hunting with eagles

What is “Hunting with Eagles”?

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

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

1st Day

Arrive in 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.

1st Day
2nd Day / 4th Day

Start hunting with eagles

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.

2nd Day / 4th Day
5th day

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.

5th day
6th Day

Departure from Olgii to Ulaanbaatar

In the morning your driver will pick you up from your Hotel room and take you to the local airport.

6th Day
Hunting with eagles
Kazakh eagle hunter sends out his golden eagle to fly in the Altai Region of Bayan-Ölgii in Western Mongolia

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What do I expect to see in Mongolia

  • Authentic nomadic life
  • Visit real nomadic Yurt
  • Visit real eagle hunter
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Experience local culture
  • Meet Shamans
  • Beautiful nature
  • Horse riding
  • Experience local music
  • Hike on Potanini glacier
  • Visit vast Gobi desert
  • Visit historical places
  • Visit rain deer herders
  • Beautiful and pure lakes
  • Huge rivers
  • Land of great Chinggis Khan