Fann Mountains, Tajikistan
The Fann Mountains are probably the most beautiful mountain system not only of Tajikistan, but of Central Asia as a whole. It is there where most of our tours are arranged. A variety of routes will allow you to choose from tours for beginners or professionals, and to trek through the blossoming gorges or conquer the rough, snowy peaks.
The popularity of the Fann Mountains is not only about the beauty of its local landscapes, but also about its wonderful climate. The annual precipitation there is 250mm (9.84 in), and the temperature in summer does not rise above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). The best time for hikes and climbs is between July and September.
The Fann Mountains are located in the western part of Tajikistan, and include parts of the Gissar and Zeravshan Ridges. There are nine peaks with a height over 5000 meters (16,404 feet); Chimtarga is the highest at 5489m (18,008 feet). The Fann Mountains are home to the pearl of Tajikistan – Lake Iskanderkul. The famous Seven Lakes are also located there, falling in a cascade down along a large gorge.
The Russian singer Yuriy Vizbor once visited there and later wrote a song, of which a few lines are excerpted here: “I left my heart in the Fann Mountains. Now I walk heartless in the plains.” It’s hard not to agree with him if you’ve ever been to the Fann Mountains.