Nuratau Mountains and Kyzyl-Kum desert of Uzbekistan are great destinations for ecotourism activities such as mountain hiking, horse riding and camel riding tours. Apart from tours we offer, you can also enjoy staying with the local family in a mountain homestay or in the nomads Yurt in the desert Yurt camp. All our activities give you a chance to get to know the daily livelihood and land use activities of the local people.
Nuratau Mountains and the Kyzyl-Kum desert of Uzbekistan are great destinations for hiking, horse riding, and camel riding tours. Apart from the tours we offer, you can also enjoy staying with the local family in a mountain homestay or in the nomad’s Yurt in the desert Yurt camp. All our activities give you a chance to get to know the daily livelihood and land use activities of the local people.
Ride on the camel, walk around the dunes and stay in the traditionally decorated Kazakh Yurts in the Yurt camp located in the Kyzyl-Kum desert. During your Yurt camp stay, try delicious traditional Kazakh dishes and get to know the lifestyle of the local population when you wander around the village nearby. The Yurt camp is a starting point for camel riding tours in the Kyzyl-Kum desert. On request, we can arrange one day and several day camel trekking through Kyzil-Kum desert with our Bactrian (two-humped camels) camels. You can also ride on the camel or drive to lake Aydarkul (11 km) to swim or just walk along the lakeshores.
Short hikes can be undertaken from the homestay into the mountains to visit waterfalls, petroglyphs, ancient ruins or simply to enjoy the flora and fauna and the stunning views. For compassionate hikers, we offer a whole day and several day hikes from village to village. The hiking trails in the Nuratau Mountains are not sign marked so we advise you to be accompanied by a qualified mountain escort guide during long hikes. We can tailor the individual program to meet your special needs If our standard hiking programs are not suitable to your schedule, interest, or physical fitness.
Explore authentic villages and picturesque valleys of the Nuratau Mountains on horseback and stay in a rustic mountain homestay. We offer several day horse riding programs from village to village starting from Asraf and ending in Sentob. Alternatively, you can just hire a horse from the local people and take the route of your own to discover Nuratau Mountains, the vast Kyzil-Kum plains, and the lake Aydarkul. As mountain trails are not sign marked, we advise you to hire a mountain guide for longer trips. We can tailor a special horse riding program for you if our standard trips do not suit your schedule, physical fitness or interests.