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Uzbekistan hiking to Urungach mountain lakes

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HIKING TO URUNGACH LAKES

Itinerary: Tashkent – Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Pskem village – Urungach lakes – Tashkent
Region: Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan
Tour duration: 1 day
Season: April-September
Total length of hiking route: 8 km
Tulipa bifloriformis Vved blooming season: middle of April 

Highlights: Mountain Urungach lakes locates in Ugam-Chatkal national park, just in 160 km from Tashkent city (capital of Uzbekistan). Two lakes locate on the different levels and the water overflowing underground from upper lake to down. The majestic beauty of the lakes and surrounding it mountains let the travelers to enjoy by silence and contemplation of nature. There is a possibility to see a lot of  snowdrops and tulips along the path in the middle of April. At summer time the travelers  can swim in a pure water and to get the sunburn on the lakes’ shores. The Urungach lakes are the unique natural objects, which called by the tourists a "jade lakes" because of the colour. 

Tour program:

05:00-11:00 – transfer  Tashkent – Pskem river (160 km, 1300 m);
11:00-13:00 – hiking to the mountain Urungach lakes;
13:00-14:00 – picnic and rest on the picturesque upper lake (1571 m);
14:00-15:30 – hiking along the left side of the upper lake;
15:30-17:00 – descent to the bottom lake;
17:00-21:00 – transfer Pskem river - Tashkent.

Inclusions:

  • special permit to the nature conservation area;
  • transfer Tashkent - Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Pskem river - Tashkent;
  • Ugam-Chatcal National Park's ecological fees;
  • English speaking guide service;
  • picnic (sandwiches, tea, water, sweets).

Recommended outfit:
1. trekking boots;
2. trekking trousers;
3. windcheater.

Recommended UV protection:
1. cap;
2. sun block cream and sun glasses.

Permitting requirements: 

1. The itinerary passes through the nature conservation area where the special permit demands. The documents for permitting should be submitted in 15 days before the tour. 
2. Copies of the following documents are required for permitting:

  • scanned copy of passport;
  • scanned copy of entry visa. 

Map of hiking route to Urungach lakes  

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    Hiking start & end altitude - 1251 m
    Hiking highest altitude - 1571 m
    Hiking distance - 8,3 km

   

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