Activity Detail

Trekking Mt. Lakes



Arrival in Dushanbe Estimated time of arrival in Dushanbe at 3. 30am – Qalai Khumb. (790m);

Meeting and welcoming the tourists at the airport. Departure to Pamir via Kulob region (900m). Passing to Kalaikhum we will see the scenery and the people changing. Local people here are called Pamirs with their own languages and varied culture and traditions. The culture and traditions in Pamirs differs as you go further and further and you can observe the preserved culture and style of living. Qalai Khumb is located on the Panj River, a major tributary of the famous Amu Darya (Oxus) River. Accommodation in a private guesthouse in Kalaikhum.


Qalai Khumb to Bartang Jizew (270km – 7 hours driving)

Driving along the Panj river (Afghan border), enjoying the nice view, Arrival in Rushan, having lunch and detour to Bartang valley up to Jizev bridge. Jisev village is one of the ecological villages in the Pamirs that still has neither vehicle road not electrical cabling. Some houses use solar energy or small generators. The entire valley has only about 15 houses. This valley has many small beautiful lakes, different varieties of birds and herbs and few groves and is very popular for tourists. We will cross the Bartang river through wooden bridge. Further, we begin the trek to Jisev village (7 km). Homestay. B/L/D. Next day we will hike further to the valley and to the other lake. Enjoying the wild forest and the beautiful landscape. Overnight in upper small settlement in homestay. B/L/D


Jizew to Khorog – Bachor (370km – 9 hours driving)

Driving from Jizev to Khorog (2110) and to Bachor (3332) village. Khorog is the administrative center of the Pamir region, dramatically set deep in the valley at the confluence of the Panj and Ghunt rivers and boxed in by the mountain peaks. We will arrive in Khorog, have lunch and continue driving to Ghunt valley through the Gund River. Arrival in Bachor village, resting. Accommodation in home stay. B/L/D.


Bachor to Qargiz-shabar

Start of the Trek from Bachor to Qargiz-shabar name of the pasture (5-6 hours walking, lunch on the way). Luggage on animal-drawn transport. Laying tents. Overnight in tents.


Qargiz-shabar to Chapdar-kul Lake (4530m).

Trekking from Qargiz-shabar to Chapdar-kul Lake (4530m). 5-6 hours walking, lunch would be served on the way. In this day we will enjoy the majestic lake of Chapdarkul with possibility to see yaks around. Laying tents and accommodation. Overnight in tents.


Chapdar-kul to Ukhinch

Trekking from Chapdar-kul through the Uchkul (4314m) and then to Ukhinch (name of the pasture) 6 hours walking, lunch would be served on the way. In this day we will enjoy the three lakes which are all called Uchkul (means three lakes). We will pass through the pastures and will be meeting the Shepherds, one is Zaurbek who has been doing this job for 25 years. He comes to the pasture with his family. He will make us tea and will feed us with yogurt that make in the pasture. Accommodation and overnight in tents by the pasture.


Trekking from Ukhinch to Irkht (3300m), 6-7 hours walking

The name of the Pasture as well the meteorological station. This day we will descend through the valley and reach Irkht where one side of the Sarez Lake starts. Having shower. Overnight in house or tent.


Sarez Lake

the Sarez Lake. Reaching the Dam where the department of Committee of Emergency Situation is located to control the lake and the dam. Walking around the lake, enjoying the nice view. Overnight in tent.


Lake Sarez to Barchidiv village (2.100m)

Descending from the Lake Sarez to Barchidiv village (2.100m). The walking will take 8 hours. Walking along the Murgab River that flows from the Sarez Lake. Arrival in Barchidiv. Overnight in homestay.


Barchidiv to Rushan.

Driving from Barchidiv down Bartang valley to Rushan the administrative center of Rushan district. Arrival. Overnight in Homestay.


Rushan to Qalai Khumb

Driving from the Rushan to Qalai Khumb, Overnight in Kalaikhum.


Qalai Khumb to Dushanbe (380 km, 7 hours driving)

Driving from Qalai Khumb to Dushanbe (380 km, 7 hours driving). Arrival in Dushanbe. Overnight in guesthouse.



Flight home at 5. 05 am.

Included Expenses

  • Overland transportation by 4x4 Jeeps, (price includes driver's per diem, road and parking fees (Type of vehicles: Toyota Land Cruiser 105);
  • Full board meals with non-alcohol drinks and beverages (bottle/s of water, minerals etc.);
  • All Accommodations;
  • Local English speaking guide/interpreter

Excluded Expenses

  • International Airfares.
  • GBAO Permit.
  • Museum and historical places entrance fees.
  • Registration fee.
  • Alcohol Drinks.
  • Any personal expenses.