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.
Munduz is a small village located in the Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan. It falls under the administrative jurisdiction of the Jeti-Ögüz District. The village is recognized by its Kyrgyz name, "Мундуз." As of 2021, the population of Munduz was reported to be 707 residents. It serves as the chef-lieu, which means the administrative center, of the Ak-Döbö aïl ökmöt, which can be understood as a municipality or local administrative division.
Munduz is situated within a picturesque landscape characterized by agriculture, which is the mainstay of the local economy. The village is renowned for its farming activities, highlighting its role in sustaining the livelihoods of the local population.
Within the Ak-Döbö aïl ökmöt, which encompasses several areas including Ak-Döbö, Ang-Östön, and Tilekmat, Munduz stands out as the smallest village. It is located between the villages of Tilekmat (also known as Shalba) and Ak-Döbö. The village is positioned to the east of the Orgochor mountain and to the south of a protected area along the shore of Issyk Kul, the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan.
The majestic Peak Ittish, a snowy peak standing at an impressive altitude of 4808 meters in Kyrgyzstan. Known as the "head of dog" in the local language, this peak offers a breathtaking mountaineering experience. Surrounding the glacier Ittish, ten peaks enhance the natural beauty of the region, situated in the Juku valley. On the east side, a steep track leads to the Ittish pass, situated at 3880 meters, granting access to ten small mountain lakes that connect the Juku valley with the Syrt Arabel-Suu region.
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.
"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.
One of the interesting features of the Mangistau spheres is their perfectly round shape. They have striking smoothness and symmetry, indicating the possible presence of high-tech methods of creation. Some orbs have precise geometric patterns, while others contain internal cavities and channels. These artifacts demonstrate a high degree of craftsmanship and technical knowledge, which raises questions about the possible ancient civilization that may have created them.
There are several hypotheses regarding the possible origin of the Mangistau orbs. One hypothesis is that they may be a natural formation resulting from natural processes of erosion and abrasion. However, there are doubts about the extent to which natural forces could have created such perfectly rounded shapes.
Another hypothesis suggests that the orbs were created by an ancient civilization or highly developed people who possessed unique technical skills. Arguments supporting this hypothesis include not only the perfect shape of the orbs, but also their unique location and location in the valley. Some believe that the orbs had religious or cultic significance and were used for rituals or ceremonies.
However, no direct evidence has yet been found to support any of these hypotheses. Research in the "Valley of the Orbs" has been limited and many questions remain unanswered. The lack of physical evidence and limited access to the site make it difficult to research and the ability to fully understand the Valley of the Balls.
In spite of this, the Valley of the Balls is attracting more and more attention from researchers, archaeologists and scientists. Numerous expeditions have been conducted to study these mysterious artifacts and try to unravel their origins. Methods of geological analysis, radiocarbon dating and comparative studies with other archaeological finds have been used.
One of the difficulties in exploring the Valley of Spheres is its remote location in the desert regions of Mangistau and difficult climatic conditions. There are also restrictions on access to the area, which makes it difficult to conduct meaningful research and archaeological excavations.
Despite all the difficulties, some research results have already been obtained. Certain stone samples have been analyzed and some are composed of granite, basalt or sandstone. This gives us an idea of the nature of the materials used to create the orbs.
Most questions remain unanswered, however, and the "Valley of the Balls" remains a mysterious place. Further research and analysis is needed to fully understand these archaeological findings. Scientists continue to work on this mystery, hoping to find new evidence and indicators that will help solve the mystery of the "Valley of the Balls" and shed light on the ancient history of this amazing area in Mangistau.
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.
Another yurt camp that Nomad's Land is supporting so that shepherds of Song Kul Lake can get extra income from tourists. With the family of Sagyn and Jumabek, we have prepared this camp in order to keep all the nomadic authenticity. You can participate in the daily activities of nomads. Not far from the camp, you can access the shores of the lake but also the petroglyphs hidden in the nearby mountains.
Shepherd's Life is an ecotourism association founded by Helvetas offering yurt house and homestays on the territory of Naryn. Ainura is the coordinator and office is based in Kochkor. In partnership with the association, Nomad's Land develops new programs and contributes to the training of local tourism employees.
Nomad's Land is a member of the Mountain Cluster association which aims to develop tourist infrastructure in the mountains. At the initiative of the governor of Issyk Kul Oblast, a bill has been submitted to the government to guarantee investment in this area.