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Eagle Pestival Mongolia

Bayan-Ulgii Province is located at the westernmost tip of Mongolia, bordering China-Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the south and Russia-Altai Republic to the north. The west is close to Kazakhstan. The area of ​​Bayan-Ulgii Province is 457,000 square kilometers. The altitude of the prefecture is 1301-4374m, which varies considerably depending on the location. 95.3% of the prefecture has an altitude of 1600m or higher, and it is located at a very high place overall. You can see mountains covered with icecaps and glaciers here and there so that the entire prefecture is in the Altai Mountains.
The average annual rainfall in Bayan Rugi Province is very low at 102.6 mm and it is very dry. However, Bayan-Ulgii Province is in a mysterious environment where the air is dry and it has a lot of water resources. This is closely related to the environment in the mountains of the Altai Mountains.
The average annual rainfall in the mountains of the Altai Mountains is 400-500 mm, which is much higher than the rainfall in the prefecture. Also, in the mountains of the Altai Mountains, various conditions such as dry and hard land, very few trees in the mountains, and many rocky mountains cause the rain and thaw water to flow out immediately. The water that flows out in this way creates rivers in various places and lakes in the lower places. In the land of Bayan-Ulgii, you can see very clear and beautiful rivers and lakes.



Kazakh traditional golden eagle hunting culture preserved in the Altai Mountains

The Kazakh people who live in Bayan-Ulgii, the westernmost province of Mongolia, are famous for hunting with golden eagles. Hunting is usually done only in the midwinter when the mountains are white with snow. Hunters who train raptors and prey are collectively called "falconers" in Japan. Since ancient times in Japan, falconry by mountain hawk-eagles has been a samurai's favorite. It is still popular in Arab as an aristocratic sport using falcons. However, there are only a few falconer cultures left in real life in the world. The Kazakh people who live in the Altai Mountains are the successors of that culture. Among them, Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia, has by far the most talented falconers. We have endured the suppression of traditional culture by socialism and the economic difficulties caused by the market economy, and continue to protect the golden eagle falconer culture, which is the pride of the people. Veteran falconers of Sagusaism dressed in traditional falconer costumes. Always appear at important events. Sagsaisom is about 30km from Ulgii, the prefectural capital. With comfortable accommodation, it is the easiest village to experience Kazakh culture.
An attempt to live together while protecting rare animals

The golden eagle is one of the most valuable birds of prey in the world listed as an endangered and rare animal under the Washington Convention. Golden eagles raised by falconers are nationally licensed and registered. The number of wild animals such as rabbits that feed on them has decreased dramatically, making it difficult to raise golden eagles. Therefore, in 2002, falconers united to establish the "Mongolian Golden Eagle Association" for the purpose of ecological research and conservation activities for golden eagles, and protection and promotion of traditional folk culture. Every year, we work with ornithologists from the Mongolian National Academy of Sciences to measure golden eagles, hunt and survey their habitat. An individual measurement of a golden eagle is being carried out with a falconer. After the measurement, put on the numbered ankle and give the registration certificate. The golden eagle has a lifespan of about 20 years. It is captured around 1 year old and returns to nature when it is about 9 years old, which has fertility and can live independently.

Kazakh costume

Kazakh folk costumes are common to both men and women and are decorated with many traditional Kazakh patterns. We don't usually see people wearing folk costumes, but we can see many people wearing them at special occasions such as festivals. Most of the patterns of folk costumes are pasted, but it is said that they were carefully embroidered one by one in the past.


Bayan-Ulgii Package Tours


Traditional eagle hunting culture in Bayan-Ulgii, Altai mountain 8 days

The Kazakh people living in the prefecture · Bayan ulgii, the westernmost district of Mongolia, are famous for hunting with eagles. Usually hunting is done only during the winter season

Kazakh Festival Golden Eagle Festival Golden Eagle hunting culture tour 4 days

Head to Bayan Ulgii, the westernmost point of Mongolia at the foot of the Altai Mountains. The Kazakh people living in Bayan Ulgii, the westernmost province of Mongolia

Traditional Kazakh Golden Eagle Festival/World Heritage Karakorum in Altai Mountains 9 days

After visiting Kharkhorin ruins , head to westernmost prefecture of Mongolia for Golden Eagle Festival, which helds every year

Altai Tawan Bogd National Park-Malchin Peak Climbing Tour 8 days

The Altai Tawan Bogd National Park covers an area of ​​approximately 630,000 m² and is the largest national park in Mongolia. The five highest peaks of the year-end snow