Ethnic eagle hunting of nomads

Hunting with golden eagles (Salbouroun) in Kyrgyzstan is a unique chance to learn all the secrets of this ancient art, developed over a thousand years of experience among our hereditary nomad hunters.

The culture of hunting with predatory birds was spread to Kyrgyzstan early on by the Mongolian nomads, and was practiced across China, the Korean peninsula, Indochina, Persia, the Middle East, and also in some parts of North America. However, with the development of agriculture and the proliferation of weapons, this type of hunting has almost disappeared.

Today, hunting with an eagle, falcon or a hawk is practiced only in the UAE, Mongolia and some countries of Central Asia, including in Kyrgyzstan. Baibol Travel is pleased to offer you the chance to experience the real drive and excitement of hunting with a powerful predatory bird in the untouched nature of open country and/or snowy mountains of the Tien Shan.

Eagles are considered to be one of the largest predatory birds, and their weight can read up to 6.5 kg (from 3 kg). They have powerful beaks and long claws, forcing hunters to wear horsehair sleeves and with gloves on top when handling their birds. The sharp eyesight of the eagles allows them to see small prey at a distance of 2 km. A well-trained bird is capable of hunting large game: foxes, wolves and even mountain goats.

Baibol Travel Hunting Tours give you the opportunity to learn about and experience the unique joy of eagle hunting for yourself.

While searching for games, we will explore the most beautiful and unexplored corners of the country on horseback, see rare wild animals, spend the night in yurts, and of course, cook and taste the delicious game we capture. During this exciting adventure, you will be accompanied by hereditary Berkutchi hunters and an experienced naturalist guide familiar with the area.

During the trip we advise you to communicate with your Berkutchi hunter to better learn all the tricks of the trade and feel the real culture of our nomadic civilization. They will show you how the connection between a hunter and an eagle, usually born during a community hunt, lasts the a lifetime until, in a sign of gratitude, the eagle is released.

Tours to Kyrgyzstan

Eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan

Golden eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan – experience the real enthusiasm during the ancient hunting of nomads with the birds of prey and hounds on the expanses of the great prairies and the Tien-Shan mountains, accompanied by professio

5 days
August - March
Complexity 
620 km, 9 h