Golden Eagle Festival 2019 in Altay by Nomadic Trails

Local Golden Eagle Festival 2019

22-23 September 2019 (Actual date for Golden Eagle Festival)

In every year, just as the winter hinting season is getting underway, golden eagle hunters gather from all over Bayan-Ulgii province (western Mongolia) to celebrate the fascinating tradition and to pit their Golden Eagles against all comers it is live tradition- Golden Eagle Festival.

By initiation of Local Golden Eagle Hunters and support of Nomadic Trails company, this Golden Eagle Festival was set to the local people and enjoyed so much locally. So, it is Local Golden Eagle Festival, with no other tourists or very a few foreigners in the area.

Golden Eagle Festival 2019 in Altay by Nomadic Trails

Local Golden Eagle Festival

There are 37 Golden Eagle Hunters participated this event last time. They came from Ulgii, Sagsai, Altan Tsogts and Altay towns.

So much locally enjoyed, trying to set the competition’s best records ever, good location with beautiful view, good photo opportunity!

Location: Altai town, West Mongolia

Golden eagle hunters

Golden eagle hunters

 

Competitions

There are competitions:

  • Calling eagle and landing on arm of the master (called Berkuchi)
  • Calling eagle and landing on dragged bait
  •  Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground
  • Kiz- Kuar- another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the man, embarrassed by being kissed
  • Kuk- Bar- whole goat skin competition. Another equestrian competition, that each horseman picks up goat skin and other horseman try to grab it from him. Whoever gets the skin at the end wins
Golden eagle landing

Golden eagle landing

Daily Program

12 Oct                                                                                     13 OCT

09-09:30 Horse Race                                                                       10:00 Golden eagle competitions

10:00 Opening ceremony                                                                12:00  Horseback Archery

11:00 Golden eagle competitions                                                  13:00 Lunch

13:00 Lunch                                                                                      14:00  Kuk Bar

14:00 Golden Eagle Competitions                                                15:30  Award giving ceremony

16:00 Kiz Kuar

Eagle dance

Eagle dance

Good photo opportunity

For any photographers, it is important to have a great shots of the moment. There are plenty opportunities to make that moment to capture.

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Golden Eagle Huntress

Golden Eagle Huntress

Short Movie of Golden Eagle is landing

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