Nuratau Homestay extended with Yurt Camp near Aydarkul Lake

Code: NUR4D

Nuratau homestay Tour Description

This four days trip starting from Samarkand and ending in Bukhara welcomes you todiscover the mountain and desert landscapes of Uzbekistan along with its overwhelmingly hospitable rural people living in th e 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 touris also complementedwith 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 Samarkand or Bukhara - Nuratau Mountains- Yurt Camp- lake Aydarkul - Nurata - Bukhara or Samarkand
DEPARTURE TIME After breakfast depart to Nuratau at 8:30
Accommodation: 2 nights homestay, 1 night Yurt camp
3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
1 day mountain escort guide service
Sealed mineral water during the hike
Camel riding around the Yurt camp (30 min) and performance of local music around the fire(1 hour)
Entrance tickets in Nurata city
Transport: Samarkand or Bukhara - Nuratau Mountains- Yurt Camp- lake Aydarkul - Nurata - Bukhara or Samarkand
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Please note that above trip suggestion can be tailored to your individual needs.
pdf-file-downloadHomestay in Nuratau 4 days combined with Yurt Camp Aydarkul


Day 1: Samarkand or Bukhara - Nuratau Mountains

  • Departure from Samarkand at 9:00 AM to Hayat village in the Nuratau Mountains. (220 km/4 hours)
  • 13:00 Arrive in Hayat and settle in the homestay
  • 14:30 – 16:30 Walking around the village See: - breeding enclosure of wild endangered sheep - ruins of an old village
  • 16:30-18:00 Watch or participate in traditional meal cooking or just relax
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • Overnight stay in the homestay


Day 2 Nuratau Mountains

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Guided hike via Ukhum to Asraf village (12km/ 4 hours) See: - the plains of Kyzyl-Kum steppe from the top of Karul mount- ruins of ‘Deh’ fortress
  • 13:00 Arrive in Asraf village and settle in the homestay
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Walk around the village and get to know the daily livelihood activities of the people
  • 16:30 -18:00 Free time in the homestay
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • Overnight stay in the homestay


Day 3 Nuratau Mountains - Yurt Camp

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Depart from Nuratau Mountains to Kyzyl-Kum desert (130km/2 hours)
  • 11:30 Transfer by car to the lake Aydarkul
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Swimming or walking around the lake
  • 13:00 Picnic and free time around the lake
  • 15:00 Transfer to Yurt Camp
  • 15:30-17:00 Walk around the Yurt to see the desert landscape
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Camel riding
  • 18:00 Diner
  • 20:00 Performance of local music around the fire
  • Overnight stay in the Yurt camp


Day 4 Nuratau Mountains - Bukhara or Samarkand

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Depart from Nuratau Mountains via Nurata to Bukhara
  • 11:00 Stopover in Nurata and see the ruins of Alexander the Greats fortress, local Suzani workshop and Chashma Mosque
  • 12:00 Continue to Bukhara or Samarkand
  • 15:00 Arrive to Bukhara or Samarkand

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