Tour A-026 Around the Big Chimgan

Specializationhorse riding (second level of difficulty)

Duration- 10 days


Best timeto travel is June the 1st to September the 30th


Location:This tour is held on western Tian-Shan, Tashkent region of Republic of Uzbekistan.


Group size.This adventure travel holiday is generally limited to a maximum 8 people, not including any trek leaders or journalists. We feel that larger group sizes have an adverse for the natural environments and cultures.


This fascinating tour begins in 2000 years old city of Tashkent which will stagger you by the exotic of its old part, noisy and rich bazaars, byline monuments and modern architecture, and mainly - its tradition orient hospitality. Mountain area of Western Tyan-Shan begins 60 km. to the East from Tashkent. There are 5 main mountain ranges (Ugamskiy, Kuraminskiy, Chatkalskiy, Korgantau and Pskemskiy) with many branches in the area of 20 000 km2 between Talass and Fergana Valleys. Richness of this area of defferent summits, ranges, rivers, lakes as well as peculiar natural and climate conditions are favorable for mountain tours. Summer (July-August) in valleys is hot and dry, but upper in the mountain it is getting cooler. In valleys the temperature is 300 C above zero and on the altitude of 1500 m it’s +200 C. In summer time it rains very seldom. The temperature drops for 24 hrs. are from +120 C to +300 C. The active portion of this tour will acquaint you with one of the most picturesque places of Western Tyan-Shan and Chimgan natural boundary. To cross pass on the back of a horse is not difficult as all passes are scree-grassy.



Day 1.Arrival in Tashkent. Met and transfer to a hotel. Check in the hotel. Lunch. Excursion around the architectural monuments of Tashkent city, including visit to Kukeldash Medresseh (CXVI), Barak-Khan Medresseh (CXVI), Kaffal Al Shashe Mausoleum (CXVI), Khast-Imam complex and Orient Bazaar of Chor-Su for 4 hours. Dinner . Hotel.

Day 2.Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Chimgan natural boundary (D=90km.). Lunch en route. Acquaintance with the local environments. Practice horse riding. Dinner.

 Day 3. Breakfast. Commence trekking. Cross the Urta-Kumbel mountain pass (A=1850m). Lunch. Descent to the Shelkonsu river. Set the Camp I on the aforesaid river. Dinner.

Day 4.Breakfast. Cross the Chetkumbel mountain pass (A=1880m) to the Nurekata gorge. Lunch on the way. Set the Camp II on the Nurekata river. Dinner.

Day 5.Breakfast. Ascent to the Takhta mountain pass (A=2620m). Lunch while ascending. Set the Camp III a bit lower than the pass at the spring. Dinner.

Day 6.Breakfast. Round trop to the Pulatkhan plateau. Lunch on the way. Overnight at the Camp III. Dinner.

Day 7.Breakfast. Descent to the Karaarcha gorge. Lunch while descending. Set the Camp IV on the confluence of the rivers. Dinner

Day 8. Cross the Komsomolets mountain pass (A=2700m). Lunch. Descent on the path of the Mazarsay gorge up to the turning point to the Gulkamsay gorge. Set the Camp V on the Gulkamsay river. Dinner.

Day 9. Breakfast.Cross the Gulkam pass (H=1832m). Descend to the Chomgan natural boundary. Lunch. Transfer to Tashkent. (D=90km.) Upon arrival in Tashkent check in the hotel. Dinner.

Day 10.Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Depart Tashkent.



In Tashkent – on a comfortable bus

On trek – horses


Tashkent– a hotel

Chimgan – in cottages

On trek – tents (2 for a tent)


3 meals a day in the cities

on trek – breakfast, dinner (hot course) 

lunch - dry ration, hot tee, coffee.

The price quoted for this programme includes the following:

transfers to and from airports, A/C transportation

double/twin sharing accommodation on B&B basis with private bath or shower in each hotel of different category  

All meals (FB)

national guide (escort) speaking your native language and accompanying you for the entire itinerary

visa invitation letter (visa authorisation letter)

license fees

mountain guide


rent of necessary equipment included kitchen, dinning and  special equipment, like dishes, tents, ropes and etc.

rent of horses

Fitness– This adventure travel holiday is suitable for anyone who is in good health and enjoys a fair level of fitness.  Experience in horse riding is required. Sports spirit.


The price excludes the following:


Single supplement charge

Travel Insurance


Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, drinks, etc.