An instructional cd will be sent out with your yurt. For a novice it could take a day but for someone with minimal experience with building and construction it will take 4-5 hrs to complete with 3-4 people helping.
The yurt components are protected by crates which may be removed from the truck by a forklift you provide or disassembled with a cordless screwdriver. Once the crate is disassembled, the yurt components can be removed piece by piece. It is helpful to have at least two people and a couple of cordless screwdrivers available during this process.