The Heart of Pamiro-Alai
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Trekking in Uzbekistan. Adventure tours & travel in Uzbekistan
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
Kind of route: motor coach, air and trekking tour
Group size: 2 - 20
Season: July - August
Accommodation: Double in tents and hotels
Conditions: It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag, warm clothes and trekking boots
Description: This adventure tour in Uzbekistan is an example of a hosted package tour, consisting of mountain trekking and one-day hotel accommodation. In the following itinerary only the highlights are shown.
Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent airport. Pick-up, arrival to hotel. Accommodation in hotel. Lunch. City tour around Tashkent: Independence Square, Navoi Theater square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, The Kaffal-Shashi mausoleum (15th c.), Kukeldash Madrasah (16th c.), the Djuma Mosque (9th c.). Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Breakfast. Transfer by truck to the foot of the Turkestan range (the Pamir-Alay mountains region) (370 km). Lunch. Camp 3 on the bank of the Chegesly River. Elevation: 1600 m. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 3: Breakfast. Beginning of the trek. Follow a good path to the upper Chegesly Valley. Lunch. Camp 2 in the alpine zone at the foot of the Jiptik pass. Elevation: 3400 m, Distance: 9 km, Time: 7 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Breakfast. Cross the bare Jiptik pass. The path leads us up to the pass at 3860 m and then down to the juniper forests of the valley of the Jiptik River. Lunch. Camp 3 in a pleasant grove on the bank of a swift mountain river. E: 2400 m, D: 7 km, T: 6 hrs.
Day 5: Breakfast. Trek through mysterious groves along the river and across a bridge, then a steep ascent to the Kugandi pass (3420 m). From this pass you will relish an exciting view of the Karatura River valleyand the ice-capped peak Karatura (5482 m). We descend on a gentle path to the Minteke River. Lunch. Camp 4 in the alpine zone. E: 3100 m, D: 13 km, T: 8 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Breakfast. Walk along the ancient moraine of the Minteke glacier. Lunch. Camp 5 at the foot of the pass E: 4000 m, D: 6 km, T: 6 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: : Breakfast. Strenuous day. Ascent to the Southern Minteke pass (4180 m) along a 200-m stony slope. From this pass you will enjoy the panorama of the Shurovskoy glacier - one of the biggest northern glaciers of the slopes of the Turkestan range. Descent through piles of boulders without a trail. Lunch. Camp 6 on the right moraine of the glacier E: 3400 m, D: 8 km, T: 6 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 8: Breakfast. Rest day and optional excursions. Lunch and dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 9: Breakfast. Easy route to the upper reaches of the glacier and ascent to the Shurovskoy pass (4300 m) along a snow slope. Lunch. Descent by spurs to the Kchemich glacier. E: 3700 m, D: 10 km, T: 7 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Breakfast. Descent from the glacier along the Kchemich River. Lunch. Camp 8 on the bank of the river. E: 3000 m, D: 8 km, T: 6 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 11: Breakfast. Strenuous day. Long ascent to the pass (4050 m). Descent to the beautiful lake Katakyl-Kamma. Lunch. Camp 9 on the shore of the lake E: 2800 m. D: 10 T: 8 hrs. Dinner. Overnight in tents.
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the complete satisfaction of our clients and are happy to meet your special requirements.
Our tour operator will work closely with you or your travel agent to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.