Iskanderkul travel guide

Starting from Tajikistan’s Sughd Province, Iskanderkul is a mountain lake.

The lake’s name has been derived from Alexander the Great: Alexander is pronounced as Iskander in Persian, and Kul is a lake in Turkic.

It lies at an elevation of 2,195 meters (7,201 ft) on the northern slants of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. It was formed by the clog of the river Saratogh. It is 134 km from Dushanbe and 23 km from the Dushanbe-Khujand road. Triangular shaped, it has a surface region of 3.4 square kilometres (1.3 sq mi) and is up to 72 meters (236 ft) profound.


A 120 square miles tract of land including the lake and encompassing mountains has been assigned as a natural reserve.

These comprise of Hume’s songbirds, Himalayan snowcocks, Cinereous vultures, yellow-charged choughs, Sulfur-bellied warblers, wallcreepers, Himalayan rubythroats, white-winged Snow-Finches, elevated accentors, rufous-streaked accentors, white-winged redstarts, dark-coloured accentors, water pipits, white-winged grosbeaks, plain Mountain-finches, blood red-winged finches, red-mantled rosefinches and Fire-fronted Serins.

Hiking In Iskanderkul

There’s a waterfall around 30 minutes climb far from the chalets, local people can point it out for you. Be that as it may, essentially, wherever you look is a climb. To give some more pointers: the President’s Dacha on the opposite side of the lake, the town of Sarytag and the Kaznok valley are justified regardless of your opportunity. There are springs, and nearby natural life incorporates marmots and camelback creepy spiders. The population of fishes in the lake is very low, however, so you should arrange at the lakeside eatery or carry your own food.

The Village Of Sarytag

There is no open transport, and autos going to the lake are rare aside from on ends of the week. On the off chance that you don’t have your own particular vehicle, you should hire a taxi somewhere close to Dushanbe and Penjikent or Khojand to drive you there. You can likewise climb there from different spots in the Fann mountains.

Guaranteed to be the most extravagant amongst the most delightful mountain lakes in the previous Soviet Union, it is a must-visit destination for tourists. Call us or visit our website to book your tour Iskanderkul now.


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