Kyrgyz Ethnic Dinner In A Yurt

Share a traditional Kyrgyz meal together in a yurt!

Become a member of a Kyrgyz family for a 2.5 hour cultural and culinary adventure! You will enjoy homemade meals of national cuisine and learn how to prepare popular Kyrgyz dessert koolongon talkan - made in the centuries-old traditions of Kyrgyz cuisine. Dinner is held with the family in a traditional nomad yurt, which has been an integral part of the Kyrgyz lifestyle for thousands of years. Throughout dinner, family members will share their stories and teach you how to play local games such as chuko and besh tash. Save room to sample national drinks maksym, chalap, bozo; each of which is typically served in its own season. Immerse yourself in the culture of our people and learn more about the traditions, history     , and cuisine of the incredible country of Kyrgyzstan.

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 Ethnic Dinner In A Yurt

2.5-3 Hours  | from 1,600 KGS

per person

Baitor Hotel

This tour is offered by Baitor Guesthouse Karakol. As a member of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

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


Available daily, by prior reservation 2 days in advance.

Start Time

Any convenient time for your group


2.5 - 3 hours

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Any weather

Minimum Group Size

From 5 people

Meeting Point

Any location convenient for your group in Karakol

Price Includes:

  • Meals and soft drinks (tea, water)
  • Cultural performance (national games, cooking master class, dessert)

Not Included in Price:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transportation
  • Guide services

*Transportation and guide services can be organized upon request for an additional price:

    • English speaking guide - 500 KGS

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 host Nargiza.

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

Baitor Guesthouse, Ippodromnaya Street