Tour Detail

Day trip to Iskanderkul lake

0 Days
Group Size
15 People
Tour Type
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iskandarkul lake is located in Fann mountains. The Iskandarkul lake is biggest lake in the Fann mountains. From Dushanbe is 3& half hours drive. The distance is 135km from Dushanbe, 220km from Khujand and 212km from Samarqand (Uzbekistan).The lake is between the Hissar mountains range and Fann mountain, lake size is 2,7km long and 72m is the deepest part. Iskandarkul lake is 2200m above the sea level. Also to get there you need to hire prevate car because its detour from the main road. The lake colour is turquoise especially in Summer time and of course every season Iskanderkul lake change its colour, for example in Spring its get dark-blue colour. The surrounding of Iskanderkul lake is extraordinary, shape of two mountains reflect the saddale of horse and junipars around the lake makes it very special. There is a legend that once Alexander the Great with its horse get to this place and he lost his horse in this areas, so the name Iskander reffer to Alexander. Although local lingvists state that the name of the lake is not Iskandar but from old (Sogdian language) Istakul which means (stop lake) and later during Soviet time they transformed this name to Iskandar kul lake for tourism purposes. Nearby Iskandarkul lake there is no any villages only two villages that located above Iskandarkul lake is Saratoq village and Muztoq village and the first village is a perfact place to overnight or to do day hike.


  • transport
  • guide
  • accommodation meals

Not Included

  • entrance fee
  • trekkking equipments
  • accommodation in Dushanbe
  • Dushanbe-Iskandarkul lake-Dushanbe
    Day 1: Dushanbe-Iskandarkul lake-Dushanbe

    We will meet you in hotel or place where we arrange to meet, transfer towards Iskandarkul lake pass through Anzob pass (3000)m, photo stop and further drive through the longgest and most scary tunnel in the world to Ayni district. Detour towards Iskandarkul lake 25km, the road is not paved. Getting to the lake, visit the lake, hike to Waterfall localley known as Niagara and back same route to lake and also few meters from Iskandarkul lake on the east side behind small hill is Snake lake, its more look like to big pond but in summer time the surrounding around the lake is beautiful. Getting to Saratoq village, meeting locals, kids and hike to the valley and back same road to Dushanbe.


Departing Finishing Places
Mar 01, 2022 March 1, 2022 NA