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Kyrgyzstan is a country, in which mountains occupy 94% of the territory. How can this modest little known country attract attention to itself? Undoubtedly by its nature. Staggering gorges, where bright green color of grass and spruces combines with absolutely transparent mountain air and crash of heavy rivers and waterfalls. Such a picture can be met in any mountain gorge, but each of them is beautiful and unique. But Kyrgyzstan is remarkable not only by its nature; its culture is also interesting. Kyrgyz people have nomad's roots and they still have all attributes of nomadic life. Here you will see yurts - unusual transportable dwellings, which are adorned with hand-made felt carpets and ribbons, you will taste national dishes and drinks. If you wish, you can even stay in yurt for some time and observe an everyday life: sheep pasture, koumiss preparation, national horse games. Going back to ancient Turkic traditions, yurt absorbed the best from centuries-old experience of people. Kyrgyz tribes, who were occupied with nomadic cattle-breeding in mountain conditions, worked out the most convenient type of transportable dwelling for these conditions, which easily disassembled, transported on pack animals and set again.

Yurt has wooden structure and felt coverage.   

Lattice sliding walls (kerege) consist of separate links (parts); they define the size of the yurt. From the outer side kerege is covered with mat, which is made from the stem of a chyi plant. It makes possible to take an airing of a dwelling, protecting it from wind and dust at the same time. Umbrella roof of the yurt contains sharpened bent from one side poles-uuk. With one end, where there is a bend they are fastened to the top of a wall base, with another set into the opening of a rim-tyunduk. 

Yurt is made from willow. More dense breeds of trees are used for making massive rim, which crown the yurt, through which smoke goes out from the hearth (birch, archa).

Yurt is covering with thick felt of different forms, well covered frame. It is tyunduk jabuu, tuunduk, uzuktor.

The cover of the rim is movable and smoke opening is easily opening (in the morning) and closing (in the evening) with the help of arcana.

The doorway is curtaining with felt or woven ornamented curtain. yurt is forming for an hour.

Yurt from outside and within is richly decorated with different ornamented manufactures from felt, applications, weaved patterned fringe, many-coloured tassels (chachyk) and patterned braid (terenchek boo).

Over a period of centuries improved not only the jurt but also its interior.

Right side from entry of the jurt considered to be woman's part (epchi jak). Here were colorful bags from felt applications, fabrics (terli), ayak kap, kuzgu kap, where were landlady's headgears, adornments, needleworks and s.o., also there were kitchen utensils. The place for keeping food was separated by a screen from ornamented mat.

Left side considered to be men's part (er jak), there on the wall hanged up best men's clothes and headgears and near exit hanged up harness.

The place opposite entry considered to be the most honorable (tor). Here put up trunks, on which stacked things, which were used in daily life not so often, such as colorful patterned felt mat, carpets and as much, as prosperous considered to be the owners. Such construction is called juk. On the floor of the yurt lay the best felt mat-ala kiyiz, then shirdaks and on them narrow quilts (toshok) or fur beddings-koldoloc. Tor was the center of the jurt. Here received honorable guests, lying in front of the guests' tablecloth-dostarkhan. In the middle lighted a fire and cooked. It is called kolomto. Reach people cooked in special jurts called ashkana.

Poor people lived in smoked small yurts (boz ui, kara ui), where were not only their goods and chattels but newborn calves and lambs during cold time of the year. In yurt a person is surrounded with cozy and comfortable carpets, woven and embroidered counterpanes, quilts, pillows and others items of use, which are often made by the owner. Materials, which need masters, are felt, pile cloth, wool, textile fabrics, straw-chyi, main visual means are color and ornament. This harmony is splendid by its simplicity and expressive power. Color of national Kyrgyz cloth, carpets and embroideries is rich and cheerful. It is made up of strong and contrasting colors, where prevail warm colors - red and brown. Previously masters used vegetable colors, but today they use chemical. Ornament comes from bronze epoch, but little by little it was supplementing and refreshing. Its elements are borrowed from flora and fauna, which surrounded nomads. The main motive of Kyrgyz ornament is curl "kochkor", it is a stylized sheep horn. Tortuous line with rhythmically placed curls is called "kyyal", which translates as "dream", "fantasy". It also resembles a twig of a blossomed tree.


Kyrgyzstan biking Tour 05

DestinationKyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Bishkek city      

The devotees of biking tours, Kyrgyz Republic is waiting for you! Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountain biking tours! You also can take an opportunity to travel there. There is a bike tour that you will like without doubt. This tour concludes the most famous Kyrgyz mountain roads. You will be biking along Mountain Rivers and gorges to see our untouched nature and remarkable landscapes. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan biking Tour 06

DestinationKyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days 

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

Our country attracts a lot of people, who are fond of biking. And they always want to come back to Kyrgyzstan one more time. You will visit the best places of interest in the republic while biking. This bike tour includes the most known things to see of Kyrgyz Republic. You will biking near the famous Lake of Son Kul that is situated at the altitude of 3016 m. a. s. l. It is a wild place where the Kyrgyz nomads still live in their felt abodes. This adventure gives you a chance to discover the Land of Tien Shan Mountains and to have a rest in its remarkable gorges. Read the tour...


Kyrgyzstan biking Tour 07

DestinationKyrgyzstan

Activity: Bike tour

Duration of the tour: 10 days 

Places to visit: Bishkek - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Bishkek city      

In Kyrgyzstan cycling is very popular among the travelers. They come in Kyrgyz Republic to have biking along our beautiful gorges and to find out more about the nomadic way of lifestyle. You will see different landscapes of Kyrgyzstan during one bike tour. You will be surprised that the views change so fast. Lots of people, who are fond of biking, arrive in our republic, and all of them want to come back here one more time. Read the tour...


The Sound of Silence

Cultural tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration:
  8 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Tamga - Bokonbaiva - Kochkorka - Son Kul -  Bishkek

This tour offers you the great opportunity to discover the magnificent land of celestial mountains, located in Central Asia. You will enjoy seeing our wild nature, untouched places, and 

unforgettable ancient sights! The whole tour goes along the Great Silk Road passing through the impressive Tian Shan massif. You will visit the world's second largest alpine lake Issyk-Kul, as well as the picturesque Son Kul Lake, situated on a high plateau in the centre of Kyrgyzstan (3013m. above sea level). You will be taken back to the time of nomadic life, their traditions, culture and food. 


Road to the Wildness

Cultural tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Chong Kemin - Son Kul Lake - At Bashi - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Kochkor valley - Tamga village - Karakol - Altin Arashan - Karakol - Cholpon Ata - Bishkek

Experienced tourists say «If you have not seen Central Asia, you have not 
seen the world!". You can not imagine how many places you are going to see! During your tour you will visit ancient Burana Tower, the second largest lake in the world Issyk-Kul; also it includes visiting of the ancient Tash Rabat Caravanserai (Stone Castle), primeval stone inscriptions, churches, mosques and many others places of interest. Kyrgyzstan is the place of untouched nature and deep traditions. You will find out about the nomadic life, taste national dishes and drinks.


Our Kyrgyzstan

Cultural tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 13 days

Places to visit:  Bishkek - Arslan bob - Jalal Abad - Osh city - Kazarman village - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Son Kul Lake - Kochkor village - Chon Kemin - Konorchek canyons - Burana Tower - Bishkek

During this amazing tour you will be able to visit north and south parts of Kyrgyzstan. This tour includes the most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan that attract so many people. You will see our celestial mountains, alpine lakes and ancient architecture. Also it is a great chance to feel yourself as if you are a real nomad. 


Nomadic Dream

Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 11 days

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

You will absolutely not find such a quiet and beautiful place anywhere else! You will simply LOVE the way this tour has been organized. This tour is for people who want to discover the land of nomads. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for trekking over incredible mountains and through unforgettable gorges. There is the second largest mountain lake in the world Issyk-Kul on the way. You will experience the nomadic style of life far away from the hectic of busy and stuffy cities.


Forgotten Path

Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 7 days

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

You found the blissfully quiet place in our busy world your were looking for. All of us were children and had our particular dreams. If your dream was to roam somewhere in wild nature, among gorges, mountains and celestial lakes, this tour is right for you. It is an unforgettable tour where you will not only see different kinds of mountains and the world's second largest alpine lake, but also get a taste of the traditional nomads life while hiking along the Great Silk Road!
 


Kyrgyz life

Trekking tour

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 16 days

Places to visit: Bishkek - Kel-Tor gorge - Kel-Tor Lake - Kegeti gorge - Kara-Archa gorge - Tuyuk-Issyk-Ata gorge - Kok-Moinok gorge - Issyk Kul Lake - Tosor gorge - Barskoon gorge - Juku gorge - Burana Tower - Bishkek

The main places of this trekking program are Kyrgyz and Terskey ranges. During the tour you will also visit a mountain waterfall and mountain lakes. And of course one of the main highlight of the tour is visiting of the second largest mountain lake in the world Issyk Kul Lake. 



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