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From Dushanbe: Fann Mountains 8-day Guided Hiking Tour

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Enjoy the turquoise lakes, high peaks, and ancient legends of the Fann Mountains on an 8-day guided hiking trip from Dushanbe. Spend the night in a hostel, camp outdoors, and see beautiful waterfalls.

Highlights

  • In the northwestern of Tajikistan lay the rugged and beautiful Fann Mountains
  • Fann Mountains is turquoise lakes, breathtaking high peaks and ancient legends
  • Fann Mountains feature soft climate, with stable sunny weather
  • Tajikistan is magic country

Description

In the northwestern corner of Tajikistan lay the rugged and beautiful Fann Mountains, a branch of the Western Pamir-Alay Range. Access is easiest from Penjikent in the northwest or Dushanbe in the south, across high, unforgettable passes with breathtaking views. Ancient Tajik Mountain villages line these routes, whose faithful residents dress traditionally and follow the ways of their ancestors. Authentic “chaikhanas” sit perched over roaring mountain streams, offering “osh” (plov) and tea in Central Asian style, and roadside springs are crowded with locals gathering sparkling glacial water. Herds of sheep and cattle wander the mountainsides and roads, often driven by young boys riding donkeys. Local people are some of the kindest in the world, always ready to welcome the visitor with a warm smile and polite bow; prepare to be invited for tea! If in need of a place to stay, Tajik people never hesitate to open their home to the traveler. Aside from the few vehicles on the main roads, there is little sign of modern life to be found. The Fann Mountains is the country of turquoise lakes, breathtaking high peaks and ancient legends. You can hardly find such a marvelous place anywhere in the world, with over 30 beautiful mountain lakes and a dozen peaks more than 5,000 m high concentrated on a relatively small area of 650 km2. The picturesque Zindon and Archamaydan valleys, the fabulous beauty of Big Allo Lake surrounded by vertical rocks, splendid Kulikalon, Alaudinand Marguzor Lakes, legendary Iskanderkul Lake, amazing waterfalls and astounding and impressive Chimtarga, Energia, Chapdara and Big Hansa Peaks attract large numbers of trekkers and climbers from around the world. The cleanest streams playing in the sun, soft carpets of grass under the feet and bottomless sky without a single cloud – all this in combination with the inimitable colours of the numerous lakes and the majesty of white-collared peaks will undoubtedly be forever imprinted in a traveller’s memory. The Fann Mountains feature soft climate, with stable sunny weather prevailing throughout summer. Best time for travelling and recreation in the Fann Mountains is between July and September. The Fann Mountains nine peaks exceeding 5,000 m above sea level. The highest point of the region is Chimtarga Peak (5,489 m). Other 5,000-metre mountains are Big Hansa (5,306 m), Bodkhona (5,138), Mirali (5,132), Chapdara (5,050), Energia (5,120), Zamok (‘Castle’) (5,070), Little Hansa (5,031) and Moscow (5,046). Lakes numbering 30 plus and contrasting the harsh looking ridges and peaks are true pearls of the area. They vary in type and origin, some of them having been formed through the blocking of narrow mountain valleys with landslides (Iskanderkul, Big Allo and Marguzor Lakes), while others created by glaciers (Kulikalon, Alaudin, Moutiye, Piala, Ziyorat and Chukurak Lakes). Almost all of the Fann lakes are fed by streams.

Includes

Transfer (from Dushanbe or Penjikent / Samarqnad); Transportation during the tour; Food (field); Burner with gas bottle; First aid kit; Accommodation (with condition of places, hostel and camping); Guide (English speaking) Visa support, if required; Donkeys, 2, for cargo; Entrance tickets to the objects of visit; Tourist taxes.

Important Information

  • You will climb high mountains, you should be ready for good trekking

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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