The Kyrgyz have been nomads for over 3000 years and managed to keep all their traditions to this day! " Mountains - a house of nomads, a place where they go from one lush pasture to another. The Kyrgyz were settled only in the late 20 th century, but until now, some of them live in the mountains, keeping the ancient traditions ...
The nomads have a special prefabricated dwellings known as yurts. They began to live in them 2500 years ago. In gers unique structure, as they are made without a single nail. Yurts have a wooden frame covered with a felt cover. A good artist can make a tent for 25 days, but it can be used for 40 years. Just one hour of the fact to collect or analyze it. Nomads could carry her from place to place using only 3 horses.
The interior of the yurt to share symbolically in two parts. The left part belongs to the man. It is usually stored weapons, horse trappings, whip. On the right side of the women kept home accessories, tableware, as well as their jewels and ornaments. Here you can see a wall made of reeds, which serves as a partition between the kitchen and the main part of the yurt. In the yurt is a special place. It is located opposite the door and called a torus. This is the most honorable part of the yurt. Here are composed of blankets and rugs, made itself the hostess. All of them are stacked on each other in a special order. Nobody is allowed to use them, because it is a sign of wealth.
Typically, the nomads lived in the villages - ailah. In the same place could there are between 80 and 100 tents. Stories known some Chinese sources on the wars of the Kyrgyz and Chinese. In one of them saying that the Chinese came to the nomads, have decided to attack them early in the morning. But could not do this ... In one night the whole village just disappeared!
Kyrgyz place parking chosen upland shepherds that helped keep track of livestock, as well as to have a beautiful landscape around.
In many of our tours you will be able to feel the nomads and live in yurts.