This Mongolian photosafari takes you to the land of the legendary Eagle Hunters of Mongolia and the famous Mongolian horses. We will fly to the Olgii, the far west capital of the Bayan-Olgii Province to document the lives of the Kazakh Eagle Hunters. This age-old tradition has been passed down for generations, from fathers to sons, on how to tame the Golden Eagles and use them to hunt for small animals. This tradition has become their way of life. We are going to stay with this community and get to have firsthand knowledge on their way of life. Here you will also meet the female eagle huntress, Aigerim, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter Asker Ulagvan and her Uncle Hargulan Ulagvan. She is one of the few females to break this tradition.
Horses play a very big part in the lives of Mongolians. They say that a Mongolian without a horse is like a bird without wings. Great Warriors like Genghis Khan have used horses to conquer China and other territories in Asian Continent. Horses are also integrated with many of Mongolians national sports. We will be spending a day documenting the Mongolian horses in their natural habitat.
We will also be spending some time with a nomadic Mongolian family and experience horseback riding on the Mongolian plains.
We will be staying in hotels in cities and Ger Camps in villages. In Ulaanbaatar, we will be staying at a 4* Holiday Inn or equivalent.
What is a Ger Camp?
A Ger is a traditional tent made of felt and light timber structures. Accommodation and facilities are simple, although most camps are equipped with a toilet and shower block and have electricity running from a central generator. Individual gers are simple but always cosy and comfortable, usually kitted out with two, three or four wooden beds with bedding, table and chairs and flasks of hot water.
The ger is heated by a central wood-burning stove, excellent for keeping out the night chill, which will be started for you each evening and usually replenished the following morning before you wake.
How to get there?
There is a flight by Korean Airlines from KUL to Ulaanbaatar with a stop at Seoul.
Citizens of Malaysia, Philippines, Germany, and Singapore are exempted from applying Mongolian visa for periods ranging from 14 to 30 days. Please check whether your country requires a Visa to enter Mongolia.
Nov 03 – Day 1: Arrive at Ulaanbaatar (D)
- Meet at airport
- Check-in hotel (Holiday Inn Hotel 4* or equivalent)
Nov 04 – Day 2: Introduction to Mongolian Horses (B,L,D)
- Briefing on the shoot
- Early lunch, Authentic Mongolian Food
- Mongolian horses shoot
- Free and easy
- Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
Nov 05 – Day 3: Shooting Mongolian Horses (B,L,D)
- Transfer to horses shooting locations
- Afternoon transfer back to Ulaanbaatar
- Dinner at North Korean Restaurant
- Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
Nov 06 Day 4: Fly to Bayan-Olgii (B,L,D)
- Breakfast on bus
- Transfer to airport
- Fly to Olgii,
- Drive to land of Eagle Hunters.
- Sunset shoot and nomadic life.
- Check in Ger Camp at the Eagle Hunters
- Dinner at the Ger Camp
- Free and easy for shooting star trails
Nov 07 Day 5: A day with the Eagle Hunters (B,L,D)
- Early morning sunrise shoot with the Eagle Hunters
- Mountain scenery with the Eagle Hunters
- A visit to the local boarding school at Altay Village.
- Dinner at Ger Camp
- Free and easy. You can shoot star trails at night
Nov 08 Day 6: A day with the Eagle Hunters (B,L,D)
- Watch the Eagle Hunters training their Eagles
- Visit a Primary School in Olgii and have fun with the kids.
- Stay in hotel at Ger Camp
Nov 9 Day 7: Olgii City Tour (B,L,D)
- Check-ot Ger Camp
- Drive to Olgii
- Check-in Hotel at Olgii
- Free and Easy
Nov 10 Day 8: Olgii to Ulaanbaatar (B,L,D)
- Transfer to Airport
- Flight from Olgii to Ulaanbaatar (4 hours)
- Last minute shopping
- Overnight at Holiday Inn or equivalent, Ulaanbaatar
Nov 11 Day 9: Departure (B)
- Airport sent off
- Trip ends.
If you are interested in reserving your place or for more information, please email to [email protected]