Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads


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    From Mongolia's vast steppe to eagle hunting in the Altai Mountains


    Start Ulaanbaatar.

    Ulaanbaatar sightseeing. 

    Fly to Dalanzadgad; travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P.

    Hiking around the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag.

    Visit the Khongoryn Els, or 'singing sand dunes', the largest dunes in Mongolia.

     Explore the Singing Sand Dunes and visit a nomadic camel breeding family.

    Explore the region of Bayan Gobi and the Bichigt Khad petroglyphs

    Transfer to Avaikheer via Mt Ikh Bogd.

    Visit Avaikheer Museum; on to Kharkhorin via Shankh Monastery.

    Visit Karakorum and Erdene Zuu Monastery; drive to Mongol Els or 'Little Gobi Desert'.

    Transfer to Khustain Nuruu N.P trek to see wild horses.

    Drive to Terelj National Park.

    Drive to Ulaanbaatar via Genghis Khaan Statue

    Fly to Olgii; visit a nomadic Kazakh village

    Eagle festival.

    Another day at the Eagle Festival

    Fly to Ulaanbaatar; free time in the city.

    End Ulaanbaataar.

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    Rolling steppe make way to stark desert; small nomadic ger camps pepper this vast land where camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, sand dunes are known to ‘sing’ and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here on horseback to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. We travel through steppe, mountains and the Gobi Desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known country before making our way to the far western reaches to visit the Eagle Festival, celebrating the fascinating past time of hunting with eagles and the strong connection the Mongolian people have with their animals and land. This departure of the Eagle Festival tour visits Gobi Gurvansaikhan N. P. at the start of the trip.


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    Duration: 18 Days
    Starts in: Mongolia
    Group Size: 4-16

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