Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will impress you by eagle hunting. Actually, the practice of hunting birds goes back to the 12th and 13th centuries. In ancient time, a fine eagle and good horse were the same price due to its indulgence.
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will get acquainted with berkutchi. He is an eagle trainer. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will provide you by necessary information as berkutchis are highly respected among locals and even able to provide meat and fur not only for a family but for a whole village as well. Eagle hunting is used to be an integral part for all nomadic people. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find that, not everyone can be berkutchi. Usually, this skill is passed from generation to generation as well as only rich people were able to afford such kind of entertainment.
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you are going to see the berkut (golden eagles). They got a name of golden eagles due to the golden feathers at the back of its head. The berkut are usually hunts hares, foxes and lynxes as well female birds are bigger and can hunt even wolves. The lifespan of a golden eagle is about 40-50 years. In your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will find out that, birds are caught in young age and trained by one person for 3-4 years and after 20 years the berkutchi can make them free and let them find a mate and make nest. Before making tours in Kyrgyzstan, you have to note that the hunting season start from late October and lasts for 4 months. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will see berkutchi training not only eagles but hawks, falcons as well.
You can see demonstration of eagles in Issyk Kul, Naryn region and near to Bishkek. Price: $100 per group.
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