Through Koksu Canyon
Adventure tours & travel in Uzbekistan. Trekking in Uzbekistan

Through Koksu Canyon Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
Kind of route: motor coach and trekking tour
Season: July - August
Accommodation: Double in tents and hotel
Tour itinerary: Tashkent - Pskem village - Ikhnachsay River - Koksu River - Ayryk gorge - Brichmulla village - Tashkent

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.
We invite you to take a fascinating trek along the Koksu river gorge in the central part of the Western Tien-Shan, 125 - 170 km from Tashkent. The wildness of the mountain gorge, spectacular steep cliffs 1.5 km high and a vast canyon make the traveller marvel at all that beauty.
In some parts, there is no path and guests must hike along the river bottom. The depth of the river at the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn is 0.5 m. Hikers will cross the lakes along the way by rubber boats.

Tour itinerary: Tashkent - Pskem village - Ikhnachsay River - Koksu River - Ayryk gorge - Brichmulla village - Tashkent

Day 1:

Arrival in Tashkent airport. Pick-up, drop-off at the hotel. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2:

Breakfast. Transfer to Pskemmountain village (140 km, 6 hrs). The camp is on the bank of the Pskem river at its mouth at an altitude of 1200 m. Lunch. Preparation for mountain trekking. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 3:

Breakfast. Walking along the Ikhnachsay rivergorge. Lunch. The camp is after the Ikhnachsay river canyon at an altitude of 1700 m (13 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 4:

Breakfast. Ascent along the gorge to Ikhanachkul Lake. Lunch. The camp is in the upper part of the lake at an altitude of 2450 m (9 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 5:

Breakfast. Summit Koksubashy-1 Pass (3250m). Descend to the source of the Koksu River. Lunch. The camp is at an altitude of 2700 m (10 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 6:

Breakfast. Walking to the upper Sarykamskoye Lake. Lunch. . The camp is on the lake shore at an altitude of 2100 m (15 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 7:

Breakfast. Crossing of the lake by boat. Hike through the Koksu Rivercanyon, numerous fords. Lunch. The camp is behind the former 2nd lake, which disappeared in 1994 after a strong earthquake and spring flood. Altitude 1800 m (11 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 8:

Breakfast. Continue hiking through Koksu canyon. Wild places, steep rocks. The depth of the canyon here is more than 1.5 km. Cross over the last lake. Lunch. Excursion to Ayryk gorge. The camp is at an altitude of 1500 m (15 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 9:Breakfast. Rest day. Walk through the gorge of the Ayryk River to Kichkinekul Lake. Lunch. There are petrified sea creatures and plants among the rocks. Beautiful views of Piezak Mountain(3736 m). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 10:

Breakfast. Continue hiking along Koksu river gorge. The river flows through a forest. There is Koksu mountain range on the left. Lunch. The camp is 2 km lower than the Zambatsay rivermouth (16 km). Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 11:

Breakfast. Walk to Charvak Lake. End of the trip at Brichmulla village(11 km). Lunch. Transfer to Tashkent. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 12:

Breakfast in hotel. Free time. Visits to Oriental bazaars. Lunch. Shopping. Pick-up at Tashkent airport for flight to next destination (according to time-table).

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.

You can alter duration of the tour and places of visits by adding one of the optional tours. Our tour operator will work closely with you or your travel agent to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.

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