Trekking Chimgan gorge - Pesochniy Pass –Small Chimgan – Gulkam canyon – Yangikurgan settlement (1 day)
The route type: one day mountain walk (hiking)
The active part length – 11km, the max altitude – 2100m
The mountain experience: not necessary
(Trekking 11km; +500m, -1000m). The tour takes place in Ugam-Chatkal national natural park, near Tashkent citizens and visitors popular place for rest – Chimgan ski resort, in 90 km from Tashkent. There are many beauty approaches to the canyon from Chimgan settlement through Pesochniy pereval (1830m). Even for not skilled tourists It will take 40 m – 1 hour to get Chimgan gorge (1600 m) till the pass with the altitude drop. From the pass you can walk up for more 270 m higher to Maliy Chimgan peak (Small Chimgan peak) (2100m). An amazing view opens up to the neighboring mountains. Ugam,Pskem, Chatkal ranges are clearly visible, Charvak reservoir is shining in the sun with falling into it Pskem river, Koksu river, Chatkal river. Gorgeous Aukashka Peak (Ohotnichiy peak, 3100m), flowering valleys, legendary settlement Brichmulla. Going down from the passing to Gulkam gorges through a shady birch grove, enjoying the silence and valley views. And finally here is Gulkam canyon – one of the most interesting places in mountains of the Western Tyan-Shan. The canyon rocks are absolutely smooth, water had been running here thousands of years and smoothed all the ledges. It is so much pleasure to walk through Gulkam gorges especially in summer. Having passed through Gulkam canyon, you appear in front of the car waiting for you. Transfer to Charvak hight-mountain reservoir. After photo session transfer to Tashkent (100 km, 2 hrs).
Amazing views, unusual elements of mountain relief, leaves rustling of Turkestan birch and fresh mountain air, waterfall crash and Gulkam rocks water polished will not leave you indifferent. This route is a great opportunity to rest from city problems and get a lot of positive emotions and unforgettable impressions.
The tour conditions:
The itinerary does not have a sport class of difficulty and is available for all tourists who are in good physical form. The weather at the trekking time usually is stable, warm, sunny, but sometimes it is windy and rainy. The temperature in a daytime depends on an altitude and starts form 10 till 30 degrees Celsius. Day crossing is 11 km, the max altitude drop is 1000 m, and the max altitude is 2100 m a.s.l.
The group is accompanied by mountain guide and assistant guide (for large groups). The age limit – 18 ages. Children (from 15 ages) can take part in the trekking accompanied by their parents.
Mountain guide is a leadership of a group and plenipotentiary representative of our company on the itinerary. The guide has a right to change a “string” of the itinerary in connection with weather or other conditions, threatening tourists’ safety.
Every participant should have: rucksack 20-25L, warm clothes, comfortable footwear for trekking, running shoes, water- and windproof overcoats, flashlight, protection cream, sun glasses, head-dress (panama, cap, and little cap).
The active part of the tour is 4,5 – 5 hours. And including the way is 8-9 hours.