Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival with Palani Mohan - An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

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3 - 14 OCT 2018
2018 Hosted Small Group Journeys

Journey Highlights

One of the last travel frontiers, Mongolia is vast, remote and strikingly beautiful. Nomads still eke out a living on the steppe as they have for centuries passing down from generation to generation age-old practices of horsemanship, herding and hunting. On this rare visit we spend two days at the thrilling Golden Eagle Festival in the far west of the country where Kazakh horsemen demonstrate their skills with the prized golden eagle in fierce competition. You’ll be honoured by the Mongol hospitality, bed down in a traditional ger, marvel at Buddhist monasteries and explore some of the wildest landscapes on the planet. Your host has photographed and documented in details the Golden Eagle hunters and his both an invaluable cultural attaché as well as expert photographic instructor throughout your journey.

Guest Host - Palani Mohan

Indian born, Australian raised, and now living in Hong Kong, Palani Mohan is an award-winning freelance photographer and published author. He has produced five books and photographic essays and his work is part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Exhibited widely around the globe, his images have been shown at the prestigious Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France. He has travelled to Mongolia four times and his book, ‘Hunting With Eagles: In The Realm of the Mongolian Kazakhs’ is a rare and invaluable record of a vanishing culture.

Watch Palani Mohan's recent TedXSydney Talk - Hunting with Eagles on the Edge of the World

Journey Highlights: 

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests
  • Accommodation in a traditional Mongolian ger
  • Sand dunes and ancient petroglyphs
  • Hike through rugged canyons and gorges, ride a Bactrian camel
  • See populations of the wild Mongolian horse in its natural habitat
  • Two days of spectacular celebrations and events at the Golden Eagle Festival
  • A private encounter with a Golden Eagle hunter
  • One-on-one interaction with your guest host

Planning ahead? Check out our 2019 journey Here.

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