MONGOLIA- CLASSIC EAGLE HUNTING , 8 days, from 1470$, 2019 LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
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 eagle hunts for small animals: rabbits, foxes, and partridge, black hazel grouses
Day 1. Arrive UBArrive Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia .Transfer to the hotel . After lunch, we will do city sightseeing tour. Explore Gandan Monastery and Buddhist center in Ulaanbaatar. Visit Natural History Museum featuring a collection of dinosaur fossils and artifacts produced in Mongolia and in Mid-Asia dating from the Stone Age, with a good display of Mongolian art and culture. Overnight in 4* hotel.
Days 2. Fly to Olgii and drive to Eagle Hunter's familyCome to airport to catch the flight to Olgii city. Fly 3 hr. Meet by our team. Transfer to our office and tour briefing. Lunch and drive to south about 200 km (5-6 hr). Meet Kazakh Eagle hunter and his family. See the magnificent bird of hunting-golden eagle. Overnight with family. (BLD)
Days 3-6. Altai Kazakh hunting with Golden EagleThe Mongolian Kazakhs use for hunting female eagles as far they are bigger mail ones and more aggressive. These eagles are trained to hunt fox, wolves, rabbit and wild cat. Every day going side by side with eagle hunter to hunt mostly fox we learn and enjoy this unique customs of the Mongolian Kazakhs. We have the chance to visit some Kazakh families and feel the grade hospitalities. Every evening we stay with the Kazakh Dombro Player (traditional musical instrument with two strings). Overnights with family.
Days 7-8. Flights backEarly breakfast and transfer to the airport. Take a flight to UB. Transfer to 4* hotel. Second day, after breakfast, transfer to UB airport and depart UB. (B)
Eagle hunting season is from September to end of March. The winters are
cold and dry with occasional snow, but most days have clean blue sky and strong
sun. The temperature can fluctuate
as much 5-10 degrees centigrade between day and night. /-10°-20° during a days
and -15°-25° of Celsius during a nights/
|What to bring||
Binoculars, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear, lip balm, sanitary hand wipes, sunglasses, prescription medications (if needed),pills for motion sickness, rain gear, flashlight.
|Level of difficulty||
Easy: For most people, young and old in good health. No more than about 500 m (1640 ft) of elevation gain and no more than about 10 -12 km (6 - 8 mi) hiking each day. The trails are mostly in good condition. The backpack should be a light day pack with snacks. Up to 5 hours on the trail each day
We believe that a good guide is essential to the enjoyment of any trip. Your guide will be English speaking and hand picked by us to suit your itinerary and requirements. Each guide is personally briefed on all elements of the trip 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.
Our cook will prepare the meals. We pride ourselves in having cooks adapt to both western and Kazakh 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.
|Price||1470 $ per person (min 2 members)
Group size: 2-8
Discounts available for groups.
English speaking guide, 4x4 car, 3meals per
day, cook with cooking gears, overnights in 4* hotel (2nts), wooden house with
family (4nts) and local hotel (1nt), camping equipment (mattress, sleeping bag
and chair), riding horse, national park permits. Uln-Ulg-Uln flight.
Personal needs, laundry and alcohol drinks. Single occupancy is 160$.
|We mostly use UAZ(upgradable to Land Cruisers). These beasts of the east were born for the wilds of Mongolia. Fun, functional & practical, they feature a large wheel base, high ground clearance, large surround windows, ample luggage space, a strong heating system, and a flexible, sociable layout. Our guests fall in love with these indomitable vehicles and our fantastic team of drivers.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.|
|210 USD (Occupancy: you can stay in a single, twin or double room/ger/tent (where applicable). Single occupancy may not be possible during the Naadam/eagle/any other festivals (July 5th -15th) at ger camps. At community-based camps and ger/teepee home stays, single occupancy is subject to availability. Single occupancy requires an extra supplement.)|
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