Kyrgyz Cultural
Experience & Family Dinner

Share a traditional Kyrgyz meal together in a yurt!

Become part of a Kyrgyz family in this cultural and culinary experience. You’ll not only enjoy home-cooked Kyrgyz food and learn how to make boorsok (a local fried bread), but you’ll also have the opportunity to dine with the family in a traditional yurt similar to what Kyrgyz nomads have used for millennia. During dinner, your Kyrgyz family will share legends and stories about Kyrgyz culture, as well as teach you about traditional music and songs.

Tour Highlights

  • Taste at least 5 kinds of home-cooked Kyrgyz dishes in a traditional yurt.
  • Experience authentic Kyrgyz culture, including traditional music and learning how to make your own boorsok fried bread
  • Interact with a local family to learn the stories behind the culture and cuisine. Understand the blend of tradition and modernity in Kyrgyz life today.

*If you or anyone in a group has any dietary restrictions or food allergies, we'll try our best to accommodate them, within reason. If we see that we can't accommodate your particular needs we'll let you know as soon as possible so you can make other arrangements. Traditionally, most Kyrgyz dishes will contain meat (usually lamb or beef). However, vegetarian/vegan dishes can be made available.

Kyrgyz Cultural Experience and Family Dinner

2.5 Hours  | from 1,200 KGS

per person

Note for individual travelers: All our tours require to have a minimum group of people. The Karakol Visitor Center team will do its best to assemble a group of other interested participants in order to guarantee your departure.

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Tour Details


Daily, upon request. Please book minimum 1 day in advance.

Start Time

18:00 PM


2.5 hours

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Minimum Group Size

5 (or upon special request)

Meeting Point

Happy Nomads Yurt Camp

Price Includes:

- All food and non-alcoholic drinks (e.g., tea, water)
- "Boorsok" demonstration
- Cultural performance

Not Included in Price:

Alcoholic beverages


Additional Information

Get ready for a truly authentic experience of dining with a local Kyrgyz family! This 2.5 hour cultural and culinary tour is both fun and delicious! Arrive at your hosts place, and get a warm welcome as they greet you with famous traditional Kyrgyz hospitality. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner in the comfort of a yurt (traditional nomadic home) and around the table enjoy an opportunity to discuss Kyrgyz culture and daily life with your English speaking host.

Whether you’re a culture-curious traveler who has just arrived in Karakol or you’ve spent some time trekking in the nearby mountains, this Kyrgyz family dinner will leave you with great memories of Kyrgyz hospitality and nomadic culture.

Tour Location and Meeting Point

Happy Nomads Yurt Camp, Intersection of Toktogul/Elebaev Streets