Nomadic life of Kyrgyz people

15.09.2021

Travel to Kyrgyzstan, a country that has preserved its rich nomadic heritage and traditions, provides you with a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of nomads. After all, the influence of the Kyrgyz nomadic way of life on the modern life can be found almost everywhere.

For example, during your trip in Kyrgyzstan in summer, you can see how nomads go to graze their livestock in the jailoo, mountain pastures, grass and live in yurts. A yurt in Kyrgyzstan is a traditional dwelling that used to be an excellent option for frequent relocation, easily assembled and disassembled. Staying in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan will be an incredible experience and a kind of adventure for you. A trip to Kyrgyzstan is a great opportunity to feel like a real nomad. You can live in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan and feel like a nomad, for example, on Son Kul or Tash Rabat, where there are Kyrgyz yurt camps: simple and more comfortable. There are tours that include Son Kul and Tash Rabat.

You can also meet yurt masters in the village of Kyzyl-Tuu, considered the birthplace of yurts, who will show you how a Kyrgyz yurt is made and installed. This is a very painstaking and interesting process; in which you can take part. Tours in Kyrgyzstan  give you this unique opportunity during the yurt show.

Since ancient times, felt has played a huge role in the life of nomads. A yurt, the traditional dwelling of Kyrgyz nomads, is covered, for example, with felt as well. If you are interested in it, we arrange a felt show, for example, Kyrgyz women in Kochkor can demonstrate to you their skills in making felt carpet.

A trip to Central Asia will give you an excellent opportunity to meet the hunter in person and watch the eagle show: eagle hunters can reveal the secrets of training birds of prey. As we know, hunting occupied a special place in the nomads’ life.

It is impossible to imagine the nomadic lifestyle of the Kyrgyz without horses. An old proverb says: “Horses are the wings of the Kyrgyz people.” Therefore, visiting Kyrgyzstan provides an opportunity for horseback riding tour . You can do horse riding tours in Kyrgyzstan of various levels: from beginners to professionals. Sitting in the saddle, you will feel like a part of nature, enjoy the Kyrgyz landscapes and fresh wind of the Tien Shan Mountains.