The Yak Festival


Mongolia is famous for its nomadic culture. People domesticated wild animals like yaks for their daily use.  Yak is considered the most productive animal as its milk and meat is nutritious, fur is warm. It can carry huge loads on its back so Mongolians use yaks for moving and fetching water.

The yak festival is held on July 23rd, in Bat-Ulzii sum, Ovorkhangai province. The programs in the event are fascinating to see: yak race, yak polo, rodeos and beauty contest. As always, Mongolians put their best traditional clothes on to come and participate in this event.

There are many surprises and entertaining activities, thus it has become a local favorite event.  In addition to the fascinating yak festival, you will explore Kharkhorin city, Ugii lake, Tuvkhun temple, and relax in the hot springs of Tsenkher.






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Brief itinerary:

Day 1.      The Ugii Lake

Day 2.      The Tsenkher Hot Springs

Day 3.      Tuvkhun temple & Orkhon valley

Day 4.      Horse riding to the waterfalls

Day 5.      The Yak Festival 

Day 6.      Khugnu-Tarni National Park

Day 7.      Ulaanbaatar


Services included

  • Guiding and driving service

  • Accommodation- family ger stays, ger camps, tent

  • Entrance fee for protected national parks

  • Cultural show and museums

  • Meal B+L+D

  • Drinking water

  • Sleeping bag

Not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Cost for optional activities

  • Excess baggage fee