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White water rafting
 
Sayan Oka river rafting.  
Trekking, pass hopping, horse riding & backcountry skiing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking.  
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Horse riding.  
"Altai-The Golden Mountains. Aktru". Trekking.  
"Wild Altai". Altai. Trekking or horse riding.  
"Baikal: The Pearl among the Mountains". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Buddha in the Valley of Hundred Springs". Siberia. Sayan. Trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kuznetskiy Alatau: The Land of the Lakes and Flowers". Siberia. Teahouse trekking, trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kodar: The Siberian Alps". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Almaty to Lake Issyk-Kul". North Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Alakel lake". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"All the Hot Springs". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Icy Giants of Central Tien Shan." Trekking.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
"Ak-Suu: The Asian Patagonia". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
Mountaineering & climbing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking with climbing.  
"Khan Tengri - The Lord of the Sky". Central Tien Shan, climbing.  
Pobeda peak climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Marble Wall climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Two Summits: Marble Wall and Khan Tengri North climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Lenin peak climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin + Khan Tengri peaks climbing. Pamir and Tien Shan.  
Communism peak climbing. Pamir.  
Korjenevskoy peak climbing. Pamir.  
Two great summits: Communism and Korjenevskoy Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Muztag Ata and Koskulak peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin and Muztag Ata Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Climbing.
"Big Walls of Pamir Alai". Pamir Alai, big wall climbing.  
Heliskiing
 
Heliskiing in Western Tien Shan  
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Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes. Climbing. 18 or 17 days.

Region: Pamir Alai, Tadjikistan
Activity: climbing (rock and combined)
Trip Category: regular
Difficulty: medium to difficult, need of special skill and gear (2A to 5B CD)
Dates: June - September

Fan Mountains is an integral part of a giant mountain system – Pamir Alai. This mountain land includes several main ranges: Alaysky, Turkestansky, Zeravshansky and Karateginsky.
The highest point of Fan Mountains is peak Chimtarga (5489 m). There are 11 summits higher than 5000 m and more than 30 summits above 4000 m. There are a number of climbing routes to the tops of different difficulty. This fact with stable weather - the unique feature of the area - make Fan mountains a most attractive for climbing.

We offer 2 climbing trip: Variant 1 (19 days) - in the neighbourhood of Kulikalon lake and Variant 2 (21 days) - near Mutnoye lake.

Russian- French- UIAA climbing grade equivalents (approx.):
Russian French UIAA
1a, 1b F – PD inf I - II
2a, 2b PD II - III
3a PD – AD III
3b AD – D III - IV
4a, 4b D – TD IV - V
5a, 5b TD – ED inf VI
6 ED VI

Climbing options for Kulikalon lake:

Legend: r= rock, i= ice, sn= snow
Mountain Height, m, and route Grade
Rudaki 4400 L Ridge NW wall 5a r
Maria–Adamtash Traverse 5b rm
Maria-Chimtarga Traverse 5a m
Adamtash 4700 NW wall 5b r
Maria 4970 many routes 5b m
Maria 4970 N ridge 4b m
Mirali 5120 NW wall 5b m
Alaudin 4237 S wall 4b r
Alaudin 4237 SW couloirs 2a r
Allo 4200 from S 5a r

Itinerary (variant 1, Kulikalon lakes, 18 days):
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at airport. Drive Tashkent – Samarkand (270 km; 4 hrs). Hotel.
Day 2 Drive Samarkand – Pendjikent – mountain camping “Alaudin” (150 km).
Day 3 Trek. Crossing Alaudin pass (3780 m). Camp on the shore of the one of Kulikalon lakes.
Days 4-13 Ascents.
Day 14 Descent back to the mountain camp “Alaudin”.
Day 15 Day of rest.
Day 16 Drive to Samarkand (150 km). Hotel.
Day 17

Drive to Tashkent (270 km). Hotel.

Day 18 Departure from Tashkent.

Climbing options for Alaudin lake:

Mountain Height, m, and route Grade
Bodhona 5138 SE Ridge 5a r
Bodhona 5138 SW wall, E wall 5b r
Chapdara 5050 many routes 5b m
Chapdara 5050 right part of NW wall 5a m
Chimtarga 5489 W or S wall 5b r
Chimtarga 5489 from N 2b i – sn
Energia 5120 N ridge 2b m
Energia 5120 NE or W wall 5a r
Bolshaya Ganza 5306 W ridge 2b i – sn
Pik Chernyi 5010 center of NE wall 5b r
Pik Moskva 5183 N wall by glacier 5b m
Zamok 5070 from W then S ridge 2a sn
Zamok 5070 N wall 5b m

 

Itinerary (variant 2, 17 days, Alaudin lakes):
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at airport. Transfer to hotel. Drive Tashkent – Samarkand (270 km; 4 hrs). Hotel.
Day 2 Drive Samarkand – Pendjikent – mountain camping “Alaudin” (150 km). Hut accommodation.
Day 3 Ascent up to Mutnoe lake. Camp (3600 m).
Days 4-13 Ascents.
Day 14 Trek back to Alaudin base. Hut accommodation.
Day 15 Drive to Samarkand (150 km). Hotel.
Day 16 Drive to Tashkent (270 km). Hotel.
Day 17 Departure from Tashkent.

Note. The itineraries of above are draft and can be changed to meet weather, your special wishes, etc.

Options. The arrival and/or departure site can be changed with Dushanbe (recommended for less visa issues).

Cost: please for price offer!

Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Alaudin lake.
Alaudin lake.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Alaudin pass.
View from Alaudin pass (3780 m).
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Chapdara.
Chapdara (5050 m).
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Chimtarga & Energia.
Energia (5105 m, left) and Chimtarga, 5489 m) from Kaznok pass.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Energia peak from Chimtarga pass.
Energia peak summit (5120 m) from Chimtarga pass (4700 m).
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Summit of Energia peak.
On the summit of Peak Energia (5120 m).
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Kulikalon lake. Mirali & Maria peaks.
One of Kulikalon lakes, Kulikalon Wall with Mirali (5120 m) and Maria (right, 4970 m) peaks.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Ice climbing.
Ice climbing.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Rock climbing.
Rock climbing.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Descent in rock couloir.
Descent in rock couloir.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Jump across crevasse.
Jump across crevasse.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Ice climbing.
Ice climbing. Climbers put the fixed rope.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Mutnoe lake.
Mutnoe lake.
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Bodhona. Giant ice candle.
Bodhona peak. Giant ice "candles" or "Sosulka".
Pamir Alai. Fan mountains. Rudaki mausoleum.
Rudaki (famous Tadjik medieval poet) mausoleum in Padjrut village.
Map of the main part of the route
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