STAY AS A GUEST WITH A NOMADIC FAMILY
Modern Kyrgyz culture has 3 different facets: city culture, village culture, and nomadic culture. For travelers interested in the country’s ancient nomadic roots, it is possible to stay with a modern nomadic family and witness how their lives work in the 21st century.
Kyrgyz nomads live in round, felt tents called yurts and move their herds to different locations a couple times a year. Nomads line their yurts with colorful sleeping mats, make homemade dairy products for their table, and milk and tend to their flocks. They are often up before the sun rises and finish working well after dark. However, nomads are most famous for their lavish hospitality. Staying as a guest with a nomadic family will let you see Central Asian hospitality first-hand.