After two years of forced break, the legendary "golden eagelfestival" in the Altai Mountains will take place again in 2021 and Steppenfuchs Reisen will travel there.
Normally always on the first weekend in October (this year postponed to December) the eagle hunters meet in the far west of Mongolia to open the hunting season with the eagle and to compete with their eagles. A long weekend full of adventure, excitement and new experiences is in store for you. The return trip will be by land, so we will arrive at Bayan Olgii on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday we will experience the fascination of the eagle festival, when about 30 – 40 eagle hunters fight for the title. This year, unfortunately, without the Kazakh eagle hunters. The competition starts with the grand opening and the entry of the hunters with their eagles. This will be followed by the competitions in the different disciplines, such as speed, agility and accuracy. The final event on Sunday is the wild game "Buschkaschi". The riders of a team have to catch the bellow of a goat with their horse and bring it to their camp. During the whole weekend a wild yurt camp is created near Bayan Olgi and there is a colorful hustle and bustle of traders, jugglers and shamans. The Eagle Festival is a unique opportunity to experience the rough and tough life of the Altainomads.
|06.10.22||Early morning departure from Ulaanbaatar. Overnight stay in Bayankhongor at the hotel “Ulzit Inn”.|
|07.10.22||In the evening arrival in Bayan Olgii. Overnight stay and meals according to the chosen category.|
|08.10.22||Eagle Festival in Bayan Olgii. Overnight stay and meals according to the chosen category.|
|09.10.22||Eagle festival in Bayan Olgii and in the afternoon short excursion to the surroundings of Bayan Olgii. Overnight stay and meals according to the chosen category.|
|10.10.22||Return to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight stay in Bayankhongor at the hotel “Ulzit Inn”.|
|11.01.22||Arrival in the evening in Ulaanbaatar|