Nomadic migration with combined Eagle hunting photography tour /10 days/

SHORT DESCRIPTION


Mongolia, often called the "Land of the Blue Sky," experiences around 250 cloudless days annually. Winters, lasting from November to March, bring freezing temperatures, with averages around -25 °C (-13 °F) and potential drops to -35 °C (−34 °F). Nomadic Kazakh shepherds in western Mongolia engage in a seasonal spring migration, moving horses, camels, yaks, cattle, sheep, and goats from winter to spring pastures. This journey spans approximately 150 km across the Altai mountains and takes five to six days. The nomads, renowned for eagle hunting, face challenges like crossing frozen lakes and mountain passes. The migration involves herders, livestock, and camels carrying essential supplies, including frozen meat and a stove for cooking. The nomadic diet relies heavily on meat and dairy due to limited vegetable availability. Drovers' huts, provided by the Mongolian government, offer shelter at key spots and mountain passes. The migration begins before dawn, with herders using long-wave radios for weather updates. Challenges include dust storms in lower sections and harsh weather in higher altitudes, reaching -40°C. Despite risks, families embark on this spring transhumance, navigating icy rivers and narrow roads at 2,000 meters altitude, with the constant threat of wolf attacks. This tradition, offering a magnificent spectacle, motivated an unconventional journey to experience this unique nomadic lifestyle.

  • Category: Filming and Photography tours
  • Available: October to June
  • Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
  • Destination: Western Mongolia

ESSENTIALS


GUIDE
A Chinese, English, or Russian-speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group throughout the trip. The guide, a native Mongolian with extensive local knowledge, will cater to any requests, ensuring your holiday becomes an unforgettable experience.
TRANSPORT
For this trip, you have two options. The first is a high-level, latest model, air-conditioned private 4WD vehicle for maximum comfort during your touring days. The second option is a Russian 4x4 Van, operated by a driver with 20 years of experience.
MEALS
In Mongolia, dining will take place at fine American, European, and Asian cuisine restaurants. The Mongolian diet primarily consists of mutton, beef, rice, and noodles, forming the basis of your meals. Trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese, and occasionally yak! Some days will feature lunchboxes prepared by our cook.

 

TOUR PACKAGE PRICE


Group size1 pax2-3 pax4-6 pax7-9 pax10-12 pax13-15 paxMore than 16 pax
Price/Per person4230$3520$3450$3380$3290$3200$3100$
NoInclude serviceExclude serviceInclude service of Meals
1Vehicle with a driver.Items of personal natureBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
2English speaking guideBeverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundryPer day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/
3Accommodation/Ger camps and Hotel/Travel and insuranceOne time Mongolian traditional food  /lamb with vegetables/
4Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerInternational transportation 
5All cooking and camping gears.Taxi 
6Airport shuttleOptional activities 
7National park and border office permits (area you will go is close to China and Russia border)Single supplement /For hotel or Ger camp/ 
8Domestic flight ticketsGratuity for the tour team 


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