Kyrgyzstan is a very beautiful country with a history of dating back to the second millennium BC!
For many years Kyrgyz people lived in the foothills and known as nomads. Their way of life was conditioned by the geographical position they mainly lived in the uplands. They had to roam around in order to find better places for sheep grazing. Only in the first half of the 20th century they settled down. Some of them live in the mountains even nowadays; keeping the traditions of their ancestors ...
Yurt is a unique portable itinerant dwelling. It's been more than a couple thousand years since Kyrgyz people used yurts. It has a very uncommon structure of wooden construction from the inside covered with felt and can be built without using a nail. Yurt can be built within 20 - 25 days. But the carpets of the best quality can last around for 40 years. People are able to make the yurt within one hour. Nomads can change their settlements from one place to another loaded by only 3 horses.
The yurt has two distinct parts given to either men or women. On the left hand corner the men keep their weapons, horse trappings, whips. The women reservation different kinds of home accessories, kitchen pottery, tableware, as well as their jewels and ornaments on the right side. In order to separate the whole yurt from the kitchen side there is a straw mat. The opposite part of the door is called tor summarized for the most respected elderly people or guests. On top of the chests women keep here blankets and rugs which they made themselves. Women stack them on top of each other in a very neat order. Nobody is allowed to use them, because it is a sign of wealth.
In regular nomadic villages there are about 90-100 families which are called ails. Some Chinese captions about wars and battles narrate that the Chinese came to the land of nomads decided to attack them early in the morning. But they didn't manage to do it. Within one night the whole village was gone as nobody was there! The whole village left the area so fast without leaving any signs that the Chinese could only guess which direction they had left.
With our nomadic trips you will be able to experience nomadic life meeting local people and scholarship culture and traditions from them.