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Golden Eagle Festival 6 days Tour 2019

From: $120 : 6

Tour description

The Kazakh people have an amazing custom and that is they hunt with eagles that are specially trained.

The Kazakh people have an amazing custom and that is they hunt with eagles that are specially trained. This custom is celebrated with a festival that is held in the Bayan Olgii province, which is found at the majestic Altai Mountain's heart. This unforgettable festival displays the best Kazakh hunters' supreme skill, about 500 eagle hunters. 

After the festival's concluded you are able to explore the gorgeous landscapes in the Altai mountains - picturesque glaciers, lakes, ancient rock paintings, and rocky, high mountains.

  • International airfare or train tickets: We offer cheap international airfares and tickets for our customers request.
  • Luggage charges: Free luggage allowance is 15 kg for domestic flights depending on the air company.
  • Personal expenses: Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Travel insurance: Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinking water on each day
  • Horse or camel riding (as applicable)
  • All entrance fees to parks, monasteries etc
  • Qualified driver and tour guide
  • Accommodation
  • Sleeping bags as required
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinking water on each day
  • Domastic Flight Ticket
  • Kazak people of Mongolian ethnic group,
  • Beautiful lakes Kurgan & Khoton, Horse riding
  • Eagle hunting event
  • Altai Tavan Bogd National Park,
  • Nomad people and different lifestyle

Day 1. Flight to the capital of the Bayn-Ulgii province, Ulgii. The flight takes 3 and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip in the Ulgii a local driver will take you to Local Family.

 

Day 2. Opening cermony Meet the Kazakh Eagle hunters. The rodeo of eagle hunting. A fantastic opportunity for photographers and adventurers alike to see these magnificent birds up close. There are approx. 400 eagle hunters in Bayan-Ulgii aimag

 

Day 3. Eagle hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility in these few days. During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like "BushKushi"(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.

 

Day 4. Up early you will be driven back to Ulgii with your guide for your return flight to   Ulaanbaatar.

 

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