Khuvsgul lake, Ice festival tour /4 days/

Short description

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

Tour itinerary
  • Day 1/March 1/ - Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia
    Pick you up our driver and guide from Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to Your hotel. Visit local outdoor market /bazaar/, Gandan Monastery and Mongolia national museum. Evening Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar city. Over night at Hotel
  • Day 2/March 2/ - Khuvsgul lake national park
    In the morning, meet our representative at your hotel lobby. Drive to the airport and we will have a flight to Murun, (Approx. on air 560 km, 1.5 hour & paved road 120 km, 2 hours). Arrival in Murun, our guide and a local driver will take you and drive to Khuvsgul National Park.
  • Day 3/March 3/ - Ice festival, Opening ceremony
    After breakfast, attend Ice festival opening ceremony, Ice carving competition, Ice Sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, and Shaman Ceremony and National Folklore concert. You will watch the bonfire and sacrificing a shamanic ceremony. Free hiking by the lakeshore and horse sledding.
  • Day 4/March 4/ - Ice festival, International marathon
    After breakfast, watch a marathon of skaters and a horse sled racing on the lake. After lunch, you will be driven back to Murun (Approx. on paved road 120 km, 2 hours. Stay to Hotel relaxing.
  • Day 5/March 5/ - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
    In the morning after breakfast, Fly to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, and you will be transferred to your accommodation. End of tour.
  • Day 6/March 6/ - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country
Essentials
Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Murun
    Distance: 560km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 2 - Murun > Kuvsgul lake
    Distance: 120km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 3 - Ice festival
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 4 - Khuvsgul lake > Murun
    Distance: 120km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 5 - Murun > Ulaaanbaatar
    Distance: 560km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 6 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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