Hiking tour 3 days Asraf
Nuratau Mountain villages exist from time immemorial. Even the troops of Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan used to have their fortifications in Nuratau Mountain villages. During these three days’ tours to Nuratau villages, you will be acquainted with the history of the villages and have an opportunity to interact with local people to get to know about their daily life and traditions.
- Experience a stay with a rural family
- Get to know the daily livelihood activities of mountain dwellers
- Whole day’s hiking tour in Nuratau Mountains
- Explore two different villages and local historical sights
- Learn the preparation of the Central Asian main dish Plov
Best time: March-end of June, September-November
Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara – Asraf village
At 9:00 be picked up by our driver from your hotel and drive to Asraf village. Arrive in Asraf village by lunchtime and settle in the homestay. In the afternoon, walk around to get to know the village and people, and 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, and the guided tour starts on the next day.
Day 2 – Asraf village
Meet with your guide in the morning and start a whole day hiking tour to Uhum village (14 km / 7 hours with picnic rest). Visit local historical sites: ruins of Mongol fortification ‘Qorgoni Honkeldi’, ruins of ‘Deh’ fortress, and old community watermill in Upper Uhum.
Day 3 – Asraf village – Bukhara or Samarkand
Leave for the next destination.
END OF THE PROGRAM
Price & Service
|Number of People||1||2-3||4-12|
|Price per person||EUR 270||EUR 175||EUR 160|
For groups greater than 3 people –price upon request
- 2 nights of accommodation in the homestay
- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- 1-day mountain escort guide service (with basic English)
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 – EUR 100
2 persons – EUR 75 per person
3 persons – EUR 65 per person
- 1 night Yurt stay including all meals and registration
- 20 minutes of camel riding
- The trip by car to Lake Aydarkul
- Transport to/ from Yurt Camp
Alexander the Great’s fortress and holly spring in Nurata city
1 person – EUR 15
2 persons – EUR 10 per person
3 persons – EUR 5 per person
- Entrance tickets in Nurata city
- Transport to/ from Nurata
Petroglyphs in Sarmish Gorge
1 person – EUR 30
2 persons – EUR 25 per person
3 persons – EUR 20 per person
- Entrance tickets to Sarmish Gorge
- Transport to/ from Sarmish
Day 1 - Samarkand or Bukhara - Asraf village
At 9:00 be picked up by our driver from your hotel and drive to Asraf village. Arrive in Asraf village by lunchtime. Be welcomed by your host family and settle in one of the rooms of the local homestay. The homestays have a large garden with many fruit trees where you can spend some time relaxing on one of the tapchans (comfortable tea beds) or on a supa (traditional loom-built tea bed). After having settled, your host will show you their facilities. Lunch with the local family. After lunch, walk around the village and get to know how people are making a living in these remote valleys. In the afternoon, you may watch or help the family in the preparation of the traditional dish Plov from home-grown vegetables and mountain spices. Dinner with your hosts. Overnight stay in a local homestay.
Please note that on this day you explore the village on your own, the guided tour starts on the next day.
Day 2 - Asraf village
Day 3 - Asraf village-Bukhara or Samarkand
Breakfast. Say goodbye to your host family and leave for the next destination.