Alauddin Lake-Kaznok Pass-Iskanderkul Lake

 

Dushanbe or Khudjand – Alaudin Lakes – Kaznok Pass –Iskanderkul Lake – Khudjand or Dushanbe (7 days)

Day 1

Drive to the Alaudin Lakes. The road is very picturesque, passes through the Anzob Pass (3373m) (tunnel) and takes (with a lunch-stop) about 6-8 hrs. The camp is being set up on the shore of the Big Alaudin Lake (2700m).

Tent camp

Day 2

Acclimatization. Excursion around the lakes

Tent camp

Day 3

After the lunch, the tourists cross to the Mutnoye Lake (3400 m). Crossing is not difficult and will take about 3 hrs. Not big but very beautiful lake Piala with pure water will be seen on the way. Overnight

Tent camp

Day 4

Early in the morning, tourists will start crossing through the Kaznok Pass (4020m). The route mainly passes over the snow. The flight before the pass is rather steep. After the lowering to the Kaznok river the camp is being set up

Tent camp

Day 5

Slight crossing over the opportune path till the Anzak glade. The way goes along the Arg river and is very picturesque. Overnight

Tent camp

Day 6

Plain crossing till the Iskanderkul Lake (Lake Alexander) (2195m) along the good path and partially along the road. The cottages are waiting for the tourist in the “Iskanderkul” camping site.

Bungalow

Day 7

Recreation. Excursion to the waterfall (altitude 45 m) and Snake Lake. After the lunch drive to Dushanbe (approx. 3-3.5 hrs).

Hotel/ apartment

 

List of Highlights 

  

Alautdin Lakes

A group of Alaudin lakes, consist of three moraine lakes,

with incredible color blue. In a short period of time the lake

changes its color from transparent turquoise to dark

ultramarine. Alaudin lakes - the most beautiful lakes of the

basin of the river Pasrud.The way is very picturesque, goes

through the Anzob Pass  (3373m) (tunnel) and takes about

6-8 hrs (with lunch-stop). The camp is being set up in the

bank of Big Alaudin Lake (2700m) or in the territory of

mountaineering camp “Vertikal”. Overnight.

 

Mutnoye lake

 

 

 

Mutnye Lakes is a good base camp from which to attempt  

these  cliffs. There is no vegetation in the lakes area; all that

exists is rubble.

 

 Iskander Kul lake

 

 

 

 To the south of the main range is Lake Iskandarkul - 2.5km

in length, 1km wide, and about 72m deep, at an altitude of

2,255m.

 

 

 

 

Tour details

The Fan Mountains are a popular tourist destination situated in north-west Tajikistan. The Fan Mountains area is convenient for visiting. A paved road from Dushanbe going to the largest Pamir-Alai lake - lake Iskandarkul - leads to this place via the 3,372m Anzob Pass. Another paved road runs from Panjakent. One more road from Khujand runs through Istravshan (formerly Uroteppa) and the 3,351m Shahriston Pass. The Fan Mountains area road system includes both paved and unpaved roads.

 

The area is ideal for organizing hiking tours lasting several days. Going from one valley to another, from one beautiful lake to another no less stunning, via numerous rocky outcrops with occasional hanging glaciers, tourists can't help but recognize the fantastic environment through which they are         travelling.
Among the most beautiful and interesting peaks (from a mountaineer's point of view) are Chapdara (5,050m), Bodkhona (5,138m), Zamok (5,070m), Maria (4,970m), Mirali (5,120m), and Zindon (4,800m). Both the good and the ordinary routes on the south and west sides of Chimtarga (5,487m), the highest peak of Fan Mountains, lead to its top.
Besides the high peaks and narrow valleys with their noisy streams, which are typical for the Fan Mountains, there are also about 30 clear lakes of a variety of colours.

 

The daily walking time amounted to 4 to 7 hours of actual walking time. For the hiking days you need a day pack in which you carry the essentials for a day (wind jacket, sweater, water bottle, camera, etc.) themselves. In preparation for this tour we recommend hiking and cross-country runs. Please consult your doctor before start / your doctor and check can be cardiovascular. 

In Tajikistan, we are all-terrain vehicles on the road. In the cities you stay in hotels under its common in middle-class or best private hotels and family pensions with convenient features for us. Please compare the comfort and sanitation districts not with Western European standards. Along the way you will find some places simple conditions. Therefore, understanding and a willingness to adapt and to sacrifice comfort of all participants / interior are expected. Technically simple tent trekking, beautiful mix of active adventures and cultural highlights.

 

Climate

Tajikistan is in the dry subtropical zone. This is an extreme continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. The temperatures reached in the summer months, up to 45 ° C. Between the lower and the higher regions of the country, there are large differences in temperature. The annual rainfall is relatively low so that steppe vegetation dominates

 

Equipment

For this trip, you will require lightweight, breathable and warm clothing for the cool evenings and days of hiking and a sleeping bag, which should be proof to minus 5 ° C. For the walks, the usual hiking clothes recommends (including a windproof jacket, also surrounds the ankle, solid trekking shoes with good grip) and a backpack for packing the essentials for every day of hiking. Touring poles can when walking, especially with steep ascents and descents, can be very helpful.

 

Dates and number of participants

Duration 7 days

Number of participants 2-10

Best season: from the end of May till the begining of October

 

Note:

Tour details can be changed according to your wishes. For more information please contact us: