The Ice Festival

In Mongolia, two great events  are held in March - the camel festival and the ice festival.

The Ice festival has become one of the main attractions during the cold winter of Mongolia.

It is annually organized by the locals at Khuvsgul , the purest and the deepest lake of Mongolia.

The interesting sight is definitely the ice sculptures made on the shore of the lake which depict the lifestyle of northern Mongolian people especially the Tsaatans who live in tepees and herd reindeer.

Several programs and competitions are held such as ice skating, dog sledding, horse sleigh race, shagai naadam (traditional game similar to curling) and etc. The participants are mostly the local Mongolians and also people from the  close ethnic tribes in Russia.

If you happen to come to Mongolia around March and interested in experiencing this festival, please contact us at