Travelling throughout Kyrgyzstan was a BiG adventure ! I'll never forget the mountains, the people,the yurts,the animals,the stars.... Thanks very much to Nomad's Land and specially to our guide Mikel who took good care of all us and made our travel an experience of a LiFETiME ! Hope to go back soon ,in winter for a ski tour :)
Fabien and the Nomad's Land team were available, flexible and very responsive throughout the organization of our trip. Our Kyrgyz guide, Nurbek, was very friendly, spoke French very well and adapted the program to our abilities and desires. Hiking and horseback riding, lakes and mountains, incredible landscapes and an extremely warm welcome from the families who welcomed us in their yurts. We ate well, and never went hungry (but we enjoyed the homemade jams even when we were no longer hungry :). A magnificent country like Kyrgyzstan, which we have been able to discover in all its splendor thanks to the Nomad's land team.
Very reliable and good organization! Have helped us all around to plan our road trip, big plus: very flexible people, adapt their trips to your personal requirements and works with local partners (cool if you want to learn the local culture and inhabitants). Also renting camping/trekking equipment and possible to stay the night/eat in their guesthouse (Bishkek). Highly recommend this for travelers! FYI: the guide Shamil is amazing and very funny (we did a Song Kol Horse trip with him)
Nomad’s Land is an agency with a very high level of professionalism. Go there with your eyes closed and re-open them to admire the purity of the landscapes crossed. From the first emails exchanged to the taxi scheduled to return to the airport, everything is expertly managed by Fabien and his team. I chose to go to Kyrgyzstan to find skiing conditions a little different from France, I was not disappointed. The snow remains powdery for several weeks in this season. It's simple, there hasn't been a descent that hasn't happened in 5-star conditions. Gionas, our mountain guide knows these places perfectly. He always knew how to take us where it was the best of the best. But the skiing conditions almost take a back seat compared to the exchanges with the locals and the incredible landscapes in which we have been evolving for almost 15 days. Alex, our guide and steward, allows for a most immersive contact with Kyrgyz culture. The proposed program is balanced, intelligently constructed. There is something for everyone. One word, bravo !!
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.
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!
Tailor-made trip, flexible and welcoming team, super friendly guide and hikes adapted to our abilities and our desires. Wonderful way to discover Kyrgyzstan!
Traveling to Kyrgyzstan is in itself a different experience and far from any imaginable stereotype; If you add an off-road guide, fun, versatile, communicative, aware of the well-being of the group and more decisive than McGiver in a hardware store, you have all the perfect components to make the adventure unforgettable! Mikel was able to extract from us, among thousands of moments of laughter and good humor, skills and a capacity for improvement that many of us do not even imagine. And, although a few weeks have passed, I can say that he has managed to transmit and maintain in all his spirit - probably innate - of struggle, adaptation, respect for the environment and for the cultures that are alien to us, as well as joy and gratitude for every little thing that we were able to enjoy. And also, the curiosity to learn and extract the positive from each new experience! (including misadventures) :) Anyone traveling to Kyrgyzstan should know that unforeseen events happen, but they are a perfect opportunity to redefine planning and be surprised by each new possible adventure. And that, Mikel knows. That's why in his red backpack, there are thousands of letters up his sleeve. Someone in the group defined him as a "human referent". Frankly, I can't agree more. Thank you Mikel for sharing with us your experiences and that wisdom that is so natural to you. And to Nomad's Land, for the signing piece! And above all, if you agree with him, ask him earnestly for "little carrion" (and write a comment here). I assure you that you will live many adventures, but with laughter, a healthy mind and a good mood, you will probably not find the same trip. It was like going back to childhood, only at 35
Great people who are experiencing the outdoors and enjoy giving tours.
Bonjour, il y a 2 semaines, j'ai participer au trek Chon Kenim organise par Nomad's Land, c'était EXCELLENT du fait des paysages découverts, de l'encadrement Français, de nos guides et cuisiniers. Je remercie en particulier Alex et Fabien et tous les participants. Comme le conseille Paolo Coelho, laissez vous tentez par l'aventure
A group of friends and I booked a trip with Nomad's Land. It was absolutely terrific. Alex was a great guide. He was flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Nomad's Land. The trip was designed to suit our interests and we were very satisfied with the results. Thanks for an excellent adventure.
An attention and a treatment of 10. Highly recommended. Kyrgyzstan, an unforgettable experience. I will return if you do !!!
The experience has been unforgettable, one of the best trips I have made. The country is wonderful and our guide Mikel has been spectacular, always aware of everything and all the members of the group, decisive to the maximum. He would certainly repeat himself with them and I recommend it.
Nomad's Land organized for us, two colleagues, a weekend trip to Chon-Kemin. It was wonderful. They were very responsive to our wishes. The whole experience was very enjoyable. The guesthouse was simple, but fine, with a great host. Beka, our guide, led us expertly. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks, Fabien, for the great organization and the good advice.
An incredible 8-day experience in the south of Kyrgyzstan, a transhumance with the Nomad's Land agency. Not necessarily reassured since a novice in horse riding, but well taken into account by Fabien our guide (French!), With a full day of discovery before starting the journey. What I particularly appreciated: the privileged relationship with the family. We made this transhumance with the whole family of Kyrgyz herders and shepherds (about ten people), our guide, and only 3 tourists. An exceptional memory to sleep in the middle of this family in the Yurt built a little earlier in the middle of nowhere. As much as following and leading the sheep in the middle of valleys, mountains and gigantic scenery. A big thank you to our guide Fabien for all his anecdotes about the country, who will have transmitted to us his love (even obsession!) Of the country! If you dream of wide open spaces, and are not afraid of the cold (the temperature can go down at night in these mountains!) Go for it!
In my first trip to Kyrgyzstan I couldn't have hoped for more in less time. This company and specially his guide, Mikel, provided more than everything we needed to make this not just a holiday or a trip but a wonderful overall experience. Mikel was superb friendly, knowledgeable, emphatic, with superior problem-solving skills (there were a few unexpected bits as you would expect in this kind of trips but thanks to him they were even enjoyable!), top professional and with everything you could expect from a mountain guide. In fact he will exceed your expectations. Thanks Nomad's Land for being such a fantastic company and specially to Mikel for making every second delightful. P.S. If you ever talk to Mikel, ask him to tell you about 'carronhita'!
"Visit to Kyrgyzstan = Nomad’s Land"
Our stay in the country boils down to this. An unforgettable experience!
The whole team is very competent and responsive.
The country is amazing. We did 17 days and visited incredible and untouched corners.
I recommend the nights with nomadic shepherds. Magical moments!
It is more than a typical trip, it is an unforgettable life experience: the kindness and hospitality of the Kyrgyz people, the spectacular scenery, their peace ... and not least the company of our guide Mikel, a man of character excellence, kind, with experience in the field, able to solve any setback, with him I and my group of friends felt cared for and calm, we knew that everything would turn out well or better, and so it was.Thank you Mikel for everything and that Life takes care of you I hope that many travelers enjoy your company and your knowledge.
passionate, in love or passionately in love with Central Asia, professionalism, listening to our desires ...
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!