Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul), Tajikistan

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#1 of 12 in Nature in Tajikistan
Glacial in origin, Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul) offers panoramic vistas from an altitude of 2,195 m (7,201 ft). The turquoise waters contrast wonderfully against its alpine surroundings and provide the perfect photo opportunity. Due to the water's high mineral content, the lake has barely any aquatic life, but the surrounding forest, a designated nature reserve, is home to an abundance of plant and animal life. Use our Hisor tour planning site to arrange your visit to Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul) and other attractions in Hisor.
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  • Beautiful mountains, turquoise-blue sea, lonely walks, hospitable village of shepherds. The summer recreation camp with wooden huts from Soviet past has earned something refreshing. Toilets, showers, accommodations are pretty screwed...
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »

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Hisor itself has no accommodations: aside from its reconstructed fortress, it is mostly a residential area. People exploring Hisor tend to do so while staying in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Located just half an hour's drive to the east, the capital possesses a wide range of accommodations, with modern hotels, simpler guesthouses, and even the odd hostel to choose from. Most lodgings in Dushanbe lie in the northeast of the city, in the district north of the airport, and east of Rudaki Park.
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