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Golden Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

  • Itinerary:
    Ulaanbaatar - Middle Gobi desert - Erdene Ukhaa - Tsagaan Suvarga - Bayanzag - Gobi Naran camp - Horyn Gol - Sand dunes - Bayanzag - Gobi Naran Camp - Dalanzagad - Ulaanbaatar - Ulgii - Ulaanbaatar
  • Duration:
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Price:
    on request
  • Tour program
    Itinerary of «Golden Eagle Hunters of Mongolia»
    Day 01: Arrive Ulaanbaatar – Flt
    Meeting on arrival assistance and transfer to hotel.
    Lunch at local restaurant
    We shall start our sightseeing tour of Ulaanbaatar with a visit to Ghengiz Khan Square, Gandan Monastery, Statue of Migjid Janraiseg, Zaidan memorial and the National Museum of Mongolia
    Dinner and overnight at hotel

    Day 02: Ulaanbaatar/Middle Gobi desert/Erdene Ukhaa – 360 kms – 5/6 hrs
    Morning depart by four wheel drive to the mid of Gobi desert on the way shall visit Baga
    Gazryn Chuluu and Sumhuh Burd – we shall see an ancient royal castle remains Picnic Lunch enroute
    On arrival transfer to Ukhaa Ger camp
    Dinner and overnight at the camp

    Day 03: Erdene/Tsagaan Suvarga – 170 kms – 4 hrs
    Morning depart for more adventure in the Gobi desert as we move deeper inside. We may come across the Shepherd and Mongols who repose during the season in the desert now start returning to the town ships
    On arrival camp at regular Tourist Ger camp
    Meals and overnight

    Day 04: Bayanzag/Gobi Naran camp – 280 kms – 6 hrs
    We continue off the beaten tracks deeper into Gobi desert with unique scenery of the steppes and occasionally meeting the nomadic people in the desert or chat with a family in the desert. On arrival transfer to Naran Camp
    Meals and overnight

    Day 05: Gobi Naran/Horyn Gol and Sand dunes – 250 kms – 5 hrs
    We shall drive into Horyn Gol Oasis – we shall explore the beautiful surroundings with Seerun Bulag(Spring) at the foot of Singing Dunes. We shall then visit the local camel breeder’s Family – we can have camel ride for a short
    Meals and overnight

    Day 06: Horyn Gol/Bayanzag/Gobi Naran Camp – 200 kms – 4 hrs
    We shall drive back to Bayanzag – Gobi Naran Camp – explore the flaming cliffs (geophysical formations due wind erosion) then explore the “Cemetery of Dinosaurs” this is the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews – the American explorer and naturalist who drove deeper into Gobi desert in 1920 and discovered the egg shells of dinosaurs and later drove an expedition in 1922 with a fleet of dodges. He kept visiting the desert searching for more fossil remains of the animals that once ruled part of Mongolian deserts
    Meals and overnight at the camp

    Day 07: Gobi Naran/Dalanzagad – 235 kms – 4 hrs
    Dalanzagad/Ulaanbaatar – Flt
    morning we shall drive to Dalanzagad town and catch the flight for Ulaan Bataar
    on arrival transfer to hotel.
    Free at leisure
    Meals and overnight

    Day 08: Ulaanbaatar/Ulgii – Flt
    We shall fly in the morning to Ulgii – the western most province of Mongolia. Ulgii is inhabited by Kazakh nationality who continue their customs according to their nomadic culture spread over several centuries. They are animal herders raising cattle and horses in whole western region.
    On arrival transfer to Eagle’s Nest Hotel
    Meals and overnight

    Day 09: Ulgii
    We shall take part in the Golden Eagle Festival – performed near the mountain side of Ulgii Aimag. The highlight festivities are parade, cultural exhibitions and horse racing, This is followed by Golden Eagle Hunters who parade with their birds of pride. There is a mockup hunt for the young ones who astride horse release their bird of pray on a stuffed animal being pulled by a horse
    we shall see the exhibition and smaller competitions – later at the end of the day return to our hotel.
    Meals and overnight

    Day 10: Ulgii
    Today is the main day when birds are released from mountain side on the live animals running below – fastest attacking bird wins the competition
    the day will end with prize distribution ceremony with pomp and show
    later after taking part in the day long festivity we shall return to our hotel.
    Meals and overnight

    Day 11: Ulgii/Ulaan Bataar – Flt
    We shall board a morning plane for flight back to Ulaanbaatar – on arrival transfer to hotel.
    Free time for shopping
    Meals and overnight

    Day 12: Ulaanbaatar/Departure – Flt
    Morning transfer to airport for your destination flight
    Assistance on departure

  • Details
    Details of itinerary & map
    Nomadism was largely practiced and even today 30% of Mongols are nomadic roaming in the steppes carrying huge herds of sheep, cows, horses and yaks could be a common scene of the countryside outside Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Mongols predominantly practice Buddhism with small numbers practicing Shamnism and Islam.

    Today Mongols are discovering their identity and introduction to the world through sports and festivals, like the annual summer festival of Nadam is well known and various forms related to ancient Mongol sports like horse riding, arrow shooting, wrestling and other minor nomadic sports.

    The western part of Mongolia is largely inhabited by Kazakh ethnic group which is closely related to neighboring Kazakhstan are pastoral tribes with large animal herds. Kazakhs are mainly inhabiting the mountainous zones and are known Eagle Hunters. Eagle Hunting was known in the region since Khitan nomadic people in 10th AD who had trained hunters. Later being very closely affiliated with these nomadic people the sport was more popular among the Kazakh and Kyrgyz people. Mongol Kazakhs who migrated into present day western parts of Mongol Altai during the Soviet rule due harsh roping in of nomadic culture. Now these Kazakh tribes form an important ethnic group of Mongolia described as rich herders. During the winter months when these tribes are more at leisure they adopt their ancestral sport of Eagle Hunting. They form small groups of horsemen driving foxes and hares which provides them exotic meat and fur for their cold winters. An Eagle Hunter is called ‘Kus-beki’ (Kus – bird & beki – caretaker) is an old term used for Khan’s courtier more commonly called ‘Khushbeki’ the chief advisor. Since on hunting tours ‘Khush-beki’ had an important position in Khan’s entourage thereby confirming him of great trust of Khan’s court.

    Kazakhs of Mongolia celebrate ‘Eagle Festival’ in the first weeks of October before the approach of severe winter months. These are groups of competing Eagle Hunters who do mock up and real eagle hunting performed in Ulgii, the main city of Bayan Ulgii
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