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Golden Eagle Festival World Heritage Site Karakorum Sightseeing 9 Days

The Kazakhs have a tradition of hunting small animals with the help of birds of prey such as falcons, hawks and eagles. For centuries in Central Asian prairie Mongolia, falconry has been a royal game of Hans and aristocrats. Ancient customs survive among the Kazakhs who live in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

"Mongolian nomads Kazakhs are people from around the world who maintain their own nomadic lifestyle with strong ties to golden eagles. Immerse yourself in the unique landscape, culture and traditions of Western Mongolia and local eagle. The life of a hunter. Accompany the hunting of these fascinating mountain nomads and explore the breathtaking countryside. "


A Kazakh falconer's festival held every autumn. A grand festival is held in the suburbs of Ulgii, the capital of Bayan-Ulgii province. A parade where people on horseback gather in traditional folk costumes, a competition where golden eagles are released on a small hill and then compete for speed to the owner, and people on horseback compete for goat skin. A competition called "Kukupal" will be held together with a competition for falconry skills.

There are about 250 eagle hunters around Bayan Urgi province. Approximately 100 Eagle Hunters participate in this Eagle Festival each year with their specially trained Golden Eagles.

Spectacular events based on spectacular Golden Eagles speed, agility, and accuracy, as well as traditional Kazakh games such as archery and traditional horse racing are also held on the day of the festival. Enjoy the autumn nomadic festival, which attracts many locals, for two days.

There are many other attractions in Mongolia besides the prairie. Among them, the cultural landscape area called Orkhon Valley has many archaeological sites and historic sites, and the most famous is the Karakorum archaeological site. When the Mongolian and Turkish nomads who had lived in Mongolia for a long time founded the country, they chose the capital as the Orkhon River basin. Genghis Khan has also ordered the establishment of the capital of the Mongol Empire there. The city of Karakorum was built in 1235 by the order of Genghis Khan and is famous for being temporarily the center of the world. Eldeniso, one of the world heritage sites in Mongolia, the ruins of Kharkhorin. The ruins, which suddenly appear in the prairie, are a group of temples with a long history in Mongolia, with a total of 108 high-impact white pagodas and outer walls left surrounding the Buddhist temple. The "Karakorum History Museum" was constructed by Kameishi, a joint project of the Mongolian Cabinet and JICA, and Japanese ODA, which is a short walk from the ruins.

TRAVEL INFORMATION AND ITINERARY

Point of departure

Airport

Tour code

GE-02

Travel days

9 days

Available period of travel

From 28 Sep

Reservation method

Book online

Local tour price
Per Person

1660USD

Minimum number of participants

From 1 person

Local guide

English guide

Name of a city

Main schedule

Day 1

09/28

Ulaanbaatar

 

Enjoy your flight trip. After arriving at Ulaanbaatar ,Mongolia a local English speaking staff will meet you. We will guide you to the hotel in the city

[Overnight at hotel]

Day 2

09/29

Ulaanbaatar

Burd Meadow

 

Departure from major hotels in Ulaanbaatar at 09:00 in the morning. Drive to Burd , the gateway to the ancient city of Karakorum . Lunch time in the prairie on the way. A road that runs through the vast grasslands as far as the eye can see. Meadow drive while enjoying nature. 
After arriving at the Bayangobi Tourist Camp, where the sand dunes spread out in front of you, the tourist camp has a wonderful contrast with the grasslands called Elsun Tasalhai (sand jumping ground). After arriving, visit the nomadic ger and enjoy interacting with the locals. I will have it. After dinner, enjoy a natural celestial show (may not be available depending on the weather)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"Ger camp accommodation"

Day 3

09/30

Burd

Karakorum

Burd

 

After breakfast , we moved to the ruins of Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire, built by the second emperor Ogodaihan . Erdene Zuu Monastery, which is still surrounded by 108 stupas, is located on the site of the former city center of the world. You can also visit the granite turtle stone (turtle). After that, we will return to Burd by private car.

After lunch, you will take a horse riding lesson (explanation) from a nomad (instructor) with a horse. After that, horse trekking started based on the tourist camp. Guides and nomads will accompany you. After that, camel riding experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"Ger camp accommodation"

Day 4

10/1

Burd

Khustai

Ulaanbaatar

 

After breakfast , transfer to khustai National Park by private car . Guide to Hostai National Park by private car. Travel by private car to the point where wild horses come to drink water. Depending on the road conditions, a short hike may be possible. Head to Ulaanbaatar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"City hotel night"

Day 5

10/2

Ulaanbaatar

Ulgii city

Meet a Japanese guide in the lobby of your hotel in Ulaanbaatar and move to the airport.

Domestic flight to Ulgii city. The majority of the population of Bayan-Ulgii Province is Kazakh (93%) and is a descendant of Kokuturk nomads in Central Asia.

After arriving in Ulgii, enjoy the city's markets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"Overnight at a hotel in Ulgii"

Day 6

10/3

Bayan-Ulgii

 

All-day Kazakh festival Golden Eagle Festival

In addition to a two-day tour of the Golden Eagle Festival, visit a Kazakh village in Sagsai, a suburb of Ulgii. Enjoy a relaxing stay and enjoy traditional Kazakh festivals and village visits. Falconers from all over Bayan-Ulgii will gather to compete for the speed, agility and accuracy of the eagle, as well as a parade by horsemen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"Tourist camp accommodation"

Day 7

10/4

Bayan-Ulgii

During the festival, "Bush Kushi" (fighting the skin of a goat on a horse), "Kissing a woman on a horse", "Flowers" while a woman beats a man with a horse whip. Enjoy "land on horseback" and so on.

In the evening, enjoy a Kazakh concert with traditional songs and music.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"Tourist camp accommodation"

Day 8

10/5

Bayan-Ulgii

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, take a domestic flight from Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar . After arriving at new Ulaanbaatar Airport, tour the city and visit the Natural History Museum.

Shopping We will move to Zah (Nomin Department Store) where you can find rock salt and dairy products at the Tsagan Alt store where felt products are sold.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
"Accommodation at a hotel in the city"

Day 9

10/6

Ulaanbaatar

 

After breakfast, drive to Airport by private car. Departure.
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The above process and time may change locally depending on the weather and road congestion on the day. In that case, please be aware of this in advance and follow the instructions of the local staff.
* Meals may change for box lunch or hotel / restaurant / ger.

Travel Map

Additional Information
  • The above charges are for one person. Depending on the number of participants, you can participate with a great rate plan.
  • You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotels in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp , shower and other useful services (2-4 people per ger) in the countryside. 
  • If one person uses one hotel room, an additional charge of 40USD per night will be charged.
  • There is an additional charge for single use of Tourist Camp Ger. It is 25 USD per night.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a professional driver will guide you!
  • The vehicle will be a dedicated vehicle that applies to the number of people.
  • Meal conditions: As stated in the itinerary (standard 3 courses) .
  • The contents of sightseeing and meals to be provided may change due to local circumstances such as the weather and the postponement of airplane.
  • We also accept requests for additional stays, private guides, private cars, etc., as well as hotel designation and upgrades.
    * Please contact us at the time of application.
  • Additional reservations for Mongolian air tickets are possible. If you wish, please press the Mongolian low-cost airline ticket .
  • Based on the dates of this tour, you can make arrangements such as extending your stay or adding more places to visit. Please feel free to contact us.
Application deadline

 

When applying for a tour, please make a reservation at least 15 days before departure (excluding holidays). If you apply for a tour after that, we will reply to the customer once before making arrangements, and we will start making arrangements after confirming that we can contact you reliably. If the departure date is 7 days or later, we will do our best to accommodate you, so please contact us. (Please note that the cancellation charge will be charged 10 days in advance.) Please check the usage guide before applying.

Price remarks

 

This course is for 2 people or more, but it is possible for 1 person to apply. In that case, an additional charge for one person and an additional charge for a single room will be incurred. Please inquire about the price for one person before applying.

Method of payment

After making a reservation by email and phone, we will send a travel confirmation and invoice to your email . After confirming the invoice, you will transfer 50% of the travel fee to our Mongolian bank account. After confirming payment, it will be an official reservation. The 50% balance will be transferred to our bank account before the start of your trip.

What's included in the Price?
  • Meals and service charges stated in the travel itinerary
  • Accommodation and service charges stated in the travel itinerary
  • Sightseeing fee ,english speaking guide fee , admission fee stated in the travel itinerary
  • Domestic or local baggage transportation charges

What's Not included in the Price?

  • Round-trip international air ticket or international train fare
  • Optional tour price and single supplement
  • Overseas travel insurance www.WorldNomads.com
  • Mongolian Visa fee
  • Alcoholic drinks such as beer and liquor

Cancellation fee

 

  • 20% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 8-10 business days before arrival.
  • 30% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 5-7 business days before arrival
  • 40% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 2-4 business days before arrival.
  • 50% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 1 business day before arrival.
  • 100% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled the day of arrival.
 Transportation All clients will be met at the airport on arrival and taken to the airport for departure. We provide vehicles and a driver according to the size of group ( tour bus,sedan, van or jeep).
Guide All group tour arrangements ( groups of two or more) include the exclusive service of English (or Russian, Japanese, Spanish and German) speaking guide. Guides for other languages are available upon request.