Day 1: Ulgii city (Oct 06)
You will depart early morning from Ulaanbaatar and fly to Ulgii for about 2.5 hours. Our staff will be at the airport to pick you up and meet your guide, cook and driver. We will have breakfast at Restaurant and then we will prepare for heading to Eagle Hunting Hill to attend Golden Eagle Festival -2018. Today, we will experience with real Kazakh traditional games including (coil pick up un horseback, kissing women on horseback when horses are running, calling eagle on arm from 200m distance etc). When the organizers announced it is lunch time, we will have our lunch at tent or ger. Then again go to the spot of festival to experience with Kazakh traditions and interesting games. Overnight is in Ger or Hostel.
Day 2: Experiencing last day of festival (Oct 07)
After breakfast, we will drive to Eagle Hunting Hill again to experience festival again. Today is the last day of festival, so we will try to not miss interesting games and buying souvenirs and see best eagle and closing ceremony. After that we will have concert at Drama theatre in center of Ulgii. Overnight in hostel.
Day 3: Driving to Ranger Station of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park (Oct 08)
After big breakfast, we will drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park Ranger Station by 4x4 Russian van. On the way you have chance to visit to Shiveetkhairkhan mountain which is a shaman worship sacred mountain where you can see petroglyphs, and wild goats. At the Ranger Station, we meet our camel and horse team. Overnight in Tent or Tuvan Family.
Day 4- Altai Tavan Bogd Base Camp (Oct 09)
After breakfast early morning, we have horseback riding lessons by our horse guide. Mongolian horse is easy to control. After the lesson, you saddle up on horse then start our trek on horseback to Base Camp. After riding for several kilometers you can see Tavan Bogd where 5 peaks are named Malchin peak, Khuiten peak, Nairamdal peak, Ulgii peak and Burged peak. The highest one is Khuiten peak (4374m). The Nairamdal peak is triple border point of Mongolia, China, and Russian Federation. We trek for 13 km today to the Base camp at the foot of the magnificent Altai Tavan Bogd Glaciers. The potanin glacier is a longest and biggest one in Mongolia. You can find it at the foot of five peaks. After seeing five peaks and glaciers we trek back to Ranger Station of National Park and on the way you have chance to see small and beautiful lakes and meet pretty places and small hills which are nice place to take pictures. After we trek for 15 km, we are at Ranger Station. Overnight in Tuvan family
Day 5. Tsengel village (meet with eagle hunter and going real hunting with eagle on horseback) (Oct 10)
Today we should say good bye to our horse team and drive to Tsengel village. On the way we pass big passes and cross several rivers and have chance to see ancient burial mounds and balbals. After driving about 5 hours, eagle hunter and Tuvan Throat Singer are waiting for us with Golden Eagle and Musical Instruments. We will have one hour live concert at house of Throat singer and we will visit to eagle hunter’s house. In the evening, we have interview with eagle hunter about eagle and hunting. And experience with Kazakh tradition. The wife of eagle hunter is professional in Kazakh traditional meal cooking (Besbarmak). We will have Besbarmak for our dinner. Overnight in Eagle hunter family.
Day 6. Going real hunting with eagle on horseback (Oct 11)
After breakfast, we will prepare to ride on horseback and guiding by Eagle Hunter with his eagle. We need one more local guy, who will assist eagle hunter to call and get run fox. After riding about 1 or 2 hours we will be on the top of mountain, where we will stay with eagle to show fox and other animals running at foot of mountain. If we are lucky, and meet us any animal, eagle hunter sends his eagle from top of mountain to catch animal. This is more interesting part of our trip. In lunch time, we will have lunch and in the evening, we will go back to eagle hunter’s house to have some party. Overnight at Eagle Hunter’s House
Day 7. Zoostereg camp (Oct 12)
After breakfast we will heading down to Zoostereg camp and we will stop to have lunch on the way. At mid-afternoon, we will reach to Zoostereg and set up our camp at beautiful spot. Then we will meet our local guide, who leads us to see wild sheep. We may hike for some places to see them. After seeing wild sheep we will drive to Ulgii. In the evening, we will have GOOD BYE small celebration in the restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8. Departing to Ulaanbaatar (Oct 13)
Early morning our driver and guide will visit your hotel and transport you to airport and say goodbye. When we picked you up in the airport, you arrived as the tourist, but now you are close friend.
DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE FOR BIG GROUPS
Note: The cost is flexible and you can make some amendments to the itinerary and cost according your wishes & interests and your budget.
Ø English speaking guide
Ø Car renting (with professional driver and gasoline)
Ø Meals (BLD)
Ø Camping gears (dining tent, sleeping tent, tables, chair, mattress and sleeping bag)
Ø Border Patrol Office Permission and National Park Permit
Ø Transportation from and to airport
Ø Camp teams
v Domestic flight UB-ULG-UB
v International airfare
v Travel insurance
v Alcoholic beverages
v Gratuity to staffs
v Visa fees
v Other costs not specified in included
THINGS TO BRING
Spare batteries for cameras
Medications if needed
Hiking boots or shoes
Long sleeve shirts
Other personal stuffs
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.