Trekking Tour in Fann and Pamir, 23 days

 

Day 1                                    Dushanbe - ZIMTUT

Moving toward Zimtut village of 207 km or 6 hours of ride. The road is very scenic, passing over Anzob pass (3373 m) (tunnel) and needs (with lunch stop), about 6-8 hours. The accommodation in Zimtut, Homestay (BLD).

 

Day 2                                                    ZIMTUT – Kuli Kalon

(Trekking day 1) Walking Radial tour around the lakes, to the Mutnoe lake (3400m) and to the highest peak of Fan Mountains - Chimtarga (5489m) 5 hours of walk. The passage is easy cross the pass Zurmech 3200m, and it takes about 3 hours. On the way you can see a small but extremely beautiful Piala lake with clear water. Night at the camping in Kuli kalon lake, Tent (BLD).

 

Day 3                                    Kuli kalon - Vetical alpinist camp

(Trekking day 2) From Kuli kalon to Chukurak lake on the cross the alaudin pass 3860 of  5 hours of walk. The camp sets up on the shore of Big Alaudin lake (2700 m) or on the territory of alpinist camps "Vertical".Tent (BLD).

 

Day 4                                   Alaudin lake Vertikal alpinist camp - Marguzor

 

(Semi trekking day 3) From Marguzor to Sarorot drive, on the way will see beautifull valley. From Marguzor moving toward Iskanderkul Lake (2195m) for 3 hours, Tent (BLD).

 

Day 5                                            Sarotok - Iskender kul - Dushanbe

 

Today we end our journey and move toward Dushanbe stop at Iskanderkul Lake (2195m) of 165 km or 6 hrs of ride. Excursion to the waterfall (45m) and Snake Lake. Seiling on the boad of the Iskanderkul lake and accmodation in Dushanbe, Hotel BLD).

Day 6                                   Dushanbe – Kalaikum - 380 km – 9/10 hrs. / drive

Transfer from Dushanbe to Kalaikum through Kulob/ Excellent views on the way. We will stop for photos shooting. Visit of Hulbuk, 10the century Silk Road building. Breathtaking landscape along the Panj river (the famous Oxus river). Across the river lies Afghanistan. We will drive along the river, having picnic in the pristine nature. Overnight in homestay in Kalaikum, 1100m,  Gueshosue (BLD).

Day 7                 Khalaikum – Gizeiv (Bartang valley)- 200 km - 7 hrs. / drive & 2.5 h walking

Drive to Yemts (Bartang Valley, which is close to Rushan) along the Panj river. After crossing Vanj valley we will enter into the Pamir region and meet the “Pamiri” population. On the way you will see many different villages. Views of the valley are amazing. Lunch in a Chaikana. Drive to before Geziev valley until the bridge (about 25 km). After crossing, the bridge will start hike up 2.5 hrs. to Geziev, the village is very nice, near small lake, overnight in local’s house, 2900m, Traditional Pamir House (BLD).

Day 8                            Gizeiv – Khorog – 2 hrs. / walking and 2 hrs. / drive.

Morning walk up to next village. There will see other beautiful lakes. after Geisev walking down until the bridge 2 hrs. Drive to Khorog and having lunch on the way to Khorog, after lunch visit in Khorog. Having reached the capital of the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) – this is a restricted part of the country and we have obtained permits to travel here. Nevertheless, be prepared for the possibility of some additional paperwork! Overnight in Khorog, 2300m, Hotel (BLD).

Day 9                                        Khorog - Yamg - 207 km - 6 hrs. / drive

Continue to Ishkashim, administrative center in Wakhan valley. Here we enter various settlement of Wakhi. Ethnological, historically and cultural the social landscape is unique. On the way stop for hot springs at Garm-e-Chasma. After that, we reach the mouth of the Wakhan River valley. This is where the 19th century Great Game ended, between the Russian and British empires. From here, the road continues up along the north side of the river. There are amazing views of the Pamirs to the left and the Hindu Kush to the right. We will stop along the way for a scenic picnic. Further will admire the Khakha Fortress, dating from the third century BC and rising from a platform of natural rock. Just 300m further on is the interesting Ismaili mazar (tomb) of Shah-i-Mardan Hazrati Ali. After that, we move to next Zoroastrian "Fortress of Fire Worshippers". Further up the hillside, there is the hot springs at Bibi Fatima: minerals and very salty, the water at Bibi Fatima is crystal clear. At Yamg, visit the reconstructed home of Sufi mystic Muabara Kadam, who died in 1910. Near his house, there is a stone pillar with a hole, in which he used to calculate a solar calendar.Overnight in Yamg, 2500m Home stay (BLD).

Day 10                                   Yamg – Langar – Bachor - 270 km - 7 hrs. / drive

Early in the morning, we drive along the Wakhan valley from Yamg to Langar. There are several places of interest to stop. Above the village of Vrang, on a cliff-side pitted with caves, stands a Buddhist complex dating from 4th-7th centuries. In the cool of the morning, we climb up above Langar village to see the petroglyphs. Drive from Langar to Bachor over the Khargush pass (4344m), then Koitezek pass (4271m). These barren landscapes are beautiful. It is like typical western desert and canyons. After the pass will visit Jilandy hot spring, then drive to Bachor. It is a small village, far from town. Few people live in Bachor village. These communities live in incredible location or valley. They are settled farmers with few farming activities. The local people are very friendly and the lifestyle is incredibly simple and harmonious with nature. If there is a place to escape your technologically advanced world, it will certainly be Bachor. Overnight in Bachor village, 3000m Home stay (BLD).

Day 11                                                Gunt Valley Trek – 5  hrs. / walking

Many people visit Gunt valley because the valley was not historically but beautiful scenery and trekking. Nonetheless, the people and nature has its own different taste of landscapes. Morning we start walking from Bachor to Chabdar. The valley is beautiful. The path is not too rough but smooth. It slowly goes up from 3000 meters up to 3500 of elevation. It is better to star trekking from Bachor because the village located in lower elevation. Thus, as we hike we will start acclimatizing. Overnight in tent, 3300m  Tent  (BLD).

Day 12                                                 Gunt Valley Trek – 5/6  hrs. / walking

Morning start walking from Chabdar valley to Marjanay Jailoo (summer pasture) along the Yashil kul lakes. As we trek up the landscape changes from law land to high land, where the collars of lands pace changes into deserting. However, it is beautiful and so silent. You will not hear any noise except natural sounds of wild life.  Overnight in tent, 3700m Tent (BLD).

Day 13                                 Gunt Valley Trek– 5  hrs. / walking & 1 h / drive

Taday we walk from Yashil kul lake to Bulunkul lake, ride or even walk along both lakes. Visit some prehistoric stone circles, old caravan sarai, and an early Islamic mausoleum, then after picnic we will cross the Alichor river, then continue to Alichor village. You might be wondering why visit settled villages. Even though the landscape is beautiful or nature is nice, there is high domination of nature and wildness in the region. Therefore, despite, simple services network staying close to villages provides better management of tourisms for logistics. Overnight n Alichor village, 3900m Home stay (BLD).

Day 14                     Alichor – Bashgumboz - Ak Zoo lake  - 35 km - 1 hrs. / drive & 3/4 hrs yak riding

From Alichor, small settled village of nomadic Kyrgyz, we continue our trip by jeep on Pamir Highway to Bashgumbez village. The terrain here is desolate but grandiose. But the valley is nice. There are many summer pastures where nomadic Kyrgyz graze their livestock. On the way, we will visit Akbalik holy lake or sacred lake.  This is holly for the people living around the area. After we visit Bashgumbes village,9 km from the main road, where you will see very old China's tomb. From Bashgumbez Village (3900m) to Akzoo lake by Yak riding, on the way will cross the pass Kara Seky (4500m), very beautiful view of the mountains. On the way will see marmots and have a picnic. Overnight in yurt or tent. You will witness nomadic life and enjoy the hospitality in Kyrgyz nomads, 4000m  Tent (BLD).

Day 15                                 Ak zoo Lake – Kengshiber  - 35 km - 1 hrs. / drive & 3/4 hrs yak riding

                                                                      

Morning we will start Yak riding & Jeep to Keng shiber (4100m), summer pasture. The valley is unique because it offers high land pasture and pastoral communities.  On the way will see Yaks, sheep and typical Eastern Pamir’s nomadic lifestyle. View of the valley is wonderful and you will meet local peoples. This day we enjoy the nomadic hospitality, 4125m Yurt Stay (BLD).

Day 16                                 Kengshiber – Zorkul Lake Area – 5/6  hrs. / walking

Morning we will drive around 20km start trekking to Zorkul lake through Belairyk valley, we will use the Yaks for the luggage, on the way we will cross the pass Bel-Airik, (5015m). We will see sheep along the way. This place is extremely high but it is worth to organize yak trek or trek to see the famous lake Zor Kul, known as the Victoria lake.  From the pass great view of the lake from the above. It is spectacular and we will organize tent here, 4250m Tent (BLD).

 

Day 17                                          Zor Kul – Kara Jilga – 5/6  hrs. / walking

Morning we will start trekking to Kara-Jilga (4000m) summer pasture. This is where many local communities of farmers from Murgab and Kono Kurgan village come for (jailoo) summer pasture. These areas are highly protected by the Zor Kul National. Today these areas are only place where (Ovis Poli) sheep still live in freedom. It is lovely to see them. On the way we will see Kok-Jigit Lake. Overnight in nomad again, 4200m Yurt Stay (BLD). 

Day 18                                                 Kara Jylga - Jarty Gumbez – 4  hrs. / walking

Today we will walk down to Jarty Gumbez hot spring camping site. Before visiting the spring, in morning we start trekking to Aidi ng Kol lake (4200m) very amazing views. We will see sheep along the way Up in front we see Afghanistan, Big Pamirs.   After lunch we go to Jarty-Gumbez hot springs will take a swim in Gartigumbez hot springs.  We overnight in Jarty Gumbez in Kuban’s guesthouse with two pools of hot water.  Special service in Jary Gumbez is the natural hot spring after long days of walking. We rest and overnight in Jarty Gymbez, 4100m Guesthouse (BLD).

Day 19                                                  Jarty Gumbez - Shaimak village - 135 km - 4 hrs. / drive

Today we dirver to the Ak- Suu region, which differs with its landscapes and stunning mountains and snake flown river Murgab. If the customers like this area we could stay one night but this program offers to visit Ak Suu region, Shaimak village. It is nearly in Afghan and Chinese border, the last and remotest village in Tajikistan.  We will overnight in Shaimak village, 3900m Homestay (BLD).

 

Day 20                                                Shaimak – Murgab - 170 km - 5 hrs. / drive

Today we drive to Murgab, the administrative town of Eastern Pamirs since the imperial town. It is larges district in GBAO with huge territory and population. On the way will see the Chinas site big mountain Muztak-Ata 7000m and various landscapes. The Chinese border will be 70 km far from us. On the way we will visit meteorite crater & Shor bulak observatory. From Pass good view of Muz Tak mountain. On the way, we visit Shakhty rock paintings (4200). It takes back to Neolithic period. Three very similar figures are placed underneath the last animal. This representation has been compared to the so called clavicorn figures of Paleolithic art. The famous Russian archeologists, Ranov has done much research on it. It dates (8000-5000 B.C.).  In Murgab we overnight, 3654m Guesthouse (BLD).

 

Day 21                                                  Murgab - Kara Kul - 135 km – 2.5 hrs. / drive

Morning we visit Murghab district yak house handcraft & Bazar so on after lunch  drive to Kara Kul lake. Be prepare because increasable landscapes are waiting for you, especially the lake Kara Kul. The highest point of the journey is Akbaital pass (4655 m). The Kara kul lake is highest salted lake in Central Asia. After reaching we will have a walk around the lake, very quiet.  Then we take it easy and enjoy the life in Kara Kul, home stay 3400m  (BLD).

Day 22                                  Kara kul – Sary Mogol – Tulpar kul lake - 170 km - 6 hrs. / drive

Early in the morning we drive to from Karakul lake to Sary Mogol village near the in peak 7000m, view of the Alay range is so beautiful. Today we stay ‘see you later Tajikistan’ over the Kyzyl-Art Pass (4282m) to the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Look behind you here for a stunning panorama of the Pamir Alai range. Further, visit Tulpar Kul lake We will ride horse in 1 hour or more it depends of you and walking to small hill. From hill will be beautiful scenery of in Peak.  Evening overnight in Tulpar Kul lake near Peak in. 3000m. Yurtstay (BLD)

 

Day 23                                 Sary Mogol - Osh - 260 km – 4/5 hrs. / drive

Early morning drive to Osh. The north Alai range and its colors are just too nice. En route, we will cross the Taldyk Pass (3554m) and enjoy some beautiful views. We travel from Sary Tash and we expect to arrive in the afternoon to Osh, Kyrgyzstan's oldest city. Our first night in Kyrgyzstan will be spent at hotel Eco House hotel. Free time to explore the city. Osh is ancient – various sources date it back around 3000 years, and legends abound over who founded it, including Alexander the Great and King Solomon. On the edge of the Ferghana Valley it is home to both Uzbek and Kyrgyz people, with its position on the border giving rise to an extremely lively market, one of the most interesting in Central Asia. The rock known as Solomon’s Throne is an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims, and a 15th century mosque on the top has now been reconstructed, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Osh is also home to the largest mosque in Kyrgyzstan, and is one of the few places in the former Soviet Union still to have a statue of in. Overnight in Osh, We will enjoy the night in great Silk Road city of Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, 1000 m. Hotel (BLD).

Number of days: 23
Included services:
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Breakfast
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Dinner
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Car (with driver)
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Bus/Train tickets
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Not included: × Medical &Travel insurance × Money transfer commission × Personal expenses (alcohol, souvenirs etc..) × Personal shopping (Handcraft so on)
What to bring: • Sleeping bag • Silk sleeping bag • Mattress Term-a-rest • Rain gear • Dawn jacket • Water bottle • Daypack • trekking socks • Sun hat • Gloves • Sun glasses • Sun cream with high protection - lipstick • Windcheater • Flashlight or headlamp • Water purification • Personal medical kit • Camera • Solar panel or extra battery for the camera
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