Yurt tour in Kyzyl-Tuu
(One day trip to Issyk-Kul lake)
Yurt is an indispensable, unique and the best solution for nomad housing. It is easy to transport, it is quickly assembled and disassembled, there is no metal in it, everything is made from improvised means and most importantly it is one of the most environmentally friendly homes to date. Yes, now yurts are installed only for the summer season, but in fact they are comfortable to live in not only in the summer, but also in the winter, when the stove is noisy inside and it is snowing outside. The yurt as well can stand strong earthquakes and hurricanes.
Yurt is a national treasure of Kyrgyz people. Everything in the yurt was established according to ancient traditions and customs. The door of the yurt was always facing the East. The yurt was divided into male and female parts, and if guests came there was a special way people sat around the hearth.
In this tour you will learn what the yurt is made of, how it is assembled, how its elements are called, and such words as bosogo, uuk, zhabyk bash, kanat chiy and others will no longer be unfamiliar to you. You will find out how many years a yurt can serve in nomadic conditions, how many days it takes to make a yurt and how many sheep need to be sheared in order to make felt to cover it. You will see how decorations for a yurt are manually created and you can take part in their manufacture.