Celestial Mountains

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  • Tour duration 8 days
  • Узбекистан
  • Min number of people 7
  • Max number of people 14
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This surprisingly interesting tour is light trekking in picturesque mountains of South-West Tien-Shan in the region of Chimgan, Beldersay and Ugam-Chatkal State National Natural Park. Trekking is finished by the photo session on the beaches of Charvak mountain reservoir. Seven days trekking with full porterage, day walk up to 16km, day hight gain/drop amplitude up to 900m and altitude between 1,500m to 3,300m above sea level.

The itinerary doesn’t require a heavy sporting category of difficulty. It is available for all tourists, having a good physical condition. The weather is usually stable, warm, sunny during the trekking, but it’s possible some precipitation and wind. Day temperature, depending on altitude is from 10 degrees up to 30 degrees. Donkeys will carry items of baggage (up 12 kg/person) during the trekking. Mountain guide and cook escort will be accompanying the group. Age limits – 18. Children (from 15) can participate in trekking accompanied by parents.

Every participant of the group should have a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm clothes, comfortable shoes for trekking, running shoes, water- and windproof overcoats, flashlight, protection cream, sunglasses, cap. it’s possible to rent sleeping bags, sleeping pads.

Locations you will visit

  • Tashkent
  • Aksakata River
  • Nurekata River
  • Karaungursay
  • Mingjilki Range
  • Chatkal Range
  • Pulatkhan Plateau
  • Pskem Range
  • Karaarcha River
  • Mingjilki Ridge
  • Takhta Pass
  • Chirchik Valley
  • Chimgan
  • Beldersay River
  • Charvak

Included

  • Camping
  • Full board: the Chiefcook accompaning the group (kitchen equipment)
  • English speaking guide (mountain skills)
  • Horses or donkeys carrying for baggage items
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned transport

Not included

  • International flight tickets (optional)
  • Flashlight and similar tools
  • Mountain trekking shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Insurances
  • Photo and video charges
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Special requests on food and meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Leisure activities

Your Itinerary — in Brief:

Camping with extensive trekking in picturesque mountains of South-West Tien-Shan in the region of Chimgan, Beldersay and Ugam-Chatkal State National Natural Park.
Trip profile:  7day’s trekking with full porterage, day walk up to 16km, day hight gain/drop amplitude up to 900m and altitude between 1,500m to 3,300m above sea level.

Day 1

Arrival to Uzbekistan. Pick up from the airport by the local partner. Early hotel check-in. Breakfast.

Transfer from Tashkent to the trekking starting point (65 km, 1,5 hrs from Tashkent). Walking up along Aksakata River up to the junction with Nurekata River (10 km, ~ 4 hrs, +400m). A good path runs along the canyon of the river. Overnight at the camping at 1500 m.a.s.l.

Day 2

Walking along the valley of Aksakata River (16 km, 6 hrs, +700m). Along the path, we walk up along the river-bed of Aksakata River. On the way, you will observe mother nature beauties, such as Shepherds’ summer huts, a wonderful waterfall, barberry and dog-rose bushes, fruit trees etc. The camping is near the natural spring (2200 m).

Day 3

Walking to upper courses of Karaungursay (15 km, ~6 hrs, +300m). Walking along with a path via Aksakata Pass (2450 m) and further along the ridge of Mingjilki Range. Amazing views of Chatkal Range. The camp is near the natural spring (2500m).

Day 4

Walking on high-mountain, covering by legends, enigmatic Pulatkhan Plateau (15 km, 6 hrs, +250m). The flocks of sheep are seen on the way and Chatkal and Pskem Ranges are in full view, numerous colonies of curious Menzbier’s marmots. The camping is near the natural spring (2750 m).

Day 5

Walking to the sources of Karaarcha River (15 km, 6 hrs, +500m, -300m). Moving around Mingjilki Ridge and further via Takhta Pass. Visiting the shepherds’ stopping place. Panoramic views on environing mountains and Chirchik Valley. Camping (2700m).

Day 6

Visit popular highest point of Chimgan (3309m) and walk to Beldersay River (15 km, 7 hrs, +600m, -1500m). Camping is on the river side (1800m).

Day 7

Walking to mountain-skiing Beldersay resort (6 km, ~2 hrs). Transfer to Charvak high-mountain reservoir. Photo session. Transfer to Tashkent (100 km, 2 hrs).

 

Day 8

Departure. Transfer to the airport by the local partner.

Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi, Ўзбекистон Республикаси), is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia. It is a unitary, constitutional, presidential republic, comprising twelve provinces, one autonomous republic and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five countries, Kazakhstan to the north; Tajikistan to the southeast; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Once part of the Turkic Khaganate and later Timurid Empires, the region that today includes the Republic of Uzbekistan was conquered in the early 16th century by Eastern Turkic-speaking nomads. The area was gradually incorporated into the Russian Empire during the 19th century, and in 1924 what is now Uzbekistan became a bordered constituent republic of the Soviet Union, known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (Uzbek SSR). Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, it declared independence as the Republic of Uzbekistan on 31 August 1991 (officially celebrated the following day). Uzbekistan is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. The country's official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in the Latin alphabet and spoken natively by approximately 85% of the population; however, Russian remains in widespread use. Uzbeks constitute 81% of the population, followed by Russians (5.4%), Tajiks (4.0%), Kazakhs (3.0%), and others (6.5%). A majority of Uzbeks are non-denominational Muslims.
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