Stay with aeagle hunter nomad family before or after the Eagle Festival.
There are two Eagle Festivals that takes place. The first one is about two hours away from Ulgii in Sagsaisoum( soum, a like a small town )and takes place on the second weekend of September. The second is the Golden Eagle Festival which is a bigger festival held in the Bugat region and this festival will be held a few weeks later which is on the first weekend of October. Each of the festivals activities will continue for about two days. Therefore, we offer a program to the tourists who come to Ulgii and they have the chance to visit the countryside to meet some of the families and stay with them in order to learn more about the daily life of eagle hunters for 2-3 days before or after the Eagle Festival.
Day 01 Our representatives wait for you at theUlaanbaatar airport and, after hotel check -in, we will take you on a city sightseeing tour and you will be invited to a welcoming dinner. (Hotel/D)
Day 02 Ulaanbaatar – Ulgii.
Your next flight. You will fly to Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province of Western Mongolia. At the local airport, you’ll meet your English-speaking guide, driver and cook. We will take you the Kazakh Eagle hunter family, about 1.5 hours by van, and stay overnight in a Ger, (/L.D)
Day 03-04 Stay with Nomadic family
Those days we will spend the day with a Kazakh family, We’ll get up at the same time with nomadic people and everyday you can go horseback riding,
There will be plenty to see and do. Riding with Kazakh herdsmen and watch how they take care of their animals and help them with processing diary products and sample their traditional food. Explore the real way of living of regular nomadic family. To personally experience of their friendliness and hospitality.
One day we’ll ride to the Eagle hunters family and he will show us their training methods and you will be introduced to the art of eagle hunting and can talk with the hunters (Trough an interpreter) about how he trains and hunts with his eagle. The tradition of hunting with Eagles goes back thousands of years in central Asia. (Overnight with Kazakh family). (Ger/B/L/D)
Day 05-06 Return to Ulgii: Eagle’s Festival
These two days we’ll attend the Golden Eagle Festival! Festivities begin with the hunter’s parade displaying their traditional hunting outfits, accessories and traditional dress. Day two of the festival includes competitions and presentations demonstrating the special relationship between the trainer and his bird of prey. You will be able to experience a number of these Kazakh traditions first-hand by joining the hunters to watch them pamper their birds and cheer for them during the competitions. (Overnight Ger camp or Hotel) (B/L/D)
Day 07 In the morning or in the afternoon, we catch the return flight to Ulaanbaatar, and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 8 Departure from Ulaanbaatar airport
The tour price includes:
- All meals during the trip
- All accommodations during the program
- Transport with car including gasoline
- Local guide
- Eagle Festival tax
- Border permits and National park entrance fees
- Visa support including invitation etc.
- Domestic flights Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Charges for excess baggage
- Airport taxes
- Individual equipment
- Drinks and extra charges in hotels and inns
- All alcoholic drinks
- All cost