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A glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festival

12 days eagle hunting festival tour in West Altai

A glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festivalA glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festivalA glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festivalA glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festivalA glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festival

In the remote west of the Mongolia there is still, the pickling hunt by eagle. The kazakh"s, which immigrated approximately 150 years before into Mongolia, here in the Altai mountains, carry this tradition. Where under the eternally blue sky enormous snow-covered summits of the Altai mountains rise, takes in late autumn regularly an eagle hunting festival in Bayan Ulgii province place. That is announcing the begin of hunting season for eagle hunter, because in warm months it is not possibly to hunt by eagle. The eagle festival begins with the beginning of set out of eaglehunters and huntingsets and eagles. Then the hunting eagles are evaluated depending upon skill of eagle and the festival are accompanied by age-old traditional games of kazakh nomads. The hunters leave eagles from a high positioned rock free, during the owner from downside calls their eagle to themselves thereby their eagle land on owners arm , how it is typical on hunting. That is evaluated depending upon fastest time, and skill with most points. Further this festival is accompanied with kazakh national game kekbar. Two teams fight to become a goat skin. The winner throws it by his choice on a ger, so that this family becomes hosts for all participants. In the evening the festival ends with a celebration dostarkhan in the host family, where winner throws the goat skin

Highlights

Eagle festival, kazakh family, national park, mongolian national ethnic group people

Short Itenerary
  • Day 1 :Arrivel. Hoteltransfer. Citytour
  • Day 2 :Flight to Khovd
  • Day 3 :Drive and visit families
  • Day 4 :Tavanbogd National Park
  • Day 5 :Eagle Festival
  • Day 6 :Eagle Festival
  • Day 7 :Drive to Ulgii
  • Day 8 :Drive to Ulaangom
  • Day 9 :Fly to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 10 :Terelj National Park
  • Day 11 :Drive to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Day 12 :Departure
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A glorious time in West Altai - Eagle festival

Day 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. ****Hotel transfer. City tour, including visit of Gandan monastery,  Zaisan panoramic hill, Sukhbaatar square and natural historical Museum. (L/ D)

Day 2

Flight to Khovd. Visit of local Museum and local market. Overnight in a Landhotel.  (B/ L/ D)

Day 3

Drive via Tsambagarav, Ulgii to Ulaanhus area. Visit of local Nomads. Overnightstay in ger camp. (B/ L/ D)

Day 4

Drive to National Park Tavanbogd. (B/ L/ D)

Day 5

Altai Eagle festival in different nomination, such as calling, hunting. Festival accompanied by different traditional game's such knuckle bone shooting, archery and there are a unique exhibits of richly ornamented handmade carpets. (B/ L/ D)

Day 6

Altai Eagle festival in different nomination, such as calling, hunting. Festival accompanied by different traditional game's such knuckle bone shooting, archery and there are a unique exhibits of richly ornamented handmade carpets. (B/L/D)

Day 7

Drive back via Ulaanhus to Ulgii. Overnight in a landhotel. (B/ L/ D)

Day 8

Drive via Uureg See to Ulaangom. Visit local kazakh and durvud ethnic families. Overnightstay in landhotel.  (B/L/D)

Day 9

Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the ****Hotel.  (B/L/D)

Day 10

Drive to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park with a stopover en route at turtle rock for sightseeing. Visit a local nomadic family , introducing of mongolian national dwelling ger and learn about the nomadic lifestyle, and try traditional dairy products such as airag (mare's fermented milk). Overnightstay in ger camp. (B/ L/ D)

Day 11

Drive to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to ****Hotel. Leisure and shopping. In the evening folklore. (B/L/D)

Day 12

Transfer for your departure. (B/L/D)

Tour Duration

 11 nights / 12 days

Tour Price

Double Room: USD

Single Room: +USD

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size

 6 participants per tour

Date

 02. October 2011

 Included

 * 12 day round trip from/to Ulaanbaatar

* Guiding in German or English language

* 3 nights in Ulaanbaatar at ****Hotel/ 3 nights  in Landhotel/ 5 nights accommodation in Ger camp

* All overland transportation (4WD Van / Capacity 12 seats) and transfer in Ulaanbaatar

* Welcome-Dinner/ Meals

* Sightseeing tour in Ulaanbaatar

* Domestic flights to and back Ulaanbaatar

* Eagle hunting tour

* Entry fees for national park, museum and folklore in Ulaanbaatar

Not included

 gratuity, optional tours and personal extras, International journey, visa fee, equipments and personal spending, single room charge in the hotel, travel insurance, tip, additional beverages and meals

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