Tajikistan & Uzbekistan 2023
Here are some pictures from a trip to the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan, and Samarkand in Uzbekistan,
in September 2023 with
Full gallery (138 pictures).
GPS logs (.kmz - load into Google Earth).
Mon 04 Sep
Arrive Dushanbe. Shopping for sleeping bag and warm clothes as Turkish Airlines chose to leave our luggage in Istanbul. Drive to Iskander Lake. Camp (2417m).
Tue 05 Sep
Trek to second camp (3399m).
Wed 06 Sep
Cross the Dukdon Col (3800m). Descend to Sarikhodan. Camp (2710m).
Thu 07 Sep
Descend to nomad camp at Kouitchour. Side trip to Lake Pitshikul. Descend to camp (1851m). Luggage delivered by 4-wheel drive.
Fri 08 Sep
Trek to homestay at Guitan (1831m).
Sat 09 Sep
Trek to former Russian mountaineering camp at Artuch (2170m).
Sun 10 Sep
Cross the Chukurak Pass (3180m) to the Kulikon Valley. Camp (2878m).
Mon 11 Sep
Morning walk to lake. Afternoon walk to pass (3638m). Second night at camp.
Tue 12 Sep
Cross the Alaudin Pass (3785m). Descend to the Alaudin Lakes. Camp (2792m).
Wed 13 Sep
Trek to Lake Mutnoe. Camp (3518m).
Thu 14 Sep
Ascend the Mazalat Pass (4133m). Descend past Alaudin Lakes. Camp (2638m).
Fri 15 Sep
Drive to Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Sat 16 Sep
Amir Temur Mausoleum Gur-i Amir Complex, Registan Square, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Siyob Bozor.
Sun 17 Sep
Hazrat Khizr Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Complex, Ulugbek's Observatory.
Mon 18 Sep