Artuch Alp Base Camp

Artuch Alp, Tajikistan

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  • A basic yet comfortable camp with purpose-built cottage accommodation high in the Fann Mountains
  • Often the start or end of any trek through the Fanns and the perfect place to acclimatise to the altitude
  • Infrastructure is more developed here at Artuch Alp, with showers, western toilets and a sauna

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A mountainous country ideal for trekking, Tajikistan is best visited between July-September when the snows begin to clear leaving high mountain roads and hiking paths more accessible. It is best to avoid winters when temperatures plummet below 0°C and heavy snow may slow down or block road access. Tajikistan is the wettest of the Central Asia nations, with the average annual precipitation around 500-600mm and up to 1,500mm in the mountains.

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Perched 2,200 metres above sea level, Artuch Alp Base Camp is a soviet-era climbers camp spread over 15 hectares of mountain meadows. This basic camp is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and is the start or end point for your Fann Mountain trek.

Offering simple yet comfortable accommodation amongst the stunning alpine scenery of Tajikistan’s Fann Mountains, Artuch Alp Base Camp is a simple camp with small cottages, round-the-clock electricity and a sauna for warming your weary muscles after a day of trekking. Opened in 1971, the camp at Artuch Alp is nested amongst mountain pastures with views of the lofty mountain peaks that surround you. Your accommodation is basic but comfortable, and there is a dining room serving hot food to fuel you for your trek. Showers and a sauna are available and there is electricity should you need to charge your camera ready for the stunning vistas that await you on your journey.
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Accommodation is spread amongst small, purpose-built cottages. Double rooms are available, along with larger rooms for groups travelling together.


Artuch Alp Base Camp has round-the-clock electricity, showers, western toilets and a sauna. There is also a dining hall serving traditional Tajik fare to fuel you for your onwards trek.


Artuch Alp Base Camp is the perfect place to acclimatise yourself to the high altitude of the Fann Mountains before setting off on your trek. To explore a little of the area, you can take the short 2-hour trek to the stunning Chukurak Lake, located 1 kilometre from the camp.


  • Trek Chukurak Lake

    Enjoy a trek from Artuch Camp to Chukurak Lake, a beautiful lake in western Tajikistan.

Holiday Ideas

  • Walk Tajikistan

    Dushanbe, Nofin, Artuch Alp, Fann Mountains, Khujand, Iskanderkul & Dushanbe

    from £2500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Traverse through a nation swept with 93% mountain panoramas
    • Trek through pristine, untouched nature with crystal clear lakes & oasis of jade green vegetation
    • Unravel wealth of history in Tajikistan's less-visited Silk Road cities

Location & directions

Artuch Alp, Tajikistan

Artuch Alp Base Camp is located in the heart of Fann Mountains 80 km away from Penjikent (approximately 3 hours by road) and 280km from Tajikistan’s capital city, Dushanbe.

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