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The yurt camp Aidar is located 10 km from the western bank of the Aidarkul lake. The desert area is beautiful and secluded, beach and lake seems like a paradise, water is very clean and warm even though quite far away (15-minute car ride). The Aidarkul lake is slightly salty, very clean and is nice to swim in, very refreshing. And the fact that there is usually no one around quite impress.
The camp has 11 yurts (optimal number, not too much not too small), decorated with hand made carpets and sherdaks (felt rugs) of local craftsmen. Coloured patterns and chandeliers create unusual and festive atmosphere in yurts. Yurt camp is also equipped with fixed toilets, shower cubicles and a 'common area' yurt, where tourists can taste various dishes. Amenities of the camp Aidar include electricity. The toilets and showers are more than reasonable considering that you are in the desert. Yurts are set up around a large fire and the owners house and eating area.
Food is good and they can offer you to taste a fish caught in the lake. There is extra food/drinks available there if you need for a reasonable price.
Do not miss to take a camel ride (5 USD each) which lasts 60-90 minutes and takes you around the local village and desert sites.
The lady running the camp speaks excellent English, the others not so but you can gesticulate and it gets by!
Tourists can spend their evening near the hospitable campfire to the songs of local akyns (folk singers) in calm and quite atmosphere of desert, admiring bright stars and Milky Way in the night sky. For dinner we offer national dish, Beshbarmak, or any other national dish at the wish of tourists, different salads, fruits and oriental sweets.
The only problem with all the yurt camps in Uzbekistan that if there are large groups coming expect to have a noisy night, as locals like to set discos that run well into the night. Unlike in Europe where all campsites usually have the rule to be quiet after 10pm, there is nothing like that here.
Aidar yurt camp is another must for those travelling to Uzbekistan. A small camp of 10 yurts set 15-20 min ride from Aydarkul lake. Good location, decent facilities, tasty food, camel rides, national music performance, desert views, night sky and much more. Truly unforgettable experience
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The price includes:
- Camel back riding (10 min.);
- Full board;
- Accommodation in yurts;
- Entrance ticket fees to the Chashma Complex in Nurata.