7 Lakes Tajikistan Private Excursion From Samarkand

7 Lakes Tajikistan Private Excursion From Samarkand

Journey to 7 lakes! In western Tajikistan, near the city of Penjikent, there is a beautiful group of mountain lakes which amaze visitors with their vibrant and constantly changing colors. The Haftkul (which means “Seven Lakes” in Tajik) - the lakes are fed by mountain rivers.
Here you will find amazing landscapes of lakes, rivers and mountains!
A multiple entry Uzbekistan visa or visa waiver is required to re-enter Uzbekistan with this tour.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

Pick up from Samarkand hotel, drive to Boarder with Uzbek driver, meet your Tajik guide/driver at other side of boarder, drive to lowest lake – Nezhigon – is at an elevation of 1,640 metres. Its name comes from the Tajik word for eyelashes, although the reasoning behind this name is not clear. It is distinguished by its range of vibrant colours: depending on the lighting and season, the water can be turquoise, blue, or even purple.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

Soya Lake is named after the Tajik word for “shadow” – as this lake is situated between high cliffs, it is in shade almost all day. Like Nezhigon, the water in Soya Lake changes colour depending on the weather and time of day.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

The third lake, Gushor, is 400 metres from Soya and as you approach it you’ll see a turbulent stream connecting the two. All these names mean “watchful”. Gushor Lake is surrounded by steep cliffs and was once the home of poisonous snakes, which explains the origin of the lake’s name.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

Nofin, the fourth of the seven lakes, is very elongated – it is more than 2.5 kilometres long but only about 200 metres wide. The lake’s name means “umbilical cord”, due to Nofin being the central one of seven lakes and very long, like an umbilical cord. Locals tell various legends and say that the lake has secrets.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

Khurdak - this lake, the name of which means “baby”, is the smallest of the Seven Lakes. The distance from Nofin Lake to Khurdak Lake is 1.5 km, and along the way you can see the village of Padrut.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

This is the largest and, to many people, the most beautiful of the Seven Lakes. The expanse of blue water and the majestic mountains in the background create a magnificent landscape.
Petroglyphs of primitive people have been found on the shore of Marguzor and, in the Middle Ages, semiprecious stones were mined near the lake. Today, at the southern end of the lake is a small village whose houses are scattered on the surrounding slopes. Locals tell legends and fairytales about Lake Marguzor.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Khaftkul Valley, Penjikent Tajikistan

Hazorchashma - the seventh and highest of the Seven Lakes is located at around 2,400 metres above sea level. The name Hazorchashma (or Azorchashma) means “thousand springs” – the lake is fed by the waters of two rivers and many streams and springs.
Hazorchashma is the last lake in the gorge of the Shing River. The road ends here and beyond this there are no further settlements and you find only the wildlife of the Fan Mountains.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Samarkand, Samarkand, Samarqand Province

Drive to boarder with Tajik guide/driver, drive to hotel in Samarkand with Uzbek driver

Duration: 2 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"A multiple entry Uzbekistan visa or visa waiver is required to re-enter Uzbekistan with this tour"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"



Hora de Inicio: 08:00 AM
Duración: 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Amir Temur Mausoleum Gur-i Amir Сomplex, 1/4, Universitetskiy Boulevard Бўстонсарой кўчаси, Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • English speaking guide in Tajikistan

No Incluye

  • Online Tajikistan visa $30, pls apply minimum 3 days before the tour online
  • German or French speaking licensed guide in Tajikistan $40/group
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • A multiple entry Uzbekistan visa or visa waiver is required to re-enter Uzbekistan with this tour

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