HUNTING WITH GOLDEN EAGLE -2017-18, 11 days, 2360 USD, Mongolia (possible Snow leopard explore) LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP

HUNTING WITH GOLDEN EAGLE -2017-18, 11 days, 2360 USD, Mongolia (possible Snow leopard explore)


Location: Western Mongolia, Altai Mountains

Hunting with Golden Eagle is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh life. The hunter is named kusbegi or berkutchi. The experience of wild birds training was gained by Kazakh kusbegi by centuries, the secrets were impacted from the father to the son and kept deep secret. At the present time we can meet few people with such name. These masters have innate gift of wild birds training. For a hunting they tame falcons, golden eagles and eagles. Names of birds are given depending on their appearance and battle characteristics. The hunting with Golden Eagle are during ten centuries. Was considered, to present the teenager a nestling of hunting bird, means, to wish to him to begin courageous, strong dzhigit.

To train golden eagle – it is the high art. The caught bird gradually accustom to the owner. For it berkutchi some nights doesn't close eyes and interdicts to sleep golden eagle. The bird can take feed (bits of uncooked meat) only from hands of the owner. After bird will get used to the hunter- berkutchi, his horse and dog, berkutchi begins to train to hunt for stuffed fox and only then the real hunting begins. Specially trained golden eagler hunts for small animals: rabbits, foxes, and partridge, black hazel grouses

Snow Leopards are one of the most elusive of all the big cats in the world. Called Irbis by the Mongols. Most people will know it exists in the Himalaya, Pamir, Hindukush in Inner Asia. Actually, Mongolia (Mongolian Altai) has a reasonably large number of Snow Leopard (second only to China) and with its limited areas of suitable habitat, harbors the densest Snow Leopard populations in the world. Where live Argali Sheep and Siberian Ibex, there you have a chance to see Snow Leopard, who naturally prey on these wild animals rather than domestic livestock. You will learn about on this trip.

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    Arrive UB and Visit Chinggis Khan’s statue and city tour

    First day, by your arrival in UB meet by our guide and transfer to hotel.
    Second day, we will do city tour. After breakfast, we start to drive towards Khan Khentii National Park, where Genghis Khan's homeland and where a rich pasture, cattle, sheep and land, since ancient times of good natural pastures. On the way, we stop near “Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex” and “XIII Century National Camp”. Chinggis khan statue complex is located 54 km from Ulaanbaatar among beautiful natural scenery on the bank of river Tuul. After picnic lunch, we continue our driving and reach Lake Khokh. Here Chinggis Khaan was entitled as Khan of Mongols in 1189 and listen to brief historical highlights about significant event in the history of Mongolia. Drive back to UB. Explore Gandan Monastery, Buddhist center in Ulaanbaatar. See Zanabazar Museum Chojin Lama temple. Lunch time in a typical Mongolian Restaurant. The winter Palace Buda Big Statue on the Hill Central market (black) (one or two hours if we have time) Typical folkloric Mongol performance (songs and dances), at the restaurant, during Dinner time (optional). Overnight in 3* hotel.
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    Fly to Hovd

    Arrive Hovd airport and meet by our team (guide, driver and cook).
    Here we will meet “Hoomii-singers”. The Hovd town was a trade center, located on the northern Silk Road with connections to Russia and China. In 1763 the Manchu administration built the fortress Sagijn Cherem (Castle). An area of about 4 ha was fenced with 3m high and 2m wide walls. Now all 18 Mongolian ethic groups live in this province. After a lunch, drive to Durgun village, where is possible meeting with Green Toro. Overnight in local hotel. (BLD)
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    Drive to Blue Goat Nat. Park

    After breakfast, we drive 160kms (4-5hrs ) to northwest to come Kazakh Nomadic family, which is located just on the north-west side of Blue Goat Nat. Park. Overnight in wooden house. (BLD)
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    Eagle Hunting (horse riding and eagle hunting)

    Every day, going on horseback/hike with Kazakh Eagle hunter by the wild big remote mountains, we can watch and have a part in hunting with golden eagle for rabbit, fox, wild cat and other animals.
    This place has many wild endangers animals and birds like snow leopard, Altai argali and Ibex, lynx, wolverine and bearded vulture, black vulture, different kinds of falcons, golden eagle, and others. Staying with Eagle hunter, you can learn some hunting skills with golden eagle. Overnights in wooden house. (BLD)
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  • Drive to Olgii

    After breakfast, drive about 200 km and reach Olgii. Overnight in Blue Wolf hotel. Welcome dinner with short Kazakh concert in Blue Wolf restaurant. (BLD)
  • 10

    Fly To UB

    Early breakfast and transfer to Olgii airport. Fly back to UB about 3hrs. Transfer to 3* hotel. (B)
  • 11

    Depart UB

    After early breakfast, transfer to UB airport. (B)


Transport Western Mongolian families frequently move from one pasture to the other using camels. The services of some herdsmen will be hired by the expedition, and they will provide us with their animals.
Staff A local guide who speaks English, Kazakh and Mongolian will accompany the group at all times. A cook will follow, with an assistant. In addition, the services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals. The horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be riding.
Meals For eagle hunting , local Kazakh people use horses. The services of some herdsmen will be hired by the expedition, and they will provide us with their animals.
Staff A local guide who speaks English and Mongolian will accompany the group at all times. A cook will follow, with an assistant.In addition, the services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals. The horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be riding.
Meals Our cook will prepare the meals. We pride ourselves in having cooks adapt to both western and Mongolian cooking on our trips. There are always vegetables available, and we have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our trips. For breakfast we can usually buy fresh yogurt from the herdsmen in the local area some days.
My price is 2360 USD per person. (min.2 people)
Includes

English speaking Guide, 4x4 transport, 3 meals per day, cook, overnights in hotel and wooden house, camping gears (chair, sleeping mattress and bag), UB city-tour, Kazakh Eagle hunter with his bird and riding horse, national park permits. ULN-HVD and ULG-ULN flights.

Excludes

Personal needs, laundry and alcohol drinks. Single occupancy is 230$.

Dates

HGE-01, 1-11 of October, 2017

HGE-02, 15-25 of October, 2017

HGE-03, 1-11 of November, 2017

HGE-04, 15-25 of November, 2017

HGE-05, 1-11 of December, 2017

HGE-06, 15-25 of December, 2017

HGE-07, 1-11 of January, 2018

HGE-08, 15-25 of January, 2018

HGE-09, 1-11 of February, 2018

HGE-10, 15-25 of February, 2018

HGE-11, 1-11 of March, 2018

HGE-12, 15-25 of March, 2018

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