Hiking trip to the Nurata mountain 2

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Price From: 270€

This hiking tour is an unusual trip to the huge lake in the middle of the Kyzylkum Desert and the Nurata Mountains. You travel to the yurt camp, which is not far from the shores. You will stay in the yurt surrounded by the endless desert, spend the evening at the fire under the starry sky and enjoy listening to live folk music. You make a short hike along the lake. There is also a unique opportunity in Nurata Mountains where you can have walking trips and discover the ordinary life of the locals. Hiking around the village. This tour is an excellent experience for those who want to learn more about traditional lifestyle and love nature.

Day 1

Samarkand- Nurata- Yangigazgan.

Drive to yurt camp located in Kyzylkum desert. On the way stop in Nurata town and visit a local mosque with holy spring water. Continue driving to yurt camp. Arrive in Yurt Camp, accommodation in yurt. Camel riding and free time. In the evening dinner near the camp, and then fire with Kazakh akin singing folk songs. Overnight in the yurt.

Day 2

Yangigazgan- Aidarkul Lake- Sentyap

Onward to Lake Aidarkul. A short walk.

Drive to the village Sentop. The village Sentob, situating 30 km from the Aydarkul Lake, will be the real corner of peace for those who tired of city fuss. Between Nuratau Mountains and Kyzylkum Desert. There is a village, which has preserved the quiet and moral valuables of the past and it seems that a small part of virgin nature suspended in time. Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 3


Hiking in the valley Sentyap. Local people build themselves houses of small stones, rocks and clay. They plant, grow and gather themselves vegetables to cook a meal. Meal is cooked in the open-fire oven. People gather and dry nuts and pistachios. Each family has a few head of livestock and poultry, which provide eggs, milk, meat and wool. Drive to the village Ukhum. Overnight in the guesthouse.

Walking time: 5-6 hour, Highest Altitude 1100 m, Distance 14 km , Ascent 500 m , Descent 500 m

Day 4

Ukhum-Ashraf- Samarkand.

Hiking in the mountains. Walking from Ukhum village to Asraf village. All villages are located far away from roads and cities in a picturesque mountain area with fresh air, green orchards, singing birds, sky full of stars, and friendly people. Have a tour around the village and explore life of locals. Arrival in the village. Depart the village and drive to Samarkand (220 km, 4 h.). Arrival in Samarkand.

Walking time: 4 hour, Highest Altitude 1200 m, Distance 7,5 km , Ascent 250 m, Descent  250 m


Services and price

Number of participants
Price per Person 270 € 220 € 180 € 170 € 160 € 150 €


  • Transport during the itinerary according to the program
  • Local English speaking tour guide and mountain guide
  • Full board meals
  • Accommodation in the hotel / guesthouse / tent according to the program
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