Mongolia Golden Eagle festival and National parks tour / 2016/

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Golden Eagle festival and National parks tour / 2016/

Tour code: EFGE.NP.2016
13 nights / 14 days

Day 1:  Ulaanbaatar
September 28
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. If time permits take a city tour including Sukhbaatar square, National History Museum Welcome dinner at the Mongolian national food restaurant.

Overnight in Hotel.
(L, D)

Day 2: Bayan-Ulgii province Bugat
September 29

After breakfast in the hotel, we take the flight to Ulgii, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province in the far west. After lunch we visit a local school

Overnight in Hotel.
(B, L, D)

Day 3: Eagle Festival Training
September 30

We photograph the eagle hunters when they arrive at the festival on horses.

This is actually a big day for the people and the eagles at the same time. Spectate and photograph the spectacular moments of the eagle training of prey catching etc. Enjoy the best of Kazakh cuisine.

Overnight in Hotel.
(B, L, D)

Day 4: Eagle Festival Days. The first day of the festival.
Oct 01

Eagle hunters compete with their beautiful traditional clothes, horse, horse decorations, their eagles and the eagle decorations while parading from the Ulgii central square to the competition arena. Later in the afternoon the eagles compete with their speed, agility and hunting skills.

Overnight in Hotel.
(B, L, D)

Day 5: Eagle Festival Day in Bugat .2nd - day of the colorful festival.
Oct 02

Today’s task for the eagles is catching the prey within the shortest time and they’re given scores. Kazakh traditional games like Kokbar etc. are played among the spectators. The best eagles with their best trainers are awarded in the evening.

Overnight in Hotel.
(B, L, D)

Day 6: Ulgii – Visit to Local family for Kazakh culture.
Oct 03

After breakfast we drive to Nomadic family. Drive 45 km from Ulgii. Meet Kazakh nomadic people and interest lifestyle and culture. And have lunch and dinner together this family Kazakh traditional food.

Stay in travel tent or Kazakh traditional GER (depends on the amount of photographers).
(B, L, D)

Day 7: Eagle hunting day
Oct 04

After breakfast drive to Mountain for Eagle hunting with local people. We will use live hunting bait (real fox, rabbit and wolf). Stay one more day  in local family. Lunch and Dinner will have in the Local family traditional Kazakh meals.

(B, L, D)


Day 8: Visit to Tsambagarav national park
Oct 05

Drive to Tsambagarav national park after breakfast (100km, 3 hours). Have a lunch on the way picnic or box meal. You can take photo during the cooking. Stay in the nomadic family and time for nomadic life photograph. Have a dinner picnic.

Stay in travel tent or Kazakh traditional GER (depends on how many photographers).
(B, L, D)

Day 9: Visit to Tsambagarav national park
Oct 06

Starts horse trekking to Tsambagarav Mountain after breakfast (instant coffee, English tea, brad, sausage) in the nomadic family.  You have a full day for photo tour around of Tsambagarav national park. We will provide horses for each guests and one camel for luggage.  Have a lunch in the Tent camp near Tsambagarav Mountain.

Overnight in travel tent.
(B, L, D)

Day 10: Tsambagarav national park – Ulgii town.
Oct 07

Early morning photos shoot. Trekking back to road (15km). Have a lunch in the nomadic family.  Drive back to Ulgii after lunch (3 hours). You have enough time until dinner for photos shooting on the back way. Dinner in Ulgii town.

Overnight in Hotel.


Is this itinerary possible? Instead of trekking back the day before.
If not possible, can we photograph school in the afternoon when we return to Ulgii.
Photograph school in the afternoon? Possible?

A: Photographer possible to stay one night in the mountain in TENT.
Any way you could not visit to school this day.


 Day 11: Ulgii town – UB

Oct 08

Fly back to UB after breakfast. Have a lunch after transfer to the Hotel.
Photograph to school in the afternoon or rest time until dinner. Have a dinner at the Mongolian BBQ.

Overnight in Hotel.
(B, L, D)

Day 12: Horse photos shooting days
Oct 09

Drive to countryside 170 km after breakfast. We have 100 – 500 horses together. This is a day for Horse special photo. Have a lunch in the small town.

Overnight in tent.

Day 13: Horse photos shooting days
Oct 10

Horse photos shoot. Return to UB.
Visit to Zaisan hill best location for take photo to City (only one location panorama view).If time permits you can go for shopping . Have a dinner in Chinggis beer club.

Overnight in the Hotel
(B, L, D)

Day 14: Departure
Oct 11
After breakfast transfer to Chinggis khan international airport . Fly back to Home. (arrange lunch and dinner depends on departure time )



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