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  • Kulikalon Lakes
  • Chimtarga Pass

The Golden Fan Mountains

Fan Mountains are located between the Hissar and alpine area is one of the best kept secrets in Central Asia. Among the most beautiful and interesting peaks (from a mountaineer‘s point of view) are Chapdara (5050m), Bodkhona (5138m), Zamok(4800), Maria(4970), and Zindon(4800). Both the good and the ordinary routes on the south and west sides of Chimtarga (5487m), the highest peak of Fan Mountains, lead to its top. Besides the high peaks and narrow valleys with their noisy streams, there are also about 30 clear lakes of a variety of colours. To the south of the main range is Lake Iskanderkul (2,5km in length, 1 km in wide, and about 72m deep. The Alauddin lakes are a group of reservoirs upstream in the Pasrud valley.

Tour's plan by day (itinerary):

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

Day 2:
Transfer to Hujand city. City tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:
Transfer  to the Seven lakes (2200m, 312km, 6hrs ).Overnight at traditional homestay.

Day 4:
The start of the active part. Overcoming  Tavasang Pass (3307m, 17-19km, 6-7hrs).

Day 5:
Overcoming Munora Pass (3500m, 20km, 6-7hrs). Overnight in Pushtikul

Day 6:
Hiking to Zimtud village (2400m, 15km, 6hrs). Overnight at homestay.

Day 7:
Hiking from Zimtud village to Chukurak lake (2455m, 13-15km, 6hrs). Overnight in tents

Day 8:
Hiking from Chukurak lake to Kulikalon (2800m, 14km, 6hrs). Overnight in tents.

Day 9:
Hiking from Kulikalon lake to Aloudin lake (2780m, 18km, 7hrs). Overnight in tents.

Day 10:
After breakfast transfer back to Dushanbe. Chek in in hotel. Rest and preparation for departure.

Day 11 Departure:
Early morning transfer to Dushanbe airport.



The Golden Fan Mountains

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


Important Information:
Tajikistan is almost completely undeveloped in terms of tourism and has a basic infrastructure once outside Dushanbe. During this journey the group will spend time in remote areas without home comforts or easy access to medical facilities. Although a high level of physical fitness is not required, travellers should be comfortable with the realities of a wilderness adventure, and prepared for very basic conditions in the countryside. The roads in the region are rough and often unsealed, with some sections traveling on single-track roads above river valleys. We use 4-WD vehicles and highly experienced drivers, however this itinerary may not be suitable for those who suffer from heights or are nervous passengers! This is truly an adventurous itinerary for the experienced traveler.

This tour is of an adventurous nature. Our style of traveling means that it is desirable to carry a backpack as your main luggage and use a daypack for items you will want to access during the day. Please bear in mind that your luggage will be loaded in a jeep and we are travelling on bumpy roads - fragile items should be well protected, and you must be prepared for your luggage to get dusty and be thrown about a bit. Please pack as light as possible since there will be times when you will need to carry your own luggage and this will also maximise space in the vehicles. Investment in protective bags for camera equipment and similar is well worthwhile.

The significance of roads does not correspond to their quality. Road surfaces vary and their general state demands 4-wheel drive vehicles in good condition. As the quality of road is in bad condition some time you may stop for a while if the car needs repairing. The quality of roads, the weather conditions and the quality of the vehicles are decisive in calculating the time needed between destinations.

Home stay facilities outside the cities are basic, often not private bathrooms, you can take a bucket shower, (toilets are not en suite and are typical Asian squat-style.),

Occasionally it may be necessary to amend this itinerary for reasons beyond our control, such as bad weather and poor road conditions. Changes to flight schedules can sometimes occur, which may also lead to changes to this itinerary.

Central Asia is a developing region whose infrastructure, values, customs and standards differ from what you are used to at home. Please bear this in mind as you are traveling in this exciting area and respect the fact that you should not impose your standards and expectations on the culture there. The driving habits in this part of the world are something for which you ought to prepare yourself!

This is an ‘Expedition’ trip and we hope to expose you to all aspects of the local culture. Please be open-minded. The easiest way to overcome any problems is to be open-minded and bring with you “The Spirit of Adventure”!

The Golden Fan Mountains

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The tour’s cost includes:

  • Meeting / departure at the airport
  • Transport on the route
  • Meals on the route
  • Equipment (tent + mat)
  • Gas equipment (burner + gas balloons)
  • The guide-interpreter
  • Porters (guide assistants)
  • Hotel in the city
  • Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)


The tour’s cost does not include:

  • Flight to/from Tajikistan
  • Visa and visa support
  • Registration
  • Meals in the city (depending on selection of accommodation)
  • Museums and other paid entertainments.
  • Cartage to carry cargo (donkeys)

Additional Service (not included in the tour price):

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa - 25 €


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.




The Golden Fan Mountains