Trekking Tour with Silk-way.uz
Uzbekistan’s nature never fails to impress with its contrasts - from endless hot deserts to majestic snowy mountains, wide open steppes to fertile green oases. You can find a lot of different rare plants and animals, including some that are endangered and can only be found in Uzbekistan. For those looking at an adventurous vacation, Uzbekistan offers plenty of opportunities: climbing and skiing in the Chimgan Mountains, jeep trips through the deserts, trekking along the edge of the Aral Sea, kayaking and fishing in mountain rivers, and beach holidays on lakeshores. Any of these adventure trips offered by Silk-way.uz is a good way to get a new perspective on Uzbekistan, and to discover the nature and untouched spots of the country.
Meeting on arrival and transfer to pre-booked hotel. Full day sightseeing tour in Tashkent, during which, you will see the old and new parts of our capital. First half of a day includes excursion to Hast-Imam architectural complex, where you can see famous Koran of Caliph Osman – VIII century manuscript Koran.
Then proceed to Chorsu Bazaar, which was very famous on the Great Silk Road and Kukeldash Madrassah constructed in XIX century. After lunch the second half of excursion starts: here you will see - Independence and Amir Temur Squares, Museums of Applied Arts and Amir Temur, Tashkent Metro, Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi etc. When you will finish the excursion, drive to restaurant for having a dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Chimgan Mountains (L= 110 km). Drivers will bring you to the starting point of Beldersai Cable way and you will ride on it to the Kumbel Mountain (Highest Point 2307m, duration 2500m, elevation 565m). On arrival to the highest point of the cable way you will have a short hiking to the peak of Kumbel Mountain to see the Meteorological station and the beautiful panorama of the mountains and valley. Then you will have an easy descent from the mountain peak to see the Marble River, where you will have a picnic lunch on the small glade over the river. Then you will move towards the road where you will be picked up by the driver and transferred to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel you will be picked up by the driver and brought to the starting point of the trekking to Urungach High Mountain Lake. This lake was formed due to the collapse of the rock which became as the natural dumb. First you will climb to the small bottom lake and after a short stop you will continue to the upper lake, but the climbing process will be not so easy, as it was.
Splendid beauty of the lake and mountains will give you a unique opportunity to enjoy the silence and contemplation of the nature. In a good weather you can also swim in crystal clear water and sunbathe on the shore of the lake. We assure that you won’t remain indifferent and the best impressions about this unique mountain lake will leave in your memory forever! After descent from the lake drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
You will climb to the “Sandy” Pass and see Gulkam canyon. Gulkam gorges are located on the territory of Ugam-Chatkal National Park on the height of 1830 m above the sea level. Here you will see beautiful waterfalls, which can reach 8 meters in height, wonderful and picturesque birch wood, deep and long corridor which turned into the narrow gorge with sheer cliffs, which are dozens meters in height. This is a best place for extreme fans! Then after descent from the gorge you will have opportunity to spend several hours swimming in Charvak water reservoir. After swimming you will be transferred to hotel for dinner and overnight.
In the morning you will be brought to the foothill of Big Chimgan Mountain (H=3309 m). From here you will start climbing. It will take around 4-6 hours. Each participant of the climbing must have a special wear for it and jacket with hood, special headdress and footwear.
In general the climbing process is quiet complicated, climbing on some of the rocks and cliffs must be with rope and safety equipment. The instructors will provide maximum safety for each climber. After descent from the Big Chimgan Mountain you will be transferred to Tashkent. Dinner will be at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Early breakfast and transfer to Samarkand by "Afrosiyob" express train. Arrival at Samarkand. Meeting and assistance upon arrival. Today you will have full day excursion around Samarkand. The first monument is the heart of Samarkand Registan ensemble which consists of three madrassahs – Sher-Dor, Mirzo Ulugbek and Tilla Kori.
Later visit famous Gur-Emir mausoleum – the family tomb of great conqueror Tamerlane, Bibi-Khanym Mosque – this monument was built by Tamerlane for his wife, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis - here is buried the cousin of prophet Kussam Ibn Abbas, who is one of the outstanding persons among all, which are buried in Shakhi Zinda.
Also you will have opportunity to visit Khodja-Daniil (Daniyar) prophet Mausoleum and Mirzo Ulugbek’s observatory – the construction which was used for observing the stars by first prominent astronomer. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Baisun village. This village is listed in UNESCO World Heritage and in the list of “Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity”. This village preserves the memory of long-forgotten great civilizations: from the times of Tamerlane’s Great Empire. In ancient times the caravans passed though this village, as it was the point of the crossroad of Great Silk Road.
Customs and traditions of Baisun village are quite different from other regions and worshipped by local population. Baisun is famous for its delightful needlework from unusual patterns of “Suzane” embroidered on carpets to unique ceramics. Here you can see “Surkhan Nature Reserve” with its rich flora and fauna, and one of the first dwelling sites of human “Teshiktash”, which is well-known in the whole world, there were found the remains of Neanderthal child in 1938. After excursion transfer to Guest house. Dinner and overnight in guest house.
Early morning approx. at 4 o’clock you will be transferred to the starting point of trekking to Khoja Gur- Gur Ota Mountain (H=3720m) in Gissar mountain ridge. There are two ways to the foothill of this mountain: first is through Derbent gorge - Machai, Kizil Naur and Kentala mountain villages and the second way is through Alachapan, Kairak and Dyubolo mpountain villages which is the most difficult even for professionals.
So choosing the first way you will start to climb through the rocks, Raushan Mountain Lake, juniper forest, stone slabs and steep slopes, to the sloping top of the mountain with 500 meters cliff edge. In the late afternoon after having a rest and taking photos of the picturesque cliff, descent and return back to Baisun guest house.
Morning you will be transferred to Samarkand region to Khazrat Daud holy mountain. You will climb to this mountain by a very long staircase (2500 steps). There is a mosque on the top of the mountain which was constructed in honor of Khazrat Daud (Jewish King David) and cave with narrow entrance.
Legend say that if someone will make a wish here, so it will come true. There are two niches in the cave: over the first you should make a wish and over the second you should ask for forgiveness. Then you may hope that your wish come true and you will have a bright future soon. After descent from the mountain you will be transferred to Tashkent. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning you will be met and transferred from the hotel to the International Airport to catch a departure flight home.