This one-day mountain tour to Beldersay Ring is a short but charming hike, with a wide variety of landscapes in a small area. From narrow, rocky canyons to waterfalls to broad alpine meadows, Beldersay is a great introduction to one of Uzbekistan’s most beautiful natural sites. Beldersay is just 75 km (46 miles) from Tashkent, and is popular among the city’s residents as a picnic place and ski resort, and you’ll be able to see why – Beldersay is a great place to relax and recharge in nature. Though the total length of the hike is only 8 km (5 miles), it usually takes the whole day, though there are no particularly difficult ascents. Beldersay makes for a great trip out of the cities and back to nature, so upgrade your trip with a best tour out into Uzbekistan’s nature.
Beldersay Mountain Tour descriptions
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
Transport to and from the mountains (1-2 pax: sedan; 3-6 pax: van) Experienced local, English-speaking mountain guide(s) for the trek Picnic lunch.
Personal travel insurance.
Walking distance: ~10 km Note: If adverse weather conditions occur, guides reserve the right to adjust the route in order to ensure the safety of tourists. 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.
Must visit on your Beldersay Mountain Tour
Not far from Tashkent in the outskirts of Chimgan and Beldersay recreation areas, there is a prehistoric monument – Beldersay petroglyphs. In some sources they are mentioned as Kumbel petroglyphs. These rock carvings situated at the height of 2450 meters (8000 feet) is one of many evidences of an ancient culture and life style of primitive people who lived on the territory of Uzbekistan and neighboring states.
Such monuments are dispersed over many Uzbekistan regions. They can be found in Chimgan, Hodjikent, Bashkilzilsay and other mountain areas. The most famous petroglyphs collection is, of course, the Sarmish-say canyon in the Nuratau mountains.
However, while one rock carvings are investigated and are under the protection of corresponding organizations such as UNESCO, other are left neglected and suffer from vandalism actions (signs and ‘visit’ dates of light-minded tourists are carved over a thousand year pictures).
The Beldersay petroglyphs are situated relatively not far from the modern ‘civilization’ – 8 km from the Beldersay recreation area only. Some tours set themselves as an object to visit exactly these rock carvings.
Valley of Beldersay river is very beautiful and there are wonderful views of the Big Chimgan mountain, opening from the surrounding hills. There are several excellent places for campgrounds placing on the left bank of the river. Thus, it is a suitable place for tracking.
However, the petroglyphs, situated 2 km from the base camp with a 850-900 (2800-2950 feet) height difference with it, are almost not investigated, or materials on them are still closed to the world. The age of the rock carvings on the ridge of the Beldersay hillside is still a big question. A big height, many years of sun effect in summer and of snow in winter make big difficulties for their age determination.
Presumably the age of rock carvings varies from 6 to 10 thousand years and belongs to the late Stone Age epoch. Definitely, the Beldersay petroglyphs need to be investigated and to be saved as well as other prehistoric period monuments.
9:00-11:00 Transfer to the Beldersay valley to the merge of Beldersay and Mramornaya rivers (75 km, 2 h). This is the start point of our hiking (1550 m above the sea level). Having said goodbye to our driver and left for a back attributes of a civilization we will start to walk up along the left bank of the Mramornaya River. After 1,5 hour of quite pleasant walking we will reach a small birch grove, pictorially located on the bank of the mountain river. Short rest and we start 45 minutes long ascent to Urta-Kumbel Pass (1820 m above sea level). Ascent usually takes 45 minutes and we find ourselves in the saddle of the pass. What a great view! We can see the valley of Beldersay River, Chet-Kumbel Pass and the way, which leads to it. Flat descent will lead us to the small grove, located on the bank of Beldersay, where we will have lunch.
After lunch we will continue our walking and go up to the saddle of the Chet-Kumbel Pass (1850 m). The panoramic view from the pass allows us to see the Valley of Nurekata River and the top of Big Chimgan (3309 m). Having admired by the view we will start to go down to the Beldesay cable car station and the road where our minibus will be waiting for us (1550 m).
16:30 - 18:00 Return to Tashkent.
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.