Trip Code: 0000001
ITINERARY & DETAILS
Two days Aral Sea trip gives an opportunity to visit
which used to be one of the trading center on the Silk Road, Usturt Plateau
desert shared by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Sudochie Lake used to be freshwater lake in the Amu Darya (known to
the ancient Greeks as the Oxus) delta, Aral Sea, Muynak—
a former fishing village where once there was a shore of currently dried Aral
Sea and the guests will have chance to
stay in a traditional felt yurt.
Day 1.Nukus—Kungrad—Usturt Plateau—Sudochie Lake—Aral
Sea (450 km – around 8 hrs)
The sights to see:
Plateau— is a transboundary clay desert shared by
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The area is 200 thousand square
kilometers. Ustyurt Plateau occupies a large area between the Aral Sea and the
Lake— used to be freshwater lake in the Amu Darya (known to
the ancient Greeks as the Oxus) delta. The present day the size of the Sudochie
Lake is less than 330 square kilometers
and average depth 1,5 meters.
the Aral Sea has appeared in the Turan plain in Post Pliocene age
(Pleistocene). This sea was called Aral for the first time in the works of Ibn
Rusta the Arabic scientist in 903. The total size of Aral Sea without islands
before 1961 was 66,1 thousand square kilometers the greatest depth was 69
meters. But the present day the size of the Sea is less than 12 thousand square
kilometers and the Sea has gone from initial shores to 150-170 km.
in olden days along the Silk Road, from the Kazakh steppe to the high Pamir and
on into Xinjiang and Mongolia, one can see curious felt houses known as yurts.
Yurts are relatively portable, warm and spacious and made from raw material.
Yurts can be constructed or taken down easily and quickly and carried away on
the back of three camels.
Day 2.Aral Sea—Muynak—Nukus (400 km – around 7 hrs)
The sights to see:
(“Mo’ynoq” in Uzbek)
used to be harbor town. In just 60 years it has gone from being a wealthy
fishing port to a small town where skeleton ships lie broken in the desert.
Prices are for 2021 in US$ per person
lunches, breakfast and dinner in Aral Sea
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