FANN MOUNTAINS

OVERVIEW

The Fann Mountains, the western most part of the Pamir-Alay Range, are a tremendous natural barrier that intersects the Zarafshan and Hissar Ranges in the Sughd Province of northern Tajikistan. They form the highest part of the Zarafshan Ridge, and whether you approach them on foot or by car, you cannot help but be awestruck by their scale and beauty. ...
Frequently referred to as the Gems of the Tajikistan due to their aquamarine and turquoise lakes, the mountain slopes are cloaked with juniper trees and other indigenous forests. The human population here today is sparse, though there were substantial sized cities here in ancient times, but the advantage of that is that flora and fauna thrive, and it’s easy to escape into the wilderness.
The Fanns are a major attraction for climbers as they’re home to some towering and notable peaks, including Chimtarga (5,487m), Bodkhona (5,138m), Mirali (5,120m), and Zamok (5,070m). If you don’t fancy a high-altitude ascent, Paramount Journeys leads numerous treks through the lower reaches and passes of the mountains, often hopping from one picturesque lake to the next. The lakes of the Fann Mountains are famed for their bright turquoise colour, though they change to azure, green and grey depending on the weather, and also the incredible purity of their water. You can swim safely in almost all of the region’s lakes, but remember they can still be exceptionally cold.
The Fanns offer a variety of landscapes, from the highest snow-covered peaks and glaciers, to the steep and colossal ridges that give way to the sweeping valleys below, and then grasslands, swamps, woodlands, flood plains, and arid expanses of desert. Standing at Iskanderkul and surveying the surrounding terrains, a number of these eco-systems are visible. The region has been extensively studied for it wide variance of flora and fauna, including studies on the medicinal plants, and you do trek into the remoter areas, especially away from villages and areas where livestock graze, you might be fortunate enough to see rare species of mammals and birds. The most impressive, and sadly had to spot, of these is of course the snow leopard, but more amenable to appearances are wild boar, wolves, foxes, rabbits, eagles, and hawks.

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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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