Visit the birthplace of Tamerlane, hiking in Langar valley and visit the old mosque in the village, visit the Fayaz-Tepa, a Buddhist monastery complex from the 1st century in Termez.
We drive to Shakhrisabz– motherland of Tamerlane, where the great ruler and military commander Timur ordered to build Ak-Sarai Palace, two mausoleums for his sons, Djakhongir and Omar-Sheikh and a tomb for himself. Today Shakhrisabz is a small town at foothills with beautiful landscapes of snowy mountains, sunny steppes and herds of cattle. SS tour of Shakhrisabz: Remnants of Ak-Saray Palace, bazaar of Shakhrisabz, Kok- Gumbaz mosque & Gumbazi-Seidan mausoleum (Dorut Tilovat ensemble, XIV century), Khazrati-Imam mosque (Dorus- Saodat ensemble, XIV century). After visiting we drive to Langar village in the mountain of Ghisar. Overnight at homestay.
We hike today from the Langar through the path towards the northeast to the end of a transverse valley. From here you have a beautiful view over Langar and the surrounding hills. We continue on a road. The path does not lead down to the valley, but on a bad path to the right towards the steep rock face at the end of the valley. Here, large areas cover Zarafshan juniper trees. On the way you will certainly meet locals who drive donkeys loaded with wood. We arrive gently on a plateau. Above there is a good place to enjoy picnic. After a picnic we continue on steppe grass, flower meadows with a view into the distance. Barely at a 2280 m high summit, the path finally leads west again. We then go steeply down to the mosque and Langar-Ata mausoleum. We continue to drive to Termez. Overnight at hotel.
Termez is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is located on the north bank of the Amudarja and thus on the border with Afghanistan. It is particularly significant because of its Buddhist heritage. Your guide will show you Fayaz-Tepa, a Buddhist monastery complex from the 1st century BC. During your exploration tour you will also visit the breathtaking mausoleum of Hakim-at-Termezi with a white marble tomb and the mausoleum of Sultan Saodat, burial site of the Saiden family, whose members were considered to be direct descendants of the Prophet Mohammed. The archaeological museum of Termez is one of the best in Uzbekistan. After visit we drive back to Samarkand.
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