Location: 29km along the main road from Yangiqishloq to Nurata, 2.5km into the village at the foot of the mountains
Owners: Normuhammad Shavqiev, Zamira Shavqieva
The homestay was only established in 2009. It is constructed out of local rocks and blends in well with the mountain environment. There are two big guestrooms furnished with carpets and kupacha mattresses, where up to 6 people can be accommodated. A little brook passes through the garden in front of the house, where two tapchans invite you to rest, drink tea, read a book or even sleep on at night. There is a flush toilet and a hammam (warm bath) in the ablution block in front of the house and an outdoor shower. A solar heater has been installed, so you can take a hot shower. You can watch or participate in the preparation of traditional dishes or bread baking in a tandir oven. The homestay is an ideal starting point for short or longer mountain hikes into the Nuratau Mountains. You can also hike to the next guesthouse in the Asraf valley (1:30 hours) or continue further to the guesthouse in Uhum (4:30 hours) or Upper Uhum (5:30 hours). Zamira’s son, Sarbon, is a certified mountain guide and can accompany you if you wish.