Adventure vacations in the Pamirs
Outdoor Activities and Family Mountain Recreation
|Country:||Kyrgyzstan||View the route map »»|
|Itinerary:||Osh - Lenin Peak Yurt Camp - Osh|
|Tour duration:||8 days / 7 nights|
Guarantee Dates Of Group Tours In 2017:
|Group No.1. 02.07 - 09.07.2017||Group No.4. 23.07 - 30.07.2017|
|Group No.2. 09.07 - 16.07.2017||Group No.5. 30.07 - 06.08.2017|
|Group No.3. 16.07 - 23.07.2017||Group No.6. 06.08 - 13.08.2017|
Vacation in the Pamirs is a wonderful combination of uncombinable elements in a program for those who prefer unusual, contrasting but cozy mountain vacations. This mountain tour is a good chance for non-alpinists to try the inclement but beautiful alpine world. Attended by an experienced mountain guide, they will stay at one of our yurt camps, which will provide them with comfortable lodging and delicious hot meals prepared by professional cooks.
Lenin Peak area provides a lot ofopportunities for adventure tours and 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 and , amazingly clean mountain air, easy mountain hiking and walking trails, as well as meeting the local Pamiri people and getting familiar with everyday life of nomads. All these adventure 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.
Thanks to our Yurt Camp convenient location accessible to motor vehicles, this adventure trip can be taken as an exciting supplement to a cultural sightseeing tour of visa-free entry Kyrgyzstan (44 countries; max. 60-day stays) or just one of individual mountain getaways
- Tour program,
Tour program in detail
- How to come.
Visas & permits
- Useful information
|Vacation in the Pamir mountains 2017|
|Day 1.||Arrival in Osh. Meeting at airport or railway station. Transfer to Mountain Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot (3,600 m). Hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m).|
|Day 2.||Excursion to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. A walking trip to the yurts of the local people, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads, sampling of koumiss.|
|Day 3.||Hike up Petrovskiy Peak ridge. Master class in plov cooking.|
|Day 4.||Hike up to Camp 1 (4,400 m) via Puteshestvennikov Pass.|
|Day 5.||Optional: ascending a 4,750 m peak. For the rest of the group: free time, walking around Camp 1 (4,400 m).|
|Day 6.||Descent to Yurt Camp (3,600 m). A trip to the canyon of the Achik Tash River.|
|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||695 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: email@example.com
|•||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|
|•||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|
|•||Meals in cities|
TOUR PROGRAM 2017 IN DETAIL
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:
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.)
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.
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.
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- What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?
If you have any other questions about the tour, do not hesitate to contact our managers. We are always ready to help.
Phone: +7 (499) 50498 99
Photos of the tour:
Videos of the tour:
|Pamir Experience 2016||Base Camp Surroundings
On The Foot Of Lenin Peak
|Lenin Peak Slideshow||
Descent to the glacier’s crevasse. Lenin Peak
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