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ID: 1772
Classic Eagle Hunting
Offered by Company : ID 3171
Country : Mongolia
Destinations : ulan bator (Ulaanbaatar)
Duration : 12 day(s)
Minimum Price : $500 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $2100 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 2 - 12 People(s)
Season : October to April
Trip Categories : Culture Tour, Winter Tour
 
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Eagle hunting is a Altai Kazakh tradition dating back about 2000 years (Marco Polo mentions it).Kazakh people use female eagles as they are one-third heavier than the males and far more aggressive. The eagles are trained to hunt hairs, wild cat, ibex, foxes and wolves (eagles have eight times more acute than humans), and release them to the hunter, who clubs the prey to death. To train golden eagle – it is the high art. The caught bird gradually accustom to the owner.
Detail Information
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar

Arrive Ulaanbaatar capital of Mongolia .Transfer to the hotel .Time permits; visit the Zaisan Hill War Memorial with a panoramic view of the entire city. This evening, celebrate your arrival with Mongolian Food. Overnight will in hotel.

Day 2: Around UB

Explore Gandan Monastery, Buddhist center in Ulaanbaatar. See Natural History Museum featuring a collection of dinosaur fossils and artifacts produced in Mongolia and in Mid-Asia dating from the Stone Age with a good display of Mongolian art and culture. Overnight will in hotel.

Day3: To Ulgii

Come to airport to catch the flight to Ulgii city. Fly 4hrs.Half an hour refuel stop in Tosontsengel or Moron. Transfer to our guesthouse and have a lunch. Only 15 kgs of luggage is free each additional kg will cost USD 2.0.

After lunch start to drive to east about 120 km (about 4hrs) and reach Aralbai’s family. Meet Aralbai and his family. See the magnificent bird.

Day 4-7: Eagle hunting

The Mongolian Kazakhs use for hunting female eagles as far they are bigger mail ones and more aggressive. These eagles are trained to hunt foxes, wolves, rabbit and wild cat. Every day going side by side with eagle hunter to hunt mostly fox we learn and enjoy this unique customs of the Mongolian Kazakhs. We have the chance to visit some Kazakh families and feel the grade hospitalities. Every evening we stay with the Kazakh Dombro Player (traditional musical instrument with two strings).

Day 8-9: To Altai Tavan Bogd

Today after driving about 6hrs, we reach our road end. This is home place of Tuvan people, who don’t have any religion. On the way we will stop near Mountian Shiveet Hairhan (Holy Mountian). Tuvan people respect this mountain like their god, so no hunting. There are about 400 ibexs. On the southeast side of this mountain, you will see the biggest rock printing (petro-glyphs) from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C.). The Huns were the reason for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi to build the Great Wall of China.Next day, day hike by the edge of the 20km long Potanina glacier, that runs down from the highest mountains in Mongolia. Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five” referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest), Tavan Bogd, Malchin, Burget and Nairamdal. It is a stunning setting with the awe inspiring massif of high snow capped peaks. Overnight with local Tuvan family.

Day 10: To Ulgii

Driving by north-western route, we will be able to have beautiful views of the entire Altai Mountains range. On the way we will visit some Kazakh local Eagle hunter’s family. Afternoon drive to Ulgii. Have a dinner in “Blue Wolf” restaurant and have a Kazakh short concert.

Day 11: Fly to UB

Transfer to the airport and fly to UB approx.4 hrs. Overnight will in hotel.

Day 12: Fly out

Transfer to airport and depart UB
Notes
Price Includes:

•English speaking guide, breakfast every day, and all meals outside Ulaanbaatar.
•All overnights in hotels and gers ( or with family) , camping equipment and all local transport, all Border and National park permits.

Price Excludes:

•Drinks, airport tax on departure, laundry, Lunch and dinner in Ulaanbaatar.
•Visa fee. Single room/tent/Ger supplement is USD 20 per night.

Group size: 2-8
Discounts available for groups
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