Trekking on horseback – Uzbekistan's Tien Shan
Itinerary: Samarkand (or Bukhara) – Nurata – Yurt camp – Samarkand
The Kyzylkum desert stretches east to the Syr Darya River occupying almost the entire territory of in ancient times called Maverannahr or Transoxiana. A thousand years ago the famous Silk Road from China to Europe passed through Kyzylkum desert. Only the ruins of ancient palaces and fortresses and destroyed abandoned canals recall the eventful history of the lands lying between the two rivers.
On our tour you will be able to go through the paths of ancient caravans, find yourself several centuries ago, when the only means of transportation was a “desert ship” – a camel. You will see the main “pearl of the desert” – Lake Aydarkul, where you can swim or fish; you will live in a real yurt and ride Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus).
During the tour you will have the opportunity to:
Stay in a yurt camp on Lake Aydarkul
Relax, swim and fish on Lake Aydarkul.
Start from Samarkand or Bukhara – transfer by car to Nurata city. On the way stop to see ancient petroglyphs. Arrival in t Nurata. Sightseeing.
There are many sacred springs with crystal clear water around the town. The fish that lives in them is also considered sacred, it cannot be eaten. Visit other popular places: a cloister for dervishes, consisting of several rooms for privacy, an old mosque of the 16th century and the ruins of an ancient fortress which is considered a place where a garrison of Alexander the Great used to stay.
Lunch in a café which boasts the most delicious Tandir Kabob dish in Uzbekistan. Transfer by car or bus to a yurt camp 10 kilometers away from Aydarkul Lake. The camp in traditional style consists of 15 comfortable yurts. There are all amenities including hot showers and electricity. Yurts are richly decorated with handmade textiles. Multicolored patterns of carpets and woolen bands create a special festive atmosphere in the camp.
For dinner you will be offered national dishes, four types of salads, fruits and oriental sweets. Alcoholic drinks are available upon request. Dinner at the bonfire and romantic singing of the local singer Akin, cozy overnight stay under millions of stars – what could be more beautiful!?
Night in the yurt.
After an early breakfast, a camel trip through the Kyzylkum desert to Lake Aydarkul. There are a lot of fish in the lake, so you can enjoy beautiful fishing here. You can also enjoy beautiful views, get acquainted with local flora and fauna or collect healing herbs. On the shore we will have a picnic, for lunch – fresh-caught fried fish, several types of salads, fresh fruit and mineral water. Here you can relax, swim, sunbathe in the friendly sun and take many beautiful photos. Towards evening camel back riding to the yurt camp. Free time. Dinner at the fire. Night in the yurt.
Transfer to Samarkand.
End of the programme.
|Price per person||170|
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This tour can be booked as a separate trip or as an extention to any other tour from our list. Contact our tour operator who will help you to make a program according to your interests. For more information, please contact us.
The cost of the tour will vary depending on the number of guests and the selected transport (car, minibus, bus).
The cost of the tour can be paid by bank transfer, credit card or other means agreed upon in advance when ordering the tour.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book the tour:
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HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP!
In this fascinating trip to three Central Asian countries, you will visit the legendary cities of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Uzbekistan's natural wealth and favorable climate create excellent opportunities for the development of various types of tourism such as tracking, cycling, horseback riding, mountain tourism and much more. 60 km northeast of Tashkent, there is Bostanlyk region, which is the subtropical zone of Tien Shan.
Magnificent cities of Uzbekistan - Samarkand and Bukhara. Unforgettable oriental atmosphere, historical monuments of ancient cities of the world.
Admire ancient cities of Tashkent, following the route of the Great Silk road caravans.
Enjoy some of the oldest towns of the world with ancient citadels in Uzbekistan and Turkmentistan.
Best season: from May to October.
This tour is for brave and determined people .
The most famous cities of Central Asia.