Discover of the Tajik Sogdian of the Great Alexander

9 Days
Cultural Tours


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. 


tajikistan souvenirs

D 1 / Dushanbe - Sarytag

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.

D 2 / Sarytag - Yagnob valley

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.

D 3 / Yagnob valley - Alauddin lakes

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.

D 4 / Alauddin lakes - Ancient settlement of Penjikent

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.

D 5 / Ancient settlement of Penjikent - Shing

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.

D 6 / Shing - Shing

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.

D 7 / Shing - Yakkahona

After breakfast drive to Yakkahona village. After lunch optional short hike to Chukurak lake (2560 m, 900 m, 3 h). Overnight in the homestay.

D 8 / Yakkahona - Yakkahona

After breakfast day hiking to amazing Kuli kalon lakes along Ujram river. (2850 m, -9 km, 3h). Return to the base camp and overnight in the homestay

D 9 / Yakkahona - Dushanbe

After breakfast we drive back to Dushanbe by Aïny and Varzob valleys. We hope that a piec of your heart will be left after this unforgettable trip to Zeravshan valley! Overnight in Dushanbe.



  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit; passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.

Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.



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