Gorge of Umbardere

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One of the most beautiful places of nature is the gorge of Umbardere in the southeast of the village of Hojapil. The season snow melts; you can take a trip to the Umbar waterfall where the spring waters calm down. In September, the waterfall dries up and it is the best time to visit the gorge until August. It takes a walk through the valley between the two mountain ranges to get to the narrow gorge Umbardere. Near the waterfall, there is a pistachio grove at an altitude of about 1200 m. Dere means valley in Turkmen and stream in Turkic languages.

Umbardere is located in an about 100 meters high valley to the northwest of Koytendag. The waterfall drops from a height of 27 meters, the width of its landing site is 5-6 meters, and it extends to several meters as it descends. The valley is about a kilometre long and is easy to get to where the waterfall descends.

The name of the waterfall is related to the legend. Once upon a time, there was a shepherd named Umbar grazes cattle in this valley. He learned jumping down from the waterfall. People were amazed at his intrepidity. They then began to call it the Umbardere. Another legend exists about the waterfall is about the warrior Umbar, who jumped over the gorge and hid from the enemies under the streams of water.

Umbardere is also one of the most famous and largest waterfalls in Koytendag. Along this waterfall, a road leads from the village of Hojapil to the Lead Mines. From there, the mountain valley begins. Waterfalls are located 1-1.5 km north of the valley. The waters of the Umbardere Falls derive their origin from the melting snow and rain. Therefore, the power of the water flow varies. Waterfalls belong to the Karelian waterfalls. The water of Umbardere Falls flows 400 meters from the winding valley and flows into the Koytendag River.

The height of the waterfall is more than 27 meters. These places belong to landscape monuments that are of interest to tourists. There are waterfalls in Koytendag besides Umbardere, but they are located in hard-to-reach areas.

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