SAGSAI GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL TOUR
Take domestic flight to Ulgii Town, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province where 90% of population is Kazakhs who have their own language and unique culture. Meet local driver with vehicle and then visit local museum to know more about this place. Drive to Sagsai village to visit Eagle hunter’s family to learn about thier daily lifetstyle, eagle hunting culture. Then return to Ulgii. Overnight in Local Hotel or Tourist camp. (B, L, D)
(17 Sep) Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival Day
Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival starts with its opening parades and competitions for costuming and hunting techniques. The festival is more local and dedicated to photographers, film makers who focuses on capturing action, portrait, cultural detailed images. You will attend all photographic sessions during the festival. The procedure of assembly of Kazak Ger (yurt) and Migration of nomadic family will be the highlights of the first day of the festival. (B, L, D)
Sagsai Vilaage | West Mongolia
(18 Sep) Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival Day
The day of eagle hunting competitions. The eagle hunters try to land their eagles on their hands, eagles release from top of the mountain and points are given for their speed and gripping ability. The eagles chase fox skins dragged by their masters on horseback. Other events, such as Tenge-Ilu (Coin grabbing while riding a horse), Uriankhai Archery and the best costume competiton and Kokbar (Thug of War) and Kizkhuar (Traditional Khazak Couples Game) take place. Festival winners are announced at closing ceremony. (B, L, D)
Capital city of Mongolia
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel and relax. (B, L, D)
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