Mongolian eagle hunting tour

This tradition was brought to the Mongolian steppes by the Kazakhs, who are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Mongolia.

Mongolian eagle hunters are skilled individuals who practice the ancient tradition of eagle hunting. This unique practice has been passed down through generations and is particularly prevalent among the Kazakh ethnic group in western Mongolia.

Eagle hunting involves training golden eagles to hunt for small game such as foxes or rabbits. The hunters form a powerful bond with their eagles, nurturing and training them from a young age. These magnificent birds are treated with great respect and are considered partners in the hunt.

The eagle hunters showcase their skills and the prowess of their eagles in competitions and festivals. These events attract participants and spectators from around the world who come to witness this awe-inspiring display of human-animal partnership.

During the hunting season from September to March, eagle hunters venture into the remote mountains and valleys of Mongolia, searching for their prey. It is an arduous and challenging pursuit that requires physical strength, endurance, and intimate knowledge of the terrain.

To fully experience and understand the art of eagle hunting, visitors can arrange to spend time with local eagle hunters and witness their traditional techniques first-hand. This immersive experience allows you to

To fully experience and understand the art of eagle hunting, visitors can arrange to spend time with local eagle hunters and witness their traditional techniques first-hand. This immersive experience allows you to

Local people call eagle hunters Berkutchi. Berkutchi is a man who hunts with eagles, most often with the largest – golden eagles. The skill of hunting a golden eagle is a true art and hard work. After all, you need not just get along with the bird and tame it, you must become one with it. Berkutchi has a special philosophy. They live in remote places hundreds of kilometers from civilization, carefully preserve their traditions and pass them on from generation to generation.

Golden eagle is a strong bird with a large wingspan, powerful beak and tenacious claws. The plumage of gold on its neck and nape gives this bird the name golden eagle.

Now there are only 250 to 300 golden eagle hunters left that transmit traditions through generations.

A tour itinerary for Hunting with eagle

Day – 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
  • Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and our team will meet you up at the airport and drive directly to your hotel. After few hours you will meet your guide again and do city tour in Ulaanbaatar. Visit Zaisan hill where you will have the best view of Ulaanbaatar city. Visit Gandan monastery and local museum.

Day – 2

Take a flight to Ulgii & Meet eagle hunter
  • Arrive in Ulgii and after meeting your driver and guide at the airport you will drive directly to eagle hunters’ family. You will meet an eagle hunter.

Day – 3, Day – 6

Hunting with Eagles & Experience nomadic life
  • You will follow eagle hunter by horse or it is also optional that you can follow eagle hunter by van or jeep. Learn about eagle hunting, experience nomadic life, visit different nomadic families, learn horse riding, make eagle fly from your arm, or also make eagle land on your arm.

Day – 7

The end of Eagle hunting tour
  • In the morning after breakfast you can do short riding or hiking around. By noon you will need to say goodbye to eagle hunter that was hosting you. You will drive back to Ulgii town and transferred to your Hotel room where you can have a hot shower. Later that day you will visit the local museum and at the end of the day, you will enjoy your dinner with the Kazakh traditional folk concert.

Day – 8

Take a flight to Ulaanbaatar city
  • Meet your guide in the morning and visit local museum in Ulgii. Visit open market Bazar learn traditional way of trading in Ulgii. Drive to airport and fly to Ulaanbaatar. Meet your guide in Ulaanbaatar and drive to your hotel.

Day – 9

Drive to the international airport
  • Drive to Chinggiss khan international airport where you can depart from Mongolia.


This tour is available from the end of May and the whole summer until the middle of September.

What do I expect to see during the tour Hunting with Eagles?

  • Authentic nomadic life
  • Visit real Eagle hunter’s place
  • Visit real eagle hunter
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Experience local culture
  • Meet Shamans
  • Beautiful nature
  • Horse riding
  • Experience local music
  • Visit historical places
  • Beautiful and pure lakes & Rivers
  • Land of great Chinggis Khan
  • Real Eagle Hunting experience

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