Three Dif­fer­ent Nu­ratas

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TRAVEL -

Do­mes­tic tour agents have more and more of­fers for eco­tourism ev­ery day. As a re­sult, one and the same point on the map can be seen to­day in dif­fer­ent ways. Here, for ex­am­ple, Nu­rata Re­serve. We of­fer you an over­view of the three most pop­u­lar routes.

Route 1. Up­per Hayat - Hay­at­sai - Tykcha­sai - Up­per Uhum - Up­per Hayat.

One-day walk­ing route of av­er­age com­plex­ity with a length of 8 km (the du­ra­tion of the ex­cur­sion is about five hours). It should be borne in mind that hik­ing and de­scent on steep slopes cre­ate con­sid­er­able phys­i­cal stress, so this route should be of­fered to young or mid­dle-aged peo­ple who are in good sports form.

The op­ti­mal num­ber of the group is 4 peo­ple (three tourists and a lo­cal guide).

The pur­pose of the route: ac­quain­tance with the nat­u­ral and cul­tural land­scapes of Khay­at­sai and Tykcha­sai, with the plant and an­i­mal world of the mid­dle moun­tains of the Nu­ratau Ridge, ob­ser­va­tion of var­i­ous species of birds - typ­i­cal in­hab­i­tants of wal­nut forests, bush­wood and moun­tain steppe, fa­mil­iar­iz­ing with the tra­di­tional way of life of the lo­cal Ta­jik pop­u­la­tion.

Nec­es­sary equip­ment: binoc­u­lars or a tele­scope, jars for wa­ter.

Route 2. Up­per Hayat - Uhum - Kary­sai Mazar Eshon-Bobo - Uhum - Up­per Hayat.

An un­com­pli­cated one-day horse or pedes­trian route with a length of 10.5 km (du­ra­tion of the ex­cur­sion is 4-4.5 hours).

The pur­pose of the route: ac­quain­tance with the nat­u­ral and cul­tural land­scapes of Kary­sai, the plant and an­i­mal world of the mid­dle moun­tains of the Nu­ratau Ridge, ob­ser­va­tion of var­i­ous species of birds - typ­i­cal in­hab­i­tants of wal­nut forests, shrub­lands and moun­tain steppe, in­spec­tion of the vil­lage of Uhum - one of the old­est set­tle­ments of the Nu­ratau Ridge, tra­di­tional way of life of the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion.

Equip­ment: cavalry sad­dles, sad­dle­bags (hur­jin), binoc­u­lars, camp uten­sils.

Route 3. Sentyab - Lake Fazil­man Us­tuk­sai - Sob.

A sim­ple two-day horse or foot eth­noe­co­log­i­cal route with a length of about 44 km (2 days on the route, 1 night in tents). The best time of year is May-June.

The pur­pose of the route: ac­quain­tance with the nat­u­ral and cul­tural land­scapes of Sen­to­b­sai, Us­tuk­sai and Sob­sai, flora and fauna, bird watch­ing - typ­i­cal in­hab­i­tants of dif­fer­ent biotopes of the Nu­ratau Ridge, sight­see­ing of Sentyab­sai his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments, fa­mil­iar­iza­tion with the tra­di­tional way of life of the lo­cal Ta­jik pop­u­la­tion.

The op­ti­mal strength of the group is 2-4 tourists and two lo­cal guides for the eques­trian group or one guide for walk­ing.

Nec­es­sary equip­ment: sleep­ing bags and foam plas­tic mats (or in­flat­able mat­tresses) - ac­cord­ing to the num­ber of mem­bers of the group, sin­gle or dou­ble tents, binoc­u­lars, cook­ing uten­sils (ket­tle, bowler, bowls, mugs, spoons), primus. For the cavalry group - cavalry sad­dles (lo­cal wooden sad­dles with short stir­rups are very in­con­ve­nient for for­eign­ers), sad­dle bags (hur­jin). For the pedes­trian group, it is ad­vis­able to hire one or two don­keys for car­ry­ing lug­gage, es­pe­cially if tourists are peo­ple who are un­trained.

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