The Uighur Lagman Experience


Learn how to make lagman, a traditional ethnic Uighur dish made of hand-pulled noodles in a local home. Not only will you have an opportunity to pull and stretch your own noodles, but you’ll also enjoy your own noodles in a home-cooked lagma,  served together with samsa and salads for a full Uighur meal. 

Along the way you’ll learn from Gulya, your host and lagman expert, about Uighur cuisine, history, culture and everyday life.


Tour highlights:


- Make your own hand-pulled lagman noodles…and try not to laugh.

- Enjoy a home-cooked Uighur meal of lagman, samsa (dumplings), salads and dessert in a family home. 

Learn about Uighur cuisine, culture and life today from your local host and guide.


Location: Karakol town 

Duration:  1, 5 hours

Departure/Return: Destination Karakol Visitor Center, 22 Gagarin Street, Karakol 

TimeUpon request 



Price includes: 

- Lagman noodle demonstration 

Food and tea

Local guide and English-speaking interpreter


NOT included in the price:  

Sodas and alcoholic beverages




Vegetarian alternatives are available upon request. Inform us in advance (upon booking request) if you or anyone in your group has any food allergies. 



Additional Background:


One of the things that makes Karakol unique: it’s a crossroads of ethnicities, cultures and cuisines. In this tour, you’ll learn about and taste lagman, a Uighur dish whose roots trace back to western China. After a hands-on experience of stretching and working your own hand-pulled noodles, you’ll taste the results of your efforts in a homemade Uighur meal of lagman, samsa and salads.


Even if you’ve tried lagman in restaurants, this tour is still for you. Nothing beats Gulya’s homemade version!


Included services:
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: No transportation
Maximum number of guests: 10