Mountain tours in Uzbekistan
Tour to Beldersay Petroglyphs
Duration: 3 days
Cities: Tashkent, Beldersay, Chimgan
Best season: May, 15 - September, 30
Tour to Beldersay Petroglyphs is an unique exciting 3-Day Mountain Tour, where you can feel as a true traveler and explorer, touch creations of early man, who lived in the mountains of Uzbekistan few millennia ago. During this picturesque hike you will see mountain waterfalls - pleasant to have a rest nearside during an ascension; green meadows with grazing horses; hills, covered with bright yellow bushes of ferula; old juniper trees with crooked roots; landscapes with the majestic Big Chimgan mountain; Nurekata water gap, stretching behind the horizon; and certainly petroglyphs, left by the early man. In addition to it you will spend evenings at fires listening to stories on different backpacking, and a short way from the camp, in the bottomless sky, you can see thousands of stars surrounding the Milky Way. While by daytime there is a great possibility to watch flights of mountain eagles, or a shepherd leading his flock of sheep to remote Alpine meadows. Tour to Beldersay Petroglyphs is the best possibility to relax from city vanity and feel to be a part of this mountain country at the foothills of Big Chimgan.
Day 1: Tashkent - Beldersay
Transfer from Tashkent to Beldersay valley to the merge of Beldersay and Mramornaya rivers (75 km, 2 h). This is the start point of our hiking. Having said goodbye to our driver and left for a back attributes of a civilization we will start to walk up along the left bank of the Mramornaya river. After 2 – 2,5 hours of quite pleasant walking we will reach a small birch grove, where we will stop for a rest and lunch. After lunch we will start to trek up the Urta Kumbel Pass (1850 m above sea level). Ascent usually takes 30-35 minutes and we find ourselves in the saddle of the pass. What a good view!! We can see the valley of Beldersay river, Chet Kumbel Pass and the way, which leads to it. Flat descend will lead us to the small grove, located on the bank of Beldersay, where our service team will put the camp. Dinner. Overnight in the tents.
Day 2: Beldersay
After breakfast we will make a walk to the rock pictures, which will take us about 5 hours with lunch. The way to the pictures winds along the top of the ridge. The views are very changeable on the way. Having viewed the petroglyphs we will have a lunch near the small spring and go down to the camp. Overnight in the tents.
Day 3: Beldersay - Chimgan - Tashkent
After breakfast going down to the road along the banks of Beldersay river. The descent will take us about 1 hour. Using our transport we will transfer to Chimgan aria (8 km) to the foothill of the Pesochny pass.
10-00 - 11-00: Ascent to the Pesochny pass (1820 m, +250 m) by the good path through bushes of wild trees and shrubs. Nice view to the back side of the pass let us watch our descend way to the canyon and have a look at Gulkam river valley from an altitude of the bird's flight.
11-00 - 12-00: Descent from the pass to the canyon. The path will lead us to the small birchwood, where we will stop for rest and lunch.
12-00 - 14-00: Lunch.
14-00 - 16-00: Passing through the canyon. It will be unforgettable time. We will surmount small waterfalls, cross clamped between rocky banks river and admire by vertical walls of canyon. Our minibus will be waiting for us at the way out from the canyon.
16-00 - 18-30: Return to Tashkent. We will drive back along Charvak reservoir shores and you will have an occasion to see it in all its beauty.
Note: In the case of bad weather guides reserve the right to change the trekking route.
The high-altitude schedule of the hiking