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The river of five canyons

Boating and Sailing tour in Bukhara


Rafting down Chatkal river.

(Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan)

Category of difficulty:  5-th
Region: Central Asia, Western Tien Shan
Extent: 180 km
The best time: September - October.

Itinerary: Tashkent - Namangan - Bashky - Terek. Rafting down from the mouth of Chatkal river to Brichmullo village
/river_canyons/tn_chatkalWe invite you for rafting down Chatkal river carrying its waters in the mountains of Western Tien-Shan. The nature of Chatkal - a river of five canyons - majestic, dimensioned and solemn! The beauty of mountain landscapes, wilderness of mountain gorges, rapid river flow, a possibility to get in touch with the beautiful invite lots of travelers and lovers of extremal tourism to Chatkal river banks. Bright-yellow garlands of sea-buckthorn escorting the rafting on its upper part further change into bushes of wall-nuts trees, wild plum, hawthorn and wild-apple trees. It's quite possibly you will see the heard of wild boars, swimming across the river, mountain goats standing still and watching you from the bird's eye view or eagles flocks soaring in the blue-sky over the third canyon - one of the wonderful thing of nature.

The programme of the tour:

Day 1 - Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting the group. Accommodation in a hotel.

Day 2Departure for trip via Kamchik Pass (Kurama mountain range) and Chapma Pass in Chatkal mountain range - 550 km, on the way overnight in tent-camp.

Day 3 -  Continue of transfer. Arrival at the starting point of the rafting - Bashky-Terek village. Preparation for rafting.

Day 4 -  Rafting to the mouth of Canach river. Chatkal river flows among water-meadow forest in a wide valley framed with peaks of Chatkal and Sandalash mountain range covered with snow. The water flow is rapid with lots of riffs.

Day 5 -  Rafting down the mouth of Kora-Korum river. The nature of river is the same. After the confluence with Sandalash the strength of Chatkal river becomes twice bigger. The rapids of 2-3 class. 

Day 6 -  Passing through the first canyon. Carry the raft around the river rapid before water-fall. The rapids of 3-4 class. The camp is on the exit of river from canyon. 

Day 7 -  Passing through Aktash basin, 2-nd and 3-rd canyons. Splendid views to canyons, vertical and colored rocks. Obstacles of moderate difficulty.

Day 8 - Passing through the fourth canyon, Nayzinskiy, Arobskiy and Chopkamyshskiy rapids. The rapids of 4-5 class

Day 9 - Passing through Kishlaksay and Pigak cascades. The rapids of 5-th class.

Day 10 - Difficult rapids of 5-th canyon, narrow rocky passages. The end of rafting near Charvak water reservoir. Transfer to Tashkent airport. The end of the tour. 

Numerical strength: 6 and more person.

The cost of the tours includes: transfer of the group from Tashkent to the starting point of the trip and return, all permits for visiting reserves and tourist areas, hire of group and special equipment, 3 times a day meal (full board), meeting-seeing-off at the airport, accommodation in hotel in dbl room, escort of instructor-guides including their visas to Kyrgizia, ecological, road, license and custom taxes (when entering Kyrgizia). Additional payment is needed for single supplement.

Into cost does not enter: via and other tickets up to Tashkent and back, medical costs and the insurance, personal charges, alcoholic drinks, a feed in Tashkent.

Tourists are provided with the following necessary things for trip: rafting equipment, double tents, sleeping-bags, sleeping-mats, water-proof cover for personal things, dishes, medical-aid chest for common use, individual life jacket, helmet.

Personal equipment necessary for traveling: Rucksack, hydro-suit, sport-wear for rafting, spare set of garment for land (spare shoes especially), personal hygiene things, sun-protective cream, private medical kit, photo camera and torch.

- 2-4 days sightseeing tour to Bukhara and Samarkand may be added to this programme.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO