Hunting with eagles is a time-honored tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. Each hunting season these hunters venture out into the mountains and pastures of Kyrgyzstan to let their birds practice hunting in a natural environment. This is an important aspect of the eagle hunting tradition because all eagles are re-released into the wild when they are fifteen years old. Additionally, these practices help local authorities keep the rising wolf and jackal populations in check. These trips provide us with the perfect opportunity to join the berkutchi (eagle hunters) for our own hunting adventure, except, we’re hunting for amazing photos. Then, we'll adventure to Karakol and Jyrgalan villages. Get your ski or snowboard legs under you with a day on the manicured slopes of Karakol's famous ski resort. Next we'll head out for a real backcountry snowshoe, ski, snowboard adventure in the mountains around Jyrgalan village. Capture the beauty and allure of this one of a kind back country experience. Explore the mountains of Issyk-kul’s south shore on this 7-day hunting with eagles, horseback riding,and back country skiing adventure tour. Let’s Wander!
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Your driver will meet your group at the airport. First stop will be your Bishkek accommodations, where you can unpack and get cleaned up after a long flight. Once everyone has settled into their rooms, you’ll join the rest of your group for a tour of Bishkek.
Depart for Tong Village after breakfast. On the way make a stop at Burana Tower. One of Kyrgyzstan’s UNESCO sites, the tower and mausoleums are all that remains of the once great city of Balasgun. The complex also features a new museum that houses artifacts recovered from the surrounding area and a small field with petroglyphs that were collected from different regions of Kyrgyzstan. For lunch stop in Boom gorge at one of the many teahouses that mark the halfway point between Bishkek and Issyk-kul. After lunch, finish your journey to Tong and settle in at the Almaluu Yurt Camp. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing by your yurt’s wood stove with some hookah.
After breakfast, saddle-up for your day with the local eagle hunters, and then head out into the foothills of the Terskey Ala Too. Along the way learn about eagle hunting techniques and hear the hunters’ favorite stories. In the evening return to the yurt camp for a traditional meal and a folk concert.
Leave Tong village behind and head toward Karakol Ski Resort. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing.
Spend the day on the slopes in Karakol Ski Base. When you need a short break, make sure to stop by the viewpoint at the top of the mountain for some stunning panoramas. Gather with your group for dinner in the restaurant before retiring for the evening.
After breakfast depart for Jyrgalan village for a snowshoeing and back-country skiing adventure. Head out from this old coal mining town and snowshoe to some pristine snow. Get in some awesome runs before heading back to the village for an early dinner and to settle in for the night.
Return to Bishkek. End of Tour.
During the tour meals will be provided per the itinerary. Guests will be responsible for their own meals in Bishkek. Most meals will be prepared specially for the group by each destination's host. (3 breakfast, 4 lunch, 3 dinner)
Please inform Tenti of any food allerigies or dietary restrictions when booking your tour, so we can ensure your meal is prepared properly.
All accommodations outside of Bishkek will be provided. (2 nights yurt camp, 2 nights hotel)
You will be responsible for your own accomodations in Bishkek.
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