Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Upon your arrival at Ulaan Bataar airport, you will be met by our representative and, after checking in at the hotel, we will take you on a city sightseeing tour and for a welcome dinner. (Hotel/D)
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii
We will fly to Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province in Western Mongolia, about a 3 hour flight. The population of this province is mostly Kazakh, with their own culture and language. At the airport you will be met your English-speaking guide, as well as your driver and expedition cook. We’ll drive to Sagsai gol area visit Eagle hunter family, (Ger/L/D).
Day 3 Experiencing training of Golden Eagles
A full day with the Eagle hunters: watch the hunters train their eagles with various false-prey and other methods. (Ger/L/D).
Day 4-5 Enjoy the Eagle festival in Sagsai area.
Meet the Kazakh Eagle hunters. The rodeo of eagle hunting. A fantastic opportunity for photographers and adventurers alike to see these magnificent birds up close. There are approx. 400 eagle hunters in Bayan-Olgii aimag. Eagle hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility in these few days. During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “BushKushi" (Try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback), "Kiss woman on horseback", "Pick up coins from the land on horseback" and others. (Ger/L/D).
We will ride to the Dayan lake. The landscape around the lakes is stunning, with forests and snow-capped mountains. 150km (Tent/B/L/D)
Today we’ll drive to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes, stopping for lunch on the way, and spending the night at the camping site on Biluut Hill. Here you will find ancient rock carvings of Turkic origin, 1500-2000 years old. Khoton and Khurgan lakes are second largest and clearest of all lakes in the Mongolia, the average depth is 26 m, the maximum depth is approximately 58 m, Khoton lake has one Iceland which is covered by woods, the system of Khoton lake and Khurgan lakes connected by wide channel. The landscape around the lakes is very beautiful and picturesque surrounded by snow-capped mountains.(Tent /B/L/D) 100 km
We drive back to Olgii. Afternoon do some arts and crafts shopping. Overnight you can stay either in our own Ger Camp or at hotel Eagle's Nest, and take a good hot shower. (Ger camp or Hotel/B/L/D) 180km
Return flight to Ulaanbaatar. (Hotel/B)