The Spring Eagle Festival is held annually at the Chingisiin Khuree tourist camp in the first of March.

As Mongolia is one of the few remaining countries that continue to keep the 6000-year-old tradition of eagle hunting, the festival is organized twice a year, with one taking place in Ulaanbaatar in spring and the other in Bayan-Ulgii province in fall.

The opening ceremony of the festival features an epic parade of eagle hunters on horses, dressed in traditional outfits, carrying each of their eagles on their shoulders. The first competition to showcase eagle & its owners skills takes place. The participants (on horses) are given a certain amount of time in which they have to call their eagles  which are  at the top of the mountain. The quicker the eagle recognizes and lands on its owner's arm, the more points given to them.

Those who succeed advances to the final round of the competition, where the hunting skills of the eagles are shown. This time, the owners mount their horses and drag a stuffed animal (usually foxes) while the eagles at the top of the mountain are supposed to hunt. One can learn hips of Kazakh tradition and culture at the festival

 

Destinations

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We start our trip to the Chingisiin Khuree tourist camp where the festival will be held. We will spend most of our time there witnessing the festival and enjoying the atmosphere. The programs are as follows:

 

Services included

  • Guiding and driving service

  • Accommodation- family ger stays, ger camps, tent

  • Entrance fee for protected national parks

  • Cultural show and museums

  • Meal B+L+D

  • Drinking water

  • Sleeping bag

Not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Cost for optional activities

  • Excess baggage fee

Booking

 
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