4 days from $1298 Next Departure Date Sep.16th 2021

The unbelievable tradition of Eagle Hunting is still kept by the Kazakh tribes of Mongolia in the 21st century. Imagine an eagle hunter on a horseback, galloping at full speed with an eagle on his/her arm in the background of the rugged Altai Mountains and picturesque Sagsai river. Does not it bring you back to ancient times?

Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival is dedicated to photographers, filmmakers, and photojournalists. The two days of the festival gives you great chances to shoot giant golden eagles' action, flights, ethnic people's faces thrilling competitions and enjoy cultural performances. Also, all visitors are invited to have an interview with eagle hunters, get a good knowledge of eagle hunting through speeches and all of these activities make Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival more spectacular and unique. Information about the Festival.



  • Ancient tradition of eagle hunting
  • Nomadic Lifestyle of Kazakh People
  • Photographic sessions
  • Ethnic Cultural Performances
  • Traditional Games and competition on horseback

Key Info

Physical level: Easy Physical level: Easy
Photography & Filming Photography & Filming

Tour Itinerary


Day 1. /SEP 16/

Flight to Ulgii Town

Take a domestic flight to Ulgii town in the morning. Ulgii is the center of Bayan-Ulgii province where 90% of the population is Kazakhs who have their own language and unique culture. Meet local drivers with vehicles and then visit the local museums to know more about this place. Drive to Sagsai village to visit the Eagle hunter’s family to learn about their daily lifestyle, eagle hunting culture. Then return to Ulgii. Overnight in Local Hotel or Tourist camp. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 2. /SEP 17/

Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival Day

Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival starts with its opening parades and competitions for costuming and hunting techniques. The festival is more local and dedicated to photographers, filmmakers who focus on capturing action, portrait, cultural detailed images. You will attend all photographic sessions during the festival. The procedure of assembly of Kazak Ger (yurt) and the Migration of nomadic family will be the highlights of the first day of the festival. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 3. /SEP 18/

Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival Day

The day of eagle hunting competitions. The eagle hunters try to land their eagles on their hands, eagles release from the top of the mountain, and points are given for their speed and gripping ability. The eagle chases fox skins dragged by their masters on horseback. Other events, such as Tenge-Ilu (Coin grabbing while riding a horse), the best costume competition, Kokbar (Thug of War), and Kizkhuar (Traditional Khazak Couples Game) take place. Festival winners are announced at the closing ceremony. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 4. /SEP 19/

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Flight time will be revealed later. Transfer to your hotel/home and relax. (B/L)


Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size

Price/Per person

2 pax 1498$
3-4 pax 1448$
5-8 pax 1398$
9-10 pax 1348$
11-12 PAX 1298$

Single Supplement





Accommodation: Hotel or Tourist camp in Ulgii town
Photography workshops
A photo guide and interpreting service
Full board meals 
Transport: Off-road 4x4 minivan
Domestic Round-trip Flight (UB-Ulgii-UB)
Festival tax
Museums and cultural performance
Transfer from/ to airport in Ulaanbaatar

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipment
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Travel Insurance
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc



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