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Trekking: The Fan Mountains


The Fan Mountains - "The Pearl of Tajikistan", is a mountain chain located in the western part of the Pamir Alaya - one of the largest mountain systems in the world. Among the Fan Mountains are many stunning peaks. Ten of them exceed 5000 meters. The most popular are - Bodchona (5138 m), Mirali (5132 m), Chapdara (5050 m). Some of the five thousand are named after russian mountaineers, what you can see from the name Krasnaya Moskva (5183 m), Zámok (5070 m), Energiya (5120 m). The highest point of the Fan Mountains is the peak of Chimtarga (5489 m). The Fan Mountains are young and growing Mountains, which stand out because of a high number of cliffs and slopes, as well as massive scree. The height differential between each peak and the valley is partly up to 2000 m. In addition, in the region are numerous passes between 1A and 3B. This makes it possible to perform here trekkings of all difficulty levels. In the valleys between the peaks of the Fan Mountains are about 30 different colored lakes with wonderful names: Alaudin lakes, Marguzor lakes, Kulikalon lakes, Allo lake. Here is also the largest lake in the Pamir Alaya - The Lake Iskanderkul. Hiking through the Fan Mountains means crossing passes of Central Asia's and be inspired by the beauty of the snow-capped peaks, mountain rivers and picturesque lakes.

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 / apartement. For the rest of the day You can rest or discover Dushanbe by Yourself.

Day 2:
Meeting in Dushanbe. The group meeting at firm’s office at 10:00 h., introductory conversation, official moments.  Instruction. Obtention of equipment. Unwanted baggage should be left in the luggage room. Dinner.

Day 3:  
Dushanbe – Iskandarkul Lake (2200). (mileage – 140km)

Day 4:
Iskandarkul Lake – Acclimatization way out. Arg district

Day 5:
Arg district – hiking to Kaznok Pass - 14km

Day 6:
Kaznok pass (4040m) – Mutnoe Lake (3500m), hiking - 7km

Day 7:
Mutnoe Lake (3500m) – Allauddin Lake (2950m), mileage - 5km

Day 8:
Allauddin Lake – Day stay

Day 9:
Reserve day (Reserve days are used by the group leader for rest or in case of bad weather).

Day 10:
Allauddin Lake – Allauddin Pass (3730m) – Kulikalon Lake, mileage – 7km

Day 11:
Kulikalon Lake – Day stay

Day 12:
Reserve day.

Day 13:
Kulikalon Lake – camp “Artuch” – Dushanbe (mileage – 247km)

Day 14 - Departure:
Transfer to the airport.
We wish you a pleasant flight.



Trekking: The 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


We will provide the group:

  • Accommodation in 2-3 man tents
  • Big tent
  • Fire and cooking utensils
  • Group medi-kit

Food supply:
Throughout the rout the food is cooked on a fire by accompanying staff.

The route passes through mountainous terrain, elevation changes from 800 to 4040 meters above sea level. The routes pass through sparsely populated and unpopulated areas, fully deprived of civilization benefits. The tourist should be ready to travel and not be afraid of hiking conditions and weather adversity.
The route does not require any special training. Prior consultation with a doctor is recommended, as the journey passes through mountainous terrain.

Some stamina and communication skills are required. It is important to defer to the experienced guides’ opinion in emergency situations. To help in daily bivouac works is welcomed (firewood, campfire, putting up tents). Each participant is obliged to observe safety precautions and follow the instructions of the instructor.

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”!

Trekking: The 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
  • Guide assistants
  • Cartage to carry cargo (donkeys)
  • 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.

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.




Trekking: The Fan Mountains