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Uzbekistan trekking to Pulatkhan mountain plateau

Uzbekistan mountains trekking hiking tours to plateau Pulatkhan
Uzbekistan mountain trekking hiking tours. Daybreak on Pulatkhan plateau. Uzbekistan mountains trekking hiking tours to  Pulatkhan plateau Uzbekistan mountains trekking hiking tours to plateau Pulatkhan Uzbekistan mountains trekking hiking tours to plateau Pulatkhan


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

Tour duration: 6 days/5 nights
The best season:   15 May - October
Total length of trekking route: 86 km

Highlights: Pulatkhan plateau locates 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 altitude - 990 m
Camp altitude - 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.
Camp altitude - 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.
Camp altitude - 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 highest altitude - 2851 m
Camp altitude - 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 highest altitude - 2856 m
Camp altitude - 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 end altitude - 992 m
Trekking 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 and cook;
  • rent of horses for carrying of the camp outfit and hikers' personal stuff;
  • registration and touristic tax.

Recommended outfit:
1. trekking boots;
2. trekking trousers;
3. windcheater.
4. thermo-underwear (spring/autumn season); 
5. slippers;
6. headlamp;
7. personal first aid-kit;
8. toilet set;

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

Weight restrictions:
*The weight carried in horses' bags are critical, therefore the trekkers have to keep the weight of personal clothing and other stuff to a maximum of 10 kg or lighter. 

Map of trekking route to Pulatkhan plateau

Pulatkhan ENG    

      Trekking start altitude - 990 m
      Trekking highest altitude - 2856 m
      Trekking end altitude - 992 m 
      Total trekking distance - 86 km

Trekking Photo Report 28 July - 1 Aug 2016

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