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Saturday, 30 January 2016 14:52

Yak & Horse Games Festival

Date: 22 July, 2017.

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 14:38

Nomad's movement and horse games festival

Date: 16 July, 2016

Location: Saryoi summer camp, Alay region

Organised by: Visit Alay and CBT Alay

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

 

Time

Festival Program

8.00-10.00

Arrival at Saryoi summer camp. Folklore music.

10.00-10.30

Welcoming guests and opening speeches. Visiting handicraft vendors. Folklore music.

10.30-11.00

Demonstration of Kyrgyz Nomadic Movement.

11.00-13.00

Demonstration of setting up a yurt. Rope dragging. Yak pulling.

13.00-14.00

Lunch.

14.00-17.00

Horse games: Wrestling on a horse.Coin picking up. Horse contest.

17.00-17.20

Festival closing. The following program is for those who stay overnight

17.20-19.00

Free time to walk around and experience the shepherd’s life.

19.00-20.00

Dinner.

20.00-21.30

Go to bed

   

 

 

Entrance fee: 400 soms including lunch and participation in all festival activities.

Transportation: 400soms from Osh to Sary Oi each way.

 

Extra options to make to most out of your trip to Saryoi summer camp:

 

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 a yurt after the festival and a day trek to Chyiyrchyk summer camp the next day.

 

Trekking Program

Time

Activity

8.00-9.00

Breakfast in yurt.

10.00-17.00

Guided trekking to Chyiyrchyk summer summer camp including picnic lunch on the top of Kumbell pass at 3100 meters.

17.00-18.00

Meet your taxi going to Osh city, one hour drive or stay the night in a yurt at Chyiyrchyk summer camp

18.00-19.00

Arrival in Osh city

Price of the lunch is 250 soms  and the taxi to Osh city from the Chyiyrchyk summer camp is 300 soms

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

Visit www.visitalay.kg to have more information:

 

Where is Saryoi summer camp?

http://www.visitalay.kg/sigheeing/saryoi-summer-camp

 

Where is Chyyiyrchyck summer camp?

http://www.visitalay.kg/sigheeing/chyyirchyck-summer-camp

 

What is Folklore music?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-23-07-25-33/folklore

 

What is Setting up a yurt?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-23-07-25-33/kyrgyz-yurts

 

What is Souvenir exhibition?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-21-05-28-38/suvineer-exhibition

What is Ulaktartysh?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-21-05-28-38/ulaktartysh

What is Tyiyn – Engmei?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-21-05-28-38/tyiyn-engmei

What is Kyz Kuumai?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-21-05-28-38/girl-chasing

What is Arkan Tartysh?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-21-05-28-38/arkan-tartysh

What is Er engish?

http://www.visitalay.kg/2016-01-21-05-28-38/er-engish

 

Why festival? To help our guests, tourists to experience our culture and traditions in depth, and feel the real Kyrgyz hospitality.

 

What is nomadic culture? Kyrgyz people used to be nomads since old times. They used to move to find a place for the livestock. In spite of the technological and social developments, kyrgyz people still follow this culture nowadays.  

VisitAlay office in Osh:

Project Coordinator: Talant Toksonbaev

280 Kurmanjan Datka Str., 2nd floor, hotel Alay, Osh city

Mobile: + 996 555 077621

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

      www.visitalay.kg

 

tags: activites in osh, yurt stays in osh

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 09:13

Kyrgyz yurts

The yurt is a nomadic dwelling used among the Kazakh and Kyrgyz peoples. It has a wooden circular frame covered with felt and braided with ropes, and can be easily assembled and dismantled within a short period of time. The bearers of yurt-making knowledge are craftspeople, both men and women, who produce yurts and their interior decorations. Yurts are made from natural and renewable raw materials. Men make the wooden frames by hand, along with wooden, leather, bone and metal details. Women make the interior decorations and exterior coverings, ornamented with traditional patterns. As a rule, they work in community-based groups supervised by experienced women artisans, and employ weaving, spinning, braiding, felting, embroidering, sewing and other traditional handicraft techniques. Yurt creation involves the whole community of craftspeople, and fosters common human values, constructive cooperation and creative imagination. Traditionally, knowledge and skills are transmitted within families or from teachers to apprentices. All festivities, ceremonies, births, weddings and funeral rituals are held in a yurt. As such, the yurt remains a symbol of family and traditional hospitality, fundamental to the identity of the Kazakh and Kyrgyz peoples.

Published in Culture
Friday, 22 January 2016 09:11

Kyrgyz welcoming guests

Hospitality is the key factor our nation holds on. Kyrgyz people is well known with it hospitality from ancient times. It may come from Islamic culture. Locals at anywhere in the region welcomes you to have a hot tea or mare’s milk in the mountains if you bump into any family even if it is accidently. Kyrgyz people still honours its guests. At least they bring out bread on a plate with a cream on it from his house and asks you to take it. That is reality you can see in remote regions of Alay valley. 

Published in Culture
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:57

Ulak tartysh

Ulak-Tartysh is the king of traditional games, dating from ancient times when horse-riding ability was an essential part of a nomad’s dignity and a swift horse was a sure sign of wealth. Like football with a goat instead of a ball, each team of up to 10 players tries to put a headless goat carcass into a goal, while the other team tries to prevent them.  The winners give the goat to a village house of their choice, and are in turn invited in.

Published in Festivals
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
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:50

Er engish

Oodarysh (Er-Enish) - Wrestling on horseback. A man while on his horse tries to drag down his opponent from the horse. You need strong hands to win this game. Participants usually take off their upper clothes or shirt to ensure the comfortably. 

Published in Festivals
Friday, 22 January 2016 08:48

Arkan tartysh (rope pulling)

Arkant tartysh is one of the games Kyrgyz people enjoy playing. The word arkan means a rope and tartysh means dragging or puling. In the past, nomads used to test the men of the region with this game. The team consisting of 5 strong men from one tribe competes with other five men from another tribe. As the word start goes, they start pulling the rope to their direction. A team who pulls the opponent to their line will get the point. 

Published in Festivals

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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