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Tien-Shan Trekking - Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains

Key Information
Tour Duration:
11 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 14 people
Destination: Uzbekistan
Location: West Tien-Shan Mountains
Specialty Categories: Mountain Trekking/Mountain Climbing
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Season: June - October
International Airfare Included: No
Local Transportation Included: No
Foodstuffs (survival ration) Included: Yes
Personal Travel Insurance Included: No
Personal Equipment Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Mountain Guides Service Included: Yes
Porters Availability: Yes
Cook Availability: Yes
Guide/Climbers Ratio: beginners - 1:5; advanced - 1:7 (maximum limit)
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Mountains, Photo & Sightseeng in Uzbekistan. Sketch itinerary 2017

Mountains, Photo & Sightseeng in Uzbekistan. Sketch itinerary 2017

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Chimgan-Beldersay is the most famous natural area in Uzbekistan, which is located in the mountains of Western Tien-Shan (90 km far from Tashkent). Chimgan in the best way approaches for photo leisure with families and children, Beldersay is more appropriate for hiking and trekking with your cameras. The most interesting areas for touring are situated between 2000-2500 m.

Sketch itinerary 2017

Day 01. Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport, transfer in Chimgan. Arrangements with an accommodation. If the time allows - walking tour around Chimgan Resort area.

Day 02. Early in a morning an ascent to the Western Ridge of Chimgan 2350 m. Majestic panorama of Ugam, Pskem and Koksu ranges of the West Tien Shan surrounding Charvak water reservoir opens up from this point. Descent to Chimgan. Return to hotel.

Day 03. Transfer in Beldersay. Ascent to the highest point of Kumbel peak (2880 m.) with the chair lift. Descent is carried out from mountain Kumbel, which slopes in have smoothed relief (steepness up to 30 degrees) without deep gorges and canyons. Archa and the deciduous woods grow on slopes alternating with open glades. Going up to the top of Kumbel mountain is carried out by chair lift road (length 2250 m). Return to hotel in Chimgan.

Day 04. Going up by a good path to the Pesochniy pass (1,832 m). Descending to the gorge of the Gulkamsay river. After rest in the birch grove go through one of the most beautiful places in the mountains of Uzbekistan - the Gulkam canyon. Canyoning. After rest - climb back to the Pesochniy pass (1,832 m), then ascent to the Smaller Chimgan Peak (2,100 m). Panorama of Ugam, Pskem and Koksu ranges. Descent to Chimgan. Return back to hotel.

Day 05. Early morning pilgrimage to Kyzyl-Jar peak (1,866 m), for a spectacular sunrise over the Greater Chimgan 3309 m. Descent to Chimgan. Walk through the Ak-Sai gorge. Return to hotel.

Day 06. Departure by car to Tashkent along the Charvak artificial lake. The road goes around the lake through the Brichmulla-Nanai area, which incorporates villages, situated in the south-east of the Charvak water reservoir at 960 m. You vill have a look Brichmulla and other villages in the area: Yakkatut, Yanghikurgan, Yusufhona, Yubileiniy, Baladala, Bogustan, and Nanai people. A great majority of population are ethnic tajiks. We will finish our excursion in Khodjikent, place of ancient market with ancient platans and rock paintings. Arrive to Tashkent train station. Leave for Bukhara by the night train.

Day 07.
07.00 Meeting at the Kagan train station. Transfer to Bukhara. A breakfast in hotel;
09.00 Excursion across Bukhara;
19.00 Transfer to train station;
20.50 Train to Samarkand.

Day 08.
01.40 Arrival in Samarkand. A meeting at train station, transfer to hotel.
10.00. Excursion across Samarkand.
17.30. Transfer to the train station.
18.00 Train to Tashkent.
20.00 Arrival in Tashkent, meeting at train station, transfer in the airport.
End of the program

The cost includes:
All meetings, seeng-offs and transfers on a route.
Service of a professional guide.
Accommodation in guest house in Chimgan (or hotel on your choice). Registration.
Railway tickets for a train (compartment) Tashkent - Bukhara, Bukhara - Samarkand.
Railway tickets for «Аfrosiab» train Samarkand - Tashkent.
Service of guides in Samarkand and Bukhara.
Car with the driver during excursion in Samarkand.
Breakfast in Bukhara and Samarkand (and in Chimgan at place of residence).

The cost does not include:
A food in Chimgan and in the cities.
Lift charge in Chimgan and Beldersay.
Entrance tickets for excursion objects in Samarkand and Bukhara.

Price.
2 pax:
550 USD - accommodation in guest house.
630 USD - accommodation in hotel (Standard room).
3 pax:
455 USD - accommodation in guest house.
635 USD - accommodation in hotel (Junior suite room).
4 pax:
485 USD - accommodation in guest house.
600 USD - accommodation in hotel (Standard room).
 

 

Trek Price Per Person
Group of beginners (1:5)
Individual: US$ 880
2 Pax: US$ 495
3 Pax: US$ 367
4 Pax: US$ 303
5 Pax: US$ 264
 
Group of advanced travelers (1:7)
Individual: US$ 880
2 Pax: US$ 495
3 Pax: US$ 367
4 Pax: US$ 303
5 Pax: US$ 264
6 Pax: US$ 240
7 Pax: US$ 220

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Day 1. Мар. We start from the Railroad station in Tashkent at around 8 o'clock in the morning. In about two hours we arrive by train to the Hojikent station. It is a first point of the trek, which is located at a height of 880 m. We start climbing southward following the Bulaksu River back to its sources. Halfway rest, lunch under the shady trees near to one of the Bulaksy River's sources. After lunch we continue climbing toward the Bulaksu Pass 1900 m (+1020 m). You get a splendid view of the Chimgan area from the Bulaksu Pass. There is water welling up from the earth near to this pass. This is a place of the first camp.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
This is a starting point of the trek, which is located at a height of 880 m. We start climbing southward following the Bulaksu River back to its sources and then continue climbing toward the Bulaksu Pass 1900 m
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View back to the ravine of the Bulaksu River.
At a distance - the Karjantau Ridge and the Chirchik River.

Note: For the first two days you will have minimum of package, all your spare packages will meet you at the end of second day in Camp 2.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
You get a splendid view of the Chimgan area from the Bulaksu Pass.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the the Akshurang Pass (1735 m) from the place of first camping.

Day 2. Map. Today we make our way towards the Greater Chimgan Mountain. We pass Akshurang then climb to the Mingtukum Mountain (1960 m), walk down the ridge to the Archaly Pass (1595 m) and then hike a bit eastward to Kiziljar. This is a place of our camp 2. Towards evening we climb to the Kiziljar Mountain (1900 m) in order to take pictures of the Greater Chimgan Mountain from arguably the most optimal earth-based view point.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
The Kiziljar (Red Steep) Mountain (1900 m) and the Greater
Chimgan Mountain (3309 m) - the highest point of this
trek, soon you will be there.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View of the Greater Chimgan Mountain from arguably the most optimal earth-based view point.


Day 3. Map. Repackaging in order to take outfit and foodstuff for the next 6 days. Use of service of the mountain porters is recommended. Our target for this day is the Beldersay river, which springs from highland between West Ridge and Southwest Ridge of the Greater Chimgan Mountain. During first half of this day we climb to West Ridge (Northwestern Spur), pass the Tahtajaylau Saddle (2190 m) and then descend to the Marble Rivulet. Halfway rest, lunch, excursion downstream of the rivulet. After rest we climb to Western Spur of West Ridge towards the Urta-Kumbel Pass (1850 m). From the pass we descend to the Beldersay River, where we set up our third camp.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the Urta-Kumbel Pass (1850 m), the Chet-Kumbel Pass (1880 m)
and the Kumbel Mountain (2306 m) from the Tahtajaylau Saddle (2190 m).


Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
On the riversides of the Marble Rivulet there are plenty
of petrified seashells.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Hip bath of pure marble downstream of the
Marble Rivulet.


Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the ravines of the Shalkuma / Beldersay revers and SW Ridge of the Greater Chimgan Mountain from the place near to the third camp.


Day 4. Map. Today we go south-westward via the Chet-Kumbel Pass (1880 m) to the place of confluence of the Bercota River with the Nurekota River near to the Nurekota village.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View from the Chet-Kumbel pass to the Greater Chimgan Mountain and its SW Ridge.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View from the Chet-Kumbel pass to the Nurekota Valley, Mirzabay Ridge.
At a distance - Imetey (2731 m) and Akkul (2886 m) mountains.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View of one of typical mountain rivers, locally called "says".

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Pure and cool waters of a say (mountain river).
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
This is how a typical shepherd's holding in Tien Shan looks like.


Day 5. Map. Map. Climb up the Akkul Ridge - reach the Imetey Mountain (2731 m) - roundabout the Akkul Mountain (2886 m) - set up a camp before one reaches the Aksakota Pass.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Mountain Ridge in West Tien Shan’s highland.
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Nearly mountain peak.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Roundabout the mountain peak.


Day 6. Map. Climb up the Aksakota Pass (2450 m) - move to the Minjilki Ridge - hike northeast by the ridge via the Karangur Mountain (2942 m) and the 2852 m Mountain to the Pulathan Pass (2590 m) - set up a camp near head waters of the Karaarcha River.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Mountain Ridge in West Tien Shan's highlands.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Passing by mountain peak.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Mountain river head.


Day 7. Map. Excursion to the Pulathan Plateau - return to the camp. Pulathan looks as if it has been sliced off the mountain range (highest point of the Pulathan Plateau is 2823 m). Over time, many caves have been formed by the water which accumulates there. One can climb Pulathan only from the Pulathan Pass; it is inaccessible from the other sides.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Panoramic view to the Pulathan Plateau from northwest.


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Natural Mountain environment of the West Tien Shan's highlands.


Day 8. Map. Return to the Mingjilki Ridge. Transfer lengthwise the Mingjilki Ridge: the Mingjilki Mountain (2842 m), the Jar Mountain (2936 m), the Tahta Pass (2620 m). Set up a camp near the place, called Lazurnie Lujayki. In the environs of the Mingjilki Pass it is possible to explore petroglyphs picturing. The age of these rock paintings amounts many thousands years. In the area one can frequently encounter the ruins of ancient settlements, burial mounds, and, of course, petroglyphs on the rocks.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the Greater Chimgan Mountain from a place near to the camp.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View back to the Mingjilki Ridge from a place near to the camp.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View back to the Mingjilki Ridge at sunset.

Day 9. Map. Change of the porters, other porters, full of strength, bring fresh foodstuffs to this place for the next three and a half days. Repackaging and then ascent to the Greater Chimgan Peak (3309 m). Descent to the Komsomolec Pass (2700 m) of Central Ridge. Set up a camp.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Climb to the Greater Chimgan Mountain from the Tahta Pass.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to south-eastward from southern slope of the Greater Chimgan Mountain. The Pulathan Plateau.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
On top of the Greater Chimgan Mountain (3309 m), gazing at the splendid view.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the Komsomolec Pass - 2700 m.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View from the Komsomolec Pass to the Pulathan Plateau.


Day 10. Map. Descent to Aukaska tract. Rivers Semizsay, Tectoshsu, Mazarsay. Crossing NE Ridge of the Greater Chimgan Mountain, descent to Kuyluksay river. Set up a camp near to the place, called Vodoprovod. Towards evening - excursion to the snowfield and rocks upriver Kuyluksay.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Semizsay
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Tectoshsu
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Mazarsay


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Aukashka
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Mazarsay River, Yangikurgan village, Charvak water reservoir, Burchmulla village on the opposite side of the Charvak water reservoir.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Kuiluksay River


Day 11. Map. Hike to the Kuchkinakuksay River, passing picturesque gorge of the Gulikamsay river, deccent to Yangikurgan village. Hike to the shore of the Charvak vater reservoir. Set up a camp.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Kichkinakuksay


Day 12. Rest ashore the Charvak Water Reservoir. Departure for Tashkent at about noon.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the Charvak Water Reservoir
from the standpoint near to the
Ishkkupruksay River.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to the Charvak Water Reservoir
from the standpoint near to the
Kulabsay River.
Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
Diving to deep waters of the Charvak Water Reservoir.

Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains
View to south-eastward from the place of last camp. From right to left: the Aukashka spur, completed with the Patandozbashi Mountain 1877 m; the Aukashka Mountain 3099 m; the Chatkal River; the Imanhan Mountain (2363 m); the Paltau Mountain (2023 m).

 

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