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Saturday, 30 January 2016 14:52

Yak & Horse Games Festival

Date: 22 July, 2018.

Location: Tulparkol yurt camp 3500 meter above sea level, Alay region

Organised by: VisitAlay and CBT Sary Mogol

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

Festival Program

Time

Activity

09.00-10.30

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

10:30-11.30

Folklore music

11.30-12.30

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)

12.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-16.30

National Horse Games:

1-Tyiyn-Enmei  

2- Er-Oodarysh

3- Kyz-Kuumai

4- Tai-Kazan.

16.30-17.30

Topoz-Enish

Among  the local and tourists

17.30-18.30

National Rope Games:

1-Oogantebish

2-Bukatartysh

3- ArkanTartysh

18.30 -19:00

Volleyball 

19:00-20:30

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.

 

Transportation:

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

Time

Activity

8.00-9.00

Breakfast in yurt.

10.00-17.00

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.

Time

Activity

8.00-9.00

Breakfast in yurt.

10.00-17.00

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.

Published in Festivals
Saturday, 30 January 2016 14:17

CBT Alay

CBT Alay is a local NGO located in Gulcha village. It was registered and began to work in 2007. The goal of the group is to promote jailoo tourism in Alay valley and help locals to generate profit from offering services to tourists. Over the last 6 years, it has developed trekking, hiking and yurtstays. CBT Alay runs its office in Osh city to attract tourists to its destinations. Currently, it has seven permanent workers to who run CBT Alay.

The wise regent of Alay, Kurmanjan Datka, loved her motherland. She lived about a century and was permanently delighted by the nature of the Great Alay : the wide and fertile Alay Valley, celestial mountains of Alay Range and healing thermal springs. If you would like to visit Alay, the group of CBT Alay would be more than glad to welcome you and offer you various tours and programs. Here you can see the geographical peculiarities of these places-combinations of high mounts, small hills - adyrs and submontane trough. The unique beauty of Alay Valley will be revealed when you will go up to the Chiyrchyk Pass on the back of the horse (80 km from Osh town). In the Jyluu Suu area hot mineral springs, famous with its curative properties are found. You can visit Jailoo – high altitude summer pastures – Kara-Bulak, Chyirchyk, Taldy-Suu. Nearly every family has members that are handicraft workers; they make “kurak” (patchworks), “terme” (wicker-work) and “saima” (embroidery). Silver works masters would show you their fine works. In Gulcho you can stay in cozy guesthouses along the way to Erkechtam (Chinese border). You will feel very comfortable in our guesthouses and the hosts will be looking forward your visit. They will certainly welcome you and your family with Kyrgyz hospitality.

Coordinates:

40°32'7.98"N

72°47'36.03"E

http://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/images/office.gif" >280 Kurmanjan Datka St. (2nd floor, hotel "Alay"), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

Contact:

http://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/images/phone.gif" >phone:++996 3222 20276, ++ 996 555 077621
e-mail:visitalay@gmail.com

www.visitalay.kg

Contact person: Talant Toksonbaev

Published in Tours
Saturday, 30 January 2016 14:10

CBT Sary-Mogol

CBT Sarymogol is a local NGO located in Sarymogol village. It was registered and began to work in 2007. The goal of the group is to promote jailoo tourism in Alay valley and help locals to generate profit from offering services to tourists. Over the last 6 years, it has developed trekking, hiking and yurtstays. CBT Sarymogol runs its office in Sarymogol village to attract tourists to its destinations. Currently, it has seven twenty members actively involved in developing the organization.

”Sary-Mogol” does not say us something, but if you want to reach Lenin Peak, you should go first to Sary-Mogol Village, which is situated on the foot of Lenin Peak. Pamir-Alay mountain ranges constitute the basis of mountainous system of South Kyrgyzstan.The highest point, Lenin Peak, is situated in Alay Valley, and rise above Chon-Alay Range – 7134 meters above sea-level. These ranges have an alpine relief, thus the highest areas covered by snow and glaciers. In Osh oblast there are 1,5 thousand glaciers, with total volume of 1546,3km3. The biggest glaciers are in Chon-Alay Range (total area of 693, 3km2,and in number of 215). Amongst these glaciers are Korjenevsky, Lenin, Korumdu.These are ideal places for those who want to enjoy visiting of jailoo - high altitude summer pastures, ride on yaks, drink tasty kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) and see the high-mountainous lakes. Group of CBT Sary-Mogol can help you if you are interested in getting to know these attractions; they also can organize folklore show, national horse games with your participation. The nights would be pleasant in a yurt on the shore of Tulpar-Kol, on the foot of Lenin Peak and give you the impression that the world is at your feet, since Milky Way is the only thing above!

Coordinates:

39°40'38.73"N

72°52'55.19"E

http://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/images/stories/site/office.gif" >Sary-Mogol village, Alay Region, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

Contact:

http://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/images/stories/site/phone.gif" >phone:++996 773 50 59 39, ++996 556 09 26 27

http://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/images/stories/site/mail.gif" >e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Contact person: Abdilla Tashbekov

Published in Tours
Friday, 22 January 2016 12:34

Osh

Tours near Osh city

Osh city is a gateway to Alay valley and Pamir Highway. Alay valley starts just 60 km outside Osh city and offers many trekking options. Let us look at what you can do around Osh city.

Long day treks from Osh city:

Best short trek around Osh: Duration: 2d/1n , Distance: 19 km Experience the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture on this rugged trek a few hours away from Osh city. It is a fabulous way to get into some wild mountains with magnificent scenery of Ak Tor Pass and valleys with lush green pastures to craggy mountains.Get the best local experience on this trek…. Fresh bread and cream (kaymak)… what a treat.

Rolling hills: Duration: 2d / 1n , Distance: 22 km Visit a Kyrgyz summer camp (jailoo) to experience traditional nomadic life. Join in as your Kyrgyz host milks the mares for the essential ingredient of Kyrgyz’s national beverage, kymyz. Taste national dishes in an authentic yurt. Spend a day walking or riding among the fragrant juniper forests, valued for their medicinal benefits

Heights of Alay valley: Duration: 4d / 3n, Distance: 48 km A moderate – difficult trek that takes you to Sary Mogul Pass at 4,303 meters on the first day with stunning views of alpine lakes, glaciers, the Pamir Mountains in the distance, and crazy moonscape landscapes. The next day of the trek is mostly downhill through a varied and green river valley, before descending into a Kyzylshoro village. The last day will surprise you with its diversity of rock formations and brightly colored mountain layers before descending into Kojokelen village.

Heights of Alay valley: Duration: Time: 6d / 5n , Distance: 87 km Explore cool tree-lined river gorges and relish the view of snowcaped Lenin Peak, the highest peak in the Pamir-Alai mountain range, 7134 meter above sea level. Experience the full diversity of the Alay region’s animal and plant life on this thrilling tour. It is possible to see wild goats and (if you are very lucky) Marco Polo sheep on the craggy mountain slopes. Herds of wild yaks can be found near the passes. There is a profusion of wildflowers carpeting the mountain valleys and wild cherry trees mixed with ever-present juniper to delight the senses. Stunning views of Pamir Alay mountain range opens up when you reach the Jiptick pass. Hope for good weather.

Jiptick pass: Duration: 3d / 2n , Distance: 36 km Experience the full diversity of the Alay valley’s animal and plant life on this thrilling tour. It is possible to see wild goats and (if you are very lucky) Marco Polo sheep on the craggy mountain slopes. Herds of wild yaks can be found near the passes. There is a profusion of wildflowers carpeting the mountain valleys and wild cherry trees mixed with ever-present juniper to delight the senses. Stunning views of Pamir Alay mountain range opens up when you reach the Jiptick pass. Hope for good weather.

Jiptick Pass to Lenin Peak glaciers: Duration: 5d / 4n (can be 4d, 3n) , Distance: 55 km Feel the exhilaration of reaching a high pass Jiptick at 4200 meter, and relish the view of snow caped Lenin Peak, the highest peak in the Pamir-Alai mountain range, 7134 meter above sea level. Enjoy the beauty of massive glaciers while walking up to the Traveler’s pass. Rest at the top of the pass to gaze at glaciers tumbling off the massive peak.

Horse riding tours near Osh city

Rolling hills: Duration: 3d / 2n, Distance: 32 km Camp with Kyrgyz families who spend their summers tending and protecting their herds of sheep. Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo. As you approach the summit of Kumbell Pass, the air becomes cold and fresh. At the top, you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sweeping expanse of the Alay valley.

Truly Nomadic Land: Duration: 5d / 4n , Distance: 72 km Experience the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture on this rugged trek, just an hour drive from Osh city. The feeling of adventure is mirrored by the impressive landscape and scattered nomad yurts in the mountains with only the grazing sheep to remind you that this is Earth.

A day with nomads: Time: 4 hours , Distance: 15 km in riding Discover the beauty of the Alay valley the way locals do on horseback. Visit Kyrgyz families who spend their summers tending to and protecting their herds of sheep and horses. Follow ancient trails as you move from jailoo to jailoo, while your surefooted horses find their way along wild river gorges. Summer is a time for fun. Join the cheers as the local people of Alay gather for popular horse riding games on Sundays. People come from miles around to show off their riding skills and to drink locally produced kymyz (fermented horses’ milk).

Day hikes around Osh city

Kumbell mountains: Time: 5 -6 hours, Distance: 16 km on trekking Visit a Kyrgyz summer camp (jailoo) to experience traditional nomadic life. Join in as your Kyrgyz host milks the mares for the essential ingredient of Kyrgyz’s national beverage, kymyz. Taste national dishes in an authentic yurt. Spend a day walking or riding among the fragrant juniper forests, valued for their medicinal benefits. Relax near the cool springs and streams. Join the shepherds herding their flocks. Conquer the high rocky ranges of the Alay mountains.

Kyrgyzata National Park: Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 13 km on trekking Escape the summer heat of the Fergana Valley. Relax in solitude surrounded by the cool juniper forests of the Kyrgyz Ata National Reserve. The sound of flowing water and birdsong provides a serene environment for hiking along ancient nomadic trails. Keen eyes may spot furry marmots, soaring eagles and other birdlife. Walk around the summer camps of local Kyrgyz herdsmen busy with milking cows and mares. Spend one (or more) evenings under the wide starry sky and sleep soundly after hours of fun in the fresh mountain

Day treks around Sarymogol village

Trekking to the glaciers of Lenin Peak: Duration: 5-6 hours trek, Distance: 19 km Explore the snowcapped Lenin Peak in Pamir mountain range by taking a day hike from your yurt camp to the Traveler’s pass at 4130 meters. Enjoy the beauty of massive glaciers while walking up to the pass. Rest at the top of the Traveler’s pass to gaze at glaciers tumbling off the massive peak.

Koshkol lakes: Duration: 7-8 hours trek, Distance: 22 km A moderately-difficult day trek that takes you to a series of turquoise alpine lakes, glaciers, gorges and the highest point of 4,195 meters. Along the way you’ll pass a yak-filled jailoo (high pasture), and enjoy views of Peak Lenin and the Pamir Mountains in the distance.

Beshkol lake: Time: 7-8 hours trek, Distance: 18 km A moderate-difficult trek that takes you to Sary Mogul Pass at 4,303 meters on the first day with stunning views of alpine lakes, glaciers, the Pamir Mountains in the distance, and crazy moonscape landscapes.

Published in Oshcity
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:56

Tyiyn engmei

Tyiyn-Enmei – picking up coins from the ground while galloping on a horse. Several skilled horse men try to compete with each other. The one who get the most coins will get the prize.

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:51

Kyz kuumai (girl chasing)

Kyz Kuumai translated asgirl chasing is oldest game our people have been enjoying for many years. A girls is given a strong horse and a boy is given weaker horse. A girls is given an advantage to start first and boy chases a girl right after she gallops. A task of the boy is to reach a girl and kiss on her face. It would be shame on a boy if he cannot do this task. As a second part of the game, girl chases a boy. Her task is to reach him and hit on his back with the wipe as strong as possible.

Published in Festivals

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