The Festival on the Son-Kule lake — July 2016

The Festival on the Son-Kule lake — July 2016

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SON-KUL CLEANING-UP — ECOLOGICAL ACTION

Son Kul is a beautiful mountain lake set in a treeless plateau ringed by mountain peaks, in the Central Tien Shan Mountains, which is popular with trekkers and horseback riders. A number of yurt camps provide accommodation throughout the summer where travellers can stay with shepherd families who have brought their livestock up to the high mountain pastures (jailoo), to graze on the lush grass. However, it is inaccessible for most of the winter, and the local CBT group organizes an ecological action, a clean-up, to prepare the site for the coming season.
As well as the «cleaning-up», they turn the event into a real festive occasion, organizing national games ( arkan tartmai, jooluk tashtamai and others), a folklore show, demonstrations of creating national felt and woven fabrics; traditional aytish or song contests, and a bonfire.

Date: July 21-22, Saturday, Sunday. Son-Kul lake (northern coast, 100km from Kochkor village)

We are glad to help you to participate to the gala festival. We are cooperating with many yurt camps and with shepherds for the rent a horses on Son-Kul lake area. By our expirences we know very well all the secrets of this destination and we will be happy to arrange such services for the festival:
Transportations
Guide interpreter
Yourt camps
Meals
Horseback riding
Walking around.

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