• mt-0175-pages-slide21.jpg
  • mt-0175-pages-slide11.jpg
  • mt-0175-pages-slide1.jpg
  • mt-0175-pages-slide61.jpg
  • mt-0175-pages-slide41.jpg
  • mt-0175-pages-slide31.jpg

GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL-2019


DURATION: 7N/8D
AVAILABLE: 3-10th of OCT
TOUR GRADE: EASY

Highlights of the tour

  • Explore Mongolia by horse riding
  • Learn nomadic life
  • Chances to take photography
  • Mongolian traditional BBQ
  • Mongolian traditional concert

Tour introduction

The Eagle festival, or Golden Eagle festival (Бүргэдийн наадам/ бүркіт той), is an annual traditional festival held in Bayan-Ölgii aimag, Mongolia. In the eagle festival, Kazakh eagle hunters (Burkitshi) celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers. Prizes are awarded for speed, agility and accuracy, as well as for the best traditional Kazakh dress, and more. 
The Eagle Festival is held during the first weekend in October, run by the Mongolian Eagle Hunter's Association. Dark, rocky mountainous terrain forms the backdrop to the festivities which incorporate an opening ceremony, parade, cultural exhibitions, demonstrations and handcrafts in the centre of town of Ölgii followed by sporting activities and competitions 4 km out towards the mountains. Dressed in full eagle hunting regalia and mounted on groomed decorated horses, the entrants compete for the awards of Best Turned Out Eagle and Owner; Best Eagle at Hunting Prey and Best Eagle at Locating Its Owner from a Distance. Other sporting activities include horse racing, archery and the highly entertaining Bushkashi - goatskin tug of war on horseback.
A smaller festival, the Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival, is also held each year in the nearby village of Sagsai in the last week of September. It follows much the same pattern as the larger Golden Eagle Festival, with about 40 eagle hunters participating. 
We offer a small group tour with Eagle festival.



Day by day itineraries

Day1. Arrive in Mongolia and city tour in Ulaanbaatar (Abbreviation: UB) (D)

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After some rest at the hotel we will visit to the National History museum and see Mongolian traditional show at 6 o’clock. After dinner, we will transfer you to the hotel. Stay in hotel***

Day2. Fly to Ulgii and explore the Ulgii city (B/L/D)

Fly to Ulgii, capital of Bayan-Ulgii in western Mongolia. Visit the local History Museum, craftwork, and a Kazakh family. Stay in ger camp 

Day3. Golden Eagle festival and Opening Ceremony (B/L/D)

We will drive to the place where the fetsival is held. The festival starts by official opening ceremony with the participants parading in on horseback with their eagles. The competition begins with each Kazakh displaying his hunting outfit and accessories, the most elaborate and beautiful of which receive the highest points. In the evening, attend a Kazakh play in honor of the hunters and their eagles. Stay in ger camp

Day4. Golden Eagle Festivals & Awards Ceremony (B/L/D)

We will see the activities of on the second day. In the late afternoon, the winners of the festival will be announced at the awards ceremony. In the evening, enjoy a celebration dinner. Stay in hotel

Day5. Fly back to UB and drive to Khustai National park (B/L/D)

We will fly back to UB. After landing in UB, we will drive to Khustai National park. We will see the takhi or Przewalski’s horse, one of the world’s most endangered species and the world’s only try wild horse. In the afternoon, visit the Ongut stone complex, a Turkic memorial and the largest grave complex in Central Asia. Stay in ger camp

Day6. Terelj National Park and Chingis Khaan Equestrian statue (B/L/D)

We will drive to Terelj NP. On the way of National park, we will visit to Chingis Khaan Equestrian statue that is highest one in the world. In the NP we will hike to small temple Aryabal. Also we will make horse riding in the NP. Overnight in ger camp 

Day7. Drive back to UB and short city tour (B/L)

We will drive back to UB. After arriving in UB, we will visit to Bogd Khaan palace museum and Zaisan Memorable hill.  Transfer you to the hotel

Day8. Departure (B) 

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

THANKS FOR JOINING US


Inclusion 

All transportation listened in the itinerary
Twin share accommodation: hotel*** and in ger camps 
Three meals per day
Services of English speaking guide
All taxes and entrance fees to the protected areas
Sightseeing cost
All transfers between airport and hotel
Horse and camel riding cost

Exclusion

International transportation
Travel and medical insurance
Alcoholic drinks
Tip
Meals in UB