“ALTAI NOMAD, EAGLE HUNTER, PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR” ON WESTERN MONGOLIA BAYAN-ULGII PROVINCE
Eagle Hunter and Nomads ‧Starry Night
12 Days Photography Trip
Bayan-Olgii is home to unique cultures, stunning scenery, and diverse wildlife. Eagle hunting, traditional Kazakh culture, and nomadic herding live in the shadows of the highest snow-capped mountains and largest glaciers in Mongolia, along with countless wild species including bears, wolves, foxes, eagles, wild sheep, ibex, and the illusive snow leopards. Explore this land by foot, horse, camel, jeep, mountain bike, or whitewater raft. Climb its many mountains and maybe even ski down one. Grand Altai on Bayan-Olgii and have the adventure of a lifetime.
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
Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
At the local airport, you’ll meet your English-speaking guide and driver.
Pick up from airport and transfer to Ulaanbaatar hotel
- Visit national history museum
- City tour around Ulaanbaatar
- Zaisan memorial hill
- Dinner at a Mongolian traditional restaurant
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar– Ulgii–Altai town
Next flight Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province of Western Mongolia. At the local airport, you’ll meet your English-speaking guide, and driver.
- Early morning, fly to Bayan-Ulgii
- Have a city tour in Ulgiitown,
- Visit a local museum
- After lunchgo to supermarket and black market /Keruen sarairestoran/
- Then go to nomadic area Eagle Hunters Home in Altai town /130km/
- Dinner traditional food /BesBarmak/
- Starry Galaxy Night Shooting
Day 3-6 Ulgii-Altai /Kazakh nomadic family, eagle hunters/
- Eagle Hunters Photography
- Starry Galaxy Night Shooting
- Morning Eagle Hunting
- Eagle Hunters Shooting
- Nomadic people daily life shooting
- Nomadic Children
- Snow horses running
- Eagle hunter posing
- Kazakh traditional mini concert Secondary school/Altai soum/
- Free shooting
- Shoot migration of animals
- Nomads style and follow nomad family during their mirgration
- Shooting history Altai nomads
Day 7 Golden mini Eagle Festival
Golden mini Eagle Festival mostly continue 1days. These days we will attend the mini Golden Eagle Festival 10 eagle hunters. Festivities begin with the hunters mini parade, displaying their hunting outfits, accessories and traditional dress, and includes competitions between the hunters and their eagles, demonstrating the special relationship between the trainer and his bird. Watch first-hand as the hunters pamper their birds and cheer for them during the competitions. Overnight accommodations will be the Ger /Ger/B/L/D).
Mini Golden Eagle Festival 2019
- Competition of best Kazakh costume, eagle and horse harness parade
- Competition of how eagles adapted to hunters
- “TengeIly” competition
(Traditional coin grabbing game while riding a horse)
- Competition of how eagles adapted to hunters “Shyrga Tartu” (eagles will be qualified how fast and smoothly catch a lure that made of rabbit or fox skin)
- “KyzKhuar” game show
(Traditional horse back riding fun game for youth, boys whipped by girls if they reached by them)
- “Kukhbar” competition
(Traditional horse back riding game fight over for goat skin)
- Finally Eagle hunters will competition real hunting by foxes / fox 1-2/
- Mini concert in KAZAKH FAMILY
Day 8-9 Altai-Khoton Khurgan lakes
Today we’ll drive to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes, stopping for lunch on the way, and spending the night at the camping site on Biluut Hill. Here you will find ancient rock carvings of Turkic origin, 1500-2000 years old. Khoton and Khurgan lakes are second largest and clearest of all lakes in the Mongolia, the average depth is 26 m, the maximum depth is approximately 58 m, Khoton lake has one Iceland which is covered by woods, the system of Khoton lake and Khurgan lakes connected by wide channel. The landscape around the lakes is very beautiful and picturesque surrounded by snow-capped mountains. 190km (Ger/B/L/D)
Day 8 Altai- White River Valley /Altai National park/
Drive to White River Valley. We will have a chance to visit Tuvan people, who are a separate ethnic and cultural group within Mongolia, live a nomadic life, and practice Shamanism. About 200km ( Tuva family /B/L/D)
Day 9-10 Altai Tavan-Bogd-Glaciers rivers
/The Altai region is a mountainous area located on the territory of Mongolia, Eastern Siberia, Kazakhstan and China.
The mountain peak at Altai TavanBogd is located at an altitude of 4374 meters, and it is the highest point above sea level in Mongolia and is called Khuiten.
Most scientists believe that the mountain name comes from the word “mountain with gold.”
The glaciers are located at an altitude of 3,500-4,000 meters above sea level. The largest glaciers are the Potanin Glacier, Alexander Glacier, Greny Glacier. They stretch 16 kilometers in length and are the source of the Tsagaan River. The five highest peaks of Altai TavanBogd mountain are Khuiten peak 4374 meters, Friendship peak 4082 meters, Herdsman peak 4037 meters, Eagle peak 4068 meters, and Ulgiy peak 4050 meters. In plpp1956, mountaineers of Mongolia conquered the Altai TavanBogd peak for the first time. Since then, more than 700 climbers have conquered these peaks and they have become the favorite peaks for domestic and foreign mountaineers./
Riding Hours and Camel to the TavanBogd Base Camp for approximately five hours. The landscape around the base is breathtaking, accentuated by Mongolia’s longest glaciers and snow-capped mountains.
/Today we will hike 18km to the base camp of the TavanBogd. Our luggage will be transported by camels and their Tuvan handlers who are very friendly and helpful. En route, from 5-6 km away we will see Potanin and Alexander Glaciers, as well as ice peaks. Base camp is 3,000 m. Camel support. (Tent /B/L/D)/
/Free day for the customers to take a rest and enjoy with wonderfull mountain view and Glacier exploration. It is possible to hike to the Russian and the Mongolian border pole/.
Day 11 Return to Ulgii
Today we will back to the White River valley, and meet the drivers.
We will say goodbye to our Tuvian friends and take the 7 hour drive back to Ulgii.
Overnight you can stay either in our own Ger Camp or at hotel, and take a good hot shower. 170km
Day 12 Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar
-Early Morning back to Ulaanbaatar by domestic fight
-After Lunch, to Cashmere Outlet and
-The biggest supermarket in Ulaanbaatar E-MART
-Breakfast : Hotel Takeaway Breakfast
-Lunch/Dinner : Ulaanbaatar Restaurant
-Accommodation : Hotel at Ulaanbaatar
Day 13 Departure from Ulaanbaatar