Altai Eagle Festival Tour September 2018, 13 Days

Overview:

Tour type: Discovery

Tour Date: Sep/Oct, 13 Days 12 Nights)

Tour Fee: USD 979/ Person

Accommodation in Olgii & Khovd: Guest House

Accommodation in countryside: Nomadic family’s ger or camp

Fee includes: Accommodation, three meals per day, car transportation between destinations within Mongolia, all tickets, horse and camel riding cost, cultural program fees, driver and tour guide fees, bottled water supplies. 

Fee excludes: International flight to Ulaanbaatar, domestic flights between Ulaanbaatar and Olgii and Khovd,  visa fees, alcoholic drinks, snacks, travel insurance, personal spending on souvenirs and anything not mentioned under included.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1:  Olgii - Kharangat Valley

Your guide and driver will pick you up at the airport in Olgii. You will start your journey to kharangat Valley. We will drive through a long mountainous road that will bring us to the  great Davaa (mountain pass) which open the view to the kharangat valley.

Picnic lunch on the way.

Kharangat is a wonderful place, full of rivers and trees. It's one of the few forest of Bayan Olgii aimag.

In this region live Kazakh, Tuvas and Uriankhai families

You will eat and sleep in a kazakh ger.

Day 2: Kharangat Valley (Horse riding)

Day of horse riding and relaxing in the kharangat valley. Picnic lunch.

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 3: Kharangat Valley - Turgen waterfall

From the valley of Kharangat we will join Turgen waterfall. A very pleasant place in the middlle of the surrounding mountains.

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 4: Turgen waterfall - Altai Tavan Bogd (camel riding)

We will arrive in the national park of Altai Tavan Bogd (the five sacred mounts of altai).  You will there do a small camel riding in the park.

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 5: Altai Tavan Bogd - Tsagan Gol

From the altai tavan bogd you will join the Tsagan gol river where you can watch in open air the petroglyphic complexes of the Mongolian Altai (UNESCO)

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 6: Tsagan Gol - Olgii

From tsagaan gol, we will come back to the city of Olgii , going through small  kazakh villages on our way.

Evening in Olgii

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a guest house

Day 7: Golden Eagle Festival (Olgii)

First day of the famous Golden Eagle Festival.

There are over 80 participants which are the best eagle hunters from the 12 counties of Bayan Ulgii aimag.

During this festival there is many traditional kazakh beside eagle huntiing :

- Buskashi : goat skin pulling game

- Kiz Kuar: chasing game on horseback  between men and girls.

- Tenge ilu: picking up coins from the ground

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a guest house

Day 8: Golden Eagle Festival (Olgii)

Second day of the famous Golden Eagle Festival.

The eagle hunters will receive their prize at the end of the festival :  Best turned out eagle and owner, Best eagle at hunting prey, Best eagle at llocating its owner from a distance.

During this festival you can as well watch horse racing and archery.

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a guest house

Day 9: Olgii - Tambagarav Uul

From Olgii we will be heading towards Khovd and stop half way in Tambaragv Uul national. From there you will be able to see the permanent snow from the high peaks.

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 10: Tambagarav Uul - Khovd - Khar Us Nuur

From Tambgarav we will arrive in Khovd and will do a small city tour before going to the lake of Khar Us and spend the night there.

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 11: Khar Us Nuur - Khoid Tsenkher

From Khar us lake we will arrive in Khoid Tsenkher , an hidden jewel of the Khovd region where you can watch the cave painting dating back from 15 000 years !

Picnic lunch 

You will eat and sleep in a ger

Day 12: Khoid Tsenkher - Khovd

From Khoid Tsenkher we will come back to Khovd in the evening

Picnic lunch

You will eat and sleep in guest house

Day 13: Khovd (flight to Ulaanbaatar)

Last goodbyes, your driver and guide will bring you to Khovd airport

Number of days: 13
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: SUV 4x4
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