The Epic World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan Part 2

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

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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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Wrestling at the World Nomad Games

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

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Nomads at the World Nomad Games

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

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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.

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18 thoughts on “The Epic World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan Part 2”

  1. Hi Jonny,
    Impressive pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    I must admit, I had never heard of those games (I do not know Central Asia so far, unfortunately).
    How long do those games last?
    Cheers, Gilles

  2. Hi there, these are really awesome pictures. Glad that yoy enjoyed not only our games but our hospitality. Thanks for coming and telling about my country to others. I love my blessed land. Welcome back!

  3. Incredible pictures!

    I love the one of the mounted archer. The concentration in his face and skill involved is awesome.

    Beautiful traditional costumes too.

    Thank you for sharing

  4. Excellent presentation of the Games ! I’m planning my trip now and the timing of this means it will be at the end of my 3-4 week trip (I’m planning to return to Shanghai around 10th-12th September).

    I’m working on the route now (hiking and photography the main reasons for the trip). Planning to fly Bishkek to Osh on arrival and work my way up to the Games so maybe I’ll see you there !

    I’m off to read your other posts now – cheers ! Kevin

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