Fann Mountains

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Fann Mountains
Кӯҳҳои Фон / Fon togʻlari
Fann Mountains vertical 2013.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 5,489 m (18,009 ft)
Parent peak Chimtarga Peak
Coordinates 39°10′00.0″N 68°15′00.0″E / 39.166667°N 68.250000°E / 39.166667; 68.250000Coordinates: 39°10′00.0″N 68°15′00.0″E / 39.166667°N 68.250000°E / 39.166667; 68.250000
Geography
Fann Mountains is located in Tajikistan
Fann Mountains
Location in Western Tajikistan
Location Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Parent range Pamir-Alay

Fann Mountains (Tajik: Кӯҳҳои Фон, Uzbek: Fon togʻlari; also known as the Fanns) are part of the western Pamir-Alay mountain system and are primarily located in Tajikistan's Sughd Province between the Zarafshan Range to the north and the Gissar Range to the south.[1] In the east-west direction they extend from Fandarya River to Archimaydan River, and the cluster of Marguzor lakes west of Archimaydan is also included in the Fanns.

Peaks[edit]

The Fanns boast about a hundred peaks, with several rising to altitudes of more than 5,000 meters and relative elevations of up to 1,500 meters.[2] The highest point in Fann Mountains is Chimtarga peak (5,489 m). Other 5,000-meter peaks are Bodkhona (5,138 m), Chapdara (5,050 m), Big Hansa, Little Hansa (5,031 m), Zamok ('5,070 m), Mirali (5,132 m), and Energia (5,120 m).

Lakes

There are many lakes in the Fanns. The best known are Alaudin lakes in the Chapdara River valley, Kulikalon Lakes on the northern slope of Chimtarga peak, Allo Lake, and the most outstanding of all, Iskanderkul Lake.

Access

The best time for visiting is May–October for trekking and July–September for mountaineering, when the weather is usually at its best. Access is generally from Pendjikent, which can be reached either from Dushanbe or Samarkand.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latombe, Jean-Claude. "Zigzagging in the Fann Mountains". Stanford University. 
  2. ^ "Fann mountains". TravelTajikistan.net. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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