With their clean air, bright blue skies, beautiful waterfalls, and scent of pine trees and flowering herbs, the Yangiabad Mountains are a real treasure for hikers.The Yangiabad Tourist Lodge is located in the Chatkal Biosphere Reserve, about 120km (75 miles) from Tashkent, at an elevation of about 1,500m (5,000 feet). The lodge has guest rooms, a bar, a restaurant, and even a disco and an entertainment programme. Its location among the pine trees, surrounded by the Yangiabad Mountains, makes it an ideal escape from the city – a place to enjoy nature without sacrificing any of the comforts of civilization.
Yangiabad Mountain Tour descriptions
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
Yangiabad, Yangiabad tourist lodge, Pigeon gorge and waterfall, Chilten river etc.
from May to September
Get confirmation 3 days before the departure date
Transportation to/from Yangiabad Tourist Lodge; Experienced local, English-speaking guide for the hike; Packed lunch on Day 2; 1 night’s accommodation at the Yangiabad Tourist Lodge, with full board.
Personal travel insurance.
Yangiabad Tourist Lodge
Walking distances: Day 1: ~ 2km, Day 2: 5 km Note: In bad weather, guides may adjust the route to ensure tourists’ safety. We recommend you bring the following on the tour: hiking shoes, and clothes suitable for the weather (in hot, sunny weather: sun hat, sunglasses, and sun cream; in cold or rainy weather: jacket, windbreaker, or raincoat). Note: This tour does not require any special equipment. However, please be aware that it involves several steep ascents and descents. If you have had any operations in the past, or have any medical conditions (like asthma or high blood pressure) or medical devices/implants, please let us know. With advance notice, we can also cater for special dietary requirements (such as vegetarian or vegan diets).
Must visit on your Yangiabad Mountain Tour
Yangiabad is quite a young town in Tashkent Province, located at a distance of 100 km from Tashkent and 10 km from the industrial city of Angren, at an altitude of 1300 m in the foothills of the Western Tien–Shan. The began to build Yangiabad (‘a new town’) in the 1940s. The area around it was rich in uranium and silver, and the best mining specialists moved to live and work in the town. It was designated a closed strategically important zone of the USSR. In the 1980s the minerals in area ran low, and the town’s population decreased considerably.
At the turn of the century the situation took a turn for the better. Yangiabad became a popular recreational zone. Today many Tashkent residents come to the town, escaping from summer heat. Among them there are a lot of hikers, mountain climbers, and lovers of various adventure sports. It is not surprising why they come: next to the town tower the picturesque mountains of the Chatkal Range; the rivers Katta-Say and Dukent-Say deliver very clear water from the glaciers, and Yangiabad itself is full of greenery.
Walking along its streets, you may think you find yourself in Europe somewhere: most two-story houses were built in German architectural style by the ethnic Germans who lived there in the Soviet times. Yangiabad resembles an alpine German town, with its fantastically clear air, serenity, stunning mountain landscapes, unhurried lifestyle of the locals – which is what most residents of bustling big cities are missing. Today the town is largely populated with pensioners; most of the houses are used as dacha holiday homes by people from other Uzbekistan cities in summer.
Practically unheard of before, today’s Yangiabad is an actively reviving town, getting popular as a wonderful recreational destination.
Every year the government sets a new plan for the year, and the plan for each farmer will be different depending on how much land the farmer holds.
At 10:00 transfer to the Yangiabad Tourist Lodge and take a short break before lunch. After lunch, take a walking tour to Pigeon Gorge waterfall, which takes 2-2.5 hours (including 1,500m of steep ascent). Return to the lodge and enjoy free time before dinner. Overnight at the tourist lodge in comfortable double rooms.
Day 2: Yangiabad - Tashkent
Breakfast. At 10:00 drive to a nearby gorge, where the Alatanga and Chilten Rivers meet. The road passes through the town of Yangiabad. Although the distance is only 8km, the journey takes about 45 minutes because the road is in poor condition. Walk to the Chilten waterfalls (2-2.5 hours). On the way there are two crossings over the Chilten River. In May, June, and the first half of July the water is quite deep, and you’ll have to get your feet wet. Stop for a picnic lunch during the walk. Then return to the car and leave for Tashkent at 14:00, reaching the city by 16:30. End of the tour.
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.