Perfect organization of a 4-day trek on horseback at Lake Son Koul! Guide and family where we stayed at the top! It makes you want to come back
We had a wonderful 15 days in Kyrgyzstan and wholeheartedly recommend Nomad's Land to anyone the country would tempt - and believe us it is worth it! The team is as competent as it is cheerful and dynamic, with a real desire for ecotourism (it's not just marketing at home and that's a pleasure) and exploring off-track trails. We were able to walk the Kyrgyz mountain trails alone in the world, at our (good) walking pace and having the impression of being Kyrgyz for a little while in our life. A huge thank you to all the team who greatly contributed to such a success of our trip, we hope to have the chance to come back to see you one day!
A friend who has been living in Khirgistan for some years recommended Nomad’s Land to me and it was one of his best advices! The team is careful about customizing the trip and taking time to define the best program according to the budget and wishes of travelers. They also created a matching group (I came with my partner and we were 5 in total). I got sick during the trip and was not able to go to high altitude so the team reorganized an alternative one in a very short time. So despite this unfortunate event we did not have the feeling of ruined holidays, thanks to their flexibility and local contacts in the country. The whole stay was amazing: trekking, horse riding, learning about the culture and food (and vodka!) and having some rides by car with an excellent driver despite the traffic - hectic sometimes. I recommend without hesitation!
Nomad's land organized a horseback riding trip to accompany Kyrgyz shepherds transhumance to the grasslands. It was a wonderful experience to live with the shepherds and their families and lead the flocks of sheep, goats, cows and horses to their summer camp. It was a great way to get to know these local families a little better, and it was made possible thanks to the long-term relationship and trust built between Nomad's Land agents and these shepherds for more usual tours taking travelers the the mountains. Our guide Fabien knows the region by heart and it was fascinating to see how he can place on his very little scale map all the landscapes and mountains range and summits we could see, as well as the grasslands that we were crossing, even when there was almost no road or track ! Fluent in French, English and Russian, his Kyrgyz language abilities are also growing day by day, making him our interpret every day and making the discussions with the families so much richer and interesting. Katja, another guide who accompanied the more experienced riders, astonished me with her knowledge of Kyrgyz language and about the horses culture in Kyrgyzstan. I totally recommend Nomad's Land and I would love to come back. All trips are special and their memories dear to me, but for sure this trip was extremely beautiful and special, as well as very well organized.
Thanks again Nomad's Land for this True experience in an amazing country still preserved from bad human behaviours. Please continue to share your passion about Kirghizistan.
Excellente agence qui organise des tours pour tous les goûts : détente, treks faciles à difficiles, découverte culturelle, rencontre avec la population kirghize, sport d'hiver, etc. Lors de mes différentes expériences avec Nomad's Land, les guides et interprètes qui m'ont accompagné ont toujours fait preuve d'un grand professionnalisme et d'une grande assurance. Les tours ont toujours été minutieusement organisés et ont toujours répondu à mes attentes. Je recommande sans réserve cette agence à quiconque qui désire découvrir ce merveilleux pays !
Quick and efficient in the discussion prior to the tour. Both guides (ski touring and horse riding) were friendly &amp; very knowledgeable. Highly recommended !
They only have one problem ... do everything to please us! And it is successful! To be redone without moderation
We left with Nomad’s Land this summer for a week of exploring the surroundings of Kel Suu and we can only applaud the seriousness and professionalism of the agency. Getting in touch was easy, the team was always available and attentive to our needs. In addition to being able to discover a place that is difficult to access for independent hikers - and absolutely superb - we also took a real pleasure in getting more deeply into the Kyrgyz culture by sharing for a few days the life of a local family. A big thank you to our guide for his dynamism, his good humor and for providing us with the keys to understanding the country better. We hope to come back soon and be able to experience another trek with Nomad’s Land!
Wonderful stay full of discovery of a country with a thousand and one facets a fabian guide in love with the country accompanied by a very friendly and courteous Zakir driver all my recommendations for your agency and a lot of advertising in France.
The week with Nomad's Land and Fabien was one of the highlights of our trip to central asia – thank you for many wonderful memories!
Alex was great with communicating and organising our custom trip before hand. The trip itself was fantastic. He knew the area really well and we had great fun, ski touring in the Suusamyr area. He speaks the local language and knows families to stay with, which gave us a glimpse into the Kyrgyzstan hospitality and their traditions. I want to go back and see more of the fascinating and beautiful country.
I found within Nomad's Land exactly the values I was looking for: An association on a human scale where the organizers (among others Fabien Selosse and AJ Johnson) get involved personally to meet the needs, requests and desires of the participants. An association whose goal is to discover - and even more: to promote - the populations and local traditions. They take us out of our European comfort with skill and control so that we can get closer to the reality of the nomadic populations of Kyrgyzstan. The local guides who accompanied us were professional, genuine and trustworthy. The landscapes are breathtaking. I was able to practice my passion for two weeks in a magical context and in all serenity. A unique experience, an exceptional trip! I only want to go back! You will understand, Nomad's Land is an association that I recommend 100%.
1 week of exploration around Kel-Suu at the top, despite the vagaries of the weather. We can only salute the seriousness and professionalism of the agency. Easy contact, team attentive. In addition to being able to discover a place that is difficult to access for independent hikers - and absolutely superb - we also took a real pleasure in getting into Kyrgyz culture more deeply. A big thank you to our great guide for having motivated us whatever the circumstances, inventing new recipes based on kurut and allowing us to better understand the country. We hope to be able to leave with Nomad’s Land as soon as possible!
Great service, manager takes time to understand the wishes of clients, tailor made trips were great and good value for money.
On our tour with Nomadsland everything was perfect, and it was one of the vacations of our life time. From the first day we contacted Fabian we were pleasantly surprised by the dedication and commitment he had put to build and organise the tour. Before and during the trip the communications was excellent and we were very impressed with the arrangements made for the entire trip. It was a unique experience and opportunity to see the untouched landscapes, spend time with local families and enjoy Kyrgyz hospitality. The Yurts family chosen by Nomadsland were simple however the overall experience was authentic. We were very happy by not being surrounded by any tourists. The accommodation and food was excellent. Our driver / guide made the trip really memorable. They have wealth of knowledge of Kyrgyzstan’s history, culture and geopolitical situation. It was worth having them with us as they really helped us connecting with Kyrgyzstan and understand the country. We are very happy that we chose Nomandsland and are looking forward to plan another journey. Many thanks to Fabian, Aizhan, Sergi. It felt that we were invited in Kyrgyzstan rather than being on the tour.
We went bike-touring in Kyrgyzstan for a month. The gang at Nomad's Land was a perfect resource for us. We did a lot of research ourselves, but their advice and logistic help was invaluable in making our trip run smoothly. They have personally traveled almost everywhere in the country, and have many contacts. They were also happy to help us while we were on the road. A quick phone-call or email and they could connect us with a trusted outfitter, guide, or guesthouse. They even mailed some supplies to us mid-trip. Their guesthouse is comfortable, bright, and clean. A great place to put our bikes together and get ready. When we go back to Kyrgyzstan, we will definitely use them again!
Great service and atmosphere. Always friendly staff. Always ready for any groups for exploring Kyrgyzstan.
I went on a great winter trip to Son Kol with Nomad's Land. It was well organized, guides were great, and left enough freedom for a real sense of adventure that group tours aren't always able to offer. I'd happily recommend them to others for trips around KG.
We booked a 8 day tour with Nomad's Land, with the main part of the trip a six-day trek in the mountains near Issyk-Kul lake. From the first contact with Nomad's Land they were really responsive, taking time to understand our needs and suggesting a trip that would work for us. As we were travelling quite early in the trekking season (mid-late May), the team made sure that our itinerary would be possible, making adjustments as required. Bakyt organised our trip and was really helpful all the way through the process. On arrival at the airport in Bishkek we were met by our guide Mikel and assistant guide Ivan, and were driven down to the lake by our excellent driver Shakir. The whole team were really welcoming. We spent the first night at Bel Tam Yurt camp which was lovely. Really relaxing and the food was amazing. The next day we started our trek which was incredible! We met our horseman, Ermek, and the two horses that carried all our equipment. This was really helpful so we didn't have too much to carry each day! On the first day the weather was lovely but the next morning we were greeted by a lot of snow! Because of this Mikel took the decision to change our route, which was definitely the right decision as going high in the snow might have been dangerous (and certainly very cold). The whole of the rest of the trip Mikel, Ivan and Ermek took the time to make sure what we were doing was the right thing for the weather conditions, and when we had to change plans they made sure we were consulted and agreed. The food Mikel prepared was really good, and the tents were comfortable, warm and waterproof. We had a great time in the mountains. After our trek ended we spent a day exploring the lake region, including visiting an eagle hunter and a yurt-making business, and on the final day we got to see a little of Bishkek. It was the perfect end to a great trip. Overall I would highly recommend Nomad's Land and the great service from all the team. Thank you!