in a single trip. A backpacker hikes into the backcountry to spend one or more
nights there, and carries supplies and equipment to satisfy sleeping and eating
A backpacking trip includes at least one
overnight stay in the wilderness (otherwise it is a day hike). But
long-distance expeditions may last weeks or months, sometimes aided by planned
food and supply drops.
Backpacking camps are more spartan than
ordinary camps. Many hike-in camps are no more than level patches of ground
without scrub or underbrush. In very remote areas, established camps do not
exist at all, and travelers must choose appropriate camps themselves.
People are drawn to backpacking primarily
for recreation, to explore places that they consider beautiful and fascinating,
many of which cannot be accessed in any other way. A backpacker can travel
deeper into remote areas, away from people and their effects, than a day-hiker
can. However, backpacking presents more advantages besides distance of travel.
Many weekend trips cover routes that could be hiked in a single day, but people
choose to backpack them anyway, for the experience of staying overnight.
These possibilities come with
disadvantages. The weight of a pack, laden with supplies and gear, forces
traditional backpackers to travel more slowly than day-hikers would, and it can
become a nuisance and a distraction from enjoying the scenery. In addition,
camp chores (such as pitching camp, breaking camp, and cooking) can easily
consume several hours every day. However, with practice, much of this downtime
can be purged from the day.
Backpackers face many risks, including
adverse weather, difficult terrain, treacherous river crossings, and hungry or
unpredictable animals (although the perceived danger from wild animals usually
greatly exceeds the true risk). They are subject to illnesses, which run the
gamut from simple dehydration to heat exhaustion, hypothermia, altitude
sickness, and physical injury. The remoteness of backpacking locations
exacerbates any mishap. However, these hazards do not deter backpackers who are
properly prepared. Some simply accept danger as a risk that they must endure if
they want to backpack; for others, the potential dangers actually enhance the
allure of the wilderness.
Almost all backpackers seek to minimize the
weight and bulk of gear carried. A lighter pack causes less fatigue, injury and
soreness, and allows the backpacker to travel longer distances. Every piece of
equipment is evaluated for a balance of utility versus weight. Significant
reductions in weight can usually be achieved with little sacrifice in equipment
utility, though very lightweight equipment can be significantly more costly.
Trekking options in Uzbekistan Mountains
Winter backpacking. Ski touring and
snowshoeing are alternative forms of hiking (overnight or otherwise) that can
be engaged in when the ground is buried deeply in snow.
In animal packing ("horse
packing", "donkey packing", etc.), the hikers use pack animals
(usually horses or donkeys) to carry their equipment, and sometimes they will
even ride the animals. Porters are sometimes hired for the same purpose.
Adventure tourism is travel in a region or
environment that is, for one reason or another, highly unpredictable or
Thru-hiking is traversing a long-distance
trail in a single, continuous journey by starting at one end of the trail with
a backpack and hiking essentially unaided to the other end.
Ultralight backpacking is a form of
backpacking focused on minimizing the weight of the gear carried. It is often
employed by long distance hikers.
can request us to prepare a route for you, which include any kind of trekking
Chimgan Mountains are invariably attractive
for mountaineers. The wide variety of Chimgan and its surroundings allows the
activity in all kinds of mountaineering and landscape tourism. Mountains†
(Small and Greater Chimgan Peaks - 3,309 m) of Chatkal range, plateaus, the
Black Waterfall (40 m) at the lower part of
Greater Chimgan Peak,
Novotasha waterfalls, attract a lot of tourists from Uzbekistan and abroad.
Х Loquacious cave is located on
plateau Ghiza, 20 km from
village Humsan, in a funnel-shaped hollow. On the
bottom of the hollow, in the exposure of grey limestone, there is a 1x1 m
rectangular aperture transforming to a 1.5 m high sloping tunnel. Its floor is covered with lumps, ceiling being arcaded. This tunnel is 20 m long and leads to the inner larger part of the cave. A ladder is needed in order to proceed into
the cave as there is a 6 m high prominence. Then the floor levels out, height
reaching 20-30 m. The cave is so named due to a streamlet flowing through it.
Х Arkutsay Ц exposure of loess
stratum. The site is 3 km west of Humsan, on the right bank of the Ugam River. Section of the formation represents the wall of a small landslide breakaway and
is a stratum of interstratifying loess-like loams of Quaternary and fossil
soils horizons. The section is unique as it exposes more than 80 m thick deposition of rocks.
Х Kyrk-Kokyl waterfall (in Uzbek УKyrk-KokylФ
means 40 plaits) Ц pictorial waterfall at Pustonlyk Ц confluent of Ugam River, 9 km from Humsan village.
General routes in Uzbekistan Mountains near to Tashkent
Х Multi-day trekking around the Greater Chimgan mountain;
Х Multi-day trekking through Akshuran pass
(1,733 m) to the valley of the Chirchik river;
Х Multi-day trekking to the petroglyphs of
the Beldersay river;