Oasis of Uzbekistan 13 Nights and 14 Days Ziyarat
Package Id | 0000138
Duration : 13 Nights 14 Days

Day 1: TASHKENT

  • Arrival in Tashkent by international flight, passing border and passport control (1 hour).
  • Meeting, welcoming tourists and transfer to hotel and check-in.
City tour along the old part of city: Architectural complex “Khazret-Imam” incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous divine and poet (16th c), “Barak-khan Medressa” – built by Suyunidj-khan – the first ruler of the Uzbek dynasty of the Sheibanid’s (16th c), “Tellya Sheikh Medressa” also called “Khast Imom Mosque”, where Osman Quran – the world’s oldest is kept (19th c), “Juma Mosque” (15-19th cc) and bazaar “Chorsu”.

City tour along the modern part of city: Square of the Navoi Grand Opera and Ballet Theater, “Independence square” – the main square of the city, Amir Timur Square, “Monument of Courage” (1976 y.) – the epicenter of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966 year. Visiting of Applied Arts museum.
Overnight is in Tashkent.

Day 2: TASHKENT-URGENCH-KHIVA
  • Early breakfast is at the hotel.
  • Check out the hotel and transfer to domestic airport.
  • Departure to Urgench by HY-1051 (subject to change).
  • Arrival to Urgench. Meeting at the airport. Drive to Khiva (30 km). Hotel check-in
Excursion over Khiva: Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble – „Museum under the open sky“. Tosh-Khowli Palace (Harem) (1830-1836), Kunya-Ark Fortress (1868- 1888), Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855), Complex of Alla-Kuli Khan (XIII-XVIII), Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX), Medrese of Abdulla-Khan (1865), Mausoleum of Said Alautdin (XIV),Medrese of Mukhamad Amin-Khan (XIX), Walls of Ichan- Kala (XVIII-XIX). (Architectural complex of Ichan-Kala is a mini town and excursion is held inside of Ichan-Kala by walk) Overnight is in Khiva.

Day 3: KHIVA-BUKHARA
  • Breakfast is in the hotel.
  • Check out the hotel and deprture to Bukhara over the Kyzylkum desert.
  • Arrival in Bukhara and check in a hotel. Overnight is in Bukhara.
Day 4: BUKHARA
  • Breakfast is in the hotel.
City tour along Bukhara (walking tour along the old town): Complex “Poi Kalon” (“Beneath the Great”): “Kalyan Minaret” – the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized authority and power of spiritual governors. (12th c.), “Kalyan Mosque“- its area of 130×80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in Samarkand, “Miri Arab Madrassah” – active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c.), “Taki Zargaron” – the dome of jewelers (15- 16th cc.), “Ulugbeg Madrassah” – one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by grandson of Tamerlan – Ulugbeg (15th c.), “Abdulaziz-khan Madrassah” – a traditional madrassah with 2 floors of hudjras and a mosque on the central axis ( mid. of 17th c.), “Tim of Abdullah-Khan madrassah” (1588-1590 yy.), atlas shops, “Magoki- Attari Mosque” – the most ancient mosque in Bukhara (12th c.) is considered a masterpiece of Bukhara architecture, “Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan- Beghi” – a massive rectangular structure that was a place for the refuge and meditation of Sufis (17th c.), “Kukeldash Madrassah” (16th c.) – one of the biggest Bukhara madrassah, “Lyabi-Hauz” ensemble – the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara – is very popular among tourists (14-17th cc.),“Mausoleum of the Samanids” – the most ancient brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of world architecture (9-10th c.). The mausoleum of Chashma Ayub that belongs to esteemed “places of trace” left by saints (14th c.). – the legend says that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Museum of Imam Al Bukhari. “Bolo-Houz Mosque” – the only monument of medieval Bukhara (beg. of 20th c.), “Ark fortress” is the center of Bukhara statehood (4th c. BC), silk carpet shops and visit of Jewish quarter.
  • Overnight is in Bukhara.
Day 5: BUKHARA-LANGAR ATA
  • Breakfast is in the hotel.
  • Transfer from Bukhara to Langar Ata village (320 km) in the footstep of Hissar mountains.
Get invited in one of the clay-brick houses, have tea and flat bread, and while away the afternoon on the tapchan with your new-found friends. By desire, tourists in the village of Langar Ota can visit the White Mosque (840 y.) or as it is also called the Katta Mosque (Big Mosque). This is an active mosque that did not know the restoration, all in its original form and also guests can visit the stone tapchan with traces of "Kadamjo". Stay together with local people in the local people’s house. Overnight is in the local people’s house.

Day 6: LANGAR ATA-SHAKHRISABZ-SAMARKAND
  • Breakfast.
  • Drive to Shakhrisabz by car (70 km). Arrival in Shakhrisabz.
  • Excursion along Shakhrisabz:
Ak-Saray Palace (14-15 cc.), architectical complex Dorut-Tillavat Complexes (15 c.) and Darus-Saodat (14 c.), Gumbazi-Seyidan Makbarat, Kok-Gumbaz Mosque (15 cc.).
  • Departure to Samarkand by car through picturesque Takhtakaracha pass (1675 m above sea level) (120 km.).
  • Arrival in Samarkand and accommodation at a hotel. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7: SAMARKAND
  • Breakfast is in the hotel.
City tour along Samarkand: Gur Emir Mausoleum – Tamerlan’s tomb (14-15th c.) that was built for Temur’s grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids – sons of Temur – Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Ruhabad Mausoleum (“House of Spirit”)(external visit) – the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th c.), Registan Square (“A sandy place”) – the major square of Samarkand: Ulugbeg Madrassah –Day 5 BUKHARA- LANGAR ATA
Breakfast is in the hotel.
Transfer from Bukhara to Langar Ata village (320 km) in the footstep of Hissar mountains.
Get invited in one of the clay-brick houses, have tea and flat bread, and while away the afternoon on the tapchan with your new-found friends.
By desire, tourists in the village of Langar Ota can visit the White Mosque (840 y.) or as it is also called the Katta Mosque (Big Mosque). This is an active mosque that did not know the restoration, all in its original form and also guests can visit the stone tapchan with traces of "Kadamjo".
Stay together with local people in the local people’s house. Overnight is in the local people’s house.

Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the Madrassah (15th c.), Sher-Dor Madrassah (“Having tigers”) (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Madrassah (“Coated by gold”) – the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c.).
The architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) – necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas – the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c.). Visiting Ulughbek’s Observatory(15th c.) and Khodja Daniil Mausoleum. Ancient settlement Afrosiyab and Afrosiyab Museum (8th BC-13th AD). Situated in the outskirts of the city, with archeological discoveries, pottery and terracotta statuettes are on the exhibit in the Afrosiyab Museum. Cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th c.) and world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob”. Overnight is in Samarkand.

Day 8: SAMARKAND-NURATA-YURT CAMP
  • Breakfast is in the hotel.
  • In the afternoon transfer to Nurata (200 km).
  • Excursion over Nurata.
Visit of Namzgoh mosque, ruins of the fortress of A.Makedonsky, holy source
“Chashma”. Departure to Aydarkul lake – warm lake in desert. Swimming is possible. Arrival at yurt camp located in Kyzylkum desert.
Staying for overnight in the yurt is one of unforgettable moments of the trip.
  • Camel riding is in desert around the yurt camp.
Dinner is near the camp-fire accompanied by the song of nomad singer – akyn. Overnight is in yurt.

Day 9: YURT CAMP-HAYAT VILLAGE
  • Breakfast is in the hotel.
Departure to Hayat village located on the footsteps of Nuratau mountains and just nearby the famous Nuratau National reserve. Walking visit the Nuratau National reserve. Staying together with local people in the local people’s house. Overnight is in Hayat.

Day 10: HAYAT VILLAGE-TASHKENT
  • Breakfast.
  • Drive to Tashkent by car (380 km).
  • Arrival in Tashkent and accommodation in a hotel. Free time for the rest.
  • Overnight is in Tashkent.
Day 11: TASHKENT-UGAM-CHATKAL RESERVE
  • Breakfast is the hotel.
Transfer to South-Western Tian-Shan, Charvak – Chimgan mountain area. Meeting with the escort-trainer and start the trekking. Transport returns back to Tashkent. Trekking to the gorge of small river Ishakkupriksaj. Climbing Charvak mountain From it’s top you can see one of the best panoramas of the Charvak water basin and ridges of South - Western Tjan - Shanj . After simple descent trekking to hills in the area of Chimgan village. Descent to small river Chimgansaj.
Overnight is under the tents.

Day 12: CHIMGAN MOUNTANIES
  • Breakfast.
  • Trekking under Small Chimgan summit.
Trekking onto northwest slopes of mountain in small river’s Gulkamsaj gorge. Trekking through Gulkamsky canyon – one of the most beautiful places in nearby mountains.
  • Overnight is under the tents.
Day 13: CHIMGAN MOUNTANIES-TASHKENT
  • Breakfast.
Trekking to the crest of Kyzyldzhar to Archaly pass (Н=1650m). Climbing Akshurang mountain (1960m). Descent on a crest of Kungurbuka in a small river Galvasaj valley.
  • Meeting with the driver. Evening drive to Tashkent.
  • Arrival and accommodation in a hotel.
  • Overnight is in Tashkent.
Day 14: TASHKENT
  • Breakfast is the hotel.
  • Check out the hotel till 12:00. Transfer to airport.
  • Departure from Tashkent by international flight.
Includes
  1. Accommodation at the following or similar hotels as per program:
  2. in Tashkent: “Uzbekistan” (4*) (local standard) or similar (3 nights);
  3. in Khiva: “Arkanchi” (3*) or similar (1 nights);
  4. in Bukhara: “Fatima” (3*) or similar (2 nights);
  5. in Langar Ata village (Kashkadaryo region): local people house (1 night);
  6. in Samarkand: “Malika Classic” (3*) or similar (2 nights);
  7. in Navoi: yurt camp (1 night);
  8. in Hayat village (Navoi region): local people house (1 night);
  9. in Tashkent region: in tents (2 nights);
  10. Meals: breakfasts – 13, lunches only on Days 11,12,13 and dinners on Days 8, 11 and 12;
Transport services throughout program:
  • for up to 2 pax on comfortable sedan car (up to 3 seats) with A/C;
  • for 3-6 pax on comfortable microbus (up to 10 seats) with A/C;
  • for 8-10 pax on comfortable microbus (up to 17 seats) with A/C;
  • for 12-30 pax on comfortable bus (up to 43 seats) with A/C;
  • English speaking escort guide service throughout the route until the 11th day
  • Entrance fees for all excursion objects in program;
  • Flight tickets Tashkent-Urgench (economy class);
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan
Followings during the trip to the Chimgan mountains:
  • service team services (guide, translator ESG, cook, porter);
  • rent of camp equipment (2-person tents, canteen- a tent, a type of "Zima" (Winter) – 5 and etc.);
  • rent of canteen equipment (cups, mugs, spoons, forks, oilcloths tables, т chairs, saltcellars, springs, candles, napkins, toilet paper and etc.);
  • rent of kitchen implements (stoves, pots, kettles, cutting boards and etc.);
  • rent of special mountain equipment (safety systems, ropes, trunks and etc.);
  • energy resources (gasoline or gas for primus);
  • elementary first aid kit.
Excludes:
  • International air-tickets;
  • Charge for consular fee at the Embassy of Uzbekistan;
  • Meals: lunch and dinners;
  • Charges for entries with photo- & video cameras;
  • Any personal expenses;
  • Tips for guides and drivers;
Followings during the trip to the Chimgan mountains:
  • insurance;
  • rent of personal mountain equipment of clients (sleeping bag, backpack, clothes, shoes and etc.);
  • the breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day of the trip.
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