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Golden eagle festival tour

By January 17th, 2019 No Comments

The Eagle festival, or Golden Eagle festival is an annual traditional festival held in Bayan-Ölgii aimag, Mongolia .In the eagle festival, Kazakh eagle hunters celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares  with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers. Prizes are awarded for speed, agility and accuracy, as well as for the best traditional Kazakh dress, and more.

The Eagle Festival is held during the first weekend in October, run by the Mongolian Eagle Hunter’s Association. Dark, rocky mountainous terrain forms the backdrop to the festivities which incorporate an opening ceremony, parade, cultural exhibitions, demonstrations and handcrafts in the centre of town of Ölgii followed by sporting activities and competitions 4 km out towards the mountains. Dressed in full eagle hunting regalia and mounted on groomed decorated horses, the entrants compete for the awards of Best Turned out Eagle and Owner; Best Eagle at Hunting Prey and Best Eagle at Locating Its Owner from a Distance. Other sporting activities include horse racing, archery and the highly entertaining Bushkashi – goatskin tug of war on horseback. Golden Eagle festival

Activities – photographing and cultural experiences

Duration-4 days/3 nights

Location– Western Mongolia

Vehicle-We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4wd Japanese Mini-van , Korean van and Russian van

Golden eagle festival tour

Day 1 ( 5 Oct) Flight to Ulgii

At the airport meet our team, and explore Ulgi, visit local families

Day 2 ( 6 Oct) Golden eagle

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
14:00-16:00 Fox Skin
The real test of a hunter’s ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged behind their trainer’s horse.

14:00-16:00 Archery
Same time will be started Western Mongolian Archery Competition.

Archery people will shoot from bow to balls and goat skins on horse back.

16:00-17:00 Kyz Kuar
A race between a man and woman on horseback

17:00-18:00 Bushkashi – Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common throughout Central Asia
18:00-18:30 Tiyn Teru – Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the race
19:00 Break for dinner

Day 3 ( 7 Oct)Golden eagle

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 Camel Race 6kms
It is one most funny and interesting game.Camel riders can be women and men.

15:00-16:00 Tiyn Teru – Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the Race
16:00-17:00 Bushkashi – Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common throughout Central Asia
17:00-17:30 Kyz Kuar
A race between a man and woman on horseback

17:30-18:00 Awards and Closing ceremony

Day 4 ( 7 Oct) flight back UB

We will pick up at Chinges Khan airport. visit Chinges Khan Statue complex

Tour price

2 person-$990 per person

3 person-$900 per person

4 person-$860 per person

5 person-$ 810 per person

6 person-$790 per person

Included

  • Breakfast- 3, Lunch- 4, Dinner- 3
  • Accommodation- Ger Guesthouse 3 nights
  • Domestic flight ticket ( round trip )
  • English speaking guide
  • Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
  • Golden eagle ticket
  • Entrance fees the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not included

  • International Airfare
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic drinks and snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in UB

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