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Towards Nomadic Land: A Documentary by Lucas Garceau BΓ©dard

In 2018, Nomad's Land had the pleasure of supporting a group of young Canadian an extraordinary adventure captured in the film "Towards Nomadic Land." This cinematic journey takes us deep into the heart of Kyrgyzstan, where five young adventurers in their twenties embark on a tumultuous expedition of backcountry skiing and cultural exploration.

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Samuel Maret

23 March 2024 Blog

The snow leopard is the national symbol of Kyrgyzstan

Enigmatic and graceful, the snow leopard (or irbis) is a symbol of survival and beauty in the harsh conditions of the mountain peaks. This marvellous predator, with its snow-white fur and awe-inspiring grace, lives in one of the most inaccessible places on earth: the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

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Aibek Asanbaev

9 December 2023 Blog

Toguz Korgool is a Kyrgyz folk game

The first records of this game were found in the Egyptian pyramids, about 7 thousand years old. Ancient Egyptian drawings show that the most avid players were African traders, who spent not a little free time playing the game while waiting for their cargoes or during long journeys. Thousands of years ago this game left the African continent and spread to Asia, the Caribbean, South America and Europe. The most characteristic element of mankala games is the acquisition of stones.

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Aibek Asanbaev

29 November 2023 Eco Projects

Trainings for tourist facilities of Zheti Oguz district 2023

On November 25-26, 2023 trainings were held in Kyzyl Suu for our owners of homestays and yurt camp from whole district Jeti Oguz

The main objective was to increase the potential of the district's tourist facilities in order to ensure the criteria of sustainable tourism and promotion of the region. 

Ayana Zholdoshbek

11 November 2023 Blog

"Ordo" - Kyrgyz national game

Ordo is one of the most widespread games of the Kyrgyz people, which has survived from ancient times to the present day. The word "ordo" itself means "Khan's stake, khan's palace". The game reproduces the battle for capturing the stake.

The game of ordo represented a kind of military map, with the help of which warriors were trained how to defeat the enemy. A circle drawn on the ground signified the territory of the state, and rivals worked out a battle plan. Knocking out the khan meant toppling the ruler from the throne.

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Aibek Asanbaev

11 November 2023 Blog

History of the Kyrgyz saddle

Kyrgyzstan prides itself on having preserved not only its authentic breed of horses. There are also craftsmen who know the secret of how to make an authentic Kyrgyz saddle.

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Aibek Asanbaev

7 November 2023 Blog

Things you should know about a Kyrgyz wedding

Wedding rituals are part of the Kyrgyz culture, having a significant traditional component, which has absorbed many changes over the past decades. To this day, Kyrgyz weddings are accompanied by elements of ancient traditions, which, under the influence of time, are simplified and modified. Only the married couple and their families decide how the wedding will go.

Ayana Zholdoshbek

2 November 2023 Blog

Uzbekistan: 5 Unmissable Tourist Ideas

Uzbekistan is a magical country with a rich history, beautiful nature, and warm-hearted inhabitants. It is brimming with incredible places and experiences awaiting tourists. We offer you five ideas for an unforgettable journey in Uzbekistan.

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Baktygul Kadyrbekova

1 November 2023 Blog

Khumiy throat singing

Khumiy throat singing is a distinctive art form exclusive to select nationalities, including Mongols, Buryats, Kalmyks, Tuvans, Altaians, and Bashkirs. 

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Aigul Kanatbekovna

1 November 2023 Blog

The surprising properties of camel wool

The most interesting thing about a camel is its two humps, covered with a thick layer of thick hair. It is a reliable protection against temperature fluctuations, strong and cold winds, and dust and sand storms.

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Aigul Kanatbekovna

29 September 2023 Blog

Top 13 dishes of Kyrgyzstan that everyone should try.

Kyrgyzstan is known for its indescribably beautiful, breathtaking nature. During visiting Kyrgyzstan try the equally magical cuisine of the Kyrgyz people. Kyrgyz national cuisine is an amazing combination of dishes from a variety of Central Asian nationalities: Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Uyghurs and Dungans. We have prepared for you a list of dishes that you should definitely try.

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Aigul Kanatbekovna

11 September 2023 Culture

The history of the komuz

Music, songs, poems and stories passed down from generation to generation in the form of oral traditions reveal the life of the Kyrgyz people, their aspirations and experiences, happiness and joy, life and death.

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Aibek Asanbaev

29 May 2023 Eco Projects

Teskei Geopark in Issyk Kul region

By working together, Nomad's Land and Geopark Teskei can create a synergistic relationship that promotes sustainable tourism, conserves natural and cultural heritage, and benefits both the local communities and visitors. This collaboration allows for a responsible and enriching tourism experience while supporting the long-term preservation of the Geopark's unique features.

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Samuel Maret

16 May 2023 Blog

"The Valley of Balls" - the unsolved mystery of Mangistau

"The Valley of Spheres" in Mangistau, Kazakhstan, remains one of the most mysterious and little-studied archaeological finds in the world. Many questions surround these strange stone spheres, and researchers continue to try to unravel their mystery.

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Aisulu Noruzbaeva

14 May 2023 Blog

Top 5 places to visit in Termez

Termez is a city in the center of Surkhandarya province in southern Uzbekistan, located on the right bank of the Amu Darya River, where it flows into the Surkhandarya River. This town is close to the border with Afghanistan, and along the road leading to Termez you can see a fence, a strip of trees, a neutral strip, and the majestic Amu Darya River, beyond which is Afghanistan. Termez is famous for its sincere people, chic pomegranates and a whole lamb roasted in a tandoor with juniper branches. If you visit this city, it is definitely worth seeing its main attractions.

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Aisulu Noruzbaeva

15 March 2023 News

Turkmenistan reopens its borders

We are pleased to announce that the borders of Turkmenistan are open to tourists. The State Migration Authority of Turkmenistan has started accepting applications from us for invitations for our guests. The procedure for obtaining a visa remains practically the same, except for some innovations.

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Samuel Maret

7 March 2023 Blog

Peak Skobelev

Skobelev Peak (Skobolev) is located at 5051 meters above sea level. It is definitely the highest peak in the Alayski Range. Access is easy from Suu Kashka Valley, and the ascent is technically not difficult. In 2016, with Nomad Land, a group of young climbers (aged 16) completed the ascent, a first for such a young team.

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Victor Pillonel

3 March 2023 Eco Projects

Destination Jeti Oguz

The new Jeti Oguz District Tourism Association was created on 2nd of March 2023 with the support of Nomad's Land Ecotourism Development Company and the Mountain Cluster Association of Kyrgyzstan.

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Samuel Maret