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Yak & horse games festival

Date: 30 July (Saturday), 2016

Location: Tulpar kol summer yurt camp (3500m.a.s.l), Alay region

Organised by: VisitAlay and CBT Sary Mogol

Supported by:“Bai-Alai” Small Business and Income Creation Programme of HelvetasSwiss Intercooperation financed by SDC.

Festival Program




Arrival time. Registration, Welcoming at Tulpar kol yurt camp. Opening ceremony.


Folklore music


Handicraft exhibition:( quilt wool, roll out a thread and rope, knit from wool socks and scarf and making horse’s equipment (whip, saddle, bridle etc)




National Horse Games:


2- Er-Oodarysh

3- Kyz-Kuumai

4- Tai-Kazan.



Among  the local and tourists


National Rope Games:



3- ArkanTartysh

18.30 -19:00



Dinner and overnight in yurts or in local home stays in Sary Mogol.

20: 30-21:30

entertainment (music, songs, dancing) in yurt at Tulpar kol

Entrance fee: 500 soms including lunch and participation in all festival activities.



Everyday bus leaves for Sarymogol at 14:00 pm at new bridge, price is 300 soms

Shared taxi , 4 seats- 1500 soms per car from Sarymogol to Tulpr kol yurt camp (25 km;  1h)

Shared taxi Osh - Sarymogol is 2500 soms per car, 3 hours. 


Option 1:

Overnight stay in a yurt after the festival is 900 soms per person per night, including dinner and breakfast.

Option 2:

Overnight stay in the guesthouses of CBT in Sary Mogol (900 soms per person per night, including dinner and breakfast).

Additional options to do easy hikes in that area before or after the festival:


Program of day hiking




Breakfast in yurt.


Walk on height of 3600 m above sea level to a place where a good landscape of Lenin Peak, lunch under the huge snow mountains and go back to the yurt stay.




Breakfast in yurt.


After breakfast, hike over Seki jailoo through Tuiuk Canyon to view Peak Estonia (6,202m), Sovietskaya Latvia Peak (5,554m), as well as the Korjenevskiy glacier. Overnight in yurt looking up towards the beautiful mountain landscape and jailoos (summer pasture camp) of Kyrgyz family.

Price of the lunch is 250 soms.


Note: other travel itineraries can also be arranged. Contact our office for more information.

Visit www.visitalay.kg to have more information


CBT Sary-Mogol office:

Mr. Abdilla Tashbekov , Coordinator

(in the village center, near local village administration)

Mobile: + 996 773 505939, +996 556 092627

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Discover the beauty of the  Alay valley the way locals do on horseback or on foot. The feeling of adventure is mirrored by the impressive landscape; green hills and snowy peaks layered over each other to create a spectacular scene with only the grazing sheep to remind you that this is Earth.  At the highest peak of the mountain passes, the snow blows all around, impressing on you the ruggedness of such a remote land. The hand waving of nomads and children shouting “Hello” is the essence of Alay valley. Camp with Kyrgyz families who spend their summers tending to and protecting their herds.Help locals in making traditional bread and cheese. Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo. Your surefooted horses find their way along wild river gorges and up winding passes through the rocky landscape. Summer is a time for fun, and you can join the cheers of the local people of Alay who gather for popular horse riding games on Sundays. People come from miles around to show off their riding skills and buy and sell locally produced kymyz, fermented horse’s milk and slightly alcoholic. Choose between the privacy of your own tent or stay in a comfortable shepherd’s yurts.

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