Golden Eagle Festival with about 1600km driving trip – 11 days
Eagle hunter which is 6,000-year-old tradition is alive in Western Mongolia and you can see Eagle Hunter Festival only in Olgii, Bayan-Olgii, Mongolia. It is right coming soon and it’s happening only a time per year. And we can promise you reasonable cheaper price with high quality and safe travel of Golden Eagle Festival. This trip is famous with traveling to Ulaanbaatar city`s most famous places and Tavan bogd, Eagle Festiva, also about 1600km driving from UB to Olgii. Let`s see the following itinerary of the Festival:
Day 1 (Sep 27) – City touring with Monastery and National Museum (hotel, L; D)
Pick you up from Chinggis Khan international airport and transfer to the hotel. City touring with Gandan monastery and Mongolian National Museum.
(Please note that you should come in Mongolia early morning since Gandan monastery and Mongolian National Museum`s close in business hours)
Day 2 (Sep 28) - Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai Sand (Semi Gobi), Kharkhorin, Erdenzuu Monastery and nearby Govi-Altai province /Will drive approximately 800 km, half paved road/ (hotel, B; L; D)
Early morning, we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes which is a semi desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. On the way, we will have our lunch and camel riding activity is available. And then we will drive to Kharkhorin which was a capital city of Mongolia in 13th century for 30 years, located in northwestern part of Ovorkhangai province of Mongolia. One of the Mongolian most attractive monasteries Erdenezuu locates in Kharkhorin City. The Erdenezuu monastery is the most ancient survived Buddhist monastery. The Erdenezuu monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan.
After that, we will drive to the Govi-Altai province. We will spend our night at the hotel. And will get our in a hotel.
Day 3 (Sep 29) – Drive to Olgii, Bayan-Olgii Province /Will drive approximately 800 km, half paved road/ (hotel, B; L; D)
Early morning we start our drive to Olgii, Bayan-Olgii province. This day you will be enjoy the beautiful views of Mongolia`s lake and mountains. On the way, we will visit to some nomadic family, will discover their nomadic life. Once you’re arrived at the Olgii city you will be get hot shower and stay at the warm homestay. And will be get your dinner during the Kazakh folk concert.
Day 4, 5 (Sep 30 and Oct 1) – Eagle Festival
GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL
The festival begins with eagle hunters’ parade and each hunter displaying the hunting outfits and elaborate, beautifully adorned accessories. Later, the hunting eagles are evaluated for their skills. This event represents the very essence of the culture of nomadic Kazakhs and if you like to have once-in-life experience.
During this festival there is many traditional Kazakh besides eagle hunting:
- Buskashi: goat skin pulling game
- Kiz Kuar: chasing game on horseback between men and girls.
- Tenge ilu: picking up coins from the ground
And after festival you will visit to the Eagle hunter`s family.
Day 6 (Oct 2) –Drive to White River/Tavan Bogd Mountains
Flight to Olgii province. Once, you arrived there you will meet with our team, and same day start our drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park which is named “Tsagaan gol” means “White river” also it is approximately 8 hours` drive from Olgii to there, on the way stop, you will see ancient stones from Turkic period and do camping along white river valley.
Day 7 (Oct 3) – Potanin Glacier /long about 20 km/
After kind of nomadic breakfast, we start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif which is more than 4000m higher from Tsagaan gol camp, it takes approximately 6 hours` drive from camp to there. And near by the mountains we see approximately 20 km long Potanin Glacier. And remember camels are carrying our luggage and we riding horses in the wild green nature, sounds like real nomadic right? We will camp nearby the Tavan Bogd Mountains, at the night you will see clearly, beautiful and shining thousands of stars.
Day 8 (Oct 4) – Back to the Gate/White River and Tuvan Nomadic Family
Time to back to the Tsagaan gol camp while horse riding, do relaxing around visit the yurt of local Tuvan family and try Nomadic drinks. Tuvan language is different, but pretty close with both Kazakh and Mongolian languages. Their traditional clothes and yurts looks like Mongolian. By the way, our guide will teach you Mongolian Card game, you will enjoy and play this game.
Day 9 (Oct 5) – Back to the Olgii and Visit to the Eagle Hunter`s family
Time to drive back to Olgii, but on the way back, we will visit Kazakh eagle hunter’s family to experience their lifestyle and see golden eagle. Arriving in Olgii, after a hot shower, we will see Kazakh folk concert at the camp.
Day 10 (Oct 6) – Flight back to the City and Nightlife of City
Our team give you ride to airport. Once you arrived here, we will enjoy the nightlife of the city.
Day 11 (Oct 7)
Transfer to airport and departure.
Includes: 3 times meals, Domestic Flights, Accommodation (hotel), Transportation with fuel (minivan and Russian jeep), Guide
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.