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Uzbekistan Mountain Canyoning

Canyoning, Canyoneering, Traveling in Canyons, Canyon Hiking, Canyons in Uzbekistan

 

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Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and/or swimming.

Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt, though other rock types are found. Canyons can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty.

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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).
 

 

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.

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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.


See the map ...


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-Chimgan-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: Hiking in West Tien Shan

Option 1. Driving from Tashkent through the Galvasay village to the recreation zone "Chimgan" at the foothill of the Chatkal range in the West Tien Shan (100 km, 1,5 hours, 1,300 m). 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. Rock chap at times converging up to 5 m having numerous small waterfalls, baths, rock gorges and with frequent wades can be walked through in 2 hours. Lunch can be organized at the end of canyon. After rest - going downstream the Gulkamsay river to the water intake near the country road. Departure by car to Tashkent along the Charvak water reservoir. Majestic panorama of Ugam, Pskem and Koksu ranges of the West Tien Shan surrounding Charvak water reservoir opens up from the road. See the map ...

Option 2. Driving from Tashkent through the Galvasay village to the recreation zone "Chimgan" at the foothill of the Chatkal range in the West Tien Shan (100 km, 1,5 hours, 1,300 m). 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). Majestic panorama of Ugam, Pskem and Koksu ranges of the West Tien Shan surrounding Charvak water reservoir opens up from this peak. Descent to Chimgan. Departure by car to Tashkent along the coast of Charvak water reservoir.

Price for one day of all routes hiking program

1pax - U$ 70
2pax - U$ 40
3pax - U$ 30
4pax - U$ 20
Mountain Guide included, Mountain gear included, One meal included. Local transportation isn't included.


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



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