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Description to topographic map set Fann Mountains

Topographic map set Fann Mountains has a short reference article now.

In this article you will information about the geological structure and tectonic relief of the Fanns. It will be interesting for you to read about main rivers and lakes located in Fann Mountains. You will also get to know about flora and fauna typical for this region. Especially for tourists, there are descriptions of popular sights and places of rest among tourists.  The article provides as well a detailed description of climate in Fann Mountains.

The Fann Mountains are the highest part of the Zeravshan Range. They boast hundreds of beautiful peaks, located on the spurs of the Gissar and Turkestan ridges, in the south-west of Pamir-Alai. The picks are Mount Bodkhona (5,138 m), Mirali (5,132 m), Energiya (5,105 m), Zamok (5,070 m), Chapdara (5,050 m), Bolshaya Hanza (5,306 m) and Malaya Hanza (5,031 m). The highest summit in the region is Chimtarga (5,487 m).

All the rivers in the Fann Mountains flow into the Zeravshan River. The left tributaries of the Zeravshan, the Voru and Fandarya Rivers, play an important role because they supply water for the Samarkand and Bukhara oases.

There are about 30 lakes in the Fann Mountains. The best-known are Alaudin lakes situated in the valley of the Chapdara River. Kulikalon lakes and Lake Allo are also quite popular. Lake Iskanderkul is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan.

The most popular climbing routes are: the way up Mount Energiya from the Chimtarga Pass, the way up Mirali from the Chimtarga Pass, the way up Bolshaya Hanza from the Saddle Hanzy Pass and the way up Malaya Hanza along the slope from the Gusev-Mukhin Pass. Other popular sights are the Anzob Wall, Zamin-Karor and the Dugdon massif, the southern slopes of which go down to the valley of the Karakul River.

Mapstor news 27-10-2008