MTB to Pulatkhan Plateau

Tashkent

A sports bike tour to the mysterious Pulatkhan plateau in the mountains of the Southwestern Tien Shan, this tour is for experienced cyclists, as part of the way passes through mountain trails at altitudes up to 3000 m. In some places, the bike will have to be carried on itself. But the complexity of the way is compensated by the picturesque panoramas of the Chatkal and Pskem ranges, fantastic sunsets and sunrises, communication with local shepherds, flora and fauna of the Tien Shan Highlands.

  • Cities

    Tashkent

  • Mountains

    Chimgan, Beldersay, Pulatkhan

  • Lakes

    Charvak

  • Altitude

    1600

Hard Difficulty

This cycle track is difficult and contains mountain trails of difficult passabilites.

Price

Price by request

Distance

100 KM

Group size

1-15 Per

Days

8 Days

TOUR PROGRAM

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1  Arrival in Tashkent.
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Briefing, preparation of the bicycles.
2  Transfer from Tashkent to the South-West Tien Shan mountains.
Biking (54km, +1372m, -1640m, ~4,5-5hrs, asphalt 90%, dirt road 10%). Here, from the highest point of the highway above the Charvak reservoir, the active part of the program begins. This is a very beautiful and impressive route with magnificent panoramas, exotic villages and impressive descents on mountain roads. Backpacks and other things will follow you in the car or bus. You will only have to pedal and enjoy nature. 54 kilometers per day is an average distance that even a beginner can master, having managed to photograph the surroundings on the way with extensive panoramas of the water surface of Charvak surrounded by the mountains. Our route runs along the coast of the Charvak mountain reservoir, crosses the bridges of the Pskem, Koksu and Chatkal rivers. Lunch (lunch boxes and hot tea/coffee on the route). In the evening we arrive at the hotel, located on the Southern coast of the reservoir. Accommodation at the hotel, rest.
3  Transfer by car/bus from the Avenue Park Hotel(25 km, 30 min).
Biking (9 km, +844 m, -580 m, ~4.5-5 h, mountain trail 100%). This day the transportation of bicycles to the top will be done on horseback, and only for the most physically strong participants it is possible to bike from the upper station of the cable car to the Chetkumbel pass, 1880m and then to the Kumbel pass, 2400m. Other participants can walk and enjoy panoramic views of the Karzhantau and Chatkal ridges and the valley of Chirchik river. In the evening we will go for a small excursion to the petroglyphs near the camp. Overnight in the mountains. Tents, 2400m.
4  Biking (14,6km, +1200m, -730m, ~4-5hrs, mountain trail 100%).
Biking to the source of the Karaarcha river and Takhta pass, 2620m. There are breathtaking views of the peak of the Big Chimgan 3309 m and the legendary Pulatkhan plateau. In the sky you can see soaring eagles and golden eagles-sometimes up to 15-20 birds at the same time. Next, the route runs along the Mingdjilki ridge to the Aksakata pass, 2450m. Along the way, you can see flocks of sheep, the Chatkal and Pskem ridges, numerous colonies of curious marmots of Menzbir. Tent camp near the Karangur peak at an altitude of 2830m.
5  Walk to the legendary Pulathan Plateau.
Biking (up to 15,6km, +1066m, -1066m, ~4-5hrs, mountain trail 100%). For the most physically-strong cyclists, it is possible Biking on the mountain, covered with legends, enigmatic Pulatkhan plateau. The duration of this radial tour can be reduced (at the request of the participants). Walk to the Karangur Peak, 2950m or rest until lunch for the rest of the participants.

Biking (11.8 km, +1066 m, -1066 m, ~2-2. 5 hrs, mountain trail 100%). After lunch, continue biking-descent through the Aksakata pass to the Aktakhta pass, 2310m and then along the Aksakata riverbed. There are beautiful views of the Chatkal range along the way. Camp in the Aksakata valley near the spring, 2080 m.
6  Biking (35km, +1426m, -2200m, ~5-6hrs, mountain trail 50%, dirt road 50%).
We continue the descent along the riverbed Aksakata - mountain trail gradually turns into a dirt road. Along the way, there are summer shepherds, a beautiful waterfall, along the banks of thickets of barberry, rosehip, fruit trees. The final ascent to the small Altynbel pass, 1650m and here ahead, in the setting sun, you can already see the houses of the village of Kumyshkan – here the group will be located in the national house, 1300m. Familiarity with the life and customs of local residents. Rest.
7  Biking (56 km, +160 m, -1020 m, ~3-4 hrs, asphalt 100%).
Today is the final day of biking. All the difficult mountain sections were left behind – the group will have an almost continuous descent on good roads from Kumyshkan to Tashkent. On the way there will be a highlight-a tour of the unique Solar Complex PHYSICS-SUN located in the village of Changi. Built in the 80s of the last century, the complex still impresses with its fantastic "space" view, resembling either a launch pad or an alien station, see the link: http://centralasia-adventures.com/ru/sights/geliokompleks_fizika_solntce.html The route of this day, starting from rural roads in the foothills of the Chatkal range, leads us to the wide highways of the capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel, rest.
8  Fly home.
Transfer to the airport, departure.


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WHAT TO SEE

  • capital of Uzbekistan - Tashkent
  • mountain landscapes of the South-Western Tien Shan
  • petroglyphs near the Big Chimgan peak
  • the valley of Aksakata
  • the legendary Pulatkhan plateau
  • panoramas from the Chetkumbel, Takhta, Aksakata passes
  • flora and fauna of the Tien Shan highlands

INCLUDED

  • accommodation, nights: 3 * hotels - 2, national house - 1, tents - 4
  • food: city part - only breakfasts in hotels mountain part - full board
  • transport: bus / minibus for tourists UAZ-2206 (4WD) for escorting and transporting equipment / bicycles
  • bike guide, cook, camp assistant
  • tent camp (2-person tents, dining tent, kitchen, toilet tent, dishes)
  • all taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • mountain bikes (rental available)
  • catering - lunches and dinners in the city part
  • personal equipment: pad, sleeping bag (rental available)
  • surcharge for single occupancy
  • international flights
  • medical insurance
  • visas

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