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Camel festival

Event date: 06-07 March, 2017

Venue: Bulgan soum, Umnugobi province

The event organizer is the “Tumen Temee-Ten Thousand Camels” a local association for protecting and preserving the two humped Bactrian camel population (that has been steadily declining over the past twelve years). Overall activity of this NGO focuses on contribution for camel herders in order to increase productivity of their breeding camel herds, and giving them opportunity to gain more income by involving tourism, and main result will be increasing number of the camels and camel herders.

The festival program includes camels racing, local children’s concert, camel wool product exhibition, camel polo, parade on camels and nice couple competition. Also you will enjoy a relay competition with camel and an entertaining competition which shows camel training methods and customs of “Heroes of great Gobi”. Teams each having 5 members participate in it and show many methods and techniques of catching camel with lasso, tying and bringing down, putting wooden peg into camel’s nose and loading camel. Other highlight is visit to significant paleontological and cultural sites in the Gobi.

Truly, in these days we will “breathe” by camels. Joining this magnificent festival will take you into a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy & interact with these amazing animals, and to take part in the camel herders’ nomadic lifestyle.

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