4th Nauryz Eagle Festival
Theme Festival events , Photo filming, adventure
Group sizeup to 50
Duration 2 days
- Meet ethnic Kazakh people
- Take great photos
- Over 40 Eagle Hunters will participate in the festival
Why choose this tour
- Meet the eagle hunters and visit Kazakh families
- 2 full days of eagle festival
- Enjoy the wonderful skills of eagle hunters
Enjoy the kazakh concert
- Watch fun horse games
- Horseback riding
- See ancient petro-glyphs
- festival tax, transfers to/from the festival place,
- picnic lunch for two days
Services not included
- Personal expenses
|Day 1||Festival day 1|
10:00 Opening ceremony, introductions, Eagle Hunting history and practice.
10:30 Parade of all participants.
11:00-13:00 Fox Skin (The real test of a hunter’s ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged behind their trainer’s horse.)
13:00-14:00 Break for lunch
14:00-15:00 Fox Skin (The real test of a hunter’s ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged behind their trainer’s horse.)
15:00-16:00 Kyz Kuar (A race between a man and woman on horseback)
14:00-16:00 Bushkashi – Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common throughout Central Asia
16:00-17:30 Tiyn Teru – Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the race
19:30 Ethno-Concert with traditional music and dance
|Day 2||Festival day 2|
10:00-13:00 Eagle Call (Tests hunter’s ability to ‘call’ Eagle to their horse from a distance)
13:00-14:00 Break for lunch
14:00-15:00 Tiyn Teru – Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the Race
15:00-16:00 Bushkashi – Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common throughout Central Asia
16:00-17:00 Kyz Kuar (A race between a man and woman on horseback)
17:00-17:30 Awards and Closing ceremony
- Prices: As we’ll customize your journey based on your preferences and needs, please note that this indicative price is just a rough estimate. Prices may vary depending on season, type of accommodation and activities/experiences chosen (private vs. shared) etc.
- This journey outline is by no means conclusive. It is just a guideline and can be tailored according to your comfort level, interests and preferences for every detail from accommodation to activities.
- Health: Travellers to Mongolia should ensure that they are up-to-date with routine vaccination courses and it may be advised that further vaccines are sought. Please talk to a health professional 4 – 6 weeks before travelling. It is recommended that most travellers are vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Tetanus but it is also worth discussing Hep B, Typhoid, Meningitis, Tuberculosis, Tick-borne Encephalitis and Rabies.
- Long bumpy rides: Be prepared for some epic long car rides in some old school furgons (Russian UAZ vans). As few of the vans have speakers or a method of playing music, you might like to bring along your own portable speakers and an MP3 player (but bear in mind others may like to enjoy the serenity!) It is not unheard of for people to feel a little travel sick, so if you are prone to this, remember to bring your tablets and feel free to ask your guide/driver to stop as frequently as you wish.
An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
- Occupancy: Single $210
You can stay in a single, twin or double room/ger/tent (where applicable). Single occupancy may not be possible during the Naadam festival (July 5th -15th) at ger camps. At community-based camps and ger homestays, single occupancy is subject to availability. Single and twin/double occupancy at ger camps require an extra supplement.
- The best time to make this trip
May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.
We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 to 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Blue Wolf is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.
In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
We use the highest level, most comfortable, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day’s drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.
- Personal things to bring with you:
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, universal plugins for charger.