Fann Mountains Trekking with Yagnob Valley

Kulikalon Lake

Alauddin Lake

Marghib village

Yagnob Valley

15 Days Trekking in Fann Mountains with Yagnob Valley

Date: 18 July – 01 Aug 2020

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Make a date with the Fann Mountains in year 2020! This trekking trip include all highlights of Fann mountains designed for trekkers of all levels of ability, some of whom want a serious challenge. The most challenging and fascinating targets are Chimtarga mountains pass (4750m), giving an incredible high-altitude experience without the need for specialist climbing skills and Big Alo lakes visit which to most is considered as one of the most beautiful lake in Fann mountains.

Destination: Tajikistan
Duration: 15 days
Season mid June – mid September
Trekking Days: 09
Level of difficulty: This tour is recommended for people with hiking and climbing experience (hiking time approximately 5-6 hours per day).
Conditions: It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag (possible to rent), warm clothes and trekking boots.

Day 1: Arrive Dushanbe O/N Choice of Hotel
Day 2: Drive Dushanbe – Iskanderkul (135km, 3hrs) – Saratog village (12km, 40mins) O/N Guesthouse
Day 3: Drive Saratog village – Artuch village (Alt 1800m; 4 hrs) O/N Guesthouse
Day 4: Trek Kulikalon Lake (2800m; 5-6 hrs, 15 km, +1050m) O/N Tent
Day 5: Kulikalon Lake Acclimatization (2800m). O/N Tent
Day 6: Trek Alauddin Lake (2770m; 6-8 hrs, > 10 km, +960 m, -1150m) O/N Tent
Day 7: Trek Mutnoe Lake (3520m; 4hrs, 5km, +750-780m) O/N Tent
Day 8: Trek Chimtarga (4560 m, 6hrs, 3km, +980m) O/N Tent
Day 9: Trek Big Alo (3100m, 6-7 hours, 10 km, +300m, – 1620m) O/N Tent
Day 10: Trek Archmaydan (1780m, 10km, -1350m) O/N Tent
Day 11: Drive Margheb (75km). O/N Guesthouse
Day 12: Pskan (Yagnob valley) (Drive & trek 3km). O/N Homestay
Day 13: Drive to Dushanbe. O/N Choice of Hotel
Day 14: Free & Easy Dushanbe. O/N Choice of Hotel
Day 15: Departure

15 Days Trekking  in Fann Mountains with Yagnob Valley

Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival Dushanbe O/N Choice of Hotel
Early morning arrival Dushanbe Airport 03.40am by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. Meet guide in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Breakfast and rest at the hotel before city tour which includes the National Museum and the impressive Hissor Fortress, as well as more modern sites such as Rudaki Park (with its colourful monuments) and the Navruz Hall.

Day 2: Drive Dushanbe – Iskanderkul (135km, 3hrs) – Saratog village (12km, 40mins). O/N Guesthouse
After breakfast, transfer to Iskanderkul with lunch stop in Sarvoda. Enjoy the views of Iskanderkul Lake and visit the local Niagara waterfall before arrive at Saratog village for overnight.

Day 3: Drive Saratog village – Artuch village (Alt 1800m, about 4 hours) O/N Guesthouse
After breakfast continue journey to Artuch through Anzob pass. Lunch on the way and stop at the Rudaki Mausoleum, On arrival to Artuch you will have some time to explore the village and get familiar with country side lifestyle.

Day 4: Trekking Kulikalon Lake [2850m] (5-6 hours, 15 km, +1050m) O/N Tent
After breakfast, meet the donkeys who will be assigned to carry the luggage. After short instruction by your guide, we start the trek to the shore of Kulikalon Lake for overnight.

Day 5: Kulikalon Acclimatization [2800m] O/N Tent
Today we are acclimatizing to the high altitude and walk around the area. Explore the lakes such as Lesnoe, Bibijanat, Dushoha lakes and maybe swim in some of them. Overnight in Kulikalon area.

Day 6: Trekking Alauddin Lake [2770m] (about 6-8 hrs, > 10 km, +960 m, -1150m) O/N Tent
In the morning, we start ascend to Alaudin Pass (3860 m) for about 6 hours. The beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes will be seen from the top of pass. Then descend to a campsite by the Alaudin Lake.

Day 7: Trekking Mutnoe Lake [3520m] (4hrs, 5km, +750-780m) O/N Tent
After breakfast, we slowly start ascend to the Mutnoe Lake. On the way, we enjoy the view to the peaks and small but very beautiful lake – Piala where we stop for lunch. Porter with donkeys will unload our luggage in Mutnoe Lake.

Day 8: Trekking Chimtarga [4560m] (6 hours, 3km, +980m) O/N Tent
The first challenging day starts early in the morning. As donkeys cannot go with us further this route, we will be hiring porters. We start moving towards Chitarga Pass (4750m) along glacier and set our camp before the top of the pass at an altitude 4560 m,

Day 9: Trekking Big Alo [3100m] (6-7 hours, 10 km, +300m, – 1620m) O/N Tent
Early in the morning we start trekking to the Chimtarga Pass (4750 m) and then continue to the right Zindon Gorge. We set our campsite at 3100m at the shore of the Big Alo lake perhaps the most beautiful lake in Fann mountains.

Day 10: Trekking Archmaydan [1780m] (10km; -1350m) O/N Tent
Early in the morning we continue descend in the Zindon Gorge along the Amshut river passing by small Alo lake (2340m). Overnight in Archmaydan river valley.

Day 11: Margheb (Drive – 75km) O/N Guesthouse
Early in the morning drive to the Marghib village which is surrounded by jagged peaks, with the giant Zamin-Karor rock wall looming over it from behind.

Day 12: Pskan (Yagnob Valley) (Drive + Trek 3km) O/N Homestay
After breakfast, drive to the first Yagnob village – Bedev from where you will trek towards Pskan (3km). On the way to Pskan you explore other Yagnobi villages.

Day 13: Dushanbe (Drive) O/N Choice of Hotel
After breakfast drive to Dushanbe with stop for lunch in Varzob or Sarvoda. Check in hotel and rest. In the evening you will either have a dinner at hotel or go out for the farewell dinner at Tajk restaurant with live music and dance show.

DDay 14 • Dushanbe (Free Day) O/N Choice of Hotel
You can relax at hotel or explore the city yourself.

Day 15 • Depart Dushanbe Airport
Airport transfer by hotel for flight to Istanbul at 5.10am.

15 Days Trekking in Fann Mountains with Yagnob Valley

LAND Cost per person in SGD  (Tour Code: CA-FMYV-15)

Pax6-78-910 & aboveSGL
Atlas 4* Hotel283825682518+470
Atlas B&B271824582418+440
Rohat Hotel 3*264823982348+370
Hello Dushanbe Hostel258823382288+310

Price is subject to changes without prior notice.
Flight cost from S$ 1500 including taxes

Accommodation:
Dushanbe : Choice of Hotel as above  for 3 nights (twin share)
Saratog village, Artuch village, Marghib village : Guesthouse 3 nights
Pskan (Yagnob valley) : Homestay 1 night
During trekking : Tent 7 nights

Single supplement: Single supplement is not possible in Yagnob and not guranteed in Artuch and Saratog.

Price includes:

    • Transport (4WD Van)
    • Accommodation as noted in the itinerary
    • Early check in at hotel in first day
    • English speaking guide
    • Donkey handlers and donkeys
    • Cook during the trek
    • Porters starting from day 8.
    • Full board meal (Day 1 Breakfast till Day 14 Breakfast)
    • One bottled water per day (till Mutnoe lake)
    • Entry fees in all attractions
    • Eco tax
    • Airport pick up/drop off

Price excludes:

    • International/local Flights
    • Visa fee
    • Alcoholic beverage
    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities to the staff
    • Personal gears such as sleeping bags (Rental USD 8 per night) and warm gears
Visa Regulation

Citizens of Singapore will NEED a tourist visa to enter Tajikistan up to 45 days.
Application can be on arrival at Dushanbe Airport (USD 40) or via E-Visa (USD 50).

Getting There

Recommended flight & Cost
Turkish Airways – about S$ 2900 via Istanbul (Dep SIN 17 Juy Arr DYU 18 Jul, Ret 31 Jul or 01 Aug — arr SIN 01 Aug or 02 Aug)
Emirates – about S$ 2700 via Dubai (Dep SIN 17 Jul Arr DYU 18 Jul, Ret 01 Aug — arr SIN 02 Aug)
China Southern via GUanzhou-Urumqi (2 stops) – about S$ 1500 (Dep SIN 14 Jul Arr DYU 15 Jul; Ret 02 Aug — arr SIN 03 Aug)

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