What country on this planet has the ability to conjure up more mystery than Mongolia, the land of Genghis (Chenggis) Khan? In what other country do horses, camels and yaks outnumber people?
Designed to exceed a photographers and adventurers wildest dreams, our journey to the Bayan Ulgii Provence of Mongolia’s far West will give you an exclusively intimate experience with eagle hunters, their daily village life, and their unique culture. Come to Mongolia with us before it is overrun with tourism like so many other parts of the world. Visit a country whose people are genuinely delighted to see foreigners and whose very smiles are the perfect indication of their warm welcome.
Wild Focus Expeditions’ co-owner Jami Tarris will personally escort and host you during this exciting adventure into the land of the eagle hunters. Jami personally knows the terrain as she has ridden with the hunters and their golden eagles into the Altai Mountains. She lived with a family of a renown hunter and eagle master and will give you opportunities to experience life with the Kazakhs. As a professional, award winning photographer, Jami will give you the opportunity to take photographs that you will be proud to share with your family and friends. She has hand-picked locations and events that will provide you with exciting cultural and landscape images that you won’t be able to capture anywhere else.
During this trip, you will have the chance to leisurely meander around Kazakh villages learning about their culture, or, if you feel adventurous, you can ride along with the eagle hunters on a special breed of horse, the famed Mongolian pony. It is said that, "a Mongol without a horse, is like a bird without wings". Mongolia has a human population of 3 million people and an estimated population of over 3 million horses. Mongol horses live in temperatures ranging from 86º F in the summer to -40º F in the winters and they search for their own food. Precious mares’ milk is processed into the national beverage called 'airag'. Horses serve as honored and revered riding animals - you will not meet a Mongol who does not have a love for horses.
On this exciting expedition, you can opt to ride Mongolian horses along with descendants of Genghis (Chenggis) and Kublai Khan on their home turf. You will sleep in total comfort in traditional Mongolian tents known as gers (yurts) which are made of a circular latticed wood structure covered with layers of thick felt. They are heated by a burning wood stove and furnished with traditional painted furniture. You will eat delicious food that caters to western standards cooked by our private chef. You will also attend the famed Golden Eagle festival, one of the most anticipated cultural events of local Kazakhs. Every year, both the eagle and the hunter prepare for not only the hunting season, but also to compete in this annual festival. Some participants come from as far as 250 kms (150 miles) away. Winning these games is a prestigious and significant event in the life of an eagle hunter.
We are very excited to offer this new and exclusively unique trip. Mongolia is like no other place that you will ever travel. If you are looking for an exotic and culturally exciting experience that very few people have done, please join us in September 2020 for Mongolia Magic!
Wild Focus Expeditions provides specialized, small group photography tours. Our photography expeditions are designed to get participants into distinctive, engaging locations around the world at the optimum times for photography. Our photo tours are created by our team of photographers who want to experience and photograph the world's top wildlife, nature and traditional cultures locations.
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