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7 February 2023 Blog

Tushoo kesuu - rite of cutting the bonds

Tushoo kesuu is one of the most ancient Kyrgyz family traditions that has survived to this day. Tushoo kesuu is performed when a child turns one year old, when he starts taking his first steps. Since ancient times, it was believed that parents must conduct this ceremony so that the child stands firmly on his feet and he will have a happy future.
On this day, a big feast is organized with magnificent tables, and many guests are invited.

 

The ritual process:

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Aigul Kanatbekovna

24 January 2023 Eco Projects

Village Monde / Vaolo

Launched by the Village Monde Foundation, Vaolo is a collaborative platform for impact-minded travellers that aims to build a worldwide library of positive travel experiences evaluated by its community of explorers and partners according to its evaluation criteria. Already in 71 countries, in 2023 the young company is energizing more than 2,500 accommodations and offers more than 6,500 thematic experiences in 2-night + 1 activity format.

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Samuel Maret

11 January 2023 Blog

Snow Report Kyrgyzstan - www.snowreport.kg

As part of winter tourism development projects, we have implemented a new presentation tool for ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan and avalanche risk prevention.

Stay informed and safe with real-time snow reports and updated information on ski resorts, accommodations, opening hours, prices, ski lift facilities and avalanche risks in Kyrgyzstan.

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Samuel Maret

15 November 2022 Blog

The Juku valley

The Juku Gorge (Juku, Zhuuku or Zaouka) is the longest gorge in the Terskei AlaToo range, famous for its varied nature, its beautiful views and its vast expanse. It is located on the southern coast of Lake Issyk-Kul where the waters flow, 40 kilometers from the city of Karakol. The three main tributaries are the rivers Asha Kashka Suu, DongouromΓ© and Jukutchak, known for its hot springs.

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Samuel Maret

14 October 2022 Blog

1000 km of Unknown

Discover Kyrgyzstan in traveler mode from 1900. Alexis Lopez goes on the trail of Ella Maillart and tells us the first part of his adventure.

 

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Samuel Maret

31 August 2022 Blog

ChaΓ―khana Kori Navruz Palace, the world's biggest tea house

Still little known outside Tajikistan, the new Chaikhana of Dushanbe is a huge luxurious complex 120 meters wide and long. "chaikhana" translates from Persian to "tea house". It is possible that this new "tea house" was built in order to replace the popular ChaΓ―khana Rohat on Rudaki Avenue, much more visited by tourists and which would not ultimately be destroyed.

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Samuel Maret

17 June 2022 Blog

Nuts from Arslanbob

Arslanbob (Kyrgyz: Арстанбап; Russian: Арсланбоб; Uzbek: Arslanbob) is a village, valley, mountain range, and a large wild walnut forest in the Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan's first known export to Europe was the Arslanbob walnut. Two waterfalls are located in the area which attract tourists, expats and pilgrims, skiers and other whole year round.

The population of Arslanbob is from 15 to 25 thousand of people (depending on source). Most of the population are Uzbek, and less than 5% is Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Tajik, Chechen etc… 

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Samuel Maret

8 June 2022 News

All restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have been lifted for allΒ  arriving in Uzbekistan

According to the decision of the Republican Special Commission, from June 10, 2022, temporary restrictions related to the coronavirus will be lifted on entering Uzbekistan by air, border stations and border checkpoints.

In this regard, the rules requiring foreign tourists to provide a negative PCR test result for coronavirus, a rapid test for coronavirus antigens and a vaccination certificate or passport are canceled.

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Baktygul Kadyrbekova

1 June 2022 Blog

Street art in art: The most famous works and the best representatives of style

Street arteries can be compared to futurists who created new art by protesting propaganda and academism. Street artists also blur the lines between professional and non-professional art. And the good of street art in Kyrgyzstan over time is accepted as art, not Β«vandalismΒ». Most of the work of interesting artists can be found on the walls of buildings or, fences and other places. In this blog we will show you and tell you about murals, as in Bishkek murals occupy a rather interesting part of street art. Murals are large beautiful images on the facades of buildings, usually very colorful.

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Baktygul Kadyrbekova

16 March 2022 News

Uzbekistan opens for foreign tourists from March 16!

In order to restore tourist flows with foreign countries as soon as possible, according to the decision of the Republican Commission, from March 16, 2022 in Uzbekistan:

* If you have passports/vaccination certificates for coronavirus infection, all persons are allowed to enter without PCR tests. In case of not having passports/ vaccination certificates, a person must have negative PCR test (with an electronic QR code), for a period of no more than 72 hours, or go to express tests when crossing the border or upon arrival on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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Baktygul Kadyrbekova

2 November 2021 News

Safe travels with Nomad's Land

For the safety of our customers, we are pleased to announce that we have received the Safe Travels stamp by the Association of Kyrgyz Tour Operators.

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Samuel Maret

29 July 2020 Eco Projects

Silk Road Yurt Camp

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.

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Samuel Maret

18 December 2019 Blog

Top 10 things to do in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol is a great base camp for day tours or multi-day tours in the mountains near by. The trekking and horseback riding possibilities are limitless and it’s still possible to find places that are untouched by large tour groups. My advice is to spend at least one full day in Karakol to just walk around and enjoy something different than Bishkek, Osh, and Kochkor. I hope you enjoy this blog post about Karakol and the area if you have any questions about the Karakol area get a hold of me. You can enjoy a short film about me here: About Alex

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Alex Nomad's Land

30 October 2019 Blog

My Top 10 Reasons to Come to Kyrgyzstan

My name is Alex and I have been working and living here in Kyrgyzstan since 2014 and I would like to welcome you to my 2nd home Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy my top 10 reasons to come to Kyrgyzstan! Take a look at a short film that I made for Indy Guide about my life here in Kyrgyzstan. My short film.

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Alex Nomad's Land

12 June 2017 Blog

Tash-Rabat to Chatyr Kol

This is a great hike from Tash Rabat to Chatyr Kol. It's long, so if you are taking camping equipment, you would probably want to do this in two days. There is a yurt camp at the end of the hike, so you can do this with a day pack. There are yak herds along the trek, so you are likely to encounter them. They tend to be afraid of humans.

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Violette Chenaf