Location: 50 km along main the road from Yangiqishloq to Nurata, 6.5 km into the mountains
Owner: Gulmurod Zarifullaev, Rahima Zarifullaeva
Rahima’s homestay is located beautifully in a lush green river valley. Like most houses in the village, it is entirely built from local materials and surrounded by a big garden. There is a separate building with four simple, neat and clean guestrooms where up to sixteen people can be accommodated. Recently, an ablution block consisting of a flush toilet and a shower has been built. In the beautiful, shady garden there are two tapchans and a cosy ayvan for visitors to eat, relax or even sleep on. Rahima’s family produces kurpachas (traditional sleeping mattress). On a hot day a water reservoir in front of the house invites guests for a dip. The delicious dishes offered in the guesthouses are prepared out of locally grown products.
Rahima’s guesthouse is a perfect starting point for mountain walks. One of the more demanding hikes leads you to a small mountain lake (Fazilman). Especially in springtime, the view from the ridged peaks of the Nuratau Mountains onto the flower covered plains is an unforgettable experience. On the hike, you will come across steep mountain gorges and waterfalls and might have the chance to see some of the huge birds of prey, such as Golden Eagles, Eurasian Griffons or Lammergeier. Some historical sites such as ancient rock engravings, a mosque and ruins of are worth visiting. Furthermore Sentyab is an ideal place to get some rest, sit in the shade of a walnut tree, drink tea and read a book.