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Mongolia is well known for its nomadic traditions. The nomadic lifestyle is still practiced today in rural areas of the country. The nomads follow a seasonal routine of breeding and rearing the five main types of livestock: goat, sheep, yaks, camel and horse, migrating from one place to another following the most favorable pastures and campsites.
The traditional Mongolian dance is the biyelgee, especially for the peoples of western Mongolia. It is performed on the music of Mongolian national musical instruments, such as the morin khuur (horse-headed violin) and the yochin.
The Kyrgyz culture has been greatly influenced by the nomadic heritage. It is reflected in the way a household was run, in customs, and rites. People decorated their homes with items that were both beautiful and practical. The masterpiece of folk creation is the Kyrgyz yurta (yourt, yurt, tent), which was easy to assemble and transport from place to place.
Top 10 things to do in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Karakol is a great base camp for day tours or multi-day tours in the mountains near by. The trekking and horseback riding possibilities are limitless and it’s still possible to find places that are untouched by large tour groups. My advice is to spend at least one full day in Karakol to just walk around and enjoy something different than Bishkek, Osh, and Kochkor. I hope you enjoy this blog post about Karakol and the area if you have any questions about the Karakol area get a hold of me. You can enjoy a short film about me here: About Alex
Best Trekking Spots in Kyrgyzstan: Self-Guided Treks, Peaks, Remote Treks etc
Self-Guided Treks in Kyrgyzstan
Are you an independent traveler? Do you like the freedom of trekking at your own pace and to stop and take pictures or stop when you wish? I have created a list of great trekking spots here in Kyrgyzstan where you can hike independently. If you wish to hire a guide or to join an open group tour with a guide that knows the areas from first-hand account feel free to write me. I can set you up with local guides and drivers to show you the best spots here in Kyrgyzstan. If you would like to rent a 4x4 for your trip where you can do the hikes from the doors of your 4x4 let me know I can rent you a strong 4x4. I hope you like the list that I have created and tell your friends about Kyrgyzstan!
Babushka Adoption Foundation
The word “Adoption” in the name of our organization means individual sponsorship and financial support to the lonely and desperately needy elder people.
Nomad's Land is member of the Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO).
КАТО is a non-profit organization that defends the corporate interests of its members and the rights of its clients.
The Association’s most important goal is the creation of a civilized tourism market and assistance in the tourism industry development at the national level.
- Creation of a favorable environment for the tourism industry, which is based on globally used principles and standards and will contribute to further economic growth and prosperity in the regions.
– Assistance in protection of environment and animals, territories that have historical, cult, cultural and and environmental significance through the development of responsible recreation, ecological tourism, travel and tourism;