Artuch to Alaudin lake
Artuch to Alaudin lake hike
The trek from Artuch to Alaudin and the lakes at Kulikalon is steep, if you are carrying tents etc. I would recommend a donkey unless you favour a good work out then carry, once you arrive at 3000m you will feel a calm from the surrounding lakes and Juniper trees and the views of the glacier at Chimtarga are amazing.
Beautiful natural area, the lakes are nice and it should be combined with the alauddin lakes though the hike up the pass is fairly difficult. Hike to Kulikalon from Artuch is pretty routine for anyone with trekking experience.
We pick you up from your hotel and we depart from Dushanbe and drive towards Artuch Alp camp (2200m). You can do a short trek to Chukurak lake which is located 2 hours from the base camp, if you feel you have enough power. Accommodation in Artuch Village, a comfortable base where you can take a sauna and enjoy night
After a breakfast in Artuch Alp village we load our luggage to donkeys and start one of the active part of a trekking program. Ascend to Kulikalon lake takes about 6 hours. Camping on the shore of Bibijanat lake. Trekking distance 12km. Altitude difference: +695m
In the morning, we start ascend to Alauddin pass (3860 m, 10 km, ~6 hrs, +960) to Alauddin Lakes. The beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes will be seen from the top of pass. Dinner at the tea house Camping on the shore of the Alauddin lake (2770m).
After breakfast in the teahouse in Alaudin lake we will hike 2 more km and return back to Dushanbe. 6 hours