Discover of the Tajik Sogdian of the Great Alexander

9 days active program in the Fan mountains region

A perfect program to discover the Fan mountains and region. This is an active program with some cultural visit like Pendjikent settlements. 

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Program

  
                                Dushanbe - Sarytag
Drive to Iskanderkul lake and night at Sarytag
Dushanbe - Sarytag
In the morning, driving to Iskanderkul lake. Picnic at the shore lake. Lake of Aleksander, the biggest lake of the fan mountains. According to a legend, Alexander created the lake by damming the river in order to annihilate a village which has opposed him. In the surroundings of Iskanderkul lake, walking to 5 springs, to Zmeinoe lake and to the 38 meter high waterfall which is known as "Fan Niagara". Possibility to hike around the Hat of Alexander (2710 m, 10-12 km, 3-4 h) then back to Sarytag village for overnight at traditional homestay.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
132 km
03:00
03:00
200 m
200 m
  
                                Sarytag - Yagnob valley
After breakfast drive to Yagnob valley
Sarytag - Yagnob valley
After breakfast drive to Yagnob valley, Margeb village. A very old village which keeps custom and traditions of Sogdians! Mountaineering wall can be seen and short trek to that wall and its surroundings! Overnight in traditional homestay.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
50 km
02:00
  
                                Yagnob valley - Alauddin lakes
Drive to the lakes Alauddin
Yagnob valley - Alauddin lakes
After breakfast, driving to some of the beautiful lakes in the Fan mountains, the Alauddin lakes (2780 m, 8-10 km, 3 h). Only braves can swim in that lakes! Short trek around the lakes and lake of Guitar. Dinner and overnight in the homestay.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
30 km
01:00
02:00
100 m
100 m
  
                                Alauddin lakes - Ancient settlement of Penjikent
Drive to Penjikent
Alauddin lakes - Ancient settlement of Penjikent

After breakfast driving to Penjikent for sights. The ancient settlement, as well as a modern city, is called Penjikent, which means in Tajik "five villages", and gave life to the glorious city no less than 5500 years ago, according to scientists. Later on visiting the Sarazm ancient settlment and the Penjikent antiques museum. Lunch on the shore of the Zerafshan river. After lunch, tour in the Penjikent city.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
120 km
04:00
  
                                Ancient settlement of Penjikent - Shing
Drive to the Seven lakes
Ancient settlement of Penjikent - Shing
After breakfast we drive to the Seven lakes, a territory in the Fan mountains with 7 beautiful lakes! Arrival to the homestay. Later start trekking to Odildara peak (3450 m). Overnight at the homestay.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
40 km
02:00
04:00
  
                                Shing - Shing
Hiking to the Seven lakes
Shing - Shing
After breakfast hiking to the 7th lake. Picnic on the shore of Hazor Cahshma. Optional after picnic hiking to the summer pastures (+8 km, 3 h). Driving back to Shing. Rest and relax at homestay in Shing. Dinner and overnight at homestay.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
12 km
04:00
800 m
800 m
  
                                Shing - Yakkahona
Drive to Yakkahona village
Shing - Yakkahona
After breakfast drive to Yakkahona village. After lunch optional short hike to Chukurak lake (2560 m, 900 m, 3 h). Overnight in the homestay.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
77 km
03:00
03:00
320 m
320 m

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What is included

  • All transportation in a private vehicle

  • All airport transfers

  • Accommodation as described in the program

  • Meals (3 per day)

  • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

  • English-speaking trekking guide

  • Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen

  • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

  • All the activities listed in the program

  • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

  • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

  • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

  • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

  • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

What is not included

  • International flights

  • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

  • Travel & repatriation insurance

  • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

  • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

  • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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