Hiking in Fan Mountains

Meet in the airport and transfer to hotel.


Sightseeing the Dushanbe city: Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in Tajik (Persian language), and the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplace. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Varzob and Kofarnihon.

Tajikistan United Museum – includes the exhibits on history, natural history and art. 

Museum of ethnography – professional showcase of 20th centure Tajik art. The collection includes pottery, carpets, cloaks, embroidery, jeweler, musical instruments, woodwork and more.  Sleeping Budda.
Monument Somoni and park Rudaki 

Lunch in local restoran.  

Hissar fortress 30km outside of city – the remains of an 18th century fortress, occupied until 1924 is located in 30 km west of Dushanbe. Beside the fortress are two plain madrassahs, one dating from the 18th century and the other 19th, and beyond them is the mausoleum of 16th century (25km).

Drive to Dushanbe.

Dinner at national chayhana Rohat

Overnight in hotel


Drive to Alauddin lake  (2700m). 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.


Walking and resting near the lake. Dinner and overnight in the tent.


Radial trekking to Mutniy lake, panorama Gimtarga mountain (5489m), Energy (5120m). 

Mutnye lake is a good base camp from which to attempt these cliffs. there is no vegetation in the lakes area; all that exists is rubble.


Come back to Alouddin lake.  Dinner and overnight in the tent. 


Trekkiing via pass Alouddin (3700m) to Kuli Kalon lake, Dushoha and Bibijanat lake (2950m). 
Picnic in the way.

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.

Resting near the lake .  Dinner and overnight in tent 


Trekking via Chukurak pass to Chukurak lake. Resting and walking.

Overnight in tent. 


Trekking via Zurmich pass to Gazza village.  Gazza one of the remote villages, arounded by Hamid and Obshor mountains, population about 300 people. Gazza is located in the Fan mountains. Walking and meet local people in the village, exploring how the tajik people lives in the mountains area. Taking shower.  

Dinner and overnight in the local guest house.


Spend a full day exploring. Hike in the mountains.  Rising hike to Murgobi lake (4 km, 1.5 hours). Resting and walking near the lake, continue hiking to Soya lake, and then to Shano camping place. Lunch.

Hiking to amazing Obi Safed lake about 3km, 1 hours hike. Evening back to Gazza village.

Dinner and overnight in the local guest house.


Drive to Penjikent.

The city of Penjikent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd. It was even named "Central Asian Pompeii".
Sightseeing the city. 

Museum of Rudaki – As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry. 

Ancient Penjikent - ruines of old Sogdian town founded in 5th century and abandoned in th 8th century by arabs. Foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins.

Sarazm settlement – 5500 years 

Dinner in the national chayhana Sayohat.

Overnight in the hotel. 


Drive to Marguzor lake 70km. 

Marguzol lakes:  Seven beautiful lake. The first lakes name’s Mizhgon (eyelash) - Multi-coloured, one of the most beautiful Marguzor lakes. The Soya (shade) second lake and third lakes Husher (vigilance) at height 1700м. The fourth lakes  name’s Nofin  length 3,5км, depth 70m. The fifth lakes Hurdak. The sixth lakes Marguzor - length of lake 5км, depth of 80 metres, height on a sea level 2139м. Seventh Lake-Hazorchashma (one thousand sources) at height 2400м, length 4,5км and depth 85м.  

Picnic near the lake

Drive back to Penjekent city. 

Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast. Drive to Dushanbe. 

Transfer to the airport.

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