Rahima’s homestay in Sentob village

Location: 50 km along main the road from Bog’don to Nurata, 6.5 km into the mountains.

Owner: Gulmurod Zarifullaev, Rahima

Price: EUR 30 per person

Rahima’s homestay is beautifully located in a lush green river valley. Like most houses in the village, it is entirely built from local materials and surrounded by a big garden. There’s a separate building with four simple, neat, and clean guestrooms where up to sixteen people can be accommodated. Recently, an ablution block consisting of a flush toilet and a shower has been built. In the beautiful, shady garden there are two tapchans and a cosy ayvan for visitors to eat, relax or even sleep on. Rahima’s family produces kurpachas (traditional sleeping mattresses). On a hot day, a water reservoir in front of the house invites guests for a dip. The delicious dishes offered in the homestays are prepared out of locally grown products.

Rahima’s homestay is a perfect starting point for mountain walks. One of the more demanding hikes leads you to a small mountain lake (Fazilman). Especially in springtime, the view from the ridged peaks of the Nuratau Mountains onto the flower-covered plains is an unforgettable experience. On the hike, you will come across steep mountain gorges and waterfalls and might have the chance to see some huge birds of prey, such as Golden Eagles, Eurasian Griffons, or Lammergeier. Some historical sites, such as ancient rock engravings, a mosque, and ruins are worth visiting. Furthermore, Sentob is an ideal place to get some rest, sit in the shade of a walnut tree, drink tea, and read a book.

You may book your stay in the homestay through the office or by contacting the hosts directly (phone number: +998 99 756 47 71).