Uzbekistan records a mild winter season and also is cold like other countries. Its gives you a surprise package with cold and hot at times. Uzbeks do not miss to enjoy the season as they conduct a lot ofwinter sportsin Uzbekistan during this season. The main of them are Ice Hockey and the other sports in Uzbekistan are; Figure skating, Hot Air Ballooning, Paragliding and Skiing.
The temperature is -18 degree F in the winter and drops up to 28 degree F in the later season at the mountains. In the remaining part temperature is 48 degree F in daytime and -24 degree F at night time.
Winter Season starts from December and lasts until February and you can plan your Uzbekistan Tours at this season to participate in the games.
So, let us know about the winter sports in Uzbekistan in detail:
Skiing is a recreational activity as well as a competitive sport. The sport is mainly of moving in snows with the use of long runners called skis, which is attached to your boots or shoes.
The main place for skiing as per Uzbekistan Travel guide is Chimgan-Beldersay. This is located in the mountains of western Tein-Shan. If you are going with family and children for leisure then Chimgan would be best for Skiing. If you are a professional skier, then Beldersay welcomes you to attempt your skills with snowboard.
Figure skating in Uzbekistan or the Uzbek figure skating championship are sport competition held annually to crown the national champions of Uzbekistan. Figure skating is sport in which ice skaters perform freestyle movements of flips and jumps. You will need to make best and graceful footwork.
There are different types of figure skating which include; freestyle, pairs, ice dance, and synchronized team skating. The style and technique differ from each category of skating. It is a powerful and graceful sport, it is a mixture of art and sport, and it is all about convincing the judges.
The Ice hockey in Uzbekistan is governed by Uzbekistan Ice Hockey Federation. Uzbekistan has been a active member of International Hockey federation since 2019. Nowadays, hockey in Uzbekistan has its own popularity. There are 4 ice rinks and 369 professional players in Uzbekistan.
Tashkent has large ice palace ‘ Humo Arena’ and it is the main winter palace which can accommodate around 12,500 spectators. In 2019 another ice rink was opened ‘Frozen rink’ with natural ice of Olympic standard. The famous hockey club in Uzbekistan in Tashkent is ‘Binokor’ founded in 1971.
Paragliding is one of the easiest ways to soar above the ground without any skills. You will just need to have desire and a bit of courage. The speed of paragliding differs from 20 to 70 kms per hour.
Paragliding in Uzbekistan can be done year around expect when it rains. The best place to Paraglide in Uzbekistan is Charvak Lake. It is a very comfortable spot; it is located only 90 kms from Tashkent and is a great place for recreation and active sports activities including paragliding.
You will need to make sure to follow the safety procedures as per Uzbekistan Travel Advice.
Uzbekistan now allows you to enjoy the bird's eye view of its beautiful landscapes. The flights are carried out on the picturesque places of Almaty region and in other regions of the country according to your request. You can flight with 2-8 people in a hot air balloon.
This ride will last for 20 minutes and will fly till 75 100 metres. The hot Air balloon is a new and popular activity. The balloons give you an opportunity to watch the country from a panoramic view and also a closest view of the top most buildings. You can enjoy this game while in Uzbekistan Tours.
You can enjoy the Winter Sports in Uzbekistan during the particular season and make memories while in the country. We at Euro Asia Travels make sure your visit be the best one. Plan your winter trip with us!
There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry