Aman Kutan trekking

Code: AMAN
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Tour Description

Amankutan - one of the most picturesque corners of Uzbekistan. It is located in the western spur of the Zarafshan and other ranges in the basin. Amankutan, 40 km south-west of Samarkand. Area Amankutanskoy forest garden - 2158 hectares. Aman-Kutan Cave is located on the northern slope of Zeravshan mountains, among the ancient lime stones, south of Samarkand. Its length is 80 m. It consists of several halls, which cover the bottom of the lake flow underground. In the cave there were beautiful sinter formations - stalactites and stalagmites.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Samarkand - Aman Kutan - Samarkand
DEPARTURE TIME After breakfast depart to Aman Kutan at 8:30
INCLUDED
Accommodation: No (optional ovrnight stay) Meals: Lunch
Transport: Samarkand - Aman-Kutan Mountains - Samarkand Guide: Mountain escort guide service
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08:30: Departure from Samarkand

After breakfast depart to Aman Kutan village which located around 50 km away. Aman-Kutan Cave is located on the northern slope of Zeravshan mountains, among the ancient lime stones, south of Samarkand. Its length is 80 m. It consists of several halls, which cover the bottom of the lake flow underground. In the cave there were beautiful sinter formations - stalactites and stalagmites.

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10:20: Aman Kutan - Lion's Cave

Start hiking tour. Visit the pine grove then proceed to walnut grove.

In this cave the archaeologist D.N. Lion in 1947 found a fragment of femur fossil man. In the investigated layer were also found stone tools.

They found the remains of the bones that have the same composition and the ancient character, as in the grotto Teshik Tash. This finding treat late Acheulian culture and is the oldest fossil evidence of the existence of man on the territory of Uzbekistan

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14:00: Aman Kutan village

Break for lunch. Picnic in the open air right around the cave. After lunch continue with the tour to the other side of the mountain making a round trip until the village. The first tree planting here were produced in 1887 N.I.Korolkovym to prevent salt flows. It was the first experience planting the trees in the mountains in Central Asia.

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16:00 Aman-Kutan - Samarkand

After the tour depart to Samarkand

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