Mountaineering in Uzbekistan

Mountaineering in Uzbekistan

Activity holidays in Uzbekistan. Tours, outdoors in mountains

According to data of “Uzbektourism” the active forms of eco-tourism like rafting, hiking, trekking, rock climbing, speleology, horseback riding, and mountaineering come to 60 percent of all tourism in the Tashkent province. Locals, and also tourists from many other ountries prefer mentioned activities in Uzbekistan Mountains near to Tashkent. Historical-cognitive tourism amounts about ten percent. Inactive forms of eco-tourism attract less than 30 per cent of tourists.

Uzbekistan Mountain Hiking


Uzbekistan Mountain Trekking


Uzbekistan Mountain Canyoning


Uzbekistan Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing

Uzbekistan Mountain Scrambling

Mountain Scrambling

Uzbekistan Mountain Waterfalling

Mountain Waterfalling

Uzbekistan Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Ascending Uzbekistan Mountain peaks

Ascending Mountain Peaks

Uzbekistan Mountain Rafting


Uzbekistan Snowboarding and Snow-skiing

Snowboarding and Snow-skiing

Uzbekistan Mountain Horseback-Riding

Horseback Riding

Mountaineering in Uzbekistan

Tien-Shan Trekking - Trekking in the Tien Shan Mountains

Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of walking, hiking, trekking and climbing up mountains. It is also sometimes known as alpinism, particularly in Europe. While it began as an all-out attempt to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains, it has branched into  specializations addressing different aspects of mountains and may now be said to consist of three aspects: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require great athletic and technical ability, and experience is also very important.

Trekking in the Nurata mountains

Mountains, Photo & Sightseeng in Uzbekistan. Sketch itinerary

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Sketch itinerary 2023

Day 1. 12.00 Arrival in the Majerum village, accommodation in a guest house. The guest house has 4 rooms (15 beds). 13.00 Lunch. 14.00-18.00 Hike around the village (4 km) 19.00 Dinner.
Day 2. Hike from the Majerum village to the Hayat village. 7.00 Breakfast. 8.00-12.00 Visiting a water mill, the 2000-year-old Oriental biota tree and the ruins of an ancient mosque in the Majerumsay valley. Then cross a ridge to the neighboring of the Andygen village. 13.00 Lunch on a tapchan in the Andygen village. 14.00 Walk rond the Andygen village (the ancient mosque Avlieot and Mazar), then hike along the foothills to the Hayat village. 18.00 Accommodation in the guest house. 19.00 Dinner.
Day 3. 7.00 Breakfast. 8.00-12.00 Hike rond the Hayat village, then along the Hayatsaya valley (7 km), visit the ruins of the old village and Severtsov sheep nursery. 13.00 Lunch. 14.00-18.00 Workshop on baking home bread in a tandoor and cooking pilaf. 19.00 Dinner
Day 4. Hike from the Hayat village to the Ukhum village. 7.00 Breakfast. 8.00-12.00 Hike from Hayat village through a small mountain ridge to the neighboring Ukhum village (5 km). 12.00 Accommodation in a guest house in the Ukhum village. 13.00 Lunch. 14.00-18.00 Hike round the Ukhum village, to the mazar Eshon-bobo and to the petroglyphs in the Tykchasay valley (10 km). 19.00 Dinner.
Day 5. 7.00 Breakfast 8.00 Departure

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Uzbekistan mountains

The mountains of Uzbekistan enter in structure of Tyan-Shan and Alay mountain systems. On territory turn the western spurs of Tyan-Shan and Gissar-Alay mountain system. To south and west they gradually lower and turn to plains.

Internal (tectonic) power of Earth formed folds grown the powerful ranges of mountains. 

The mountains and foothills with brook relief, located in east and south-east part of Uzbekistan, where they unite with powerful mountain deep brook massive on territory of Kirgizya and Tadjikistan. Mainly this Ugam, Pskem, Chatkal, Kuramin ranges and their western and  south-western spurs, concerning to Western Tyan-Shan system and Turkestan, Zerafshan and Gissar ranges with their continuous on  south-western – Babatag and Kugintangtau ranges, concerning to Gissar-Alay system. 

Entering on territory of Uzbekistan its spurs formed radiating bundle of mountain chains, constantly less in north-western and south-western directions. The character example is Karjantau, Maygashkan and Surenata ranges in western Tyan-Shan system and Nuratau, Aktau and Kuratau ranges and Karatepa and Ziadin-Zirabulak mountains, being the last of Pamir-Alay. 

Entering in Western Tyan-Shan system the mountain ranges (Karjantau, Ugam, Pskem, Chatkal, Kuramin) began from Talass Alatau (on border with Kirgizstan), further as fan radiate from here and continuos to north-east to south-west. 

The more high point of Talass Alatau is mountain Manas (4482m). The high point of Chatkal range on territory of Uzbekistan – Greater Chimgan peak (3309 m). Between Chatkal and Kuramin ranges located Akhangaran valley. 

The apexes of Western Tyan-Shan covered with snow and glaciers. 

The Chatkal and Kuramin ranges border on north with Fergana valley. From east she borders with Fergana range, from south with Alay and Turkestan ranges. To north-west from Turkestan range raises the Malguzar range, to south-west Chumkartau range. Only the north slopes of Chumkartau entering on territory of Uzbekistan. The valley of Sanzar river separate the Malguzar mountains from Nuratau  mountains. The weak point in this valley named Tamerlan gates. 

The Nuratau mountains stretch on 180 km. Their north slope is steep, the south slope is gently sloping. The high point of North part of Nuratau mountains is Khayatbashi apex (2165 m). The south part of Nuratau mountains consists from separate apexes (Aktau, Karatau, Karagatau, Gabduntau). 

On the south and as parallel to Turkestan range located Zarafshan range. With self eastern part he entering on territory of Tadjikistan. On south from Zarafshan range located Gissar range and his south-western spurs (Yakkobag, Surkhantau, Kugikantau, Baysuntau,  Chakgarand other). Here located the highest point of Uzbekistan – the Khazret Sultan (4643 m). 

In western part of Gissar range are two glaciers – Batirbay and Severcev. On south of Uzbekistan along of border with Tadjikistan located Babatag range. The high point – Zarkasa (2292 m). The main features of orography of Uzbekistan connected with features of geological structure of above-mentioned the mountain systems. 

This bond found expression in these, that between mountain ranges located spacious foothill and intermountain depressions, the large from which is Tashkent-Golodnosteppe, Fergana Zarafshan, Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya.

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.

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 1×1 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  treamlet 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.


Uzbekistan Rock Climbing

Uzbekistan Rock Climbing

Uzbekistan Rock Climbing

Rock climbing, Bouldering, Lead, Top roping, Mixed climbing, In aid climbing

Rock Climbing program in Yangiabad, is celebrating the enchanting rocks of Yangiabad, Uzbekistan, may take place from April – November each year.
The Yangiabad Rocks are very famous among rock climbers since middle of past century. There are plenty of various routes on these rocks. Yangiabad also known as a place with stable and warm weather. We offer you spend five days in the mountains of Yangiabad. After this program all participants are invited to visit Samarkand and Bukahara.

Price is – $550 for the 5 days of the program

This sum includes:
– Accomodation in Tashkent;
– Transportation up to a Yangiabad and back;
– Full board accommodation in Yangiabad;

The given sum does not include:
– Individual guide or accompanying person with a car;.

All participants should have:
– Harness system;
– 2 Carabiners;
– Quickdraws;
– Warm clothes, raincoat;
– Warm cap;
– Trekking footwear;
– Climbing shoe;
– Sleeping mate;
– Chalk;
– Head torch;
– Good mood, songs, jokes, smiles.

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Mountains, Photo & Sightseeng in Uzbekistan. Sketch itinerary

Mountains, Photo & Sightseeng in Uzbekistan. Sketch itinerary

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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 2023

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 Amirsoy mountain resort. Ascent to the highest point (2275 m.) with the gondola lift. Descent is carried out through smoothed relief (steepness up to 30 degrees) without deep gorges and canyons. Archa and the deciduous woods grow on slopes alternating with open glades. 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.

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 PeakGulkam waterfalls, attract a lot of tourists from Uzbekistan and abroad.

Chimgan Mountains Trekking Chimgan Photos

Chimgan landscape photographs West Tien-Shan Mountains Map


Uzbekistan Mountain Waterfalling