In the late 15th century, the great grandson of Tamerlane, (the ruler of Fergana and the future founder of the Mongol empire in India), together with the leader, scholar and poet Muhammad Bobur Zahereddin traveled to this region and wrote accounts of these places. The famous geographer Alexander Lehmann visited Iskanderkul in 1841. In 1870 the well-known scientist and explorer A.P. Fedschenko visited the Fann Mountains, but the most significant development of the area as a tourist destination followed the visit of N.V. Paganuzzi in 1964 who decided to open up the area for tours.
Arrival to Artuch village. Today, you will immediately feel energized and thankful by the fresh air as we drive through Duoba.
Today we will hike over the Laudan Pass (3,630m) towards Kuli Kalon Lakes (+830m-12.5km, 6-7hs). You are here in the very middle of the Fanns! From the top of the majestic pass you will observe the glorious scenery of the Fann Mountains, the five thousand meter high Kulikalon Wall and Lakes! Overnight in tents near the lake.
This day is given to relax, take pictures and swim. You can walk around the lakes: some of them are the purest emerald-blue water. Allow the greatness and magical energy from the mountains to calm and vitalize your body and mind as we prepare for a more challenging hike tomorrow.
Today we will cross the magnificent Alauddin pass (3,800m) to the phenomenal Alauddin lakes (10km, 6hs, 960–1,060m). Spectacular views of the Chapdara Peak (5,197m) and the Chapdara river valley are visible from the pass saddle.