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Golden Eagle Festival 2024 and Home stay

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Golden Eagle Festival 2024 and Home stay

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The 25th annual GOLDEN EAGLES FESTIVAL will be held on the 30th of September, 1st of October at Sari
The Eagle Huntress, a documentary released in 2016, featured 13-year-old Aisholpan, the first female to
break the millennia-old tradition traditionally passed down from fathers to sons. She not only entered but
also won the competition. She has since opened the door to more young girls participating in Eagle
hunting. She and other girls were present at the festival.
The Eagle Festival, also known as the Golden Eagle Festival, is an annual traditional festival held in the
Mongolian town of Olgii in Bayan-Olgii province. At the eagle festival, Kazakh eagle hunters celebrate their
heritage by competing to catch animal fur from a distance with specially trained golden eagles,
demonstrating the birds’ and trainers’ skills. Prizes are given for speed, agility, and accuracy, as well as the
best traditional Kazakh dress, among other things.

The Eagle Festival plan for last year is similar to the plan for every year.

  • Destination
  • Included
    All Museum Tickets
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
    Horse Guide
    International flights & Travels insurance
    National Park Permits and Fees
    Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
    Tipping and other personal expenses
    Typical Souvenir
    Visa to Mongolia (Get in advance)
DAY 1- DAY 2
1. Opening Ceremony of the Golden Eagle Festival During the opening ceremony, each hunter is introduced individually, each proudly holding their eagle high on their fists. After several runs around the arena at full gallop, the hunters gather for visitors to photograph. Within seconds, hundreds of photographers, both professional and amateur, encircle the horses, hunters, and eagles. einsteinerupload of. This lasts a while and makes me feel like I'm in a zoo. Even as the competition begins, a photographer remains in the arena. 2. Eagle Calling Event The first day is mostly reserved for eagle hunters to demonstrate various aspects of eagle training and hunting skills. The first event is a calling competition. The field is marked by three circles, each with a different number of points - 6, 8, and 10. The eagle is led to the top of a nearby hill, while its hunter stands in a circle on his horse. The eagle is released, flying directly towards and landing on the hunter's arm. The higher the point, the further the ring. Several confident hunters approach circle number ten. Many of their eagles fly straight to their prey, while others take a detour, checking nearby rocks for small rodents or even disappearing high in the sky. During competition, some eagles get loose, fighting among themselves or landing on a hunter's arm with another. As they hone their calling skills, younger hunters prefer to use lower numbers. The first day is primarily dedicated to eagle hunters demonstrating various aspects of eagle training and hunting skills. The first competition is a calling contest. Shyrga Tartu – Lure Grabbing The next event will similarly summon the eagles from the mountain's summit. Instead of landing on the hunter's arm, the birds must grab a piece of rabbit fur tied to the rope and leave it trailing behind the horse. The horses used to pull actual dead rabbits or foxes in previous years, but the most recent version only uses the fur. With the horse galloping at full speed, the more experienced pairs of eagle-men hunters would succeed. Less capable riders would keep their horses still and wait for the eagle to land on the fur. Urianhai Archery Competition While the main event takes place in the arena, an archery competition takes place in the middle of the day. These archers put on quite a show with their heavy bows and long arrows. The day began with a call to action. On the final day of the Golden Eagle Festival, only the best displays of Kazakh horsemanship and hunting from the first day compete. Tenge Ily – Coin Grabbing A coin is thrown during this game, and riders pick it up from the ground while still on horseback. It's incredible to see the riders throw themselves to the ground, pick up a tiny object, and continue riding at full speed. Kyz Kuar – Girls Chasing and Whipping Boys Also known as the "Girl Chase," both a man and a woman race side by side on their horses. The man tries to flee the wrath of the women who relentlessly whips him. Some men are better than others at avoiding whipping. Some women are better at "beating" than others, or at least more eager to do so. This event is hilarious, and you can tell that each couple is having a good time. Kukhbar –Competition for Goat Skin The game is a tug of war between two riders on horses over a goat carcass. It used to be a real dead goat, but recent events have used a woolen decoy. This game is most likely the most competitive of all the contests. Each participant pulls the "carcass" with their entire committee. Disputes arose on a few occasions, with participants appearing on the judging platform and angrily complaining. Another rider would occasionally join in the debate. The trio would then push, pull, gallop, turn, and twist their way through the crowd. Alternatively, restart the horses at full speed, racing side by side, while the men pull the carcass. Two riders are in a tug of war over a goat carcass. The Race of the Camel The starting point of the race is far in the plains, so far we could at first only see the clouds of dust, but no camels. As they approached the finishing line, the enormous beasts pushed through the open terrain like nothing. Despite their size, they moved at a breakneck pace! Best Dressed Men and Women In comparison to the Mongol Kazakhs, the costumes were all unique, a display of various customs and traditions, all brightly colored, with different styles of clothes and hats. A Kazakh Festival Dedicated to Kazakhs Aside from the large number of tourists, the Golden Eagle Festival is a significant event for Kazakhs in the Altai region. Many Kazakh families came, with their children running around and riding horses and camels alike. Many people would shop at the stalls and compete in the archery competition. Or simply watch the contestants. Musical Performance at the Theatre Traditional Kazakh Food You will eat your lunch in a kitchen tent at the festival site, and you will come to the tens to warm up with coffee or tea during the celebration. Accommodation: Kazakh Nomads Guest House for the night MEALS: B+L+D
-Visit the mountains and watch the Eagle Hunting. Assisting with the primary activities You will drive to mountains to see how Kazakhs hunt with Eagles. In the Altai Mountains, we encounter golden eagles and begin our search for furred animals. Hunting animals can take days at times. As a result, baits are used in the eagle hunting demonstration. Continue your exploration of the nomadic eagle hunter's life, hear stories, and see how the eagle is trained and treated. Our eagle hunter demonstrates some eagle training activities, such as calling his eagle from afar to the gloved hand. Plenty of opportunity for photography of the eagle and hunter. Eagle hunters only hunt in the winter, when the gold-colored foxes stand out against the snow. Small animals such as foxes, corsac foxes, and hares are hunted by the hunter using his eagle. You will observe how the golden eagle catches the prey and take numerous photographs of the action. Dinner with the family AND a 20-minute conversation with an Eagle Hunter about Eagle training and hunting, with the Eagle Hunter providing answers. Dinner with the family and 20 minutes with the Eagle Hunter to ask questions about Eagle training and hunting, as well as for the Eagle Hunter to tell them funny facts about the Eagle. e them amusing facts about the Eagle. Accomodation: Sleeping with family in separate yurt /No shower / ( B+L+D)  
Day 4 and Day 5 Driving to Altai Tavan Bogd NP
• After breakfast, you will depart for the day's journey to Tavanbogd Nat'l Park, passing through ever-changing wilderness scenery as expansive Rockey plains give way to green valleys, rugged Altai peaks, and the stunning wilderness terrain of Tavanbogd Nat'l Park.  Drive to Shiveet Khairkhan Sacred mountain and stop to explore numerous petroglyphs. Shiveet Mountain, with its stunningly beautiful blue lakes, 4000 m high snow-capped mountains, a glacier, and rich archaeological sites. The best Petroglyphs in the area can be found on this mountain. Bayan-Ulgii’s rich archaeological remains are a reminder of the Bronze Age civilization and the Hun and Turkic invasions.   The area around Sacred Mountain is home to a large number of ibex or wild goats. There is also a large Ovoo, a shrine of sorts that is important to the local Tuvans and their shamanistic faith.  On the arrival at the campsite tonight, on the edge of the National Park boundary, you will meet Tuvan people near White River valley. / Tsagaan Gol /  You will see beauty of the snow-capped Tavan Bogd Massif and impressive Potanin Glacier.  Evening return to Ulgii, afternoon visit black market, art shops, and evening Zaisan top. Accomodation: Guest House ( B+L+D) Dinner at the Restaurant
After breakfast, you will be driven to the local airport by your guide for your return trip to Ulaanbaatar.

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