International speleological expedition under the auspices of UNESCO, to the geopark “Madygen”, Southern Tien Shan, 2023 Expedition dates 1.07. – 14.07.2023 We invite caving clubs, associations, scientific centers and all cavers, caving biologists to take part in the speleological expedition. Expedition goals: – Search and exploration of new caves, – Mapping caves, – Speleo-biological research Expedition program: Day 1. Meeting at the airport in Osh. Accommodation in a guest house. Program discussion. Day 2. Transfer Osh – base camp in Madygen, about 230 km Days 3 – 12 Speleological exploration: Continue Reading
International speleological expedition to the salt caves of Tajikistan The first half of September is the most comfortable time for the expedition In 2020 and 2021, we did not manage to organize an expedition to Tajikistan. Everyone knows the reasons, pandemic and quarantines. However, we did a reconnaissance of the karst area in 2022. The expedition is organized jointly by: the Foundation for the Preservation and Exploration of Caves, the Tian-Shan Geological Society and the Tashkent Speleologists Club (Uzbekistan). Speleologists from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will take part in the Continue Reading
We invite cavers to take part in an International expedition to the karst region of the Fergana ridge. The preliminary dates of the expedition are August 10-15, 2022. The purpose of the expedition: – Exploration of the unexplored Kyndyn-Kyry cave, – Exploration of the unexplored Tash-Unkur cave, – Speleo-biological research, – Search and exploration of new caves in the karst area The Fergana mountain range is composed of Paleozoic limestones. In hard-to-reach places on steep slopes, the locals showed us the entrances to the caves. The southwestern slopes of the Continue Reading
Speleological expedition under the auspices of UNESCO. Exploration of the ancient cave mine Kani-Gut – an object of cultural and historical heritage In 2021, the Madygen Geopark, a potential UNESCO Geopark, was created in the southwestern part of the Tian-Shan. In addition to unique objects of geological heritage, unexplored caves are located on the territory of the Geopark. Some caves have been explored earlier, some have remained unexplored. The caves are located compactly on the territory of the Geopark. The distance between the caves is about 30-40 km. The caves Continue Reading
Foundation for the Preservation and Exploration of Caves and the Central Asian Speleological Union, carry out speleological research in the vast territory of Central Asia. The main goal of speleological expeditions is to search for and explore caves. An important task of our organizations is to preserve the caves for future generations.
There are not so many caves known in Tajikistan as in neighboring Uzbekistan, but there are the longest and deepest rock salt caves in Central Asia (Haja Mumin massif), as well as the highest mountain caves in Central Asia and in the world (namely the cave, not a grotto) – Rangkulskay cave. Also of interest is the small Makkshevatskaya cave with a well-preserved old man’s mummy.
The biggest caves of Uzbekistan There are more than thousand caves in Uzbekistan. In terms of the number of caves, their depth and size, the caves of Uzbekistan are significantly ahead of all the famous caves of Central Asia taken together. The biggest speleological discoveries in Uzbekistan started in the early 70s of XX century. As a result of these researches, more than 600 caves were discovered, including, the deepest abysses of the Asian continent: Boy-Bulok and Kievskaya, 16 km long labyrinth of Festivalnaya-Ledopadnaya cave systems. In recent years, as Continue Reading