Title of tour: Heart of the Fann Mountains
Days / Nights: 6 days, 5 nights
Overnights: Dushanbe, Iskanderkul Lake
Day 1: Dushabe – Hissor – Dushanbe
You will meet our driver at the Dushanbe International Airport. We will drive to the Iskanderkul Lake. The name of the mountain Lake Iskanderkul comes from the name of Alexander the great, who in Tajikistan and the countries of Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan (in the East) is called Iskandari Zulkarnain (Iskander two-horned). The word "Kul" (from the Tajik language – kӯl) means "lake", so the name "Iskandarkul " or" Iskanderkul " comes from these two separate words Ikandar+Kul. The validity of this definition is historical; when Alexander the great, having conquered a community in Central Asia, he passed through this mountain lake and stayed there for a time, then from Central Asia to India. The lake is located at an altitude of 2195 meters above sea level, in the spurs of the Kuhiston mountain junction, between the Western ends of the Hissar and Zerafshan ranges. The total area of the water surface of the lake is 3.4 km2, the depth of the lake reaches 72 meters. In addition we will visit monuments of “Madrasa I Kuhna” (new school of 16th-17th centuries), mosque; the mausoleum of “Mahdumi Azam” (16th century) and return to Dushanbe where you will have a lunch and spend the night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Dushanbe – Ramit – Dushanbe
Today you will be impressed by gorgeous of the state natural reserve "Ramit" organized by the Government of the Tajik SSR in 1959. 45 km North-East of Dushanbe, the Ramit gorge originates, with numerous recreation areas in its lower part, hot springs, protected forests and beautiful mountain rivers. The reserve is famous for its forests. The mountain slopes are covered with birch, poplar, willow, maple, jigdo (Loh), mulberry.There are more than 100 species of birds in the reserve. Climbing the steep slopes to the upper belt of mountains, you can see among the rocks one of the most remarkable birds of the gorge-the bearded eagle with a characteristic wedge-shaped tail and resembling a tuft of feathers or bristles under the beak. Spreading its huge wings, it soars at a low altitude, as if skirting the contours of mountain peaks and looking for prey. The Ramit gorge is still a white spot on the tourist map of Tajikistan, but its potential is very rich and interesting, especially for organizing mountain Hiking. The government of Tajikistan has declared the gorge a recreation and tourism area for the development of travel in these fertile and picturesque places.
Day 3: Dushanbe – Iskanderkul Lake
Our route for today is Iskanderkul Lake which is located in Fann Mountains. This lake is considered to be one of the stunning in Central Asia. On the way we will drive through Anzob pass with beautiful panorama view. As soon as we will arrive, you may walk along the beach. Moreover, we will hike about 40 minutes to see the waterfall. It is important to mention that Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources. The is in a guest home.
Day 4: Iskanderkul Lake
Our destination is hiking at this Fann Mountains. The Fann Mountains may quite possibly be the best trekking destination you’ve probably never heard of. In Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains you’ll find yourself surrounded by sky-scraping jagged mountains, crystal clear lakes of azure, and the warm heart & legendary hospitality of the local people. Although- This is a remote stretch of Earth where you could go days without seeing another soul and that’s as much of its charm as is the stark sceneries. Accommodation is in a home stay.
Day 5: Iskanderkul – Dushanbe
In the morning we will come back to the capital through Anzob pass and Isticlol tunnel. There will be breaks where you will be able to make photos. The second part of the day is dedicated to guided city tour. We will visit Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. Then we will have a walk to the National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world – 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. Afterwards there will be organized a lunch and we will go to the Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. The night is in aa hotel.
Day 6: Airport
In the morning is transfer to the international airport of Dushanbe.
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax – 765 $
04 pax – 485 $
06 pax – 505 $
08 pax – 425 $
10 pax – 450 $
Single – 80 $
Half board – 75 $
Full board – 150 $
English speaking guide – 510 $ per group
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
Iskanderkul Lake – Homestay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide