Chimgan is one of the best recreation area ski resort located in the Chimgan Mountain which is part of the large Chatkal Range of western Tian-Shan. It is in Bostanlyk District, Tashkent Province just 85 Km or one hour drive from the City of Tashkent, which makes it very accessible to tourists visiting Tashkent. The word “Chimgan” or “ChimYon” translates to green grass or green valley which hints to the diverse greenery that this region possesses.With a height of 1200 to 1600 meters above sea level, the mountain tops are covered with snow while the slopes are painted with green grass which accommodates diverse floral species. There are generally two categories of people visiting this place; one-day tourists who just come here to visit the scenic beauty of this place, and the others who come on a one-week long Chimgan Mountain tour exploring the unknown and unrevealed places.
Chimgan Mountain is dubbed as “Uzbek Switzerland” for its immense pristine landscape beauty and health-improving atmosphere.There are numerous things you can do while you’re in Chimgan. Because of the vastness and water bodies like springs and lakes, it is frequented by mountaineers, snowboarders, hikers, rock climbers, skiers, and paraglide riders for exploring outdoor activities beyond the norm in Uzbekistan. The Big Chimgan area especially has large number of mountaineering and trekking routes which carter to adventure junkies with any skill level. The recreational complex which comprises of hotels, resorts, sanatorias, camps, and restaurants will make your life easier when you’re here.
The skiing slopes which face northward makes sure you get to see and ski a stable snow cover. Things you can do in Chimgan Mountains include, but are not limited to:
In addition to that, if you get satiated with the offerings of Chimgan Mountains and want to explore beyond within this territory, then you should beeline to The Gulkam Canyon. It is named after the stream which runs below the mountains, Gulkam stream. This canyon stretches many kilometers and you can see other small streams joining in, waterfalls, deep natural pools, and springs.
Chimgan is the most popular and one of the only ski resort in Uzbekistan, and ranks among the best in Central Asia. While you can visit this place any time of the year, its true marvelous beauty can be experienced during winter and spring when the amount of snow covering the mountains increases and the plants and trees come to life during the end of winter and beginning of spring.