General

Eagle Hunting Festival

Kazakhs residing in the Altai Mountains and in the basin of Mongolia’s Great Lakes constitute one of Mongolia’s major ethnic minorities. Living in the western-most part of Mongolia, they continue to practice the ancient sport of Kazakhs: hunting with their eagles. The Kazakhs only hunt with their eagles during winter time, when the pelts of rabbits, red fox and grey wolf are at their most luxuriant. The eagles are released back into the wild to breed once they have reached the age of eight or ten.

Highlights:

  • Learn about techniques of capturing & training of Eagles
  • Join the spectacular Golden Eagle Hunters Festival
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of Kazakhs of Mongolia

Eagle-Festival

1.2

Day

Arrival
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Sightseeing in the city including visits to the Museum of Natural History and National History Museum of Mongolia.

3.5

Day

Golden Eagle Festival
Fly to Ulgii and attend the Golden Eagle Festival. Kazakh men have hunted from horseback with trained Golden Eagles, the largest and most powerful of raptors. Fox, rabbit and even grey wolf are hunted for their fur and for the challenge they present, pursued across the snowy mountain and steppes. Meet Kazakhs, enjoy the festive of ancient tradition.

6.7

Day

Ulaanbaatar/Departure
Fly to Ulaanbaatar and depart for home.

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