Tours to Uzbekistan

Tours to Uzbekistan

Yourt Camp

The mountains and villages of oasis

Tour summary:

This tour is dedicated to explore rural life of local people who still keep old local traditions combined with hiking through beautiful landscapes.

Tour itinerary:
Day 1: Tashkent - Hayat

Arrival to Tashkent, a short excursion along the capital of the country.

Khast Imam complex famous with it`s original manuscript of Saint Coran, Chorsu bazar, after lunch drive to Hayat village 270 km. Accomodation to the guesthouse.

Dinner. Homestay overnight.

Day 2: Hayat - Uhum

Breakfast. Hayat is a village near national reserve park, the home to various wild animals: lynx, mountain sheep, wild goats etc. Hayat is a typical village with houses with flat roofs. Flower gardens, and various trees such as walnut, apricot and mulberry trees decorate the village and the surrounding mountains we discover. Picnic. We leave for the village Uhum located in the chain of Nuratinskiy Mountains. We take the time to discover this beautiful traditional village.

Dinner. Homestay overnight.

Day 3: Uhum - Sentyab

Breakfast. We leave for the village (7 km) Sentyab, we can explore the lifestyle of mountain villagers. Lunch.

We go for a walk around the village (1h30 walk). We go up the river Sentab Soy flowing through the canyon to see many rock paintings which the oldest dates back over 900 years. We`ll walk through the mountains surrounding the canyon where we can observe wild horses, eagles and partridges.

Dinner. Homestay overnight.

Day 4: Sentyab – Fazilman lake – Gorge of Shepherd

Breakfast. We start to walk through beautiful gardens to the Fazilman Valley (1640m), a large valley surrounded by mountains. During operation, we visit the cave petroglyphs and stone kurgans. Then we reach the small lake Fazilman, covered with reeds. We set up camp in the place called Gorge of the shepherd, beautiful green gorge near the Fazilman. Picnic lunch. Free time in the afternoon. For those who wish, we leave for the ascent of Mount Fazilman at an altitude of 1833m (2h extra walk). Dinner at the camp. Night in tents.

Day 5: Gorge of Shepherd - Sob - Aydarkul SafariCamp

Breakfast. Climb (2h at 2:30 walk) to the pass (2035m) and descent to the village Sob (2h30 to 3 hours walking) where our transport is waiting for us. Road to the safari camp Aydarkul to install yurts. Walking at the lake and swimming.

Dinner and overnight at the yurts.

Day 6: Aydarkul - Nurota – Gijduvan - Bukhara 230 km

Breakfast. Drive to Bukhara on the road we `ll visit architectural complex Chashma that includes the ruins of fortress of Alexandre the Great, and workshop of potters in Gijdouvan. Accomodation to the hotel.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 7: Bukhara


The visit of sights around the city:

  • Ismail Samanid’s mausoleum the most ancient historical building of Bukhara X –century
  • Chashma Ayub mausoleum with the museum of water’s history of region.
  • Bolo khauz mosque famous as a mosque of emirs “ title of governors”
  • Ark fortress residence of emirs
  • Kalon mosque and minaret the highest in Bukhara 48 m.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 8: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Ayakchi


Drive to Shakhrisabz native city of Great Timur.

  • Akaray palace a summer residence of Great Timur
  • Dorut – Tilovat complex
  • Dorus – Siadat complex with empty grave of Timur

Drive to Ayakchi village.

Dinner. Overnight in homestay.

Day 9: Ayakchi - Albastykul - Sholipoya

Breakfast. From the village (650) we will hike towards the lake Albastykul (1150 m) 6 hours walking. We continue by the Tchakatache small pass (1250m) to the upper reaches of the river Ayaktchidarya. Arrival to Cholipoya (1200m). We moved the camp. Dinner at camp. Night in tents.

Day 10: Sholipoya – Tersak Village

We go to the direction of another village Tersak, 7 hours walking. We cross the pass Chimbay (1750m) through the valley, then down to the village Tersak (1245m). Accomodation to the house of local French language teacher.

Dinner. Homestay overnight.

Day 11: Tersak – Saint David Cave – Samarkand 70 km

From the village we drive to the pilgrimage site for Muslims, Jews and Christians in the mountains, you climb 1300 steps to visit the cave of St. David. Drive to Samarkand.

Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 12: Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast. The sightseeings of Samarkand.

  • Reghistan square
  • Gur-Emir mausoleum
  • Bibikhanum mosque
  • Local bazaar

Transfer to the railway station to take a train to Tashkent.

Dinner. Final banquet. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 13: Tachkent - Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight back.

The price includes:
  • Transport services (long-distance and from the airport to hotel, hotel to the airport)
  • Booking and placing in hotels.
  • A food (a breakfast)
  • Lunches: days-2,3, 4, 5, 9, 10
  • Dinners: days - 1,2,3,4,5,9,10
  • Services of the guide-translator in English
  • Entrance tickets in historical monuments.
  • Samarkand-Tashkent train tickets
  • Final banquet at the end of tour
The price doesn`t include:
  • Air tickets (- Tashkent –). (Tashkent-Urgench air tickets 100$)
  • Additional services in hotels.
  • Cost of a photo and video shootings.
  • Insurance.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Tips.