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Along A Necklace Of Fan Lakes


" I have left behind my heart in the fan mountains and now I'm strolling heartlessly in the valley-world..." These lines of a popular song of Jurij Wizbor stay a lot. Fan mountains, the pearl of Pamir-Alaya, Tajikistan's Suisse! Why does this place attracts the people so much, why it lets them leave behind their heart there? This riddle probably remains unsolved until you visit the Fan mountains by yourselve. It's not without a reason that the international mountaineer's base camps "Vertical" and "Artuch" are situated here and a gigantic following of tourist, fans of mountaineering, trekking and mountain lovers make their "pilgrim's journey" to the Fan mountains every year. Come to the Fan mountains – you will not regret it!!!

Route: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul lake – Alaudin lakes – Kulikalon lakes – Marguzor lakes – Penjikent – Dushanbe.

Tour’s plan by day (itinerary):

Day 1 – Arrival
Welcome to Tajikistan! Your plane arrives in Dushanbe airport, where You will be receipted and transferred to the hotel / apartment. For the rest of the day You can rest or discover Dushanbe by Yourself.

Day 2
Moving to Iskanderkul lake. The road is very picturesque, goes over Anzob pass(3373) or tunnel and it takes (with a stop for a dinner) about 3-4 hours. The destination is a camp site “Iskanderkul" on the bank of the lake. Excursions to the lake “Snake”, to waterfall (45 m.) and observation area. Night in cottages of camp site "Iskanderkul"

Day 3
Moving to Alaudin lakes. The road ran along small river –Chapdara, and along amazing birch bosks and the Alpine meadows. The camp sets up on shore of the Big Alaudin lake (2700) or on the territory of alpinist camp "Vertical".

Day 4
Acclimatization excursions around lakes. A radial hike to the Mutnoe lake situated under the highest peak of Fan mountains - Chimtarga (5490м.)

Day 5
Moving to the neighboring canyon till the alpinist camp "Artuch". The road will take 5-6 hours. Accommodation on the territory or in cottages of alpinist camp "Artuch". Sauna.

Day 6
Radial tour to Kulikalon lakes. Hike around lakes. Night in a camp on the bank of lake or returning in alpinist camp "Artuch".

Day 7
Moving to Marguzor lakes. A stop in the guest house. Acquaintance with a life of local residents. Night in the guest house or in a camp on the bank of lake.

Day 8
Radial tour around the lakes.

Day 9
Moving to the city of Penjikent, excursion to sights of a city and to excavation of ancient Penjikent. Night in hotel.

Day 10
Free Time.
Accommodation in hotel / apartment.

Day 11 - Departure
Transfer to the airport.
We wish you a pleasant homeflight.



Along A Necklace Of Fan Lakes

Basic equipment:

  • Travel backpack with approx. 70 litres of volume
  • Day backpack with approx. 10 litres of volume
  • Ankle-high climbing boots with profile sole
  • Water bottle with 1 litre of capacity
  • Suitable travelling clothing (T-shirt, trekking trousers, travelling socks)
  • Warm additional clothing (pullover, cap, gloves)
  • Active protection and solar protection (headgear, sunglasses, solar cream)
  • Forehead lamp or torch
  • Personal medication and mosquito protection
  • Sleeping bag

Additional recommended equipment:

  • Nordic walking poles
  • Penknife
  • Photo equipment, films, binoculars
  • Comfortable shoes or sandals
  • Clothes for swimming
  • Rain protective covering for the backpack
  • Functional laundry
  • Trekking trousers (water resistant, windproof)
  • Rain jacket with hood (water resistant, windproof)
  • Sweets

Along A Necklace Of Fan Lakes

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The tour’s cost includes:
1. Transport on the route
2. Meals on the route
3. Equipment (tent + mat)
4. Gas equipment (burner + gas balloons)
5. The guide-interpreter
6. Porters (guide assistants)
7. Hotel in the city
8. Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)
9. Overnights in Cottages/Homestays

The tour’s cost does not include:
1. Flight to/from Tajikistan
2. Visa and visa support
3. Registration
4. Meeting / departure at the airport
5. Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)
6. Museums and other paid entertainments.
7. Cartage to carry cargo (donkeys)

Additional Service (not included in the tour price):

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa - 25 €
  • GBAO Permition - 30 €


If requested we can offer you an additional programme for free days, or combine different tour offers (not contained in the tour price). Please note your requestions in the comment or in the e-mail.

Along A Necklace Of Fan Lakes