Itinerary: Tashkent – Aksakata river – Aksakata pass – upper reaches of Karaarchasay river – Pulatkhan plateau - Uytosh – Nurekota river – Aksakota river – Tashkent
Region: Ugam-Chatkal National Park, Western Tien-Shan, Uzbekistan
Season: May - October
Tour duration: 6 days/5 nights
Horse riding distance: 86 km
Pulatkhan plateau locates among the mountain ranges of Ugam-Chatkal national park and boders with Chatkal biosphere reserve. The length of the plateau from West to East is more then 5 km, and from North to South is close to 3 km. The highest point above the sea level - 2823 m. It is the unique natural object, covered by the legends. The enter to the 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 horseback riding 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 altitude - 990 m
Camp altitude - 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.
Camp altitude - 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.
Camp altitude - 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 highest altitude - 2851 m
Camp altitude - 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 highest altitude - 2856 m
Camp altitude - 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 end altitude - 992 m
Horse riding distance - 13 km
- transfer Tashkent - Gidjal village (Aksakata river) - Tashkent;
- Ugam-Chatkal national park’s ecological fee, registration in the mountain rescue service;
- camping outfit and special equipment (tents, sleeping bags and insulated mats, first aid kit, etc);
- FB meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner);
- gas for cooking of meal;
- service of English speaking mountain guide, horse riding instructor and cook;
- registration and touristic tax.
1. trekking boots;
2. trekking trousers;
4. thermo-underwear (spring/autumn season);
7. personal first aid-kit;
8. toilet set.
Recommended UV protection:
2. sun block cream and sun glasses.
*The weight carried in horses' bags are critical, therefore the riders have to keep the weight of personal clothing and other stuff to a maximum of 10 kg or lighter.