Best of Fann Mountains Trek
This itinerary takes you on a week-long journey through Tajikistan’s natural beauty and culture. Starting in Dushanbe, you’ll explore the city’s landmarks before embarking on a trek to Kulikalon and Alauddin lakes where you’ll witness stunning panoramic views. Afterward, you’ll hike to Iskanderkul lake and enjoy the waterfall and Snake lake. Along the way, you’ll stay in a guesthouse in Saratog village and experience the country life. The trip ends with a farewell dinner with the guide in Dushanbe.
- Trekking through the rugged terrain of the scenic Fann Mountains, including rocky outcrops, steep slopes, and alpine meadows filled with wildflowers
- Hiking to Iskanderkul lake and enjoying the Iskander waterfall and Snake lake
- Trekking to the top of the Alaudin Pass (3860 m), which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and lakes
- City tour of Dushanbe featuring the Somoni Monument, world’s second-tallest flag pole, Rudaki Park, parliament house, and Navruz Hall. Exploring the local to experience the hustle and bustle of daily life
- Staying at a guesthouse in Saratog and Artuch villages and experiencing Tajik country life.
Arriving in Dushanbe — which means “Monday” in Tajik — you’ll learn about Tajikistan past and present. You will start city tour with your guide which include the magnificent gold Somoni Monument, the world’s second-tallest flag pole, Rudaki Park, parliament house,and the Navruz Hall.
Accommodation: 4* Atlas Hotel
After the breakfast you will be transferred to the Artuch village and the rest of the time you can walk around the village and explore Tajik country life.
Accommodation: Artuch guesthouse
The donkeys arrive in the morning to carry the luggage. After having a breakfast and short instruction by the mountain guide, we start 4 hours trekking. Overnight at shore of Bibijanat lake in the 2 persons tent. 2800.
In the morning, we start ascend to Alaudin pass (3860 m, 10 km, ~6 hrs, +960 m). The beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes will be seen from the top of pass. Descend to a campsite by the first Alaudin lake.
After breakfast in the Alaudin lake, we slowly start ascend to the Mutnoe lake (3520m) which takes about 4 hours. On the way, we enjoy the view to the peaks and view from the top.
Today you will hike to the camp to meet our driver who will transfer us to Iskanderkul lake. On the way we will have a lunch in Sarvoda. Afternoon you will be enjoying Iskanderkul lake view and have a short hike to the Iskander waterfall and Snake lake. Afterwards, we continue our journey to Saratog village (12km) where we will overnight at guesthouse.
In the morning, you will be transferred to Dushanbe. You will be placed to Atlas Hotel in Dushanbe and after a break, you will have a farewell dinner with your guide at restaurant in Dushanbe.
Accommodation: 4* Atlas Hotel
Your airport transfer will be arranged by hotel. Have a safe flight!
- Backpack (+50L)
Sleeping bag (comfort temperature 0C to +5C, possible to rent from us)
- Trekking poles (possible to rent from us)
- Trekking shoes
- Warm and windproof clothes
- Rain jacket and pants
- Stock of clothes
- Personal care products
- Other personal items
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