Tour to Chukuraksu Waterfall1 Day | Chimgan Mountains, Charvak Lake, Chatkal River, Chukuraksu Waterfall, Hodjikent

Private Tour from US$ 75
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  • Bridge over the Chatkal RiverBridge over the Chatkal River
  • Gorge of the Chatkal riverGorge of the Chatkal river
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  • PathPath
  • Road to ChatkalRoad to Chatkal
  • Chukuraksu Waterfall
  • Bridge over the Chatkal River
  • Gorge of the Chatkal river
  • Chukuraksu Waterfall
  • Chukuraksu Waterfall
  • Chukuraksu Waterfall
  • Path
  • Road to Chatkal
The tour operates from April to the end of October.

Embark on a one-day tour to Chukuraksu Waterfall from Tashkent for a delightful and scenic escape in Uzbekistan's mountains. Your journey will take you through the stunning Chimgan mountains, past the Charvak reservoir, and through the rocky gorge of the Chatkal river. This active adventure involves a manageable 5 km trek on trails and dirt roads, suitable for most people. The highlight is the breathtaking Chukuraksu waterfall, a jewel in the Tashkent region. During summer, the waterfall offers a refreshing respite from the heat.
Additionally, explore the old pedestrian bridge over the Chatkal River, nestled among steep cliffs. On your return to Tashkent, enjoy a lunch stop in Hodjikent to savor exquisite Uzbek cuisine. Discover more about the Chukuraksu waterfall tour and prepare for a straightforward yet thrilling excursion that promises a memorable day in the mountains of Uzbekistan!

Tour itinerary:

09:00 – 11:00 In the morning, a guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. You'll then travel from Tashkent to Paltau (110 km). Watch as the tall buildings and broad streets of the capital give way to a winding road through the mountains. After a picturesque two-hour drive along the Chimgan mountains and Charvak Lake, you'll reach a border post where you'll complete entry formalities and pay for your national park tickets.

11:00 – 11:20 A short drive to the entrance of the Chukuraksu Gorge (5 km). The road quality worsens, signaling your departure from civilization. Disembark for a brief guide-led orientation on hiking rules. 11:20 – 12:20 Trek to Chukuraksu Waterfall (2 km). The trail, narrow and winding along a pristine river, occasionally becomes steep and winds through thorny blackberry thickets. This exhilarating journey culminates with a 20-meter waterfall, where water cascades over rocks, creating a rainbow on sunny days. Locally known as "Bride's Veil" due to its resemblance to a bridal veil when the droplets glisten, it's a perfect spot for a memorable photo before retracing your steps back to the road.

12:20 – 13:20 Returning to the car, continue your walk along the Chatkal River, upstream. A 10-15 minute walk reveals an old pedestrian bridge over the turbulent Chatkal, a sight reserved for the adventurous. Enjoy stunning views from the cliffs and gorges, marking the end of the walking part of the tour.

13:20 – 14:00 Start the journey back. Enjoy the scenic drive to Hodjikent along the Charvak Reservoir (33 km). Descend the serpentine road near the dam and stop for lunch at one of Hodjikent's restaurants or cafes.

14:00 – 15:30 Lunch. On the outskirts of Hodjikent, near the reservoir dam, numerous cafes and restaurants offer a rest stop for tourists. Here you'll find a wide range of Uzbek dishes: various types of pilaf, soups, kebabs, fried fish, fresh vegetable salads, compotes, dairy products, and more, all particularly delightful when enjoyed outdoors. After lunch, enjoy a short excursion to ancient chinar trees, a small fish pond, and a rock with several-thousand-year-old petroglyphs, just a two-minute walk away.

15:30 – 17:00 Return to Tashkent (70 km) via a fast highway. You will be dropped off at your hotel, concluding your Chukuraksu Waterfall tour.

Notes:

  1. A passport is required to pass the border crossing point;
  2. In the event of inclement weather, the guides reserve the right to alter the route;
  3. For this tour, no special equipment is needed, although it involves steep ascents and descents. If you have had any surgeries, possess life-sustaining implants (such as a prosthetic heart valve), suffer from chronic conditions (like asthma or high blood pressure), or have specific dietary needs or restrictions, including vegetarian or vegan preferences, please inform us in advance.

Dress Code:
For Hot, Sunny Weather:

  • Headgear: Panama hat or similar
  • Eye Protection: Sunglasses
  • Skin Protection: Sunscreen
  • Clothing: Long-sleeved tops and either pants or shorts
  • Footwear: Trekking boots or sneakers

For Cold Weather:
Upper Layer:

  • Jacket or windbreaker

Price includes:

  1. Transportation to and from the mountains (Sedan-type car for 1-2 people; Minivan for 3-6 people).
  2. Services of a mountain guide.
  3. Ecological fee.

Price does not include:

  1. Lunch.

Prices per person

1 person
US$ 230
2 persons
US$ 120
3 persons
US$ 100
4 persons
US$ 75
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

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The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour. Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.


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