Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

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Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

Postby ameet1983 » Mon May 27, 2019 10:09 pm

Hello all,

I'm super excited to be heading to Uzbekistan in October with my girlfriend, and was just wondering if anyone had recently had a good time in one of the yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert. I know the review by the site owner here and in the lonely planet seems good, but when I read the reviews on google and especially tripadvisor the majority were so bad for all three camps - Sputnik Yurt Camp, Aidar Yurt Camp and Qizilqum (Kizilkum) Safari Yurt Camp, and it makes them seem like just tourist holes with terrible service and poor quality food and an an unpleasant experience.

I love the idea of being off the beaten track and will try a homestay in Nurata mountains for a couple of days but just wondering whether to add a night on for the yurt camps and a one day camel trek.

Any help or advice would be so gladly welcome.

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Re: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

Postby steven » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:16 am

Sorry, I just saw this: for your purposes - don't go. The homestays are great for independent travelers, although big tour groups also visit them these days, but the yurt stays are really geared towards the tour groups, and as an independent traveler, you will feel as a fish out of water.

I will try to make it more clear on the Kyzylkum page.
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Re: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

Postby jacob857 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:15 pm

Going to the yurt camps middle September, is it recommended to have a sleeping bag with you, or it should be warm enough inside the tents?
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Re: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

Postby steven » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:42 am

They have blankets should you get cold. It's properly organised, most people coming are not backpackers.
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