Eagle Hunting & Wildlife Spotting Tour in Western Mongolia

An exciting adventure in the Altai mountains where old traditions are still maintained. Take the opportunity to meet the true eagle hunters and experience this amazing hunting activity that can make you forget tthe world. Extend your trip with wildife spotting activity visiting another nomad herder family.

Day 1  Fly to Ulgii town in Western Mongolia

Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii. We will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to one of the best hotels in Ulgii. After the good rest, we’ll have lunch at a restaurant. We will go town exploration that includes local museum, bazaar and Peace memorial, a hill on the edge of the town providing panoramic view of Ulgii.

Day 2  Drive to meet eagle hunter family

Drive to meet a true eagle hunter and his family who live close to a village called Altai (110km). Taste their hospitality. Enjoy the spectacular landscape. The area is surrounded with mountains that is full of foxes and rabbits.
#Accommodation: Hunter's wooden house
#Meals: B+L+D
#Driving time: 3-4 hour

Day 3, 4, 5 Hunting days

Mount on horses and go to nearby mountains to see how the Kazakh eagle hunters hunt with their golden eagles. Hunting real animals will require days sometimes. Along with the hunter witness this amazing activity. 
#Accommodation: Hunter's wooden house
#Meals: B+L+D
#Altitude: 2500m

Day 6  Drive to Blue Goat mountains

Drive to meet another nomadic herder family who live in Blue Goat mountains. It takes 5 to 6 hours. Arrive in the late afternoon. Opportunity to experience nomadic life and enjoy the warm hospitality of nomad family. 
#Accommodation: wooden house
#Meals: B+L+D
#Driving time: 5-6 hour

Day 7,8  Wildlife spotting

Our host takes you to the mountains to spot argali sheep, ibex and fox on horseback. Return in the late afternoon and observe nomadic life.
#Accommodation: wooden house
#Meals: B+L+D
#Altitude: 2500m

Day 9  Drive back to Ulgii

We’ll drive back to Ulgii through two small villages. 
#Accommodation: hotel
#Meals: B+L+D
#Driving time: 3-4 hour

Day 10  Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
We’ll transfer you to the airport.

 

Group size: 2-12  ( Discounts available for groups )

Tour price includes: 

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Car rentals, fuel and transfers from / to airport
  • Tour cook, meals (B+L+D) indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel and homestays 
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Border area permit
  • horses
  • Eagle hunter and his helper
  • Local herder guide
  • Museum entry fee
  • Drinking water

 

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Domestic flights  (Domestic plane tickets can be arranged if requested)
  • Expenditures of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag and thermarest
  • laundry
  • Meals not indicated
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Gratuities

 

*Itinerary is completely flexiable.

 

Number of days: 10
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Domestic flights, Expenditures of personal nature, Travel insurance, Charges for excess baggage, Alcoholic Drinks, Helmets
What to bring: Warm horse riding boots, warm clothing (for cold and night time), Sleeping bag(-10 Celsius ), Personal medication, basic personal toiletries, Refillable water bottle, Flashlight, Power bank, Binoculars
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.