Bukhara - Nuratau - Yurt Camp

4 days 3 nights

Tour Description

This four days trip starting from Samarkand and ending in Bukhara welcomes you to discover the mountain and desert landscapes of Uzbekistan along with its overwhelmingly hospitable rural people living in the remote Nuratau Mountain villages. You will be staying with the mountain farmers in homestays where there is a great opportunity to interact with locals and learn about their culture, traditions and daily life. You will also have a chance to see some local sites during the day’s hike on the second day of the tour. The tour is also complemented with an overnight stay in a desert yurt camp, camel riding and visit to the Lake Aydarkul. In Nurata city, we stop to see Alexander the Greats fortress ruins, local Suzani workshop, and Cahshma Mosque.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bukhara - Nurata- Nuratau Mountains Yurt Camp - Samarkand
Best travel time: From April to November
Group size: Max - not limited. Min - 1 person
Accommodation: 2 nights homestay, 1 night in Yurt Camp
3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Entrance tickets in Nurata city
Transport: Bukhara->Nurataг Mountians->Yurt Camp->Samarkand
1 day mountain escort guide service
Sealed mineral water during the hike
Camel riding around the Yurt camp (20 min) and performance of local music around the fire(1 hour)
Tips or other expenses
Photo, video fees in the monuments and museums
Tour details with the prices:
pdf-file-downloadBukhara - Nuratau Mountains 3 days tour
Sightseeing Highlights
World famous ceramic workshop in Gijduvan
Ancient caravan Serail - Rabati Malik
Flora and Fauna in Kyzyl Kum Desert
Remains of Alexander the Great's fortress


Day 1 Bukhara - Nurata - Nuratau Mountains

Meet at your hotel in Bukhara. On the way visit the world famous Gijduvan ceramics Museum and Narzullaev’s ceramic workshop. We will stop to see the ruins of Rabati Malik (one of most ancient caravanserai in Central Asia) which was built from 1068 to 1080 A.D. to serve as caravanserai on the Great Silk Road. Arrive in Hayat and settle in the homestay. Dinner. Overnight stay in the homestay


Day 2 Nuratau Mountains

Breakfast. Guided hike via Ukhum to Hayat village (12km/ 4 hours). See the plains of Kyzyl-Kum steppe from the top of Karul mount ruins of ‘Deh’ fortress. Arrive in Hayat village and settle in the homestay. Lunch. Walk around the village and get to know the daily livelihood activities of the people. Free time in the homestay. Dinner. Overnight stay in the homestay.


Day 3 Nuratau Mountains - Samarkand

Breakfast. We drive to the old oasis of Nur, modern city Nurata. Nurata is located between Bukhara and Samarkand and it serves as the connecting hub between these destinations. The city was taken over by Alexander the Great in 4th century B.C. and became the fortified town to his North West part of his empire. We will visit the ruins of this fortified wall. Also as the name “Nur Ata” means “Father of the Ray” the town contains the holy spring – “Chashma” with the mosque and other structures. After the visit we have lunch at local chayhana (tea house) and continue to Samarkand.

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