The starting point of this trip is at Shery Travel’s Ger camp:
Address: 1514 Bayan- 15 Bayan Ulgii, Ulgii, Mongolia
Tel: +976 9942 0777
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DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ULAANBAATAR AND VISIT ZAISAN MONUMENT
October 3rd, 2019 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, greeted by one of our English speaking guides at the UB airport. Drive to hotel. After lunch we will visit Zaisan hill where a built in remembrance of Mongolia’s declaration of independence after a battle with Japan on the Mongolian eastern border and the defeat of Nazi Germany. In the evening we will go watch the Tumen-Enkh Ensemble and Mongolian traditional concert. Return to the Hotel after the dinner.
DAY 2: ARRIVE IN BAYAN ULGII
October 4th, 2019 Fly from capital city Ulaanbaatar to Bayan Ulgii. Arrive in Ulgii, welcomed by one of the english speaking guides in Ulgii. Eat breakfast at the ger camp and then you will be able to go sightseeing around ulgii to the most popular sites like Friendship mountain, the Museum, and the outdoor Black Market. Then, we will return to the ger camp have a barbecue.
DAYS 3 & 4: ATTEND GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL
October 5th and 6th Oct. 5th is the first day of the Golden Eagle Festival with the opening ceremony happening in the afternoon. The competitions on the First day, are based on the hunter and their eagle’s dress and traditional hunting equipment, the eagles speed, responsiveness, and training. After the festival taken to Ulgii for dinner a party and spend the night at the ger camp. Oct. 6th. This is the most exciting day of the festival that starts with traditional Kazakh games being played: horse races, camel races, and the final events that test the ultimate relationship between man and eagle and the closing ceremony where awards are given out to the best hunters. Later, that evening you will have the opportunity to attend a Kazakh Traditional Wedding Ceremony before returning to the ger camo for our farewell party and celebration.
DAY 5: DEPART TO ULAANBAATAR AND VISIT POPULAR SITES
Fly back from Ulgii to the capital city Ulaanbaatar. You will be picked up by a member of our team from the airport where you can spend the rest of the night in UB and enjoy a nice dinner at Oriental Express in UB.
DAY 6: LEAVE TO YOUR HOME COUNTRY FROM CHINGGIS KHAAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Your guide in UB will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Chinggis Khaan International airport where you will depart for home.
Prices Starting at:
-Without flight included $1199 per person -With domestic flights $1899 per person
(for flights included you must book your trip 6 months in advance)
2019 Golden Eagle festival
Bayan Ulgii (average elevation of 1301-4374 m) is surrounded by the snowcapped Altai mountains with a total area 45, 704.89 km². Ulgii is bordered by Russia’s Altai Republic and China. It is known for being home to the largest Kazakh population in Mongolia and its location within the Altai mountains, vast open rivers, lakes, natural springs, diverse wildlife, and unique plant-life. Bayan Ulgii is famed for having about 2,300,000 animals while it only has 32,000 people including the last remaining nomadic Eagle Hunters.
This package includes everything below in Western Mongolia:
All meals in Western Mongolia
Drivers and 4 wheel-drive vehicle
English speaking guide
Camels and Horses
All Accommodations in Western Mongolia
National Park permits
All camping and cooking equipment
Drinks and toilet papers (alcoholic beverages not included)
Eagle hunter’s entertainment fees (wearing traditional clothes, and holding eagles & taking photos, eating their food, etc.)
Oljas and Uka have years over 15 years of combined experience overseas and living abroad so we know how to properly cater to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free diets at no additional cost.
visa, extra hotel charges,
alcoholic beverages over 100,000 tugriks,
excess baggage costs.
Traveling to Mongolia is such a unique experience that requires planning unlike traveling to any other country. The harsh environment and requires careful planning.
Here is a list of some suggested packing items:
Passports – When traveling abroad it is always a good idea to keep passport copies with you. If you are booking a trip to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park we will need a copy to purchase your permits to get into the national park.
Sleeping bag – Although, yurts can be very warm, their temperatures drop a little during the night and it is best to have an all-season sleeping bag that is rated at -5ºCelcius/ 15º F or below even in the summertime.
Waterproof hiking boots – Hiking, trekking, climbing, and walking through the terrain in Mongolia can be tough for anyone so you have to take care of your feet.
Waterproof clothing – A weatherproof jacket is a necessity with the unpredictable weather here in Western Mongolia. The Kazakh’s and Mongolian’s have a saying that there are 4 typically seasons in one day.
Towel, soap, and basic personal toiletries – A towel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes for the rest of the trek is also recommended. All of which can be purchased in Ulgii.
Water bottle – Your safety is our number 1 concern. Please bring a water bottle. Along the trail there are lots of rivers and streams from the glaciers and mountains that can be used to refill your bottle and boiled later to drink.
Warm clothes – Fleece, long pants, woolen hat, gloves,
Walking clothes – bring thin clothes that can be layered and be easily removed or added during the trip.
Personal medication and basic first aid kit – Benadryl, Nyquil, rehydration salts, water purifying tablets, and other medications that cannot be purchased in Ulgii.
Snacks – Foods that are high in calories such as: energy bars, . Snacks are provided during the trek but you may like to bring one or two extras just in case.
Solar powered light – It will be dark while away from Ulgii so it is a good idea to keep an external light with you and be able to charge your devices while away from camp.
Money belt- This is good to have in Ulaanbaatar as UB is a large city and it is better to be safe than sorry when far from home.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat- It isn’t called the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky” for no reason. With few trees you could spend several hours exposed to the sun in a single day.
Bug spray/Insect repellent- Don’t let bug bites ruin the trip of a lifetime!
Ziplock bags- Can be extremely useful to keep things dry with unpredictable weather.
Helmet- If you would feel safer on horseback or camel, you are encouraged to bring a helmet.
Camera- These are once in a lifetime trips and taking photos is a must!
Domestic Flight information
Domestic flights have a limit of 15kgs maximum including luggage and hand luggage. Any extra luggage can be brought with you. However, the airlines will charge you approximately 2 USD for each extra kg. We are able to book your domestic flights for you upon request.
Feel free to research it on your own. These are the two companies that fly to and from Ulaanbaatar: