The route of this tour takes place in the western part of the Zarafshon Valley which covers Moghiyon and the Shing Valley, a natural border dividing the Fann Mountains into east and west. Inoghbek was an evil major of Moghiyon who forced villagers and even pregnant women to build his castle at the end of the 19th century. Villagers, tired of his tyranny, went to Amir Olimkhon, The King of Bukhara to complain. The King decided to punish Inoghbek and killed him in Moghiyon.
1. Arrival in Panjikent and cultural tour. Visiting Sarazm - the oldest settlement in Central Asia with more than 5,500 years old. It’s the first settlement in Tajikistan which is included to the lists of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next point will be the Historical Museum and Ancient Panjakent. You may observe the whole view of modern Panjakent city staying in ancient city of Panjakent. After lunch, we drive to the homestay in Moghiyon Village (55km, 2hs). During an evening walk we will visit the fortress “Inoghbek”* where locals will tell you its story.
Today we hit the road towards Roghich Village (17-18km, 5-6hs). The village will charm you with its fascinating scenery. This is the region of fast flowing rivers, snow-capped mountains and narrow canyons. Lunch in the area of Tangi. Overnight in tents near the villages.
Today we go over the Komichora Pass (3,300m - 18km, 7hs) where you can see marvelous view of the Fann Mountains. At the saddle point we will have picnic lunch. Then we descend to the 7th lake where we set up our camp. You will spend a night in the arms of the mountains under the terrific sky full of stars.
After breakfast we will continue our adventure toward the main attractions: the Marguzor Lakes. They are like a string of beads, strung out along the River Shing, which flows in a deep, and sometimes very narrow, gorge. We will stop at the 4th lake and lodging in the homestay “Najmiddin” (9-10km, 3hs). They accept every guest as a member of their family so enjoy from the hospitality and local food.