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Trek in the Fans - Based on IMTC

Trekking in the Fann Mountains

 

One of the optimal variant

Based on our own IMTC "Vertical-Alaudin"

scheme of the region of trek. Have a look at more pictures in our Gallery.

 

DAYS

PROGRAM "TREK IN THE FANNS-2007" (BASED ON IMTC "VERTICAL-ALAUDIN")

 

 

0

Departure home for Tashkent

1

Tashkent arrival according to international flights schedule

Meeting with local guide and transfer to Samarkand at night appr 5 hours. Not hot, nice rest (short tea break in the national tea house - "choikhona" during travel),

accommodation in the B&B, DBL, BB.

Time for independent exploration of this nice fairy-tales city.

Optional excursions round fairy-tales city Samarkand.

2

After early breakfast start to drive from Samarkand to the mountain International Mountaineer Tourist Center УVertical-AlaudinФ (2700m above sea level, 210 km, 8-12 hs). Do not forget to take bottles with water, as the road and weather are very hot during summer time.

Crossing the border Uzbek-Tajik, border formalities, changing the transport on Tajik side.

Optional excursions in ancient capital of Sogriana state Penjikent (excavations of ancient town 1500 years old, local museum with local guide), optional visit local East bazaar.

Optional lunch and rest in local administrative center in the mountains town Aini.

Last 30 km is the real mountain road, going along the river Pasrud and narrow canyons and green basins.

Welcome dinner is at the Center in our mountain restaurant.

Accommodation is in the cottages (2-4 persons room).

3

FB in our mountain restaurant,

Free day with walking around the Alaudinsky lakes.

Preparation for the trek

Overnight is in the cottages.

4

After breakfast a simple trek to the Mutny lakes (3500m) along the Chapdara river valley (10 km, 4-5 hs). Lunch on the bank of the lake. Making the camp, walking around, dinner in the camp. Overnight is in the tents. Guide, donkeys, assistants.

5

After breakfast, a stroll in the surroundings of the Mutny lakes, an ascent onto a glacier to the panorama point. Those who wish can ascend the Chimtarga or Kaznok passes (4600 and 4000 meters respectively, about 4-6 hs of pleasant walk with stops for rest). Light lunch during walks. A descent by the ravine of the Chapdara river, the rest on the bank of the Big Alaudin lake (those who wish can bathe in the water with a temperature of ten degrees above zero centigrade), and return to the Center. Dinner is at the Center. Overnight is in the cottages.

6

After breakfast at the Center trek to the Koolikalon lakes via Alaudin pass (3800 m) (5-6 hs, 10 km by path). A magnificent view of the 1,5 kilometer Koolikalon wall is opened from the pass. Light lunch during trek. Overnight is in the tents at the bank of one of the lakes. Dinner at the camp. Guide, donkeys, assistants

7

After breakfast a stroll around the Koolikalon lakes. Those who wish can go by the low Zierat pass (3320 meters) to the lakes Zierat and Chukurak, or ascent of the Fluorite pass (2900 m); a visit to the mine in which fluorite was extracted, climbing Mt. Fluorite (3200m) from which a fine view of the entire Koolikalon wall and the Koolikalon basin opens up, and visiting the lakes Dushakha in the upper part of the Koolikalon basin under the Koolikalon wall. Lunch is during the walks. All walks are very simple. Overnight is in the tents. Dinner. Guide, donkeys, assistants.

8

After breakfast return to the Center via the Laudan pass (3630 m) by the path which the ancient local population was connected with outer world (5-6 hs, 10 km). Light lunch is during trek. Dinner at the Center. Overnight is in the cottages. Guide, donkeys, assistants.

NOTE: it is possible to make this trek in the opposite direction: Center-Laudan pass-Koolikalon lakes-Alaudin pass-Center

9

A full day of rest. Walks, taking pictures, full board, farewell fire and shashlik. Overnight is in the cottages. Guide.

10

After breakfast, say "Good bye" our ITMC "Alaudin" and drive to the famous high mountain lake Iskanderkool (named after Alexander the Great). Lunch on the bank of the lake. Visit nice waterfall.

Then say "Good bye" to the Fan mountains and drive to the mountain village Urmitan, the capital of a former feudal domain Falgar, on the bank of Zeravshan river, visiting the local houses, blacksmith, potter, ancient mosque (XI cent.).

Dinner in the native house in national tradition on the floor.

Accommodation is in native house on the floor or in the garden on the ground

11

After breakfast drive to Samarkand. Crossing the border and border formalities, Changing the transport. Arrival in Samarkand  Accommodation in the B&B, DBL, BB. Rest and walks.

12

After breakfast in the hotel or B&B the bus excursion about Samarkand. Visit famous and majestic places of this fairy-tales sity Ц Registan Square with three madrassahs, Mausoleum of Tamerlan Gur-Emir, Complex Shah-i-Zindah, Mosque Bibi-Hanum, sand town Afrosiab. Optional folklore concert in the evening. Rest, farewell dinner with new friends. Evening/night transfer for Tashkent airport

13

Tashkent departure for home according to international flights schedule

 

  

*) - Start point of the tour depends on your plans. It can be from Samarkand (there is direct flight Moscow-Samarkand) or from Khudjand (there is direct flight Moscow-Khudjand) or from Dushanbe

SEASONS:   END OF JUNE - BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER

 

DATES: ACCORDING TO the SCHEDULE OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS OF HY OR LH

Prices are given in EUR per pax.

Package price of the tour "Trekking in the Fanns-06" (Based on IMTC "Vertical-Alaudin")

 

Group of

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

Package in EUR p/p

1173

986

888

817

807

773

749

 

Package price includes:

1. All necessary transportation with assistant

2. Accommodation in B&B in Samarkand (DBL rooms), in the cottages at IMTC "Vertical-Alaudin"

3. Meals as noted in the program (full board in the mountains, breakfast in the city)

4. Trek guide service

5. Necessary number of staff for trek part.

6. Rent of tents, cook equipment

 

Package price does not include:

1. Official local fees:

- Fee for travel in the Fann mountains (below 6000m) - 50 usd per pax

- Ecological fee for travel in the Fann mountains - 1 usd per pax per day

- Registration fee (registration of national passport in the police) - 24 usd per pax for whole stay

2. Visa support for obtaining Uzbek (DOUBLE entry) and Tajik visas - 20 usd per each visa support per pax

 

Present program could be extended by excursion tour in the nice fairy uzbekian cities Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva.

 

SOME POSSIBLE ITINERARIES OF TREKS IN THE FAN MOUNTAINS, BASED ON IMTC УALAUDINФ. 

ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUEST WE CAN ADD THEM TO YOUR PROGRAM -

AND IT WILL BE YOUR OWN EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM.

 

TREK-1.                Two days, one night in the tents.

 

1 day

Simple walk from the Center by the ravine of the Chapdara river, passing by the magic Alaudin lakes to the Mutny (Turbid) lakes in the upper reaches of the ravine (12 km, 4-5 hs). Spending the night on the bank of the Mutny lakes.

2 day

A stroll in the environs of the Mutny lakes, an ascent onto a glacier to the panorama point. Those who wish can scale the Chimtarga or Kaznok passes (4600 and 4000 meters respectively), or one of the nearest simple peaks. A  descent by the ravine of the Chapdara  river, a rest on the bank of the Big Alaudin lake (those who wish can bathe in the water  with a temperature of ten degrees above zero centigrade), and returning to the Center.

 

TREK-2.        Three days, two nights in the tents, two passes.

 

1 day

From the Center via Alaudin pass (3730 meters) to the Koolikalon lakes (7 km, about 7 hs with a rest). A magnificent view of the 1,5 kilometer Koolikalon wall opens from the pass. Overnight is on the bank of one of the lakes.

2 day

A stroll around the Koolikalon lakes. Those who wish can go by the low Zierat pass (3320 meters) to the lakes Zierat and Chukurak, or scale Fluorite pass; a visit to a mine in which fluorite was extracted, climbing Mt. Fluorite from which a fine view of the entire Koolikalon wall and the Koolikalon hollow opens up, and a visit to the lake Dushakha in the upper part of the Koolikalon hollow under the Koolikalon wall. Passing the night in the same place.

3 day

Return to the Center via Laudan pass (3630 meters) (8km, about 6-7 hs with rest).

 

TREK-3.    Five days, four nights in the tents, two passes.

 

1 day

 A trek from the Center via Talbas pass (3650 m) to the ravine of the Bodkhona river. An excellent view of the northern walls of Mt. Bodkhona and Chapdara, the most difficult-to-climb summits of the Fan mountains, opens from here. Overnight is on the bank of the Bodkhona river.

2 day

A trek via Surkhob pass (3580 m) to one of the most beautiful ravine of the Imat river. Overnight is on the bank of the river.

3 day

A walk to the upper reaches of the Imat river, to the panorama points from which the wonderful views of the five-thousanders open. Overnight is in the same place.

4-5 days

Returning to the Center by the valleys of the Imat, Pasrud-Darya and Chapdara rivers

 

TREK-4.  Nine days, eight nights in the tents, four passes.

 

1-9 days

Center "Alaudin" - ravine of the river Chapdara - Mutny lakes - Chimtarga pass (4600 m) - Big Allo lake - Zindon river - Archimaidan river - Zurmech pass (3620 m) - Zierat and Chukurak lakes - Zierat pass (3350 m) - Koolikalon lakes - Laudan pass (3630 m) - Center "Alaudin"

 

TREK-5 FOR MORE TRAINED TOURISTS Ц

AROUND HIGHEST PEAK OF THE FAN MOUNTAINS CHIMTARGA.

Five days, four nights in the tents, two passes.

 

1 day

Trek to Mutnie lakes. Making a camp on the bank of Mutni lakes and acclimatization walk to observation point.

2 day

Trek to the pass Chimtarga (4600m) between peaks Energia and Chimtarga. If weather and health conditions allow Ц crossing the pass and descent to the valley of Zindan river, upper part. Camp. If no Ц making a camp under pass.

Optional: Attempt of climbing Energia (crampons, ropes).

3 day

Walk to one of the nisest lake in the region Ц Big Allo, rest and enjoyment. Acclimatization walks.

4 day

Ascent of one of the highest passes in the region Ц Miraly (5000m) Ц CRAMPONS AND ROPES ARE NECESSARY.  Making a camp on the pass Mirali. That is North shoulder of the highest peak of the Fan mountains Chimtarga (5484m). It is possible to climb it.

5 day

Descent to the Mutni lakes and ITC Alaudin. En route Ц ascent on the peak Mirali (5050m) and go along the narrow ridge of great Koolikalon wall with great view of Koolikalon basin. Overnight in the cottages of ITC Alaudin.