Feel like a nomad

Feel like a nomad

Duration:

1 day

Season:
November-February

During this tour you will be able to participate in the hunt with specially prepared hunting birds of prey. Hunting with birds of prey is traditional for all Central Asian nomads. A rider with a golden eagle sitting on his wrist has always been a symbol of the Asian steppes. During this day, you can feel like a real nomad, and plunge into the historical life of the Kazakh people.

Tour Schedule:
08.00 Meeting with the guide in Almaty. Departure towards the village, where the hunt will be held (160 km, 2 hours).
10.00 Arrival to the village. Meeting with the local berkutchi. Visit the house-museum of Berkutchi, where a complete information about the history of this type of national hunting is held. Here are stored samples of unique equipment, numbering more than two dozen exhibits
11.00 Departure to the field, where the hunting with the golden eagle will take place, where first the berkutchi will show his skills in controlling the bird. After the expansive hunt, mounted on horses, you will go hunting together, after which you will get a complete picture of the traditional eagle hunting, which has distant historical roots.
13.00 Traditional Kazakh lunch in nature: hot dish (beshbarmak or syrne), baursaks, kurt, butter, sour cream, zhent, kymyz, shubat.
14.00 Continuation of the hunt.
17.00 After catching the loot, return to the village where the transport will be waiting for you.
18.00 Return to Almaty.

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