ROUTE:PANJAKENT-CHUKURAK LAKE-KULI KALON LAKE-ALOUDDIN LAKES-ISKANDARKUL LAKE-PANJAKENT.
DAY 1 Panjakent to Chukurak lake
The experience guide and driver will be met you in the border and drive to Ancient Panjakent city. Ancient Panjakent is situated 1.5 km of modern city. This Sogdian city was one of the best trading centers on the Silk Road. There is Museum of Ancient Panjakent’s finds next to ruins of old city. You can view the 2 temples of the fire worshipping Zoroastrian, markets, wall painting, and ceramic vassals.
Then drive to Sarazm Settlement which has more than 5500 years old. Sarazm Settlment was recognized and inscribed into the UN list of world Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2010.
Lunch at the national restaurant with the best meal by name ‘’Palovi panjakenti’’
The other places that you can see are: Mosque of Olim-dodkhoh (XVIc); Madrasah of Olim-dodkhoh (XVIc); Mosque’s Minoret of Olim-dodkhoh (XVIc);. After sightseeing drive to Artuch village. Then the donkeys and their owners come for takeing the luggage to Chukurak lake. Dinner and overnight here in tent.
DAY 2 Chukurak to Kuli kalon lake
Breaklfast in the shore of Chukurak lake. Then trek down to Kulikalon Lake. The shore side of Kulikalon is great place to camp, other good options to set up camp is near the shores of Bibijonat Lake and Kulisiyekh Lake just a little west in the same meadow. I think if you camp on the shore of each lakes of Kulikalon you never want to leave this place. Lunch and dinner here.
DAY 3 Kuli kalon to Alouddin
After breakfast trekking to Aloudin lake (2780m) through Aloudin pass (3860m).
The beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes will be seen from the top of pass. You can see the shape of lakes from the top of pass. Lunch during the trekking. Then trek down to the shore of lakes. After lunch on short time sightseeing around the lakes.
Diner and overnight in the tent on the shore of the lake.
DAY 4 Alouddin to Iskandarkul lake
In the morning, after breakfast we start driving to Iskandarkul lake.Lunch on the way or in Iskandarkul lake. Then walking and a short hiking around the lakes.
Iskandarkul is one of the most beautiful lakes and has excellent panorama. The water of lake is very cold and clear.
There is also should be watch Snake lake, Five Springs and mainly the Waterfall that the tourists called it as the ‘’Fann Niagara’’ Dinner and overnight here.
DAY 5 Iskandarkul to Panjakent –Samarqand border
After breakfast drive to Panjakent-Samarqand border along Zarafshon river. The word Zarafshon means ‘’gold bearer’’ Nowadays there are some gold, coal and antimony mines are located on two sides of the highway Panjakent-Iskandarkul and Zarafshon valley.
The highway is asphalted and along the way you can enjoy from the beauties of nature, mountain landscapes and smells of spices.
This is the end of tour.
PRICE: 400$ FOR ONE PERSON
300$ FOR TWO PERSON
250$ FOR THREE PERSON
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