The Republic of Uzbekistan rich native flora. The territory belongs to the Irano-ian region in the Ancient Mediterranean floristic sub-kingdom of Holarctic. The flora of Uzbekistan accounts over 4300 species of vascular plants including large numbers of endemic species, but the check-list is still incomplete. Presented here ten new records to the flora of Uzbekistan, were found during the field studies and examination of herbarium collections preserved at TASH.
1-Day Arrive Tashkent – plant hunt
On arrival in Tashkent you will be met by your local English speaking guide and private transport and start your tour. We immediately head outside Tashkent to start our plant hunt. We will be driven to the outskirts and start our plant hunt with the Sanganak, Yengiabad and Parkent areas.
Overnight Hotel in Tashkent
2-Day Tashkent – Chimgan
Today we have further exploration outside Tashkent in the area of Chimgan.
30km NE of Chimgan village 1900m
3-Day Chatkal Nature Reserve
We depart for Chatkal Nature Reserve for plant hunting.
Bashkizilsay Valley on border of Chaktal nature Reserve, Sangirsay or Sangiret village.
Overnight near Chatkal.
4-Day Kamchik Pass - Tashkent
We will return to Tashkent today en route stopping for a plant hunt on the Kamchik Pass.
Kamchik Pass (2267m) in Kurama Hills.
At the end of the day we will return to Tashkent.
Overnight Hotel in Tashkent
5-day Tashkent – Samarkand
This morning we depart for Samarkand. We take a stop on Timurlane Gate Pass.
Spend the afternoon in Samarkand.
Timurlane Gate pass, 520m.
Overnight in Samarkand
6-Day Samarkand – Shakhrisabz
We depart to Shakhrisabz the birthplace of Tamerlane, and south of Samarkand.
South of Amankutan (Zeravshan Mountain ranges)
Day’s walk in Zeravshan mountains.
Overnight in Shakhrisabz
7-Day Shakhrisabz - Boysun
We leave Shakhrisabz for Shurab with botanist opportunities en route.
Shurab, Tally Pass
Overnight in Boysun.
8-Day Boysun- Shakhrisabz
Today we plan to try and explore at least one of the valleys which enters the Boysun Tau range from the South or SE.
Overnight in Shakhrisabz.
9-Day Shakhrisabz – Tashkent
After breakfast sightseeing of Shakhrisabz.
In the afternoon taking fast train Afrosiyab back to Tashkent.
Overnight Hotel in Tashkent.
10-Day Tashkent – Home
Depart to airport.
End of tour
Adventure, Discover, Explore Mountains of Uzbekistan.
Likely flora to be seen on this trip :
Eminium Lehmannii, Eremurus Regelii, Arum Korolkowii, Tulipa Kaufmaniana, Orchioides, Colchicum Kesselringii, Tulipa Bifloriformis, Juniperus,Tulipa Greigii, Tubergeniana, Fr Stenanthera, Fr Sewerzowii,
Iris Spuria, Eremurus Robustus, Gymnospermum Albertii, Crocus Alatavicus, Tulipa Dubia
Tulipa Turkestanica, Corydalis Ledebouriana, Cortusa Turkestanica, Iris orchioides, Eminium Lehmannii.
Tulipa Turkestanica, Tulipa Chimganica, Colchicum Luteum, Scilla Puschkinioides, Iris Korolkowii,
Paeonia hybrid, Anemone Narcissiflora, Corydalis Ledebouriana, Gymnospermum Darwasicum, Eranthis Longistipitata, Iris Pseudocapnoides, Iris Kolpakowskiana, Frit Sewerzowii, Tulipa Scharipovii,
Iris Svetlanae, Eremurus Olgae, Gentiana Olivieri, Corydalis Maracandica, Allium Protensum, Iris Magnifiaca, Eremurus Robustus, Fritillaria Bucharica Tulipa Uzbekistanica and Micheliana.
And many more which hasn’t mentioned on this list.