Traditional Activities

Guided Mountain Hike

Immersive Village Experience

Hike The Scenic Nuratau Mountains While Immersing in a Rural Homestay

Embark on a transformative 3-day adventure to Sentob village, where you’ll not only traverse the breathtaking landscapes of Nuratau Mountains but also delve into the annals of time through exploration of historical landmarks.

Nestled within the majestic Nuratau Mountains, Sentob stands as a testament to centuries of history. Serving as a vital hub for caravan routes connecting Bukhara and Tashkent, the village’s fortress offered respite to weary traders on their perilous journeys. Your journey is elevated by the immersive experience of staying with a welcoming local family in a traditional mountain homestay. This unique opportunity unveils the rustic essence of village life, as you partake in daily activities, share stories, and forge connections that bridge the past and present.

Your presence and engagement provide economic support to the local community, enabling families to sustain their traditional practices and preserve their cultural heritage. The homestay experience not only offers you a unique glimpse into their daily livelihood activities but also fosters a sense of pride among the villagers, as they share their traditions and stories with you.

Highlights of the Tour

Wander through Sentob village to explore the mosque, ancient fortress ruins, and other historical sites that dot the landscape

Discover the distinct building style of Sentob's houses, a testament to the village's preservation of traditional construction techniques using local rocks

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Kadvan valley or challenge yourself with a hike to the stunning mountain Lake Fazilman

Enjoy meaningful interactions where you can chat with your host family and even participate in traditional cooking practices

Day 1 – Transfer from Bukhara to Sentob: At 9:00 am, meet our driver at the tour’s start point and begin driving to Sentob village. Arrive by lunchtime and settle in the homestay. In the afternoon, wander around the village to see local sights, and village building style and get to know the daily activities of the villagers. Enjoy your free time with the homestay owners in the afternoon. Please note that on this day you explore the village on your own, and the guided tour starts on the next day.

Day 2 – Full-day Hike from Sentob Village: Meet with your mountain guide in the morning and start the day’s hiking tour to the mountains around Sentob. Choose between two options of hiking route: Kadvan Valley or Fazilman Lake.

Day 3 – Transfer from Sentob – Samarkand: After breakfast, leave for the next destination.


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Trip Details

Trip Details


In Bukhara – at the statue of Naserridin at Labi Haus Pool

Recommended to book between end of March to end of June and September to November

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3 days

From 2 to 12 travellers


  • 2 nights accommodation in the homestay
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Mountain escort guide (with basic English) on day 2
  • Registration
  • Transport: Samarkand/Bukhara-Sentob-Bukhara/Samarkand

  • Additional tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature


  • Homestay host
  • Mountain escort guide on day 2

Your 3-Day Homestay in Sentob & Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Bukhara – Sentob village

At 9:00 am, meet our driver at the tour’s start point and begin driving to Sentob village. Arriving by lunchtime, your host will welcome you and show you the homestay facilities so you can get settled in. Most of the local houses have large fruit tree gardens where the villagers have tapchans under the walnut trees to sit in the summer. Once you’ve settled in you’ll enjoy lunch with your host family. After lunch, wander around the village to see the mosque, ruins of an ancient fortress, and the building style of the local houses. Sentob is one of the few villages where almost all the houses are built in a 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 villagers who’ll be curious to talk with you. In the afternoon, you’ll have free time to chat with your host family and help or observe them in their regular activities, including the dinner preparation in which you may participate or simply watch.

Day 2 – Sentob Village

After breakfast, your local mountain guide will take you on a whole day’s hiking tour. Since the hike is a long one, you can choose between two different routes:

Route A:
Hike to the Kadvan Valley (7.5-8 hours round trip). Traverse past an ancient fortress and explore an intriguing site adorned with ancient Arabic script. Progress your hike to encounter a tranquil small waterfall, offering a refreshing opportunity to unwind in the natural swimming pools. Around lunch time enjoy a picturesque picnic amidst the surroundings. The valley presents an ideal setting for birdwatching enthusiasts, boasting a rich tapestry of diverse flora and fauna. Conclude your expedition by retracing your steps back to Sentob through the same scenic route.

Route B:
For dedicated hikers seeking an immersive experience, we recommend an invigorating ascent to the captivating mountain Lake Fazilman, encompassing a challenging 10-hour trek covering a total of 22 kilometres for the round trip. Begin by hiking through the Chavaksoy valley, covering 8.3 kilometres over 3 ½ hours to reach Guzbin. Ascend to the mountain pass near the peak Gaukum and continue your journey onto the plateau leading to Lake Fazilman, spanning a 2.8-kilometer distance in approximately 1 hour. Pause for a delightful picnic and rejuvenating break at the serene lake, before embarking on the return journey to Sentob via an alternative route.

Conclude your day with a convivial dinner shared with your host family, followed by a restful overnight stay in a local homestay.

Day 3 – Sentob – Samarkand

After breakfast, say goodbye to your hosts and transfer back to Samarkand.

Map of Sentob Village

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