Map of mountain Ranges and Rivers of West Tien-Shan Mountains: Greater Chimgan, Aksay, Kattakuksay, Kichkinakuksay, Mazarsay
Habitations, settlements etc.
Mountain Passes & Saddles
Mountains and Peaks
Railway & Road
A good site for a camp
Alternative site for a camp
Area of mapping uncertainties
Chimgan-Beldersay area is located in the territory of Ugam-Chatkal National Park and is part of Bostanlyk district (Tashkent region).
Chimgan village is located 12 km from Charvak reservoir, one of the largest artificial
water reservoirs in Uzbekistan. The area is intersected by Chimgansay and
Beldersay rivers. Chimgan village is located in the mountain massive of
dominant Greater Chimgan peak (3,309 m) of Chatkal Range at an altitude of 1,620 m. Climatic conditions in Chimgan are determined by the mountainous part of the
National Nature Park. The climate is continental; there are seasonal and daily
fluctuations. During the day it is warm, the evenings are cool. Spring comes in
April in the mid-mountains; in the high mountains there is snow and cold until
midsummer. The highest temperature is in June-July and early-August. Mean daily
temperature of the warmest month (July) fluctuates from 20 to 35 C degrees. Average annual precipitation is 650 mm. Heavy snowfall is in winter, which allows ski
tourism development. Snow cover lasts for 4-5 months. The frost period lasts
about 130 days. Within the territory of Tashkent region there is Ugam-Chatkal National Nature Park occupying 576 sq km and Chatkal reserve occupying 22,000 hectares of land. Ugam-Chatkal National Nature Park is considered as a part of future West
Tien-Shan Trans-Boundary Biosphere Reserve. The wide variety of Chimgan and its
surroundings allows the development of landscape and adventure tourism.
The Brichmulla-Nanai area incorporates
villages situated in the south-east of the Charvak water reservoir at 960 m a.s.l. of western extremity of the Koksu Ridge (West Tien Shan). The centre of tourism is
village Brichmulla that occupies an area of 15,000 ha and has a population of 4,100 people. The Brichmulla-Nanai area is a conventional tourism
development area. The area is located in the Bostanlyk district (an
administrative-territorial unit) of the Tashkent region. A favorable climate of
Brichmulla is created by surrounding foothills and the Charvak water reservoir,
which moistures and cools down the air in summer (+ 30 degrees C). However the
cold weather is more perceptible in winter (up to -25 degrees C). The rain
mainly falls in spring and autumn. The best season for the beachfront tourism
is July-August, for horse-riding and hiking - late April and early October.
Winter is the best season for lovers of peace and quiet of rural way of life
and those who look for snow adventures. Special winter trails are available,
too. The nature conditions of Brichmulla are especially attractive for lovers
of landscape and ecological tourism. Canyon Kulasya, Aukashka-Ohotnichiy Peak (3099m) are located here. The Koksu River flows through picturesque gorge with waterfalls.
The main sightseeing for many is the Charvak water reservoir.
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Villages Humsan and Aktash are located in
Bostanlyk district of Tashkent province. Humsan occupies 15,000 hectares along the Ugam River and is situated on the southern; slopes of the Karjantau Ridge
of the West Tien-Shan. Surrounding foothills and mountains influence the
climate of the area. Winter is cold and wet. The rivers cools down the air in
summer. Downpours fall in spring and autumn creating menace of landslide and
mudflow. The temperature rises as high as 40 degrees (Celsius) in summer, and
falls to -15 degrees in winter. Located nearby, Charvak water reservoir
strongly influences sub-regional climate. Humsan-Aktash is a territory where a
great number of bushes, flowers and trees grow, including legally protected
species. Medicinal plants have a special status, their harvesting being legally
regulated. Present animals include bears, wolves, foxes and wild sheep. Eagles,
partridges and fish are representatives of other interesting biological
species. Humsan has picturesque landscapes of hills, mountain slopes, gorgeous
canyon of the Ugam River, bush-covered hills, and karst leaves. Waterfall
"Forty braids" is also located here, on the tributary Pustaliksay.
The Chirchik River and Charvak water reservoir are within the reach, too. From
peaks the Karjantau ridge one can view a considerable part of the valley with
villages and natural landscapes located there. The area has good accessibility.
It is possible to use a car and a middle-class bus (minibus). Alternative
routes are railway Tashkent-Khodjikent (3 times a day) and continue to Humsan
by taxi. Other centers of tourism, Chimgan and Brichmulla, are located 40 km (1 h.) and 60 km (1 h.) from Humsan, respectively.
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