Top 12 Yurts In Kyrgyzstan - Updated 2024

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Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west, bordered by countries in the east, north, and south by China, Mongolia, Russia, and Iran, respectively. 3000 years ago, nomads from these different regions traveled far and wide to find pastures to keep their herds alive. This has forced them to create portable dwellings that can easily be packed and carried on the backs of animals as well as keep them warm even during the winter season. These portable dwellings are called yurts (ger in Mongolian). Yurts have been an increasingly popular accommodation for Westerners and tourists who want to experience authentic nomadic life among the other hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals in Bishkek. Plus, with all the exciting things to do in Osh and the capital city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is a must-visit country. Take a look at this well-curated list of the top yurts in Kyrgyzstan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Jyrgalan Yurt Lodge, Tyup (from USD 40)

Located in the far east of this beautiful country in a village, this yurt is nestled amidst the beautiful Jyrgalan Valley. Picturesque mountains, lush greenery, and bountiful nature surround the yurt. A wood stove indoors keeps the place warm and snug when it snows outside. Hot water in the kitchen during the winter months is a great plus. Guests can drift off to a peaceful slumber in any of the sleeping bags supplied inside the yurt.

Meals can be ordered in advance to be delivered to your doorstep. Guests can rent a mountain bike for exploring the village or book a trek on the back of a horse.

Stayed at this property?
Tyup, Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan
145.82 km (90.7 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 8 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
really lovely and clean yurts
Host:
friendly host and delicious food
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2. Original Kyrgyz yurt (from USD 23)

With an amazing view of the lake with a seemingly endless horizon, this yurt home in Kyrgyzstan has the perfect location for tourists and locals planning to go on a weekend getaway. A spacious and inviting space, this family-owned yurt camp comes with all the comforts possible within a remote location amid nature. With free private parking, the camp, located in Bagysh, is perfect if you’re planning to rent a car while on vacation.

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Tong, Ysyk Kol Province, Kyrgyzstan
25.56 km (15.9 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yurts themselves are warm and very comfortable
the yurts are extremely spacious and comfortable all including coal burners to keep you warm
the yurts are extremely spacious and comfortable all including coal burners to keep you warm
Cleanliness:
the village is clean safe quite and tucked away
the place is very clean the host is very helpful and it is in a good location
Host:
she was very helpful and answered our questions quickly
everyone is so hospitable and kind
the yurt was comfortable and eugen jyldyz and everybody was very hospitable
people are very kind and the food délicious
staff - urmut especially - are very friendly
Location:
the location is very good just a short walk from the lake
this cute camp is pretty nice and has the idyllic location for relaxing and calm down
overall an excellent location that is near so many contrasting and nd amazing landscape
pretty interesting place if you have a dream living in a yurt
truly a great place to stay
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3. Artsy tent by the sea (from USD 26)

For an authentic yurt experience plus modern showers and flush toilets, Yurt Camp Beltam is a little quaint camp located near the seaside. Within this spacious accommodation in Kyrgyzstan is a small “bar” where food and drinks are sold. The owners make sure to serve breakfast in the morning and provide blankets in the evening. Enjoy waking up to a great sunrise and go hiking. When night time comes, you can watch thousand of stars in the night sky.

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Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan
25.63 km (16.0 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
90 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 0 Beds 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are showers toilets and possibility to charge your phone store valuables at the center of the camp
Host:
the workers were very friendly though not everyone spoke english
great host family who love to look after you
we loved bel tam the staff is so nice and helpful
breakfast and dinner is made by the host is a huge plus
Location:
great location away from the noise
beautiful location as well
a quiet place that has potential but very good for meeting fellows travellers
very nice camp close to the lake with a beautiful scenery very nice food and very hospitable host
a beautiful camp just 3 minutes walk to issyk kul lake
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4. Cozy retreat with a view of the mountains (from USD 24)

For its sumptuous meals, well-managed camp and comfortable experience, This holiday yurt camp makes it to the list. Located on the shores of a mountain lake, enjoy the sight of the mountains as you traverse on horse-back or on foot. Not only horses but also an abundance of camels and sheep are seen in the area. Find the authentic nomad experience you’re looking for at this yurt camp.

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Tong, Ysyk Kol Province, Kyrgyzstan
29.28 km (18.2 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
27 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were extremely comfortable and the inside was warm even in cold temperatures
they are very comfortable and have lots of space
Cleanliness:
after a very warm welcome we went to our yurt which was cosy and clean
Host:
the host family made every effort they could to help us
the staff was amazing and tended to every need (they speak many languages)
the host жылдыза is organized and friendly
eugen and his staff are very welcoming and will help you with your queries
great place very friendly host very helpful in suggesting good trekking places
Location:
this is a beautiful yurt camp set in a spectacular location
i will definitely be returning to this serene place
amazing place we spend an unforgettable few days there
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5. Nomadic yurt with outdoor stone pool (from USD 35)

A plethora of outdoor experiences awaits you at Yurt at Bel-Zhan lodge. You can rent kayaks, bikes and horses or simply drive your way down the lake or hot springs. You may also choose to enjoy an outdoor pool experience at the campsite for a lovely afternoon! A wooden bar and kitchen with tables are there if you want to lounge around and enjoy the beautiful sight of nature in every turn.

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Grigorievka, Ysyk Kol Province, Kyrgyzstan
62.95 km (39.2 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
everything worked out perfect with jacobiene - very nice property with cool and helpful people
Location:
good food super hospitality and a location were you can still find a beautiful beach just for yourself
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6. Serene yurt camp in Tosor (from USD 25)

Don’t miss the sunset at Yurt Camp Tosor Tonya. With 14 yurts and 4 rooms, you’ll enjoy your own private time in the yurts and meeting other tourists outside. outdoor activities include hiking up the mountains or biking down the lake. Whatever it is you choose to do, hanging at this camp is one of the best choices you’ll ever make. The owners cook for you upon arrival, provide layers of blankets for when winter comes early, and speak good English so you don’t have to worry about communication in a foreign country.

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Tosor, Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan
7.13 km (4.5 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
15 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shared room in yurt 3 Beds 16 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Host:
the owners are very friendly the facilities are clean and the food is good
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7. Authentic nomadic yurt camp (from USD 15)

Located in Sary Tal jailoo in At-Bashy District, you’ll find an authentic yurt camp built by a nomad family that has been raising cows, sheep and horses for a living. Unlike bigger campsites with numerous yurts built for attracting more tourists, enjoy a more private and intimate experience at this accommodation. Like other yurt camps, the way to reaching the scenic views is by means of hiking and horseback riding. Horseback riding costs USD 15 while a guide with a horse will cost you USD 25.

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At-Bashi , Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan
150.1 km (93.3 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
11 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 12 Beds 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Host:
from the scenic environment the delicious foods the welcoming hosts to the animals
Location:
the location is simply breathtaking and best of all you are the only tourist for miles around
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8. Yurt lodge with a beautiful flower garden (from USD 36)

A more modern set-up, several yurts are built surrounding a beautiful garden view. Although not as authentic as the yurts built by nomads themselves, this setting is sure to offer a safer and restful time with a wide range of amenities for visitors’ basic needs. With a restaurant and room-service, experience a comfortable, hotel-like service at Karakol Yurt Lodge. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast made by the best chefs in town.

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Karakol Yurt Lodge & Homestay

9.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: No. 79 Jusaeva Street
93.51 km (58.2 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"

Parking Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Babysitting/child services

9. Tented camp near Song Kol Lake (from USD 30)

The view of the lake with its seemingly endless horizon is an amazing sight you’ll experience at Yurt Camp Azamat. A 10-minute walk from the luxury yurt in Kyrgyzstan, Song Kol Lake is a wonder in its own right. For a quicker alternative, go horseback riding to Song Kol Lake and enjoy a good ride by the shore when you get there. The wooden bed may not be very comfortable, but you shouldn’t be staying in when you can experience the great views outside. They have a football field, heated showers, a sauna experience with a view of the mountains, and many more. They are also constantly looking for ways to improve their service.

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Yurt Camp Azamat at Song Kol Lake

Address: Song Kol Tuz Ashuu Yurts
184.9 km (114.9 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

10. Isolated yurt camp with free WiFi (from USD 49)

A night full of stars and a morning surrounded by beach and mountain views await you at Sonun, a yurt camp located at Bokonbayevo, Kyrgyzstan. The yurt is comfortable - extra layers of blankets and a heater are provided to protect you from the cold. The hosts are incredibly accommodating and serve a really good dinner for you and your family. To improve on their service, WiFi has been made available in the campsite.

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Yurt camp Sonun

9.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: A363
26.81 km (16.7 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Free parking

11. Ak-Tengir Yurt Resort, Tosor (from USD 120)

If you want to experience luxury camping at its finest, you must book a yurt at Ak-Tengir Yurt Resort. The lavish interiors are beautifully decorated with vibrant colors and carry a bohemian vibe to them. Along with comfy bedding, some of the yurts also have a flat-screen TV for indoor entertainment and a full kitchen where you can prepare meals.

Situated on the southern shores of the mountain lake, Issyk-Kul, this resort not only lets you have a taste of the nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan but also provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as trekking, climbing, rafting & kayaking, skiing, and horse riding.

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Ak-Tengir Yurt Resort

Wifi Available

Address: A363
5.47 km (3.4 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"

Parking Pets allowed Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

12. Luxurious yurt with underfloor heating

Located close to town and nature, enjoy the scenic views of mountains at the Ski Base, 15 km (9.3 mi) away from this yurt camp. The town is close enough and can be reached within 15 to 20 minutes on foot. The yurts are beautifully made, and they can accommodate up to five guests. Outside is a garden of flowers to greet you as you get up in the morning. The yurts may be made using wooden material, but their underfloor heating will keep you warm and cosy even if you visit during winter.

Stayed at this property?
Karakol, Ysyk Kol Province, Kyrgyzstan
90.96 km (56.6 mi) from Fairytale canyon "Skazka"
5 reviews  
Shared room in yurt 5 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
they are great hosts that can help plan a week or let you do what you want
Location:
great place to stay in karakol
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Hidden nature gems

Glamping in the dunes
Source: Unsplash

They may seem like ordinary, humungous tents on the outside, but these dwellings are considered homes to ancient nomads and like any other family, they make sure that their homes are well-decorated and as lovely as can be. Herding being their primary livelihood, these camps are usually located in remote areas where you get to find and appreciate hidden nature gems such as lakes and mountain sceneries. The lifestyle of the hosts, genuine hospitality, and amazing local food are long-standing qualities that make the experience unique. Enjoy your stay in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan and make the most of your vacation in this beautiful country.

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