Ultimate Long Trekking in Fann Mountains


12 days,  12 nights

Price per person​

Starting from 1260$


Fann Mountains




This exceptional trekking adventure is specifically designed for those seeking a longer, yet moderate trek through the breathtaking Fann Mountains, with an opportunity to witness the area’s most scenic lakes. Starting from the Alaudin Lakes, this expedition culminates in the Iskanderkul Lake region, which is renowned for its grandeur and is possibly the most striking lake in the vicinity. The trek follows a well-trodden path in the Fann Mountains and covers most of the region’s turquoise blue lakes. Although no special trekking experience is necessary, be prepared to traverse four mountain passes, with the highest point reaching an impressive altitude of 3860 meters. All luggage will be conveniently transported by donkeys, leaving you free to enjoy the stunning surroundings.
  • Trek to the stunning Iskanderkul Lake, surrounded by majestic mountains
  • Hike to the Alaudin Lakes, located in the Fan Mountains and known for their crystal-clear waters
  • Ascend to the Mutnoye Pass, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks
  • Trek to the Kulikalon Lakes, a group of five lakes located at an altitude of 2,900 meters
  • Reach the Big Alo Glacier, a spectacular glacier located at the head of the Chapdara River
  • Hike to the Chimtarga Pass, the highest point of the trek at an altitude of 4,750 meters


Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast, before joining your knowledgeable guide on a mesmerizing city tour of Dushanbe, the flourishing capital city of Tajikistan, known for its abundant greenery. Explore the city's highlights including the awe-inspiring gold Somoni Monument, the world-renowned second-tallest flagpole, the serene Rudaki Park, the majestic parliament buildings, the ancient Hissar Fort, and the stunning Navruz Hall. As the evening descends, indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at a luxurious Tajik restaurant that boasts live music and an enthralling dance show, where you can feast on delectable local cuisine and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Tajikistan. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to discover the beauty of Dushanbe in style.

Accommodation: 4 * Atlas Hotel

We will begin our trekking adventure in the morning by heading towards the Alaudin Lakes region located in the Fann Mountains. This beautiful turquoise lake is a must-see and a great spot for pictures. We will take a lunch break at a guest house in Marguzor village. Get ready for an exciting journey through the magnificent Fann Mountains and enjoy the scenic views. Just bring your sense of adventure and get ready for an unforgettable experience! 

Altitude: 2750m

Distance: 5 hours (by car)

Accommodation: Tent

We will begin our ascent up the majestic Alaudin Pass in the morning. After climbing to the top (about 3860m), we will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and stunning lakes below. Take in the beauty and enjoy the moment before descending to our campsite near Alaudin Lake, where we will spend the night under the stars. 


Altitude: 2800m

Distance: 12 km, ~6-7 hrs, +1110/ - 1060 m

Accommodation: Tent

Take your time and enjoy a leisurely hike today, as we trek mostly downhill towards the Artuch Camp. You'll have the opportunity to relax and settle into your double room with a bathroom, the perfect retreat after a long day of hiking. Embrace the feeling of absolute bliss as you unwind and recharge for the rest of your journey. The Artuch Camp offers a serene ambiance, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and an ideal spot to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Altitude: 2200m

Distance: 12 km, ~4 hrs, +60/ - 600 m 

Accommodation: Artuch Alp Camp

We'll hike uphill again today to cross the Ghuytan Pass (3000m) and see the beautiful Chukurak Lake (2450m). By afternoon, we'll reach Zimtud village, where we'll have the rest of the day to relax and explore. Take a walk around the village or simply unwind at the guest house, surrounded by picturesque views of the mountains and valleys.


Altitude: 1900m 

Distance: 10km, 6 hrs, +550/-1100m

Accommodation: Guest house

As the sun rises, we'll resume our trek down the stunning Zindon Gorge, with its rocky terrain and lush greenery. Follow the Amshut River and marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you. After a brief morning hike, we'll set up camp in the gorge, where you can relax and take in the serene beauty of the Fann Mountains.


Altitude: 2380m 

Distance: 16km, 4 hours, +860/-20m

Accommodation:  Tent

Get ready for a radical hike today, as we make our way towards the stunning Big Alo Lake (3150m), known for its mesmerizing beauty. Along the way, we'll pass by the equally enchanting Small Alo Lake (2400m) and take in the breathtaking natural scenery of the Zindon Gorge. With towering mountains on either side and two high rockfalls, this trek is both challenging and exhilarating. But don't worry, it's completely safe and suitable for all adventure enthusiasts.

Distance: 11km, 7-8 hours, +790m/-790m

Accommodation: Tent

This morning we hike along the wooded slopes of the Archmaydan Gorge, following ancient shepherd's paths. Along the way, we'll traverse through alpine meadows and alongside small rivers, taking in the picturesque landscape that surrounds us. Our journey will take us across the Agmat Pass (3400m) before finally setting up camp at the cross-section of the Arma and Archmaydan rivers.

Altitude: 2290m

Distance: 13km, 8 hours, +1140m/-1230m

Accommodation: Tent

Start your day with a hearty breakfast, then embark on a scenic trek through the stunning Archmaydan Gorge. Along the way, you'll pass by alpine meadows, small rivers, and ancient shepherd's paths that lead through wooded slopes. Be sure to have your camera ready as you trek towards the picturesque Pushtikul Lake (2500m), where you can take a break to rest and take in the magnificent views.

Altitude: 2980m

Distance: 13km, 7-8 hours, +830m/-140m

Accommodation: Tent

As we embark on our journey, we will slowly climb up the Dukdon Pass (3800m) alongside the glacier. The trails are easy to follow and pass through a beautiful landscape of grassy and rocky slopes. The route takes us through narrow canyons that are lined with Juniper trees, dog roses and iris. The area is called Sughurkhona or "Marmot House" because of the abundance of marmots that can be seen here. As we trek along, keep an eye out for other small mammals, birds and medicinal plants that grow in the area.


Altitude: 3300m

Distance: 6-7 hours, +840m/-520m

Accommodation: Tent

We will begin our last day of trekking after a satisfying breakfast, heading towards Saratog village while following the Dukdon River. The trek may be steep, but it is relatively safe and easy. We will stop for a picnic in the forest near the bridge that crosses the Zombar River. Finally, we will reach Saratog village, where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest at the guest house.


Altitude: 2380m 

Distance: 11km, 6-7 hours, +30m/-950m

Accommodation: Guest house

After a memorable trekking adventure, we will bid farewell to the mountains and begin our journey back to Dushanbe. Our driver will pick us up in the morning and we will make a stop at the stunning Lake of Alexander (Iskanderkul) to hike to the waterfall and capture some photos. Our lunch break will be in the town of Varzob before we arrive at our hotel in Dushanbe, approximately two hours later.

Accommodation: 4* Atlas Hotel 

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Tour information

  • Tour Leader related expenses based on single room placing
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter with donkeys
  • Cook (+ assistant if more than 10 pax)
  • Transports (4WD van)
  • Accommodation on twin room sharing basis  
  • Early check in Dushanbe
  • Full board meal
  • Eco tax
  • Ovir registration
  • Visa fee
  • Personal kit and equipment
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Phone calls
  • Gratuities to the staff
  • 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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