Sarez lake trekking 2024


Sarez Lake is a stunning high-altitude lake located in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. The trek to Sarez Lake is a challenging and rewarding experience that takes you through breathtaking mountain scenery, past traditional villages, and up to the pristine lake itself.

The treking covers a distance of approximately 50 km. Along the way, you'll pass through rugged terrain, including steep valleys and high mountain passes.

The highlight of the trek is reaching Sarez Lake, which is nestled in a remote and isolated valley at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. The lake was formed as a result of a massive landslide in 1911 and is surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks.

During the trek, you'll also have the opportunity to interact with locals and experience their way of life. You'll stay in traditional homestays and campsites along the way and enjoy delicious local cuisine.

Overall, the Sarez Lake trekking tour is an unforgettable adventure that offers breathtaking views, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment. It's a must-do for any serious trekker or nature enthusiast visiting Tajikistan.

  • Start early from Dushanbe and drive towards Kalaikhum
  • Visit the Khoburubot Pass and enjoy the scenic views
  • Reach Kalaikhum and check into a guesthouse or homestay
  • Explore the town and interact with the locals
  • Drive from Kalaikhum to Rushan
  • Enjoy the views of the Pamir Mountains and the Panj River
  • Reach Rushan and check into a guesthouse or homestay
  • Take a short hike to explore the nearby areas
  • Drive from Rushan to Jizev
  • Start the trek towards Sarez Lake
  • Trek through the beautiful Bartang Valley and enjoy the views of the mountains and the river
  • Reach Jizev and camp for the night
  • Continue the trek towards Sarez Lake
  • Cross the Bartang River and trek through the Sarez Canyon
  • Reach Sarez Lake and camp for the night
  • Spend the day exploring the lake and its surroundings
  • Enjoy the views of the snow-capped mountains and the turquoise waters of the lake
  • Take a swim in the lake or go fishing
  • Start the trek back towards Barchidif
  • Reach Barchidif and camp for the night
  • Driving back to Rushan and towards Kalaikhum
  • Check into a guesthouse or homestay in Kalaikhum
  • Relax and enjoy the views of the Panj River
  • Drive back to Dushanbe
  • End the trek and depart for your next destination


--> Remote location: Sarez Lake is located in a remote and isolated part of Tajikistan, which adds to the sense of adventure and excitement for trekkers. The journey to the lake involves traveling through rugged terrain and crossing high mountain passes, making it a challenging but rewarding trek.

--> Stunning scenery: The trek to Sarez Lake offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, with snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and rugged mountain terrain. The lake itself is a deep blue color and is surrounded by towering mountains, making it a truly breathtaking sight.

--> Cultural experience: The Pamir Mountains are home to several different ethnic groups, including the Wakhi, Kyrgyz, and Tajiks. Trekking through these remote villages and meeting the local people is a unique cultural experience that can be a highlight of the Sarez Lake trek.

--> Wildlife: The area around Sarez Lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including ibex, Marco Polo sheep, and snow leopards. Trekkers may have the opportunity to spot some of these rare and elusive animals during their trek.

--> Mountaineering opportunities: For experienced mountaineers, the Pamir Mountains offer a range of challenging peaks to climb, including Lenin Peak (7,134 meters) and Ismoil Somoni Peak (7,495 meters). These peaks provide an added challenge and adventure for those looking to take their trekking experience to the next level


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Trsnsportation


  • Visa and GBAO permit


Price upon request

Important Notes

    1. Permits: You will need a permit to visit Sarez Lake. Make sure to obtain the necessary permits well in advance of your trip.

    2. Altitude: Sarez Lake is located at an altitude of over 3,000 meters (10,000 feet). Altitude sickness is a real risk, so make sure to acclimatize properly and stay hydrated.

    3. For visiting Sarez lake, you need to apply 2 weeks earlier, so that we can plan your trip in advance.

    4. Trekking route: There are several trekking routes to Sarez Lake, with varying degrees of difficulty. Let us know by appointment to chose the best rote for you according to your fitness level!