Mountain tour 3 days-Sentob
Sentob is the most ancient village in the Nuratau Mountains. For many centuries, some of the caravan routes between Bukhara and Tashkent (Choch) passed the Nuratau region and the fortress in Sentob village served as stop over points for traders during the long and risky trips. During this three days trip to Sentob village you will hike in stunning Nuratau Mountains, explore historical sights and experience a stay with a local family in a rustic mountain homestay.
- Explore ancient and biggest Sentob village
- Hike to up to the mountain plateau
- Get to know the traditional building style
- Experience a stay with village family
- Learn to cook Uzbek traditional meal Plov
Best time: March – end of June, September-November
Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara – Sentob
Arrive in Sentob village. Wander around the village to see local sights, village building style and get to know the daily activities of villages. Enjoy the free time with the homestay owners in the afternoon.
Day 2 – Sentob
Whole day’s hiking tour to the mountains around Sentob. Choose between two options of hiking route: Kadvan valley and Fazilman Lake. Visit the Arabic script site and picturesque Kadvan valley.
Day 3 – Sentob – Bukhara or Samarkand
Leave for the next destination.
END OF THE PROGRAM
Price & Service
|Number of People||1||2||3|
|Price per person||USD 195||USD 150||USD 120|
For groups greater than 3 people –price upon request
- 2 nights accomodation in the homestay
- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- 1 day mountain escort guide service (with basic English)
- Sealed mineral water during the hike
What’s not Included
- Additional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
Extension trips and extra activities which can be combined with above tour
Yurt stay and camel riding near the Lake Aydarkul
1 person – 80 USD
2 persons – 65 USD per person
3 persons – 55 USD per person
- 1 night Yurt stay including all meals
- 20 minutes of camel riding
- Trip by car to Lake Aydarkul
- Transport to/ from Yurt Camp
Alexander the Great’s fortress and holly spring in Nurata city
1 person – 15 USD
2 persons – 10 USD per person
3 persons – 5 USD per person
- Entrance tickets in Nurata city
- Transport to/ from Nurata
Petroghlyps in Sarmish Gorge
1 person – 20 USD
2 persons – 15 USD per person
3 persons – 10 USD per person
- Entrance tickets to Sarmish Gorge
- Transport to/ from Sarmish
Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara – Sentob village
Arrive in the homestay in Sentob village. Your host welcomes you and shows the homestay facilities. Most of the local houses have large fruit tree gardens where the villagers have tapchans under the walnut trees to sit in the summer. Settle in a homestay. Lunch with the local family. After lunch, wander around the village to see the mosque, ruins of an ancient fortress, building style of the local houses. Sentob is one of the few villages where almost all the houses are built in traditional way using local rocks. Wandering through the village is a fantastic way to see locals doing their traditional livelihood activities. You will meet many friendly and curious villagers willing to talk to you. In the afternoon, you have a free time to chat with your host family. You may also watch or participate in traditional cooking practices.
Dinner with your hosts Overnight stay in a homestay in Sentob.
Day 2 - Sentob village
Breakfast with the family.Your local escort guide well familiar with all hiking trails around will take you to a whole day’s hiking tour.
Hike to Kadvan valley (7,5-8 hours/ 15m return trip). Pass an old fortress and visit an ancient Arabic script site, continue hiking to a small waterfall and cool down in one of the small natural swimming pools. Have a picnic on the way. The valley is great for bird watching and has a very diverse flora and fauna. Return to Sentob the same way.
For compassionate hikers we suggest a hike up to the mountain Lake Fazilman (10 hours / 22km return trip). Hike up the Chavaksoy valley to Guzbin (8.3km, 3 ½ hours) , reach the mountain pass, near peak Gaukum and continue on the plateau to Lake Fazilman (2.8km, 1 hour). Have a picnic and a good rest at the lake and return to Sentob taking different route. Dinner with the host family Overnight stay in a local homestay
Day 3 – Sentob – Bukhara or Samarkand
Breakfast with the family. Say good bye to your hosts and leave for the next destination.