8 days trekking tour to the biggest Fedchenko glacier in Vanj valley Pamir Mountains.

The Pamirs contain, of course, many glaciers, among which the Fedchenko Glacier, the longest mountain glacier in the world (77km – 270 km). The 9-day tour is designed especially for the lovers of the glaciers and mountains. During this tour you would have chances to explore the high Pamirs, the biggest glacier Fedchenko and to enjoy cold and fresh glacier wind of the Pamirs.
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Guide service
  • Permit for National Park
  • Fees for alcohol drinks (beer, vodka, wine, etc.)
  • Fees for visiting the museum, hot springs, fortresses and other feepaying places

Drive from Dushanbe to Kalai Khumb (Darwaz district of GBAO). Overnight in guesthouse. Altitude: 1200 m Distance: 370 km Driving times: 6 h

From Kalai Khumb we leave for Poi Mazar through Vanj valley with some 180 km of terrain ahead of us, and the promise of some spectacular scenery along the way. The road joins the river Panj, which in turn forms the border with Afghanistan. The contrast across the river valley is telling, Tajikistan is undoubtedly a poor country, but in general the roads are sealed and buildings are connected with electricity. The situation barely 100m away is even starker, and it is as if the river represents not just a physical divide, but also a step back in time. The valley of the Vanj is wide and green. We will explore this remote small village and the way of living and culture of people. Overnight in Home stay. Altitude: 2405 m Distance: 180 km Driving time: 5h

Start of the trek from Poi Mazor. Reaching the snout of the Bear (Medvezhiy) glacier. At the side of the glacier there are two small lakes among the mountains. Enjoying the small lakes and the view to the high mountains and glacier. Camping.

Trekking to the Medvezhy (Bears) glacier; this gives you a superb view up the steep Russian Geographical Society (Geograficheskoe Obshchestva) glacier, down which, it is said, Soviet mountaineers used to ski after visiting the Fedchenko glacier) with Peak Garmo (6,595m) at its head. Camping.

Trek along and across the moraine-covered snout of the Bears glacier, wading through its icy stream, across the snout of the Abdulkhagor glacier and steep climb up the lateral moraine / ablation valley (3,500m). Nice views of surrounding peaks. Trek across moraine to Abdulkhagor Glacier. Camping.

Trek in and out of the ablation valley – tremendous views down and across the plunging, steep crevassed section of the Abdulkhagor glacier, free of moraine, with smaller feeder glaciers coming in (4,400 metres). Begin descent to Poi Mazor. Camping.