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“Chakan Guest House-Emom Askar”

Location and atmosphere
“Chakan Guest house-Emom Askar” is located in 7 kilometers from the main road Kulob-Sh. Shohin (A-385) and 3 kilometers from Dogiston village, Shamsiddin Shohin district, Khatlon region, at the root of eponymous majestic mountain. The guest house is built in national style, and cozy living conditions, warm welcome and reasonable prices for our services will make your stay as comfortable as possible. The guest house has two rooms for up to six people and a veranda, where also in the summer time can accommodate up to 4 people. It offers to guests comfortable and clean rooms decorated in traditional style and trestle bed for rest and meals. On the territory of the guest house is equipped a platform for the organization of tent camp.
Facillities
The guest house has satellite TV, a common summer kitchen with appropriate equipment and inventory, a household plot, a parking place for vehicles, an apple orchard where you can conveniently deploy a tent camp. In the guest house, at the request of tourists, three meals per a day are provided using organic products from the household farms of locals of the nearby Dogiston village. Tourists are offered national dishes from dairy, meat and vegetable products. Local residents will be happy to cook for guests such national dishes as fatirmaska, dangicha, and otalai burida in cooking technology of which preserved local traditions.Also, as part of catering at the request of tourists, the guest house can offer its tourists other dishes that they prefer.
Surroundings and activities
Imom Askar mountain is a kind of symbol of Shamsiddin Shohin district and it is not by chance that its contour is reflected on the tourist emblem of our region. The location of the guest house is a favorite place for many Tajiks, fans of active relaxation, recreation, pilgrimages and tracks in the mountain ranges, who receive here positive emotions and unforgettable impressions of the beauties of nature. The top of the sacred Emom Askar mountain reaches more than 3000 m. above sea level, from where, before the eyes of tourists will be open an indescribable panorama of the majestic mountains of Hazrati Shoh ridge, the Pripamir area and almost the entire southern part of Khatlon region of Tajikistan. Local landscapes and natural beauty amaze with their magnificence, and beliefs and legends told here by local elders mentally carry listeners into the deep past connected with the life of Islam preacher St. Emomi Ali Askari whose tomb is in the heart of the same name mountain in one of the caves. On the way to the tomb, one can see the so-called “Weeping Rock”, which, according to the old men, mourns the death of Emomi Askari for his righteous deeds and good heritage.
Special remarks
“Chakan Guest house-Emom Askar” provides follow the services:  Accommodation in a guest house or accommodation in a tent camp,  Three meals per a day,  Catering services by individual order,  Folklore performances of local residents,  Provision of pack transport,  Guides and interpreter’s services,  Provision of food, kitchen utensils, firewood for cooking on their own upon prior request.  Organization of a walkway to the top of Amom Askar mountain  As part of stay will be organized a visit to the local museum of Chakan embroidery masters, where tourists can learn the secrets of this ancient type of embroidery, the traditions of which are still honored in any local family.

Languages spoken

  • Russian, Tadjik

Lodging

  • Number of persons
    10
  • Number of rooms
    2
  • Prices on request
  • Price includes breakfast

Food

  • Own restaurant/canteen
  • Sales of own produce
  • Meals available
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Distance to supermarket
    10 km km
  • Distance to ecological food store
    no km
  • Distance to restaurants
    10 km km

Facilities

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    Campfire/barbecue
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    Horse riding
  • #
    Guided excursions in the surroundings

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

  • #
    Guided nature tours
  • v
    Horse riding

Smoking and Pets

  • a
    Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

  • Height above sea level (in meters)
    200
  • Y
    Hilly scenery
  • D
    Mountainous to alpine landscape
  • l
    Predominantly agricultural

Route description

Nearest city
Kulob
Nearest village
Doghiston village