Vacation in the Pamirs

Outdoor Activities and Family Recreation in Pamir Mountains

 

Country: Kyrgyzstan View the route map »»
Itinerary: Osh - Lenin Peak Yurt Camp - Osh
Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights

We have launched the brand-new tour program Vacation in the Pamirs in visa-free entry Kyrgyzstan (44 countries; max. 60-day stays). Thanks to our Yurt Camp convenient location accessible to motor vehicles, this program can be taken as an exciting supplement to a cultural sightseeing tour or just an individual vacation.

Lenin Peak area provides a lot of recreational opportunities for those who want to stay in the Pamirs - perhaps with their children (recommended age - 8 and higher) during summer holidays - without climbing the mountain. It is where you can enjoy majestic alpine landscapes with fabulous lakes, amazingly clean mountain air, easy trail hiking, as well as meeting the local Pamiri people and getting familiar with everyday life of nomads. All these activities are possible in the vicinity of a comfortable yurt camp on Edelweiss Meadow (3,600 m) at the foot of the giant snowcapped mountain Lenin Peak (7,134 m).

You can also play volleyball, take part in fascinating master classes or relax in a sauna in the camp, as well as sample the delicious traditional Kyrgyz cuisine. You may want to hike up to the top of one of the nearest hills to enjoy the breathtaking view of Alay Valley, or to Yurt Camp 1 (4,400 m) where climbers from many countries set out on their Lenin Peak conquests.

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Vacation in the Pamirs Tour Program
Day 1. Arrival in Osh. Meeting at airport or railway station. Transfer to Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot (3,600 m).
Day 2. Excursion to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Master class in plov cooking.
Day 3. Hike up to Leek (Lukovaya) Meadow. A walking trip to the yurts of the local people, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads, sampling of koumiss (also kumiss or kumis).
Day 4. Hike up Petrovskiy Peak ridge. A supper at a local house with a Kyrgyz family, where you can taste traditional nomadic food.
Day 5. Hike up to Yurt Camp 1 (4,400 m).
Day 6. Descent to Yurt Camp (3,600 m).
Day 7. Transfer to Osh. Hotel check-in.
Day 8. Transfer to airport. Departure.

You are to arrive in Osh early in the morning on any of the arrival dates fixed.
Osh - Yurt Camp departure time: 09:00.
If you arrive in Osh earlier, we can book a hotel room for you. The cost of hotel reservation and accommodation will be 45 USD per night per pax.

Cost of Tour
Cost per pax 615 USD
* This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group.
*Please contact our operators for all individual requests: adventure@centralasia-travel.com

Cost includes:

Meeting / seeing off at airport
All transfers as per program
One-night accommodation in Osh’s best hotel (3*) with breakfast (the last day)
Accommodation of 2 pax tents in Yurt Camp
(Tents feature with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets.)
Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs
Heated communal yurts in Yurt Camp and Yurt Camp 1 for leisure, meals and entertainment
Mountain guide
First aid
Preparation of all necessary documents required to visit border guard zone, ecotax
Storage yurts in Yurt Camp and Yurt Camp 1
Sauna and shower cabins in Yurt Camp
Electricity consumption (220 V; 50 Hz).

Cost does not include:

Visa invitations and visa fees; - for the citizens of countries outside the CIS
International flights
Meals in cities
Health insurance.

 

Tour Program in Detail

Day 1. Arrival in Osh. Transfer to Yurt Camp (3,600 m).
Meeting at airport or railway station. Transfer to Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot (3,600 m). Accommodation in tents and dinner in Yurt Camp.

Located in South Kyrgyzstan, Osh is often referred to as ‘the southern capital’. It is the country’s second largest city. Once you arrive in Osh, you will meet kind and hospitable people and see green busy streets with a lot of cozy cafes. You will visit the exotic local bazaar, and Suleiman Mountain - the main Osh’s place of attraction and the only Kyrgyzstan’s World Heritage Site. The mountain rises in the middle of the city, which enhances its impressiveness and indicates that the Pamirs are not far already.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway. Almost immediately beyond the city the terrain becomes hilly, as if informing us of what we are to expect further on the way. And the further we went, the more grandiose and magnificent everything around us was becoming. After you have moved over Taldyk Mountain Pass (3,600 m), you will see the stunning scene of Alay Valley with the majestic snow-capped Zaalay Range of the Pamirs towering over it. The Alay Valley is characterised by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon. Its peaks, with Lenin Peak the highest of them, will probably be in sunset glow already, looking fantastic. Lenin Peak will be the last to ‘go out’ while you are moving on across the valley.

When you arrive at the camp (3,600 m) you will have a dinner in yurt (a yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia). Accommodation of 2 pax in 4-pax-capacity tents in Yurt Camp. Tents feature wooden boards with mattresses and bedclothes.

At night, visible in the dark, here will be the soaring Pamiri snow-capped peaks under the starry sky, so close to you now.

Day 2. Excursion to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Master class in plov cooking.
You will be able to see everything around well in the morning. Lenin Peak, standing out in the surroundings, is at a distance of only 15 kilometers from the camp. At first, it is hard to believe giant mountains like this ever exist, but as you have finally understood it is reality and have admired the scene enough, you start examining the camp. Besides the large comfortable tents you stayed in overnight, there are also yurts. The main yurt of the camp is our ‘mess hall’. You are going to have breakfast in it. Once you are inside, you will see traditional Kyrgyz decorations on its walls, as well as lot of photographs and feedback comments of our guests from almost all over the world. The next yurt features traditional Kyrgyz interior; it is where our guests very much like to have lunch sitting on traditional kurpacha mattresses laid on carpets.

As the camp is situated at a considerable altitude of 3,600 m, some of you may have symptoms of ‘mountain sickness’ (headache, slight dizziness). It is a natural adaptation to altitude (acclimatization), and the best way to help your organism overcome this short uncomfortable condition is, strange though it may seem, to move as much as you can.

If you do not want to stay in the camp to sunbathe or do something else after breakfast, you can go on an excursion to the nearest lakes. Lakes are here and there in the valley, each is uniquely beautiful and so promising terrific photos. You can even swim in them: the water is cold but bearable. Enjoying the excursion, do not miss your lunch though.

At lunch time we shall come back to the Yurt Camp. In the afternoon you will be given a master class in cooking authentic plov (also spelled pilaf, pilaff, pilau, pilav, polow, pulaw, pulao)!

In the evening almost all the campers get together in the main yurt with a fire in it. They come from many countries so it is a perfect place to meet interesting people and listen to intriguing and useful stories and facts.

Day 3. Hike up to Leek (Lukovaya) Meadow. A walking trip to the yurts of the local people, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads, sampling of koumiss (also kumiss or kumis).
You have found your feet in the camp already; you know where the sauna (yes, a real sauna!) and all other facilities are.

Today we are hiking to Leek Meadow 200 meters above the camp where wild leek grows. A lot of marmots live there; the meadow is pockmarked with their burrows. They are so curious that you can photograph them at a distance of about 3-4 meters. They are big and shaggy, and when finally scared, they rush back to their burrows with screeches, showing their fluffy tails - cute and funny animals.

Pamirs summer is very short but awesome. You can see amazing variegated flowers on the glades near Base Camp (3600 m).

After returning to the Camp you can play a couple of alpine volleyball matches. This light physical activity will make you excited and give you an excellent mood!

And after the lunch and a short rest we shall go to the local people’s yurts to acquaint ourselves with the life and traditions of mountain nomads, who will no doubt treat you in their traditional beverage koumiss.

Koumiss (kumiss, kumis) has peculiar taste. Sourish and sweetish, slightly intoxicating and instantly invigorating, smacking at once of kvass, kefir and even wine, authentic koumiss has a rather specific flavour, which may cause dislike in those who drink it for the first time.

Mare’s milk is the basic ingredient of classic koumiss. A special enzyme added to the milk turns it into a delicious reinvigorating and refreshing drink. Authentic koumiss is rich in proteins, fats, vitamins (B1, B2, C and biotin, as well as pantothenic and folic acids), calcium, phosphorus and many other chemical elements and agents good for health. Microelements in koumiss help satisfy thirst and restore the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract.

Apart from its refreshing and nourishing function, koumiss has gained the status of an alcoholic drink, as the natural fermentation leads to 1-3 % or higher alcohol content in koumiss.

Day 4. Hike up Petrovskiy Peak ridge. A supper at a local house with a Kyrgyz family, where you can taste traditional nomadic food.
We invite you to ascend the ridge running from Petrovskiy Peak (4,830 m). The hike will not be difficult and yield a lot of pleasure, especially if you are a lover of photography. To reach an altitude of 4,400 m would be enough; from here you can obtain a great panorama: the base camps in full view, the Alay Valley on the horizon, multicoloured slopes on the other side, the Travellers’ (Puteshestvennikov) Pass and the glacier of Lenin Peak behind it going up, like a broad white road, to the snowy caps of the peak proper.

When International Paragliding Festival is held there, you will have a chance to fly a paraglider off the ridge - with an instructor or alone.

The nature triumphs there over the man, in a confident, regal way. A vast space that cannot be tamed, one can only adapt oneself to it. And contemplate. The majesty of the local nature arouses in men a strong desire to create, to express that inconceivable feeling that arises in the depths of the human soul. Experts say that everyone can draw. Even those who think they can’t. Professional artists will bring home masterpieces, while amateurs – sketches, which, famed, will occupy their place on the wall to arouse the warmest memories in their creator’s soul. Will you try? There will be enough time for it at the Base Camp.

We shall have supper in the house of an ordinary Kyrgyz family, which in summer lives in an ordinary yurt doing its everyday business. There you can eat traditional nomadic food, which these people make with their own hands.

Day 5. Hike up to Yurt Camp 1 (4,400 m).
Join us hiking up to Camp 1 (4,400 m) slowly but surely, with breathtaking views opening before you at every turn of the trail. We shall cross Leek Meadow, saying hello to the marmots, and reach the waterfall. Its water is always brown, irrespective of rain, snow or no precipitation at all. Then we shall go up to and over Travelers’ (Puteshestvennikov) Mountain Pass (4,150 m), go down to the stream and ford it; when autumn is coming, it can be crossed along stepping stones.

Then we shall hike along Lenin Glacier and ascend the moraine Yurt Camp 1 is pitched on. It will take from 5 to 7 hours to get there but it is well worth the effort. The view of Lenin Peak you will get in Camp 1 is absolutely different: you can see the peak itself and the lower part of its huge snowy slope; so close to you now, it is running up and away…

You may spend the rest of the day exploring the area around the camp and photographing. Do not be surprised if it starts snowing - it is normal at this altitude. In the yurt and tents, however, it will be warm, and you will be offered as tasty and filling food as in Yurt Camp. The atmosphere there is a bit different: the area is more elevated, the air is cooler and the colours prevailing are white, grey and blue. There you feel closer to the sky, closer to the Mountain, the snow-covered summit of Lenin Peak (7134 m), clearly visible, just in front of you.

The people you will meet in Camp 1 are mostly climbers - setting out on their ascents of the mountain or returning, and then cheered and hugged by everybody. They are very interesting people: a bit crazy about climbing and yet gregarious and fond of singing to the guitar.

Day 6. Descent to Yurt Camp (3,600 m).
After a breakfast in yurt you can explore the large moraine over Lenin Glacier, take pictures, visit beautiful glacial lake with extremely cold water. You may be lucky to see an avalanche rolling down a Lenin Peak side nearby, and even photograph it. (Do not worry. Camp 1 is in the safe place.) Do not forget you must wear sunglasses to protect the eyes.

It is a pity we cannot stay in Yurt Camp 1 longer. As we come back to Yurt Camp, we are cheered and invited to dinner - Bon appétit! You will be given our company’s certificates of achievement in reaching the 4,400-meter altitude in the Pamirs. Congratulations!

Day 7. Transfer to Osh. Hotel check-in.
Saying goodbye to the majestic mountains, you will set out on a journey back to warm Osh city. The grand Lenin Peak Mountain and its siblings will probably always be part of your most pleasant memories… On arriving in Osh, you will check in at the hotel and have a good rest before going on back home. Leisure time.

Day 8. Transfer to airport. Departure.

 

How to Come to Lenin Peak Yurt Camp

A journey to our Yurt Camp on Edelweiss Meadow at the foot of Lenin Peak (3,600 m) takes 5-6 hours if you set out on it from Osh where you can easily get by air; international flights arrive in the city every day. We shall travel in a comfortable motor vehicle along the Pamir Highway over picturesque mountain passes, through cute native mountain villages and Alay Valley.
Russian nationals do not need visas to enter Kyrgyzstan; only their internal passports are required to visit the country. There are regular direct flights to Osh from Moscow and other Russian cities and CIS countries, so if you arrive in Osh in the morning, you will have dinner in a Yurt Camp traditional Kyrgyz yurt in the Pamirs in the evening the same day already.
If you have time to stroll about Osh, you will be pleased with the views and colors of this Asian city. Osh is often referred to as ‘the southern capital’ of Kyrgyzstan. It is the country’s second largest city. You will meet kind and hospitable people and see green busy streets with a lot of cozy cafes. You will visit the exotic local bazaar, and Suleiman Mountain - the main Osh’s place of attraction and the only Kyrgyzstan’s World Heritage Site. The mountain rises in the middle of the city, which enhances its impressiveness and indicates that the Pamirs are not far already.

There are three ways to get to Lenin Peak Yurt Camp:

1. Via Osh, proceeding to the camp by road (Thanks to Kyrgyz visa-free regime regulations and the flights to Osh from Moscow and other CIS cities, including Turkish Airlines flights, this is the best way today, since it allows for saving money and, most importantly, time.)
2. Via Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, proceeding to Osh and thence to the camp by road (The journey from Tashkent to Osh will take 6-7 hours. On the way to Osh you will travel through the picturesque Kamchik Mountain Pass and Ferghana Valley. Nationals of non-CIS countries will need Uzbekistan visas to come via Tashkent.)
3. Via Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, proceeding to Osh by air and thence to the camp by road. (Note the flight baggage allowance is 15 kg, with additional weight to cost 0.7 EURO per kg.)

Visas and Permits

Kyrgyzstan allows visa-free entry for nationals of Russia and other SIC countries.

Since August 2012, nationals of another 44 countries have been allowed visa-free entry into and stay in Kyrgyzstan for the period of maximum 60 days, which makes a visit to the country easier and cheaper.

The 44 countries enjoying Kyrgyzstan visa-free regime are the following:

Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican

The regulations require that any visitor has a pass to the border guard zone Lenin Peak is located in. In order to get it, you will have to send us a photocopy of your passport and the due dates of your visit at least 1 month prior to it.

Note: If you are going on a cultural tour around Uzbekistan’s historic cities Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Kokand and others, you will need an Uzbekistan entry visa unless you are a citizen of a CIS country. (Nationals of CIS countries must have their international passports to visit Uzbekistan.)

 

Useful Information

Our Yurt Camp is a perfect holiday place for families with children. It is just a happy hunting ground for them to play various games, hike with their parents, swim in the lakes, ride horses, fly kites (Light winds always blow in the area, so kites take off easily there.) and engage in many more other exciting activities.

There is always saddled horse available in the camp to go on a riding excursion around the Achik-Tash River valley - it is so beautiful there! You can ride to the lakes, Leek Meadow with a lot of funny marmots, or just anywhere you like in the area just for riding pleasure.

This year we are bringing mountain bikes to the camp! The entire Alay Valley, including Achik-Tash River valley, is perfect for bike riding excursions. The terrain is almost flat there; even AN-2 aircraft uses it. There are a lot of tracks in the valley, and the views you will have while driving around will be really stunning. None of our guests has ever gone bike riding there, so you can be among the pioneers this year.

Every summer Kyrgyz herding families set up their yurts in Achik-Tash River valley - just like centuries ago. They bring sheep, cows, goats and even yaks to the local pastures. While the men on horseback handle the cattle, the women do housework and make various handicrafts. Their yurts feature traditional felt and woven rugs and decorations. As a guest you will always be welcome in the yurts; the hosts will be happy to show you their works and tell how they make them.

Anyone seeking out inspiration - photographers, writers, artists, musicians, etc. - will certainly find it in the camp. The terrific views and remoteness from civilization will be as benefitting as nowhere else.

Besides two large traditional Kyzrgyz yurts for communal use, Yurt Camp features comfortable 4-pax half-barrel tents with bed clothes in them. The camp holds 100 people at a time, and so does Yurt Camp 1.
The communal yurts are heated in the evening, with campers getting together in them and staying till late at night.

Three times a day the camp provides each guest with delicious meals made by our committed masters of cookery. There is a store of fresh fruit in the camp (apples, pears, grapes, peaches, apricots, melons and watermelons), as well as fresh vegetable salads, Asian sweets, dry fruit, various nuts, candies, crackers, several types of tea and coffee. It is also possible to buy juices, mineral water, beer and even stronger alcoholic beverages on site.

Yurt Camp boasts a real sauna. It is another yurt, smaller in size, which is equipped for washing and steam-bath taking purposes. It is relaxing and comfortable inside, and there is always hot and cold water in abundance in it.

The camp features internet access. In addition, we can help you to browse and record your photos or videos, or play your favorite movies and music. Even a discotheque can be arranged if you like; there are always campers who enjoy dancing.

There is always a professional doctor on duty in the camp, as well as a rescue team ready to help.

The camp features a volleyball court with a net. Just build teams and play! Cheering rooters will certainly be there.

Mobile communications, such as portable radios and satellite phones, are never a problem in the camp. Cellular phone reception is also good in the area; many campers use cell phones instead of walkie-talkies.

We care for nature. The camp trash is carefully sorted and taken to the city waste sites or eliminated in the camp without harm to the environment.

Route Map

Resort in the Pamirs Route Map

 

  1. What is Vacation in the Pamirs?
  2. What is the best time to take Vacation in the Pamirs?
  3. What is the minimal age for the participation in ‘Vacation in the Pamirs’ program? Can children stay at high altitudes?
  4. What is the night and day temperature in the yurt camps?
  5. What kind of clothes should I wear in the area?
  6. Should I get travel insurance?
  7. What are the chances of running into dangerous creatures such as venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, ticks?
  8. What services are included in the program?
  9. Can people with health problems take the tour?
  10. What should I do if I feel bad in Yurt Camp or Camp 1?
  11. What facilities do the yurt camps feature?
  12. What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?

1. What is Vacation in the Pamirs?
Vacation in the Pamirs is a unique tour allowing for combination of several recreational activities. While it provides a lot of adventure opportunities, such as hiking and horse riding, it is also intended for adults with no special training, and children. The tour program is optional; the campers will have complete freedom in planning their stays during the tour.
 
2. What is the best time to take Vacation in the Pamirs?
You can choose one of the four arrival dates to suit your convenience. See the table Dates above.You are to arrive in Osh early on the day chosen, or the day before. The time of departure from Osh to Yurt Camp is 09:00. If you arrive on the previous day we can reserve a room in an Osh’s hotel for you and meet you at the airport. The cost of such hotel reservation and accommodation will be 45 USD per night per pax.
 
3. What is the minimal age for the participation in ‘Vacation in the Pamirs’ program? Can children stay at high altitudes?
As the Base Camp is situated at an elevation of 3,600 m, we strongly recommend that you avoid taking children under 8 there.
According to UIAA, only children aged 8 and older react to high-altitude conditions in the same way as adults do, and have the same symptoms of the mountain disease. As for younger children, their reaction is unpredictable and, therefore, they should not be brought to an altitude of more than 3,000 to 4,000 m, while their sleep altitude should not be higher than 2,500 m.
If you take your child to high-altitude areas, you must make sure he/she is absolutely well. Please, consult your pediatrician before going to the mountains with your child.
The particular risks of exposure of children to high altitude have not been thoroughly studied and much of the advice must necessarily be extrapolated from adult data with due considerations of the influence of growth and development. As known so far children are not under more restrictions to acute exposure to altitude than adults.
Note: Young children are generally poor at communicating their physiological discomfort, i.e. unlikely to say they are dangerous cold, can’t feel their fingers (assuming they have enough language skills). They would probably just become very quiet and still. A child’s thermal regulation is immaturely developed, as is their ability to adapt to hypoxic exposure when compared to an adult.
Reflection from snow and a thinner atmospheric layer at high altitude make the risk of solar ultraviolet radiation burns more likely than at sea level. Children are more likely to burn than adults if exposed to excess sun. Appropriate sun-block creams (protection from UVA and UVB, SPF at least 30, applied before sun exposure), hats, long sleeves and goggles are required to prevent sunburn or snowblindness.
Adequate clothing is essential to prevent misery, hypothermia, and frostbite.
 
4. What is the night and day temperature in the yurt camps?
The day temperature in Yurt Camp in July-August varies from +5°С to +30°С; at night it is from +3°С to +15°С. The season is usually sunny and precipitation-free at this altitude. It might snow, rarely; if it does, the snow fallen melts quite quickly.
It snows more often in Yurt Camp 1, since it is located at an altitude of 4,400 m. It is up to +25°С in sunny weather and around 0°С in bad weather there.
 
5. What kind of clothes should I wear in the area?
We recommend that you have the following clothes and gear:
A moderate-sized backpack to hike with
Travel bag to transport luggage on pack animals to Camp 1
Sunscreen lotion, with 30 SPF or higher
Sleeping bag, downy is the best (for Camp 1)
Sunglasses
Warm jacket (Gore-Tex and downy is the best)
Heavy-duty boots with lug soles (for hiking)
Sneakers and sport sandals
Wind jacket
Nylon pants, warm or padded trousers
Shorts
Fleece sweater
Long-sleeve cotton shirt
T-shirts (2 pc)
Knit cap
Sun hat
Thick synthetic socks (2-3 pairs)
Thin woolen socks (2-3 pairs)
Cotton socks (3-4 pairs)
Gloves
2-3 sets of underwear
Waterproof cloak.
 
6. Should I get travel insurance?
Yes, it is even necessary. Before setting off, you should get it covering the sum of 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Though the tour is safe, you understand it is important to be insured against possible risks.
 
7. What are the chances of running into dangerous creatures such as venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, ticks?
Our experience in the area proves such chances are very slim.
 
8. What services are included in the program?
The services included are aimed at providing as much comfort as possible. The cost of the tour includes:
Meeting / seeing off at airport
All transfers as per program
One-night accommodation in Osh’s best hotel (3*) with breakfast (the last day)
Accommodation of 2 pax tents in Yurt Camp
(Tents feature with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets.)
Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs
Heated communal yurts in Yurt Camp and Yurt Camp 1 for leisure, meals and entertainment
Mountain guide
First aid
Preparation of all necessary documents required to visit border guard zone, ecotax
Storage yurts in Yurt Camp and Yurt Camp 1
Sauna and shower cabins in Yurt Camp
Electricity consumption (220 V; 50 Hz).
 
9. Can people with health problems take the tour?
You should take account of the 3,600-meter altitude our Yurt Camp is at. It is the altitude where some people may develop symptoms of mountain sickness. That is why those suffering from cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and asthma should see their doctors for advice about taking the tour.
 
10. What should I do if I feel bad in Yurt Camp or Camp 1?
There is always a doctor on duty in Yurt Camp and Camp 1 you can go to. Both camps have stores of medicines for most probable cases there.
If a guest has a serious condition requiring hospitalization, he/she will be transported to the nearest hospital. This person’s travel insurance is to cover all the expenses in this case.
 
11. What facilities do the yurt camps feature?
Yurt Camp on the picturesque Edelweiss Meadow features the following:
Traditional Kyrgyz yurts, including one for communal use, where campers have meals, socialize and enjoy various entertainments (The yurts have heating stoves lighted daily, chairs and tables, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in the communal one.)
Comfortable and spacious 4-pax half-barrel tents on special platforms, with sleeping boards, mattresses and all necessary bed clothes
Sauna (operated daily in the afternoon)
City standard flush toilet
Tap stands with soap and mirrors
Storage yurt
Volleyball court, ball
Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs
Electricity supply, Internet access, two-way radios, satellite phone.

Yurt Camp 1 on Lenin Peak moraine has the following:
Two yurts featuring heating stoves (lighted daily), with tables and chairs, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in one of them
Specious half-barrel tents
Toilet (always kept clean)
Storage yurt
Satellite phone, two-ways radios, battery charging facility
Sauna.
 
12. What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?
US dollars, euros, Russian rubles and Kyrgyz soms are all accepted. However, US dollars are preferable.

If you have any other questions about the tour, do not hesitate to contact our managers. We are always ready to help.

Contact Details:
E-mail: adventure@centralasia-travel.com
Phone: +7 (499) 50498 99

Photos of the tour:

The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Travelers Pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The kitchen at the base camp. Board at the base camps of Lenin Peak
Cooking non (bread) in tandyr. Base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m) Tortillas (non) - Central Asia Bread Horseback riding at the base camp of Lenin Peak Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Volleyball at the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Yurts at the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Baking bread in the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Baking bread in the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walking on the lakes. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Cooking khorovats and barbecue in the first camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Flowers of Pamir. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Paragliding in the base camp of Lenin Peak Yaks. Pamir-Alai, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Biking around the base camp Walk around the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walk around the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Surroundings of Lenin Peak base camp Surroundings of Lenin Peak base camp Surroundings of Lenin Peak base camp At rest in the base camp of Lenin Peak The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan In the base camp of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Tea drinking in the fresh air. Camp 1 (4400m), Lenin Peak, Kyrgyzstan In Camp 1 of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan In the base camp of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Surroundings of Lenin Peak base camp Surroundings of Lenin Peak base camp Surroundings of Lenin Peak base camp Surroundings of Lenin Peak Camp 1 Flowers of Pamir. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Tulpar Kol lake. Chon-Alai valley, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The surroundings of the lake Tulpar Kol. Chon-Alai valley, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The surroundings of the lake Tulpar Kol. Chon-Alai valley, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Taldyk Pass (3615 m). Pamir In the base camp of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan In the base camp of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan In the Camp 1 of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lunch at the camp 1. Board at the base camps of Lenin Peak Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walk around the camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walk around the camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walk around the camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walk around the camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walk around the camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Presentation of certificates. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Mushrooms on Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Presentation of certificates. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Presentation of certificates. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Departure from the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Departure from the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Surroundings of Lenin Peak Camp 1 On the way to the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Chon-Alai valley. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Chon-Alai valley. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Chon-Alai valley. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Petroglyph near the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walking on the lakes. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Walking on the lakes. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Return to base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

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Мария Барановская 26.01.2016 08:28
Мы, участники культурной программы ”Курортный Памир” хотим высказать свою благодарность за отличную организацию: встречу в аэропорту, мероприятия в Базовом Лагере: поход на луковую поляну, к озёрам, знакомство с самобытными традициями и национальной кухней.
Незабываемые впечатления остались от пребывания в 1м Лагере, у подножия Пика Ленина. Особая благодарность за гостеприимство, кухню Базовом и 1м Лагерях и признательность нашему гиду Алексею за профессионализм и терпение.
Желаем фирме “Central Asia Travel” процветания, благополучия, новых участников.
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