“Wonderful Kyrgyz hospitality, stunning location”

posted Oct 19, 2014, 9:19 AM by Tynchtykbek Zhanadylov   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 9:35 PM ]
I have no words to describe how absolutely amazing this place is! I stayed here for a week while doing some work in Karakol, and it was so hard to leave! The location is gorgeous - the backyard just outside the compound is a huge apple orchard running up to huge, snow-capped mountains. The yurts are super comfortable (heated floors and wifi in a yurt, what more could you possibly want?), and the garden and topchan are lovely for hanging out and chatting. And the breakfast is incredible - I looked forward to each morning to get to eat all the tasty things that were on offer. By far the best thing about this place, though, is the family - Tynch, Altinai, Sultanat, Temirbek, and adorable baby Akbarchyn made my stay absolutely spectacular. They are an incredibly kind, welcoming, generous family and getting to sit, drink tea, and talk with them about Kyrgyz culture, history, and politics was the highlight of my whole week. They even humored me by speaking Russian with me the whole week, although they all speak excellent English. So in sum, I can't recommend this place highly enough. If you're looking for amazing Kyrgyz hospitality in a gorgeous location, then look no further.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
  • Lillian, USA