Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the south, and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

What is Ulak tartish?

This game differs from the better-known kokboru, which pits one team against another. Ulak-tartysh is arguably an even rougher sport. Broken bones are commonplace. There is only one winner: the horse-rider who manages rugby-style to carry the animal carcass across the line.

The carcass gets badly knocked about over a day’s play, so good preparation is needed to ensure it remains intact. After the animal is killed, a slit is made in the abdomen and all the soft innards are removed, as are the head and extremities. All the apertures are carefully sewn up. At national kokboru championships, a sheep, weighing around 30 kilograms is usually used.

Prize for the winner:

Prizes included a young camel, foals, goats, sheep, a ton of rice divided into sack loads, carpets and cash, in Kyrgyz som, as well as U.S. dollars. The main prize of the day was a golden belt said to be worth several hundred dollars.

Duration
2 days
Group Size
At least 1

2 days trip to mountains

The ascent of the Big Chimgan Mt. (3339 meters high) 1.5 days with overnight at the foot (1700 meters high) of Chimgan Mt. for better adaptation for the successful ascent the next day.

There are gorgeous views around during the ascent. We can see Kumbel Mt. (2300 m.), Amirsoy, Krjintau mountain range with Minbulak Mt., which altitude is 2834 meters.

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230 USD
Duration
1 day
Group Size
At least 1

1 day trip to Chimgan

This hiking trip will start in Chimgan area to Kiziljar Mt. to Akshuran mountain pass then down along Karankul stream. Along with your hiking adventure, you will also about to experience seeing beautiful views of the different natural tourist spots.

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120 USD
Duration
14 days
Group Size
At least 1

Central Asia 14 days tour

Wonderful trip in Central Asia visiting main sites of 3 stan countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. This Central Asia 14 days tour KZ, KG, UZ will be an amazing tour as you visit multiple historical and cultural sites, museums, mountains, lakes, food, and local interaction.

Visit Applied Arts museum, Chorsu bazar, Hasti Imam complex with Osman Koran of 8 c, Independence square, Metro of Tashkent, Fine arts museum. In the morning you'll get the view of Issyk Kul lake, Kyrgyzstan’s largest lake and at about 180 km long by 70 km wide and 668 meters deep at the deepest point, (the average depth is about 300 meters), it is the world's second largest mountain lake – and the fifth deepest lake in the world.

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2980 USD