Uzbekistan Snowboarding & Snow-skiing

Skiing & freeride program in Uzbekistan. Sketch itinerary winter 2015-2016

Chimgan-Beldersay is the main skiing area in Uzbekistan, which is
located in the mountains of Western Tien-Shan (90 km far from Tashkent). Chimgan in the best way approaches for family leisure with children, Beldersay is more appropriate for skilled skiers and snowboarders.

There are two double-chair ski lifts and some hoop lifts in Chimgan and
Beldersay (5 km from Chimgan).

Ski slopes and avalanche danger areas in Chimgan ski resort
Ski slopes and avalanche danger areas in Chimgan ski resort
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Sketch itinerary winter 2015-2016

Day 01. Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport, transfer in Chimgan.
Arrangements with an accommodation. If the time allows – ski-tracks of Chimgan. The length of the chair lift road in Chimgan – 800 m. Overfall of heights – 385 m. Length of the rope-tow – 570 m. Overfall of heights – 250 m. Chimgan has several routes and type of complexities, a ski-track for beginning skiers, extended up to 1500 m has a rope-tow lift, considered as “blue” tracks long, flat, and easy. The ski-track for slalom is extended up to 900 m and equipped with chair lift and classified as a “red” track of mid level difficulty.

Day 02. Transfer in Beldersay. Highest point – 2880 m. Length of the ski-track –
3017 m. Overfall of heights – 765 m. Average bias of the ski-track – 27. Maximal bias – 52.1. Extension of the chair-lift – 2250 m. Overfall of heights – 565m. Extension of the rope-tow – 700m. Overfall of heights – 200m. Ski-tracks of Beldersay basically are intended for skilled mountain skiers, but there are also good conditions for beginners. The peculiarity of local climate creates extreme temperatures and plentiful snowfalls which promote a high-quality snow cover. Descents are carried out from mountain Kumbel, which slopes in area of skiing have smoothed relief (steepness up to 30 degrees) without deep gorges and canyons. Archa and the deciduous woods grow on slopes alternating with open glades. Going up to the top of Kumbel mountain is carried out by chair lift road (length 2250 m) and further proceeds on rope-tow lift (length 700m). Ski-tracks for mass riding are laid out along the rope-tow and chair lifts. Free descents begin from the west side of Kumbel mountain directly from a crest of a ridge and come to an end in a vein of stream of Beldersay. Width of slopes for free descents up to 1 km, length of descents up to 5 km. Returning in Chimgan. Accommodation.
Day 03. Free descents from the northwest counterfort of the Western ridge of the Greater Chimgan. Start at height of 2350 m.

Day 04. Climbing to the top of Greater Chimgan. Spending night at summit in tent.

Day 05. Descent from the summit of Greater Chimgan (3309 m.) via Central couloir. Transfer to Tashkent train station. Leave for Bukhara by the night train.

Day 06.
07.00 Meeting at the Kagan train station. Transfer to Bukhara. A breakfast in
hotel;
09.00 Excursion across Bukhara;
19.00 Transfer to train station;
20.50 Train to Samarkand.

Day 07.
01.40 Arrival in Samarkand. A meeting at train station, transfer to hotel.
10.00. Excursion across Samarkand.
17.30. Transfer to the train station.
18.00 Train to Tashkent.
20.00 Arrival in Tashkent, meeting at train station, transfer in the airport.
End of the program

The cost includes:
All meetings, seeng-offs and transfers on a route.
Service of a professional guide.
Accommodation in guest house in Chimgan (or hotel on your choice). Registration.
Railway tickets for a train (compartment) Tashkent – Bukhara, Bukhara –
Samarkand.
Railway tickets for «Аfrosiab» train Samarkand – Tashkent.
Service of guides in Samarkand and Bukhara.
Car with the driver during excursion in Samarkand.
Breakfast in Bukhara and Samarkand (and in Chimgan at place of residence).
Food, gas during climb to Greater Chimgan summit.

The cost does not include:
A food in Chimgan and in the cities.
Skipass/Lift charge in Chimgan and Beldersay.
Entrance tickets for excursion objects in Samarkand and Bukhara.
Rent of ski/board, tent, sleeping bag and personal gears and wearing.

Price.
2 pax:
550 USD – accommodation in guest house.
630 USD – accommodation in hotel (Standard room).

3 pax:
455 USD – accommodation in guest house.
635 USD – accommodation in hotel (Junior suite room).

4 pax:
485 USD – accommodation in guest house.
600 USD – accommodation in hotel (Standard room).

Local peculiarities of Snowboarding & Snow-skiing in Uzbekistan Mountains

Uzbekistan Mountains near to Tashkent

Chimgan Mountains

The Chimgan Mountains are invariably attractive for mountaineers. The wide variety of Chimgan and its surroundings allows the activity in all kinds of mountaineering and landscape tourism. Mountains  (Small and Greater Chimgan Peaks – 3,309 m) of Chatkal range, plateaus, the Black Waterfall (40 m) at the lower part of Greater Chimgan PeakGulkam and Novotasha waterfalls, attract a lot of tourists from Uzbekistan and abroad.

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Heli-skiing
. Uzbekistan has the advantage over the other regions of Heli-skiing on the territory of the former USSR (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Altay, and Camchatka) because of sunny, warm and fine stable weather.

Heli-skiers make descends from summits of Ugam, Pskem and Chatkal mountain ranges (on the altitude 3000-4000 m.). The amplitude of descends 1,3 – 2 km; the length of the descending 5-10 km. Usually heli-skiers make 4-6 descends per day. The flight time from the hotel to the landing place 5-30 min. Tourists are accompanied with 2 guides. Each tourist must have his own special equipment (ski, beacons, first-aid medical set). Helicopter grounds are located near the hotel. The best time for skiing – late January – March.

We provide guides for all kinds of skiing and snowboarding. By preliminary inquiry we can arrange descents outside of the route by a virgin snow (backcountry) accompanied by our skilled guides.


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Reference:
http://www.parus87.com/Chimgan.htm

Central Asia is one of the 10 best places travellers should visit now.

A visit to Central Asia is a trip back in time, according to Rahman.

“This area is steeped in antiquity, with a lasting legacy from ancient warriors and emperors,” she says.

“Some of the oldest cities in the world are found here such as the legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, each one boasting a glorious architectural legacy.”

The most popular destinations in this patchwork of countries include Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, both rich in historic sites. Be aware that facilities tend towards the simple end of the scale. Further afield lie the wild mountain landscapes of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, where the capital city, Astana, is filled with hyper-modern architecture.

NEED TO KNOW Both men and women should dress conservatively. Shaking hands is only acceptable between men.

INSIDER TIP Border crossings can be lengthy and challenging; travelling with an experienced operator can make this easier.

Classic Uzbekistan

 

The itinerary: Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Tashkent
Duration: 8 days
Number of tourists in group: minimum – 4, maximum – 12

BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Tashkent. After lunch – transfer to Samarkand.
Day 3 Sightseeing in Samarkand.
Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara.
Day 5 Continue of the excursion in Bukhara.
Day 6 Drive through Kyzyl-Kum desert to Khiva.
Day 7 Sightseeing in Khiva. Afternoon transfer to airport, flight to Tashkent.
Day 8 Departure from Tashkent.
DETAILED PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Tashkent: Old town, cult-architectural complex Khast – Imam (Khazret – Imam ) with grand Friday mosque, medieval Yunus-khan and Kafal-Shashi mausoleums (XVI c), Barakh – khan and Kukeldosh madrasahs (XVI-XVII c), Islamic University, library in Tillya Sheykh mosque with one of Osman caliph’s (VII c) original Korans, the oldest in the world; Istiqlol square with Abdul Kasim madrasah (XVI-XVII c) (the craftsmen works and sells their original products and souvenirs here), Alisher Navoiy monument, great amusement park, ànd the color music fountain; Amir Timur square (Tamerlan) with the park, equestrian statue of Tamerlan, surrounded by historic and administrative buildings such as the Forum palace, the Timurids museum, Uzbekistan Hotel, Tashkent chimes, Tashkent University of Low and others; Courage monument – the monument to Tashkent people suffered from the destructive earthquake in 1966; Opera and Ballet theater, built by the Japanese prisoners of war in 1945, ànd the color music fountain; Mustaqillik (Independence) square with the Independence monument, “Ezgulik” arch, the eternal flame, the fountains; “Chorsu” eastern bazaar, decorative and applied art with the richest collection of Uzbekistan craftsmen’s products. After lunch – transfer to Samarkand.

Day 3 Sightseeing in Samarkand: Registan square – the “heart” of Samarkand – ensemble of 3 majestic madrassahs (XIV-XVI c.c.) – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, Bibi-Khanum the gigantic cathedral Mosque (XV c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandson Ulugbek (XV c.). Tamerlan’s grandson Ulugbek’s the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420 y.) – the remains of an immense (30 m. tall) astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda – “The Living King” (XI-XVIII c.c.) Necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar.

Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara (300 km, 5 hrs). Sightseeing in Bukhara: “The heart of Bukhara – historic- architectural complex Lyabi-Khauz with the oldest in Central Asia pool (XIV-XVII c) surrounded by medieval buildings madrasah and khanaka of Nadira Divan-begi (XV-XVI c) with the facade, decorated with gorgeous mosaic, Kukeldash madrasah (XV c) – the largest madrasah in Bukhara. Poi –Kalyan Complex includes: 48 m minaret Kalyan (XII c) – the symbol of Bukhara; large Friday mosque Kalyan (XV c) with galleries topped with 288 domes of 1 hectare area; the only one active madrasah in Bukhara Miri-Arab (XVI c).

Day 5 Continue of sightseeing in Bukhara: the Samanids mausoleum (IX-X cc), Ark citadel (IV-XX cc) – the oldest residence of the Emirs, Chor-Minor – the original building of four minarets (XIX c). Sitorai- Mohi-khosa Palace (XIX-XX cc) – country summer palace of Bukhara Emirs.

Day 6 Drive through Kyzyl-Kum desert to Khiva (500 km; ~ 8 hrs). En route a short stop for walking along Kyzyl-Kum desert and on a picturesque bank of Amudarya river.

Day 7 After breakfast start sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – the museum under one sky, protected by the UNESKO as one of the world heritage masterpiece. Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855) – incomplete minaret of 26m height and base diameter of 16m height. It was planned as a highest minaret in Central Asia. Kunya-Ark (XVII-XIX cc) – the first palace of Khiva’s khans, Pahlovan Mahmud mausoleum (XIV-XIX c), Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret (1908 y.). Juma-mosque (1789) – the original Friday mosque with flat roof, propped up by 218 wooden carved columns (X-XIX c) with magnificent acoustics. In the evening flight to Tashkent. On arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.

Day 8 Departure from Tashkent.
ARRIVAL DATES:
06.09 – 13.09.2015
20.09 – 27.09.2015
04.10 – 11.10.2015
18.10 – 25.10.2015
01.11 – 08.11.2015

Cost includes:
• accommodation on twin-share basis;
• meals: breakfasts throughout;
• 1 dinner with folk-show in Bukhara;
• transport for all transfers according to program;
• sightseeing with local guides in each city;
• entrance fees to main tourist sites according to program;
• letter of invitation (visa support letter).

Cost does not include:
• International flights;
• all services not mentioned as above;
• meals: half- / full board throughout;
• photo- & video shooting fees in museums;
• medical insurance.
Extra charge for single supplement:
• hotels 2* – $120;
• hotels 3* – $130;
• hotels 4* – $160.

• airfare Urgench / Tashkent – $ 120 USD

Contact information:
Email: pagetour@gmail.com
Telephone: +99890 1886128
The cost: 680 USD

Caravanserais of Bukhara

Since ancient times the centres of economic life of cities in the East were inns as well as caravanserais in the middle ages not only bazaars. In fact, bazaars were closely related to the small crafts and retail trade. And wholesale trade would almost entirely be concentrated in caravanserais. Through both of those sale of goods brought via caravan routes would be conducted. What they represented always intrigued the more inquisitive minds of humankind.

Every spring large caravans would depart from Bukhara on a long journey. They went once a year in three main routes, one to Orenburg, the second to Troitsk and the third to Krasnovodsk, and in each of these caravans up to 50 bays would participate accompanied by yatims.
Each caravan would carry a cannon and armed people to guard the caravan. In the head of each caravan was a caravan-bosh elected by the bays. There were three of them: Bukhara. Shafirkan and Kazakh.
In each caravan several hundreds of loaded camels would go. On an assigned date and time they gathered at Samarkand gates on the road as then headed towards Shafirkan where at the house of one of the bays there was a meeting point and beasts of burden waited.
From Karshi, Khisor, Shahrisabz and other locations of the khanate small caravans consisting of 10-15 camels would also make way to Bukhara. They would head for the city, to the municipal serais where they put the natural tax they brought with them – millet, barley, etc.

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