Mongolia Golden Eagle Festival-2018
October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Golden Eagle Festival Mongolia 2017
This thrilling festival is a cultural and adventurous attraction for both local and foreign travelers and photographers. It is not just a festivity, but also is an ancient hunting tradition and unique cultural heritage of Kazakh minority of Mongolia. One of the must see events in Asia, especially in Mongolia.
Mongolia is destination offering endless travel experience. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. Untouched virgin landscape, snow-capped mountain ranges, glaciers, big lakes, rivers, wild life, multi ethnic divercity and famious Golden Eagle Festival Mongolia! This festival is one of the traditional cultural heritage and all visitors can expeience while travelling in Mongolia. The Eagle Festival is held during the first weekend in October, run by the Mongolian Eagle Hunter’s Association.
During the two days festival you have the chance to get thousands of amazing images of trained Eagles.
Mongol Altai mountains – country’s largest and highest mountain range with glacier topped peaks over 3000 meters, crystal clean mountain rivers and glistening streams where inhabit world’s largest wild sheeps -argali, ibex, snow leopard, wolves, eagles and many other bird species.
The name Altai Tavan Bogd (Five Holy Peaks of Altai) was given to a cluster of 5 dramatic peaks that tower this extensive Mongol Altai mountain range. The climate is extreme with very little vegetation, giving the surrounding landscape a barren appearance. Trekking session leads us to the holy 5 peaks where the highest is Khuiten peak at 4374m. We trek through the snowy mountains, cross the longest glaciers of the country. More about Mongolia Altai Mountains
The official opening ceremony begins with a parade of the hunters on horseback with their eagles. The most elaborate clothing and accessories are rewarded with the highest points. Later in the day, the eagles are judged for their speed and agility. The second day of the competition is packed with action-eagles fly from the cliff’s edge to chase bait dragged by their human hunting partners, and the men demonstrate their courage in an ancient test of horsemanship.
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