Adventure on the Great Pamir in Tajikistan Pamir TRAVEL

Trip and Trekkings in Fann Mountain

The Fann Mountains of The Great Pamir is the popular and well-known place tourists and mountaineers, used since 1960th up to present days. As it was the place for organization of International Mountaineering Festivals and Competition. It is the name of a mountain massif which forms part of the Pamir-Alay and is situated in the very heart of Central Asia, which is 200 km east of Samarkand. This area is rich in mountain lakes and lofty peaks and has more than ten peaks with a height of over 5000 ms.

The banks of the numerous crystal-clear lakes are overgrown with forests of relic archas-tree which can be found only here. The trunks of the ancient archa-tree, wound into a spiral by the severe winter winds, produce an unforgettable impression by their fancy forms. Birch trees, poplars, mountain blue bal berry, wild cherry trees and many medicinal herbs grow in the valleys. Due to it's fine climate, this area is very attractive for trekkers, hikers, climbers, lovers of outings on horseback. Rains, cloudy skies, or strong winds are rather here. The time from June to October is the most favorable for travels.

As well as bright color of rivers and rocks, mysterious and beautiful Iskan-derkul lake, Yagnob river, which went through cyclone rocky obstruction mar-velous and pointed peaks: Chimtarga 5489 m, Ganza 5330 m,Chapdara 5200 m.

Warm and stable weather, hospitability of local people, who has preserved who has preserved ancient tradition and way of life, all this no doubt makes Fann mountains popular among trekkers in Central Asia.

Tajiks populating the area with their languages, customs and aspirations, which most foreigners have no idea of, and with it's mode of life that is tightly knit with the rules of Islam and is hardly comprehensible for them, live in an original world of their own, contacts with them stuns travelers and, like local nature, are an unforgettable experience.

The Alpinism-Tourism center "Artouch" situated in the very heart of Fann mountains, in the picturesque surroundings of Kuli-Kalon lakes, which are famous for having major ideal peaks for mountaineering.
Trekking in Fann Mountains is an unforgettable experience!

Day 1 Meet on the hotel Samarkand and drive to Uzbek/Tajik border, transfer to Penjikent, SS in old Sogdian town, museum and then lunch after lunch transfer to Fann mountain base camp “Artouch”, dinner, overnight
Day 2 After breakfast beginning trekking to Kuli-Kalon lakes, SS around this place, overnight in tents.
Day 3 After breakfast trekking to Aloudin lake through Aloudin pass, after lunch on short time SS around the lake. Overnight on the bank of lake.
Day 4 Full day SS a rounding Aloudin lakes and places. Back to base. Tent.
Day 5 After breakfast trekking through pass Loudan (3300m.) to Kuli-Kalon lakes, lunch and after lunch trekking through Chukurak pass and lake and then descent to base camp Artouch, overnight in base camp Artouch. Rest, sauna and shower.
Day 6 After breakfast transfer to Penjikent, lunch and then transfer to Samarkand.

Days …………………………..…6
Season ……………...30/05 – 01.11
Min group ………………1 – 25Pax.

Samarkand - Penjikent - Fann mountain - Khujand - Tashkent

ITINERARY: Samarkand – Penjikent – Fann mountain – Istaravshan (formerly Ura-Tube) – Khujand – Tashkent

Day 1 Meeting group in International airport in Tashkent, Tashkent arrive, and drive to hotel, Accommodation, dinner and rest.
Day 2 After breakfast drive to the Samarkand (350 km and 6 hours). In Samarkand accommodation in hotel and then half day SS around Samarkand. Back to hotel, dinner and rest.
Day 3 After breakfast drive to the Uzbek/Tajik border between Samarkand and Penjikent, and Tajik partner pick up group on the Uzbek/Tajik border “JARTEPO” at 8-00 AM. Crossing through border and then transfer to Penjikent, SS around Penjikent visit to ancient excavation, and Sogdian ruins, museum and then lunch after drive to mountain to Seven lake, accommodation in the tents near of the bank of lake. SS surrounding.
Day 4 Trekking day after breakfast go to Tavasang pass ( H-3120m.) lunch on the pick of pass and then go in down to the Sarmat river. The base camp arrange the near bank of river overnight in the tent.
Day 5 Trekking day after breakfast go to Munora (Tower)pass ( H-3500m.) lunch on the pick of pass and go in down to the Archamaidan river. The base camp arrange the near bank of river overnight at the tent.
Day 6 Trekking day after breakfast go to Pushtikul lake, lunch on the bank of lake SS surrounding and then go in down to the Dou oba(Two rivers) base camp in Amshut river at the near the old village. Overnight at the tent.
Day 7 after breakfast drive to Khujand, through Istaravshan (formerly Ura-Tube) by mountain road and mountain pass “Shakhristan” H- 3373 m. In Istaravshan (Ura-Tube) have a short time SS lunch and then drive to Khujand SS visit to “Timurmalik” fortress, medresse and Orient bazaar “Panjshanbe and drive to hotel. In Khujand accommodation in hotel, dinner and rest.
Day 8 after breakfast 8-00 drive to the Tajik/Uzbek border “Oybek”, crossing and drive to Tashkent. In Tashkent lunch and after SS in museums, visit tio madresse till 18-00 PM, then dinner and 19-30 drive to airport and fly to home (Narita -Japan).

Days ..………............................... 8.
Season ..........….........10.04.- 15.11. of ................. 1 - 20 per.

Golden ring of the Fann mountains

Picturesque Fann mountains of Pamir-Alay and ancient monuments of history and archeology of one of the biggest cities of Great Silk Road connects each other in this tour. Legendary cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Penjikent with their deep history will open their oriental charm. Fann mountains meet the travellers with mountain coolness and crystall-freshness of the air. The route called,"Golden Ring of Fann mountains" lies along the mountain path, put through the pass around the highest point of the region - peak Chimtarga. Juniper trees, lakes with indelible beauty of the surrounded landscape, moraines, ice-glaciers and tempestuous rivers meet tourists on the route. This tour ends in a hot Bukhara, where tourists via Tashkent will fly home.


Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Drive to Penjikent (360kms). accommodation in hotel.
Day 2

After breakfast drive to Pendjikent (360kms). Accomodation in hotel. Excursion in Pendjikent Arceologial diggings of ancient Pendjikent, Archeological museum, and republican historical- athnographic museum of Rudaky drive to Bace camp"Artouch"H-2200m. (75km). Accomodation in hotel.

Day 3 Passage to Kulikalon lakes. Sightseeing around picturesque lakes. Camping.
Day 4 Taking of Alouddin pass (1A3600ms). Descent to Alouddin lakes. Camping.
Day 5 Passage to the uppers of river Chapdara to the lake Mutnoe, under the peak of Chimtarga (5489ms). Camping.
Day 6 Tough day. Ascent to the foothills of Chimtarga pass (4500ms). Camping on the highlands.
Day 7 Strainy day. Taking the pass of Chimtarga (1B 4750ms). Descent to the picturesque lake Big Alo. Camping.
Day 8 Descent through the gorge Zindon to the river Amshut. Camping.
Day 9

Passage to the valley of Archamaidon river. transfer Via Pendjikent to Samarkand (150kms). Accomodation in hotel.

Day 10 Full day excursion in majestic Samarkand: Gur Emir mausoleum, Registan square, mosque and medresse of Bibikhanum, Shahi-Zinda ensemble, ancient town Afrasiab, Ulugbek Observatory, the museum of History of Uzbekistan. Overnight hotel.
Day 11 Transfer from Samarkand to Bukhara (270kms). accommodation in hotel.
Day 12 Excursion in ancient monuments of Bukhara. Ensemble Poyi-Kalon, Samanid's mausoleum, Ark fortress, complex of Bolo-Khauz, Summer residence of Emir Sitorai Mohi Khossa, Mosque and medresse Mir Arab. Overnight hotel.
Day 13 Transfer Bukhara-Tashkent (560 kms). accommodation in hotel.
Day 14 Flight home.

Days 21
Season 1. 07. -30. 10.
Min. group of 8 - 20 per.

Pearls of the Fann mountains

Fann mountains - is the unique mountain region, lying between Zerafshan and Gissar ranges of Pamir-Alay. Majority of large and small lakes, as a pearl, scattered in the valleys and gorges bet- ween the majestic peaks of 5000ms hight covered with eternal snow. The route starts with visiting of two the most ancient cities of Great Silk Road - Samarkand and Bukhara. After the acquaintance with the cities tourists will move to Marguzor lakes, which is called"Seven Bellies"by local people. This is the starting point for all treckings to Fann mountains. After overcoming some passes tourists will occur in the heart of this mountain region - in Kulikalon lakes, the picturesque place, surrounded with grandeuos rocky walls. Mountain treckings will be finished in Alouddin lakes, from where tourists drive to Samarkand via Penjikent.....


Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Drive (flight) to Bukhara. accommodation in hotel.
Day 2 Excursion in ancient monuments of Bukhara. Ensemble Poyi-Kalon, Samanid's mausoleum, Ark fortress, complex of Bolo-Khauz.
Day 3 Transfer Bukhara-Samarkand (270kms). accommodation in hotel. On the second half of the day excursion of the ancient monuments of Samarkand, Afrasiab, Gur-Emir, Registan square.
Day 4 Transfer from Samarkand to Penjikent (Tajikistan 70km). Excursion in the town. On the second half of the day transfer to the 6-th of Marguzor lakes by the mountain bus. Camping.
Day 5 Taking of Tovasang Pass (1A3300ms). Descent to valley of the river Sarimat. Camping.
Day 6 Taking of the Munora pass (1A3500ms). Descent to the valley of river Archamaidan. Camping.
Day 7 Hiking along the valley of river Archamaidan to the Zurmech settlement. Camping.
Day 8 Taking of the pass of Guitan. Sightseeing of the picturesque Chukurak lake. Descent to ATC"Artouch". accommodation in cottages.
Day 9 Passage to Kulikalon lakes. Camping.
Day 10 Taking the pass of Alouddin (1A3600ms). Descent to Alouddin lakes. Camping.
Day 11 Passage through the gorge Choukourak up to Mutnoe lakes. Camping.
Day 12 Tough day. Ascent of the Kaznok pass (1B4400ms). Descent through the gorge of Arg river to the valley of river Saritag to legendary Iskanderkul. Camping.
Day 13 Transfer via Penjikent to Samarkand. accommodation in hotel. Excursion to Shohi-Zinda, mosque-medresse Bibikhanum and history museum of Uzbekistan.
Day 14 Transfer Samarkand - Tashkent (290 kms). Flight back home.

Days 14
Season 10. 07-15. 09
Min. group of 8-20 per

Fann mountains. Pamir-Alay

Pamir-Alay Wonderful part of Pamir Fann mountains is the land of lakes, clouded peaks, interesting legends. Picturesque valleys of Zindon and Archamaidon, mysterious beauty of Big Alo lake in the grips of vertical rocks, beautiful chain of Kuli-Kalon and Aloudin lakes, great water falls, fairy wonderful and attracting mountainous peaks:

Chimtarga, Energia, Mirali Chapdara, Bodkhona, Bolshaya and Malay Ganza will be in your heart forever. After the joy of meeting with the mountains ancient cities - Samarkand and Tashkent with noisy oriental bazaars, unique architectural monuments will be waiting for you.


Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent.accommodation.2hs Excursion.
Day 2 Transfer Tashkent – alpine base (400 km, 8 hrs). Overnight hotel.
Day 3 After breakfast passage along a good path to Kulikalon lakes (5 hrs). Blue lakes surrounded by unique Kulikalon walls, juniper groves, beau tiful peaks – Mirali and Maria. Camping at the shore of Dushoha lake.
Day 4 Full day SS surrounding Kuli-Kalon lakes, lunch and dinner. O/N in tent.
Day 5 Passage over Alaudinskiy Pass (3700 m) with the lakes of the same name (5 hrs). From the pass one can see splendid scattering view of the lakes of different colours.
Day 6 Passage to Mutnaya Lake (4-5 hrs). View of the most beautiful peaks Kaznok, Chimtarga, Energy, Zamok (Castle). Camping at the shore of the lake. Acclimatizing radial trecking to Kaznok pass (4000 m).
Day 7 Ascent till Chimtarga pass (6-7 hrs). One of the most difficult days of trecking, rewarded by unforgettable views of Zarafshon and Gissar ranges. Camping.
Day 8 Ascent to Chimtarga pass (4700 m) and descent to Bolshoe Allo lake(7 hrs).Canyon along the descent to the lake is called Zindan, that means or , because of its inaccessible rock walls. Camping at the shore of the lake.
Day 9 Rest day. Swimming. Radial trecking to Upper Lake - 3 hrs. On the way view of picturesque water-fall
Day 10 Descent to Archimaidan river's valley (5-6 hrs). Passage over three gigantic blocks. View of Lower Allo, tasting of yogurt and delicious tea at Tajik shepherd's house. Overnight in private house in settlement Zimtut
Day 11 After breakfast short SS surrounding and the drive to Penjikent. Lunch and SS in ancient excavation Sogdian town and then at 17-00 drive to Tajik/Uzbek border and transfer to Samarkand (110 km, 4 hrs). accommodation at the hotel
Day 12 Full day SS around Samarkand .City tour of Samarkand. Visit to Registan square and ensemble ancient monuments, Guri Emir, Observatory Ulugbek, Musey Afrasiab, Shohi Zinda Lunch in durin SS times and back to hotel. Dinner and rest.
Day 13 After breakfast transfer to Tashkent (290 km). Lunch along a way arrive in Tashkent at 16-00 PM and accommodation in hotel and rest.
Day 14 After breakfast transfer to airport and Departure home.
Days..................... 14
Season................. July - September
Min. group of........ 2-25 per

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