Thousand Camel Festival 2024 Feb 1-3

Thousand Camel Festival is a wonderful late winter festival and cultural introduce Mongolian camel herders.
The Festival has been organized since 1997 after its first initiation to protect and increase the two-humped Bactrian camel population, help the nomads to exchange experiences, increase the benefit of camels, improve locals’ participation in the natural protection and recovery, develop winter tourism, support the livelihood of the locals, introduce the camel herder Gobi desert nomads’ culture locally and internationally. The Camel Festival is not a tourist event anymore. This is one of the biggest celebrations and festivals the Gobi desert nomads prepare and excitedly wait. The Camel Festival has a significant influence on the value of the camels. Head of the Gobi desert camels has increased from 192.000 to 460.000 nationwide. The camel head grows slow as camels colt after 2 years. The Camel Festival of 2016 was an exceptional celebration - over 6000 camels and 10.000 people gathered. The Guinness Record book registered the 1200 two-humped camel race organized on the Gobi desert steppes.


The Thousand camel festival is organized in the Gobi desert in order to protect preserve the Bactrian camel population. The Main events are camel polo, parade of camel riders, performance by traditional Mongolian musicians and dancers and the best dressed couple competition. Also you can visit significant paleontological sites of the Gpbi desert.


Tour car

We are providing the most reliable and comfortable Japanese all-terrain vehicles during the trip and the most experienced professional licensed tourist drivers. All vehicles are equipped with ample space, air conditioning and are well maintained while offering good luggage space and seat. Maximum occupancy will be 3 guests plus your tour guide.

Tour guide

Your tour guide will be English speaking local Mongolian person who will be giving you all sorts of explanation and interpretations of your need during the trip, along with all sorts of information about Mongolian custom, culture, history and so on.


A traditional round shaped dwelling that specifically customized with simple bedding and furniture. Some of Gers may have equipped fully sanitary facilities with hot shower in conformity with the international tourist service standard. However, some tourist camps may have public restrooms and bathing.


  • All airport transfers
  • All modes of accommodation Ger/Yurt camps
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Private all terrain vehicle + chauffeur, petrol
  • 1.5 liter mineral water per day
  • English proficient tour guide to suit your itinerary and requirements
  • Horse/Camel riding
  • All national fees and taxes
  • All museum and national park entrance fees
  • All staff costs including their fees, insurance, equipments


  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Rescue flight cost
  • Alcohol beverages
  • International flights (optional)
  • Laundry
  • Visa fee
  • Gratitude tips to the travel team


Private tour: This private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group and you can book it on any day of your choice.

Accommodation: First and last night in Ulaanbaatar city will be staying at Shangri - La hotel for your convenience. During the journey, you will stay in a single, twin or double room/ger (yurt) (where applicable). Single occupancy may not be possible during the Naadam festival (July 5th -15th) at ger camps. At community-based camps and ger homestays, single occupancy is subject to availability.

Discounts: We are offering the following discount options:

• Book early and save up to 5% off (January – March)
• Children up to 2 years old free of charge, under the age of 8 years old get 20% off.

Services: We are happy to book your international or domestic flight/train tickets or accommodation in Ulaanbaatar at discount prices, please contact us for availability.

More information: [email protected]


Min. 2-6 people
for 6 DAYS

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