The Fannsky Gory are a favoured place to trek and climb, being only a couple of hours from both Samarkand and Dushanbe. The main M34 between Dushanbe and Khojand winds through the fringes of the range, offering superb views. Iskander-Kul is a gorgeous mountain lake 24km (15mi) off the main road at the eastern end of the range with endless hiking opportunities.

Until a tunnel is completed under the Anzob Pass the route into the mountains will be closed from November to May.