Home stay with Eagle hunter family in Western Mongolia
Go for hunting with hunter and bird of prey to the mountain
See man stone & petroglyphs
Explore Ulgii town
The eagle hunting season starts with first snow in October and ends in March. The hunters practice hunting with golden eagle in the mountain spotting fox, marmot or rabbit. Learn from the ancient tradition and hold golden eagle on your hand.
ACTIVITIES – Cultural
ACTIVITY LEVEL – Leisurely
DURATION / DISTANCE – 5 days / 4 nights / 120 km with the car
DAY 1: FLY TO ULGII TOWN AND DRIVE TO ALTANTSUGTS (3.5 hours with domestic flight)(60KM-2 HOURS) (D)
Take a flight to Ulgii, western Mongolia and our local driver and guide will pick you up. Head to Altantsugts small town where the eagle hunter family lives. Meet the family and enjoy the traditional Kazakh dinner with them. Stay overnight in their house.
DAY 2- 3: HUNTING WITH EAGLE IN THE MOUNTAIN (B,L,D)
After breakfast, go to the mountain for hunting with eagle hunter and golden eagle. The hunter will share the ancient practice of finding, training and hunting with bird of prey. We will see ancient man stone built by Turkic empire and petro glyphs in the area. Stay with the family overnights.
DAY 4 : DRIVE TO ULGII (60KM-2 HOURS)(B,L,D)
After breakfast drive to Ulgii to visit local museum and bazaar (local art craft and market). Enjoy traditional Kazakh concert in the evening. Overnight at local hotel.
DAY 5 : RETURN TO ULAANBAATAR (3.5 hours with domestic flight) (B,L)
DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2016 & 2017 : October to March
AVAILABILITY : Due to the domestic flight schedule, the tour departs on every Tuesday / Thursday and returns on Saturday/ Tuesday. Alternatively, those who depart on Saturday return on Tuesday with 4 days / 3 nights’ tour.
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON: 5 days / 4 nights (departing on Tuesday & Thursday)
840 USD per person based on 4 people 920 USD per person based on 3 people 1040 USD per person based on 2 people 1420 USD per person based on 1 person
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON: 4 days /3 nights (departing on Saturday only)
770 USD per person based on 4 people 830 USD per person based on 3 people 935 USD per person based on 2 people 1260 USD per person based on 1 person
3 nights home stay with eagle hunter family and 1 night in a local hotel
Return domestic flight tickets
All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Russian van/
English speaking guide
Eagle hunting tour
Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets
Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
PRICE NOT INCLUDES:
Visa application & fees
Travel insurance (recommended)
Accommodation in Ulaanbatar– Travel Buddies can arrange all types of accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia is developing country with vast landscapes and road transportation projects are still on going but it has many opportunities to experience adventure travel. From doing outdoor activities, immersing nomad culture and local communities. Experiencing authentic Mongolia may require a spirit of adventure, flexibility, basic comfort of accommodation and facilities. Luxuries are only found around Ulaanbaatar. Travelling through the countryside can involve hours driving in a 4wd vehicle over the dusty and bumpy road; most roads are unpaved.Toilets during the drive over the vast steppe may not find but the rule of nature applies as you can toilet anywhere you feel alright.
Accommodations are clean and traditional. Mongolian traditional house (Yurt) called Ger is provided for the entire trip. Traditional dwelling; one room round tent made of a latticed wood structure covered with layers of felt and canvas, heated by a wood stove and furnished with wood-framed 1-4 beds. The camp restaurant and western-style toilet and shower facilities are located in a central building or big Ger found a few hundred feet from the Gers. We use fine tourist camps but not the best so if you require finest accommodation (e.x Ger with en-suite bathroom or) there is surcharge.
Traditional Nomadic homes: Overnight in nomad family’s extra Ger that built next to their’s. You will immerse in nomad lifestyle visiting and having closer insight of them. The toilet there is dry and shower is not available.
Single supplement assurance single accommodations in Gers. If single traveller wishes to share accommodations, no single supplement surcharge – only if you require your own Ger accommodation. Make sure to send us your request at least 30 days prior to the tour start.
Food during the tour can be found many varieties of a typical meat-based dish with vegetable and rice/pasta/noodle. Fortunately, vegetarian foods are available and can be requested. Some of the lunch meals are picnic. Bringing some snacks with you is recommended.
Road in Mongolia is tough and it requires excellent vehicles with experienced drivers. We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4WD Land cruiser, Japanese mini-van and Russian van.
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE There are several flights per week to the capital, Ulan Bator (ULN), from Beijing, Seoul, Moscow and Turkey.
Visa is required for most travellers, and must be obtained in advance of entry. The only exception is US citizens, who can enter the country as a tourist for up to 90 days. It is your responsibility to organise a visa for Mongolia. Please contact us if you need a Mongolian visa support letter and further assistance.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED
Insurance fee /expenses to cancel travel, health insurance/ is not included in travel payment. We hereby recommend you to involve in travel insurance by Insurance Authorities in host country and under conditions and terms proposed by them.
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return to your country, with at least 2 blank pages at the time of travel.
KNOW WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Bring your warm clothes, the weather in the evening and early morning is cold in the countryside though it is summer. Raincoat-August is only raining season in Mongolia. First aid kit, flashlight, insect repellent, cap, sunglasses, scarf, sun cream, lip balm, backpack and own towel. Definitely, your camera and its equipment.