Eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan
When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told about eagle hunting which used be an important part of Kyrgyz culture in the 12th and 13th centuries. It is important to note that, an excellent eagle and good horse cost the same price
Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to get acquainted with berkutchi. Berkutchi has opportunity to domesticate and train eagles; they are also respected among Kyrgyz and foreigners as well. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told that, berkutchi can afford to provide enough meat not only for a family but for a whole village as well. We are sure that, you will like it in your tours in Kyrgyzstan. Furthermore, skill of berkutchi are possible not for everyone. It is passed from generation to generation as well as it is expensive entertainment.
During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to see the berkut (golden eagles). They are famous due to their golden feathers at the back of head. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will see them hunting on hares, foxes and lynxes. It is important to note that, female birds are bigger and can hunt even wolves. The average life of a golden eagle is 40-50 years. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will inform that, birds must be caught in young age and trained by one person 3-4 years and only after 20 years, they will have opportunity to find mate and nest. Eagle pairs stay together for life. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, we recommend you to come from late October due to eagle season which will last for about 4 months. You will be impressed not only by eagles but hawks and falcons as well in your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
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