Authentic Experience of Eagle Festival Adventure LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
This trip is getting very popular for our clients as this is big opportunity to have your own experience for eagle hunting and see the eagle festival. You will have a part in eagle hunting.Going side by side with eagle hunters, you will experience an authentic feeling and enjoyable horseback trip. If you get lucky, the eagle can catch some wild animals like rabbit,foxes and wild cats.
Arrive UB airport and explore UB
Arrive UB airport and meet by our Blue Wolf guide. Transfer to hotel. After a short rest to freshen-up we will do a sight -seeing tour of Ulaanbaatar, focusing on such significant cultural sites as Gandan Buddhist Monastery, the Zanzabar Fine Arts Museum, which holds the finest collection of thangka paintings, carvings and sculptures in Mongolia.
The Chojin Lama temple will be visited, the location of which clearly illustrates the great contrast between the old and the new in Mongolia.
Lunch will be enjoyed in a nearby Mongolian restaurant with traditional cuisine.
In the afternoon, the Winter Palace of the last Bogd Khan will be visited which houses some very interesting cultural and religious artifacts.
To get a panoramic overview of the city, we may visit the Great Buddha statue and memorial at Zaisan. In the evening at dinner we will enjoy a typical folkloric Mongol performance (songs and dances). We will overnight at a 4* hotel.
Fly to Olgii and Drive to Blue Goat Nat. Park
Go to Festival with Eagle hunters on horseback
Riding the Mongolian small but tough horses, you go side by side with eagle hunter to hunt fox, rabbit, wild cat and may be wolf. So you have chance to have part in this unique hunting of Altai Kazakh people. Have picnic lunch on the mountain and enjoy remote mountain country. You can try to hold the golden eagle on your hand and shoot some photos. Overnights in ger with family. (BLD)
Meet the Kazakh Eagle hunters. The rodeo of eagle hunting. A fantastic opportunity for photographers and adventurers alike to see these magnificent birds up close. There are approx. 400 eagle hunters in Bayan-Olgii aimag. Eagle hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility in these few days. During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “BushKushi" (Try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback), "Kiss woman on horseback", "Pick up coins from the land on horseback" and others. In the evening we enjoy to have the Kazakh Concert with some traditional songs and music. On second day, in the evening drive towards Altai Tavan Bogd and reach Potanin Glacier. Overnights in ger with family. (BLD)
Day 8. Explore Altai Tavan Bogd
Bayan-Olgii is rich in archaeological remains, as a reminder of the Bronze Ages and the time of the Huns and Turkic invasions. At Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where numerous Tuvan nomads live, in Altai Tavanbogd National Park, we will pitch our camp. Shiveet Hairhan is sacred for these local people, why no hunting here. Trek for 11 kms toward the base camp of the snow-capped Tavanbogd massif. We will walk about 20km along Potanina glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five", referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level. Quite a considerable height at this altitude. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. In the evening walk down and stay with family or in tent near cars. (BLD)
Drive to Olgii
Drive 5-6 hours and come to Olgii. Visit the local museum of Olgii town with its comprehensive information on Altai flora and fauna of Bayan-Olgii aimag as well as colourful traditional costumes. In the evening, enjoy a Kazakh Concert during dinner. Overnight at hotel/gercamp. (BLD)
Fly to UB
After breakfast, transfer to Olgiy airport to catch a flight for Ulaanbaatar. Meet by our guide and transfer to hotel. (B)
You will have a full day to explore the sprawling city of retro architecture, thrilling nightlife, wild traffic and exciting commerce. There’s plenty to see, do and eat – your guide will recommend some of the best places to dine at
After early breakfast, transfer to Olgii airport. Leave only foot prints & take only lifetime of memories home from your Mongolian adventure.