LAKES OF FANN MOUNTAINS
SEASON: APRIL TO OBER
ITINERARY: DUSHANBE – ISKANDARKUL LAKE– ALOVUDDIN LAKES – KULI KALON LAKES - CHUKURAK LAKE – GHUYTAN – TOBASANG – MARGZOR LAKE – HAZORCHASHMA LAKE –NOFIN LAKE– PANJAKENT – BORDER SMARQAND
DAY 1 DUSHANBE (730 – 950m)
Arrival in Dushanbe International Airport. You will be met by guide and transferred to the hotel, guaranteed early check-in at the hotel upon your arrival. After breakfast, you start sightseeing in the capital city of Tajikistan - Dushanbe, which is the biggest city in Tajikistan.
DAY 2 DUSHANBE –ISKANDARKUL LAKE (165km 3-4hr, 2200m)
After breakfast at the hotel drive via Anzob Pass(3372m), Istiqlol tunnel and along Iskandardarya river to Iskandarkul lake. The highway is asphalted and along the way you can enjoy from the beauties of nature, mountain landscapes and smells of spices. Iskandarkul is one of the most beautiful lakes and has excellent panorama. The water of the lake is very cold and clear. It lies on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Lunch in Iskandarkul. There is also should be watch Snake lake, Five Springs and mainly the Waterfall that the tourists called it as the ‘’Fann Niagara’’ Overnight and dinner at base.
DAY 3 ISKANDARKUL – ALOUDDIN LAKES (230km-4-5hr,2770m)
In the morning, after breakfast we start driving to Alauddin lakes. The beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes will be seen from the top of pass. Lunch on the lake shore. Than walking and a short trekking around the lakes.
Dinner at local teahouse or camp. Alaudin lakes located 2770m above sea level.
DAY 4 ALOUDDIN LAKES – KULI KALON LAKES (7km-5-6hr2800m)
The donkeys arrive in the morning to carry the luggage. After having a breakfast and short instruction by the mountain guide, we start the 4-5 hours trekking to Kuli kalon lakes. Trekking around Kulikalon area. Lunch in any beautiful landscape.
Today we are acclimatizing to the high altitude and walk around the lakes. Explore every lake and maybe swim in some of them. Overnight near Bibijanat lake in the 2 persons tent. I think if you camp on the shore of each lakes of Kulikalon you never want to leave this place.
DAY 5 KULI KALON LAKES- CHUKURAK LAKES (5km-5-6hr,2455m)
After breakfast trekking continue to Chukurak lake. It will be 3-4 hours trekking. Lunch in Chukurak lake. The shore side of Chukurak is great place to camp. You can meet with local shepherd and local people. Chukurak is a small lake but there are two other lakes not far from it. Camping in Chukurak lake, walking around the lake. Dinner in the camp on the shore of the lake. In Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains especially on the shore of Chukurak lake you’ll find yourself surrounded by sky-scraping mountains which are covered with snow. Crystal clear lakes of azure give you incredible impression.
DAY 6 CHUKURAK LAKES – GHUYTAN VILLAGE (5km-3-4hr,1500m)
Today trekking run via Guytan Avuls to Guytan village. Lunch near Avuls. After that descent to village Guytan. Accomodition at traditional home stay. Diner and overnight at home stay.
DAY 7 GUYTAN VILLAGE - TOBASANG (7-8hr,3307m)
After breakfast at the traditional home stay trekking continue along short and mountain rivers to Tobasang area. Lunch on the riverbank or in beautiful meadow. Camping in Tobasang. Dinner and overnight in the camp here.
DAY 8 TOBASANG- HAFTKUL (6-7hr,2139m)
After breakfast early morning start trekking up the Tavasang Pass (3307m) via Kiogli village to Marghzor lake. Lunch near the mountain spring. Descent to traditional home stay. Sightseeing around the lake. Dinner and overnight at the home stay.
DAY 9 MARGZOR LAKE– HAZORCHASHMA – MARGZOR (18km -5hr-,2400m)
After breakfast you will make a little trekking to seventh lake (18 km – 6 hours). Remember the color of every lake, because you won’t see two similar lakes. Lunch in seventh lake. Return home stay, dinner and overnight at home stay.
DAY10 MARGZOR - NOFIN LAKE– PANJAKENT (75km- 2hr,1178m)
Today after breakfast trekking along the way and lakes to Nofin lake. This is the 4th lake from north to south. Lunch at Tajik national restaurant. After lunch the car will come and take you to Panjakent city along the rest lakes of Seven lakes. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 11 PANJAKENT
After lunch driving to Panjakent for sights. Ancient Panjakent is situated 1.5km 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 is next to ruins of old city. You can view the 2 temples of the fire worshipping Zoroastrian, markets, wall painting, and ceramic vassals.
Dinner at the hotel with the best meal by name ‘’Palovi panjakenti’’, overnight at the hotel.
DAY 12 PANJAKENT – JARTEPPA (25km-20min)
After breakfast we continue sightseeing around Panjakent city. Then drive to Sarazm Settlement which has more than 5500 years old. Sarazm Settlement was recognized and inscribed into the UN list of world Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2010.
The other places that you can see are: Mosque of Olim-dodkhoh (XVIc); Madrasah of Olim-dodkhoh (XVIc); Minoret of Mosque of Olim-dodkhoh (XVIc); Sanjarshoh settlement. Dinner at the hotel, overnight at the hotel. Lunch at the best national restaurant.
After lunch drive to Tajik – Uzbek border Jarteppa for departure.
The price depend on number of the person in a group:
1 Person 1231
2 Person 2462
3 Person 3462
4 Person 3562
MINIMUM 2 PAX
The price includes:
All transfers and transport; All accommodation. Hotel, Guest houses and Home stays.
All meals (B.L.D.)
All entrance and sightseeing fees;
1L bottled water per day for each
VAT Tax and Profit of organization;
Eco Tax;Price does not include:
Visa, international flight;
Photo and video charges;
All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
Fees for extra service (folklore performance, meetings);
Tips to the guides, drivers and donkey men;
Number of days: 12