Undertake an adventure spanning two of Mongolia’s most dramatic destinations: the Altai Mountains to the West, and the Gobi Desert to the south. High in the Altai, you will meet local Kazakh families and experience firsthand their traditional songs, customs, and heritage of golden eagle falconry, and visit such astonishing sites as a ancient burial mounds and a prehistoric stone man statue of Turkish origin.
The Golden Eagle Festival2022-09-29T09:04:27+00:00
Join us for the Golden Eagle Festival in Mongolia’s Bayan-Ulgii Province! Each year, Kazakh hunters from near and far attend the festival for competitions based on the speed, agility, and accuracy of their magnificent hunting eagles. This festival celebrating the Kazakhs’ honored golden eagle is also a celebration of Kazakh traditional heritage, and is organized by the local Kazakh community and the Berkut Association.
Dating back more than 2,000 years, the khans of Mongolia kept their soldiers in shape during times of peace by having them compete in games that replicated aspects of war. Join the celebrations surrounding Mongolia’s national games and witness the pageantry and athleticism. This exciting Mongolian journey fills your heart and spirit with a lifetime of memories.