Falconry tour – Western Mongolia


Falconry tour – Western Mongolia

  • Duration: 7 days tour
  • Availability: October
  • Begin and end: Bayan-Ulgii
  • Tour type: Falconry Tour
  • Price: 1295$ p/p

Our highlights

  • Witness the Golden Eagle Festival and the majestic eagles in action.
  • Experience the life of Mongolian eagle hunters firsthand.
  • Learn about the ancient tradition of eagle hunting and eagle training.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of nomadic people and taste traditional Mongolian cuisine.


Experience the captivating falconry tour in Western Mongolia, where you will immerse yourself in the ancient art of eagle hunting with the renowned Mongolian eagle hunters.

This unique adventure takes you deep into the heart of the Altai Mountains, where you will witness the majestic golden eagles in action during the Golden Eagle Festival. Explore the nomadic way of life and engage with the local eagle hunter families, gaining a profound understanding of their traditions and way of life.

This falconry tour in Western Mongolia offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with the ancient art of golden eagle falconry.

From the excitement of the Golden Eagle Festival to the serene beauty of the Altai Mountains, this journey will leave you with unforgettable memories of eagle hunters, vast landscapes, and the rich nomadic traditions of Mongolia. Join us for an adventure that blends tradition, nature, and local culture in one of the most remote corners of the world.


Day 1: Arrival in Ulgii Town

  • Arrive in Ulgii, the heart of Western Mongolia.
  • Transfer to your accommodation and settle in.
  • Evening orientation and welcome dinner featuring local dishes.

Day 2: Ulgii to Eagle Hunter’s Family

  • Drive to the home of an eagle hunter family.
  • Introduction to eagle training and the history of eagle falconry.
  • Participate in the daily activities of the family and learn about the ancient tradition of eagle hunting.

Day 3: Golden Eagle Festival

  • Attend the Golden Eagle Festival.
  • Witness the incredible skills of eagle hunters as they showcase their eagles.
  • Enjoy traditional Mongolian games, music, and dance performances.

Day 4: Exploring the Altai Mountains

  • Embark on a horseback journey into the Altai Mountains.
  • Observe the eagle hunters as they hunt for small game.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the vast landscapes.

Day 5: Eagle Hunting Experience

  • Participate in a day of eagle hunting with the hunters.
  • Learn how the golden eagles are trained to catch small game such as rabbits and foxes.
  • Return to the eagle hunter family for an evening of storytelling and traditional music.

Day 6: Visit to Hustai National Park

  • Take a domestic flight to Hustai National Park.
  • Explore the park and witness the wildlife, including the famous Przewalski’s horses.
  • Overnight stay in a traditional ger camp.

Day 7: Return to Ulgii and Departure

  • Return to Ulgii.
  • Last-minute shopping for souvenirs.
  • Transfer to the airport for your departure.

The falconry tour in Western Mongolia is best experienced in October to coincide with the Golden Eagle Festival.

Prepare for cold weather, as the winter in Mongolia can be harsh.The tour requires a moderate level of physical fitness due to horseback riding and mountainous terrain.

Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Ulgii and ger camps.
  • All meals as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights within Mongolia.
  • All transportation within Mongolia.
  • Entry fees for the Golden Eagle Festival and national parks.
  • Experienced English-speaking guides.
  • Horseback riding and eagle hunting experiences.

Tour price excludes

  • International flights to and from Mongolia.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
  • Additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Tour details:


  • Warm clothing, including thermal layers and a good quality winter coat.
  • Comfortable walking boots suitable for horseback riding.
  • Camera and binoculars for wildlife observation.
  • Personal toiletries and medications.

Western-style toilets are available in hotels.

Ger camps have basic toilet facilities.

During the tour you will visit the places that are famous to the locals and are an important part of the city’s culture.

Ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the trip.

Providing knowledgeable guides and well-planned itineraries.

Facilitating authentic cultural experiences with eagle hunter families and locals.

Respect local customs and traditions.

Follow the guide’s instructions, especially during hunting and horseback activities.

Maintain a positive and adventurous attitude.

Please check the weather forecast once you have chosen your tour date. And try to pack an extra jacket for the evenings.

We kindly ask you to pay a deposit to confirm your trip.

The remein balance can be paid 7 days before the start of the tour (but we are very flexible with payment terms)

Here is our cancellation policy that we recommend our clients follow.

Cancelling the tour within more than 2 months, 50% of your deposit payment will be reinbussed.

Cancelling the tour less than one month, the deposit payment will not be reinbussed.

Stay in comfortable hotels in Ulgii.

Experience the traditional ger camps with basic but cozy amenities.

  • Enjoy traditional Mongolian dishes such as khorkhog (mutton stew) and buuz (dumplings).
  • Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

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