Bartang Valley

OVERVIEW

As with so many parts of Tajikistan, travellers venture to the Bartang Valley for solitude and seclusion, but the experiences and memories created there are such that you will look back and wish to capture them again and again. You may not travel this way just once.
Bartang means “Narrow Passage”, and the valley takes its name from the river. The passage in question is narrow indeed, and before the construction of modern roads (albeit still unsurfaced), getting into the depths of the valley would have required ladders, platforms and tenuous paths cut into the land itself. The path of the river often shifts from year to year, eroding its surroundings, and necessitating an ongoing cycle of construction and reconstruction. ...
As remote and ancient as this place is, it is still undergoing growth and change. An earthquake in the early 1900s shifted a colossal amount of earth and consequently formed a natural reservoir 60 km long.
Yet the main attraction in this part of Tajikistan is the epic Fedchenko Glacier, a behemoth ecovering an area of over 700 sq km and which is more than 1,000m deep at its thickest point. This phenomenal volume of ice earns the Fedchenko Glacier the prestigious accolade of being the longest glacier in the world outside of the polar regions.
The Bartang Valley lacks the archaeological sites of the Wakhan, but these are compensated for by highly rewarding views and encounters with people and wildlife.
With a valley that could easily house some of the tallest mountains in Europe, and valleys so clean and pure you would be easily mistaken for thinking you were on a different planet, it should come as little surprise that the Green Destinations included Bartang in their list of the top 100 Sustainable Destinations on the planet.

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Reviews

  • star ratingI visited the Fann Mountains with Paramount Journey in early October for a four-day trek (starting and finishing in Dushanbe). It was my first visit to Tajikistan. Paramount Journey were... read more

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    16.11.2022

    star ratingIskanderkul Weekend - My wife and I and two friends of ours enjoyed an excellent autumn weekend Iskanderkul, one of the top tourist spots in Tajikistan. It was a very smooth and... read more

    cplattv
    14.10.2022

    star ratingTravel to Tajikistan - We took a 7 day tour to Tajikistan taking in Dushanbe and trekking in the Fann Mountains. The mountain scenery was breathtaking and the tour was very professionally arranged.... read more

    grahamhV636OW
    09.09.2022
  • star ratingFanntastic trip to the FANN mountains - We had a fantastic time on our trip to Tajikistan with Paramount. From the beginning, we worked closely with Alovaddin to plan a custom trip. He offered lots of great... read more

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    15.08.2022

    star ratingIncredible 7 Day Tour from Dushanbe through the Fann Mountains to Khujand - We partook in a 7 - day tour of Tajikistan from Dushanbe to Khujand and back, stopping in several villages in the Fann Mountains. From the very beginning, it was... read more

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    08.12.2021
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    06.10.2021

    star ratingFantastic 7 day Jeep tour in the Zerafshan and Yagnob Valleys and Fan mountains. - Date of tour: September 2019.

    Booking process: Booking the tour was very easy. Alovaddin answered all my questions quickly, suggested an itinerary and adjusted it to... read more

    SteveP832
    23.02.2020

    star ratingAn amazing experience - I did the Fann Montaign trekk with a friend and we enjoyed every step of it: be it the breathtaking landscapes of montaigns, glacier, incredible blues lakes and camps (add... read more

    Sabine P
    24.09.2019
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    star ratingPamir & beyond - I had a wonderful experience visiting Tajikistan with Paramount Journey. Alovaddin and his staff organized a trip tailor-made to my wishes and needs. Truly a journey to remember. Highly recommended.... read more

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    10.09.2019

    star ratingPristine Trek - Incredible Untouched Beauty - This must be one of the few pristine trek left in the world. It is very rough but the sights were amazing. The water in the lakes are crystal clear,... read more

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