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Woke early with sunlight pouring through hole on the ger roof, Davlet extremely hungover, vodka on top of scotch not good idea, gave him headache pills, first (and only) time the medicine bag has been used apart from 2 Panadol for Andrews back after horse ride
Coffee and pastries, Mongolian pop music blaring from the jeep radio, Davlet's friends singing with it, Inka's wife is milking the yaks, I climbed the hill, beautiful views, Inka is herding the yaks over the river, camels are grazing on the hillside. We said hullo to a group of Spanish tourists who were having breakfast in an outbuilding.
After we had said goodbye to everyone we drove a little way to the top of a valley with a huge flat granite like rock face at the head, covered in petroglyphs, up to 11,000 years old, some very delicate, reindeer, yaks, horses, people pulling 2 wheeled wagons
On the way back to Ulgii we stopped where the eagle is tethered outside a house, then to Tsengel and Davlet's family's house where he had a sleep, we had tea etc with his family, went for a walk up the river while he recovered from his hangover. Returned on a different road, didn't think it was possible but it was much bumpier, followed a big river down from Altai, blue glacial water, still full of ice. Just before Ulgii we went through a canyon and on the other side passed 2 young eagle hunters on horseback, holding their eagles, on their way to the eagle festival. Gave them packets of Marlboro and took their photos. (We met them again later, they rode 40 kms to the festival)
Hotel Tsambagarav, a huge room, decided to stay here tomorrow night instead of ger camp near festival. Went to Turkish restaurant up the road but too crowded so came back to hotel restaurant, almost too tired to eat but had delicious lamb dish and salads

Ger near Altai

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Ger near Altai

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Ger near Altai

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Ger near Altai

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The outbuildings with walls of rock and cattle dung

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The outbuildings with walls of rock and cattle dung

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Yaks & cattle being herded

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Yaks

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Yak

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Yaks & cattle being herded

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Yak

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Yaks & cattle being herded

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia
Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia
Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The morning after - Davlet's friends seranading us

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The morning after - Davlet's friends seranading us

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The morning after - Davlet's friends seranading us

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The morning after - Davlet's friends seranading us

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

The morning after - Davlet's friends seranading us

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Davlet

Eagle hunters, Ulgii Olgii Mongolia

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Mongolia
Keywords:Bayan-Ulgii Aimag, Bayan-Ölgii, Hotel Tsambagarav, Mongolia, Olgii, Ulgii, eagle hunters, eagles, petroglyphs