Golden Eagle Hunting Festival

Golden Eagle Festival in Bayan-Ulgii Province, located in the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia. This region is ethnically Kazakh and its peoples share a culture with neighboring Kazakhstan.

The Golden Eagle Festival is featured in the 2016 documentary The Eagle Huntress, in which the 13-year-old Kazakh girl Aisholpan becomes the first female to enter and win the competition. Xanadu Travel is proud to offer visitors the opportunity to join with local herders and learn their ancient art from the rigorous training that young birds receive, through to the excitement of witnessing the hunt. The Golden Eagle Festival held during the first weekend in October, run by the Mongolian Eagle Hunters’s Association.

The Golden Eagle Festival is a highlight of any traveler’s visit to Mongolia.