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Tour overview

We can surely say this is the best Fann Mountains/ North tour in Tajikistan. What makes is the best – is that in this tour you can experience “everything”! By saying this, we mean this tour includes visits to the most famous Lakes in North Tajikistan, such as the Lake of Alexander the Great, 7 Lakes. Moreover, hiking on the heart of Fann Mountains, visiting old and new cities, Mosques, Madrassahs, local bazaars, local food, customs, and traditions, after which you will definitely take lots of Tajik warm hospitality with you in your bad


Middle April – November

Level of difficulty:

  • This tour is suitable for both children and adults.
  • This tour is recommended for all people with the experience of long transfer by mountain roads (off roads) (approximately 5-8 hours per day)

Level of difficulty:

Middle April – November

Price includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation

Price does not include

  • Tips (always optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Photo camera
  • Snacks
  • If you have some specific sicknesses you need to bring own first aid kit with necessary medicaments.
  • It is necessary to bring warm clothes (in cold months) and trekking boots.

Day 1: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake – Sarytag village

• Iskanderkul Lake
• Fann “Niagara Waterfall”
• Snake Lake
• Spectacular mountain views!
• Sarytag Village!

Today we will have a full day tour to Iskanderkul Lake known as Alexander the Great Lake that is one of the signature sights of Tajikistan. It is impossible to imagine a trip to Tajikistan without paying a visit to Iskanderkul Lake. It is as if being in Paris but not seeing Eiffel Tower. We will drive 140 km in 3,5 hours, through beautiful mountain scenery to the north of the country. Upon arrival, we will have lunch and later walk to the shore of the lake to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views. Later we will start discovering the surroundings of the lake also has 40 minutes hiking tour to the grand Fann Niagara waterfall, which drops water from 36 meters and “Snake Lake”. After, we will drive to Sarytag village, which is a wonderful small village about 9 km from the Lake
Meals: L,D
Accommodation: Sarytag Village.

Day 2: Sarytag Village - Artuch Camp

• Fan mountains
• Artuch Camp
• Chukurak lake
• The heart of untouched nature

In the morning, we start driving to Artuch Camp, which is climbing-tourist camp; it is situated in the heart of the Fan Mountains at the altitude of 2200 meters. This corner of Tajikistan is very famous because of being one of the most improbable, beautiful places, which annually attracts thousands of climbers and nature lovers. The highest peak in this part of mountains is Chimtarga with height of 5489м. After arrival to the camp, we can do a short trek to Chukurak Lake, which is located 2 hours from the base camp, if you feel you have enough power after arrival of course.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Artuch camp, a comfortable base where you can take a sauna and enjoy your night.

Day 3:Artuch Camp- 7 Lakes - Penjikent

• 7 beautiful lakes
• Picnic near the lake
• More super mountain scenery

Today we will have a tour to the fabulous 7 lakes. Each of the seven Marguzor lakes has its own character. Some are long and narrow, set in the nearly perpetual shadow cast by the cliffs that rise from their waters. Others are wide and shine bright green in the sunshine. Sometimes one lake has many characters – once blue and mysterious, once black and ominous, once a cheerful green, and always different. We will stop on the 6th lake for a picnic and then to go for a hike to the 7th lake. We will drive back to Penjikent closer to the evening.
Meals: b,l,d
Accommodation: Umariyon Hotel(3 stars)

Day 4: Penjakent – Istaravshan - Khujand

• Mug – Teppa
• Chor Gumbaz
• Abdullatif Sultan Medressa
• Chor Gumbaz
• Shahri Khuhna

On our 5th day we will drive to Khujand stopping in Istaravshan town- Called Kir by the Parthians, Cyropol by Alexander the Great and Ura-Tyube by the Russians and Soviets, Istaravshan has a small historical core that is one of the best preserved in Tajikistan. Established over 2500 years ago and once encircled by a 6km wall, this former staging post on the Silk Road has had its share of ill fortunes from the execution of male citizens at the hands of Alexander the Great, the slaughter of innocents by Genghis Khan’s marauding armies and shelling by Russian forces in the 19th century. It still carries something of the spirit of endurance in the present day, with a re-creation of the citadel’s main gate symbolic of the town’s defiance over the odds.
We will visit some historical places such as Shahri Khuhna, Mug – Teppa, Abdullatif Sultan Medressa and some other beautiful places including the spectacular mountains view of the village, taking awesome pictures and enjoying the nature. After we will drive to Khujand and continue our tour in Khujand visiting Qal’ai Khujand and Khujand museum, having walk in the flower – park too.
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel (3 stars)

Day 5: Khujand - Dushanbe

• Panjshanbe Bazaar
• Shaikh Muslihiddin Mosque
• Arbob Palace

Today we will have a city tour to one of the oldest town of not only Tajikistan but also the entire Central Asia, which was founded in the 6th – 7th century BC. In this city tour, we will be visiting bright and colorful oriental bazaar “Panjshanbe”, the biggest one in Tajikistan, Shaikh Muslihiddin Mosque and Arbob Palace. Later after lunchtime, we will drive back to Dushanbe having some more adventure on the road.

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