Mysterious Pulatkhan plateau
Region: Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan
Type of travel: horse riding
The best season: May - October
Tour duration: 6 days/5 nights
Total length of horseback riding route: 86 km
Itinerary: Tashkent – Aksakata river – Aksakata pass – upper reaches of Karaarchasay river – Pulatkhan plateau - Uytosh – Nurekota river – Aksakota river – Tashkent
Pulatkhan plateau is located among the mountain ranges. The length from West to East - 5,31 km, and from North to South - 2,92 km. The highest point above the sea level - 2823 m. It is the unique natural object, covered by the legends. The path to plateau named “Pulatkhan gate” and its wide is enough to pass over for one man only. There is an incredibly spectacular view from the plateau to the surrounding mountains and rivers. It is possible to sightseeing the mountain goats IBEX, endemic Menzbieri’s marmots, eagles and vultures on the plateau. There are a lot of different medical herbs there.
During the trekking the tourists can sightseeing a different mountain landscapes, a snow peaked mountains, a wealthy flora and fauna of the national park, rivers and waterfalls with pure water, enjoy the meal round the fireplace on camping, and get the information about the history of the plateau from the experienced guide.
Transfer from Tashkent to Aksakata river, Gidjal village (80 km, 2 h). Preparation to horse riding. Horse riding along the Aksakata river through the confluence with Nurekota river to the garden of beekeeper. Camp #1 on the bank of Aksakota river.
Horse riding start point - 990 m
Horse riding end point - 1393 m
Horse riding distance - 13,6 km
Horse riding up along the gorge of Aksakata river to the confluence with Tekeli river. Camp #2 on the bank of Aksakota river.
Horse riding start point - 1393 m
Horse riding end point - 1935 m
Horse riding distance - 14 km
Horse riding along the gorge of Aksakata river, then along the Karangur river (the right headwater tributary of Aksakata river) to the Aksakata pass and then through the Mt.Karangur to the headwater of Koraarcha river. Camp #3 near the head water of Koraarcha river.
Horse riding start point - 1935 m
Horse riding end point - 2275 m
Horse riding distance - 7,6 km
Horse riding through the Mt.Karangur to Pulatkhan plateau. Overview of Western Tien-Shan mountain ranges. Panoramic views to the Tereklisay and Akbulak gorges. Camp #4 on the plateau near the spring water.
Horse riding start point - 2275 m
Horse riding highest poitn - 2851 m
Horse riding end point - 2712 m
Horse riding distance - 17 km
Horse riding from the plateau through the Karangur peak. Passing over through the Uytosh to Nurekota river. Camp #5 on the bank of Nurekota river.
Horse riding start point - 2712 m
Horse riding highest point - 2856 m
Horse riding end point - 1725 m
Horse riding distance - 20 km
Horse riding downstream the Nurekota river to the confluence with Aksakata river and then downstream the Aksakata river to Gidjal village. Transfer to Tashkent (L=80km).
Horse riding start point - 1725 m
Horse riding end point - 992 m
Horse riding distance - 13 km
- transfer Tashkent - Gidjal village (Aksakata river) - Tashkent;
- ecological fees to Ugam-Chatcal national park, registration in the mountain rescue service;
- camping outfit and special equipment (tents, sleeping bags and insulated mats, medical kit, etc);
- FB meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner);
- gas for cooking of meal;
- service of English speaking mountain guide, horse riding instructor and cook;
- OVViG's registration fees (The registration is obligatory for all foreign tourists while staying in Uzbekistan).
1. trekking boots;
2. wool socks;
3. thermo-underwear (for night time);
4. trekking trousers;
6. rain coat/waterproof jacket;
9. head lighter;
11. personal first aid-kit;
12. toilet set;
13. sunblock cream and sun glasses;
*The weight carried in horse's bags are critical, therefore we ask that you keep the weight of your clothing and other stuff to a maximum of 10 kg or lighter.