INTERNATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION "UNKNOWN CHATKAL"

International speleological expedition Unknown Chatkal

The second speleological expedition to the Chatkal (Western Tien Shan)  we are planning from 2.09 to 15.09.2019.
 
The Foundation for the Preservation and Exploration of caves plans to set up base camp in the upper river valleys of the Chatkal Ridge . It is planned to establish a second base camp, near the confluence of the Chatkal and Sandalash.
 
The plan of the expedition
 
Day 1. - Arrival of participants of expedition in Bishkek
 
Day 2. - Departure to the Talas City. Overnight at the hotel in Talas, purchase the rest of the food
 
Day 3. - Departure to Chatkal. Arrival in base camp
 
Days 4-9 - The exploration of karst areas is confined to the Northern slopes of the ridge, the study of the canyons and plateaus of the mountain Chatkal range
 
Days 10-14 - The exploration of karstic areas of the mountains Sandalash
 
Day 15 - Departure to Bishkek
 
Search and exploration of caves on the southern slopes of the Pskem ridge. With the aim of efficient using of time and effort in the area of the confluence of the river Chatkal and Sandalash  is planned  to install a temporary base camp.
 
In the case of perspective speleological works on the ridge Chatkal, work will be concentrated in the area of the first main base camp, located in the upper reaches of the Chatkal valley.
 
On a plateau situated in the North - Eastern part of Chatkal ridge, it is planned to research sinkholes. 
 
During the expedition also planned speleo-biological research and speleo-archeologist research.
 
Today, the Chatkal is remains unknown from the standpoint of Speleology. High altitude limestone massifs, abundance of atmospheric precipitation and vegetation create good prospects for the development of major caves. All the necessary equipment for base of a camp and  an expedition are our Foundation.
 
In that the camp will be located in Chatkal until September 15, 2019, cavers from other countries can join the expedition
 
In the expedition, the conditions will be for the work of speleo-biology and speleo-archeologist. All necessary permissions for conducting any research will be received by our Foundation in the appropriate state organizations. For successful work of speleologists in hard to reach areas will be plan to rent horses.
 
If someone wants to participate in the expedition, please contact our Foundation info@speleo.kg