March is witness to the unique Ice Festival at Lake Khovsgol. This time of year offers the rare opportunity of experiencing one of the deepest winters on the planet with temperatures regularly dropping below -35°C. The wind can make even moderate temperatures seem much colder, so this festival is not for the faint hearted! The enchanting ice festival with horse-sled races, ice rally-driving, wrestling, and tug-o-war are all held on the frozen lake which offers the perfect light in the afternoon for those interested in photography.
In the morning, meet at your hotel lobby. Drive to the airport and we will have a flight to Murun, (Approx. on air 560 km, 1.5 hour & dirt road 120 km, 2 hours) Arrival in Murun, a local driver will take you and will drive to Khuvsgul National Park. Optional dog sledding. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
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 bonfire and sacrificing shamanic ceremony. Free hiking by the lake shore and horse sledding. Overnight in Ger camp.
After breakfast, watch a marathon of skaters and a horse sled racing on the lake. After lunch, you will be driven back to Murun for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. (Approx. on air 560 km, 1.5 hour & dirt road 120 km, 2 hours) Take souvenir and cashmere shopping. Check in your selected hotel.
* The price per person will depend on the size of the group as shown below.
Number of travelersPrice
- Horse ride
- Mongolian traditional food
- Travel Insurance
- Water 1.5 L
- Private transfers
The tour includes:
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities