Chimgan

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For heliskiing or trekking, windsurfing or simply a lakeside barbecue, head to the Tashkent's resort, the foothills of the western Tian Shan around Chimgan, 80 kilometers northwest of Tashkent. The center of development is the resort area in picturesque mountain district, with various flora and fauna, with ecologically pure atmosphere and the crystal-clear air, located in territory of national park. Here there are 3 modern resorts "Chimgan", "Charvak" and "Beldirsay".


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Chimgan


Places of ridings

For fans of heliski and snowboarding there are weight of pleasures and opportunities to carry out any extreme desires. You can make dizzy rides on a virgin snow from the tops and crests of mountains, and can drive down on gentle slopes. The abundance of mountains guarantees an abundance of opportunities. The slopes of mountains adjoining to natural boundary Chimgan, such as Beldirsay, Pskent, Chatkal, Ugam, Kuramin, Maydantal ridges, completely correspond to professional requirements of mountain skiers for downhill racing, heliski and snowboarding. The maximal extent of descent reaches 10 kilometers, and amplitude up to 2 kilometers.


The road from Tashkent follows the Chirchik river past hydroelectric dams and the modern city of Chirchik, famed for its chemical works. A right fork leads straight to Chimgan, or left to the town of Khodjakent, boasting Bronze Age rock carvings, tea houses and juniper forests. A 2 kilometer climb ends at Charvak dam, protected by a statue of Farkhad.


A story of Farkhad and Shirin

Farkhad and Shirin

In romantic Iranian legend "Farkhad and Shirin", Shirin is a beautiful princess living beyond the Syr Darya. To choose one of two suitors, an old woman bade Shirin set a difficult task and marry the winner. She commanded a canal be dug through the Hunger Steppe. The honest Uzbek Farkhad took his spade and began digging a channel through the mountains. The crafty Tajik Khosru laid a carpet of reeds upon the steppe to shine like water at dawn. Once the wind brought Farkhad the news of Shirin's marriage to his rival and his sorrow turned him into a rock. Shirin soon discovered the truth and melted into a river of tears. Since then, dams, hydroelectric power stations and canals throughout the country bear the name of Farkhad.


The dam holds back the stunning blue of Charvak Reservoir, built in 1982 at the mountain-girdled confluence of the Pskem, Koksu and Chatkal rivers. The road skirts high above the water until Bakachur, where villas and chaikhanas attract weekend crowds.


Twenty minutes drive from Bakachur is Chimgan itself, Uzbekistan's winter-sports center. The name originates in the Turkic for 'green slope', justified by the poplar, maple, acacia and countless fruit trees. When it whitens, skiers flock to the 3-kilometer-long Kumbel track. Equipment rent is available for early arrivals. From January to April, heli-skiers may drop onto virgin snow at 3,000-plus meters for 5-10 kilometer descents. Whatever the season, take the chair-lift part way up Great Chimgan, at 3,309 meters the highest summit in the region, for splendid views across to the reservoir. Hiking trails include Aksay and Kyzyldzhar peaks, the Marble river and Gulkamsay waterfall.




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