Alaudin Ring

 

Dushanbe or Khudjand – Alaudin Lakes – Alaudin Pass – Kulikalon Lakes – Laudan Pass – Alaudin Lakes – Iskanderkul lake – Khudjand or Dushanbe (7 days)

 

Day 1

Drive to the Alaudin Lakes. 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.

Tent camp

Day 2

Acclimatization. Radial hiking around the lakes, under the Mutnoye Lake (3400m) and the highest peak of Fan mountain - Chimtarga (5489m). Crossing is not difficult and will take about 3 hrs. On the way can be seen not big, but very beautiful Piala Lake with pure water. Overnight.

Tent camp

Day 3

In the morning, the tourists through the Alaudin Pass (3850m) will go to the Kulikalon Lake. The path is not difficult. The way will take 6 hrs. The beautiful panorama of neighboring peaks and Alaudin Lakes are opening to the view from the pass. Overnight.

Tent camp

Day 4

Recreation. Excursion around the Lakes. Overnight.

Tent camp

Day 5

In the morning the tourists are leaving the Kulikalon Lakes and through the Laudan Pass (3623m.) returning back to the Alaudin Lakes. Overnight.

Tent camp

Day 6

Drive to the Iskanderkul Lake (2195m). Excursion to the waterfall (45m) and Snake Lake. Overnight.

Bungalow

Day 7

Drive to the city. Overnight.

Hotel

 

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

 

Kuli Kalon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Kulikalon (big Lake) is situated at an altitude of 2,800m, and is the

second largest lake (after Iskandarkul) in this area. The lake actually consists

of two lakes: Bolshoi (large) Kulikalon and Maly (smaller) Kulikalon, which are

connected by a channel. The northern shore of the lake is indented with large

and small creeks separated by capes and crevices. The lake shores are

wooded. The water from Maly Kulikalon goes underground and emerges

again 600m below as the Urech River. The water at the southern end of

Bolshoi Lake is noticeably cooler than at the northern end where it is possible

to swim. Its colour also changes near the shores. It looks as if the black bodies

of dead animals lie motionless in the bluish-green water. There are marinka

(Schizothorax) fish in the lake.Kulikalon means 'Big Lake' in Tajik

 

 

Iskandar 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 beginning of May till the end of October

 

Note:

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

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