Hiking tour around Uhum – 2 days
Hiking tour around Uhum two days trip to Uzbek countryside gives you a 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 on a short hike to the mountains to explore the surrounding area of the village.
- Explore Uzbek countryside 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
Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara –Uhum village
At 9:00 be picked up by our driver from your hotel and drive to Uhum village. Arrive in Uhum village by lunchtime and settle in the homestay. In the afternoon, 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 the traditional dishes.
Please note that on this day you explore the village on your own, the guided tour starts on the next day.
Day 2 – Uhum village- Bukhara or Samarkand
After breakfast, start the easy guided hike to the Nuratau Nature Reserve. See ancient irrigation channels, a petroglyph site, and the mausoleum of Islamic priests. Return to the homestay for lunch. Leave for the next destination after lunch.
END OF THE PROGRAM
Price & Service
|Number of People||1||2||3|
|Price per person||USD 185||USD 145||USD 110|
For groups greater than 3 people –price upon request
- 1 night of accommodation in the homestay
- 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- 1-day mountain escort guide service (with basic English)
- Transport: Samarkand/Bukhara-village-Bukhara/Samarkand
What’s not Included
- Additional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
While visiting Nuratau Mountains please be respectful of local traditions and follow our Countryside Behaviour Rules.
Extension trips and extra activities can be combined with the above tour
Yurt stay and camel riding near the Lake Aydarkul
1 person – 80 USD
2 persons – 65 USD per person
3 persons – 55 USD per person
- 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
- 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
- Entrance tickets to Sarmish Gorge
- Transport to/ from Sarmish
At 9:00 be picked up by our driver from your hotel and drive to Uhum village. Arrive in Uhum village by lunchtime and settle in the homestay. The homestay has a large garden with fruit trees where you can spend some time relaxing 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, silkworm 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 a local homestay.
Today your escort guide will take you on 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, petroglyphs site that is an indicator of the ancient settlement history of the area, and the mausoleum of Islamic priest. Return to the homestay and have lunch with the family. Say goodbye to your hosts and leave for the next destination after lunch.