Golden Eagle and Altai Mountains Photo Tour 2020

Photo tour in Altai Mountains Range and Golden Eagles. This tour gives you a great opportunity to photograph Kazakh Nomadic Eagle Hunter in Western Mongolia and natural beauties of Altai Mountains Range. Visit local families and photograph their daily nomadic lifestyle. Explore vast steppe, highest mountains of Mongolia, one of the biggest lakes and longest glaciers of Mongolia. Private photo shooting with a spectacular Golden Eagle and Eagle Hunters. Finally, you will participate for the Eagle Festival which takes place in the heart of Altai. Experience the cultural activities such as Bushkashi, Kiz Kuar, Tenge Ilu and tournament between Eagle Hunters.

Day 1. Fly Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii, Sagsai Village

Upon your arrival to Ulgii airport, our expedition team you welcome you. Start driving to Sagsai village to Eagle Hunter's home.

Overnight with the family

Day 2. Photographing day

Before the sunrise go to shooting area and start shooting photos. If you are looking for group of eagle hunters, we can suggest no less than 3 and more than 5 hunters for groups photos. You can photograph the hunters individually and with a group.

Photographing activities:

  • Portrait photos
    Galloping with Eagles
    Photograph while eagle is flying to his owner
    Photograph while eagle is catching the fake fox and more.   

Stay with the family

Day 3. Driving to Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains

Full day driving to Tavan Bogd Mountains. In the evening arrive to Tsagaan Gol Ranger Station. Overnight in a tent

Day 4. Horseback Riding to Base Camp

After breakfast, start horse riding towards Base Camp. Your travel gears will be loaded on the camels and you can have only your backpack or your camera with you. Base camp is situated right next to the Potanine glacier. Way to Base Camp is very scenic and you will have plenty of time to get nice photos.

Overnight in a tent

Day 5. Stay at the Base Camp and Photographing

Early in the morning horse ride to Malchin peak and explore the area for good photographic view. It depends on you to climb the Malchin Peak or stay around a mountain and take photos of glaciers, peaks and more natural beauties.

Overnight in a tent

day 6. Ride to ranger station

Ride back to Ranger station and relax.

Overnight in a tent


Day 7. Drive to Khoton, Khurgan Lakes

Early in the morning start driving towards Khoton, Khurgan Lakes. This area is very scenic with huge lakes and snow capped mountains. On the southwest, there are huge snow capped mountains and on the north side there is a vast steppe. By the lake side there are Balbal stones and petroglyohs.

Overnight in a tent or with family

Day 8. Khoton, Khurgan Lakes and Waterfall

Early in the morning hike to waterfall. Experience the scenic view of waterfall and hike to the lake on the mountains. Breathtaking place for photographing the nature.

Overnight in a tent

Day 9-10. Golden Eagle Festival 2018

Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival is organized on 15-16th of September, near Sagsai Village.

Golden Eagle Festival is organized on 6-7th of October,near Ulgii.

Day 11. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.


  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Crew members (Cook,Camelman,Driver)
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance Fees
  • National Park Fees



  • International and Domestic airfare
  • Optional tipping of crew members
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Medical immunization


  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding 
  • Private
  • Sightseeing
  • Photo 
  • Cultural & Nomadic Life
  • Adventure
  • Offroad

Tour season

February till November

Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival takes place on September 15 -16

Golden Eagle Festival takes place on October 6 -7