Tsagaan sar - New Year 2022

Tsagaan sar - New Year 2022

Tsagaan sar: Mongolian New Year 2022 - Year of the Tiger
9 days – 8 nights # 29 January – 6 February ‘22
Ulaanbaatar, Khenti Mountains, Khenti Mountains, Aryabal Temple, Terelj National Park
Folklore, Nature, Adventure, Culture
This program is not suited for less than 6 people traveling together
It may be operated for groups limited by the availability of 4x4 vehicles

The traditions
Similar to other Asian lunar calendars, the Mongol year has followed a lunar calendar with a 12-year animal cycle since ancient times. The New Year symbolizes the coming of spring and the re-awakening of nature. The term 'White Month' is said to refer to dairy products such as milk, which become more plentiful again with the return of Spring. Preparations for the festival will begin in the month before Tsgaan Sar, with plenty of dumplings (buuz) made ahead of time and new clothes made or bought. The festivities start on 'Bituun', the day before Tsagaan Sar, with a feast for all the family containing several traditional dishes. In the morning, it is custom to rise early to greet the dawn of the new year.

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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in tourist yurts:
    • Ulaanbaatar 2 nights
    • Khenti 5 nights
    • Terelj National Park 1 night
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • 8 lunches
    • 9 dinners
  • Mongolia in winter
  • Ulaanbaatar sightseeing
  • Meet nomad people
  • Mongolian New Year
  • Dog sled ride
  • Catch the horses
  • Optional horseback riding
  • Visit. Aryabal Temple
  • Visit Terelj National Park
  • Transportation by 4x4 vehicle
  • Entrances to natural parks and sites visited
  • English-speaking guide, cook, driver
  • Local taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or Domestic airfares
  • Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry Visa and visa fees: € 60 on site
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks except as indicated
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camel and horse rental
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included”


Location Camp Type
Ulaanbaatar Tourist yurt
Khenti Tourist yurt
Tereli National Park Tourist yurt
Accommodations will be confirmed at time of booking
Small note for those who wonder about the comfort of the trip:
The nights are all in the comfortable, well-appointed tourist yurts Nights 3 through 7 are with nomadic breeders. This proximity to nomads can bring you an interesting and enriching experience.

These programs can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
  • Airfare
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: MN02UBN20XX

  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.

Winter in Mongolia:
Winter, the atmosphere, the landscape and the cold encourage us to live at a much slower pace. Livestock occupy most of the tasks. It is necessary to take the animals out in the sun, to clean the stables, to dry the excrement against the stone to make fuel, bring the cattle to drink in the river, distribute the fodder, milk, etc. When the sun is at its zenith, and the cold is less intense. Everyone takes care according to their inspirations. At the end of the afternoon, you have to feed the animals, water them, bring them in before the intense cold of dusk. In the evening, the mother prepares the meal while the man is outside to take care of the cattle. The food is mainly meat, wheat or wheat flour, which is cooked in the form of dough or pancakes. Each moment of the day is accompanied by hot salted tea, with bread to better fight against the cold. Milk, from cow or goat, is precious because cattle provide only a small amount, which is shared among the youngest children. Meetings between neighbors are very frequent, especially after the New Year. From New Year's Day, the evenings begin and will not end until the buuz (steamed meat dumplings) reserves are used up. Neighbors and friends invite each other to drink, eat, chat, and this revival of life makes it possible to forget the rigors of winter, even making one believe in its decline.