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Bayan-Ulgii is one of the most sought after destinations in Mongolia. Not only there are lots of high mountains, it is one of the few places you can real eagle hunters in action. The Golden Eagle festival is an annual event where local eagle hunters gather to showcase their prowess. During the festival visitors can enjoy traditional eagle hunting shows and visit local family to see how they live and train eagles.
Golden Eagle Festival, Altai Tavan Bogd
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Have a dinner and spend night in hotel. (D)
After breakfast take a tour of city. The tour starts at the Gandan Monastery, the biggest temple in the city. Afterwards we will visit National Museum of History before lunch. Drive to Zaisan Hill memorial complex. You can see panoramic view of the capital city, it is also a nice spot to take a beautiful pictures. Then drive to Bogd Khan palace museum. Transfer to hotel and rest. (B/L/D)
Board a domestic flight to Bayan-Ulgii. Bayan-Ulgii is the westernmost province of Mongolia. The country’s only Muslim and Kazakh-majority aimag. Todays’ tour will begin at Bayan-Ulgii museum. The three story museum displays exhibits on local culture, history and nature. After visiting museum drive to the biggest shopping center in the city. There has lots of traditional clothes, colorful carpets and bags that were made locally. Afterwards, we will go to Nairamdliin Undurlug to see panoramic view of Ulgii city. Have a dinner and overnight in hotel. (B/L/D)
The Golden Eagle Festival or Eagle Festival is an annual traditional festival held in Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia. In the eagle festival, Kazakh eagle hunters (Burkitshi) celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills of both the birds and their trainers. After breakfast head to the festival. Watch eagle show and have lunch. Then watch a game of "Tulam bulaah" or "Bushkashi" where participants on horseback fight over a goat carcass. It is one of the most entertaining activities of the festival. Dinner and overnight in ger camp. (B/L/D)
Program will continue after breakfast by awarding ceremony. Watch performances such as traditional dance, folk music and throat singing known as "khoomei". Farewell party at restaurant. (B/L/D)
Upon a breakfast visit eagle hunter's home. Get to know local peoples’ lifestyle, culture and watch eagle training, catch small animals. Enjoy Kazakh people's main dish besbarmak, filling meal of meat and noodles. Preparing this dish with local woman will be amazing experience. You can take photographs in wonderful natural and lifestyle scenery. Dinner and overnight stay in local hotel.
Have a breakfast and board a domestic flight to Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is famous for its cashmere industry. So we will visit to worlds’ number one cashmere store “Gobi”. Farewell dinner at restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport for your international departure. (B)
2022-09-28 - 2022-10-05
10 -10 People