Eagle Festival

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There are 360 eagle-hunters in Bayan-Ölgii and every year around 70 of them converge at Sayat Tube (Hunter’s Hill), 8km east of Ölgii, for the annual Eagle Festival.
Although the tradition dates back about 2000 years (Marco Polo mentions it in his Travels ), the inaugural festival was only held in 1999. The program differs from year to year but the opening ceremony usually kicks off around 10am, followed by the judging of how well the competitors are attired in traditional dress. This is followed by various competitions, including one called shakhyru during which the eagle must catch a piece of fox fur pulled behind a galloping horse. The festival culminates on Sunday, when a live fox (and sometimes a wolf pup) is released as bait for the top three eagles to hunt (animal lovers may find this somewhat distressing as the fox is killed).
  • Eagle Festival tour (5 nights/5 days)
    Day #1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and tour around city
    After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you’ll be greeted at the airport, will bring your hotel. After lunch, take a city sightseeing tour including a visit to Gandan Monastery with its huge gold plated Buddha. See the monks chanting, spin some prayer wheels and view the intricately embroidered thanks.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #2 Fly to the Ulgii province and visit to Kazakh family
    Fly to Ulgii, capital of Bayan-Ulgii in western Mongolia. Visit the local History Museum, craftwork, and a Kazakh family.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #3 Opening ceremonies, competition and awards Ceremony
    For two unforgettable days, experience the Golden Eagle Festival’s colorful parades and thrilling competitions. Attend the official opening and awards ceremonies, the celebration dinner and a Kazakh play.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #4 Riding with Eagle Hunters
    Spend the morning trekking Mongolia in nearby mountain valleys, riding on horseback alongside the hunters through a scenic landscape rich in plant and animal life. In the afternoon, visit a local mosque and the town market.
    Accommodation: ger camp. (B+L+D)
    Day #5 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and take rest
    After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore.
    Accommodation: hostel (B+L+D)
    Day #6  Departure Mongolia
    After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hostel to the airport.
    Breakfast
  • What is include in package:
    If you buy our package we will give you following promotions
              •   Free airport and train station pick up service
              •   One night free stay at guest house after the trip
              •   Invitation letter in case you need visa to visit Mongolia
              •   Free service for visa extension
              •   Luggage storage
              •   International and domestic plane ticket reservation
              •   We do provide free tent, sleeping bags and mattresses
              •   Horse and Camel riding (1 hour)
              •   Bicycle (for cycling trips), motorbike (bike trips)
              •   Ger camp or host family stay (Camping is available)
              •   Transportation during the trip days
              •   Guide
              •    Meals at local restaurants or cooked by guide
              •   Entrance fees to all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees
    What is not include in package:
             •   Entry and transit visa fee to Mongolia
             •   Airport drop off
             •   International airfare and train ticket
             •   All type insurances (we recommend you get your insurance in your country)
             • Your personal expenses such as soft and alcoholic drinks, international calls during the your trip, optional sightseeing and meals
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  • Number of people Price (per person/per day)
    1. Group with 6 person 151 USD
    2. Group with 5 person 160 USD
    3. Group with 4 person 173 USD
    4. Group with 3 person 193 USD
    5. Group with 2 person 234 USD