Charvak Reservoir
Charvak Reservoir
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Andrew M
By Andrew M
Great views of the lake
4.0 of 5 bubblesJul 2019
We viewed this lake while driving between Chimgan and Chinor. We had seen the Aksay river which leads to it from the chimgan mountains, many times whilst descending the hills. Our first stop was near to the Yusufhona district. There was a restaurant here, and we walked to the observation area next to it and took photos. This area is approximately 20 km south east from the Kyrygzstan border, where the main river that fills the dam (Chatkal river) originates. The Kazakhstan border is 80km north east, and the Pskem river runs from this general direction. Urungach lake is near to the Pskem river. After leaving this site, we then visited the area the Charvak dam. It was constructed between 1964-70 and is 168 meters at it's highest point. It has been of great benefit to the growing city of Tashkent to have this dam, as it is the highest and largest in the area, and feeds smaller reservoirs in the direction of the city. The Ugam river, originates from the Kazakhstan border 10km north of the dam and meets the Churchiq river 1 km west of the dam. We thought this was brilliant planning, as the dam could be monitored and used if the Ugam levels were lower than expected. We took quite a few photos here and then headed back towards the city. The disadvantage of the dam construction is to historians and archaeologists. This area has much ancient history as evidenced by the petroglyphs. Most of this history may now be covered by the waters of the dam. We had visited Kyrygzstan, and this area reminded us of the many mountains and lakes there. It is a relaxing drive and a great way to relax, by getting out of the city.

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Robert P
Vienna, Austria455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Charvak is a good place to visit on a hot day in Tashkent. It is less than 2 hours by car, from Tashkent. There are a few activities taking place on the water, but the beaches are not sandy, or very clean. The air is however clean and fresh. A bit of trecking can be made around the lake.
A good hotel where to stay there is Charos, but you need a car from there to the beach.
I recommend it as a day trip, from Tashkent.
Written November 5, 2014
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We viewed this lake while driving between Chimgan and Chinor. We had seen the Aksay river which leads to it from the chimgan mountains, many times whilst descending the hills. Our first stop was near to the Yusufhona district. There was a restaurant here, and we walked to the observation area next to it and took photos. This area is approximately 20 km south east from the Kyrygzstan border, where the main river that fills the dam (Chatkal river) originates. The Kazakhstan border is 80km north east, and the Pskem river runs from this general direction. Urungach lake is near to the Pskem river.

After leaving this site, we then visited the area the Charvak dam. It was constructed between 1964-70 and is 168 meters at it's highest point. It has been of great benefit to the growing city of Tashkent to have this dam, as it is the highest and largest in the area, and feeds smaller reservoirs in the direction of the city. The Ugam river, originates from the Kazakhstan border 10km north of the dam and meets the Churchiq river 1 km west of the dam. We thought this was brilliant planning, as the dam could be monitored and used if the Ugam levels were lower than expected.

We took quite a few photos here and then headed back towards the city. The disadvantage of the dam construction is to historians and archaeologists. This area has much ancient history as evidenced by the petroglyphs. Most of this history may now be covered by the waters of the dam. We had visited Kyrygzstan, and this area reminded us of the many mountains and lakes there. It is a relaxing drive and a great way to relax, by getting out of the city.
Written October 27, 2019
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Yawar Mumtaz
Lahore, Pakistan38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Around an hour drive from Tashkent Lake Charvak is an excellent spot to visit for a day visit . Beautiful scenery and pleasant weather in summers . In winters it have got a different attraction & beauty with snow.
Near Charvac just few minutes drive you reach "Bochka" town where many villas / farm houses are available for rent if someone wants to stay for few days . These house range from 100$ - 500$ per night depending on facilities and quality. Most of these houses have private swimming pools and savannahs. In summer the prices can get a bit higher.
Furthermore, right on the Charvak there is a resort " Pyramids " with excellent views . In recent years the maintenance of "Pyramids" have declined.
If looking for a resort I will recommend " Layner " resort around 30 minutes drive further up in mountains from Pyramids. It's a well kept property and have clean & comfortable rooms. Food is also good along with accomodating management.
I will recommend anyone to " Grilled Trout " at Layner Resort.
Written September 20, 2019
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Mamed Askerov
Tashkent, Uzbekistan586 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
The lake itself is beautiful. But what makes this place ugly is the way locals privatized almost every single corner to make money on nothing: dirty sitting areas (incl. tapchans), zero service, no security, nothing. Unless you want to stay at one of the resort facilities, which will cost you extra $$.
Written July 9, 2015
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andy6999
Dona Paula, India480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
A huge lake with stunning blue water is a sight to behold. The cool water is welcome on a hot day.
It is frequented by thousand of visitors from far far away.
They have beautiful wooden cubicles with day beds and seating which you can rent for the day.
Lots of restaurants and ice cream stalls to keep you cool.
A half day well spent
Try to combine the tour to Charvak lake with a stop at the Chair car ride up the mountain. Another wonderful place for great photos.
Written August 8, 2018
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Srikanth76512
Bengaluru, India116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Business
The water is blue and clean and ideal for a swim or boat on a hot afternoon... we were taken there saying this is going to be a beautiful place to have lunch and it is still one of the best views i have had with lunch...
There were a lot of people camping in tents on the banks and more going bonkers in speedboats...
I would love to go there with friends and family, spend some time on the bank, swim and go boating before having lunch at one of may restaurants there....
Written March 12, 2015
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Josephmampilly73
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
on the way back enjoyed this charvak reservoir, very eye soothing, indian food was served authentic and tasty beautiful scenic view.
Written November 5, 2014
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Alexander Shtzult
Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
People don't seem to attach much importance to this place. It's sad. Lots of garbage on the beach, very crowded. It seems to me that the people of Uzbekistan should appreciate water like no other.
Written February 15, 2019
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Matthias Knobloch
Tashkent, Uzbekistan36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
About one hour drive from Tashkent lies this reservoir. The beaches are in bad shape. Umbrellas seem to have been during the eighties. Bring your own food as vendors there are not a reliable source of food and/or snacks or drinks. Occasionally the beaches can get very dirty as locals unfortunately just leave their trash behind.
Written October 19, 2018
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Ray K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
If you are looking for sandy beaches, this is not the place. This reservoir is up in the mountains and have rocky beaches. What you want from here is the exhilarating mountain ranges and the small lakes and waterfalls you can find within the near vicinity.
Written August 27, 2018
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