Tajikistan: Hiking the Fansky mountains

Spending some time in Tadjikistan stand for gaining altitude!
The country land is 93% covered by mountains. More than half of those mountains are at least 3000 meter high from the sea level.
The highest place is the Ismail Samani peak with its 7495 meter high.
The two main mounts are the Pamir (famous since the time of the silk road) and the Mounts Alay that separates the north part of the Tajikistan and the south part of the Kyrgyzstan.
While hiking in the mounts Alay, hills after hills and valleys after valleys, you will meet some Tajik sheppards that live there.
The latter are nomads, move with the seasons with their herds.
Their houses are named “Kappa”. They are made with wood and covered with animal skin.
There also exist some “hard” villages, with houses of stone and cob tighten against each other in order to protect against tough winter.
I offer you, with those photos, to discover the mountainous landscape of Tajikistan, its lakes with turquoise water and also its inhabitants.
Pictures are taken in the Fansky mountain, from the Alay mounts


 

The Mountains location

 

Mountain panorama

 

Tajik pride

 

Glacial lake of Moutny (3500m), and Chimtarga (5489m)

 

Sahid and daughters

 

Graffiti

 

Nomadic village of Vole ethnic group, Sarmat valley

 

Reude river

 

Tadjik smile

 

Tadjik curiosity

 

Culicalon lake (2880m)

 

Mountain of war

 

Sight of view to Chabdara (5049m) from Aloudine mountain pass (3840m)

 

Sunset on the war mountain

 

Dried grass and pasture

 

A donkey, in front of Chimtarga (5489m)

 

A mountain huddled houses village

 

Mother and daughter

 

Hikers in the mountain

 

A donkey caravan moving in

 

Few hours are enough to erect a kappa

 

Kappa assembly

 

Specific actions during the assembly of a Kappa

 

Kids of Vole ethnic group

 

A spinner at work

 

 

Pasture valley

 

Herdsman walk the mountain

 

 

Young girl

 

 

Sahid

 

Inhabitants in the valley Archi Maidan

 

Zamira

 

Culicalon lakes system

 

Hikers

 

Culicalon lake (2880m)

 

Aloudine lake (3700m)

 

 

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