The World Nomad Games is one of the most picturesque and fun things that I have ever been to. I went to the first one in 2014 and have just left the 2016 games.

They are held in Kyrgyzstan, a very friendly country in Central Asia.

I did a post before the new games with 40 photos from the 2014 one I went to as a build up. And so with the 2016 games just finishing it was only appropriate to share 40 photos from it as well. 40 is a special number as it literally appears in the word “Kyrgyz”.

I could ramble on about how much awesome fun it was but showing you pictures is the best way to understand!

Some of the games were held next to a shimmering blue lake while others were at a nomadic yurt camp set up in a valley in the mountains.

It was not just the games that were great but also the people dressed traditionally and so welcoming.

Enjoy 🙂

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Horse wrestling.

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Kok boru where they play with a headless goat. This year a USA team played for the first time. It can get dangerous.

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Archery and eagle/hawk hunting are a big thing at the games in the nomad camp at Kyrchyn, as well as dog hunting.

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Mas wrestling is an entertaining nomadic sport where they wrestle over a stick.

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One of the most beautiful things about the nomad games are the traditionally dressed people and their hospitality.

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