The Five Khorezm Fortresses

Tour details

  • Duration: One day
  • Route: Through the archaeological monuments of the ancient Khorezm in Khiva city.
  • Distance: About 300 km
  • Transport: Comfortable sedan or minibus
  • Trip duration till the arrival at the hotel in Khiva: 9-10 hours
  • Meals: Not included.

A History of Khorezm - is the history of the Amudarya flowing through the Karakum and Kizilkum deserts, along with the huge spaces of ancient Khorezm oasis. Moistening the ground where it flowed and making it fertile, Amudarya has been the source of life over hundreds of years in blazing desert sands. Therefore, the towns, fortresses, and settlements have always followed the riverbed constantly changing its direction. Abu Raykhan Al Beruni.

Day 1


Breakfast, a departure from Nukus or from Khiva (if departing from Khiva then the itinerary will be re-arranged accordingly). [1]


Ancient Zoroastrian dakhma Chilpik (Tower of silence). Sightseeing takes about 30-60 minutes. [2]


Jampik-kala fortress. Sightseeing takes about 30-60 minutes. [3]


Kizil-kala fortress. About 30 minutes to see. [4]


Toprak-kala settlement. About an hour to explore. [5]


Lunch in the restaurant near Akshakol lake. 
Alternative lunch in the yurt camp near the Ayaz-kala, which is a 30 minutes trip from Toprak-kala.


Ayaz-kala fortress. 1-2 hours to explore. [6]


Arrival in Khiva or Nukus (if started from Khiva). [7]

Route map
Number of tourists Cost per person Price includes:
1 $80
  • Transport fees 

                             Price does not include:

  • Additional meals, alcoholic beverages
  • Guide’s service fees
  • Tips to the driver and the guide
2 $45
3 $35
4 $30

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We accept group tours requests for all kind of tours with a maximum of 16 people (discounts will apply for group tours) in one group.


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"Jipek joli" Hotel, 4 Jipek joli Str.,
Nukus, Republic of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.

Post code: 230103

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