Chimgan Mountains - Recreation, Climbing, Trekking Chimgan, one-day radial routes
The rise to the top in the warm season, depending on the weather, the state of the slope and the degree of physical training of the participants can take from 4 to 6 hours. To pass the path, you need to use insurance, because in some places the ascent is carried out on very steep stony slopes. However, do not be frightened in advance, because the instructors are designed to ensure your maximum safety on the route.
Although the ascent and descent are stacked in one day, however, the weather on the route may vary several times.
Rain at a height is usually accompanied by sharp gusts of cold wind.
Frequent fogs. Therefore, even in hot summer weather, each participant is recommended to have a waterproof jacket with him, preferably with a hood, and a headdress. Shoes must have a non-slip and durable sole.
Gulkamskie tesnini - one of the most popular places among lovers of mountain tourism in the Uzbek mountains. The path to the Gulkamsky gorge lies through the Sand Pass (1870 m). The ascent to the pass is not difficult, but right after the pass a rather steep picturesque slope begins, leading to the Gulkamskoe gorge.
Gulkamsay itself (sai is a mountain stream, a river) is at first a small stream, which gradually expands as it approaches Gulkamsky gorge and finally unites with Kichkina-say, which descends to the right, which is even full-day than Gulkamsay.
From this point, the gorge begins to narrow rapidly, and, eventually, the water falls down from about eight meters high. This is the entrance to the Gulkamskie tesnini. Descent to the gorge on the left.
When descending it is recommended to use a rope. Gorge very picturesque. The water is rapidly running down in the narrow space between the rocks. People have to move, clinging to the smoothly polished rock walls.
With proper use of a safety rope, you can provide a safe and fast descent to the exit from the gorge, with a total length of about one hundred hundred hundred fifty meters. After leaving the gorge, on the right, Kuyluksay descends to Gulkamsay. This is a place to relax and have lunch. Water in Kuyluksay with a high content of silver.
This route is for hardy. The participants of the hike are guided through the Gulkamskie tesnini towards the Pereval Pesochniy 2700 meters above sea level. The path lies through the Sand Pass (1870 m). The ascent to the pass is not difficult, but right after the pass a rather steep picturesque slope begins, leading to the Gulkamskie tesnini.
Gulkamsay (sai is a mountain stream, river) at first is a small stream, which gradually expands as it approaches Gulkamskie tesnini, and finally unites with Kichkin-say, which descends to the right, which is even full-day than Gulkamsay.
Aksayskoe uwele leads to the Central Chimgan couloir, and the headwaters of Aksai. Aksai (ak - white; sai - a mountain stream or a small river) in the summer is mostly hidden under stones. You can hear the sound of water, but the bed is dry, only stones that are heated under the sun are visible.
At first the gorge is very wide, the climb is uniform. Then the gorge narrows and visually to the right of the Saya path, winding, goes up along the pile of huge monoliths. When the ascent ends, a birch grove is visible on the right, and a snowfield usually begins on the left in a hollow of sai. There is a spring in the birch grove with very tasty and cold water.
Here you can relax, and then continue up the gorge along one of the paths that go along the edge of the snowfield. Aksai, feeding on water from a melting snowfield, now flows under it. In some places in the snowfield large thaw openings, through which one can see how the stream runs under the snow.
Sai makes a tunnel in the snowfield, which can be reached through the thawed patches. The arch of the tunnel (snow bridge) of a fancy shape. Inside the tunnel it draws cold, so even in hot weather there is no desire to stay for a long time. Inspection of the tunnel clearly shows that it is necessary to move with great caution over the surface of the snowfield, because although the vaulted structures of snow bridges are very strong, still in places of thinning the “roof” of the tunnel cannot sustain the weight of a person and collapse.
The snowball climbs steadily up the couloir, and it becomes more and more difficult to walk. After enjoying the harsh and beautiful view of this place, we turn back.
At Marble River from the Chimgan tourist complex, you must first go along the road that goes up to the Chalkan pass. Next we go to the pointer, where it says "Marble River". Turn left and go, first along the road, then down the path.
We descend directly to the river, turn left and go up the channel. At first the path goes hollow, then the bed of the Marble River begins to climb up the outcrop of the marble. There are many real marble baths and jacuzzis that look very attractive for travelers tired of the heat of the day. Along the banks of the Marmara River there are many petrified shells, well preserved in shape. You can collect them as much as you like.
Back we go along the same road, but, having reached the place of descent, which remains on the right, we go along the channel straight and quickly come to the place where the river falls into the gorge. Descent into the gorge above is possible only with the use of climbing methods of insurance. However, if you bypass the gorge on the right, you can very quickly reach the exit from the gorge. Then up the channel between the marble cliffs we go up to the waterfall. The place is very picturesque.
Although the mountain Small Chimgan is not as prestigious as Big Chimgan, but still climbing it is useful and interesting. For example, if you have planned to climb Big Chimgan, but have never climbed mountains to comparable heights before, you better start with Small Chimgan. From the summit of Small Chimgan there is a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
If you take along an experienced guide or a map, you can get a better idea of which of the local sights is located. It helps you get directions for your future travels.
It is better to start the ascent to the top of Small Chimgan from the Sand Pass. The rise is not difficult. The trail goes, winding between the juniper trees, under which travelers can find the desired coolness for rest. Water should be taken with you, because there are no springs on the way to the top.
In the region of the peak, the ridge of Small Chimgan is marked with rocks that resemble a destroyed or unfinished stone wall. The best time to climb in the summer is early morning, while there is no sweltering heat. It is better to descend from Small Chimgan along the same path. So it will be easier for you to return to the Chimgan tourist complex area.
Climbing the hill is not difficult. Its name (Red-Clipping), the mountain received due to the massive failure of landslide origin, the view of which is closed from the Chimgan side, but at the top it will be right under your feet. But the summit grow quite large instances of archa, a bizarre form.
Judging by their size - these trees have a centuries-old age. From the top there is a view of the Kungur-Buka massif (Curly-Bull), which occupies all the space from Chimgan to the bed of the Chirchik river. It is better to climb in the evening, so as to be at the top during sunset.
At this time, Chimgan is especially beautiful. And if you are lucky enough to be on Kyzyl-Dzhar at sunset in good weather, in summer, then you will see that every minute Chimgan will be of a different color. From pink to dark red.
Katta-Kuk-Sai Gorge (Big-Green-Sai), also known as Kozlino Gorge, is a very interesting and picturesque place. In the distance to the left at the entrance to the gorge - the bastion of the famous Red Rocks - a favorite place for climbers.
The Katta-Kuk-Say itself is a mountain stream that gave the name to the gorge, it is filled with water only during the period of snow melting. For the rest of the time, Katta-Kuk-Sai is hiding under stones for almost the entire length of the gorge. Although in the upper reaches it is a stream with delicious cold water. There is no snowfield in the Katta-Kuk-Sai gorge, as in the Aksai gorge.
Actually, there is not a couloir, and the gorge ends with a grand circus framed by majestic rocks, soaring steeply upwards. For beginners, the rocks in the frontal direction are not passable.
This is the lot of climbers. If you wish, being in a circus you can climb the ridge going (orographically) along the right edge of sai, but it is better not to do this without a guide. This ridge separates Katta-Kuk-Sai from Gulkam-Sai. On the way back, on the left there is a cave, or rather, a large grotto. Unofficially, this cave is called Ali Baba's cave, because once there they shot scenes of the film Ali Baba and forty thieves.