When to go
The games were first held on September 3-8, 2014 and were held around the same time this year. This time of year sees stable weather with often sunshine and lovely blue skies. There has been no official announcement about the next games, though given the pattern, September 2018 is a likely bet. separate to any future games. You can also visit the games independently. It’s possible to book a hotel in Cholpon Ata online through the usual sites and then use a shared or private taxi to get from the airport in Bishkek. Once in the area, there is free official transport for getting around the different venues.
ON YOUR MARKS At the Games, hunting dogs are set after fake targets dragged behind a horse at speed, similar to those used in the eagle hunting.