The Fann Mountains of The Great Pamir is the popular and well-known place tourists and mountaineers, used since 1960th up to present days. As it was the place for organization of International Mountaineering Festivals and Competition. It is the name of a mountain massif which forms part of the Pamir-Alay and is situated in the very heart of Central Asia, which is 200 km east of Samarkand. This area is rich in mountain lakes and lofty peaks and has more than ten peaks with a height of over 5000 ms.
The banks of the numerous crystal-clear lakes are overgrown with forests of relic archas-tree which can be found only here. The trunks of the ancient archa-tree, wound into a spiral by the severe winter winds, produce an unforgettable impression by their fancy forms. Birch trees, poplars, mountain blue bal berry, wild cherry trees and many medicinal herbs grow in the valleys. Due to it's fine climate, this area is very attractive for trekkers, hikers, climbers, lovers of outings on horseback. Rains, cloudy skies, or strong winds are rather here. The time from June to October is the most favorable for travels.
As well as bright color of rivers and rocks, mysterious and beautiful Iskan-derkul lake, Yagnob river, which went through cyclone rocky obstruction mar-velous and pointed peaks: Chimtarga 5489 m, Ganza 5330 m,Chapdara 5200 m.
Warm and stable weather, hospitability of local people, who has preserved who has preserved ancient tradition and way of life, all this no doubt makes Fann mountains popular among trekkers in Central Asia.
Tajiks populating the area with their languages, customs and aspirations, which most foreigners have no idea of, and with it's mode of life that is tightly knit with the rules of Islam and is hardly comprehensible for them, live in an original world of their own, contacts with them stuns travelers and, like local nature, are an unforgettable experience.
The Alpinism-Tourism center "Artouch" situated in the very heart of Fann mountains, in the picturesque surroundings of Kuli-Kalon lakes, which are famous for having major ideal peaks for mountaineering.
Trekking in Fann Mountains is an unforgettable experience!
Day 1 Meet on the hotel Samarkand and drive to Uzbek/Tajik border, transfer to Penjikent, Sightseeing in old Sogdian town, museum and then lunch after lunch transfer to Fann mountain base camp “Artouch”, dinner, overnight
Day 2 After breakfast beginning trekking to Kuli-Kalon lakes, Sightseeing around this place, overnight in tents.
Day 3 After breakfast trekking to Aloudin lake through Aloudin pass, after lunch on short time Sightseeing around the lake. Overnight on the bank of lake.
Day 4 Full day Sightseeing a rounding Aloudin lakes and places. Back to base. Tent.
Day 5 After breakfast trekking through pass Loudan (3300m.) to Kuli-Kalon lakes, lunch and after lunch trekking through Chukurak pass and lake and then descent to base camp Artouch, overnight in base camp Artouch. Rest, sauna and shower.
Day 6 After breakfast transfer to Penjikent, lunch and then transfer to Samarkand.
Day 7 Samarkand to Tashkent
Day 8 fly home