Guided Mountain Hike
Immersive Village Experience
Explore Authentic Village Living & Hike Amidst The Nuratau Mountains
Venture deep into the heart of the Uzbek countryside on a captivating 2-day hiking excursion around Uhum. This journey offers a unique window into the lives of those inhabiting a remote village nestled within the Nuratau Mountains range. As you traverse the rustic landscapes, you’ll be afforded the remarkable opportunity to intimately acquaint yourself with the daily livelihood activities that shape the existence of the local community.
During your homestay with a welcoming local family, you’ll have the chance to observe or actively participate in the preparation of traditional meals crafted from homegrown vegetables. Your friendly host will guide you on a short yet enlightening hike through the mountains, enabling you to explore the breathtaking surroundings and gain insights into the natural beauty that envelops the village.
By embarking on this enriching hiking tour, you play a vital role in sustaining the local village community. Your participation in homestays directly contributes to the economic well-being of the families you encounter. Beyond being an observer, you become an integral part of the intricate tapestry of daily life, fostering cultural exchange and generating a positive impact on the local economy. Prepare to create a meaningful exchange that transcends borders, enriching both your personal journey and the lives of those you encounter along the way.
Highlights of the Tour
Settle into a charming homestay that boasts a vast garden dotted with fruit trees
Delve into the daily routines of Uhum villagers as you witness and participate in activities such as firewood collection, butter making, weaving, and corn grinding
Help your homestay family in the preparation of Plov, a traditional dish crafted from homegrown vegetables and mountain spices
Share a delightful dinner with your gracious hosts, engaging in cultural exchange and creating lasting memories of shared experiences
Take guided hike to the buffer zone of the Nuratau Nature Reserve to encounter ancient irrigation channels, explore petroglyph sites reflecting the region's history, and visit an Islamic priest's mausoleum
Day 1 – Transfer from Bukhara to Uhum village: At 9:00 AM, meet with our driver at the tour’s start point and start driving to Uhum village. Arrive in Uhum village by lunchtime and settle in the homestay. In the afternoon, walk around to explore the village and get to know the people. Relax on the tapchan or supa under the walnut trees. Help or observe the preparation of the traditional dishes.
Please note that on this day you explore the village on your own, and the guided tour starts on the next day.
Day 2 – Morning hike then transfer from Uhum village back to Bukhara or Samarkand: After breakfast, go on an easy, guided hike to the Nuratau Nature Reserve. See ancient irrigation channels, a petroglyph site, and the mausoleum of Islamic priests. Return to the homestay for lunch, then transfer back to Samarkand.
END OF THE TRIP
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In Bukhara: at the statue of Naserridin at Labi Haus Pool
All year round. Recommended to book between end of March to end of June and September to November.
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From 2 to 12 travellers
- 1 night accommodation in the homestay
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- Mountain escort guide for the hike on day 2
- Transport: From Samarkand or Bukhara to Sentob village, and back to Bukhara or Samarkand
- Additional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
Your 2-Day Sentob Homestay Mountain Tour Itinerary
Day 1 – Bukhara – Sentob village
Meet at the start point of the tour at 9:00 AM and start driving to Sentob village.. Set against the backdrop of Uzbekistan’s stunning mountains, you’ll be driven to Sentob village, arriving in time for lunch. You can settle into your homestay before setting out to explore the village. As you explore the village, take in the distinctive architectural style that characterises Sentob. With most houses boasting expansive gardens and a tranquil river nearby, the natural surroundings are an integral part of village life. Immerse yourself further by visiting the local mosque, observing village school activities, and engaging with village shops, gaining insight into daily life.
One of Sentob’s unique features is its traditional building method, which utilises locally sourced rocks for constructing most houses. This distinct architectural identity adds to the charm of the village. As you wander through the village, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals, learning about their traditions and daily routines. Afternoon leisure time offers the chance to engage in meaningful conversations with your host family, fostering cultural exchange. You can also observe or participate in traditional cooking practices, enhancing your connection with Sentob’s culinary heritage. A shared dinner with your host family concludes the day.
Retreat to your homestay in Sentob village, enveloped by the serene mountain atmosphere.
Day 2 – Sentob village – Samarkand
Today, your homestay ends. After breakfast with the family, you say goodbye to your hosts and return to Samarkand.
Map of Uhum Village
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