From 2009 ice festival in Khatgal is on 2nd and 3th March (contact 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  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..
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