Pamir Highway: Trekking to Engels Peak in Wakhan valley

Destination:  Wakhan valley

Title:  Trekking to Engels Peak in Wakhan valley

Category: trekking

Duration:  day hike

Distance:  20 km

Max elevation: 3956 m

Min elevation: 3254 m

Total Gain/Loss:  783m + / 83m -

Season: May – September

Starting Point: N40° 11.822' E73° 22.597'

Itinerary: ZONG VILLAGE - ENGELS PEAK - ZONG VILLAGE

If you are traveling in Wakhan valley, don’t miss the chance to do a challenging day hike (5 hour up and 4 hour down) or relaxing overnight hike with great camping spot at a high elevation. It is easy walk with the only pass before the meadow at 4000 meters even though the distance could be long. Your trek starts at Zong village by driving up to the north end of the village. Turn right to take obvious trail along the manmade water channel joining the stream coming from the foot of Engels peak. Walk along the channel until you reach the end of channel in a gorge and follow the stream to get to the green lush meadow valley. While walking up, enjoy the towering peaks of magnificent Hindu Kush Mountain Range behind you and lush valleys of the Panj river.

Arrival at the meadow and break for the lunch here or on the shore of small lake beyond the meadow with the stunning view of Engels Peak. You can stay overnight to explore the area by coming closer to the glaciers of the peak if you have tents. But walking in a slope full of scree makes it difficult to walk up to the foot. Thus, the best option is to go back without overnight.

Engels Peak with the elevation of 6,510 meters above sea level is one of the peaks in Shakhdara Range of the South Western Pamir Mountains System. It is accessible from Zong or Langar villages in Wakhan valley.

 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Dushanbe
Pamir
Wakhan valley
Fann mountains
North
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
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Dinner
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Car (with driver)
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Not included: guide, meals, B&B
What to bring: trekking boots, warm clothes, waterproof clothes, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
Transport: SUV 4x4
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