It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and see eagle hunting. Kyrgyz start practice eagle hunting around the 12th and 13th centuries. It is known that, a good eagle was the same price as a good horse. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be inspired by the professional hunting.
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will get acquainted with berkutchi, who is considered to be a master of domestication eagles and train. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will provide you a great opportunity to enjoy nomadic way of life. It is important to note that, berkutchi are highly respected among Kyrgyz and even able to provide enough meat and fur for whole village. If you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be learning an interesting thing that, to be berkutchi is not easy as it seems to be. Berkutchi skills are sending from generation to generation and only wealthy people can afford such rich entertainment. We are sure that, you will like to see eagle hunting in your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
During your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will be amazed by the glorious mountain areas which are used to be home for the berkut (golden eagles). They are famous for the golden feathers at the back of head. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will notice them hunting on hares, foxes and lynxes. If you see female birds, you will be inspired by their hunting on wolves. Female birds are considered to be stronger than male. Golden eagles usually live for 40-50 years. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told that, eagles are caught in young age and trained by one person for 3-4 years. After this period of time, eagles are getting freedom after 20 years and able to find mate and nest. We recommend you to travel in Kyrgyzstan in late October in order to see the eagle hunting season. In addition, you will see berkutchi's train not only eagles, but hawks, falcons as well.
Demonstrations of eagles are available for you in Issyk Kul, Naryn region and near to Bishkek. Price: $100 per group.
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