Day 19: Greater Chimgan

Charvak is a great place for a lake holiday, but if you continue a bit further up the twisting mountain roads you'll eventually meet the tallest point in eastern Uzbekistan, the 3309 meter (10,856 feet) Chimgan peak. Snow capped until early June, with snowfields preserved on its northern slopes year round, this mountain retreat serves … Continue reading Day 19: Greater Chimgan

Day 95: Charvak

Not even 100km from central Tashkent, the Chirchiq river flows out of the Tian Shan mountains and into a massive man-made reservoir named for Chorvoq, literally Char bagh, or "four gardens" in Persian.  The stone dam responsible for the lake was constructed during the 1960s as a Soviet hydroelectric project, soaring 168m (551 feet) high above the … Continue reading Day 95: Charvak