Hiking tour around Uhum – 2 days

Hiking tour around Uhum two days trip to Uzbek countryside gives you great chance to get to know the daily livelihood activities of people living in a remote village of Nuratau Mountains range. You can watch or participate in the preparation of traditional meals from home produced vegetables during your stay with local a family. Your host will take you to a short hike to the mountains to explore surrounding area of the village.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Uzbek country side and Nuratau Mountains
  • Experience rural homestay
  • Get to know the preparation of Central Asian main dish Plov

Best time: March – end of June, September-November

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara –Uhum village
Arrive in Uhum village and settle in local homestay.
Walk around to get to know the village and people relax on the tapchan or supa under the walnut trees. Help or watch to prepare traditional dish. 

Day 2 – Uhum village- Bukhara or Samarkand
After breakfast, start easy guided hike to the Nuratau Nature Reserve. See ancient irrigation channels, petroglyph site and mausoleum of Islamic priest. Return to the homestay for lunch.  Leave for the next destination after lunch.


Price & Service

Number of People 1 2 3
Price per person USD 185 USD 130 USD 105

For groups greater than 3 people –price upon request

What is Included
  • 1 night accomodation in the homestay
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 1 day mountain escort guide service (with basic English)
  • Registration
  • Transport:Samarkand/Bukhara-village-Bukhara/Samarkand

What’s not Included

  • Additional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature

Extension trips and extra activities which can be combined with above tour

Yurt stay and camel riding near the Lake Aydarkul

Hiking tour around Asraf
1 person – 80 USD
2 persons – 65 USD per person
3 persons – 55 USD per person

Price includes

  • 1 night Yurt stay including all meals and registration
  • 20 minutes of camel riding
  • Trip by car to Lake Aydarkul
  • Transport to/ from Yurt Camp
Alexander the Great’s fortress and holly spring in Nurata city

1 person – 15 USD
2 persons – 10 USD per person
3 persons – 5 USD per person

Price includes:

  • Entrance tickets in Nurata city
  • Transport to/ from Nurata
Petroghlyps in Sarmish Gorge

1 person – 20 USD
2 persons – 15 USD per person
3 persons – 10 USD per person

Price includes:

  • Entrance tickets to Sarmish Gorge
  • Transport to/ from Sarmish

Day 1

Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara –Uhum village
Arrive in the village of Uhum located in the  Nuratau Mountains. After being welcomed by your host family,  settle in one of the rooms of the local  homestay. The homestay has a large garden with fruit trees where you can spend some time to relax on  the tapchan (comfortable tea beds).  After having settled, your host will show you their facilities. Lunch with the local family. After lunch, walk around the village to learn about the daily livelihood activities and land use practices of the villagers (collecting firewood, harvesting, butter making, corn grinding, spinning, weaving, preserving of fruits, silk worm raring in spring). In the afternoon, you may watch or help the family in the preparation of traditional dish Plov from homegrown vegetables and mountain spices. Dinner with your hosts. Overnight stay in local homestay.

Day 2

Day 2 – Uhum village- Bukhara or Samarkand
Breakfast with the family. Today your escort guide will take you to a guided hike to the buffer zone of Nuratau Nature Reserve (one way 4 km/3,5-4 hours). During your hike to the Nature Reserve you will see the ancient  irrigation channels, petroghlyps site that is an indicator of the ancient settlement history of the area and the mausoleum of Islamic priest.  Return to to the homestay and have lunch with the family. Say goodbye to your hosts and leave for the next destination after lunch.


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