Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
4.5 Based on 9 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Local culture
  • Festivals and events
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
See Itinerary
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Ends Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • +7
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Attend the Eagle Festival in the remote Altai Mountains
  • Explore Mongolia's vast wilderness stepp and Gobi Desert
  • Experience traditional nomadic culture
Starting and ending in Ulaanbaatar, the trip Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads is a guided local culture tour that takes 18 days. You will travel through Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, Karakorum, Ulaanbaatar and 6 other destinations in Mongolia. Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Rolling steppe make way to stark desert; small nomadic ger camps pepper this vast land where camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, sand dunes are known to ‘sing’ and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here on horseback to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. We travel through steppe, mountains and the Gobi desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known country before making our way to the far western reaches to visit the eagle festival, celebrating the fascinating past time of hunting with eagles and the strong connection the Mongolian people have with their animals and land.This departure of the Eagle Festival tour visits Khustain Nuruu N. P. at the start of the trip.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 9 reviews
Wonderful Mongolia
5 - Excellent
“The Mongolian Adventure trip exceeded all my expectations. It took me back to a time when people were more interested in humanity than in possessions. I thought Mongolians would be similar to Chinese but they aren't. They are open and friendly. Ulaanbaatar is a pleasant city and we were there for the spectacular Nadaam Festival, The opening ceremony, the wrestling, archery and the horse race were great but the day before the public turned out in national dress! The desert, the gir camps and the nomadic families were experiences to be savoured.”
A dream comes true
4 - Very Good
“I'd wanted to see Mongolia and the Gobi Desert since hearing about them in Geography class when I was 18. I wanted to see the wide open spaces. The nothingness. The vastness of the country. And that's what I saw.”
Mongolian Adventure - August 2015
4 - Very Good
“Interesting trip to a VAST country that makes you realise what "nothing" - landscape wise - really is .”
Exciting Mongolian Adventure
5 - Excellent
“Excellent trip. It was a nice mix of big city (Ulaanbaatar) and Naadam festival and countryside/desert. Well-organized and planned. Long distances travelled by Russian van, but the scenery was beautiful and very diverse, our driver Sandam made it fun, and we had a great group of people in our van. Fun staying in ger camps.”
  • Day 1: Start Ulaanbaatar.
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar sightseeing.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Khustain Nuruu N.P trek to see wild horses.
  • Day 4: Drive to Little Gobi Desert; visit Khogno Khan Mountain; opportunity for bird and wildlife watching.
  • Day 5: Karakorum; visit Erdene Zuu Monastery.
  • Day 6:  Transfer to Arvaikheer via Shankh Monastery and explore the museum.
  • Day 7: Bayan Gobi via Mt Ikh Bogd.
  • Day 8: Explore the region of Bayan Gobi.
  • Day 9: Visit the singing sand dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia.
  • Day 10: Travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P.
  • Day 11: Hiking around the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag.
  • Day 12: Morning flight to Ulaabaatar; afternoon in Terelj National park.
  • Day 13: Ulaanbaatar via Genghis Khaan Statue.
  • Day 14: Fly to Olgii; visit a nomadic Kazakh village.
  • Day 15: Eagle festival.
  • Day 16: Another day at the Eagle Festival
  • Day 17: Fly to Ulaanbaatar; free time in the city.
  • Day 18: End Ulaanbaataar.
  • 5 nights hotels, all en suite and 12 nights ger camp with shared facilities , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Travel by 4WD, bus and internal flights
  • All transport and listed activities
  • All internal flights
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Normally 4 to 16, plus local leader, Min age 16 yrs
  • This deparure visits Khustain Nuruu N. P. at the start of the trip
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Any international flights to/from Ulaanbaatar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Why Book with Bookmundi
What are customers saying about Bookmundi
4.71 Average 333 Reviews
GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
Welcome back!

Looks like you last logged in with Facebook.