8 days
Duration

Tradition, hunting with the golden eagle is an ancient tradition that dates back to the Mongol conquest of Central Asia around the 12th and 13th centuries, when a fine eagle and good horse cost the same price and both lent prestige to their owner. Witha specially trained horse, (called a “bercut”) to allow a rider to carry an eagle a special device (a “baldak”) is fitted onto the saddle to support the rider’s arm. Sent out to hunt fawns, foxes, or other small animals, the eagle dives down on them and kills them. But often it is also capable of killing young wolves when they cannot negotiate the deep snow. Sometimes the eagles hunt in pairs, just as they would in the wild. when the berkutchi(eagle hunter) sings and chants to it, to imprint the sound of his voice and impress his personality on the bird. (Later on, the eagle is able to distinguish human voices and will obey only that of his master). The berkutchi feeds the bird himself. When the eagle is almost an adult, the trainer shows it the hides and furs of the animals it must hunt so that it becomes used to the smell and characteristics of the prey. All of this is done with special commands. Training continues by dragging a fox fur behind a galloping horse. Not all eagles can be so trained, but those that do show intense loyalty. Although never tethered they always return after killing their prey.The season for hunting with eagles is from October to the end of February.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bayan-Ulgii Province, Mongolia
DEPARTURE DATE/TIME Unknown
RETURN DATE/TIME Unknown
WEAR Comfortable warm clothing, warm boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Accommodation in hotel in UB*** with breakfasts Accommodation at the tourist camp in the countryside
Accommodation in tents All entrance fees to museum and Nat.Parks
City tour ticket Folklore show
Guide service for all program Excursions as per itinerary and entrance fees to all museums and National parks
Horse, camel riding Meals during whole trip
Transport for all program Visit Nomads family
NOT INCLUDED
Air ticket to and from Ulaanbaatar, airport tax
Airport tax – 12 USD per person
Gratuities and drinks
Laundry
Own expenses, alcoholic beverages
Laundry
Telephone and medical expenses
Travel Insurance
Visa to Mongolia
Domestic flight

Additional information

DestinationBugat sum, Ulgii sum
Day 1

Fly to Ulaan-Baatar, Capital of Mongolia.

  • Arrive in Ulaan-Baatar at the Chingis Khaan International Airport.
  • You will meet our guide and driver.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Sightseeing with Mongolian’s largest Buddhist Monastery, listen to horns calling lamas to temple, rituals and observe the monks, after lunch visit Natural History museum.
Day 2

Fly to Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia.

Arrive in Ulgii, the capital of the Bayan-Ulgii province, which is the most remote town of western Mongolia. Visit the most interesting a handicraft shop, local black market and museum. It is well stocked and with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Ulgii as well as it colorful traditional costumes. Stay in hotel

Day 3,4

Golden Eagle Festival

Eagle hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contents of speed and agility in these few days, but there will be about 60-70 eaglehunters participating. During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditiniol games like”bushKushi”(try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback),”kiss woman on horseback” and others. In the evening we enjoy to have the Kazakh Concert with some traditional songs and music. Stay in a hotel in Ulgii.

Day 5,6

Go hunting with experienced Eagle hunter

The Mongolian’s eagle hunter use for hunting female eagles, because it is naturally bigger and better hunter than male ones. we will visit Kazakh families and stay with them feel their hospitality , real nomadic life and go hunting with eagle hunters.

Day 7

Drive back to Ulgii

Drive back to Ulgii town and stay in a hotel.

Day 12

Departure for Ulaan-Baatar in the morning.

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April 30, 2016

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