Meet the Eagle Hunters

You’ll be able to see the majestic birds up close and meet with the hunters.

Enjoy the Wonderful Skill

You will be excited to watch the skill of the eagle hunters as it’s displayed.

Nature’s All Around You

Base camp in White River

Nomadic lifestyle

Photo time will be anywhere while traveling

10 Days
Starts from: 1838 USD
Group size : 6-12 people

Schedule 2017 & 2018

Sep14 Sep23
more than 6 Pax: 1838 USD

Price Conditions:
* Free of charge: 0-3 years old child
* 20% discount : 4-11 years old child
* Currency: USD / Per person


It’s known in the world that Kazakh and Kyrgyz nations have traditions of hunting small animals with the aid of predator birds such as falcon, hawks and eagles. The custom of hunting with bird of prey or eagle hunting have survived among Kazakhs who live in the Western part of Mongolia, and nowadays this art of the man and bird partnership can be witnessed at the show festival which has expanded into the independent tourist attraction venue for photographers and visitors from all over the world. At present, there are almost 50-60 eagle hunters in the West of Mongolia. We present you a golden opportunity to photo shoot Kazakh national eagle hunting to fill up your treasure chest with the rare photographs taken by yourself in a nomadic outdoors


Event day 1: 16 September

10:00 Opening ceremony, introductions, Eagle Hunting history and practice.
10:30 Parade of all participants.
11:00-13:00 Fox Skin (The real test of a hunter's ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged
behind their trainer's horse)
13:00-14:00 Break for lunch
14:00-16:00 Fox Skin
14:00-16:00 Archery (Archery people will shoot from bow to balls and goat skins on horseback)
16:00-17:00 Kyz Kuar (A race between a man and woman on horseback)
17:00-18:00 Bushkashi (Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common
throughout Central Asia)
18:00-18:30 Tiyn Teru (Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the race)
19:00 Break for dinner

Event day 2: 17 September
10:00-13:00 Eagle Call (Tests hunter's ability to 'call' Eagle to their horse from a distance)
13:00-14:00 Break for lunch
14:00-15:00 Camel Race 6 kms (It is one most funny and interesting game.Camel riders can be women and men)
15:00-16:00 Tiyn Teru (Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the Race)
16:00-17:00 Bushkashi (Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common
throughout Central Asia)
17:00-17:30 Kyz Kuar (
A race between a man and woman on horseback)
17:30-18:00 Awards and Closing ceremony


Why choose this tour

  • Meet the Eagle Hunters and Visit Kazakh family
  • 2 full days of Eagle Festival
  • See Altai Mountain Peaks
  • Enjoy the Wonderful Skill
  • Make Many Memories
  • Enjoy the Kazakh Concert
  • Watch Fun Horse Games
  • Horseback riding
  • See Ancient petroglyphs

Full itinerary

Day 1

(14 Sep) Ulaanbaatar and city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. Photograph to Chinggis square and Zaisan Hill with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2

(15 Sep) Fly to Ulgii

Meet in hotel and flight to Ulgii town. Most inhabitants of Ulgii are Kazakhs (93%). Overnights in local hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 3 left

(16 Sep) The Golden Eagle Festival

The rodeo of eagle hunting. A fantastic opportunity for photographers and adventurers alike to see these magnificent birds up close. There are approx. 200 eagle hunters in Bayan-Ulgii aimag. Eagle hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility in these few days.


Day 4 right

(17 Sep) The Golden Eagle Festival

During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “Bush Kushi" (Try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback), "Kiss woman on horseback", "Pick up coins from the land on horseback" and others. Back to Ulgii and overnights in local hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 5

(18 Sep) Tsambagarav Mountain and visit Kazakh family

After breakfast, drive to Tsambagarav Mountain and visit Eagle hunting family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Lunch with Kazakh family. Back to Ulgii and overnights in local hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 6

(19 Sep) Tsagaan Gol - Shiveet Hairhan Mt. & ancient petroglyphs

Today we will have full day drive to Altai Tavanbogd National Park (means The Holy Five) via Tsagaan Gol (White river) valley and through Altai Mountains that are Mongolia’s largest and highest mountain range more than 3000-4000 meters high. One famous spot is “Shiveet Hairhan” Sacred Mountain, where we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (approx. 200 B.C.) Overnight in local ger. (B+L+D)


Day 7

(20 Sep) ​Horse ride – Potanin glacier

Today we will ride horse to Altai Tavanbogd referring to the peaks of Huiten - 4374m and the highest. It is a stunning setting with the awe inspiring massif of high snowcapped peaks. We will reach the 30km long Potanin glacier, which is ice river starts from Altai Tavan Bogd Snow Peaks. Back to base camp and overnight in local ger. (B+L+D)


Day 8

(21 Sep) ​Ulgii town

Return to Ulgii where we rest and soak in memories of the past few days. You can hot shower and relax in local hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 9 left

(22 Sep) Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. You will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight at the hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 10 right

(23 Sep) Departure Mongolia

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)


B - Breakfast L- Lunch D - Dinner

What's included in the price?

HOTEL:

Hotel cost is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4* hotel

2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast

Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to countryside

LOCAL HOTEL:
Shared accommodation in Ulgii .
TENT:

2 people per tent, camping equipment’s.

FLIGHT:

Round way from Ulaanbaatar to Bayan-Ulgii

PRIVATE TRANSFERS ON EACH DAY:

Comfortable 4x4 off road Russian van

Airports pick up and drop off service

GUIDES:

English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time

Local guide

COOK AND MEALS:

All meals as listed in the itinerary

Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts

Daily supply of bottled water: 3 x 0.5 bottle per day

ENTRANCE FEES:

To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, strictly protected area, park, concert, road fees

Horse ride

Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia

What's not included in the price

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE OR TRAIN TICKETS
Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.
MONGOLIA ENTRY VISA FEE

EXCESS LUGGAGE CHARGES

Free luggage allowance of 15 kg is allowed for domestic flight.

PERSONAL EXPENSES

Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance before traveling. Buy Simple and Flexible Travel Insurance from WorldNomads.com.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel (for 2 nights)
SINGLE GER SUPPLEMENT
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.

Tour information

CHECKLIST:

Travel Insurance-✓-- Camera gear-✓-- Camera Manual-✓-- Foul weather gear-✓-- Passport if needed ( acquiring one = 3 month process-✓-- Tripod (STURDY)-✓-- Laptop & card readers-✓-- Split field neutral density filter & kit (optional)-✓-- Polarizer filter-✓-- Lots of digital storage-✓-- Lens cleaning cloth-✓-- Extra batteries. Bring at least 1 or 2 extra batteries-✓-- Battery chargers-✓-- Sun glass-✓-- Hat-✓-- Sun block-✓-- Good humor-✓--