Golden Eagle Festival 2020 SEP 30- OCT 06

West Mongolia- It is rich for its wild animals and birds, which are usually not seen outside the aimag. Kazakh lifestyle and habits are differed from Mongolian due to different reasons. Most of the population is Muslim. By traveling to Bayan-Ulgii you will not only experience a wonderful sightseeing, but you will visit a Kazakh family as well.

OVERVIEW

The Eagle Festival, a traditional Kazakh festival, is organized not very far from the capital. During the festival Kazakh men all dressed up their traditional clothes introduce festival goers to their culture of eagle hunting and organize an interesting game of money bag grabbing.

Destination: Western Mongolia 1 WEEK

SEP 30–Fly to Olgii , upon arrival day capital of Mongolia’s westernmost province, region mostly inhabited by Kazakh nomads (90%) also Kirgiz, Tuvanian and Mongols. We don’t waste time here, board a jeep and drive into the countryside toward the Altai Mountains. Spend first night in Kazak family. Explore the local culture.

OCT 1st – After Breakfast we will proceed along the huge Siylhemiyn Nuruu ( Natural Historic Monument)  where you have the opportunity to meet several nomads. Late afternoon you will cross the Khar Salaa and Tsagaan Salaa separated from a high pyramidal rock. In this Area you can admire thousands of petroglyphs ancient evidence left by nomads living in this area million years ago. Yes you are in Altai Tavan bogd National Park.  Spend night in Kazak ger.

OCT 2nd – Spend the morning in nearby mountain valleys, riding on horseback alongside the hunters through scenic landscape .Visit an eagle hunter’s family and attend Kazakh music and dance performance.  Then drive back to Ulgii town for festival, Overnight in:  local Kazakh family.

OCT 3rd and 4th- For two unforgettable days, experience the colorful parades and thrilling competitions. Attend the official opening and awards ceremonies, the celebration dinner in the Kazakh family.

Location: 20th Golden Eagle Festival in Bayan-Ulgii town, Sayat Tolgoi village, Bugat sum OCT 3rd and 4th.

DAY 1.

10.00 - 11.00 Opening Ceremony / at Sayat Tolgoi /, registration , mandated to provide

10.00 -12.00 The Best Eagle-Man costume, the best Horse Equipment selection

12.00 -13.00 Horse racing

13.00 -14.00 Break time

14.00 -17.00 Select best introduced Eagle and best trained eagle

17.00 -18.00 Camel racing, money grab contest

14.00 -17.00 Uriankhai Archery contest

20.00 -21.00 Theatre’s concert

DAY 2.

10.00 -13.00 continue select best introduced Eagle and best trained eagle, camel racing and horse racing

13.00 -14.00 Break time

14.00 -16.00 Camel racing / continue / Kiz kuar contest , bottles dispute match /Kukbar/, khazakh play

17.00 – Closing Activities

OCT 5th – Discover the region’s ancient treasures at the Hatuugiin Mountain archeological site and spend evening with a khazakh family.  

OCT 6th - Return to Ulaanbaatar the following day ,We will pick you up from the airport, drive you to the Gorkhi - Terelj national Park the following day, overnight local family, exploring around beautiful park, Aryabal monastery, late on that day drop off the hotel you stay. 

COST INCLUSIVE:

  • Domestic flight: Round way ( Operated by Hunnu Air) 
  • Driver and tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.
  • Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) tent.
  • Food: You will have lunch as original Mongolian food in the finest local restaurants on the way and the breakfast and dinner are cooked by the tour guide. Vegeterias are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liters of mineral water per day.
  • Fees: National Park and museum fees and festival taxes are included in the price of the tour.
  • Activities: You are able to ride a horse local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse safely.
  • Vehicle type: Japanese jeep, or Russian van )

EXCLUSIVE: 

  • Personal travel insurance 
  • Emergency rescue flight cost or International flights 
  • Alocolic or other bevergares 
  • Tips to the travel team

Golden Eagle festival  2020,  7 nights /8 days

SEP 30th –Fly to Ulgii / upon arrival day capital of Mongolia’s westernmost province, region mostly inhabited by Kazakh nomads (90%) also Kirgiz, Tuvanian and Mongols. We don’t waste time here, board a jeep and drive into the countryside toward the Altai Mountains. Spend first night in Kazak family. Explore the local culture.

OCT 1st – After Breakfast we will proceed along the huge Siylhemiyn Nuruu ( Natural Historic Monument)  where you have the opportunity to meet several nomads. Late afternoon you will cross the Khar Salaa and Tsagaan Salaa separated from a high pyramidal rock. In this Area you can admire thousands of petroglyphs ancient evidence left by nomads living in this area million years ago. Yes you are in Altai Tavan bogd National Park.  Spend night in Kazak ger.

OCT 2nd – Spend the morning in nearby mountain valleys, riding on horseback alongside the hunters through scenic landscape .Visit an eagle hunter’s family and attend Kazakh music and dance performance.  Then drive back to Ulgii town for festival, Overnight in:  local Kazakh family.

OCT 3rd and 4th- For two unforgettable days, experience the colorful parades and thrilling competitions. Attend the official opening and awards ceremonies, the celebration dinner in the Kazakh family.

Location: 14th Golden Eagle Festival in Bayan-Ulgii town, Sayat Tolgoi village, Bugat sum OCT 3rd and 4th.

DAY 1.

10.00 - 11.00 Opening Ceremony / at Sayat Tolgoi /, registration , mandated to provide

10.00 -12.00 The Best Eagle-Man costume, the best Horse Equipment selection

12.00 -13.00 Horse racing

13.00 -14.00 Break time

14.00 -17.00 Select best introduced Eagle and best trained eagle

17.00 -18.00 Camel racing, money grab contest

14.00 -17.00 Uriankhai Archery contest

20.00 -21.00 Theatre’s concert

DAY 2.

10.00 -13.00 continue select best introduced Eagle and best trained eagle, camel racing and horse racing

13.00 -14.00 Break time

14.00 -16.00 Camel racing / continue / Kiz kuar contest , bottles dispute match /Kukbar/, khazakh play

17.00 – Closing Activities

OCT 5th – Discover the region’s ancient treasures at the Hatuugiin Mountain archeological site and spend evening with a khazakh family.  

OCT 6th - Return to Ulaanbaatar the following day, We will pick you up from the airport, drive you to the Gorkhi - Terelj national Park the following day, overnight local family, exploring around beautiful park, Aryabal monastery, Overnight Terelj-Lodge resort ger camp

OCT 7th - Drive to Tsonjin Boldog , World’s largest Equestrian statue. This is the place where Chinggis Khaan had found a golden whip which explained on the legend. Visitors can take an elevator to the viewing deck on the horse’s head and look out on the expansive Mongolian steppe. Drive back to ULN.

COST INCLUSIVE:

  • Domestic flight: Round way ( operated by Hunnu Air) 
  • Driver and tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.
  • Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) tourist ger camp.
  • Food: You will have lunch as original Mongolian food in the finest local restaurants on the way and the breakfast and dinner are cooked by the tour guide.
  • Vegeterian: please welcome, we will handle it
  • Fees: National Park and museum fees and festival taxes are included in the price of the tour.
  • Activities: You are able to ride a horse and local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse safety.
  • Vehicle type: Japanese jeep, or  Russian van )
  • Transfer: Pick up ad drop off service from the airport
  • Drinks: 1.5L bottled mineral water per day per person 

EXCLUSIVE: 

  • International flight 
  • Extra luggage kg cost on domestic flight 
  • Snacks 
  • Alcoholic or other beverages 
  • Extra fee for taking eagles photos 
  • Travel insurance 

 

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1. When is the best time to come to Mongolia?

May to September is the best season, with the high season in July for the Naadam Festival. August and September are also suitable months of the year, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.

2. Is Mongolia a safe destination?

Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and people are known for their nomadic hospitality and kindness and they will make you feel very welcome. But when you are in the street in Ulaanbaatar city, you have to watch your bag and wallet unless there are many pickpockets around.

3. What should I bring with me?

Warm and thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ) and camera equipment.

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