Kyrgyz Eagle hunting

People in Kyrgyzstan on cars rent are still nomads in their hearts and eagle hunting is one of peculiar features of the country. People used to domesticate birds since 12-13th centuries, and those times the ones who had a horse and an eagle were considered to be rich residents. They were greatly respected in Kyrgyzstan as provided meat and fur for the whole village. Eagle hunting may be watched during tours in Kyrgyzstan in order to show strength and skills. One of popular birds for domestication is an eagle - berkut. Those who own berkuts are named berkutchi. It is remarkable that not all can be berkutchi in Kyrgyzstan as skills of domestication are going from generation to generation from father to son. Berkuts, or golden eagles, live high in the mountains and got their name from gold features on their backs. Berkuts are known to hunt lynxes, wolves, hares, foxes. They live for more than 40-50 years and about 20 years they may live with a man. The process of training takes 3-4 years. It is rather expensive to keep berkuts. During tours in Kyrgyzstan it will be known that eagles live with their pairs for all their life. For domestication of an eagles it is necessary to catch young little birds from their nests and train by the only person. Being in Kyrgyzstan you can watch eagle hunting from October and for 4 more months. You have an opportunity in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan to watch hunting not just with eagles but with hawks, falcons. In order to visit the demonstration of hunting during tours in Kyrgyzstan you should visit Issyk Kul and Naryn regions and find such demonstrations near Bishkek as well. It will cost about 100$ per a group.

Travel in Kyrgyzstan and rent a car so that you can find lots of interesting activities to do. For you to feel comfortable in our country it is recommended to contact our managers for them to organize a tour in Kyrgyzstan especially for you. We are looking forward for meeting your ideas and desires so that you can express them and we will pay attention to it. Welcome to our Kyrgyzstan! We want you to spend great time here!