9 days active program in the Fan mountains region
A perfect program to discover the Fan mountains and region. This is an active program with some cultural visit like Pendjikent settlements.
In the morning, driving to Iskanderkul lake. Picnic at the shore lake. Lake of Aleksander, the biggest lake of the fan mountains. According to a legend, Alexander created the lake by damming the river in order to annihilate a village which has opposed him. In the surroundings of Iskanderkul lake, walking to 5 springs, to Zmeinoe lake and to the 38 meter high waterfall which is known as "Fan Niagara". Possibility to hike around the Hat of Alexander (2710 m, 10-12 km, 3-4 h) then back to Sarytag village for overnight at traditional homestay.
After breakfast drive to Yagnob valley, Margeb village. A very old village which keeps custom and traditions of Sogdians! Mountaineering wall can be seen and short trek to that wall and its surroundings! Overnight in traditional homestay.
After breakfast, driving to some of the beautiful lakes in the Fan mountains, the Alauddin lakes (2780 m, 8-10 km, 3 h). Only braves can swim in that lakes! Short trek around the lakes and lake of Guitar. Dinner and overnight in the homestay.
After breakfast driving to Penjikent for sights. The ancient settlement, as well as a modern city, is called Penjikent, which means in Tajik "five villages", and gave life to the glorious city no less than 5500 years ago, according to scientists. Later on visiting the Sarazm ancient settlment and the Penjikent antiques museum. Lunch on the shore of the Zerafshan river. After lunch, tour in the Penjikent city.
After breakfast we drive to the Seven lakes, a territory in the Fan mountains with 7 beautiful lakes! Arrival to the homestay. Later start trekking to Odildara peak (3450 m). Overnight at the homestay.
After breakfast hiking to the 7th lake. Picnic on the shore of Hazor Cahshma. Optional after picnic hiking to the summer pastures (+8 km, 3 h). Driving back to Shing. Rest and relax at homestay in Shing. Dinner and overnight at homestay.
After breakfast drive to Yakkahona village. After lunch optional short hike to Chukurak lake (2560 m, 900 m, 3 h). Overnight in the homestay.
We have visited Kyrgyzstan with the agency Nomad’s Land and we had a great experience with them. They planned and customized the trip to our preferences and they provided us very professional guide and drivers. They were in contact with us during the planning and also during the trip, which is very appreciated. In our case, we preferred to have an organized trip because we had only one week in the country and we wanted to do some hikking as well, therefore, it saved us a lot of time. We would defintely recommend the agency to anyone travelling to central asia.
I found within Nomad's Land exactly the values I was looking for: An association on a human scale where the organizers (among others Fabien Selosse and AJ Johnson) get involved personally to meet the needs, requests and desires of the participants. An association whose goal is to discover - and even more: to promote - the populations and local traditions. They take us out of our European comfort with skill and control so that we can get closer to the reality of the nomadic populations of Kyrgyzstan. The local guides who accompanied us were professional, genuine and trustworthy. The landscapes are breathtaking. I was able to practice my passion for two weeks in a magical context and in all serenity. A unique experience, an exceptional trip! I only want to go back! You will understand, Nomad's Land is an association that I recommend 100%.
On your way
Seven Lakes TJ
Chukurak lake TJ
Iskanderkul lake TJ
Kuli Kalon lakes TJ
Alauddin lakes TJ
What is included
All transportation in a private vehicle
All airport transfers
Accommodation as described in the program
Meals (3 per day)
Bottled water (when possible) & tea
English-speaking trekking guide
Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen
Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)
All the activities listed in the program
Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program
Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program
Domestic flights mentioned in the program
A contribution to our sustainable development projects
Organisation of the trip & local taxes
What is not included
International banking fees (PayPal, ...)
Travel & repatriation insurance
Visas / LOI (if applicable)
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)
Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)
Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)
Through various ecotourism projects and initiatives, Nomad's Land aims to increase awareness of ecotourism and responsible travel, for a sustainable development of the tourism sector.
Teskei Geopark in Issyk Kul region
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Eco address book in Kyrgyzstan
On this page you can find all the environmental projects in Kyrgyzstan and get useful information about environmental incidents, recycling and more.
|ecostan.kg||Public Foundation for Environmental Monitoring and Investigation|
|ecomap.kg||Electronic map of environmental incidents|
|movegreen.kg||Environmental organization in Kyrgyzstan that conducts public activities on issues related to atmospheric air pollution and its effects on human health and the environment|
|Tazar app||Tazar application with coordinates of secondary raw material sales|