There are many interesting places for outdoor recreation around Tashkent, but the most striking and unusual is Lake Urungach. If you want to go from Tashkent to one of the most beautiful sights, then the choice is obvious – this is a one-day tour to Lake Urungach on SUV. Along the way, you can enjoy the scenery of the Charvak reservoir and the mountain peaks of the Tien Shan. You will get right to the lower lake Urungach, which fascinates with its crystal-clear water with an emerald hue. Because of this, Urungach Lake has a second name - Jade Lakes. Then you will take a short hike up 200 meters, and after an hour of leisurely ascent, the upper lake Urungach, surrounded by rocky mountains, will open in front of you. After lunch at the lake, you can take a walk around its surroundings. A one-day tour to Lake Urungach will surprise you with its beauty and this short trip will remain in your memory for a long time.
7:00-10:00 Early departure from Tashkent towards the Charvak reservoir on SUV. After 70 km, the mirror of Charvak and the massive Big Chimgan Mountain on the horizon will begin to flash in the car window. After Charvak the road will get worse and after an hour we will reach the village of Pskem.
10:00-11:00 Transfer by dirt road to the lower lake Urungach, which is characterized by crystal clear water with a greenish tinge, which is why Urungach is called "Jade Lakes". Photographing and relaxing on the shore.
11:00-12:00 Then we will go to the upper lake Urungach. It will be necessary to walk a little more than a kilometer and gain 200 meters of altitude. After a long climb, you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view of a large lake surrounded by high mountains. Here you can take a lot of photos for memory.
12:00-14:00 Lunch at the natural dam of the lake. And after some rest there will be a short walk along the bypass path to the middle of the lake and back.
14:00-15:30 Descend to the lower lake and land on the SUV.
15:30-18:30 Return to Tashkent. The end of the tour.
Note: By July, the water level in the lower lake drops significantly.
Important: No special equipment is required for this tour, but there will be steep ascents and descents during the hike. Therefore, people with bad knees or overweight will find it difficult to climb up and down. If you have had surgery in the past, have life-supporting implants such as heart valve replacements, suffer from chronic medical conditions such as asthma or high blood pressure or have any special dietary restrictions (including vegetarian/vegan diet), please let us know in advance.
Dress: In hot, sunny weather a brimmed hat, outerwear with long sleeves, trousers and trekking boots or sneakers are recommended.
1. Transport Jeep 4x4 from the city to the mountains (1-3 people per Jeep);
2. Mountain guide services;
4. Picnic lunch.
Prices per person
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.
Jade Lakes (Urungach) Reviews
Our guide was fantastic and clearly also loves the mountains. He gave us lots of useful information about the development of the area and the animals and plants. Please do pass on our thanks again to him, we had a thoroughly enjoyable day and we both agreed it was the highlight of our trip to Uzbekistan.
Visited May 2022
Visited September 2022