Its one of few yurt camps working in winter. Our yurt warmed before we arrived using a coal stove and electric heater. Diner was homemade. Breakfast tasty. Hot water and shower is available in main house.
When I was asked my my friends I was travelling with if I wanted to stay in a yurt for a night , I was a bit sceptical. But I am happy to say, it was wonderful! Our yurt was cozy and clean with a unobstructed view of the lake. The beds were warm and comfy, with two quilts on each which was plenty warm. The staff were very welcoming . There are western toilets, which is not always a given, and hot showers. There is a 300 som deposit of the towels, but the staff didn’t worry about it with us. An amazing dinner and breakfast, sitting in the floor in a big dining yurt, communal style with other travellers. It was lots of fun to chat with 2 Canadian girls and a Swiss guy who gave me chocolate! Always good. The only drawback was the wifi was a bit sporadic, but who cares, when you’re in a yurt.!…
Most probably one of those things you have to do. Very basic. Toilets (western type) and showers were clean and functional. Some of the yurts smelt a bit musty, but thats most probably par for the course. the "bar" is very limited, the meals are served at a specific time and its "all in" Great to hear all the different languages together. Beds are a bit average and our yurt did not lock. With normal travel precautions, that was not an issue for us. Overall a bit of fun
This was an amazing way to round out our trip and just RELAX!! We felt like we could have been at a beach bungalow spot in Baja California, but with yurts and a lake. Beautiful mystically arid view of the mountains; barefoot sand walking from yurt to lakeside; 100 сом Kazakh beers; welcoming and positive young staff; comfy stone toilet stalls; beautiful starry sky and soft Christmas light lit path to yurts. The food has been adapted for the western palette, as all dishes are made with less oil. Two caveats: be careful of the sharp rocks while swimming at the beach, and there is no wi-fi, so get a SIM card. Come experience it for yourself.
My friend and I stayed in a yurt here for three nights last week. The location is great, right next to the beach, and the lake is incredible for swimming in. The yurt itself was very cool to sleep in. Ours didn't have electricity which actually enhanced the experience (some do have electricity and you can charge your phone at the main camp). The meals were really good though did vary each evening so may not always be to taste (our first meal was my favourite) though there is always salad, bread and ice cream/sweets to go with the mains/starters. The camp was really well done with a bar area, hot showers, toilets and helpful friendly staff. Easy to arrange trips elsewhere or just to stay by the lake enjoying the peace and quiet. Would definitely recommend.