Uzbekistan’s mountains are a favorite place to adventure and relax for residents and visitors alike. The dramatic landscapes amaze anyone who has ever visited, and provide opportunities for a variety of activities.
You have plenty of choices of things to do on our Uzbekistan mountain tours. The Chimgan Mountains have a variety of hiking routes of various difficulties, as well as plenty of rock canyons, waterfalls, and broad meadows. Visit the Beldersay area, home to petroglyphs from the late Stone Age and a number of picnic spots that are popular year-round among locals and visitors. Another top sight is the Gulkam Canyon, which has three beautiful waterfalls and a variety of hiking challenges.
Chimgan Mountains, the part of Chatkal range of western Tian-Shan are located 80 km from Tashkent. The Valley of Chimgan is located on the height of 1200-1600 meters above sea level and is surrounded with mountains. Greater Chimgan Mountain (3309 m) is the main peak of the valley and towers above the entire valley. Chimgan mountains include such beauty spots as Gulkam, Beldersay, and others. In addition this district is the most ecological part of Uzbekistan, because these places are the part of Ugam-Chatkal National Park, under protection of which are various mountain landscapes of western Tian-Shan.
For its beauty and health-improving properties Chimgan is called as “Uzbek Switzerland”. Slopes of mountains are covered with relict fir-tree woods. Mountains and hills are indented by mountain rivers, which people call “sai”. There is the fresh and pure air with fragnance of numerous flowers and herbals (the word “Chimgan” or “Chim yon” is translated as “green grass”, “green valley”).
The development of this territory as the recreation zone was started as far back as in pre-revolution period. In the end of XIX century Russian doctors – officers built the hospital in Chimgan, finding out about healing properties of mountain air. And after construction of country residence of Governor-General of Turkestan area, Chimgan obtained the popularity among citizens as the perfect recreation zone.
Tourist complex Chimgan includes the number of high-rise buildings, hotels, cottages, cable rail road, network of shops, bars, restaurants and cafe and other recreation institutions such as recreation zones, sanatoriums, summer camps.
So, if you stop over Tashkent for a couple of nights do not miss the chance to visit Chimgan mountains.