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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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
Guiding and driving service
Accommodation- family ger stays, ger camps, tent
Entrance fee for protected national parks
Cultural show and museums
Cost for optional activities
Excess baggage fee