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Nurata Hiking Tour

Nurata Hiking Tour

Aydar Lake Yurt Camping Tour: Aydar Lake Yurt Camping. Watch the process of producing ceramics in Gijduvan. Explore the ancient sights of Nurata. Take a hike to Zulqarnain vikllage and Dara Valley. Stay in the Yurt camp, ride on the camels.


Tour duration: 3 days/2 nights
Tour date: Flexible
Tour type: Private
Tour itinerary: Bukhara-Gijduvon-Nurata-Zulkanain Village-Nurata-Dara Valley-Yurt Camp-Lake Aydar-Samarkand

Day 1: Bukhara - Gijduvan - Nurata - Zulkarnain Village - Nurata

09:00 Drive to Gijduvan (45 km). Visit the ceramics workshop in Gijduvan. Drive to Nurata (125 km)
13:00 Arrive in Nurata. After lunch visit the Complex Chashma Spring and Namazgah Mosque. Go up to the hills to visit the remains of the Fortress of Alexander the Great. Visit the Kariz - the construction of Kariz is a unique underground water pipeline system near Nurata which is also connected with the name of the Alexander the Great. 

Hiking to Zulkarnain village. On one side of the village a marble-walled room has 2 tombs in it, no less than 10 meters in length. According to a legend, the graves belonged to the soldier’s of the Alexander the Great. Hiking back to Nurata and overnight at the Guest House.

Day 2: Nurata - Dara Valley - Nurata - Yurt Camp
Breakfast at the guest house.
08:00 Take your hiking tour to the Dara Valley in the Nuratau Mountain range (water and food can be bought at a local market while leaving Nurata). The are many unique natural rock formations to see on the walk, as well as some local village culture (agriculture, shepherding, traditional houses and daily life).
After finishing your hiking tour drive to the Yurt Camp. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.
16:00 Drive to the Yurt Camp (60 km). Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 3: Yurt Camp - Lake Aydar - Samarkand
Breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
09:00 Drive to Lake Aydar (30 km). Enjoy swimming and walking along the lakeshore.
Drive to Samarkand (230 km). Arrive in Samarkand. End of the tour.


Number of people Vehicle Type
1-3 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Cobalt)
4-10 Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex), Minibus with a/c (King Long)

Private Tour Price

Number of people Price per person, USD Price includes:
1 450
  • Transportation service during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Guest house in Nurata with breakfast;
  • Yurt in the Yurt Camp;
  • Meals in Yurt Camp (Dinner and breakfast);
2 320
3-10 270

*Entrance tickets to all sights to be paid directly by tourists at the places (entry fees 3 USD per person in total);
*The most of the travelers take this tour without a guide. Tour guide services in Nurata can be arranged for 40 USD.

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