riding on the frozen lake, and a visit to a nomadic family in the area. After dinner, a foreigner wearing the best Mongolian Deel will be elected and awarded with a medal and a certificate by the office of the province governor (B/L/D).

Day 5/ Mar 05 (Mon). Erdenet city

Breakfast at the Ger camp and drive back to Erdenet city. Have a leisurely day and spend the night in a local hotel (B/L/D).

Day 6/ Mar 06 (Tue). Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we drive to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to a hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available (B/L).

Day 7/ Mar 07 (Wed). Departure

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to airport for the international departure (B/L).

Guaranteed date

01st of March – 07th of March / 2018

Tour includes:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • English-speaking guide at all times
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in Ger camps
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeured 4WD jeep, bus in the city area
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary                                   

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fees, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as items of personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 33 pounds / 15 kilograms), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition of quarantine restrictions, etc.), optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc.

 

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

 

  • backpack or soft bag
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number