Altai Mountains Golden Eagle Festival-Photographic Expedition
Mongolia is destination offering endless travel experience. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images on this Altai Mountains Golden Eagle Festival-Photographic Expedition. Untouched virgin landscape, snow-capped mountain ranges, glaciers, big lakes, rivers, wild life, multi ethnic diversity and famous Golden Eagle Festival!
The Golden Eagle Festival is one of the traditional cultural heritages and all visitors can experience 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 of festival you have chance to get thousands of amazing images of Golden Eagles and eagle hunters.
The Golden Eagle Festival begins with official opening ceremony with a parade of the hunters on horseback with their eagles. 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. In the addition to this tour we share and update latest news on our Events section.On this Altai Mountains Golden Eagle Festival-Photographic Expedition
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 sheep -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 snowy mountains and cross the longest glaciers of the country in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.On this Altai Mountains Golden Eagle Festival-Photographic Expedition
Day 1. (29 Sep) Arrival in UB, city tour
Day 2. (30 Sep) Flight to Bayan-Ulgii
Day 3. (01 Oct) Drive to Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain – The Gate of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 4. (02 Oct) Base Camp of Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains
Day 5. (03 Oct) Trekking to Potanin Glacier & Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain National Park
Day 6. (04 Oct) Tsagaan Gol – White River
Day 7. (05 Oct) Drive to Ulgii town
Days 8-9. (06-07 Oct) Golden Eagle Festival days
Day 10. (08 Oct) Flight back to UB. Shopping and Evening Cultural performance
Day 11. (09 Oct)Departure from UB