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Uzbekistan Mountain Trekking

Uzbekistan Mountain Trekking

Trekking, backpacking, tramping, bushwalking

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Trekking: Trekking combines hiking and camping in a single trip. A backpacker hikes into the backcountry to spend one or more nights there, and carries supplies and equipment to satisfy sleeping and eating needs. A backpacking trip includes at least one overnight stay in the wilderness (otherwise it is a day hike). People are drawn to backpacking primarily for recreation, to explore places that they consider beautiful and fascinating, many of which cannot be accessed in any other way. A backpacker can travel deeper into remote areas, away from people and their effects, than a day-hiker can. However, backpacking presents more advantages besides distance of travel. Many weekend trips cover routes that could be hiked in a single day, but people choose to backpack them anyway, for the experience of staying overnight. These possibilities come with disadvantages. The weight of a pack, laden with supplies and gear, forces traditional backpackers to travel more slowly than day-hikers would, and it can become a nuisance and a distraction from enjoying the scenery. In addition, camp chores (such as pitching camp, breaking camp, and cooking) can easily consume several hours every day. Backpackers face many risks, including adverse weather, difficult terrain, treacherous river crossings, and hungry or unpredictable animals (although the perceived danger from wild animals usually greatly exceeds the true risk). They are subject to illnesses, which run the gamut from simple dehydration to heat exhaustion, hypothermia, altitude sickness, and physical injury. The remoteness of backpacking locations exacerbates any mishap. However, these hazards do not deter backpackers who are properly prepared. Some simply accept danger as a risk that they must endure if they want to backpack; for others, the potential dangers actually enhance the allure of the wilderness. Almost all backpackers seek to minimize the weight and bulk of gear carried. A lighter pack causes less fatigue, injury and soreness, and allows the backpacker to travel longer distances. Every piece of equipment is evaluated for a balance of utility versus weight. Significant reductions in weight can usually be achieved with little sacrifice in equipment utility, though very lightweight equipment can be significantly more costly.

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Special trekking options in Uzbekistan Mountains

Winter backpacking. Ski touring and snowshoeing are alternative forms of hiking (overnight or otherwise) that can be engaged in when the ground is buried deeply in snow.

Thru-hiking is traversing a long-distance trail in a single, continuous journey by starting at one end of the trail with a backpack and hiking essentially unaided to the other end.

Uzbekistan Mountains near to Tashkent

Chimgan Mountains

The Chimgan Mountains are invariably attractive for mountaineers. The wide variety of Chimgan and its surroundings allows the activity in all kinds of mountaineering and landscape tourism. Mountains (Small and Greater Chimgan Peaks - 3,309 m) of Chatkal range, plateaus, the Black Waterfall (40 m) at the lower part of Greater Chimgan Peak, Gulkam waterfalls, attract a lot of tourists from Uzbekistan and abroad.


Chimgan Mountains Trekking Chimgan Photos
Chimgan landscape photographs

West Tien-Shan Mountains Map

Ugam & Karjantau ridges

Another attractive place for mountaineering is situated on Ugam ridge and on the southern; slopes of the Karjantau ridge of the Western Tyan-Shan system.

There are following natural sites, which are of interest of mountaineers in area of Ugam & Karjantau ridges:

Peak Mingbulak (2,628 m) - the highest peak of the Karjantau ridge.

Qizilsuv waterfalls - the pictorial cascades that flow at the sinuous river gorges of Qizilsuv Mountain River.

Loquacious cave is located on plateau Ghiza, 20 km from village Humsan, in a funnel-shaped hollow. On the bottom of the hollow, in the exposure of grey limestone, there is a 1x1 m rectangular aperture transforming to a 1.5 m high sloping tunnel. Its floor is covered with lumps, ceiling being arcaded. This tunnel is 20 m long and leads to the inner larger part of the cave. A ladder is needed in order to proceed into the cave as there is a 6 m high prominence. Then the floor levels out, height reaching 20-30 m. The cave is so named due to a streamlet flowing through it.

Arkutsay – exposure of loess stratum. The site is 3 km west of Humsan, on the right bank of the Ugam River. Section of the formation represents the wall of a small landslide breakaway and is a stratum of interstratifying loess-like loams of Quaternary and fossil soils horizons. The section is unique as it exposes more than 80 m thick deposition of rocks.

Kyrk-Kokyl waterfall (in Uzbek “Kyrk-Kokyl” means 40 plaits) – pictorial waterfall at Pustonlyk – confluent of Ugam River, 9 km from Humsan village.

General routes in Uzbekistan Mountains near to Tashkent

Chimgan-Beldersay Area

• Multi-day trekking around the Greater Chimgan mountain;

• Multi-day trekking through Akshuran pass (1,733 m) to the valley of the Chirchik river;

• Multi-day trekking to the petroglyphs of the Beldersay river;

Multi-day trekking (thru-hiking) along the Chatkal ridge to Pulathan.


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Suggested Routes

Route 1: Around the Greater Chimgan Peak (trekking)

Day 1 Transfer from Tashkent to Beldersay (80 km, 2 hrs.). Walking along the gorge of the Beldersay river to the Chet-Kumbel pass (1880 m). Overnight stay in tents on the picturesque glade. Camp 1.

Day 2 Short day. Walking along the good path to the upper Beldersay river. Ascend to the Kumbell pass (2550 m). Camp 2 near the spring.

Day 3 Very tense day. Climbing along the southern slopes to the summit of Greater Chimgan Peak (3,309 m), descent to the Komsomolec pass (2700 m). Camp 3.

Day 4 Descending from the Komsomolets pass to the gorge of the Mazarsay river. Walking to the place called "Vodoprovod". Camp 4 near the spring

Day 5 Descending to the gorge of the Gulikamsay River. Visiting the Gulikam canyon. In the afternoon passing through Pesochniy pass (1,830 m) to the valley of the Chimgansay river. Collected by car. Return to Tashkent.


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Trek Price Per Person
Individual: US$ 400
2 Pax: US$ 225
3 Pax : US$ 167
4 Pax: US$ 137
5 Pax: US$ 120

Transportation Tashkent-Chingan-Tashkent isn't Included; Personal Equipment isn't Included. Mountain guide service - included. Guide/Climber Ratio: 1:5 maximum limit. The rent of the tents is included for all period of expedition. Food (survival ration), kitchen and climbing gears - included.
Porter service is available for an additional payment ($40/day+food).
The price does not include: personal travel insurance; personal equipment, alcohol, personal expenses.

Route 2: Beldersay ring (trekking).

Day 1 Transfer from Tashkent to the Beldersay river valley to the junction of the Beldersay River and the Marble Rivulet. (85 km, 1,5 hrs). This is the starting point of the route. Climbing to the left shore of the Marble Rivulet which takes 2,5 — 3 hours. Stop at a grove. Camp. Resting and walking around. Acclimatization and preparation for the next day.

Day 2 Breakfast. Climbing to the Urta-Kumbel Pass (1850 m), 1 hour. Beautiful view opens up from the pass to the Chirchik river valley and the Chet-Kumbel pass. Gentle slope leads to the small grove at the shore of the Beldersay river. After short rest continue passing under saddle of the Chet-Kumbel pass. Camp.

Day 3 After breakfast four-hour walk towards rock paintings. Returning to the camp, lunch. Go down along the Beldersay River valley. Departure by car to Tashkent.

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Trek Price Per Person

Individual: US$ 240
2 Pax: US$ 135
3 Pax : US$ 100
4 Pax: US$ 83
5 Pax: US$ 72

Transportation Tashkent-Chingan-Tashkent isn't Included; Personal Equipment isn't Included. Mountain guide service - included. Guide/Climber Ratio: 1:5 maximum limit. The rent of the tents is included for all period of expedition. Food (survival ration), kitchen and climbing gears - included.
The porter service is available for an additional payment ($40/day+food).
The price does not include: personal travel insurance; personal equipment, alcohol, personal expenses.



Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trekking

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