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Pamirs Fann Mountains Trek

The Pamir mountains are a rugged and remote wilderness of jagged ridges, alpine lakes and snow capped peaks that stretch and fold towards the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram. We combine a trek in these impressive mountains with time in the fabled Silk Road cities of Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. From Tashkent we travel to Sarmarkand before crossing the Tajikistan border and onto the foot of the Pamirs. In the company of our guides and mule handlers we enter deep valleys with crystal clear lakes and flowering alpine meadows where we may see the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds. Crossing a string of passes linking isolated valleys including Alauddin Pass (3530m), we are rewarded with views of the ranges that stretch far into Central Asia and the south. Completing our trek we return to Tashkent before transferring to Samarkand to marvel at the intricate mosques and palaces of the great Tamerlane rule. We complete our trilogy of the silk route cities by visiting the 2500 year old Bukhara where we again appreciate the rich cultural history of Central Asia.

Inclusions

13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
Arrival transfer (day 1 only) and departure transfer (day 14 only)
Comfortable hotels on twin share basis
Local sightseeing guide
Entrance fees to museums and monuments
Mountain guide on trek
Porter and cook services on trek
Group camping equipment
50l kit bag for personal items provided during trek
Medical kit
Train ticket from Tashkent to Samarkand and Bukhara to Tashkent
Hightlights
Discover the desert city of Bukhara
Behold views of the Pamir Fann Mountains
Journey to the fabled Silk Road city of Samarkand
Experience a Yurt Camp in the Kyzylkum Desert
Trek isolated valleys, alpine meadows & Alauddin Pass (3530m)
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $3,390
Start Location
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
End Location
Uzbekistan
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
5 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Jun 201906 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $3,590
21 Jul 201903 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $3,590
11 Aug 201924 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $3,590
05 Sep 201918 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $3,590
21 Jun 202004 Jul 2020AvailableAUD $3,590
19 Jul 202001 Aug 2020AvailableAUD $3,590
09 Aug 202022 Aug 2020AvailableAUD $3,590
03 Sep 202016 Sep 2020AvailableAUD $3,590
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
On arrival into Tashkent you will be met and transferred to the group hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening you will meet the rest of the group for dinner. Overnight Hotel
Day 2
After breakfast we commence our drive to the Oybek border point where we will complete border formalities and cross on foot into Tajikistan. You will need to carry your own luggage across this border for approx 150m. Along the way to Artuch base camp we will travel over the Shakhristan pass (3378m) and into the amazing Zeravshan Valley. This area is famous for its unique mountain landscapes and beautiful lakes. Artuch base camp comprises of wooden chalets and cottages set amidst a wide expanse of juniper woods and it is here that we will meet our trekking guides, cook and porters. Overland transfer today: Tashkent to Uzbek/Tajik border (70 km, 1,2 hrs), then cross over the border / continue drive to Artuch base camp (350 km, 7 hrs) Overnight altitude: 2200 masl Overnight Homestay
Day 3
A well trodden trail takes us up the Urjam River valley through mixed juniper and deciduous groves covering two giant scree dams steeply rising up the right hand side of the tight gorge. The dams serve as a natural filter for water running into the stream. The track levels out and once we top the upper dam, the turquoise necklace of Kulikalon Lakes frame the jagged summits of the Pamir Fann Mountains including Maria (4970m) Mirali (5120m), Rudaki (4900m) and Adamtash (4700m) which are known as the "Kulikalon Wall". After a picnic lunch we continue through the juniper forest and head to the eastern shore of Bibidjanat Lake for our first night camping. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset over Mirali Peak. (10 km, +700 m, 5 hrs) Overnight altitude: 3000 masl Overnight Camping
Day 4
After a hearty breakfast we pack up camp and head steeply uphill out of the juniper forest and alpine meadows to the Alauddin Pass (3860m). Here we will be able to see the entire Kulikalon Lakes system. The snowcapped peaks of Chapdara (5050m), Bodhona (5138m) and Zamok (5070m) can also be seen. After a picnic lunch we descend steeply on a rocky path to our campsite on a glade of Alauddin Lake. This afternoon you can opt for an easy walk around the lakes or relax at our campsite. (7 km, +960m/-1060m, 7 hrs) Overnight altitude: 2800masl Overnight Camping
Day 5
We begin today with an optional walk. There are some steep ups and downs and we make our way up to Matnoye Lake. We will see trailing glaciers, abrupt rock walls and rare birch trees. Nicknamed "Piala" for its round form is the smallest lake of the system which we will see today. Or you are free to stay and explore the area around the camp site. (8 km, +800m, - 900m, 6 hrs) Overnight altitude: 2800masl Overnight Camping
Day 6
The track climbs up the pass to a saddle from which the huge hollow of Kulikalon Lakes and the western part of the wall are almost completely visible. We will then descend on a wide track to our camp at Kulikalon Lake. Today, weather permitting is fantastic for photography as we will have unforgettable panorama views of all surrounding mountains. (12,5 km, +830 m/-730 m, 7 hrs) Overnight altitude: 2900 masl Overnight Camping
Day 7
The ascent of Gujtan Pass is relatively difficult, following a track amongst a grove of fir-trees. After approx. 2 hours we descend from the pass to the gorge of the Gujtan River and onto the picturesque village of Guytan. We follow the wide valley of the Achimajdan River to Kishlak Zimut where we will overnight in a homestay. You will be treated to some local food and hospitality readily offered by the people of Guytan. (21 km,+800 m/-1700 m, 9 hrs) Overnight altitude: 1870 masl
Day 8
Today we rest our legs and return to Tashkent via the Oybel pass. Again, you will need to carry your own luggage across the border area. Once border formalities are complete we will arrive in Tashkent early afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure. (350 km, 7 hrs approx 1-2 hrs at border crossing) Overnight Hotel
Day 9
This morning we enjoy a half day tour of Tashkent before driving to Samarkand. In the evening enjoy some leisure time to explore this ancient and important Silk Road city plus our group dinner. Overnight Hotel
Day 10
Today we enjoy a full days sightseeing in and around Samarkand. First we visit the impressive "heart" of Samarkand, Registan Square enclosed by three spectacular madrasah. These huge buildings with domes and minarets covered in a mosaic of azure tiles were built from the 1400s. Registan Square is truly one of the wonders of the ancient world. We will also visit the beautiful 15th centrury Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Siyob Bazaar and Ulugh Beg Observatory which dates back to the 1420s. Overnight Hotel
Day 11
Today is a long drive through the Kyzylkum Desert. Throughout the desert more than 4,000 petroglyphs dot the slopes of the Sarmysh River. Despite the carvings dating back to the Stone Age, many have the appearance of being carved just yesterday. We will stop to view some of the best. En route we also visit Nurata, an ancient town founded in 327BC by Alexander the Great. The remains of this military fortress rise above the town and represent one of the most ancient archaeological monuments of the region. We arrive at our Yurt Camp late in the afternoon where we enjoy a hearty dinner round the camp fire in the company of local akyn (folklore singers). Overnight Yurt Camp
Day 12
After breakfast we pack up camp, bid farewell our hosts and drive to the beautiful Adyarkul Lake where we will enjoy a swim and stop for a leisurely lunch. Then we continue on to Bukhara to check into our hotel and you can enjoy an evening of free time, at your leisure. Overnight Hotel
Day 13
Bukhara is one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan, situated on a sacred hill where sacrifices were made by fire-worshippers in springtime. Bukhara City was founded in the 13th Century BC during the reign of Siyavushids who ascended to power 980 years before the arrival of Alexander the Great. The city's name originates from the word "vihara" which is Sanskrit for monastery. The city was once a large and important commercial centre on the Great Silk Road. Bukhara boasts more than 140 architectural monuments dating back to the middle Ages. The city consists of atmospheric narrow streets, open green parks and gardens, and superb historical and architectural monuments. This evening we celebrate our journey with a farewell dinner.
Day 14
We enjoy a morning at leisure before boarding the late afternoon train to Tashkent. You will be met at the train station and transferred to either the airport or your post accommodation arrangements. Trip concludes.