• Houses
  • Kitchen
  • Mountain view
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace

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Located in Grigor'yevka, Bel-Zhan Yurt Lodge provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking, as well as access to a sauna. The accommodation features a sauna. There is also a kitchen equipped with kitchenware. A continental, Asian or vegetarian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. At the holiday home you will find a restaurant serving local cuisine. Bel-Zhan Yurt Lodge offers a sun terrace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation, while cycling and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby. The nearest airport is Issyk-Kul International Airport, 66 km from Bel-Zhan Yurt Lodge.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Asian

Free private parking available on-site

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Travel Sustainable Level 3
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  • Wynand
    This is an absolute gem on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kol. The yurts are amazing and the hosts make sure that it is warm and comfortable enough for a good night's sleep. It is in an excellent location and the garden that it is set in makes your stay...
  • Dorien
    Traditional yurt but with all modern comfort. Very pitoresk and with enough privacy. Very cozy + clean hot shower and toilets. AMAZING dinner and breakfast. Perfect location to explore the 2 gorges!
  • Philippe
    The real traditional Yurts with good beds to sleep like babies, the banya to try at least once, the excellent food, the recycling and ecological approach and the family-like atmosphere of the Dutch (and therefore English-speaking, a rarity in this...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Jacobiene

Company review score: 10Based on 117 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

I am a Dutch citizen and have been visiting Kyrgyzstan for over 25 years. For my work as consultant for a Dutch engineering company, I drafted a strategy for sustainable development for the Issyk-Kul region and the village of Grigorievka. After that, I decided to execute a part of the strategy myself, in partnership with local NGOs and local people. We focus on sustainable tourism and fruit processing. Both can add substantial value to the present level of income. I like to support the villagers in developing their livelihood in a sustainable way, using environmental friendly materials and technologies and doing community based business.

Property information

Bel-Zhan offers the adventurer and nature lover a unique experience. Stay overnight in a comfortable, furnished yurt, a tower with a view of the Tien Shan mountains or a log cabin which is situated in the stylish area of the lodge. The lodge has showers and toilets and a large lounge area with outdoor kitchen, where guests can enjoy local products, fresh bread, herb tea or fruit juice .Bel-Zhan is a social enterprise and contributes to local economy. We offer work and an income to the villagers and buy their local products. We want to overcome poverty and at the same time keep the unique nature reserve Issyk-Kul for future generations. The profit made from this enterprise will be invested in education. Bel-Zhan was designed by two Dutch landscape architects, who brought 30 volunteers to build the first part of the lodge. The territory and facilities - outdoor kitchen, shower- and toilet building, Gidus Tower and Dirks Cottage - are designed to fit in the landscape and built with natural materials like Chon-Aksu riverstone and Tien-Shan wood. The lodge is designed to have private space, but also lots of options to meet other guests.

Neighbourhood information

Our yurt lodge is situated in the middle of Grigorievka village. We offer breakfast and dinner at the neighbours, if you like. This way you get acquainted with the local culture. Near Grigorievka you can make one, two, three or four day hikes in the mountains, go on a mushroom-picking excursion, visit silent beaches of the Issyk-Kul Lake, buy trout at the local fish farmer (and roast it at our fire place), visit the hot springs or take a day trip to the market, petroglyphes or historical museum in Cholpon-Ata. Bel-Zhan is a perfect base to explore the north coast of the Issyk-Kul mountain lake. But you can also just relax in a hammock in the garden between the apple trees. In summer you are free to pick any fruits that grow in the garden: cherries, apricots, raspberries, and prunes.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • The village's neighbors serve their favorite dishes at their homes
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options

Facilities of Bel-Zhan Yurt Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Linen
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool bar
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Yoga classes
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot spring bath
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Horse riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
Outdoor & View
  • View
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Minimarket on site
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Turkish

House rules

Bel-Zhan Yurt Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 22:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


From 00:00 to 13:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 4 years
Extra bed upon request
US$12 per child, per night
Cot upon request
5+ years
Extra bed upon request
US$12 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Bel-Zhan Yurt Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Tue 25 May 2021 until Sun 20 Jun 2021