Kyrgyz Culture

Culture

The Kyrgyz people have a very long history of 2200 years and were always known as nomads living in Siberia who came down to Central Asia and establishing a new country. Their main occupation was cattle breeding and livestock; especially they kept sheep and horses. Cows and goats also made a good deal of their everyday sustenance, as well as donkeys for the smallest members of the family to ride.  And of course horse-back riding made the imminent part of Kyrgyz culture. Even a popular Kyrgyz says: "If you have only one day to live, half of it you have to spend in the saddle."

 You can also witness the traditional horse-back riding games in festivals or shows annually organized mainly in summer time. You can find it astonishing to see the nomads' skillfulness on riding a horse that they obtained through experience.

Kids start to learn to ride a horse in their early childhood almost as soon as they learn how to walk, and soon the boys will help adults to look after the livestock.

Girls begin to acquire handicraft skills from their mothers and grandmothers when they are very young too; for instance they learn how to sew, knit and weave. Their beautiful carpets that take months or even years to make are very valuable and very popular not only among locals but also for foreign tourists. The most popular carpets are known as Shyrdak and Ala-Kiyiz, both made from sheep's wool and ornamented with national patterns coming out naturally and magically by the hands of master-women.

However, besides these carpets Kyrgyz women make what is known as the symbol of the Kyrgyz nomadic life is the Yurt. This felt dwelling is found everywhere in summer pastures high in the mountains and among locals is known as "Boz Ui". Even nowadays it is still considered to be part of every-day life of Kyrgyzstani, even in cities: you can always see street-cafes everywhere, serving national food, and also families in big towns still put up the yurt during different important events. For instance, the births of a child, a wedding or even burial ceremonies are the events, where yurt is required. The imminent significance of the yurt in the life of Kyrgyz people is shown as the main symbol featuring on the flag of our country. It is red and in the center symbolically illustrates the Tyunduk - up-crown of the yurt. It is of shape of a circle made of wood crossed with few sticks.

The yurt is a multifunctional, portable nomadic dwelling constructed of a wooden skeleton and felt. The whole structure is fixed with short leather-ribbons (replacing the nails) and rope of animals' skin. The inside part of the yurt is neatly decorated; there are carpets on the walls and on the floor, and the "Djuk" at the end of the yurt, opposite to the entrance. It serves as bed spread at nighttime on the floor making a soft and warm place for a stay, but during daytime they are kept fastened and covered with a beautiful blanket in the middle.

In the center of yurt, there takes place a stove used for cooking and heating. It was big need even in the summer time, especially when the weather is bad which quite a regular occasion is in high mountainous areas. Left side to the entrance belongs to man to keep his weapon, harness, fishing utilities, and other stuff. The woman's part takes place on the right of the entrance where they put the kitchen utilities, and everything needed for handicraft.

 

Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city

93% of our country covered by mountains and that is why people from all over the world come to Kyrgyzstan to enjoy its nature. And now you can visit many unbelievable gorges during your BIKE tour. We tried to combine your tour with visiting of the most famous places in Kyrgyzstan. Also you will have a great chance to get acquainted with real nomads and to see their way of life. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 8 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Bishkek city

We offer you the wonderful opportunity to cycle in celestial mountains visiting many interesting places. We are glad to organize a bike tour for you! You will enjoy your vacations in Kyrgyzstan because our country is a perfect place for cycling! We have a great quantity of amazing landscapes and you will be charmed by quickly changeable views on your way! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 12 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city

We want to present you a biking tour that takes place in the most beautiful parts of Kyrgyzstan. The route will be along virgin mountain gorges where real nomads still live in felt houses and glad to invite a traveler for a cup of tea. You will ride your bike in places that are so far from the civilization and it is a perfect chance to feel the nature. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 5

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 5 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Burana Tower - Cholpon Ata - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga 

We would like to offer you tour that comprises the visiting of the most well-known Kyrgyz places of interest. This adventure gives you the opportunity to visit the Tower of Burana that was built at the end of 11th century A. D.; also you will see the treasure of Central Asia - Issik Kul Lake, which is the 2nd world's biggest lake. We are going also to show you ancient (dated to the 8 century B.C.)  petroglyphs and many other marvelous tourist attractions.  Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 6

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul Lake - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Karakol - Bishkek 

The celestial mountains and two the most famous lake in Kyrgyz Republic are waiting to be visited. During this adventure, at first you will see famous Son Kul Lake that is situated on the altitude of 3016 m. above sea level. As nomads did for many years, you will sleeps in yurts and it is a great chance to find out more about the Kyrgyz nomadic culture. After that you will visit the biggest lake of the republic - Issyk Kul that is surrounded with mountains that form a ring around it. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan tour: Tour 7

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Cultural tour

Duration: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Arslan bob - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Burana Tower - Bishkek 

We would like to offer you remarkable tour, during which you will be able to visit the northern and southern parts of Kyrgyz republic. The present adventure comprises the most renowned Kyrgyz places of interest, which attract so many travelers from all over the world. It is a nice opportunity to feel yourself as if you are a real nomad. You will see the heavenly mountains of the republic, its alpine lakes and ancient architecture that is identified with the Great Silk Way. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 05

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chon Sary Oi village - Orto-Koi Suu gorge - Kok-Airik Pass - Orto-Koi Suu River - Koi Suu River - Chon Kemin River - Djaman Suu River - Kara  Korum Pass - Kel Tor gorge - Kel Tor gorge - Kolkogur Lake - Kel Tor Pass (3490 m) - Kel Tor sourth gorge - Tamchi village - Bishkek

During this overwhelming tour you will have a great chance to experience yourself as if you as a real nomad. Also You will be able to visit the most striking parts of Kyrgyzstan. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. This tour includes the most outstanding highlights of Kyrgyzstan that welcome so many groups of people from diverse countries. Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 06

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 11 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Tamga - Jukku gorge - pass Jukku - Ak-Shirak - Gorge Ashu-Tor - Gorge Chon-Kyzyl-Suu - Bishkek

This trip will comprise trek among beautiful gorges, mountains and celestial lakes in a wild nature. Believe us this tour is right for you! It is an unforgettable expedition where you experience the traditional nomad's life while hiking along our heavenly mountains; you will not only see different kinds of mountains, but also the world's 2nd largest alpine Lake Issyk - Kul! Read the tour...

 

Kyrgyzstan trekking: Tour 07

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Activity: Trekking tour

Time of the tour: 7 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Chong Kyzyl Suu - Gorge Jukuchak - Pass Jukka - Chokoli Lakes - Syrthe Ak-Shirak - gorge Barskaun - Bishkek

We made a special tour and we want to present this perfect tour for tourists who like natural world and trekking. During this tour you will see our famous lake and real nomads. You will sleep not only in guesthouses but also in yurts - nomadic dwellings made of wood and felt. The journeying will take place on the southern shore of Issyk - Kul Lake. Welcome to our Celestial Kyrgyz Republic! Read the tour...

 

 

Trekking Kirghizistan

Voyage decouverte

Visite de la ville

Un jour tour

Rafting Kirghizstan

Heli-ski Kirghizstan

La peche

Dayving

Kirghizstan tour de velo

Trekking en Kirghizstan

Voyages magiques en Ouzbekistan

Voyages

Vacances en Ouzbekistan et tours

Voyages en Ouzbekistan et vacances

Vacances en Ouzbekistan

Voyages et tours inoubliables en Ouzbekistan

Voyages en Ouzbekistan

Ouzbekistan tour

Tour et excursion inoubliables en Ouzbekistan

Tour en Ouzbekistan et excursion

Kazakh trekking tour

Kazakh trekking

Hiking of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan and horse riding

Kazakhstan tour

Kazakhstan hiking trip

Kazakhstan tours

Kazakhstan and trekking

Kazakh hiking tours

Kazakh trekking tours

Visit Uzbekistan

Tour operator Uzbekistan

Trips and tours Uzbekistan

Travel and trip Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan popular tours

Travels of Uzbekistan

Tour of Uzbekistan

Tour and travel Uzbekistan

Travels and trips Uzbekistan

Travel Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan and hiking

Trekking trip

Horse riding tours

Hiking tours

Horse riding trip

Kyrgyz trekking

Hiking trip

Trekking and Kyrgyzstan

Hike tours

Kyrgyz horse riding