By CHINGGISKHAAN TRAVEL
This journey will immerse you into untouched beautiful nature and rich cultural heritages of western Mongolia. A great opportunity to meet the various ethnic minorities like Muslim Kazakh people who practice their unique tradition of training of Golden Eagle Festival is a part of highlights along this journey.
Hotel rooms in Ulaanbaatar
/11 OF SEP or 02 OF OCT-DAY 1/ WELCOMING DAY
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia. Transfer to your hotel. Evening enjoy traditional art performance and Welcome dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel. D
/12 OF SEP or 03 OF OCT-DAY 2/ FLIGHT TO BAYAN-ULGII
Transfer to airport, take a flight to Ulgii town, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province by domestic airline. Our local staff will greet and welcome you at the airport. Move to Ger camp. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD
/13 OF SEP or 04 OF OCT-DAY 3/ VISIT KAZAKH FAMILY
Today we will visit Kazakh families in their setllement. Their Gers are slightly larger than Mongolian Gers, and are decorated with brightly colored rugs. We will enjoy their hospitality and friendliness and learn more in deep about their culture. You will see their traditional technology to make colorful rug. Evening we are up to a highlight of the day to have “bisparmak” which are real Kazakh dishes prepared for respectful guests! Stay overnights in Ger camp. BLD
/14 OF SEP or 05 OF OCT-DAY 5/ GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL!
Enjoy the Opening ceremony of the festival, commences as the participants join the parade on horse ride with their eagles. The competition begins with each Kazakh displaying his hunting outfit and accessories. The most elaborate and beautiful clothing and accessories are given the highest points. In the afternoon, the Golden Eagles will be evaluated for their speed and agility. In the evening watch a Kazakh concert consisting of traditional songs and dances. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD
/15 OF SEP or 06 OF OCT-DAY 6/ GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL!
Prepare for some exciting action today! The Golden Eagles will be released from a cliff to attack fox skins that will be dragged by their owner on horseback. The eagles will be judged on their success of grabbing the “fox”, their speed, and “gripping” technique. As the points for the competitions are being tallied, the Kazakhs will compete in their traditional game called “kekbar”- passing goat skin which tests one’s horse riding skills, strength and agility. In the late afternoon, the winners of the festival will be announced at the awards ceremony. In the evening, enjoy a celebration dinner. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD