Sagsai Eagle festival combined Eagle hunter family tour /5 days/

Short description

The unbelievable tradition of Eagle Hunting is still kept by the Kazakh tribes of Mongolia in the 21st century. Imagine an eagle hunter on a horseback, galloping at full speed with an eagle on his/her arm in the background of the rugged Altai Mountains and picturesque Sagsai river. Does not it bring you back to ancient times?

Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival is dedicated to photographers, filmmakers, and photojournalists. The two days of the festival gives you great chances to shoot giant golden eagles’ action, flights, ethnic people’s faces thrilling competitions and enjoy cultural performances. Also, all visitors are invited to have an interview with eagle hunters, get a good knowledge of eagle hunting through speeches and all of these activities make Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival more spectacular and unique.

Tour itinerary
  • Day 1/September 15/ - Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia
    Pick you up our driver and guide from Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to Your hotel. Visit local outdoor market /bazaar/, Gandan Monastery and Mongolia national museum. Evening Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar city. Over night at Hotel
  • Day 2/September 16/ - Eagle Hunter family via Ulgii city
    Flight to Ulgii Town Take a domestic flight to Ulgii town in the morning. Ulgii is the center of Bayan-Ulgii province where 90% of the population is Kazakhs who have their own language and unique culture. Meet local drivers with vehicles and then visit the local museums to know more about this place. Drive to Sagsai village to visit the Eagle hunter’s family to learn about their daily lifestyle, eagle hunting culture. Overnight stay with Eagle Hunter family
  • Day 3/September 17/ - First day of Sagsai Eagle festival
    Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival starts with its opening parades and competitions for costuming and hunting techniques. The festival is more local and dedicated to photographers, filmmakers who focus on capturing action, portrait, cultural detailed images. You will attend all photographic sessions during the festival. The procedure of assembly of Kazak Ger (yurt) and the Migration of nomadic family will be the highlights of the first day of the festival.
  • Day 4/September 18/ - Second day of Sagsai Eagle festival
    The day of eagle hunting competitions. The eagle hunters try to land their eagles on their hands, eagles release from the top of the mountain, and points are given for their speed and gripping ability. The eagle chases fox skins dragged by their masters on horseback. Other events, such as Tenge-Ilu (Coin grabbing while riding a horse), the best costume competition, Kokbar (Thug of War), and Kizkhuar (Traditional Khazak Couples Game) take place. Festival winners are announced at the closing ceremony
  • Day 5/September 19/ - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
    In the morning after breakfast, Fly to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, and you will be transferred to your accommodation. End of tour.
  • Day 6/September 20/ - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country
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Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Ulgii
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 2 - Ulgii > Eagle Hunter family
    Distance: 30km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 3-4 - Sagsai Eagle festival days
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 4 - Eagle Hunter family > Ulgii
    Distance: 30km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 5 - Ulgii > Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 6 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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