ALTAI EAGLE FESTIVAL 2019 | altai golden eagle festival | September, 14-15, 2019

If you are planning to travel to mongolia in 2019 to see the altai golden eagle festival? let me to give some information about ALTAI EAGLE FESTIVAL 2019

FESTIVAL DAY 1

10:00 Opening ceremony, introductions, Eagle Hunting history and practice.

10:30 Parade of all participants.

11:00-13:00 Fox Skin

The real test of a hunter's ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged behind their trainer's horse.

13:00-14:00 Break for lunch

14:00-16:00 Fox Skin

The real test of a hunter's ability, Eagles must catch a fox skin dragged behind their trainer's horse.

16: 00-17: 00 Kyz Kuar

A race between a man and woman on horseback

17:00-18:00 Bushkashi - Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common throughout Central Asia

18:00-18:30 Tiyn Teru - Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the race

19:00 Break for dinner

FESTIVAL DAY 2

10:00-13:00 Eagle Call

Tests hunter's ability to 'call' Eagle to their horse from a distance

13:00-14:00 Break for lunch

14:00-15:00 Camel Race 6kms

It is one most funny and interesting game. Camel riders can be women and men.

15:00-16:00 Tiyn Teru - Riders compete to pick up flags or flowers from the ground during the Race

16:00-17:00 Bushkashi - Tug of war played on horseback with killed goat, common throughout Central Asia

17: 00-17: 30 Kyz Kuar

A race between a man and woman on horseback

17:30-18:00 Awards and Closing ceremony

*Extended program will be available at Festival

Over 60 Eagle Hunters will participate in the festival – your interest and participation help ensure this practice will remain a part of Altai Kazakh Culture.

Notes on safety

Following are few tips to keep in mind to ensure safety of your own and travel companions, while participating in this extraordinary festival. Eagles are not pets and we ask you take extra precaution when getting in close contact with the eagles.

When you are in the competition field, please make sure to stand only in the designated public viewing areas,

It is better not to wear any clothing that has an animal fur such as hat or sleeves and any loose or bright colored clothing as they might attract eagles,

During the competition when eagles are released from the mountains, avoid running in the same field as it might distract the birds,

If you have children, please do not let them wander on their own,

While the competition is on, leaving designated areas to get a closer photo shoot of the eagles is not recommended

If you cannot locate your group or get separated, please return to the parking place, where your vans are located.

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Eagle festival 2018

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