Yangiabad – Pearl of Uzbekistan Mountains2 Days | Yangiabad tourist lodge, Pigeon gorge and waterfall, Chilten river etc.

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Yangiabad tourist lodge is located 120 km from Tashkent, at the end of a winding mountain road, at the altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. The tourist lodge is situated in the beautiful Chatkal Biosphere Reserve. Yangiabad Mountains are a real treasure for trekkers. It is a land of incredibly pure air, saturated with the smell of pine trees and flowering herbs, enchanting beauty of untouched virgin nature and incredibly blue sky with light clouds that are rushing toward the horizon. The territory of Yangiabad tourist lodge is very comfortable. It features a residential block with guest rooms, bar, restaurant with disco and entertainment show-programs. The beautiful mountain landscapes and wild pine forests will certainly amaze courageous adventurers.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Yangiabad tourist lodge (125 km)
Transfer to the Yangiabad tourist lodge. Accommodation in comfortable double rooms. Rest. Lunch time. After lunch walking tour to a "pigeon gorge" waterfall, which takes 2-2.5 hours (1500 m of steep ascent). Returning to the tourist lodge. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the tourist lodge.
Day 2: Yangiabad tourist lodge – Bezimyanniy Pass – Chilten river – Tashkent
This day is the main part of the active tour. Start by going up the gorge at the cableway track (1500 m). The gorge leads to the crest of the ridge, separating the valleys of Kattasay and Chilten rivers. A faint trail winds through the rocks and bushes and in 1.5 hours it takes us to a small spring, percolating almost through the roots of a spreading tree.


After drinking the crystal clear spring water and having a short rest in the shade of a tree, we take another 15-20 minutes of quite an intensive climbing and reach the saddle of the pass. The crest opens a fascinating panorama of the upper river of Chilten as well as the Miner and Babaytag peaks (3555 m).

After a short rest, enjoying the panorama, we start the descent from the pass to the valley of the Chilten river. In 1.5 hours of a quite steep descent, we reach a group of trees, growing on the shores of the Chilten river, where we stop for a lunch. After lunch, we walk up the Chilten river to the waterfalls and return back to the road, where our driver will wait for us. Transfer to Tashkent. End of the program.

Note: If adverse weather conditions occur, guides reserve the right to adjust the route in order to ensure the safety of tourists.
It will be more comfortable to trek with sunglasses, raincoat, climbing shoes, warm and protective clothes.

NB: this trip does not require any special gear, but during the tour you will have steep ascents and descents. If you have had any operations in the past or have life supporting devices/implants (like prosthetic cardiac valve) or have any health conditions (like asthma, high pressure), any special dietary requests or restrictions including vegetarian/vegan diet, please let us know.

  • Transportation to/from Yangiabad tourist lodge;
  • Trekking with an experienced guide;
  • Lunch box for the second day;
  • Accommodation at the tourist lodge with full board.
  • Travel insurance.

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