Speleological expedition under the auspices of UNESCO. August 2024

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

Caves of Tajikistan

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.

Caves of Uzbekistan

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

Caves of Kyrgyzstan

There are about 200 known caves in Kyrgyzstan. Some of them are geological natural monuments and are protected by the state. First of all, this is the Chil-Ustun cave, known as a unique underground landscape, as well as a habitat for rare species of bats. Galleries of ancient rock paintings from the 2nd to the 11th centuries were found in the cave. Another interesting cave is Pobednaya (Osh mountain hills) – a complex and long cave of hydro-thermokarst origin. Kyrgyz speleologists have not abandoned the idea to go through the Continue Reading

Speleo-biological expedition to Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan -2021. August 14 – August 28.

We invite cavers and researchers to take part in a speleological expedition to a new karst area. Preliminary dates of the expedition August 14 – August 28, 2021 Expedition dates are not fixed. If you have a speleoclub, speleo federation or a separate team, you can choose the dates convenient for you. In 2021, we plan to conduct an integrated transboundary speleo-biological expedition to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In 2019, we made a reconnaissance of karst in Tajikistan. As a result, we understood the logistic features, distance and travel time. We Continue Reading

Speleo expedition to the mysterious “Bears” cave. Fergana ridge

We invite you to take part in a speleological expedition to the karst regions of the Fergana ridge. The preliminary dates of the expedition are August 24 – September 06, 2021. If you have a speleoclub, speleo federation or a separate team, you can choose the dates convenient for you. Locals tell scary stories about mysterious animals that hunt sheep and horses. Shepherds and hunters tell fantastic stories about large animals that haunt local nomads. A story about mysterious animals was told to me by one of the indigenous people Continue Reading

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