Located a hundred km from Tashkent and 5 km from Chimgan, the sky resort Beldersay offers the longest alpine skiing track in Uzbekistan and the three km long cableway to entertain. The network of recreational activities can amaze you undoubtedly, such as hiking mountain ( archa) forests, rocks, gorges, snowfields; enjoy in health resorts, sanatoria, excursion complexes lying in the territory of 46.1 ha.
On 1700 meters high from sea level, in the middle of the mountain, there is Beldersay Valley where peculiarities of traditional lifestyle of mountain people have been preserved by the locals for centuries. The unique customs of their daily life may interest you like other visitors.
Through the valley the route runs from Urta Kumbel (1850) to Chet Kumbel (1880) and then to Kumbel (2550) Passes. The slopes of Ura Kumbel leads to the Marble River where you can see the petrified seashells proving the existence of huge water reservoir, like an ocean, long, long ago. Downward the river forms 15 meters high waterfall, creating a picturesque sight in the local area.
The ancient mountains of Beldersay gorge holds venerable picture gallery by primary hunters reflecting hunting scenes of ibexes, as well as paintings of domesticated animals: cats, dogs. While petroglyphs, ancient grave tumuli, ruins of fortresses and settlements of primitive people, old mining wrackages, traces of dinosaurs are of great significance in historical point of view.
There are a number of springs coming out healing water at different temperatures. The breathtaking mountain view makes you speechless.
There is a famous relaxation spot provided with all facilities, which serves the visitors all year round.
The artificial lake Charvak, recently appeared as a pearl of Tyan-Shan, is a rock dam of 168 m high, made in 1970 in order to supply renovated Tashkent after the destructive earthquake with cheap and ecological electricity. Thus, the Charvak Hydropower Station was created using tributary Pskem, Kuk-su, Chatkal water amd today it became a wonderful recreation zone surrounded by mountains.
Here, on the site of the lake bottom, there used to be evidences of settlements of primitive people, the ruins of villages, mounds, petroglyphs and other historically important sites – since it was the most convenient place to erect such a water reservoir.
The reservoir coastline stretches for over hundred kilometres, occupied by various cottages, boarding houses and summer camps available for tourists.
Near the lake Bogiston village is situated, which is the birthplace of great, world-famous representatives of Sufism in East – Sheikh Khovandi at-Tahur (Shaykhantaur) and Ubaydulla Ahror.
On the way to Charvak resort you can see 600-year-old plane tree near Uzbek National Choikhana where you can taste our national dishes.
Charvak Lake welcomes you with its blue water, offering memorable journey on the hot beaches, with spectacular sunsets and sunrises!
On the slopes of Chimgan Mountains, the part of Chatkal range of western Tian-Shan, the most popular ski resort – Chimgan is situated. It is 80 km far from Tashkent and on 1200-1600m high from sea level.
Including several health and recreational spots, such as Gulkam, Beldersoy, Chimgan mountains are under protection of Ugam-Chatkal National Park.
As a relaxation spot the area was chosen, initially, by Russian doctor-officers at the end of XIX century, they erected here a hospital finding out healing water and air of the mountain. Later here was constructed the country dwelling of Turkistan Governor-General which resulted in the popularity of Chimgan as a resort area.
For tourists there can be found all facilities, hotels with all amenities providing high quality service, affordable cottages, cable rail road, numerous shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and sanatoria, summer camps.
Chimgan is cited as “Uzbek Switzerland” thanks to its natural bounty and health-improving facilities. The fir-tree forests cover the slopes through which confluents, enriched with herbal scents, wind their way to larger rivers. The fregnance of flowers fills mountain air making the landscape out of this world…