Hiking trip to the Zarafshan mountain 2

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price From: 110€

This tour includes 2 days of hiking in the mountain chain. You will discover the breathtaking nature of the mountains and the life of local people with culture and tradition. You walk along the historic path with thick walnut trees.

Day 1

Samarkand – Amonkutan-Ayokchi.

Drive to the mountain village Amonkutan. Hike in the Zarafshan massif. We go gently in the valley Kizyl Tourouk through the houses made of clay, a good meeting with locals. We climb slowly through the slope of geologists on the pass. We arrive on the plateau, from where we have a panoramic view of the snowy peaks of Ghissar mountain range. We see horses, sheep and goats running free. We go on the ridge overlooking the plain of Samarkand and Schakhrisabs in the narrow valley, from where we ascend the pass Takhta Karacha on the slopes. Then we reach the pass and path that Amir Temur had always used from Samarkand to Shakhrisabs. On the pass our driver is waiting for us. We continue our way in the direction of Schakhrisab to a mountain settlement. We experience encounters with local villagers and entertain.

Walking time: 5 hour, Highest Altitude 1675 m, Distance 11 km , Ascent 300 m, Descent 630 m

Day 2

Ayokchi- Shakhrisabz-Samarkand

Walk around Ayokchi valley. After taking short walk, drive to Shakhrisabz. It is one of the oldest cities in the world – according to some facts, human settlements had been existing by 1700 BC. on this place. Excursion tour in Shakhrisabz includes visiting Ak Saray Palace, mausoleum of Dorus-Sadat (Dorus Saodat, “The Place of Power”, XIV century), ensemble Dorus-Tilyavat (“Blue Mosque”, XIV century), elegant mausoleum Gumbazi-Seyidon (XVI century, the descendants of Ulugbek were buried here) and others. Drive to Samarkand.

Walking time: 3-4 hour,  Highest Altitude 990 m, Distance 7 km , Ascent 190 m , Descent  190 m

Services and price

Number of participants
Price per Person 110 € 95 € 80 € 70 € 65 € 60 €


  • 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
  • Uzbekistan Tourist Map