Tours Special Tours Bayan-Ulgii, Khovd, Eagle Festival

Price: ( 11 Days )

Bayan-Ulgii is the highest and most western of Mongolia's aimags (provinces). It is home to the Altai Mountains on the Mongolia-Russia border. About 10% of the territory is covered by forests, including the Siverian Larch Province.

Khovd is distinguished by its multi-cultural population. It is home to more than 17 unique nationalities and ethnicities. Each of these groups has its own distinct traditional dwelling, settlement pattern, dress, and cultural history (literature, art, and musical traditions).

Day 1. Arrive in Khovd

From Khovd we will drive up to Ulgii. Stay overnight in a local guest house.

Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 2. Golden Eagle Festival

Stay overnight in a local guest house.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 3. Golden Eagle Festival Part 2

In the early afternoon we will drive to the Sagsai soum where the eagle hunters’ family lives.We will stay overnight with the family and learn how to train and feed eagles. (1 hour driving).

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 4. Tavan Bogd National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Tavan Bogd National Park. In the park we will stay at the winter camp of Tuvan people. We will also visit a nearby petroglyph site. (5-6 hours driving).

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 5. Horseback at Tavan Bogd Mountain

After breakfast we will drive to the Tavan Bogd Mountain and ride a horse (3 - 4 hour ride) to the base camp, where we will admire the highest peaks in Mongolia and the famous Potanin Glacier. In the evening we will return to stay with the same family.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 6. Back to Ulgii

After breakfast we will drive back to Ulgii and stay in a local guest house. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 7. Khoomii Singing

After breakfast you will leave Ulgii and drive back to Khovd. In the city you will visit the local khoomii singers and learn the basics of singing khoomii. Stay overnight in a local hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 8. Khar-Us National Park

Today we will drive to Khar-Us National Park located about 40 kilometers east of Khovd. Khar-Us is the second largest freshwater lake in Mongolia with an average depth of just 4 meters (be cautious of mosquitoes). Stay overnight with a local family.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 9. Horseback at Khar-Us Lake 

Stay overnight with a local family.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 10. Horseback at Khar-Us Lake

In the late afternoon return to Khovd. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Day 11. Return to UB

Transfer to the airport for the flight back to UB.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Included:

  • Flight to Khovd
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide (speaks English)
  • Accommodations
  • Meals (as specified in itinerary)
  • Clean Drinking Water
  • Tavan Bogd National Park Border Approval and Entrance Fees
  • Horse riding (as specified in itinerary)

Not Included:

  • Personal Shopping
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Additional Activities
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