Backpacking

1.  Mramornaya river – Urta-Kumbel pass  (1843 m) – Beldersay river– Chet-Kumbel pass (1880 m) – rock paintings – Nurekata river – Aksakata river – Gildzhal village

Duration4 days (3 nights)

I 1 Walking-tour around the Chimgan tourist centre. Transfer to Mramornaya ("Marble") river, starting point of the tour. 1 h
2 Pedestrian movement along the bank of Mramornaya ("Marble") river to a picturesque place of rest near Urta-Kumbel pass; at the beginning of a route the waterfall is observed.  There are marble pools in the river and the coniferous trees on the mountainsides. 3 h
3 The overcoming of Urta-Kumbe pass (1843 m); descent up to overnight stop on Beldersay river. 2 h
II 1 Ascent to Chet-Kumbel pass (1880 m). From the pass the majestic view of mountain chains is seen. 40 min
2 Passage along highlands for a seeing of rock-paintings; the return to Chet-Kumbel pass. 5 h
3 The descending from the pass to Nurekata river to the place of night rest 40 min
III 1 Passage through picturesque mountain district along Nurekata river bank to the confluence with Aksakata river. There are orchards on each side of a path. The night rest will be at the confluence. 5 h
IV 1 Passage to the Gildzhal plateau (1800 m), from which the valley of the largest river of a district – Chirchik – is seen. 3 h
2 The descending from the Gildzhal plateau to the Gildzhal village. 2 h
3 Rest in national country house. Departure by car. 1,5 h

Price:

Pax: 1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-10+1 11-14+1 15-18+1 19+1
Price per pax, $ 545 390 312 242 190 188 167 153

Cost includes:

- 1 mountain guide for <10 pax, 2 guides for 10+ pax;

- cook (cook’s assistant for 8+ pax group);

- equipment rent (tents, kitchen, table equipment);

- accommodation in tents (2 persons per tent);

- full board;

- staff meals (guide, cook, porters, horse herders);

- herders with horses (for groups 6+ pax);

- porters.

Cost does not include:

- transportation Tashkent - Tashkent;

- accompany-guide-interpretator;

- med-kit;

- insurance;

- tips for staff.

2. Ring route around Big Chimgan mountain (3300 m) (5 days /4 nights)

Mramornaya river – Urta-Kumbel pass  (1843 m) – Beldersay river – Chet-Kumbel pass (1880 m) - rock paintings – Tahta pass (2800 m) – Komsomolets pass (2720 m) – Pesochny pass (1832 m) – Chimgan tourist center suggested

period: from 15th  June –till 15th  September

I 1 Walking upwards along the Mramornaya ("Marble") river to the rest place. Marble pools in the river and the coniferous trees on the mountainsides. 3 h
2 Passage across Urta-Kumbel pass  (1843 m); the descending from the pass to the overnight stop on Beldersay river. 2 h
II 1 Ascent to Chet-Kumbel pass  (1880 m). From the pass the majestic view of mountain chains is seen. 40 min
2 Passage along Beldersay ridge to the rock-paintings. 5 h
3 The overnight stop near Tahta pass.
III 1 The overcoming of Tahta pass (2800 m). Walking along the path round Big Chimgan top. All the time of movement the impressive views of mountains are observed. 6 h
2 The overnight stop near the Komsomolets pass.
IV 1 The overcoming of Komsomolets pass (2720 m). The view of Chatkal water reservoir and surrounding mountains. The descending to the head of Gulkam river. 6 h
2 The overnight stop near water sourse ("City water"). -
V 1 Radial walking-tour to Gulkam gorges. 2 h
2 Ascent to Pesochny ("Sandy") pass (1832 m). View of Chimgan recreational area. 2,5 h
3 The descending from Pesochny pass to Chimgan tourist centre. 40 min

3. Route «Sights of Mramornaya river»

Route duration is 2 days with one overnight stay in the mountains. Sights of this route is the most beautiful views of the mountains Chimgan and the Mramornaya River. Along the route, we meet a beautiful juniper, picturesque meadows and artifacts of the ancient seas - fossils of ancient shellfish.

Days Route
1 7:30 – 10:00  Tashkent - Chimgan

The way to Chimgan mountains leads on the highway along the left bank of the river Chirchik, which is the main waterway of the Tashkent oasis. We pass a suburban village Bordonkul. More extensive dekhkan lands are replaced one after the other, and far to the east has seen a chain of mountains  - Chatkal range. In the area of settlement Karabay, on the other side of the river will be visible Chirchik city with its numerous businesses, shops and factories. Gradually, the road approaching the mountain slopes, and in Gazalkent already spurs of the ridge very close to its southern borders. Here we turn off the highway onto the road leading to the mountain tract Chimgan along Galibasai. On the way we pass several typical mountain villages, and soon drive up to the pass Melovoy, after which overlooks the valley Chimgan. Not reaching a bit to tourist complexes, the group goes, and begins its way toward the pass Tahtadzhyaylyau.

10:00 – 15:00  Chimgan – Mramornaya River

After a short rest we go to the pass "Tahtadzhaylyau" (2190 m). The trail passes through a small tree and shrub thickets, winding and avoiding the dry beds of streams. From the pass you can see ridges and spurs of the mountains with numerous juniper. During the descent from the pass in the Marble River, be careful, because places the track quite slippery and loose. After the descent, arrange parking on one of the many glades abound everywhere here. Lunch and some rest.

15:00 – 18:00  Hiking in Mramornaya River area

In the afternoon, you can organize a small walk along the river, or pass Urtakumbel (1850 m), which opens a panorama of mountains Beldersay. A feature of the area is great amount of juniper in this area.

18:00 – 19:00 Preparation for the dinner, rest

After returning from study trip you’ll have a dinner. In the evening, in the light of the campfire at night, talking about the past and travel stories and playing guitar.

2 07:00 – 09:00 Wake up, breakfast

09:00 – 12:00 Hiking in Mramornaya River area

After breakfast you can walk up the gorge, or get back to the pass Urtakumbel (1850) for a view of the surrounding mountains.

12:00 – 14:30 Gathering up and descent along the Mramornaya River to the road

With departing downward on the Marble River, following the trail leading through the juniper and the picturesque green fields. Soon you can come across fossils - ancient clams and shells, occurring right at the trail. Gradually begin to appear all kinds of holiday homes and children's camps. And at the end of the gorge you can still admire the great waterfall. You can organize a light lunch.

14:30 – 16:00 Departure, Chimgan touristic base, Charvak Lake, “Chinar” national cafe

At the exit of the gorge on a paved road, we will have transportation to the city, but the other way - through the cottage and the village Chimgan, Charvak reservoir and Hodzhikent where a small stop for inspection and photographing of the territory usually are made. And teahouses Chinar stop to inspect the petroglyphs and 600-year-old Chinara.

16:00 – 18:00  Departure to Tashkent

On the way back we drive along the right bank of Chirchik River, through Gazalkent and Chirchik town, where we also met interesting objects - rivers and canals, streets, towns and villages, extensive fields and orchards...

Price:

Pax: 1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-10+1 11-14+1 15-18+1 19+1
Price per pax, $ 273 180 150 110 125 100 87 98

Cost includes:

- 1 mountain guide for <10 pax, 2 guides for 10+ pax;

- cook (cook’s assistant for 8+ pax group);

- equipment rent (tents, kitchen, table equipment);

- accommodation in tents (2 persons per tent);

- full board;

- staff meals (guide, cook, porters, horse herders);

- herders with horses (for groups 6+ pax);

- porters.

Cost does not include:

- transportation Tashkent - Tashkent;

- accompany-guide-interpretator;

- med-kit;

- insurance;

- tips for staff.

We wish you nice holidays!!!

4. Route «Karankul – Akshuran – Chimgan – Gulkam - Yangikurgan»

(Attention: Time for this route – June – October only!)

The route is designed for 4 days and 3 nights. On the route we saw the wooded mountain slopes Karankulsaya, typical for the western Tien-Shan, the white cliffs of bizarre pass Akshuran, wooded south-eastern slopes of the ridge Kungurbuka, open expanses of the pass Archaly, tract Chimgan and its hostel, snow and Aksai Black Falls, Pass Tan, Gulkam gorge with their birch groves, gorges and a waterfall, a typical mountain village Yangikurgan and Charvak reservoir with its magnificent views.

Day 1. Karankul – Akshuran pass Getting a hike from the village Karankul located along Hodzhikent reservoir. We pass through this village and go up the road about 5 km along Karankulsay. The trail gradually, along a wooded area, passing the small mountain villages and gardens, rocky ledges and juniper takes to pass Akshuran about 10 km. Overnight is provided on one of glades before the pass.
Day 2. Akshruan – Chimgan touristic complex

Morning overview of the pass. The peculiarity of the pass Akshuran are the white cliffs, odd shape, formed by the weathering of rocks. The rocks are like ruins of the ancient city. Numerous "towers" and "walls" perched on each other, have a considerable impression. Sami rocks are just below the pass, and in its depths give rise to the river Karankulsay, which is formed of several turbid, from the rock, streams. Streams of these are divided among themselves by the rocks, walking among them, you can see all sorts of fantastic pictures: a rock with a "hole", "gate", "columns" and many others. The outlines of the many rocks in the imagination conjures up the real and unreal creatures. Dense vegetation makes the white cliffs of additional colors, and a separate stand-pointed juniper trees underline the desire of these rocks rise into the sky. Descend into the valley Chimghan (14 km) by first traverse, avoiding wooded slopes, then along the low hills across the pass Archaly trail gradually decreases and brings to the asphalt road leading from Gazalkent to Chimgan. Near the camp site - a small vacation - visiting the territory. You can ride on the "cable car". There are horse rentals. After - to take small rise in the bed of Aksai toward his Sn??ník. Up a camp. Excursion to the snow and a waterfall.

Day 3. Chimgan - Gulkam In the morning after breakfast - down to the road. After 2 km along the asphalt in the direction of the village Chimgan, then climb to the pass Peschanniy - Gulkam (1832 m). Overview of mountain ranges from the pass. Innovative and beautiful views - the valley Chimghan with it’s village and camp site on the one hand, and a number of rocky ridges covered with juniper on the other side. It’s possible climb Small Chimgan (2097 m). The descent from the pass in the direction of Gulkam gorge first passes along zigzag path, then along Gulkamsay. After lunch, viewing the falls and gorges. Overnight provides for a meadow of Gulkam or Kuylyuksay.
Day 4. Gulkam – Yangikurgan – Hojikent - Tashkent In morning after breakfast and charges a small rise on the watershed of Gulkam and Mazarsay. Bypassing the gorges of the upper trail, then descend to Yangikurgan. In good weather we can descend and pass gorges. After the gorges trail leads to the village Yangikurgan. Here we can be acquainted with the life of the mountain villages. Departure by car to the side of Hodzhikent, along the deep lake and recreation area "Pyramids" near Yusuphana. In Hodzhikent viewing - 600-year-old plane trees, petroglyphs and a waterfall. Then depart for Tashkent.

Price:

Pax: 1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-10+1 11-14+1 15-18+1 19+1
Price per pax, $ 545 390 312 242 190 188 167 153

Cost includes:

- 1 mountain guide for <10 pax, 2 guides for 10+ pax;

- cook (cook’s assistant for 8+ pax group);

- equipment rent (tents, kitchen, table equipment);

- accommodation in tents (2 persons per tent);

- full board;

- staff meals (guide, cook, porters, horse herders);

- herders with horses (for groups 6+ pax);

- porters.

Cost does not include:

- transportation Tashkent - Tashkent;

- accompany-guide-interpretator;

- med-kit;

- insurance;

- tips for staff.

We wish you nice holidays!!!

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