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What makes us unique?

The Nomad's Spirit

Driven by the passion of discovering Central Asia for more than 20 years, we have been pushing the boundaries of classic tourism on the Silk Road to offer our guests a unique and innovative experience. In direct partnership with mountain communities, we respect the values of ecotourism, which is the driving force for our pioneering and exceptional tours. Find out more hereโ€ฆ

A Tailor-Made Experience

From the beginning Nomad's Land has been making tailor-made travel its specialty because it's your vacation, it's all up to you! All of our vacations are 100% customizable to your dietary requirements, type of vehicles, level of authenticity and countless other factors that goes beyond imagination. Use the trip planner function on our website and give free rein to your travel dream to make your trip to Central Asia unforgettable. Our trip designers will work with you one on one building the tailor-made adventure of your dreams on the Silk Roads.

In the Heart of the Silk Roads

While operating in all the countries of Central Asia and beyond, we have chosen to remain an agency on a human scale, because each traveler is unique in our eyes. Based in Bishkek, the green capital of Kyrgyzstan, Nomadโ€™s Land has established a network of trusted partners throughout Central Asia which allows us to carry out your wildest travel plans along the Silk Roads. Discover its magical places.

Our latest updates Before you go

Stay informed with our latest updates and essential tips to ensure your Silk Road adventure is both memorable and seamless.

Culture

The Do's and Don'ts in Mongolia

Mongolia has many amazing traditions, customs and values that are unusual for people brought up and living in other countries. Mongolians themselves do not impose their rules of behavior on guests. But in order not to disappoint the hospitable people, going to Mongolia, it is worth getting acquainted not only with the sights of the country and outline what you should do, but also learn about what you should not do there at all.

Basis Do's and Don'ts:

Carelessly handing over money to another person

According to customs, before handing over the bills, they are straightened by turning the portrait of Genghis Khan (or Sukhe-Bator) outward. The back of the head of the person depicted on the portrait should be turned to the recipient. The money is handed over with the right hand (as a sign of special respect - with both hands on open palms).

It is not acceptable to refuse a meal

Hosts never ask a guest if he will have tea or a treat - he is simply invited to the table. In this case, the guest should not refuse the offer and all the treats put on his plate should eat, so as not to offend the hosts.

Take off the hat

Men in Mongolia enter the premises wearing hats and showing respect. In some homes, the host even specially tips his hat when welcoming guests.

You cannot wear a national costume without a belt

Many tourists, especially first-time visitors to Mongolia, want to try on the local national costumes. Many try to wear only part of the costume, most often ignoring the belt.

However, wearing a traditional robe with the sash open is considered vulgar and indecent by Mongolians.

  • Genghis Khan is revered as a holy man, so any jokes about him are strongly condemned.
  • It is not allowed to cross the road in front of elders, elderly people. This is an insult and disrespect to the elders. It is not allowed to look askew, get angry, poke, swear, take out your bad mood on your father and mother. Offending elders is as much a sin as depriving a living being of life. The elders are to be given seats, the first to be served food, and never to be patted on the shoulder as a farewell or greeting.
  • It is not allowed to come to a guest with empty dishes. It is necessary to put something in the dishes so that happiness from the yurt was not taken away in empty dishes.
  • It is not customary to leave tea leftovers on the bottom of the bowl and to throw leftovers and scraps into the cup.
  • When giving a treat, one should not take it with one hand, as a sign of respect it is customary to take the treat with two hands.
  • It is not customary for Mongols to enter a yurt without asking their hosts. It is not allowed to enter the yurt quietly, inaudibly, looking around. It is necessary to make a voice or cough. In this way the guest makes the hosts realize that he has no hostile intentions.
  • If one person accidentally steps on another person's foot, the guilty party must apologize and shake hands.
  • It is not customary to ask a guest questions, and he should not be in a hurry to give out all the information about himself.
  • It is not acceptable to pay attention to a woman breastfeeding in a public place.
  • It is forbidden to harm, to catch or kill young birds, to cut down young trees near springs, to tear plants and flowers unnecessarily, to throw garbage, to leave overturned turf, garbage, unextinguished fires, etc.

We wish you a pleasant trip to a wonderful country called Mongolia, but do not forget to follow the rules of behavior and respect other people's culture!

Culture in China

This chapter is devoted to the cultures of Xinjiang where the current dominant people are represented by the Uyghurs. The name Xinjiang means "new frontiers" and was adopted by Qing Manchuria. But history has made this region a mixture of peoples and cultures. During prehistoric times, cultural influence came from the northwest and moved east until the 3rd century AD when Buddhism appeared in the region. The Scythian empire gives way to the Kouchan empire which left many pictorial traces especially in the caves of Kizil and marks the beginning of the Silk Roads. Then in the 7th century, it is the Tang culture which dominates the region but for a short time, because in the 8th century the Tibetan Empire controls the region before the Tang with the help of the Uyghurs regain control. From 840, the Uyghurs were pushed back to the south by the Kyrgyz, they will remain there to this day.
The Uyghur people are therefore an ancient Turkish people who greatly influenced Asian civilizations. The Uyghurs were the first sedentary among the Turkic peoples. Influenced by Manichaeism and then by Buddhism, whose heyday extends from the 9th to the 10th centuries, and was a highlight in the history of the region in artistic and literary terms. Subsequently, the Uyghur Islamic era gave birth to famous works of the 11th century such as the "Compendium of Turkish languages" by the philosopher and lexicographer Mahmoud Al-Kachgari and "The Science which brings happiness" by the philosopher Yusuf Balasagun, prides literary works from all over the Turkish world. The place of Uyghur civilization is as important there as the Greco-Roman civilization for the Western world.

Eco Projects

Rural development in Nepal

The Nepalko Sathi association leads its actions in favor of the Sherpas of Khembalung in the Arun valley (Province of Koshi). Nepalko Sathi

From Tumlingtar airport we reach by jeep the small town of Kahandbari where we are greeted by Kibutie and his family. From there, we climb to the small village of Gontala, in the heart of the actions of Nepalko Sathi (three days of walking), then we go up to Saissima, where Tendi Sherpa is rehabilitating the hamlet of his childhood. From Saissima it is possible to continue and make a loop towards Makalu and the impressive surrounding peaks (under tent).

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