Heartland of Fann mountains
Trekking in Pamirs Fann Mountains
|Tour destinations:||Tajikistan, Pamir-Alay mountain system||View the route map »»|
|Itinerary duration:||11 days / 10 nights|
|Active part duration:||8 days / 7 nights|
|Tour itinerary:||Dushanbe - mountain camp “Artuch”- Kulikalon lakes - Alauddin Lakes - Mutnoje Lakes -|
|Chimtarga Pass - Bolshoje Allo lake - Verhneje Allo lake - Amshut river valley - village Zimtut - Dushanbe|
The Fann Mountains (also known as the Fanns) - a land of turquoise lakes, clouded peaks and ancient legends - is a unique part and one of the beautiful regions of the Pamir Mountains. Here most clear and unbelievably wonderful lakes are fringed with highest sharp rocky peaks which don’t take off their snowy crowns during long time. Here almost moon’s landscapes are enlivened with tangles of juniper’s trunks twisted by some strange powers of wind and sun into improbable figures. Here amazing peaks Energia and Chimtarga are rising above Mutny («turbid») lakes. Another advantage of Fan Mountains is its transport availability for travelers.
This trekking route runs through the most picturesque paths of Fann Mountains. Glorious valleys of Zindan River and Archimaidan River, mysterious beauty of Bolshoi Allo Lake - a giant marine-blue cup framed with extensive vertical rocks sheerly plummeting into water, - beautiful chain of the Kulikalon lake, Alaudin lake and Iskanderkul lake, astonishing waterfalls, the fairy of wonderful 5,000-odd metres high peaks: Chapdara, Bolshaya Ganza, Malaya Ganza, Mirali, Maria and others are sure to stay among your best memories of all time. The maximum altitude of the entire trek is 4780m (Chimtarga Pass).
SERVICES & COST
- ITINERARY IN DETAIL,
- OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS &
|Day 1.||Arrival in Dushanbe. Overnight in the hotel.|
|Day 2.||Drive to mountain camp “Artuch”. Overnight in stationary mountaineers’ base camp ‘Artuch’ (2200m).|
|Day 3.||Beginning of the active part of a trekking program. Ascend to Kulikalon lakes. Camp 1 (2842m; 7km; 5h).|
|Day 4.||Trek over Alauddin Pass to Alauddin Lakes. Camp 2 (2786m; 7km; 6h).|
|Day 5.||Ascend to Mutnoje Lakes. Camp 3 (3490m; 5km; 4h).|
|Day 6.||Ascend to Camp 4 under Chimtarga Pass (4454m; 3km; 6h).|
|Day 7.||Trek over Chimtarga Pass (4780m) and further descend to the Chimtarga river valley. Trek over the Bolshoje Allo lake. Camp 5 (3110m; 12km; 7h).|
|Day 8.||Day’s rest on the Bolshoje Allo lake. Walk to the Verhneje Allo lake.
Return to Camp 5 (5km; 4h).
|Day 9.||Descend along the Zindon river valley to the valley of Amshut river (1964m; 10km; 5-6h). Transfer to village of Zimtut (or Gazza) - 15km, 30min. Accommodation in a guesthouse.|
|Day 10.||Transfer village Zimtut - Dushanbe (290km, 8h). Overnight in the hotel.|
|Day 11.||Dushanbe. Departure.|
|Cost of the tour 2017 in USD/pax:|
|The cost of the tour for 1 person||1200 USD/person|
|*Group: from 6 persons.
*Please contact our operators for all individual requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Itinerary brief description
This trekking is rather easy and is suitable for anyone with good physical condition. Tourist above 16 and under 65 years of age can join this tour provided they have no serious health problems and their doctor does not object to participation in such kind of tourist activities. Children younger 14 can also join this trekking tour provided they are accompanied by their parents.
Trekking on foot covers from 7km to 10 km a day with altitude difference up to 1220m. The route runs at the maximum altitude of 4710m above sea level (Chimtarga Pass).
Each participant carries his own rucksack with personal belongings; group camping equipment and supply of provisions is transported by pack-donkeys up to Mutnoje Lakes and then by porters (donkey-handlers take donkeys away from Mutnoje Lakes back to mountain camp “Artuch”).
Typically the region enjoys rather stable weather: it’s warm and sunny, though some rain is possible, which relieves the monotony of the trip. The daytime temperatures range between +20° to +30°С, whereas at night the temperature can drop as low as +12 or +15°С.
Equipment on route
- Tents are used for accommodation of two persons. The tents are wind-resisting and water-proof and are suitable for any weather conditions. For your comfort the tents are equipped with firm air-beds as well as comfortable sleeping bags with individual lining.
- Tent camp also has a big hangar-like mess tent with tables and camp chairs.
Tables and chairs will be used only up to Mutnoje Lakes; and then care mat will be used as a table.
- Throughout the trek we provide quality tableware.
- To cook dishes during the trek we provide gas burner with gas cylinders or a supply of firewood.
- The tent camp is equipped with portable WC.
List of personal gear:
Throughout the trekking travel you will be escorted by high altitude guide, who is the tour manager and our authorized representative. He is responsible for the safety and security of the group as well as decision making, including any changes in the route due to unforeseen circumstances that could threaten the health and well-being of the participants.
The tour is serviced by a team whose responsibility is to pitch and take down tents, lay the table for meals, wash up, pack the loads on horses, make fire and the like.
The team also includes a dedicated professional cook and a horse handler who is responsible for proper packing of the loads on horses and porterage.
Below you can find the menu of one of the trekking days:
1) First dish: cereal porridge (semolina, oats, rice).
2) Second dish: cooked eggs with sausages, omelette, pancakes, thick pancakes, toasted bread, etc.
3) Buffet table: cheese, sausage, assorted bread, butter, ketchup, marmalade, chocolate paste, sweets, cookies, wafers, dried cream, honey, sugar, halavah.
4) Drinks: selection of hot drinks, such as tea (black and green), coffee.
Buffet lunch: dried fruits, chocolate bar (1 chocolate bar for each participant in a day), variety of boiled cereals, mashed potatoes, sausages, canned fish, cheese, sausage, mixed salad (cucumbers and tomatoes), stewed fruit, cola, mineral and table water, fruits (apples) etc.
1) First course - salads;
2) Second course - soup (European or local cuisine).
3) Third course - various dishes of European cuisine with assorted garnish, as well as a choice of local dishes
4) Buffet table: dried fruits, cola, wafers;
5) Drinks: selection of hot drinks, such as tea (black and green), coffee.
6) Dessert: watermelon, melon, fruits.
Tourists should arrive to Dushanbe - the starting point of the tour on the date the tour begins. All expenses connected with early arrival or late departure on completion of the tour should be covered by tourists themselves. In this case our company can arrange transfers to and from the airport as well as book the hotel.
ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 1. Arrival in Dushanbe. Overnight in the hotel.
We shall begin our trekking the Pamir Mountains in Dushanbe, the colourful capital of Tajikistan.
Day 2. Drive to mountain camp ‘Artuch’. Overnight in stationary mountaineers’ base camp ‘Artuch’ (2200m).
Day 3. Start of active part of a trekking program. Ascend to Kulikalon lakes.
Day 4. Trek over Alauddin Pass (GPS: 3757m, N39º14’57.0”, E 068º13’40.0”) to Alauddin Lakes. Accommodation in Camp 2 on a glade behind the largest of Alauddin Lakes (GPS: 2786m, N39º14’09.7”, E 068º15’14.6”).
Day 5. Ascend to Mutnoje Lakes. Accommodation in Camp 3 on the shore of the lake (GPS: 3490m, N39º11’27.7”, E 068º13’53.0”).
Day 6. Ascend to “Camp 4500m” under Chimtarga Pass. Accommodation in Camp 4 (GPS: 4454m, N39º11’19.6”, E 068º12’18.7”).
Day 7. Trek over Chimtarga Pass (4780m) and further descend to the Chimtarga river valley. Trek over the Bolshoje Allo lake. Camp 5.
Day 8. Day’s rest on the Bolshoje Allo lake. Walk to the Verhneje Allo lake. Return to Camp 5 (5km; 4h).
Day 9. Descend along the Zindon river valley to the valley of Amshut river. Transfer to village of Zimtut.
We introduce ourselves to simple life of Tadjik shepherds, taste their traditional "airan" (kind of yogurt), "round bread" and aroma tea.
Day 10. Transfer village Zimtut - Dushanbe (290km, 8h). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11. Dushanbe. Departure.
Please, do not get upset, Pamir region has many other interesting places, which are not familiar to you yet. In any case, if you wish, you can always visit the Fann mountains again, and they will greet you warmly and friendly, as at the very first time!
No visa is required to enter Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for nationals of Russia and some of the CIS countries, however, foreign nationals are required to have a valid foreign passport.
Citizens of the most European and far abroad countries need visas to enter Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The details on Uzbek and Tajik visa, rules of entry and stay on the territory of these countries you can find here.
To enter the territory of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan the foreign national must have a foreign passport valid for not less than 6 months following the termination date of the tour.
It is also important that before their trip foreign nationals arrange travel medical insurance with coverage of up to $10,000-15,000.
Please note that in order to formalize necessary papers (registration in a local foreign visits registration police department transliterated from Russian as OVVIG; also called OVIR) you should provide us with photocopy of your passport not later than 30 days prior to your arrival.
In case you can’t find the answer to your question on our site, please call our tour operators team for assistance.
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