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Fann Mountains and Yagnob Valley Ride

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A several day ride that travels through a remote mountainous valley in Tajikistan.


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89.2

Miles

143.5

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Singletrack

10,967' 3,343 m

High

5,478' 1,670 m

Low

7,692' 2,344 m

Up

8,281' 2,524 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Commonly Bikepacked

Overview

This biking tour starts above Iskanderkul Lake in a small village surrounded by vast peaks. Over the next several days and 80 miles of riding, it travels through the rugged Yagnob Valley. Early descents give way to long, steady road climbs past villages, rivers, and towering mountains in this stark and beautiful landscape.

The final leg follows miles of doubletrack to the top of a high ridge before a fast and steep descent rushes down to the village of Rufigar.

Need to Know

The gear and camping logistics of this multi-day point-to-point ride can be difficult to arrange in these beautiful but remote mountains. Paramount Journey offers an inclusive guided tour, so you can focus on enjoying the riding and the views.

Otherwise, if you're attempting this on your own, be sure to hire a car and driver to meet you at the end and to shuttle riders to the start.

Description

Tower peaks, powerful rivers, and small villages make Tajikistan a beautiful and exciting place to visit. This multi-day trip starts with a day of descending and then steadily climbs to a steep ending for one final ripping descent. As you enjoy the area, make sure to meet the local people and learn about their culture. You'll also probably want to go for a refreshing swim at Iskanderkul Lake.

More info and maps available at Paramount Journey.

Shared By:

Alovaddin Kalonov

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Photos

Crossing the river in Yagnob is no easy feat!
Feb 18, 2017 near Mehron, TJ
Anzob Village dwells in the shadow of mighty mountains.
Feb 17, 2017 near Tagob, TJ
Enjoy the view in Yagnob Valley.
Feb 18, 2017 near Mehron, TJ

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