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Golden Eagle festival 2018 tour - 7 days

Golden Eagle festival 2018 tour

2018 Golden Eagle Festival will begin on
Saturday, October 6
and end on
Sunday, October 7

 

The highlight of the trip takes place in the remote capital of Bayan-Ulgii.
Ninety percent of the population here is Kazakh, a group that is renowned for its hunters extraordinary skill in using golden eagles to hunt for small prey. 

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Tours Western Mongolia Golden Eagle festival 2018 tour

      The Highlight of the trip takes place in the remote capital of Bayan-Ulgii. Ninety percent of the population here is Kazakh, a group that is renowned for its hunter's extraordinary skill in using golden eagles to hunt for small prey. 
The evening before the Golden Eagle Hunting Festival the small community offers competitors, many of whom have traveled as far as 140 miles on horseback, a special performance of Kazakh dance, song and music-and we’re invited !
The next morning the official opening ceremony begins with a parade of the hunters on horseback with their eagles. The most elaborate clothing and accessories are rewarded with the highest points. Later in the day, the eagles are judged for their speed and agility.
The second day of the competition is packed with action-eagles fly from the cliff’s edge to chase bait dragged by their human hunting partners, and the men demonstrate their courage in an ancient test of horsemanship. 

               Brief Itinerary

Day 1.(03 Oct) Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Short city tour
Day 2. (04 Oct) Flight to Khovd town. Local Hotel

Day 3. (05 Oct) Drive to Ulgii town, Bayan-Ulgii province
Day 4-5.  (06-07 Oct) Golden Eagle Festival

Day 6. (08 Oct) Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping & Evening Cultural performance

Day 7. (09 Oct) Departure from UB. 
 

Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel**** ger camp
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Domestic flights 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance


Day 1. (03 Oct) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel. Transfer to the hotel. City tour including Gandan monastery and Mongolian National museum represents Mongolian Culture starting from Stone Age to 21st century and Buddhism. In Gandan you can take local prayers, monks, the biggest standing indoor Buddha statue and temples own figure. Prepare for the trip. Hotel. 

Day 2. (04 Oct) Drive to Terelj National Park, one of the most beautiful destinations close from Ulaanbaatar. Travelers can take a leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with variety of wild flowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a Mountain stream. Possibility to take hiking to Ariyabal temple in beautiful rocky mountain and capturing Turtle Rock from that mountain is another angle. Hotel.   (B/L/D)

Day 3. (05 Oct) Flight to Ulgii- the center of Bayan-Ulgii province where 90% of population is Kazakhs who have their own language and unique culture. Kazakhs are famous for its Eagle hunting game tradition. Meet our vehicle and the local team. Visit local museum to know more about Bayan-Ulgii province. Transfer to Sagsay River. Settle our camp and overnight with Eagle hunter family. (B/L/D)

Day 4-5. (06 Oct-07 Oct) Golden Eagle Festival Day. The Golden Eagle Festival starts with its parades and competitions for costuming and hunting techniques. This festival has been celebrated since 2000 and now attracts many travelers and photographers. Each year the number of eagle hunters participating the festival is increasing which makes the festival more colorful and spectacular. The eagles chase fox skins dragged by their owners on horseback. Points are given for their speed and gripping ability. In 2 days you will capture plenty of portraits and competition photos, names Kokbar, Kizkhuar etc. Festival winners are announced at an awards and dinner. Overnight with Eagle hunter family. (B/L/D)

Day 6. (08 Oct) Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Relaxing hours at the hotel. Shopping in State department store and Cashmere house for souvenirs and products. In the evening, we will attend amazing performance of Mongolian traditional music and dance. Overnight in hotel. (B/L/D

Day 7.  (09 Oct) Transfer to the Airport and depart from Ulaanbaatar.

 


      The Highlight of the trip takes place in the remote capital of Bayan-Ulgii. Ninety percent of the population here is Kazakh, a group that is renowned for its hunter's extraordinary skill in using golden eagles to hunt for small prey. 
The evening before the Golden Eagle Hunting Festival the small community offers competitors, many of whom have traveled as far as 140 miles on horseback, a special performance of Kazakh dance, song and music-and we’re invited !
The next morning the official opening ceremony begins with a parade of the hunters on horseback with their eagles. The most elaborate clothing and accessories are rewarded with the highest points. Later in the day, the eagles are judged for their speed and agility.
The second day of the competition is packed with action-eagles fly from the cliff’s edge to chase bait dragged by their human hunting partners, and the men demonstrate their courage in an ancient test of horsemanship. 

               Brief Itinerary

Day 1.(03 Oct) Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Short city tour
Day 2. (04 Oct) Flight to Khovd town. Local Hotel

Day 3. (05 Oct) Drive to Ulgii town, Bayan-Ulgii province
Day 4-5.  (06-07 Oct) Golden Eagle Festival

Day 6. (08 Oct) Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping & Evening Cultural performance

Day 7. (09 Oct) Departure from UB. 
 

Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel**** ger camp
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Domestic flights 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance

Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 1880$
3-4 pax 1680$
5-8 pax 1580$
9-15 pax 1480$

 


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Our Client's Testimonials: Mr. Stefan Max, Mr. Marcel Weber and Mrs. Susanne Nelskamp, Deutch friends

The whole trek on horseback was unforgettable. The whole lake might have been the most impressive and memorable sight. I enjoyed the whole trip immensely and will remember is for a long time. I also enjoyed the company of the guide, local guide, driver and cook very much.

We would have liked it better if the trek on horseback had been the grand final of the tour at the end, since it was the highlight. The four days of driving around were nice but sort of our climax. If when we come back to Mongolia we will gladly travel with them again.

Mr. Stefan Max, Mr. Marcel Weber and Mrs. Susanne Nelskamp, Deutch friends, travelled in the trip on 6th Aug – 4th Sep, 2014.
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