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The Golden Eagle Festival Tour - BMT 6/3

The Golden Eagle Festival has been the largest gathering of eagle hunters and their eagles in the world since it started in 1999. The festival is held for the Kazakh eagle hunters to celebrate their heritage and compete with each other using specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers.

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights
Starting time: From 4th of March to 8th of March
Availability: From 4th of March to 8th of March
Tour code: BMT 6/3
Tour cost: from $400 USA

Why should you choose this tour and what makes the Golden Eagle Festival worth the visit? First of all, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Event. Because the traditions of hunting with eagles are kept alive by the Kazakh nationalities in our country with its time-honored way and is, even now, inherited as an integral part of family rituals, customs and traditions. It is a proud tradition that enriched the cultural heritage of mankind in a very special way. And this festival is the only place where you can see the real deal. So wrap yourself in warm clothes, grab your camera and come!

 

Additional information

Tours can be customized at tourists' request

The itinerary will be changed in case of unfavorable weather conditions

Day 1-2: Our team will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel. Before we set off to our journey, we will have a day tour in Ulaanbaatar. Our first stop is the Gandantegchinlen Monastery with 26 meters tall statue of Avalokiteśvara featuring 2,286 precious stones. Next to the National Museum of Mongolia History where all the important findings, fossils, exhibitions are kept. Moving on to Government Palace at the Chinggis Square, visit the Zaisan Memorial hill which was erected to honor the bravery of the Soviet soldiers who were killed in the World War II. At the end, enjoy the Tumen-Ekh ensemble, featuring traditional song, music, dance and contortion. The uniqueness is nothing like others. (B + L + D = Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 

Day 2-3: After a hearty breakfast, we will drive to Chinggis Khaanii Khuree ger camp where the Golden Eagle Festival takes place in. The festival starts with display of eagles and hunters, and then goes into the events of eagles displaying their talents. The first event is the eagle catching fox skin dragged behind a horse, returning to their owner from a distance on command, as well as a camel race and Kazakh games of Tiyn Teru (a race to pick up a coin on the ground while on horseback), Kyz Kuar (“girl chase,” a man and woman race on horseback while the woman whips the man), and Kokpar (tug of war over a goat carcass while on horseback). On the evening of the first night is a concert of traditional Kazakh music at theatre. Prizes are given to the winner of each event plus prizes for best dressed man, woman, and child. The finale is a live hunt of a fox or cub wolf by the winning eagle. After the festival, we can visit a nomadic family, ride on horsebacks and stroll under the gorgeous view of nature. We will return to Ulaanbaatar in the evening. (B + L + D)

 

Day 6: After an early breakfast, we will see you off at the airport. Thank you for choosing us and we hope that you had an unforgettable experience with us! (B)

DISCOUNT CONDITIONS

Infants under age of 0-3 years are 100% free of charge

Children under age of 4-12 years have 50% discount

Inclusions

•   Guiding and interpreting service

•   Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle with a driver.

•   Full-course meals at a tourist camp

•   Entrance fees, tickets and admissions for the above-listed activities

•   Supply of bottled water and snacks, daily

•   Pick-up and drop service /e.g From airport to hotel/

 

Exclusions

•   Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar

•   Flight and train tickets

•   Travel insurances /medical, trip or personal/

•   Personal expenses

 

Additional information

1. Please send your request via our online booking or contact via our email, Begmontour@gmail.com.

2.  For more information, please contact +976 88551155.

3. Our travel consultants will have your booking confirmed within 24 hours.

4. Your booking will be confirmed after 30% of the payment is done in advance. Master and Visa are accepted.

5. You will be notified via email or call when your booking is confirmed.

6. Enjoy your trip in Mongolia. 

2018-03-04 2018-03-08 One person $1000 USA Availability: From 4th of March to 8th of March Book now
Two person $800 USA
Three person $600 USA
Four or more people $400 USA

Accomodations

Worldwide hotel chains and guest houses with three to five stars are always at your service in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel reservations are not included in our service, hence a reservation on your behalf is desired. Nonetheless, we are ready to make hotel reservations on your behalf at your request

Recommended hotels:

  • Shangri-La
  • Holiday inn
  • Grand Hill Hotel
  • Ramada Hotel
  • Kempinski Khan Palace
  • ICHMON Hotel
  • Bayangol Hotel
  • Ulaanbaatar Hotel
  • Flower Hotel

 

Road conditions

The vast majority of Mongolia's official road network are simple cross-country tracks. Therefore, tours to rural areas are made on unmaintained roads. Nevertheless, main roads connecting the center of Provinces have network of surfaced roads

 

Ger

Ger is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes. Individual gers are simple, cozy and comfortable, usually kitted out with two, three or four wooden beds with bedding, table and chairs. Tourists generally stay in Ger camps with a choice of Felt Ger, Wooden house or Block Ger. Most Ger camps are equipped with a toilet and shower block and have electricity running from a central generator

 

Food

Mongolian cuisine is a staple food in Mongolia tours, however, Asian & Europian cuisine is also served at your request. A full-course meal of breakfast, lunch and dinner is served throughout the tour. Takeout meal is also prepared for long-distance touring

 

Baggage allowance

The baggage allowance vary per airline and depend on the class, type of ticket and flight destination. Business class flights generally have baggage allowance of 32kg, while economy class flights have 20 kg and local flights have 10 kg. Hence a maximum weight of 20 kg baggage is recommended