Hiking tour 4 days Sentob
No village in the Nuratau Mountains has that variety of hiking options as Sentob village. Sentob valley stretches out for 19 km ending at the foot of the Peak Fazilman. With this four days hiking tour, we will hike on the trails that bring us to the scenic viewpoints in the mountains from where there is a beautiful view of Kyzilkum steppe and the Lake Aydarkul. In the summer, the villagers temporarily move up to the mountain plateau to grow vegetables.
- Explore ancient and picturesque Sentob village
- Hike to Kadvan valley and Fazilman lake
- Get to know the daily livelihood activities of the mountain dwellers
- Experience a stay in rustic homestay
- Watch or participate in traditional cooking practices
Best time: March – end of June, September-November
Day 1 – Samarkand or Bukhara -Sentob
Arrive in Sentob village by lunch time.
Wander around the village to see the mosque, local school and a village shop. You will also become familiar with local building style and get to know the daily activities of villagers. In the afternoon, free time in the homestay.
Day 2 – Sentob
Hiking to Kadvan valley. Visit the ruins of ancient fortress, watermill and medieval Arabic scripts on the rock. Admire the rich birdlife, diverse flora and fauna of the valley.
Day 3 – Sentob
Hike to the mountain lake Fazilman (10 hours /22km return). See the Kyzil-kum desert and Lake Aydarkul from distance and meet friendly local farmers growing vegetables on the mountain plateau.
Day 4 – Sentob – Bukhara or Samarkand
After breakfast, leave for next destination.
END OF THE PROGRAM
Price & Service
|Number of People||1||2||3|
|Price per person||USD 245||USD 190||USD 160|
For groups greater than 3 people –price upon request
- 3 nights accomodation in the homestay
- 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinner
- 2 days mountain escort guide service (with basic English)
- Sealed mineral water during the hiking programs
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 and regsitration
- 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
Arrive by lunch time in Sentob village homestays. Your host welcomes you and shows the homestay facilities. Almost all the houses in Sentob village have large gardens with the river passing through. Settle in a homestay.
Lunch with the local family.
After lunch, wander on your own around the village to see the mosque, local school, village shop and 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.
Today your local escort guide well familiar with all hiking trails around will take you to a whole day’s hiking tour to Kadvan valley (7,5-8 hours/ 15km return trip). Start hiking up Sentob valley, pass an old watermill, ruins of an ancient fortress and an Arabic script on a rock. The hike leads you along a crystal clear mountain stream with small water-falls, lush vegetation and natural swimming pools. Have a picnic on the way. The valley is great for bird watching and has a very diverse flora. Those who are interested in birds can spot following bird species: Spotted Flycatcher, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Mistle Thrush, Eurasian Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Persian Nuthatch, Blue Rock-Thrush, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Common Nightingale, Eurasian Magpie, Chukar, and occasionally one of the owl species.
Return to Sentob the same way.Dinner with the host family.
Overnight stay in a local homestay.
Day 3 - Sentob village
Breakfast with the family. Our today’s trail will take us to the mountain Lake Fazilman (10 hours / 22km return trip). ). In the summer, many villagers move up to their huts near Fazilman Lake to grow vegetables in fertile mountain plateau. On the way to the lake, you will meet many farmers bringing fodder or firewood on donkeys from the mountains down to the village. 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 via Saridasht.
Dinner with the host family.
Overnight stay in a local homestay
Day 4 - Sentob- Bukhara or Samarkand
Breakfast with the family. Say good bye to your hosts and leave for next destination.