Nomad's Festival & Malchin Peak Climb 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.
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 Nomad's festival. 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 in Ulgii
Meet your local Kazakh guide arriving at Olgii airport at 9:30 a.m. (local time), drive to Blue Wolf Restaurant. After brunch or lunch, drive half an hour west to Sagsai village and reach Nomadic family (Kazakh Eagle hunter). Overnight near or with family. (LD)
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Embark on a 1-day drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. At the Sacred Mountain “Shiveet Hairhan”, we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (around 200 B.C.). Some ancient Turkic stones can also be seen along the way. Admire the views of the snowcapped and forested mountains marking the natural wall between China and Mongolia. Next day, we will start our 6-hour trek to the top of Malchin peak at 4025m. Today’s trek to summit and back to camp is about 10 to 12 hours in total, or you may trek as high as you can before returning to camp. Below you will see the Potanin glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five”, referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest), Naran, Ulgii, Burget and Nairamdal. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Altai Nomad’s Festival
During the festival we see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “Bush Kushi” (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. You will be with many local nomads, who dressed on their ancient traditional clothing.
In the evening we enjoy to have the Kazakh Concert with some traditional songs and music. Overnight in Kazakh ger. (BLD)
Drive towards TsambaGarav Nat. Park (2500-3000m)
Tsamba-Garav Uul (the altitude 4208m) is one of the most beautiful snowcapped mountains in Mongolia.
It is just on the border of three western aimags Bayan-Olgii, Uvs and Hovd. We will see the beautiful snowcapped peaks, rocky valleys and crystal clear spring waters. We visit the nomadic Urianhai families (one of western Mongolian ethnic groups, who are famous Chinggis Khaan’s heroes with bow and arrow). Overnight in tent. (BLD)
Soft hiking day and visit Eagle Hunter’s family (2900-3100m)
Today staying near Tsedenbal’s ger (Urianhai family), you can walk only few hours to reach glaciers of Tsast Uul (4208m). There is small beautiful lake surrounded by many flowers. Good for photos.
Visit his family and feel their grade hospitalities. Bashakhan keep many horses to milk and make a koumis (nomadic beer). You have a chance to see his golden eagle and learn some hunting skills.
In the evening, drive to Olgii. Overnight in gercamp. (BLD)
After early breakfast (6:30a.m), transfer to Olgii airport and fly to UB. (B)