• Day 1. Ulaanbaatar • Day 2. Mongolian Secret History Complex – Mongolian Lunar New Year’s Eve (L/D). • Day 3. Mongolian Secret History Complex – Mongolian Lunar New Year’s Day (B/L/D). • Day 4. Mongolian Secret History Complex • After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Check-in to a hotel and enjoy a free day (B). • Day 5. DepartureDescription
Lunar Calendar New Year or Tsagaan Sar (white moon) as Mongols call it, is the biggest event on the festival calendar for Mongols. The preparation involves thorough cleaning the house, settling of old debts and grudges, preparation of vast amount of traditional Mongolian food. It is a family celebration where younger family members visit and greet the elderly family members and a chance for extended family get to meet one another and get to know each other. Mongols wear their best and new traditional costumes and wish the year ahead turns out auspicious and healthy for them.
Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to a hotel. Optional half- and all-day tours are available. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 2. Mongolian Secret History Complex – Mongolian Lunar New Year’s Eve
Pick up from your hotel. Drive to Mongolian Secret History Complex. After a light lunch, enjoy a short rest. Visit a Ger library to learn about Mongolian traditional literature and Mongolian shamanism. Visit the hut and the statue of Tiv Tenger Shaman who was one of the advisers to Chinggis Khaan followed by tasting traditional Mongolian vodka distilled from milk. Traditional art performances and Mongolian Traditional Costume Fashion Show. Play the traditional sheep anklebone games and take part in a friendly competition. In the evening visit a herder’s family. Guests are welcome to participate in cooking the New Year’s Eve dishes, “Buuz” and “Bansh” and will become “a member” of the family in the customs of celebrating the New Year’s Eve. Stay overnight in a hotel (L/D).
Day 3. Mongolian Secret History Complex – Mongolian Lunar New Year’s Day
Guests will be shown the customs of making the patterns of the New Year and are welcome to follow. Then they will visit a herder’s family to join the customs of the traditional Mongolian New Year's greetings. Take photos dressed in costumes of ancient kings and queens and learn Mongolian traditional dance. Watch a documentary about the Mongolian ways of living and culture. Later in the day enjoy a short horse riding trip. Stay overnight in a Ger camp (B/L/D).
Day 4. Mongolian Secret History Complex
After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Check-in to a hotel and enjoy a free day (B).
Day 5. Departure
Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.Highlights
: Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaDuration
: 5 days Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.