ALTAI -GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL TOUR

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Against all comers it is live tradition- Golden Eagle Festival. just as the winter hinting season is getting underway, golden eagle hunters

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All about the ALTAI -GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL TOUR.

Altai Nomadic Games – Golden Eagle Festival

19-20 September 2020 (Actual date for Golden Eagle Festival)-

Among those three Golden Eagle Festivals, this “Nomadic Games” festival is the youngest but enjoyed locally in Altay town (5 000 inhabitants), Mongolia. It will be 4th  year activity, which organized by Nomadic Trails company with collaboration of local Eagle Hunters community, making it as an annual celebration for the future.

This festival is smaller size than others, by number of participants of Golden Eagle Hunters, about 35-40 of them will take a part of it. Also,  more activities such as horse archery and other games. We are pretty sure, this festival would allow you much more local feeling by walking in the local crowds than a tourists with big cameras.

Against all comers it is live tradition- Golden Eagle Festival. just as the winter hinting season is getting underway, golden eagle hunters gather from all over Bayan-Ulgii province (western Mongolia)

This 2 full day event will have following competitions such as

Daily Program

20 Sep

21 Sep

09-09:30 Horse Race 10:00 Golden eagle competitions
10:00 Opening ceremony 12:00  Horseback Archery
11:00 Golden eagle competitions 13:00 Lunch
13:00 Lunch 14:00  Kuk Bar
14:00 Golden Eagle Competitions 14:30 Horse Archery
16:00 Kiz Kuar 15:30  Award giving ceremony

 

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Horse archery

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Golden eagle landing

There are competitions:

  1. Calling eagle and landing on arm of the master (called Berkuchi)
  2.  Breath taking horse game Master calling the Golden Eagle by galloping his horse
  3. Calling eagle and landing on dragged bait
  4. Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground
  5. Kiz- Kuar- another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the man, embarrassed by being kissed
  6. Kuk- Bar- whole goat skin competition. Another equestrian competition, that each horseman picks up goat skin and other horseman try to grab it from him. Whoever gets the skin at the end wins
  7. Horse Archery There is authentic game takes a place in Altay town, Horse Archery. It seems more young people love this amazing competition.

 

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KIz Kuar

A. Types of Accommodation:

In this tour, we would be using following hotels and ger camps:

1. Ulaanbaatar city:

Khuvsgul Lake Hotel which located in the heart of Ulaanbaatar city, next to Chinggiss Khaan square.  http://www.khuvsgullakehotel.mn/

Bayangol hotel, good location near to main square Chinggiss Khaan https://bayangolhotel.mn/

Travel info hotel UB

 

     2.Twin shared Ger Stay

It is locally prepared simple, twin beds and stove placed which make ourselves comfortable in cozy in side. It is one of the unique experienced of tour.  We have one ger is dining, another ger for cooking and sleeping ger of course.

We have long drop seated toilet outside of our ger.

Altay ger camp

3. Terelj National Park- Proper tourist ger camp

https://www.tereljlodge.com/  It is proper ger camp for tourist with a fixed toilet blocks, restaurants and bar, sleeping ger.

Terelj Lodge

4. Local hotel stay. 

There are some nights we stay in local hotels, which are around 1-2 star, or similar. These hotels are simple, hot showers available.

Travel info local hotels

 

5. Home Stay

One of our unique experiences, with so many happy clients who stayed with local families. We carefully select families who have more children, women who are willing to share experiences which makes our trip fantastic.

If we stay in a ger with them, we share same space in a ger. If they moved into a small houses we use one of the rooms of them. There will be sleeping mats or beds available. We use locals outside toilet and washing facilities.

Home Stay

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6.Type of vehicles

There are several types of vehicles can be used in this trip. We use mini buses or buses with 20 seats for City tour and picking up airport. For dirt roads, adventure tours we do need proper 4×4 wheel drive vehicles, such as Russian mini vans and Toyota Land Cruisers

Travel Info Vehicle1

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

There are competitions:

Calling eagle and landing on arm of the master (called Berkuchi)
Breath taking horse game Master calling the Golden Eagle by galloping his horse
Calling eagle and landing on dragged bait
Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground
Kiz- Kuar- another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the man, embarrassed by being kissed
Kuk- Bar- whole goat skin competition. Another equestrian competition, that each horseman picks up goat skin and other horseman try to grab it from him. Whoever gets the skin at the end wins
Horse Archery There is authentic game takes a place in Altay town, Horse Archery. It seems more young people love this amazing competition.

There are competitions:

Calling eagle and landing on arm of the master (called Berkuchi)
Breath taking horse game Master calling the Golden Eagle by galloping his horse
Calling eagle and landing on dragged bait
Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground
Kiz- Kuar- another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the man, embarrassed by being kissed
Kuk- Bar- whole goat skin competition. Another equestrian competition, that each horseman picks up goat skin and other horseman try to grab it from him. Whoever gets the skin at the end wins
Horse Archery There is authentic game takes a place in Altay town, Horse Archery. It seems more young people love this amazing competition.

No, There are 3 Golden Eagle Festivals are scheduled over last a few years.

Main Golden Eagle Festival has been running since 1999 and attracted most number of tourist. There will be 90-100 Golden Eagle hunters take a part of this festival and will be more than 2000 tourists visit in each day.

Sagsai or Altan Tsutgz town. This festival has been running for a few years and made itself for quite known locals.  There will be 60-70 Golden Eagle Hunters take a part of this festival and 800-1000 tourists will visit in these 2 days.

Altai Nomadic Games-Golden Eagle Festival

Among those three Golden Eagle Festivals, this “Nomadic Games” festival is the youngest but enjoyed locally in Altay town, Mongolia. It will be 4th year activity, which organized by Nomadic Trails company with collaboration of local Eagle Hunters community, making it as an annual celebration for the future. This festival is smaller size than others, by number of participants of Golden Eagle Hunters, about 35-40 of them will take a part of it. There will be much less tourist visit this festival, because knowing less about this festival.

Main Golden Eagle Festival date is almost fixed, which mean beginning of every first weekend of October in each year.

3-4 October 2020

Sagsai or Altan Tsugts town Golden Eagle Festival is the second weekend of September

12-13 September

Altai Nomadic Games-Golden Eagle Festival date is the 3rd weekend of September

19-20 September

You will have 3.5 hour flight from Ulaanbaatar city to Ulgii town, where the Golden Eagle Festival takes place in western Mongolia.  There are more Kazakh people than Khalkh Mongolians in this town and they have their unique culture. Ulgii town has about 30 thousands inhabitants and also capital of province Bayan-Ulgii.

Bank ATM-s, supermarkets, restaurants, bazaar (open trading market) local museum, shops- you could buy handmade artificial are available. The Ulgii town is located bit higher altitude which is 1710 m above sea level (Ulaanbaatar city is located 1530 m above sea level).

Golden Eagle Festival takes 2 full days including competitions of:

* Golden Eagle Competition – with bait

* Golden Eagle  Competition  – landing on master’s arm while he is galloping horse

* Horse race -It is not a big race, only 10-20 horses will be in the race.

* Camel race– Again, it is rather small, 5-10 camels race in a short distance

* Archery– Pride Mongolians take this part of festival

* Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground

* Kiz- Kuar– another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the      man, embarrassed by being kissed

* Kuk- Bar– whole goat skin grabbing competition. Another equestrian competition, that each teams try to snatch goat skin and has to deliver it to designated area, or similar to rugby but with horse riding.

Yes, Nomadic Trails staff are well trained and have been working with Golden Eagle masters for numerous years. Arranging good photo setting, choosing right people, visiting exact spot for photo or videoing are part of our precise long time experience.  I would say we have special connection with these Golden Eagle Masters. We also support local community and help local herdsman over the years.

It is either 30 USD or equal local currency Mongolian Tugrik. Please check exchange rate for the day.

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