The World Nomad Games showcases nomadic sports, culture and lifestyle and takes place every two years in Cholpon-Ata, in the Issyk-Kul Province in Kyrgyzstan, usually in September. Nicknamed the “Olympics for nomads” it’s a unique and fantastically entertaining chance to see a huge number of traditional sports and games. Some are familiar – archery, for example
Local festival that showcases Kyrgyz culture. The program includes a folklore show, exhibitions of local masters of handicrafts, demonstrations of ethnic horse games, and cooking master class.
When: July 15, 09:30 – 16:30
Where: Ton Village, House of Manaschi
This is a unique festival concentrated on traditional types of hunting that were practiced by the nomad people. There will be a demonstration of eagle hunting, archery competitions, as well as an exhibition Kyrgyz Taigan.
When: August 16 – 17
Where: South Shore of Issyk Kul region, near Bokonbaevo