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Kyrgyz Eagle hunting

As Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country, eagle hunting used to be the popular activity. We admit that nowadays it is the activity for entertainment and interest of tourists. During tours in Kyrgyzstan and rent a car you will listen to the history of eagle hunting that started in 12-13th centuries. These were the times when an eagle and a horse were of the same price and importance. Those who could afford to own them were highly respected in the village.

Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will find out that the men owing the eagle are named berkutchi. These people are the closest human beings for their domesticated eagles as the process of domestication is a long period. For the first time it is necessary to take a baby bird from the nest and start the period of domestication that lasts for 3-4 years. And after that eagles live with berkutchi for 20 years. After this period they are released to the nature of Kyrgyzstan and have an opportunity to make a family. Eagles live for 40-50 years and when they create a couple they stay with each other forever.

Golden Eagles live in Kyrgyzstan high in the mountains. Such a name they acquired due to golden feathers on their backs. Berkuts or golden eagles are able to hunt hares, foxes and lynx, wolves. The process of eagle hunting may be seen in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. But note – the season of eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan lasts for only 4 months – starts late in October. And if you have a desire to witness such an interesting activity, you are recommended to штслгву it in the program of your tour in Kyrgyzstan.

Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you can visit the eagles hunting in regions of Issyk Kul and Naryn as well as in Bishkek for 100$ per a group. Contact our managers in order to organize a tour in Kyrgyzstan for you. We are ready to listen to your offers and suggestions and create a tour program like the one to visit all significant places of interest in Kyrgyzstan. At the same time you will surely get great pleasure from wandering about territories of amazing and breath-taking nature of Kyrgyzstan. Our nature will not leave anybody indifferent. Do not miss a chance of using car rent.