Uzbekistan adventure holiday to the Aral Sea

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Environment
This trip takes you to the places where sometimes you will need to be cautious about the environment. Sometime you will need to walk, hike, and travel using donkeys. Some areas not reachable with means of transportation, so we will need to walk for some kilometers. At guesthouses you will not provided regular bathtubs to avoid waste of water, and energy for heating. Also you may be asked to reduce the usage of water resources by using towels and bath towels more than once, to keep out of laundry. On top of the constructions, mostly in the mountain villages, the solar pannels are installed. Water is heated using solar battery energy or/and some places use natural day-long sun-rays, solar panels benefit from the long sunny days. Because in Uzbekistan the number of sunny days are more than 280, so it`s very practical to use them. At Yurts camp you will just have lunch so you may not have air-conditioning.

Our local suppliers are chosen carefully, after plenty of research, meetings and discussions to ensure that we are aligned in our thinking and have mutual trust in our approach and standards. When we say 'our thinking', we mean that they must share our desire to protect the environment that we are passing through. In Uzbekistan, this means not only avoiding plastic waste being thrown into the local environment but actually taking bin bags and ensuring that on each trip both they and our guests are encouraged to pick litter and remove it from the wild environment. Sadly recycling is not available in Uzbekistan, so it is far better to reduce waste in the first instance.

The suppliers we choose must either share our approach to protecting and enhancing the quality of the natural environment or be willing to work with us to develop better practices.

All of our suppliers work with us to ensure that groups avoid negatively affecting the local environments through which they pass. Waste is removed and wildlife is respected. Watercourses are not polluted by human waste. Our guides are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Nowadays in Uzbekistan we have a new type police called Tourist Police which helps travelers in any situation and dificulties they face. Also, they give a fine to those who throw garbage in public places, in the streets or into the water. The nature is highly protected by the government.
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The Impacts of this Trip

During this journey, you will have a chance to be very close to people who live and work in rural areas. Also, witness their thrive making their effort on changing their lives influencing the change of the lives of others. It is great to feel the mood and the atmosphere of people, who have not been yet spoiled or got used to tourists. Enjoy untouched, unreached by tourist destinations, helping them to make their lives economically developed. We visit some places which were founded and funded by international Non-profit organizations in the beginning and see how they are getting on nowadays. Observe their past and present. Transformation of the villages, rural districts into something bigger community, how they live and try their contribution to culture, tradition and mentality. They preserve primal crafts and customs, handling their knowledge on lifestyle from generation to generation. Almost all the yurt campings, mountain village guesthouses and foods served in these places are run by local who make profit for themselves and their family through this way. Meet local people exchange glances and attitudes, learn and teach. Become a part of a community; take a look at the circumstance and condition from their angle.

Wherever possible we try to engage with local environmental and cultural initiatives. As an example, we intentionally visit local ceramicists, weavers, and woodworkers whose crafts are part of an intergenerational story of manufacture that is specific to the locality. In this way, your visit helps to sustain the local culture and indigenous skills.

All of our trips and tours are immersive they are designed to be of net benefit to each community that we visit. In this way, we not only always employ local guides, drivers and suppliers but often work with local providers to ensure that services provided are utilizing local resources as far as is possible.

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