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Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul)

Iskanderkul | Saratog, Tajikistan
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Large blue lake

Iskanderkul is a large, beautiful colored lake. However the lakes in the Fann mountains and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
sean l
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Trekking in Fann mountains

If you visit the other lakes in Fann mountains, just pass thru or don't go there! The mountain... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Šárka A
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Iskanderkul | Saratog, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Iskanderkul is a large, beautiful colored lake. However the lakes in the Fann mountains and trekking opportunities there are superior to Iskanderkul. Hiking in nearby saratog valley also better.

Thank sean l
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you visit the other lakes in Fann mountains, just pass thru or don't go there! The mountain lakes are MUCH more beautiful. The payed campsite is average at best and the "restaurant and hotel" just at the entrance to the lake is terrible! The...More

Thank Šárka A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

On one of the first days of October 2016 we stayed a night at Iskanderkul in the Turbaza cottage park. We stayed in room 7. This holiday park with cottages is located on the northern shore of Lake Iskanderkul, about 300 meters from the place...More

1  Thank MarcelTraveller
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed in a hostel/homestay up the valley from the lake - there is accommodation on the lake in small cabins, but the hostel gets you up a lot higher - depending on the spelling, the village is Sarytag, or Saritag. Nascent tourist business - a...More

Thank gwilliams
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The turquoise water is stoning, not matter if Alexander The Great really used the shore for his camp site. It's a long ride from Dushanbe and you really have to see the lake during different day time to see how the color and light is...More

Thank Tyrolians
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It was a long drive but it was totally worth it - the scenery on the way and there was stunning. The contrast between the dry mountains and fertile valleys was stark, with the gorgeous blue glacial water.

Thank Aneirahh
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Arrange for a driver, a 4x4 is good to have but not a must, and go on a day trip to this lovely spot. It takes around four hours, and costs no more than $125 for car and driver. Buy produce and meat for a...More

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The drive there from Dushanbe took bit less than 3h and was definitely worth it! The lake in mountain views looked amazing. It's worth to walk to the waterfall as well and to the mountain close to entry gate to get panorama view.

Thank iippa23
Reviewed 31 July 2015

It is easy to find shared transport Duchanbe Sarvoda, right now the Anzob tunnel is closed and the (poor) road goes through the spectacular Anzob Pass, 3300 m. It is also rather easy to get lifts (generally fee) from Sarvoda to Iskender Kul. It is...More

1  Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We hired a car ($200 for the day) to get from Dushanbe to Iskanderkul and back (3.5-4hrs each way). Not only was the drive incredibly beautiful driving through the high mountains and through small villages, but once we got to the lake we were blown...More

2  Thank ssl332332
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