Adventure Biking Holidays Mongolia

Altai Fatbike Expedition including Eagle Festival

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SEPTEMBER 6 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 

Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN MONGOLIA - PRE-TRIP ACCLIMATISATION

Arrival in Ulan Bator

Most of you will be traveling across several time zones to get to Ulan Bator. We would recommend arriving a couple of days early giving your body time to recuperate after the long journey and also to be able to see some of the sites the city has to offer.

Meet and greet at Ulan Bator international airport.
Transport to hotel.
Briefing and dinner

DAY 2 - FLIGHT TO ULGII + DRIVE TO TAVAN BOGD NATIONAL PARK

Flight to Ulgii
Trip to local supermarket
Drive to Tavan Bogd National Park (5-6 hours)

DAY 3 - KHURGAN LAKE

Khurgan Lake, petroglyphs, camp on white sand beach on Lake Khoton

26km bike      5 hours

DAY 4 - UP KHOTON LAKE

Follow track up north-east side of Khoton Lake. Sleep in gers next to Auez, race horse trainer

25km bike       5 hours

DAY 5 - GREEN LAKE HIKE

Furgon to Bear Valley, follow the Tsagaan Gol River to Green Lake. Sleep in gers

15kms Hike      6 hours

1 hour furgon

DAY 6 - DOWN KHOTON LAKE

Follow Mashina Khabakh road through conifer frosts and multiple stream crossings.

25km bike      5 hours

DAY 7 - KHOTON LAKE

Bike across glacial moraine, conifer forests and pastureland. Camp next to small mountain lake.

25kms Fatbike      5 hours

DAY 8 - LAKE KHURGAN

Wide open steppe and glacial moraine on a well defined piste. Camp next to a river.

30 km Fatbike      7 hours

DAY 9 - LAKE DAYAN + GER NEXT TO EAGLE HUNTER

Huge expanses of flat, open pastureland followed by rocky, winding piste to Shokhan’s summer camp. Sleep in gers.

20 km Fatbike      6 hours

DAY 10 - SHUTTLE BACK TO EAGLE FESTIVAL

6 hour drive in furgon back to Eagle Festival. Sleep in Gers Furgon      

6 hours

DAY 11 AND 12 - EAGLE HUNTING FESTIVAL + GER CAMP

There are approximately 400 eagle hunters in Bayan-Ulgii. During the Eagle Hunting Festival, eagle hunters from the region gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility. Female birds are used as they are bigger, stronger and more aggressive than the males. Authentic eagle hunting is only done in the winter months so during the festival you will see the eagles diving for a fox-skin being drawn behind a running horse. There are also a number of traditional Kazakh games like Buzkashi, Kiss the woman on horseback, camel racing, and others.

Stay in private Ger Camp next to an Eagle Hunter.

DAY 13 - FLIGHT TO ULAN BATOR

Early morning flight to Ulan Bator

Closing dinner and night at hotel

DAY 14 - TRANSFER TO AIRPORT AND FLIGHT BACK HOME

Transfer to airport and flight back home

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