This journey will immerse you into untouched beautiful nature and rich cultural heritages of western Mongolia. It’s a great opportunity to meet the various ethnic minorities like Muslim Kazakh people who has its own tradition and etiquette. In this trip you will bear witness to the special Golden Eagle Festival where the Eagle hunters show off their hunting skills.
Ulaanbaatar – Ulgii town – Golden Eagle Festival – Ulgii town – Ulaanbaatar
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to airport which will take a flight to Ulgii town, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province by domestic airline. Our local staff will greet and welcome you at the airport. Then we will visit ethnographic museum and a local market to check their daily needs. We will be staying overnight in a local hotel. LD
Today we will visit Kazakh family’s settlement. You will notice that the dwelling of Kazakh people is slightly different from the Mongolian ger or yurt, which is decorated with brightly colored rugs. We will enjoy their hospitality and learn more about their culture. You will also observe the traditional technology to make the colorful rugs. In the evening we go to the highlight of the day to have “bisparmak” which are the original Kazakh dishes prepared for highly respected guests! We’ll be staying overnight in a local hotel. BLD
This day you will enjoy “The Golden Eagle Festival”. About 11.00am enjoy the Opening ceremony of the festival, as commences the participants join the parade on horseback riding with their eagles. The competition begins with each Kazakh displaying his hunting outfit and accessories. The most elaborate and beautiful clothing and accessories are given the highest points. In the afternoon, the Golden Eagles will be evaluated for their speed and agility. In the evening watch a Kazakh concert consisting of traditional songs and dances. We’ll be staying overnight in a local hotel. BLD
Prepare for some exciting action today! The Golden Eagles will be released from a cliff to attack fox skins that will be dragged by their owner on a horseback. The eagles will be judged on their success of grabbing the “fox”, their speed, and “gripping” technique. As the points for the competitions are being tallied, the Kazakhs will compete in their traditional game called “kekbar”- passing goat skin which tests one’s horse riding skills, strength and agility at the same time. In the late afternoon the winners of the festival will be nominated at the awards ceremony. In the evening, enjoy the celebration dinner. You will stay overnight in a local hotel. BLD
After breakfast we will transfer you to a local airport taking a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival to Ulaanbaatar city we will escort you to the designated accommodation. End of the service. B
|Status||Start date||End date||Single||Price||Join|
|Open||03 Oct 2019||07 Oct 2019||150$||1690$||Book|
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Your guide and driver will pick you up at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar. Pick up time will be stated at the confirmation document/or single email we would send you after the booking made.
Joining point instructions
Meet your tour guide who holds a welcoming board with your name(s) shown. It is your responsibility to advise us of your accommodation, number of flight/or train and carriage numbers in advance.
Problems and emergency contact information
In the case of an emergency, or concerns about a missed pick-up please contact us on cell phones: (+976) 9905 9466, (+976) 9909 8467.
For all other enquiries and outback tour services please contact our office team on (+976) 11 35 46 62.
Golden Eagle Festival it’s great opportunity experiencing eagle hunt and how to train their eagles, and learning Kazakh culture.
It was excellent trip. The highlight was the Eagle are hunting fake fox, and also understanding western Mongolian Ethnic groups culture.