Shiringul’s homestay in Hayat village

Location: 38 km along the main road from Bog’don to Nurata, 9 km towards the mountains.

Owner: Parda Musaev, Shiringul Musaeva Shiringul’s

Price: EUR 35 per person

Shiringul’s homestay has been successfully accommodating tourists for several years. The family has two houses where the guests can be accommodated. The first house has two guest rooms; one furnished in the traditional way with tapchan mattresses, the other one with two beds. In the new ablution building, there are two showers and a washing basin. In the cold season, one room in the ablution block can be heated. A solar heater provides hot water. In an additional building across the path, three more guest rooms are available. In total Shiringul’s homestay can accommodate up to sixteen people. In front of the house, a covered sitting platform provides a great view over the valley and of the mountains. A creek passes the huge garden. Guests can relax in the shade of the big walnut trees either using one of the two tapchans or the various tables and benches. In the orchard, there is an additional village-style garden toilet.

Like most homestay owners of the Nuratau Mountain area, the family grows vegetables, keeps livestock (sheep, cows, goats) and poultry, and produces their own eggs, meat, butter, yoghurt, and other dairy products. Most of the delicious traditional dishes served by Shiringul are prepared from their own merchandise.

Shiringul’s homestay is equipped with two satellite antennas that give tourists the opportunity to keep up on the latest news or watch their favourite TV show. From a prominent spot nearby, tourists have cell phone reception (Ucell only).

From a hill near the homestay, guests have a chance to observe the rare endemic sheep (Severtzov’s Argali) in a breeding enclosure operated by the Nuratau Nature Reserve. As the aim is to release these sheep to the wild, visitors are not allowed to enter the enclosure.

You may book your stay in the homestay through the office or by contacting the hosts directly (phone number: +998 97 325 04 07. The son of the homestay owner speaks elementary English.