Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to get know about eagle hunting which is known from the 12th and 13th centuries. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be inspired by the value of hunting.
In the course of your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will see an eagle trainer - berkutchi. Berkutchi are highly respected among Kyrgyz people and even available to feed whole village. To be berkutchi is not simple as it seems to be. It requires perfect skills from generation to generation. Also it is very costly entertainment. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will learn that, eagles cannot be domesticated and requires only freedom! Hunting is an essential part of Kyrgyz culture. We hope that, you will like in your tours in Kyrgyzstan!
One of the beautiful birds in Kyrgyzstan is considered to be the berkut (golden eagles). In the course of your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed by the golden feathers at the back of its head. Their hunting based on hares, foxes and lynxes as well as female birds are very big and strong which can hunt even wolves. They can live for 40-50 years. For training bird, it is necessary to catch it from young age and make it eagle for 3 - 4 years. Over the time, eagle will have opportunity to find mate and nest. If you want to see the season of hunting in your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will have to come in late October and see not only eagles but falcons and hawks as well.
Demonstration of eagles is held in Issyk Kul, Naryn region and near to Bishkek. Price: $100 per group.
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