Trekking and Culture Tour in Uzbekistan

Desctination: Uzbekistan
Route: Tashkent – Bildirsoy – Tashkent – Bukhara – Gijduvan – Nurata – Yangikazgan – Samarkand – Tashkent
Description: This tour package includes historical-cultural, architectural and mountainous places of Uzbekistan
Best Season: April to October
Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Notes:
  • During the trekking clients will have easy walking for 5-6 hours a day accompanied by trekking specialists
  • We will provide spring water to drink and hot water for wash up in the mornings
  • Clients should have little luggage for trekking. Weight of hand luggage should not exceed 15 kg. In case there is extra luggage find below supplement for porters/horses
  • It is necessary to bring sun-glasses, hat, trekking-boots like VIBRAM (meant for middle level of trekking difficulty), cloth with long sleeves, sleeping bags
TOUR ITINERARY Tour code: TCK#1
Day 01 Tashkent
PM arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant or national cuisine. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 02 Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. AM visit of Tashkent: Khast Imam Complex as well as possessing a rich Islamic Library with highlight immense Osman Koran, Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash madrasa (XVI c.), Mustaqillik (Independence) Square with governmental buildings. Visit Amir Temur Square, Navoi Theatre, Applied Art Museum, Kukeldash Madrasah and Chorsu Bazaar. Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 03 Tashkent-Bildirsoy
Breakfast. Drive to Bildirsoy (90 km). Start trekking. Reach Chetkumbel pass (1880 m). Picnic lunch. Reach Kumbel pass (2500 m). Picnic dinner. Overnight (Camp 1).
Day 04 Trekking
Breakfast. Continuation of trekking. Reach to the crosspiece between Big Chimgan & Takhta peaks (2900 m). Picnic lunch. Descend to the riverhead of Kara Archa. Picnic dinner. Overnight near the river (Camp 2). The place is called “Meadow of Stalin”.
Day 05 Trekking
Breakfast. Ascend to the top of Big Chimgan. Picnic lunch. Return. Picnic dinner. Overnight.
Day 06 Trekking
Breakfast. Ascend to “Perviy Komsomolets” (2900 m). Picnic lunch. Descend to Mazarsay. Picnic dinner. Overnight near the Tektash-su river (Camp 3).
Day 07 Trekking
Breakfast. Reach Gulkam gorge. On the way picnic lunch. Dinner. Overnight at “Vodoprovod” stand (Camp 4).
Day 08 Bildirsoy-Tashkent
Breakfast. Reach Gulkam gorge (cascade of 3 waterfalls). Reach “Peshochniy” pass ( 1830 m). Descend to asphalted road. Picnic lunch. PM drive to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 09 Tashkent-Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bukhara. Arrive at and full day sightseeing of Bukhara: dynasty mausoleum of Samanids (IX-Xcc.), Chashma Ayub (XIVc.), Bola Havuz ensemble (XVIII-XXcc.), Ark citadel (XIX-XXcc.). Lunch at local restaurant (13:00). Continuation of the sightseeing program: Poi-Kalon complex (Kalon minaret (XIIc.), Kalon mosque (XVc.) and Miri Arab madrasa (XVIc.)), Ulugbek madrasa (XVc.), Abdulaziz Khan madrasa (XVIIc.), Trade Domes (Toki Telpakfurushon, Toki Zargaron, Toki Sarafon), Ancient Silk Market, Magoki Attori mosque and Lyabi Hauz complex. Dinner with folk show at Nadir Devan Begi madrassa. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 10 Bukhara-Gijduvan-Nurata
Breakfast. Drive to Gijduvan and visit to ceramist family. Then drive to Navoi (region), on the way visit the ruins of Rabbat Malik Caravansaray. Visit Sarmish petrogphs (walking tours). Drive to Nurata, a small town near “AYDARKOL LAKE” and the border of the Kizilkum desert. This place is famous for holy spring “CHASHMA AYUB”. A great scholar, saint and popular mystic man of IX century who spread Islam in this region. According to the old traditions Alexander the Great built a small fortress to watch the enemy from the Northern part. Here you can visit ruins of two old castles which dating back to unknown period. Aslo visit Nurata mosque from VIII c. Dinner. Accommodation in yurts.
Day 11 Yangikazgan-Samarkand
Breakfast. Camel riding and visit to Aydarkul Lake. In the afternoon drive to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 12 Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Samarkand: the mausoleum of Gur Emir (XV), Registan Square (including Sher Dor, Tilla Kari and Ulugbek medresses – XV-XVII cc.), Bibi Hanim mosque & mausoleum (XV c.). Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of the excursion program: oriental bazaar Siab, Khazrat Khizr mosque, Shah-i Zinda necropolis (XIV-XV cc.), observatory of Ulugbek (XV c.). Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 13 Samarkand-Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tashkent (330 km). En route visit the mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari. Arrival in Tashkent. Lunch at local restaurant. Check-in at and free time to have a rest at the hotel. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 14 Tashkent
Transfer to the airport for flight to next destination. End of the tour.

 

Please kindly note that the program can be altered or put any changes by the guests’ requests and suggestions so that it can come to their full satisfaction or meet any requirements.