This combines the somewhat touristy Eagle Festival with time spent on a genuine eagle hunt out in the beautiful West. Trip of a lifetime!
NB: WE BOOK FLIGHTS OUT WEST EARLY FOR THIS FESTIVAL AT A VERY EXPENSIVE PRICE.
Day 1 (September 27) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, welcomed by Bek Travel’s staff at UB airport. Drive to Flower hotel. After the lunch at Mongolian Nomads restaurant, we will see Natural museum. In the evening we will see Tumen-Enkh Ensemble Mongolian traditional concert. Drive back to Hotel after the dinner.
Day 2 ( September 28) Fly from UB to Olgii. Arrive in Olgii, welcomed by Bek and check in hotel in Olgii. Drive to Sagsai Village to see Golden eagle and fly drone over the hills. Overnight in yurt.
Day 3 ( September 29) Drive back to UB, visit local market and see museum. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 ( October 30) Start attending the Eagle Festival at festival site 10kms out of Olgii town. In the evening, see the festival concert. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 (October 1) Attend the eagle festival and overnight in hotel again.
Day 6 (October 2 ) Start driving to Altay village where a famous eagle hunter lives, you will be welcomed in his wooden house. Have a welcome party, prepare sheep for you and nomadic neighbors. Everyone will have a bes parmak ( five fingers) big dinner. Overnight in his house.
Day 7 (October 3) Training session on this day in the morning, how to ride a horse with a golden eagle on your arms to be ready to hunt wild animals ( such as fox, rabbit, pallas cat etc) on the Altay mountains. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Altay mountains with golden eagle on your arms. There will be more than 4 eagle falconers joining the Hunting for the next couple of days while you are there. You will have a lot of information and experience exchanges with them. Overnight.
Day 8 (October 4) You will be doing a REAL HUNTING WITH GOLDEN EAGLES along with other eagle hunters accompanying with you. In the afternoon, ride on camels and have fun. Overnight at the same family. Have good bye party at his house. You will have hot shower facilities there as well)
Day 9 (October 5) You will do some fishing in the morning, and drive to Olgii, on the way back, you will stop by a Uriankhai ( Uriankhai is a small Mongolian ethnic minority) throat singer to listen to his throat singing. Arrive in Olgii. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 (October 6) Leisure day in Olgii. See Kazakh family Concert or a Kazakh traditional wedding ceremony. Overnight in Olgii in hotel.
Day 11 (October 7) Fly out of Olgii to UB. Welcomed by Bek Travel’s staff again. Drive to Edelweiss hotel. Overnight.
Day 12 (October 8) Fly to home country.
Mongolia package includes for the whole trip;
- A Van 4x4 with a driver.
- Fuel for the trip for whole time.
- English speaking guide
- Hotel stays
- All food, during the trip and at restaurants in Olgii and in UB.
- All cooking and camping gears.
- Generator and fuel , 220 volts for electricity during the hunting stays for battery charging and other uses .
- National park and border office permits ( area you will go is close to China border)
- Eagle festival taxes
- Eagle hunters' fee
- Horses during the eagle hunting.
- Accommodation during the hunting.
- A cook who will be accompanying with you during the eagle hunting.
- UB-OLGII-UB DOMESTIC RETURN TICKETS
15.Laundry service in Olgii if any.
- Hotels in UB.
- Food in UB.
- Guide in UB
- Vehicles in UB
- Museum and concert tickets in UB.
- other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.
Fee per person for this package trip is 2350 USD.
Important tip: Domestic tickets schedule which is considered as Summer flight schedules will be announced in Late March and domestic return tickets for October specifically during the festival will HAVE TO be booked as soon as the flight schedule is announced. So it is very important. Local aviation companies make domestic tickets at least 2 times more expensive during this time of festival. And Local hotels make their prices 4 times more expensive during this festival. So this trip is quite costly.
Weather: Weather in October will be -2, to -5 during the night and + 5 to + 10 during the day in Bayan Olgii. Warmer clothes are advised to be brought.