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Peggy Day Adventures


~MONGOLIA: Hangin' with Eagle Hunters & Tracking Snow Leopards~

September 12 - 25, 2020

Monday - Wednesday, SEP 14 - 16 ULAN BAATAR, continued... After lunch, take an afternoon stroll over to the nearby National History Museum for an excellent overview of Mongolia's history and culture. The newly remodeled museum displays traditional implements of daily nomadic life including Stone and Bronze Age artifacts, historical paleontological sites in the Gobi desert. costumes of Mongolia's minority tribes, sacred religious relics, agricultural, fishing and hunting equipment and historical pieces up through the recent Democracy movement.

Next, we travel back in time with a visit to the dinosaur halls of the Natural History Museum, showcasing the spectacular fossils unearthed in the Gobi. On display are fierce Tarbosaurous fossils (closely related to Tyrannosaurus Rex), dinosaur eggs, large Hadrosau fossils (duck-billed dinosaurs), and many others, all of which illustrate the richness and importance of the paleontological sites in the Gobi desert.

The rest of the afternoon is free to wander in the antique shops in the area or maybe have a Chhingis beer with some of the college students taking a break from school nearby. In the evening, enjoy a performance featuring traditional Mongolian dancers and hoomi (throat) singers followed by dinner at a fine local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Thursday, SEP 17 BAYAN-ULGI PROVINCE/ KHATUU RIVER CAMP SITE ~ After breakfast transfer to airport, fly to Bayan-Ulgii province (3 hours). Arrive in Ulgii town, transfer to your private camp that locates nearby Khatuu River and spend this afternoon relaxing and witnessing a preparation of Eagle Hunters Festival. We can take a drive to nearby petroglyph site to discover ancient artwork on rocks and stop to visit to local Kazakh families on the way. In the evening, enjoy dinner in our private ger camp, overnight in gers. (Private ger camp; B, L, D)

Friday, SEP 18 RIDING WITH EAGLE HUNTERS ~ Morning we meet your horseman, Kazakh Eagle Hunters, spend all morning ride with Eagle Hunters and witness how they train their Golden Eagles, afternoon ride back to camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight in private ger camp. Please note horse riding is optional and can be substituted by daily hiking, overland or fishing, exact horse riding time is flexible due to riders skill and weather. (Private ger camp; B, L, D)

Saturday, SEP 19 EAGLE FESTIVAL ~ We'll attend opening day of the Eagle Hunters Festival and cheer our host Eagle Hunter and in the afternoon, transfer to our private camp for dinner and overnight. If we'd like, we can have local music and a little social event with the community at our private ger camp. (Private ger camp; B, L, D) PEGGY DAY ADVENTURES, page 2

Sunday, SEP 20 JARGALANT KHAIRKHAN MOUNTAIN ~ After breakfast, starting to drive to Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain for your next leg of your trip to see snow leopard, spend all day driving to Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain, afternoon we arrive in Jargalant Khaikhan Mountain, overnight in gers. (Private ger camps; B, L, D)

Mon-Wed, SEP 21-23 JARGALANT KHAIRKHAN MTN/OMNO ULAISTAI VALLEY ~ Spend those three full days in valley of Omno Uliastai, daily routine goes via mountain trails following local herdsman and their livestock, all the attention at Omno Uliastai Valley is to see elusive snow leopard. The average 2500 meters Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain's valley circles the mountain and snowy, shady side of mountain makes more slippery trails associated with packed snows and rock boulders. Each day we start our daily hikes at around 10 a.m and return to base at 4:30-5 p.m, pack lunch will be provided during a hiking days, each day we will hike and explore (search) different valley based on territorial marking, trace, pug mark, scat, etc, we will set up motion sensor cameras in several valleys use their data for our search. Each ger equipped with stove works by coal and dung, folding beds with mattresses, each guest will have 3 seasonal wide cotton coveted sleeping bags, facilities are field WC with closure and seats, wash sink, buckets of hot water is always available. Every evening enjoy dinner made by local field cook and discuss with next day's plan , overnight in gers. (Private ger camp; B, L,D )

Thursday, SEP 24 HOVD TOWN/ULAN BAATAR ~ Early morning we transfer to back to Hovd town for your return flight to Ulan Baatar. Return to Ulan Baatar, transfer to you hotel. We might take a drive out of town to visit a local shaman. Farewell dinner party in downtown restaurant. (Overnight in hotel. B,L,D)

Friday, SEP 25 DEPARTURE VIA HONG KONG OR SEOUL TO ...? Transfer to airport for our early morning departure. (B; )

PEGGY DAY ADVENTURES MONGOLIA ~ HANGIN' WITH EAGLE HUNTERS/TRACKING SNOW LEOPARDS SEPTEMBER 12 - 25, 2020

Price: $4,880 per person, twin sharing. Single supplement: $300 Please check with office for single availability.

Cost includes: • 4 x 4 jeep rental fee at countryside/it's fuel/ 3 passenger into 1 jeep • 3 hotel nights in Novotel Hotel in Ulaanbaatar • 3 nights in Khatuu ger camp in Ulgii province • 4 nights in ger camp in snow leopard habitat area-Jargalant Khairkan Mountain • Two domestic flights - Ulaanbaatar-Ulgi town and Hovd-Ulaanbaatar • Airport transfers • Bus service in Ulaanbaatar • Bi-lingual guide service • Local spotters, local porters during snow leopard tracking days • Local researcher • Horse rental fee • Meals in Ulaanbaatar • Bottled water • Full board during mentioned dates

Above cost does not include alcohol drinks,laundry service, and any service not mentioned in above itinerary, gratuities for Mongolian guide and driver.

To join this trip, please fill out the following sign-up form and return with a non-refundable deposit of $500 to: PEGGY DAY ADVENTURES 1001 Bridgeway, #426 Sausalito, CA 94965 The deposit will be used to purchase your Mongolian domestic flights. Travel insurance is strongly recommend and will usually cover all expenses, including the deposit, if purchased within two weeks of the payment. We will include travel insurance information with your pre-departure packet and will assist in any way. Balance can be paid in two payments - 50% on January 12/50% on June 12, 2020. PEGGY DAY ADVENTURES, page 4

PEGGY DAY ADVENTURES MONGOLIA: Hangin with Eagle Hunters/Tracking Snow Leopards September 12 - 25, 2020 SIGN-UP 1.) Name: ________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Phone/email: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 2.) Do you have travel insurance? If not, information will be included in your predeparture packet. If so, please give the name of the company, policy number, and contact information. ________________________________________________________ 3) Do you have any limiting physical disabilities or handicaps (temporary or permanent)? ______________ If so, please describe: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 5.) Is your diet restricted in any way? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 6.) Are you currently taking medication?_________. If so, please describe: _________________________________________________________ PEGGY DAY ADVENTURES, page 5


 

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