Dayhiking

"And Chimgan lights my way, lights my life…" This is well-known song about Chimgan mountain by famous Russian bards D.Sukharev and S.Nikitin. The proposed routes invite into this region.

The Chimgan recreational area, located in the mountains of Western Tien Shan, at a distance of 80 km from Tashkent, is one of the most beautiful places in Uzbekistan.

Stay at the temperate mountain heights (1200-2000 m) salutarily acts on an organism. Slightly decreased atmospheric pressure, clear air saturated with the fragrance of blossoming grasses and archa (local kind of conifer), improve activity of cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and also prevent against catarrhal diseases; the purest water of the sources, feeding on snow and ice, is a good factor of an organism purification.

Wholesome action of natural factors intensifies by physical activity at pedestrian movement and by satisfaction from successful overcoming of the difficulties. The proposed routes pass through the picturesque mountain district close to the highest top of the range Big Chimgan (3300 m), covered with snow the whole year. From all the below listed mountain passes the majestic views of mountain chains are seen and they add unique charm to a travel.

The tourist center of the region is named Chimgan (1200 m). The weather most often is fine. The access roads are very good. Transfer from Tashkent to the starting point of the routes takes about 2 hours. Period of carrying out of tourist campaigns - since early spring till late autumn.

1). Mramornaya river – Tahtadzhaylyau pass (1990 m) – Chimgan tourist centre

1 Walking upwards along the bank of Mramornaya ("Marble") river to a ridge of Big Chimgan mountain. 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
2 Rest in a picturesque place 1 h
3 Steep climbing to Tahtadzhajljau pass (1990 m). The difference in heights is about 400 m. From the pass the grandiose view of mountains is seen. 1,5 h
4 Descending from the pass to the Chimgan tourist center 45 min

2).  From  Chimgan tourist centre to Khodzhikent village through Ishak-Kuprik-say

1 First part of the pedestrian route is the earth road across the Kyzyl-Dzhar plateau with Big Chimgan on the right and Kyzyl-Dzhar top on the left. There are many kinds of grasses on the plateau, among them there are many medicinal herbs. Being added to a tea they make it fragrant, invigorating and useful. 2 h
2 Descent along a path of the valley of Ishak-Kuprik ("Donkey's bridge") through the orchards (walnut, apple-trees, cherry, plum, hawthorn, dogrose, blackberry). 3 h
3 Final point of the pedestrian route – Gulistan village, after that – the descent by car to Khodzhikent region, where a platan tree of 300-years age and the petroglyphs exist. Among the sights - Charvak dam, confluence with Ugam river and also the views of mountains. __

Note: by request it is possible to combine these 2 routes into 2-day tour with the overnight rest in "Chimgan" hotel of tourist centre or in tents.

3).  Circular route around the Maliy (small)  Chimgan top (2200 m )

Chimgan tourist centre – Pesochny pass (1832 m) (pedestrian part) –  Gulkam gorges  (with the elements of alpinism)  – on the riding horses to Chimgan tourist centre through a grassland

1 "Chimgan" tourist  centre – gradual ascent to Pesochny ("sandy")  pass (1832 m) 2 h
2 Going through Gulkam gorges (with the elements of alpinism). This most interesting part of the track takes certain time depending on physical training and the number of tourists 45 min –

1,5 h

3 On the riding horses to "Chimgan" tourist centre through a grassland. In the process of movement one can see various fruit trees: apple-trees, cherry, plum, walnut and others. 3 h
Note: in hot summer days the movement on riding horses can be changed for

descending from Gulkam gorges to Chatkal water reservoir with bathing in it.

 

4). Route «Sukok Mountains»

On route we saw items such as: extensive fields, orchards and vineyards, cities, towns and villages, mountain villages, flowering foothills, unique vegetation, canals and rivers, mountain streams, smooth stones, juniper and mountain forests, white cliffs bizarre...

7:30 – 9:30  Meeting in Tashkent – «Sukok» village

Group meets at the appointed place, being necessary instructions. A car traveling the road through the villages Dzhumabazar, Namdank, Jambul (Kangly) Namdanak, Shampan. On the way we see vast fields, cross the river Karasu, and after the settlement Dzhumabazar begin hills (adyrs), where in spring you can see many beautiful ephemeral vegetation. We pass the ancient village Namdanak characterized in a different tone. Further, extensive farming, where the grapes are grown, and in the village of Champagne, you can see a lot of vineyards. Village Sukok directly adjacent to the mountains, and at the very end, the team goes out and begins a modest recovery.

9:30 – 12:30  Village «Sukok» - Forestry «CHRES»

Here, close to the village Sukok, adjoins extensive forestry "Chatkal Mining Reclamation Experimental Station" in the NII "Schroeder", where the vast territory grows set of trees. Artificial forest was planted long ago, and currently staff the economy is constantly produce work for the landing of the new seedlings, and protection of the natural complex. First dirt road leads through the forest, among which dominates Crimean pine. In the center of the forest, there are several houses for employees of the station. Gradually the trail climbs a ridge, where the shadow of a small grove uryukovoy can make a halt. After dinner, you can walk to the so-called "singing cave@.

12:30 – 15:00  «Singing cave» - Meeting forest

The cave is a small hole in the wake of right-bank tributaries Sukoksay. The cave is very small, and pushed his head into it, you can hear the noise of water, which boils deep underground. A few meters below, begins withdrawals - here the water is pulled out from under the ground. Next comes our way to the next section of the forest. Must go up a bit, and traverse the path around two small ridges. Area is dominated by the plantation of the same Crimean pine. Also, here, and many others, is not peculiar to our region plants. Employees' Chatkal Mining ameliorative Experimental Station " in the "Schroeder’s Institute" is constantly working on acclimatization of new species. After becoming acquainted with the forest, the group returned back to apricot grove.

15:00 -  16:00  Apricot grove – short walking up the range

After the tour to the cave and forest area, recreation will be organized. At the request of tourists, you can make a little walk up the ridge, through a small rocky area. It holds great expanses of mountains Sukok. A little further north, one of the ridges, another apricot grove are lying.

16:00 – 17:30  Forestry «CHRES» - Village «Sukok»

Way back in the village "Sukok" will be the same way, and at the beginning of the group once again passes through an extensive forestry "Chatkal Mining Reclamation Experimental Station" in the Institute "Schroeder", where in light of the evening sun wood painted in other colors. Upon emerging from the forest, the village begins "Sukok", where you can see evening life of the village, with its unique color and ethnography. Clay houses, pets, women wash clothes in the river, kids romping in the streets.

17:30 – 19:00  Departure to Tashkent

Departure with the vehicles goes along the same route, and along the route through the hills and foothills of the "Karakay", you can do a lot of interesting snapshots - the place is very picturesque

Price for 1-day hiking includes only our mountain guide services – 50$ per guide. (2 guides for 10-20 pax. 3 guides for 20+ pax).

Cost does not include lunch and mineral water for clients.

On pre-request, guide can organize gas ballons, for boiled water and tea.

We wish you nice holidays!!!

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