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Eagle Hunting Experience with a family

Tour description

Eagle hunting experience will be one of the unique things to do in your lifetime!  There are approximately 250 eagle hunters in Bayan-Olgiy, which is located in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia. And they use eagles to hunt foxes and hares during the cold winter months when it is easier to see the gold colored foxes against the snow.

Therefore, you’ll stay in their spare kazak colorful yurt and eat with them.  And you’ll ride horses and train eagles.   There a movie, which was released in  November 2016 about an eagle huntress,  Aisholpan Nurgaiv so because of the movie Western Mongolia has become one of the popular destinations. 

Eagle hunting experience in Kazak family
This photo was taken at the Eagle Hunting Festival on Sep 16, 2018

Eagle hunting tour details

You’ll have to book your flight to/from Ulgie by yourself or through our travel company.  So, you’ll need to book this tour at least 1-2 months in advance due to limited flight schedule.  And  our partner family will pick you up at the airport and then you’ll stay with them for 4 days to explore their daily life style. 

Note: Facilities can be pretty basic without running water and toilets are outside of the yurt so, tolerance, an open mind and cultural breadth will be needed to afford you a more pleasant and fulfilling experience.  

Beside creating amazing stories for your return home, an open mind is the way to disconnect from your daily digital grind and gain the full experience of life as a Kazak family in Western Mongolia.

This Kazak family doesn’t speak Mongolian nor English. So, if you prefer to have to a tour guide please let us know and it’ll be an extra charge.

Activities:

You’ll ride horses to have eagle hunting training with the family member and experience their daily life style.  Help around the household chores. 

Difficulty:  moderate

What to bring:

You need to have a sleeping bag or borrow from our travel company.   Wind breaker, waterproof jacket,  sweatpants, sweatshirt, long sleeves shirts, T-shirt, cap, boots for the horse riding, gloves,  personal toiletries, head or touch lamp, sunglasses. 

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Tour price: $250 USD per person for 3 nights and for  4 days.  They will accept up to 4 people at once and it’ll cost $250US per person for 4 days.  The price covers yurt stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner and one day horse riding for training eagles.

 Included:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Meals: 3 breakfast, 4 lunch, 3 dinner
  • Horseback riding for a day and experience holding eagles on the horses
  • Transportation to/from an eagle hunter family

Excluded:

  • Domestic flight to/from Ulgii
  • Personal toiletries
  • Transportation to/from the family.
  • Travel insurance

 

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