Glamping and Cultural Exploration Tour


10 days, 9 nights


Glamping Experience

Price per person​

From 2000$


Fann Mountains, Fergana valley, Zerafshan valley

Comfort level



Discover the breathtaking beauty of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains with Paramount Journey’s Glamping  itinerary. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and enjoy the comfort of our luxury campsites as you trek  through the heart of the Fann Mountains and take in the magnificent landscapes of Iskanderkul, Bibijanat,  Kulikalon and Alauddin Lakes, and dramatic passes. Our team sets up spacious bell tents in scenic locations,  offering comfortable beds, fresh linens, and meals served al fresco or in a communal tent. Get ready for an  unforgettable adventure as you wake up to stunning views each morning and enjoy breathtaking sunsets,  serene winds and starry skies before retiring for a good night’s sleep. 

Tajikistan is not only famous for its stunning mountains and outdoor activities, but also boasts a rich cultural  heritage, particularly in Northern Tajikistan. You have the opportunity to delve into the local lifestyle by  visiting bazaars, attending our private dance and music shows by professional artists at teahouses, visiting  craftsmen workshops, and participating in cooking masterclasses. These experiences allow for authentic  interaction with locals and a deeper understanding of Tajikistan’s unique cultural heritage.

  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Fann Mountains with our luxury glamping experience
  • Explore the historic city of Dushanbe, including the National Museum of Antiquities and the Navruz Palace
  • Easy hike to the stunning Iskanderkul lake and see the Iskander Waterfall and Snake LakeTrek to the shore of the picturesque Kulikalon and Alauddin lakes with the assistance of donkeys
  • Sing and dance around a bonfire under the stars
  • Learn about the ancient history of Khujand and Istaravshan, including a visit to a traditional workshop of craft masters
  • Enjoy a traditional Tajik dinner and folk music performance at teahouse and participate in a cooking master class at Anora house-museum in Khujand.


Our city tour will start with a visit to the National Museum of Antiquities with its famous Sleeping Buddha, excavated from the Buddhist monastery at Ajina Teppa. Our next stop is the Navruz Palace, an extraordinary modern building decorated by hundreds of artisans from all over Tajikistan. Most of the rooms are now used for official government meetings, or for international conferences, but one room is open to the public and used as a popular wedding venue. This is a unique opportunity to tour the interior of this ornate contemporary palace. Afterwards, we will visit the handicrafts centre to meet master craftsmen, including those involved in the creation of the Navruz Palace. After lunch, we will visit the statue of Ismail Somoni in Rudaki Park. This large monument commemorates the 1,100th anniversary of the Samanid State, a Golden Age of the Tajik nation, when science and arts flourished. From there we will walk through pretty Rudaki Park, which is dedicated to the great Persian poet Rudaki, who also lived during the Samanid period, in the 10th century. Accommodation: 5* Hyatt Regency Dushanbe.
It’s a moderately long but scenic drive out of Dushanbe to Iskanderkul. We will stop on the way to have lunch in Sarvoda. By early afternoon we will reach Iskanderkul, the triangular lake named after Alexander the Great (“Iskander” is the Persian form of Alexander). It is considered to be one of the most exquisitely beautiful lakes in all of the former Soviet Union. In addition to admiring the views there will be time for a short hike to Iskander Waterfall and Snake Lake before dinner. We will spend the night in cottages on the lake shore, where the rooms have private bathrooms. Accommodation: Cottages (2,195m)
After breakfast by the lake we will transfer by road to the Artuch Alp Camp. The road crosses the steep-sided Anzob Pass and we will arrive in Artuch village in time for a hosted lunch. At the camp we can rest or take a short hike to the Chukurak (1 hr, 2.5km, +260m/-280m) and Ziyorat Lakes (3hrs, 7km, +640m/-670m). Accommodation at the camp
The donkeys will arrive at Artuch Alp Camp in the morning to carry our luggage and we will depart from the camp after breakfast and a short briefing from our experienced mountain guide. It is a four-hour trek through stunning scenery to reach the shore of Kulikalon Lake, where the glamping site will be set up in anticipation of our arrival. This will be our first night under canvas in our luxurious tents. Accommodation: Glamping (2,850m)
Today you will have two choices. Either you can do a circular hike from Kulikalon, visiting a ring of nearby lakes including Lesnoy, Kulisiyoh, Bibijanat, and Dushokha; or you can relax, read, and admire the views from the campsite. In the evening we will have a bonfire, a BBQ, and the opportunity to dance and sing songs with your friendly trekking crew. Accommodation: Glamping (2,850m)
In the morning after breakfast at the campsite, we will start our ascent of Loudan Pass which is easier than Alauddin lake (3,630 m, 13 km, ~7 hrs, +1080 m / -1130m). It is a long climb to the top but the beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes makes it all worthwhile. It is then a gentler descent to our campsite by the first Alaudin Lake. Accommodation: Glamping (2,770m)
You have two choices for today: to have a quiet morning resting and wandering around the shore of Alauddin Lake; or to ascend to Mutnoe Lake (3,520m), a hike which takes about four hours. The views from the top are very impressive as you can see great distances in every direction. Accommodation: Glamping (2,770m)
It is time to leave the mountains behind and return to urban life, journeying to the city of Khujand in northern Tajikistan. Khujand is situated on the Syr Darya River in the Fergana Valley. It is an ancient city with a history dating back to Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great. On the way we will visit Istaravshan, a city founded by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC which recently celebrated its 2,500th anniversary. Istaravshan’s artisans are highly regarded across Central Asia and the city is still well known in Tajikistan for its blacksmiths, who hand-craft knives of excellent quality. We will visit the blacksmiths’ workshops near the entrance to the city’s market, and also meet a woodcarver and a comb maker. There will be time to see the main historical sights – the Kok Gumbaz and the Hazrat Shoh Mosque – before continuing on our way to Khujand. We will arrive in the evening and check in at the hotel. Accommodation: Khujand Grand Hotel
After breakfast, we will visit Khujand’s main market, Panjshabe Bazaar, which is the largest market in Tajikistan. Our city tour will continue to the Maslihaddin Mosque, the Lenin Monument, and Arbob Cultural Palace, where we will also visit a small factory which produces traditional Tajik textiles. We will have lunch at Anora, a house museum where you can appreciate traditional design and experience the authentic atmosphere of a Tajiki house. The friendly family members are always happy to welcome guests from different cultures and to exchange experiences with interested travellers. After lunch we drive to our final attraction, to the women's factory Khujand atlas. Khujand Atlas was one of the leading textile factory that use silk for production of traditional Atlas textile. During our visit, we'll get an inside look at the production process and learn about the history of the factory and its significance in the local economy. We'll also have the opportunity to purchase some of the beautiful atlas products for souvenirs. Afterwards, we will departure to Tashkent which will take about 3 hours ride. Accommodation: 5* Hotel
A driver will take you to the international airport for your flight.

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trip Information

  • English speaking guide 
  • Transportation  
  • Accommodation incl. glamping arrangements  
  • Full board 
  • All permits and attractions fees 
  • Private dinner with dance and music show 
  • Alcoholic beverage 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Gratuities to the staff 
  • Visa fee


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