Tashkent Sports & Outdoors

  • Piramid's pool - lake Tcharvak in the background
    Piramid's pool - lake Tcharvak in the...
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  • on the Grand Tchimgan's summit
    on the Grand Tchimgan's summit
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    Up-up-up on Tchimgan's cable-car

    by carolerica Updated Jul 15, 2004

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    on the Grand Tchimgan's summit

    This cable-car will enables you to reach the summit of the Grand Tchimgan mountain... 3309m!!!
    In winter, you can sky,or even use an helicopter which will bring you to the topest slopes. In summer, the view is really worth seing, and you can catch a bit of fresh air.... Rather precious on a hot summer Uzbeck day. From there, you can also go hiking.

    What might scare you is the the looks of the cable-car... but after having asked the owners how many accidents they last had, the answer was: none, excepts for the drunks going up there!

    So don't be worried, be adventurous, keep your shoes tight, or take them off and keep them on your hand!!! It's really worth it!

    Once up there, you'll see a very old tradition, an inheritance from zoroastrism: small pieces of cloth tight to the fence or on bushes or trees... You make a wish, tie the cloth, and must come back once the wishes has been granted!!!

    Equipment: ÇIn winter, your normal sky/surfing equipement. If you're really early, you'll be able to rent some gear.
    In summer.... nothing spoecial, perhaps some good sunscreen, since the ride is 20mn, and nothing to hide from the burning summer sun

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Skiing and Boarding

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    Tcharvak lake-freshness in the heat of the summer

    by carolerica Written Jul 8, 2004

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    Piramid's pool - lake Tcharvak in the background

    If you want to escape the heat of town, you can hop on a train that will bring you to the lake, up high in the mountain. A little fresh air won't harm you under the 40 degrees sun!!!
    And if the water isn't appealing to you, go to the Pimamid complex, where for a few sums at the entrance, and an additional 1500 per person you can splash in their huge swimming pool, which is convverted into an ice-rink in the winter.
    If you go by car, enjoy the road trip, and don't hesitate to stop for some honey tasting or buying some berries and cherries from the side-road vendors, local producers... delicious!

    Equipment: Bring your swimsuit and your towel, lñoads of tanning lotion, the sun is rough up there!!! a ball to play in the water...

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Water Sports

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