Tour Mongolia and discover two of the most fascinating regions, the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia, where Kazakh hunters celebrate their traditional culture and magnificent golden eagles, and the diverse ecosystems of the Gobi Desert.

This luxury journey through Mongolia begins in Bayan-Ulgii Province at the Golden Eagle Festival. Golden Eagles have been used in the everyday lifestyle of nomadic Kazakhs for millennia for the purposes of hunting; both the Berkut Association and the Golden Eagle Festival were established in 1999 by Nomadic Expeditions’s Founder and CEO Jalsa Urubshurow to preserve this ancient tradition and protect this rare species. Each year, the region’s Kazakh hunters attend the festival with their golden eagles, entering them in competitions testing speed, agility, and accuracy. Ceremonies, dance performances, a parade in the provincial capital’s city square, and a Kazakh play are held in honor of the hunters and their eagles. This authentic Kazakh experience is a highlight of any visit to Mongolia.

Continuing the Mongolian expedition in the vast and dramatic Gobi, explore an incredible array of unforgettable landscapes, including the sand dunes of Hongoryn Els and the deep desert valley of Yol Valley National Park. Visit the Flaming Cliffs, the legendary site where the first nest of dinosaur eggs was discovered, and Tugregiin Shiree, where paleontologists unearthed the “Fighting Dinosaurs” fossil.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

Dates:

Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018
Oct 2, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019

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