UZBEKISTAN HIKING & HOMESTAY IN UGAM-CHATKAL NATIONAL PARK
Tulips watching season: April
Itinerary: Tashkent – Ugam-Chatkal national park – Tashkent
Tour highlights: Four days hiking tour in Ugam-Chatkal national park including accommodation at the guesthouse in the mountain village Yakkatut located on the shore of Charvak lake. The tour package designed for spring-autumn season and very popular among the tourists who like to combine a hiking in the mountains and homestay. The homestaying will alow tourists to enjoy the hospitality, try national cuisine and see the authentic life of locals. The hiking trails locates close to the village and each route has its own zest. During four hikings tourists will pass through a canyon, ascend to the top of the mountain, visit an archeological site, sightsee the lakes, rivers, waterfalls and caves.
Day 1: Tashkent - Ugam-Chatkal national park. Hiking through Gulkam canyon
Transfer from Tashkent to Ugam-Chatkal national park, Chimgan gorge (85 km, 1.5 h). Ascend to Pesochny pass (1550 – 1830 m). Descend down through the birch grove to Gulkam river. Picnic on the bank of the river. Descent to the canyon on the rope and sightseeing the Gulkam waterfall. Hiking through the canyon to the T-junction of Gulkam and Mazarsay rivers. Transfer to the village Yakkatut (4 km). Accommodation and dinner in the local house. Overnight in the village located on the shore of Charvak lake.
Hiking distance: 5 km
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Day 2: Ugam-Chatkal national park: Mt.Patandazboshi (1823 m)
Breakfast. Transfer to Chatkal river (3 km). Ascend to the top of the mountain. Picnic on the top of the mountain (1823 m). Enjoying the picturesque scenery and eagles’ flying from the top of the mountain. Descend down to the river. Transfer to the village Yakkatut (4 km). Dinner in the house. Overnight in the village.
Hiking distance: 10 km
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Day 3: Ugam-Chatkal national park: Hiking to Paltau valley
Breakfast. Transfer to Paltau river. Hiking upstream the Paltau river. Sightseeing of Paltau river waterfall (H=25 m). Hiking to the birch grove. Picnic lunch in the birch grove. Visiting of the archeological site – grotto “Obi-Rakhmat”. Hiking to Chatkal river. Transfer to the village Yakkatut (3 km). Dinner in the house. Overnight in the village.
Hiking distance: 13 km
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Day 4: Ugam-Chatkal national park - Tashkent
Hiking to Aksarsay waterfall and sightseeing auto tour round Charvak lake
Breakfast. Transfer to Pskem river round Charvak lake shore (10 km). Hiking upstream Aksarsay river (950-1000m). Sightseeing the waterfall. Picnic near the waterfall. Hiking to Pskem river. Transfer to Tashkent (100 km, 2 h).
Hiking distance: 15 km
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Price per tourist: upon request
- All transfers in accordance to the program, 4WD NIVA LADA;
- Half Board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) at the local house in the village Yakkatut;
- swimming pool in the guesthouse (20 May-15 October);
- English speaking guide service;
- picnic (sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, sweets, bonbons, tea, water);
- service of picnic serving;
- *permit to Paltau valley;
- ecological fee of Ugam-Chatkal national park;
- registration and touristic tax.
* The itinerary of the hiking to Paltau valley passes through the nature reserve where the special permit is demanded. The documents for permitting should be submitted minimum 20 days before the beginning of the tour.
The following documents are required:
- scanned copy of passport;
- scanned copy of visa.
1. trekking boots;
2. trekking trousers;
Recommended UV protection:
2. sun block cream and sun glasses.