Trekking heart of the Fann mountains

The Fann mountains – most beautiful part of the Pamir-Alai mountain system in Central Asia. Fann mountains are considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, tourists from all over the world regularly hike around these mountains. Stable warm weather and convenient transport accessibility make these mountains attractive for climbers and extreme sports enthusiasts. A hike through the beautiful Fann mountains will leave a lot of new impressions: amazing and unique natural attractions that can hardly be seen anywhere else are collected here.

  •   11 august/12 september
  •  12 – 15 pax
  •  9 days
  •  Fann mountains
  •  USD 880

    Day 1. Arrival to Mountain Camp Artuch

    Arrival to the Camp Artuch. (Those who wish can order a transfer from the point of arrival to the Alpine camp) The tourist base camp “Artuch”, located at an altitude of 2200 m, high in the heart of the Fann Mountains Accommodation in the camp cotagges Dinner in the camp cafe. Overnight in cottages.

    Distance 130 km;


    Day 2. Artuch 2200m. – Kulikalon Lakes – Bibidzhanat Lake 2800m.

    The beginning of the active part of the hike. Ascent along a good path to the Kulikalon lakes. The first days our backpacks will carry donkeys, this will facilitate our acclimatization and reduce the load. Our route begins with an ascent along the waterfall and the Khodzharovat and Ruzirovat mountains. On the way up, during the day, there is an opportunity to admire the wonderful panorama of the majestic Kulikalon wall and the surrounding peaks over 4000m (Adamtash, Mirali, Rudaki, etc.). On the way – inspection of the Kulikalon Lakes (14 lakes in total) with the purest emerald-blue water. The lake inhabit with cold water  fish Marinka. The trail goes through a picturesque juniper forest. After lunch, a walk along the lakes of the Kulikalon depression. We will set up a camp on the shore of Lake Bibidzhanat and stay for the first night. Overnight in a tent.

    Distance 10 km; 5:00; + 700m.

    Day 3. Alaudin Pass 3860m. (1A) – Alauddin Lakes 2800m.

    Today we will have a very early ascent, ahead we will have an ascent to the Alaudin pass of category 1A. Ascent to the Alauddin pass (3860 m) and descent to the Alauddin lakes (7km; 6h; + 960m; -1060m). During the long ascent, the panorama of the wall and the view of the Kulikalon lakes and the Dushaha lakes (the Eyes of Mary) are pleasing to the eye. On the saddle there is an impressive view of the Chapdara peak (5197m) and the Chapdara river valley. Far below, the bowls of the Alauddin Lakes are clearly visible, amazing in their water color from light blue to juicy ultramarine. Camp on the shore of the Chapdara lakes (2800 m). Overnight in a tent.

    Distance 10 km; 1000 m

    Day 4. Alauddin Lakes 2800m.

    Today we will spend the day on the Alauddin Lakes enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of this corner of the Fann Mountains. Day for photos, visits to tea-house, short hikes to the local village. Camp on the lake shore (2800 m). Night in a tent.

    Distance 6/7 km; 150 m

    Day 5. Alauddin Lakes 2800m. – Muddy (Mutnye) lakes 3490m.

    Morning. After breakfast we continue our route to Mutnye lakes. During the day, there is a beautiful panorama of Kaznok, Zamok (5070 m), Energia (5105 m) and Chimtarga (5489 m) peaks. The harsh nature of the alpine zone of mountains, hanging glaciers and steep moraine ramparts. On the way, there are rare birches and a small lake, nicknamed for its round shape – Lake Piala, those who wish can swim on the lakes, giant steps of a retreating glacier, polished rocks. Eagles can be seen circling high in the sky. After arrival to the Muddy lakes we say goodbye to the mule drivers –  those who wish can carry backpacks on themselves or give them to the porters. The entire passage will take us no more than three to four hours, so we will spend the entire afternoon resting. The splendor of the landscape and the absence of vegetation create a mesmerizing picture. Overnight in a tent.

    Distance: 7 km, set +800 m.

    Day 6. Muddy (Mutnye) lakes 3490m. – under Chimtarga pass 4500m.

    Today, a long climb from Mutnye Lakes to the saddle needs to be gained about 1200 m. Today we will only climb to the pass, gradually passing through acclimatization and gaining altitude. The trail first passes along the talus, then turns onto the glacier descending from the top of Energia peak, and takes us to a rather steep talus slope, after passing which we will find ourselves in a cozy pass place. We will immediately rest and have a snack. Then we will continue the route to the third place of the tent camp under the Chimtarga pass 4450m. and have dinner with an inimitable view of the peaks of Chimtarga, Energia and the saddle of the pass and the peaks of the giant mountains are perfectly visible. We will have the highest overnight stay on the hike. Overnight in a tent.

    Distance: 6 km, +1200 m

    Day 7. Chimtarga pass 4750m. – Big Alo lake 3140m.

    In the morning we make a dash – and now we have reached the saddle of the Chimtarga pass. Here, from a height of 4750 m, a wonderful panorama opens from the transcendental peaks of the Malaya (Small) and Big Hansa. We have a long way down to the valley of the Right Zindon River to Lake Bolshoye Allo (Big Allo). The trail runs along the slopes, covered with small stones. It is difficult to move in places, but we will overcome it. After the final crossing over a large stone blockage, we go out to the intersection of the valleys, where the cherished lake is hidden. In 1912, a powerful earthquake shook the mountains, causing the southern slope of the West Fann mountains to be instantly shattered to pieces. The river stopped, and the mountains witnessed the birth of a new “mountain eye” – Big Alo lake. It has a bean-like shape, filled with ice water of an unusually rich blue color. Among the thirty Fann lakes, Big Alo is considered the most majestic and beautiful. Overnight in a tent.

    Distance: 12 km; + 650 m, -1600 m.

    Day 8. Big Alo lake 3140 – Small Allo 2340m. – Gazza village – Alpine camp Artuch

    Today we are waiting for the longest crossing and the final part of our route. The trail leads us along a steep gorge, past the small lake Maloe Allo. Lunch by the lake enjoying the coolness and tranquility of the lake. With every hundred meters, going down to the Gazza village, the air temperature will become warmer. We meet with our driver. Next, we go by car to Artuch Alpine Camp. A wonderful farewell evening and a sauna await us.

    Distance 19 km, -1500 m

    Day 9. Camp Artuch – Panjakent (Jartepa border)

    Breakfast. In the morning, those who wish can be transfered to the city of Penjikent or in the direction of the checkpoint with Samarkand by cars of the alpine camp. (On request, members of the group can order a transfer from the border to Samarkand)

    * Accommodation (DBL)in Artuch cottages and tents. * Guide, Mountain Guide
    * Meals: Full board, 3 times per day * All entrance fees and ecology fees
    * Transfers * Tents & sleeping bags
    * Donkeys * Sauna
     * Porters
    Excludes :  
    * Alcoholic drinks * All personal expanses


    Money exchange:

    The money exchange can be replicated upon arrival at local banks.


    Boots – It is advisable to have quality leather rubberized trekking boots.


    Pants – You need to have sturdy pants for everyday wear.

    Synthetic T-shirts – 2-3 pieces.

    Thermal underwear set.

    Fleece jacket.

    The membrane jacket.

    Socks – 5 pairs maximum.


    Sun protection headdress.

    Personal equipment:

    Sleeping bag – with a comfort temperature of – 20.


    Backpack (70-80 liters).


    Trekking poles.

    A headlamp with a good battery.

    UV protection sunglasses.

    High protection sun cream (minimum spf 30).

    Personal first aid kit.

    Spoon, mug, bowl, knife (light).

    Hygiene kit.