Best of Fann Mountains Trek

Duration

7 days,  7 nights

Price per person​

1280$ Fixed price

Departures

24 June 2024,
8 July 2024,
5 August 2024,
16 September 2024

Difficulty

Moderate

overview

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.

Itinerary

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.
Accommodation: tent

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. 
Accommodation: Camping

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.
Accommodation: Camping

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.
Accommodation: 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!

Trekking route

Tour information

Included:Excluded:
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter with donkey
  • Cook
  • Transports (4WD jeeps or vans)
  • Accommodation on twin room sharing basis
  • Full board meal
  • Eco tax
  • All Transfers
  • International Flights
  • Visa fee
  • Personal kit and equipment
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Phone calls
  • Gratuities to the staff
  • Single Supplement (220$)
  • 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
  • Hat/cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Personal care products
  • Other personal items


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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

    Go546085
    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

    dedtomato
    09.09.2022

    star ratingCouple Travels through Tajikistan & Uzbekistan - If you would like to travel through Tajikistan & Uzbekistan we can highly recommend Paramount Journey. The proposed itinerary was excellent, we were able to incorporate all our wishes and... read more

    nicolasmV530OS
    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

    ethan1795
    08.12.2021
  • star ratingWe made a 3 weeks 2 persons Jeep Tour individually designed for our requiremenst through the Pamirs and the Zerafshan including exploring cities on the old Silk-Road. ... read more

    242andreasu
    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
  • star ratingFann Mountains Trek - We had a fantastic, well organised 3 night trek through the Fann Mountains.
    Yun and the team were fantastic! I cannot fault them. They really cared about us, and... read more

    hepatomegaly
    13.09.2019

    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

    g_f3d3
    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

    Blowfishpore
    05.09.2019

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