Explore Fann Mountains - Jeep Tour

Explore Fann Mountains - Jeep Tour

Package Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination Covered
Dushanbe - IskanderKul - Panjakent - Istaravshan - Khujand

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  • Description :
    Welcome to the "Roof of the World!" Northern and southern Tajikistan is separated by the Fann Mountains, a huge spur that juts west from the high and remote Pamir Range. Accessible from either Samarkand or Dushanbe, the area offers an ideal opportunity for hiking or experiencing the culture and traditions of rural Tajik mountain dwellers. Learn about traditional Tajik cooking made with fresh local ingredients. Travelers will receive a warm welcome in neat, comfortable guesthouses.
    Package Includes :
    • Transport for all transfers and pick up/drops (sedan car for 1-2 person, 3-7 by van, 8 and more by minibus).
    • All accommodation: Hotel, guest Houses and Home Stays.
    • All meals, 2L bottled water per person.
    • All entrance and sightseeing fees.
    • English speaking Guide.
    Package Excludes :
    • International flights.
    • Accommodation and services in Dushanbe.
    • Personal insurance (compulsory).
    • Visas.
    • Tips to local guides.
    • Other beverages.

  • Day 1: Dushanbe

    Arrival at Dushanbe airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2: Dushanbe

    Excursion to Hisar Valley. Just a short distance from Dushanbe (35 km), on a wide plain surrounded by mountains, lies the Hissar Historic Cultural Reserve, where we will explore the fascinating remains of an 18th and 19th century archaeological complex consisting of a fortress, madras, and an ethnographic museum. Return to Dushanbe to visit the Museum of National Antiquities with exhibits primarily from Tajikistan's pre-Islamic civilizations: the Greek, Bactrian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Zoroastrian periods. There is statue of Alexander the Great and wall paintings from ancient Penjikent. The most notable piece in the museum is the enormous, fifteen-hundred-year-old reclining Buddha, which is the largest in existence. Considering that Tajikistan has been so disadvantaged by poverty and politics, the museum is a testament to the people's desire to catch up with the rest of the world. The rest of the day is free before returning to your hotel.

    Day 3: Dushanbe - Iskanderkul

    Drive to Iskandarkul Lake (154 km) along the Varzob Gorge, and across Anzob Pass (3,373 m). Iskandarkul Lake is named after Alexander the Great. It is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Central Asia, surrounded by the peaks of Chimtarga, Hazormech, Sarima, and Gazni. Alexander's armies passed this way on their trek in the area. There will be time for a short walk to see a 30m-high waterfall. Accommodation in cottages.

    Day 4: Iskanderkul - Panjakent

    Depart from Iskandar Kul Lake to Penjakent (167 km). Panjakent was rediscovered in the mid twentieth century and is still an active archaeological site. Visit the excavation site of the ancient Sogdian city from the 5th to 7th centuries. Sogdians were important traders on the Silk Road trade routes and are thought to have been Iranian in origin. Panjakent is often referred to as the "Pompeii of Central Asia." Visit the Panjakent Museum. Then continue to the ancient settlement of Sarazm, which is said to have existed 3400- 2000 B.C. Numerous homes, religious buildings, and palaces have been excavated in Sarazm. Many articles made of copper, bronze, lead, silver, and gold, as well as weaponry and ornaments of the 4th to 2nd millennium B.C., have been found in the site. Accommodation in a hotel.

    Day 5: Panjakent - Istaravshan

    Drive West (200 km)and then to the North across the Shahriston Pass (3370 m) we will arive to Istaravshan. This day we will visit the well preserved shaar-i-kuhna or old town of Istarafshan, a maze of small alleys that wind through neighbourhoods of shady, mud walled Central Asian homesteads. It has a quite specific character. Sights include the fifteenth century Kok Gumbaz Mosque, the Hafz-i-Sangin Mosque and the eighteenth century Hazrat-i-Shah Mosque and mausoleum complex, all of which are splendid examples of artistic Central Asian wood cutting and painting. Istarafshan is also a handicrafts centre, known for its wood cutting, traditional construction and the production of 'ghort', the typical Central Asian knives that you also find in Uzbekistan and Xinjiang. Visit an 'ustokhana' or artisans' workshop.

    Day 6: Istaravshan - Khujand

    Depart from Istaravshan for Khujand (80 km). the road was builded by China Road Construction Company and is in very good condition. We will arrive to Khujand located in northwestern part of the country. Overnight in Khujand Hotel.

    Day 7: Khujand

    Khujand, located in the north, is Tajikistan's second largest city and one of its most ancient, founded about 2300 years ago. During the time of Alexander the Great (approx. 329 B.C.), Khujand became know as the furthest settlement of his conquest. Commanding the entrance to the Fergana Valley, Khujand became very prosperous and its riches spawned palaces, great mosques, and a citadel, which survived until the Mongol destruction in the early 13th century. According to Greek historians, Alexander founded a fortress on the River Tanais or Yaksart (present day Syr Darya River) which formed a natural border of his empire. Visit the fortress by the Syr Darya River and the Khujand ethnographic museum. In the afternoon visit the Panjshanbe Bazaar and Sheikh Musliddin Madrassa dedicated to a 12th century poet.

    Day 8: Khujand - Dushanbe

    Return to Dushanbe (300 km). We will go through Anzob Pass and arrive to Dushanbe before Lunch. After lunch visiting some souvenirs shops and green Market, to set some dry sweet fruits. In the evening transfer to Airport. Departure home.

Contact Detail

Olami Sayohat Travel & Tour Llc

Contact Person :-

Najib Sh

Address :-

105 Rudaki Avenue, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 734000

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