Duration 11 days
Altitude Max 3,812m
Distance 220km by car 84km on foot
Today we delve into the era of the Soghdians with a sightseeing tour of Penjikent, considered one of the oldest cities of Central Asia. After lunch we drive to the Seven Lakes-colorful lakes of the Zarafshon Valley! Visiting Mizhgon, Soya, Hushyor and Nofin lakes will make your spirit full of blessing and thankful for the life you have. Night at the homestay “Mizhgon” in Padrud village. Staying at the national tajik house you will experience the real hospitality of local people.
After breakfast, trekking to the seventh lake (10km,3.5hs). On the way, we explore the fifth lake – Khurdak, which is the smallest lake of the Seven Lakes. We move on to the largest lake of this region – Marghuzor. (10km,3.5hs). Marghuzor, is the largest lake of this region. It is covered with a village from two sides which makes the environment more spectacular. Overnight in tents under the thousands of bright stars on the seventh lake.
Relaxing day. You may go walking around the lake Hazorchashma and explore it from different point. Let your body prepare itself for the next day of trekking. The last peaceful night in the tents at the foot of serene mountains in Seven Lakes region.
Series of adventures continue today as we cross the Tovasang Pass (3,307m). Enjoy the impressive views from the pass. You will never feel tired as you walk through this remarkable landscape. Overnight in tents along the river Sarimat.
Today we’ll conquer Munora Pass (3,500m). You will see the place that you will never forget - an amazingly beautiful little lake surrounded on three sides by mountains. Here we set up our camp & enjoy a starry night.
Easy hiking day to the river Archamaydan (12km, 4hs) to the area of Sari Ob that means “beginning of water”! The Dukdon Pass is visible from a short distance. Incredibly beautiful scenery will amaze you! Overnight in tents.
Today we will cross the Dukdon Pass (3,812m – 13km, 7hs), our last pass, over the glacier. Overnight at the foot of the pass.
It’s time to descend along the river Karakul to the village of Saratogh (4km, 1h). We will go through a dense juniper, poplar and birch trees forest. Overnight at the homestay, where hot shower and lunch await us!
Hike from Saratogh to the Iskanderkul Lake (5-6km, 1-2h). The largest and one of the most beautiful lakes in the Pamir-Alai Mountain Range, the pearl of the Fanns! Walking around the Iskanderkul lake, visiting the stunning waterfall, jokingly called the Fann Niagara, the five springs which has curative water, and the Snake Lake which was once part of the Iskandarkul Lake. Overnight in the Soviet base camp.
Walking around the lake Iskanderkul (10km) .Today we will see the stunning waterfall, jokingly called the Fann Niagara, the five springs and the Snakes Lake which was once part of the Iskandarkul Lake. Overnight in tents . Soviet base camp