Eagle Festival

Events and festivals
Experiences
2
Days
4

Itinerary Details

One of the spectacular customs of Kazakh people is hunting with specially trained eagles. This festival held in Bayan Olgii province at the heart of the majestic Altai Mountains, in a western remote part of Mongolia. The festival displays the pride of Kazakh best hunters and their skill as hunters with an eagle. After the festival, you can have a chance to discover picturesque glaciers, the high Rocky Mountains and beautiful lakes and ancient rock paintings.

Open All
Day 1 Meet in UB & Fly to Ulgii. Visit local museum of Ulgii & handcraft shop.
Meeting point
Meet in Sukhbaatar square, Ulaanbaatar.
09:00 AM
Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Bayan-Ulgii province is the westernmost province of Mongolia. Bayan-Ulgii has an area of 45.7 thousand km square and 92.6 thousand population. Its capital is Ulgii. The most famous snow-peaked mountains and glaciers are here. Nature's view in the area is quite attractive and majestic. There are plenty of rare animals, plants, rivers, and lakes to visit. 

Activity: Fly to Ulaangom (2.5 hours) Visit the most interesting local museum of Ulgii, with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Ulgii as well as its colorful traditional costumes. Visit a handicraft shop and explore the Ulgii.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 2 Eagle festival, enjoy hiking and charming landscape, wildlife.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Today is the festival of Eagle hunting. The festival begins at around 10:00 am an opening ceremony, introductions, Eagle Hunting history, and practice. Competition event #1, Traditional Dress, Hunters display their homemade traditional outfits, 100 Camels Race, Western Mongolian Archery /on Horseback/, Competition event #2, Eagle Call, tests hunter’s ability to ‘call’ Eagle to their horse from a distance.

Activity: Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 3 Eagle festival competition event.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: After breakfast, Kazakh Horse Games, Bushkashi - Tug of war played on horseback with goatskin, common throughout Central Asia, Kyz Kuar - A race between a man and woman on horseback, Tiyn Teru - Riders compete to pick up coins from the ground during the race, Horse Race, Competition event #3, Fox Skin, the real test of a hunter’s ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged behind their trainer’s horse. Farewell dinner in a tourist camp.

Activity: Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 4 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip
Breakfast

Fly to Ulaanbaatar from Bayan-Ulgii (2.5 hours). End the trip.

Highlights

  • Watch over 500 Eagle hunters display their expertise and get to see who the best is.
  • Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife

Prices

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.

Standard Arrangement

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Budget Arrangement

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