Welcome to Happy Nomads Yurt Camp & Hostel in Karakol!
Have breakfast at
wooden dining room!
Wooden yurt with great view to
the garden and yurts!
Feel Kyrgyz Hospitality
with English-German speaking Kyrgyz family!
Kyrgyz family of 3 generations.
Stay in traditional Kyrgyz Yurt with modern comforts!
Stay in traditional Kyrgyz Yurt with modern comforts!
Have a great breakfast!
homemade jams, everything fresh
Clean bathroom with hot water
good water pressure, western toilets
Free Fast WiFi
even in the yurt (40 Mbit/fiber optic)
delicious with homemade jams
Great Sleep Quality
really comfortable beds
Shower with high pressure
Hot water always available
on what to do & what to see in Karakol area, Purchase trekking maps
Plenty of space
Do your laundry
you need it after treks
Order Kyrgyz Dinner
Prepared on fire, several options
We accept Visa, MasterCard
We speak English
(all of us) + father speaks German
We know the area, hiked to Ala-Kul lake, been to Altyn-Arashan. Can help you with advice and planning
We can help to organize your trip
Horsetrekking, Paragliding, calling taxi, recommending places
Welcome to Happy Nomads Yurt Camp & Hostel, a unique place to stay in traditional yurts with modern comforts. Our camp & hostel is run by a Kyrgyz, Russian, English, German-speaking family who loves guests and will let you feel Kyrgyz hospitality. We offer bed and breakfast and traditional Kyrgyz family dinner prepared over a fire.
Yurt Camp: Our yurt camp is the perfect place to experience traditional Kyrgyz culture. We have 3 Kyrgyz yurts and can host up to 5 guests in each yurt, for a total of 15 guests in the camp. The yurts function only in summer (April 1 - September 30). Each yurt comes equipped with electricity, comfortable beds, blankets, sheets with towels, and shared showers and toilets that are always clean with hot water.
Location: We are located in a picturesque, quiet, and cozy place in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan just 2 km from downtown, with a great view of the mountains. You can reach downtown on foot in 15-20 minutes. Nearby attractions include hiking trails, Jeti Oguz, and Altyn Arashan.
Our family is here to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We can help you organize your trip by calling taxi drivers or serving as a guide in Karakol, Jeti Oguz, and Altyn Arashan. The camp was opened in March 2014, and we are proud to welcome guests from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Happy Nomads Yurt Camp & Hostel!
At Happy Nomads Yurt Camp & Hostel, our team is more than just a group of employees. We are a family, and we love welcoming guests into our home. When you stay with us, you'll be treated not like a customer or tourist, but like an honored guest.
In addition to speaking Kyrgyz and Russian, we also speak English and German. Let us introduce you to our team:
Temirbek - Father and German language teacher. In addition to his work at Happy Nomads, Temirbek also works on educational projects for USAID.
Saltanat - Mother and English language teacher at a local school. She also works for a local NGO.
Tynch - Son, co-owner, and co-manager. Tynch is an experienced manager with a wide range of accomplishments in both nonprofit and for-profit settings. He's committed to improving Kyrgyz society, particularly through expanding IT use and developing tourism. Tynch studied at Graceland University in Iowa, USA from 2007-2008 and had a 4 months practicum in Washington DC He also runs an IT academy and has helped more than 120 students learn Front-End programming. Here is the link to his Linkedin
Altynai - Daughter-in-law, co-owner, and manager. Altynai is an expert at cooking delicious Kyrgyz food and preparing breakfast for our guests. People absolutely love her meals! In her free time, Altynai enjoys reading books and listening to music.
Akbarchyn - Daughter of Tynch and Altynai. Born in 2013, Akbarchyn currently speaks Kyrgyz and Russian and is learning English and Turkish. She loves to read books like Harry Potter, paint, and play games like Minecraft and Roblox on her laptop. Her name means "Baby White Eagle" in Kyrgyz.
Baitoro - Son of Tynch and Altynai. Born in 2016, Baitoro currently speaks Kyrgyz and Russian. He enjoys playing games like Minecraft and Roblox on his tablet. His name means "Rich Gentleman" or "Nobleman" in Kyrgyz.
Akdeniz - Daughter of Tynch and Altynai. Born in January 2022, Akdeniz is currently learning to walk. Her name means "The White Sea," which is what the Mediterranean Sea is called in Turkish.
Dana, New Zealand
Review from our guest Dana
Loved our stay! Awesome place to stay in an authentic yurt! Tynch and his family were incredibly welcoming and very helpful from calling taxis for us to giving us trip ideas. Tynch and his mother have excellent English and we had many interesting conversations. His father speaks fluent German too. Their home cooked meals were a real treat and gave us a good taste of Kyrgyz life. To top things off the flower garden surrounding the yurts was absolutely beautiful.
If you go to Karakol and are looking for traditional and comfortable accommodation then this place is a must! If you are looking for five stars western accommodation then it's probably best to look elsewhere but it would be a real shame to not stay at Happy Nomads Yurt Camp.
The hospitality was above and beyond what we expected.