With warm temperatures till over 30°C, since the creation of the Mongolian state, everywhere in the country festivals are held called Naadam. They celebrate the three ‘manly’ qualities: wrestling, bow shooting and horse riding. In the last two categories also women are aloud to participate. The horse riding jockeys ride from 7 years old.
The biggest and most crowded Naadam festival in Ulaanbaatar is held every year on the 11th of July in the sport stadium of the capital.
Harganat River Lodge organises mid of July day trips to the big Naadam festival in Murun city and a smaller local one in the steppe a bit further northwards towards Ergelt Salt lake with a closer contact to the contesters.