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19 December 2011 Skiing Tour in Uzbekistan

Duration: 7 days / 7 nights
Route: Riga - Tashkent – Chimgan - Beldersay – Tashkent - Riga
1 day, Mon. Riga - Tashkent (Air)                                                  
AM. Arrive to Tashkent by flight BT742 at 02:30. Meeting with driver and transfer to hotel for accommodation.    
Markaziy **** or similar
 Amir Temur/corner Navoi Avenue (built  in 1999). Transportation from airport – 25 min(10 km).
Situated in the city center. Next to hotel: Amir Temur square, Amir Temur museum, "Broadway".
Number of rooms – 251: 140 classic, 40 club, 63 tower, 7 junior suite and 1 presidential suite.

Tashkent is the capital of sovereign Uzbekistan.
In the present Tashkent is one of the most important business centers of Central Asia.
Present-day Tashkent is one of the most attractive Oriental cities. The architecture of Tashkent is unique, hospitality and friendliness of Tashkent people is amazing. Tashkent is bout 2000 years old. It has passed the way from the small ancient settlement to the one of the biggest Asian cities.
• Amir Temur Square – central park with the statue of Amir Temur
• Navoi Theatre - from outside. Theatre was started to built by 1940. Japanese prisoners of war completed construction in 1947.
•Monument “Courage” – this is the monument to the victims of the earthquake in 1967, after which Tashkent was wholly reconstructed.
•Drujba Narodov Square (Friendship of Nations) – the square with the modern buildings of Parliament and monument to Shaahmad Shomahmudov,
man who adopted 15 orphans of different nations during WW.
•Mustakillik Square – former “Independence Square” the main square of the Tashkent with the monument to victims of the WW II.
•Complex Hast Imam: Kaffal Shashi mausoleum, Bakarkhan Medresse, Museum of Koran.
Dinner at hotel.
O/n at hotel.
2 day, Tue. Tashkent – Chimgan (+80 km)                                                  
AM. After breakfast transfer to Chimgan mountains. Upon arrival, accommodation in hotel.
Hotel ASIA Chimgan **** or similar
«HOTEL ASIA CHIMGAN» is located in the middle of Chimgan mountain range,
in distance of 500 meters from the skiing lodge, in the heart of the primeval nature.
«HOTEL ASIA CHIMGAN» offers 20 guest rooms with conveniences, including air-conditioning,
satellite TV, and the writing-table. The administration and stuff of «HOTEL ASIA CHIMGAN» will do the utmost, to leave unforgettable impressions of sincere affection and comfort in your memory of our hotel.
When you are in Tashkent, before the sunrise, in the East,
against the background of the blue sky you can see a light blue silhouette.
On clear winter days, in the same direction you can see a snow-white wall with blue shadows.
This wall, surrounding Tashkent from the East is the Western Tian-Shan Mountains.
Rising to more than 3000 meters, they have an eternal blanket of snow that descends
to the foot of the mountain in winter. 85 km from the capital of Uzbekistan,
among the spurs of the Chatkal ridge at a height of 1600 meters,
the large tourist skiing complex "Chimgan" is located.
The main peak of the area - Big Chimgan ( 3309 m) looks like the point of a giant
star from which, adorned by rugged peaks, rays of slopes scatter in all directions.
Chimgan is a "green" mountain, a wonderful place for skiing, travel of just relaxation.

The routes of Chimgan are equipped with chairlifts, a rope tow and several ski tows,
located on the different slopes of Chimgan. "Black" and "red" slopes are located on the main slopes (there are 5 of them) which are served by chairlift. "Red" and "blue" routes are
located on the slopes of the main peak\\\\\\\'s spur which is equipped with a rope-tow.
The length of the route is from 700 to 1000 m. There are also runs for
beginners supplied with ski tows around the entire resort.

Chimgan Information:
Peak "Big Chimgan": 3309 m
Rise of the chairlift: 800 m
Vertical rise: 385 m
Duration of chairlift ride: 10 min
Length of rope tow: 570 m
Vertical rise: 250 m
Duration of ride: about 10 min

Routes of the "Chimgan" complex
• Route for beginners, with a length of 1500 m and equipped with rope tows are considered
"blue" routes (long, slightly sloping and easy routes)
• Slalom routes with a length of 900 m, equipped with chairlifts are classified as
"red" routes (medium level of difficulty)
PM. Time for skiing.
Dinner and o/n at hotel.   

3 day, Wed. Chimgan                                                  
AM. Breakfast at hotel. Free time and time for leasure.
PM. Skiing in mountains.
Dinner  & o/n at hotel.

4 day, Thu. Chimgan - Beldersay (+100 km)                                                  
AM. Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast transfer to Beldersay hotel, it’s another skiing area in the same region. Arrival accommodation at hotel.
At a distance of 100 kilometers from Tashkent and an elevation of 1600-1700 meters above sea level,  Beldersay is located at one of the most picturesque locations among the foothills of the Tian-Shan. Therein, on the mountain slope, near a famous ski-route "Kumbel" among evergreen Tienshan spruces is placed resort Centre "Beldersoy Oromgohi". "Beldersay Oromgohi" offer you a splendid repose in a comfortable cottages & hotel.

Beldersay Hotel **** or similar
Hotel «Beldersoy» 38 comfortable rooms: VIP room (1 room), suit (6 rooms) and standard rooms (31 rooms) are ready to receive 78 guests. All rooms equipped with: air condition system, bath rooms, international phone call access, satellite TV, mini-bars.
Cottages "Beldersay Oromgohi" propose also VIP (1 cottage), luxury (2 cottages) and standard (13 cottages) comfortable cottages for 4 or 6 pax. Each cottage offers the utmost in luxury design to exceed the expectations of the most discerning guest.

PM. Time for skiing.
Dinner & o/n at hotel.

5 day, Fri. Beldersay                                                  
AM. Breakfast at hotel.
PM. Time for skiing.
Dinner & o/n at hotel.

6 day, Sat. Beldersay – Tashkent (+100)                                                  
AM. Breakfast at hotel.
PM. Transfer to Tashkent 100 km. Arrive and accommodation at hotel. Free time.
Farewell dinner at local restaurant.
O/n at hotel.

7 day, Sun. Tashkent - Riga (BT Air)                                                  
AM. Transfer to international airport for flight to Riga by BT7741 at 03:40-06:10.