Spend a magical old-fashioned Christmas with old friends and new in this horse-sleigh Christmas adventure. Get wrapped up warm in your horse-drawn sleigh and prance through the white winter wonderland of Terelj National Park. Dash through the snow and slide over the ice to your Christmas Eve host family. Have a traditional Mongolian celebratory meal of Khorkhog (Beef BBQ) and share your country’s Christmas traditions with your hosts. Make mulled wine and sing carols around an open fire. On Christmas morning exchange gifts and tuck into homemade mince pies. Dog sled to meet reindeer and enjoy your full Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings at a 5* Terelj Hotel.
Dates: 24 – 25 December 2017
PROGRAM: HORSE SLEIGH CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
Collection from your home in Ulaanbaatar and drive to Terelj National Park. Meet your horses and mount up for a 1-2 hour horse trek, heading deeper into the National Park. Have a BBQ lunch and hot drinks around a warming fire including some special christmas treats and traditional music. During lunch you may hear sleigh bells echoing from the mountain side. When your horse drawn sleigh arrives get cozy under blankets and settle back while you dash through the forests and valleys.
You may see foxes, hares and even deer in the silent and snow covered landscape. You will pass herders with their animals and gers with smoking chimneys.
In the late afternoon arrive at your host family. Settle into your festively decorated ger where steaming hot drinks will be awaiting you, and hang your stocking up on the wall. Join the family in making a traditional Mongolian celebratory meal of Khorkhog, and enjoy it together while exchanging tales of your country’s traditions. When the night draws in sing christmas carols around the open fire and exchange your gifts.
Wake up on Christmas morning to a crackling fire in your stove and if you have been good this year, Father Frost may have left you a gift. Enjoy a homemade mince pie breakfast before taking your horse drawn sleigh back across the frozen river. You will hear the dogs baying before you see them waiting for you. Have a speedy ride back to Terelj village behind your team of eager huskies.
At Terelj Hotel meet Santa’s reindeer and see the elegantly decorated christmas trees. Enjoy your Christmas Lunch in a 5 star restaurant and have time to relax and explore the Hotel and their museum or Christmas market.
In the afternoon take a bracing hike to a spectacular view point before driving back to Ulaanbaatar. Drop off at your home.
OUR TOUR INCLUDES:
English speaking guide, private vehicle and fuel, festive gift, horse riding, horse drawn sleigh trek, dog sled 6km, accommodation in festive decorated shared ger next to herder family, meals as per itinerary including seasonal food and Christmas Lunch at Terelj Hotel, guided hikes, all entrance fees and taxes, drinking water.
Vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requirements can be catered for.
Kid Friendly (additional children’s activities available)
1,000,000 MNT per person
(Additional night in Terelj Hotel available upon request)
Minimum number of guests: 4, Maximum number of guests: 8
Please contact Bold and Anna to get a full itinerary or to make modifications to meet your needs.
Don’t forget there are other activities to add on too, if you like. Check out our activity page for ideas!
All prices are per person.
30% discount for children age 5-10 years
Children 2-4 years just pay for Christmas Lunch at Terelj Hotel
Children under 2 go for free