On this page you'll find all of our tours that include "Weaving". Some tours that offer "weaving" are available at different times during the year. Browse through all of our availabe tours to find a tour that's a good match for you. Want to know more about weaving in Kyrgyzstan? Click "Read More"!

Weaving in Kyrgyzstan

Weaving is an integral part of Kyrgyz culture and life.  Historically, most Kyrgyz people were nomadic herders, so one resource they had in abundance was livestock.  Camels, horses, sheep, goats, and yaks provided everything from transportation to meat to milk to wool.  Wool was the main tool at their disposal for making clothing, household items, and decorations, and they used it to its fullest.  

Before you start thinking that these skills are merely a thing of the past, know that many Kyrgyz people are still nomadic herders today.  Weaving is not a lost art, but rather a continued practice of the Kyrgyz people! 

Many things fit under the umbrella of weaving of Kyrgyzstan.  Not only is it used to describe weaving carpets, for example, but also other activities such as sewing or embroidery.  Basically anything handmade with wool or yarn is considered woven.  

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO KYRGYZ PEOPLE WEAVE?

Kyrgyz women are famous for weaving colorful felt carpets that are laid down to make the floor of a yurt.  (Yurts are round felt tents used as portable homes by nomads.) They incorporate beautiful Kyrgyz designs into them that favor colors such as blue, red, and yellow, but can include a wide variety of colors.  Other woven items include felt squares that are used to sit on, wall bags that serve as clothing storage, felt hats, slippers, and toys for children to name a few. 

WHAT KIND OF WEAVING WILL I SEE ON A TOUR OF KYRGYZSTAN?

Demonstrations of Kyrgyz weaving practices are held in Kochkor and allow travelers to see the process of how Kyrgyz women make the most iconic felt item, the carpet.  In fact, travelers that attend this demonstration can participate and make a small felt rug of their own!   Remember, this is not a demonstration of something that was only done centuries ago that only a few people still know how to do.  This is a glimpse into a facet of real nomadic Kyrgyz life today!

WILL THERE BE OPPORTUNITIES TO BUY TRADITIONAL KYRGYZ WOVEN PRODUCTS ON MY TOUR?

Yes.  If your tour lists weaving in the tour activities, you will have the opportunity to buy felt/woven products.  Even if your tour does not list this activity, as long as you stop by any of the larger bazaars in Kyrgyzstan during your tour, you can find vendors that sell traditional Kyrgyz products. 

JUMP IN!

Don’t pass up the opportunity to witness this beautiful part of Kyrgyz culture!  See the ancient practices that have stood the test of time and continue to be a huge part of nomadic life.  Weaving demonstrations are offered from the end of May to mid-September, and products can be bought in larger bazaars and souvenir shops all year round.

Tours with Weaving

1 day

Craft tour

Felt came to the world culture as the invention of the nomads of the Eurasian steppes, mountain herdsmen of Tibet, Pamir, Altai, the Caucasus, the Carpathians, the Balkans and the Near East ...

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$20
The tour price is 20 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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19 days

Nomads, Camping, and Trekking in Kyrgyzstan silk road

Do you want to discover the nomadic lifestyle of Kyrgyzstan tourism packages together with an amazing nature of our untouched land? Get right on the hiking adventure to explore the amazing s ...

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$2111
Price from 2111 USD to 2793 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 2111 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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10 days

The Faces of Asia: Travel from Kyrgyzstan to China

10 days till explore two asian countries yet full of different history. The journey starts in the south of Kyrgyzstan - Osh, then after border passing continues in China. Besides visiting in ...

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$1597
Price from 1597 USD to 2689 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1597 USD per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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8 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
08/19/2019 - 08/26/2019

Cultural Tourism in Kyrgyzstan - Culinary Tour

The Kyrgyz Republic is a multinational and multicultural country. Over 80 nations and ethnic groups live here, they differ in number, language, religion, and culture: Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russian ...

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$1550
The tour price is 1550 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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15 days

Horse Riding Tours in Kyrgyzstan: From South to North

Explore Kyrgyzstan on horseback for the experience of a lifetime! On this tour you’ll witness the stunning beauty of the Kichik Alai Range, cross pristine alpine rivers, ride through valleys ...

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$1390
Price from 1390 USD to 2570 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1390 USD per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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14 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/25/2019 - 08/07/2019

Hike in the Tien Shan: 2 Weeks Tour

The trip we offer you below is a light version of program "To the heart of Tien Shan" and trip to Son-Kul lake. It begins in Bishkek, the capitals city of Kyrgyzstan. By a driven car you are ...

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$2640
The tour price is 2640 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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11 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/22/2019 - 08/01/2019

Tien Shan Lakes and Mountains

Tien Shan Lakes & Mountains is an 11-day trekking tour that begins in Bishkek and takes you to some beautiful alpine lakes, gorges, small cities, mountain passes, etc. The tour starts ou ...

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$2000
The tour price is 1870 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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8 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/20/2019 - 07/27/2019

Nomadic Culture & History Tour

This week-long trip ensures travelers a wide variety of experiences during their stay in Kyrgyzstan. Start out by visiting the country’s most popular national park and continue on to see anc ...

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$1000
The tour price is 1000 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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9 days

Holiday Excursions to Kyrgyzstan silk road: 9 days

This 9-day trip culminates in a visit to the stunning alpine lake Sary Chelek. Lake Sary Chelek is located in a remote biosphere reserve that also houses 6 other lakes as well as unique wild ...

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$1320
Price from 1320 USD to 1620 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1320 USD per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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4 days

Lake Issyk Kul: Southern Shore

The beautiful scenic views around Lake Issyk Kul’s southern shore are beyond compare. On this trip you’ll visit the Jeti Oguz Gorge which is famous for its spectacular red rock formations an ...

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$630
Price from 630 USD to 750 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 630 USD per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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7 days

Sightseeing Trip to Kyrgyzstan: North & South

Explore destinations of unparalleled beauty in this Kyrgyzstan tourism packages that’ll take you from Kyrgyzstan’s Chichkan Gorge in the south to the town of Kemin in the north. During this ...

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$1250
The price depends on a group size. The price 1250 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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8 days

Cultural Tourism on Lake Issyk Kul

This trip takes you to several places around Lake Issyk Kul, the world’s second largest alpine lake (6,236 km²). Start by visiting a national park then drive along the shores of Lake Issyk K ...

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$1475
The price depends on a group size. The price 1475 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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9 days

Vacation and Travel in Kyrgyzstan silk road: 9 days

This 9-day Kyrgyzstan tourism packages takes you through Kyrgyzstan’s gorgeous wilderness, historical sites, quaint villages, and bustling cities. Visit the remote, picturesque village of Ky ...

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$2690
The price depends on a group size. The price 2690 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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9 days

Nomad’s Land and Culture

This tour takes you to the southern part of Kyrgyzstan back to the north in a grand sweep of beautiful and memorable places. You’ll visit remote villages, larger cities, numerous gorges, the ...

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$2550
The price depends on a group size. The price 2550 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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4 days

Lake Song Kul: Quick Getaway

This trip takes you to a variety of places within the heart of Kyrgyzstan. Start off by exploring and soaking in the beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s Chichkan Gorge. Spend the night in a yurt when you ...

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$1230
The price depends on a group size. The price 1230 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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