Hiking Marg-Kul lake-Alauddin lake

 

Dushanbe or Khudjand - Marguzar Lakes – Tavasang Pass – Sarimat river – mountaineering camp Artuch, - Kulikalon Lakes – Alaudin Pass – Alaudin Lakes-Khudjand or Dushanbe (9 days)

 

Day 1

Drive to Marguzor Lakes till the Tiogli village (6th Lake Marguzor 2138m). Overnight

Homestay or Tent camp

Day 2

Crossing through the Tavasang Pass (3300m) to the gorge of Sarimat river. Overnight.

Tent camp

Day 3

Vivid passage down along the Sarimat river till the Zimtut village. Overnight

Tent camp or Homestay

Day 4

From Zimtut village slight crossing through the Guitan Pass (2600m) till the mountaineering camp Artuch (2200m). Overnight

Tent camp or cottages

Day 5

Crossing till the Kulikalon Lakes (2800m). Overnight on the bank of one of the lakes.

Tent camp

Day 6

Crossing through the Alaudin Pass (3850m) to the Alaudin Lakes (2700m). Overnight.

Cottage or camp

Day 7

Recreation, radial hiking around the Alaudin Lakes or to the Mutnoe Lake (3540m) under the highest peak of Fan mountains - Chimtarga (5489m).

Cottage or camp

Day 8

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

Bungalow

Day 9

Drive to the city. Overnight

Hotel

  

List of Highlights

 

Marguzor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marguzor Lake, the largest lake of the "Seven Beauties", is 4.5km

in length, 45m in depth, and its water is a fine shade of blue. The

lake sits at 2,200m above sea level. Near the lake you can see

primitive people's drawings on limestone blocks. There are also

the remains of an ancient mine where it is easy to gather rare and

unusually-coloured stones.

 

Kulikalon Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Alaudin Lakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alauddin Lakes are a group of reservoirs upstream in the

Pasrud valley. All the lakes are situated on the steps of ancient

and modern moraines. Pure, clear water pours from one step into

another and the level of water in the lake remains constant. There

are no fish in the lakes. Only the most experienced and

adventurous will bathe in the water for any length of time since it

is very cold.

 

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.

 

        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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