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Fortresses Karalpakiya.

Tours on ancient monuments of Khoresm and Karakalpakiay.

«The life is a long route, each time in new district»

 Mauri Karl.

The short description of route of tour across Karakalpakiya:

Nukus - settlement Hodzheili - necropolis Mizdakhana - fortress Tyaur kala - tower Chilpyk - reserve Badai Tugai - necropolis Sultan Uvais - site of ancient settlement Toprak kala - fortress Ayaz kala - Kurgashin kala - town of Nukus - town of Kungrad - settlement Muinak (cemetery of the Lost Ships) - plateau Ustyurt - lake Sudochye - settlement Zhaslyk - town of Kungrad - settlement Ashamaily - settlement Hatep - settlement Hodzheili - town of Nukus.

Extension of route: 991 km.
Seasonallity: from May 20, 1st till Oktober, 1th.
 The best time for travel: May - August.

5 days and 4 nights.

Detailed the program day by day in Karakalpakstan:

1 Day. Town Nukus - settlement Hodzheili - town Nukus (26 km.).
Arrival in Nukus. Meeting at the airport, transfer to hotel, accommodation in the hotel «Zhipek Zholy». Sightseeing tour on city, visiting of museum of arts by I.V.Savitskogo. In museum there are fine masterpieces of painting of artists Rafael Matevosyn and Faim Madgazin, esoteric to Aral sea and Southern Priaralye. Transfer to settlement Hodzheili (24 km), visit of archeologic complex Mizdakhan (X - XIV c.с.), caravanserai White khanaka, visiting of the medieval mausoleums - Nazlumkhan sulu, Shamun Nabi, madrasah Khalva Erezhep. Transfer on antique fortress Gyaur kala (II - IV c.с.) (2 km), visit and walk on fortress. Returning to Nukus, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
2 Day. Nukus - tower Chilpyk - site ancient settlement Dzhanpyk Kala - reserve Badai Tugai - necropolis Sultan Uvais - site ancient settlement Toprak kala - fortress Ayz kala (190 km).
Breakfast. Tranfer: Nukus - tower Chilpyk (Tower Silence) (III - VIII с.с. and X - XIV с.с.) (50 km). Arrival to tower Chilpyk, walks in vicinities of monument, rise on tower. Tranfer: tower Chilpyk - ruins of site of ancient settlement Dzhanpyk kala (I - II с.с and IX - XIV с.с.) (53 km). Arrival on site of ancient settlement Dzhanpyk kala. Walks in vicinities of site of ancient settlement, photographing of fortifications, search of archeologic artefacts in vicinities of site of ancient settlement. Near to site of ancient settlement Dzhanpyk kala there is biospheric reserve Badai Tugai, walk ot reserve. Trabafer: biospheric reserve Badai Tugai - necropolis Sultan Uvais (XIII - XIV с.с.) (33 km). Arrival on necropolis Sultan Uvais (town Dead), visit of necropolis, visiting of mausoleum Sultan Uvais bobo, photographing of town Dead. Visiting of local market before necropolis Sultan Uvais. Lunch on way. Transfer: necropolis Sultan Uvais - ancient site of ancient settlement Toprak kala (III - IV с.с. B.C.) (20 km). Arrival on site of ancient settlement Toprak kala. Walks in vicinities of ancient city on fortifications, photographing of ruins of antiquities. Transfer: site of ancient settlement Toprak kala - yurt camp «Ayaz kala» (35 km). Arrival in yurt camp «Ayaz kala», accommodation in yurts. Dinner, rest and overnight.
3 Day. Fortress Ayaz Kala - Ayaz Kala-II - Kurgashin Kala - town Nukus - town Kungrad - settlement Muinak (393 km).
Breakfast. After breakfast excursion on fortress Ayaz Kala (1 km). Arrival on fortress Ayaz Kala, walk on vicinities of ancient fortress, photographing of fortifications of ancient city. From height of fortification the panorama on second fortress Ayza Kala opens. Transfer to fortress Ayaz Kala-II (3 km). Arrival on fortress Ayaz Kala-II, walk on vicinities of an ancient fortress, photographing of fortifications. Transfer: Fortress Ayaz Kala-II - site of ancient settlement Kyrkyz Kala (16 km). Arrival on site of ancient settlement Kyrkyz Kala, walk on vicinities of an ancient fortress, photographing of fortifications. Transfer: site of ancient settlement Kyrkyz Kala - site of ancient settlement Kurgashin Kala(14 km). Arrival on site of ancient settlement Kurgashin Kala, walk on vicinities of ancient fortress, photographing of fortifications. Transfer: Kurgashin Kala - town Nukus (186 km). Lunch in local cafe. Transfer: Nukus - town Kungrad - settlement Shagyrlak - settlement Muinak (207 km). Arrival in Muinak, transfer to hotel, accommodation. Visiting of local museum esoteric to Aral sea and local monument - to ship "Buinyi" Aral flotilla on pedestal at rural khakimyat. Transfer on Cemetery of ships of the Uzbek Aral flotilla at memorable obelisk «Tragedy of Aral sea», at former coast of Aral sea. Trip to settlement Uchsai (16 km). Walk on settlement. Returning in Muinak (16 km). Dinner, rest and overnight. 
4 Day. Settlement Muinak - town Kungrad - plateau Ustyurt - lake Sudoche - settlement Urga (198 km).
Breakfast. Departure from hotel at 7.30. Transfer: Muinak - settlement Shagyrly - town Kungrad - settlement Ravshan - lake Sudochye (180 km). Plateau Ustyurt are located to the West from lake Sudochye. Walk along canyons of Ustyurt, walk in vicinities of the western extremity of lake Sudochye, photographing of unique picturesque canyons and terrestrial breaks. Transfer on cape to settlement Urga (18 km). Settlement Urga has been based in beginning of XX century. During Soviet times here sent in the reference of Old Believers, in the beginning of 50-s' years the fishing state farm with the population in some tens hundreds inhabitants here has been based. In settlement there was club, post office. Last inhabitant has left from settlement per 1971. Now here there lives small of fishermen which by old tradition fish. Visiting of Russian cemetery on surburb of old settlement of fishermen. Overnight in tents on coast of lake Sudochye.
5 Day. Lake Sudochye - settlement Zhaslyk - Uzbek-Kazakh check point «Karakalpakiy\Tazhen» - settlement Beineu (184 km).
Breakfast. After breakfast transfer: lake Sudochye - town of Nukus (184 km). Arrival in Nukus, transfer to the airport departure to Tashkent.

Note:
The Program is Alexander Petrov's author's program. Copying and introduction -  from the sanction of the author  petrovsra@mail.ru

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