Sarlag (Yak) Festival


Event date: 23rd of July, at 12:00.
Venue: Undurhyasaa of Bat-Ulzii soum, Uvurkhangai province


This will include the following activities; 

  1. Competitions for 1-2 team from each soum
            - Yak race (Bets may be placed)
            - Bucking Yak riding
            - Lassoing yaks
            - Throw the tie on high
            - Slinging rocks
            - Yak polo
2. Traditional games and festival (tourists invited to take part)
            - Selecting the best yak
            - Naming yak by its colour
3. Trade fair
            - Handmade crafts
            - Concert
            - Selecting the best yak products

Participant Organization

- Aimag Government office

- Aimag’s Environment and Tourism Department 

- Zuunbayan-Ulaan, Khujirt, Bat-Ulzii, Khairkhandulaan, Uyanga and Taragt soums Government office 

- Aimag’s Chamber of Commerce Department 

- Mercy Corps - Mongolia international organization 

- “Sarlag erdene” non-Government organization


- Each team of participant soums should pay 50.000
- Companies should pay 80.000MNT
- Single tourists should pay 5000MNT

Note:  The money collected from tourists will be distributed to local citizens for payment for the sheep and goats for dairy products that tourists used

Competition rules 

- Each team should have 5 team members 

- 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will awarded 

- Bets must be placed on yak racing 

- 1 member from each team must take part in each of the following competitions: catching a horse, bucking a horse (throw a rider from the horse) rock slinging 

- Each participant completes the activity twice 

- All the participants of yak polo and the best yak products will perform.