Join us for Golden Eagle Festival and explore beautiful western Mongolia, Hovd & Bayan-Olgii provinces. It is 15th annual Golden Eagle Festival. The tradition of hunting with eagles goes back thousands of years in central Asia; we will stay with the eagle trainers and learn the secrets of taming these enormous birds, as well as about the traditions of the Kazakh minority in Mongolia. Altai Mountain is one of the most remote and unvisited places on the planet. Altai High Mountains with glacier topped peaks over 3000 meters, crystal clean mountain rivers and glistening streams where world’s largest wild sheep-Argali, ibex, snow leopard, eagles, wild beautiful flowers, wild onions and beautiful butterflies. Visit the Mongol and Kazakh herding families and explore nomadic culture and experience true nomadic life and custom. Travelling through the Altai Mountains, stay in Ger, camping in colourful valleys and join the Golden Eagle Trainers and develop your falconry skills. It is an unforgettable experience.
When I was a boy of twelve, I met a group of fierce-looking Mongol horsemen, dressed in sheepskins and armed to the teeth, clatter by on piston-ponies, at their head a nasty-looking character carrying a falcon on his fist. One day I told my self, I will carry a bird like that. By Frank Illingworth.
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29 SEPTEMBER, TUESDAY
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN THE CAPITAL OF MONGOLIA.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and check in your hotel. Ulaanbaatar is a rapidly growing and developing city, with a population of slightly over a million people. Depending on an arrival time, you may enjoy a short city orientation tour before dinner. Overnight in hotel
30 SEPTEMBER, WEDNESDAY
DAY 2: HOVD / TOUR TO HOID TSENHER (NORTHERN BLUE MOUNT'S CAVE) CAVE. (B.L.D)
We will take the flight to Hovd. Then we will drive to the Khar Us Nuur (Black Water Lake) is located in the center great lakes basin approximately 25 km east of Hovd, and is Mongolian second largest and fresh water lake. That's why it is an important point for migrating birds. The lake is a best place to watching birdlife. We can count up to 300 different species of water and wetland birds including Dalmatian Pelicans, Relict Gulls, Black Stock, Bar-Headed Goose, Eurasian or White Spoonful, Great White Egret. Khar Us Lake National Park was established in 1997 on WWF recommendation. The cave of the Hoid Tsenheriin Aguu (Northern Blue Mount's cave) which dates from stone age-Paleolithic period. The cave is famous it's most remarkable rock paintings in the whole of Asia, dating back to 15,000-20,000 years ago. The paintings are an outstanding example of the cave art of Stone Age man depicting bulls, ibex, wild sheep, camels, and gazelles and even elephants, mammoths and ostriches which lived in Mongolia at the time. Overnight tent camping.
01-02 OCTOBER, THURSDAY-FRIDAY
DAY 3-4: BEAUTY OF TSAMBAGARAV NATIONAL PARK / HIKING. (B,L,D)
After relaxing breakfast, we will drive to the snow capped Mt. Tsambagarav (4202m), Mongolia’s third highest mountain. Amongst this wonderful combination of rivers and mountains, we will pitch our camp. It is a perfect hiking point for the Altai Mountain and photographing all da, you can venture through the snow and roam amongst the beautiful meadow flowers and waterfalls. Wild onions, numerous species of butterflies, the Altai ibex, Altai snow cock, and black vultures are all part of the flora and fauna in this corner of outstanding beauty. Here we will visit Mongol nomadic family and experience the last remaining nomadic culture and taste handmade cheese, cream, yoghurt, traditionally brewed milk vodka etc. Overnight in the tent. Second day we will drive to Olgii city. About 90% of this province’s population is Kazakh community (Turkic Kazakh) who have their own language and culture. Byan Olgii province is the home of one of Mongolia’s greatest golden eagle trainers. We will visit the local museum. Overnight in a ger camp just out of town.
03 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
DAY 5: GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL (B,L,D)
Today we will attend the Golden Eagle Festival for all day. The festival starts with the hunters displaying their hunting outfits, accessories and traditional dress. In the evening, we will watch concert in the local theatre and enjoy folklore music and songs of Kazakh. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
04 OCTOBER, SUNDAY
DAY 6: GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL (B,L,D)
The second day of the festival includes competitions and presentations of the special relationship between the trainer and his bird of prey. You will be able to experience a number of Kazakh traditions on first-hand. Join with the hunters, watch them pampering their birds and cheer for the competitors. Overnight in hotel.
05 OCTOBER, MONDAY
DAY 7: EAGLE TRAINER'S FAMILY (B,L,D)
After relaxing breakfast, we will drive and visit Mongolia’s greatest eagle trainers. The tradition of hunting with eagles goes back thousands of years in central Asia; we will stay with the eagle trainer’s family and learn the secrets of taming these enormous birds, as well as about the traditions of the Kazakh minority in Mongolia. Explore Kazakh people’s amazing culture and tradition. Overnight in tent or Kazakh Ger with the trainer’s family.
06 OCTOBER, TUESDAY
DAY 08: ULGII/ ULAANBAATAR. (B,L)
We will drive back to Ulgii and take the first available flight; we return to Ulaanbaatar and check in to your hotel. If time permits, we will go on a sightseeing tour of the city and shopping for souvenir and cashmere. Mongolian cashmere is famous throughout the world. Overnight in hotel
07 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
DAY 9: FULL DAY GUIDED SIGHTSEEING IN ULAANBAATAR. (B)
Full day guided sightseeing in UB. Including Natural History Museum with 16 m long skeleton of Tarbosaur belongs to 70 million years ago, Gandan Monastery - Mongolian Buddhist centre. Green Palace of the Mongolian last king Bogd. Fine Art Museum of Zanabazar. In the evening we will see fascinating performance of traditional folk songs, throat singing, and beautiful melody of horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and artistic contortion. Dinner and enjoy city at night in UB. Overnight in hotel.
08 OCTOBER, THURSDAY
DAY 10: DEPARTURE (B)
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport or train station.
Departure dates: 29 Sep-09 October, 2015
2,4 up to 12 people
11 days/10 nights
$2,750.00 USD per person 2-3 pax:
Tour price included:
• Domestic flights
• All accommodation: twin/double bedded rooms in hotel, sharing tourist Ger camp and tent
• All transport as listed in itinerary and Airport transfers.
• All meals as listed in itinerary. (breakfast-B, lunch-L and dinner-D).
• Camping equipments (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc…)
• All entrance fees of attractions.
• English speaking guide
Tour price not included:
• International flights
• Visa and passport fees
• International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
• Insurances of any kind
• Hotel porterage
• All items of personal nature: Laundry, room service charges, phone call, drinks etc.
• Alcoholic drinks
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