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 the 2016 games.
They are held in Kyrgyzstan, a very friendly country in Central Asia.
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.
If you like cultural events this could be one of the best things you go to.
It was not just the games that were great but also the people dressed traditionally and who are so welcoming.
The World Nomad Games in 40 Photos
Kok boru where they play with a headless goat. This year a USA team played for the first time. It can get dangerous.
Archery and eagle/hawk hunting are a big thing at the games in the nomad camp at Kyrchyn, as well as dog hunting.
Wrestling at the World Nomad Games
Mas wrestling is an entertaining nomadic sport where they wrestle over a stick.
Nomads at the World Nomad Games
One of the most beautiful things about the nomad games are the traditionally dressed people and their hospitality.
Whilst you’re in Kyrgyzstan you may be interested in doing some of the great trekking in Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the best places in the world for it.