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Pulatkhan plateau trekking

 28 July - 1 August 2016 Photo Report Click here to request this tour
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Mysterious Pulatkhan plateau

Region:     Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan
Type of travel: trekking
Tour duration: 6 days/5 nights
The best season:   15 May - October
Total length of trekking route: 86 km

Itinerary: Tashkent – Aksakata river – Aksakata pass – upper reaches of Karaarchasay river – Pulatkhan plateau - Uytosh – Nurekota river – Aksakota river – Tashkent 

Tour highlights:

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. 

Tour program:

Day 1
Transfer from Tashkent to Aksakata river, Gidjal village (80 km, 2 h). Preparation for trekking. Trekking along the Aksakata river through the confluence with Nurekota river to the garden of beekeeper. Camp #1 on the bank of Aksakota river.
Trekking start point - 990 m
Trekking end point - 1393 m
Trekking distance - 13,6 km

Day 2
Trekking up along the gorge of Aksakata river to the confluence with Tekeli river. Camp #2 on the bank of Aksakota river.
Trekking start point - 1393 m
Trekking end point - 1935 m
Trekking distance - 14 km

Day 3
Trekking 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.
Trekking start point - 1935 m
Trekking end point - 2275 m
Trekking distance - 7,6 km

Day 4
A radial ascent through the Karangur peak to the 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.
Trekking start point - 2275 m
Trekking highest poitn - 2851 m
Trekking end point - 2712 m
Trekking distance - 17 km

Day 5
Trekking from the plateau through the Karangur peak. Passing over through the Uytosh to Nurekota river. Camp #5 on the bank of Nurekota river.
Trekking start point - 2712 m
Trekking highest point - 2856 m
Trekking end point - 1725 m
Trekking distance - 20 km

Day 6
Trekking downstream the Nurekota river to the confluence with Aksakata river and then downstream the Aksakata river to Gidjal village. Transfer to Tashkent (L=80km).
Trekking start point - 1725 m
Trekking end point - 992 m
Trekking distance - 13 km


Required clothing:  

1. trekking boots;
2. wool socks;
3. thermo-underwear (for night time); 
4. trekking trousers;
5. sweater or jacket (spring/autumn season);
6. rain coat;
7. cap;
8. slippers;
9. electric torch;
10. camera;
11. personal first aid-kit;
12. sun block cream and sun glasses;
13. toilet set; 
14. rucksack;
15. passport.

Weight restrictions:
*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.

Pulatkhan ENG    Map of trekking route to Pulatkhan plateau   

      Trekking start point - 990 m
      Trekking top point - 2856 m
      Trekking end point - 992 m 
      Total trekking distance - 86 km