Winter events and Festivals in 2019
Lunar New Year 2019
Date:04.February - 05.February
Location: Nuuts Tovchoo Tourist Camp
Contact phone: +976-9999-3200
In Mongolia around the New Year for example, families burn candles at the altar symbolizing Buddhist elightenment. A typical Mongol family will meet in the home dwelling of the eldest in the family. Many people will be dressed in full garment of national Mongol costumes.When greeting their elders during the White Moon festival, Mongols perform the zolgokh greeting, grasping them by their elbows to show support for them.
Khansonor Eagle Festival
Date: 09.February - 10.February
Location: Altantsugts sum, Bayan-Olgii aimag
Contact phone: +976-9962-3893
The Eagle Festival is an annual traditional festival held in Bayan-Ölgii aimag, Mongolia. In the eagle festival, Kazakh eagle hunters (Burkitshi) celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers. Prizes are awarded for speed, agility and accuracy, as well as for the best traditional Kazakh dress, and more.
Ulaanbaatar Winter Festival
Date: 16.February - 17.February
Location: Sky Resort ski resort
Contact phone: +976-7013-8687
Customers are able to relax in the fresh air for both ski resorts and restaurants with a capacity of 300 people or Clubhouse restaurant. We organize exciting events every year, and it is the largest snow sport event in Mongolia, which is held in the March and April of every year, and the traditional Russian and Chinese traditional spring festival.
“Tsas” Reindeer Festival
Location: Khuvsgul aimag
Contact phone: +976-8942-9080
Tsaatan people are reindeer herders and live in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia. Originally from across the border in what is now the Tuva Republic of Russia, the Tsaatan are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. They survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic Ulaan taïga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year.
Date: 3.March - 4.March
Location: Ulaanbaatar city
Contact phone: +976-7013-8687
There are an estimated 250 eagle hunters in Bayan-Ölgii, which is located in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolian. Their falconry custom involves hunting with golden eagles on horseback, and they primarily hunt red foxes and corsac foxes. They use eagles to hunt foxes and hares during the cold winter months when it is easier to see the gold colored foxes against the snow.
Camel – Ice Fishing Festival
Date: 2.March - 3.March
Location: Zavkhan sum, Khyargas Lake, Airag Lake
Contact phone: +976-8845-0001
The rivers and lakes of Bayan-Olgii, Western part of Mongolia, are also great spots for fishing and stocked full of trout, salmon, and other freshwater fish. Ice fishing as well as fly fishing are especially popular. All of Bayan-Olgii drains into the Great Lakes depression of Mongolia, and is a self contained watershed. There are 5 species of fish that inhabit this watershed including the Taimen, Lenok Trout, Osman, Grayling, and Pike.
Ten Thousand Camel Festival
Date: 6.March - 7.March
Location: Umnugovi(south Gobi)
Contact phone: +976-9514-4470
Ten Thousand Camel Festival, held in the middle of the amazing Gobi Desert of Mongolia is already one of the most famous winter festivals in the world. This thrilling festival was first initiated in 1997 by the locals of Umnugovi (South Gobi) province to celebrate Mongolian camels, to conserve the 2-humped Bactrian camel species, pass the rich Mongolian camel breeding heritage to the next generation, and also to promote winter tourism in Mongolia.