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ICE FESTIVAL IN KHATGAL

KOSGOL LAKE

 

From 2009 ice festival in Khatgal is on 2nd and 3th March (contact mejet69@yahoo.com English) on 6th and 7th March is camel festival in Bulgan (Gobi) and small eagle festival in UB on 5th.
How to go ? : Bus from UB , change in Moron, 2 days trip, rent a jeep with driver. The road from UB to Khagal is very good bur need 2 days trip.
Hôtel in Katgal : on summer many toruist camps and hotel in the village of Khagal and also around the lake, during ice festival 90% are closed and are reserved by Mongolian arriving from UB or others towns to assist to ice festival. We recommend to not arrive without having booked an hotel. contact mejet69@yahoo.com  to help you.
Restaurant : almost all restaurants aren’t open during ice festival ! you will find many super markets. On the place of the ice festival you will find small restaurants selling Mongolian food.  
Weather: March is still a cold month and temperature are negative night and day (average -20 night and -5 day). You must have warm clothes and a real good sleeping bag. The cold is dry and  when not windy you can enjoy this climate. Across a part of the iced lake by car and sledge is wonderful.
The feast :   2 days feast . arriving day before is intresting to go with sledge on the lake  before the crowd arrives, see the ice sculptors finish their work.... During the Festival a lot of animation and games which the Mongols indulge with gaité. Very few tourists! the feast takes place on the frozen lake a few kilometers from the center of Khatgal, it takes a vehicle to get there..
More  ? contact mejet69@yahoo.com 

 

 
     
 
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