Ascent to Lenin Peak (7134m)

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Lenin Peak

Mt. Lenin Peak (7134m) is considered to be one of the most popular, easily of accessed and hence most frequented summits among 7,000m peaks of the Pamir. It’s a common belief that the Lenin Peak (Pik Lenin) is one of the easiest of the CIS’s four 7,000m-odd peaks to climb, a statement which is true to a certain extent but is far from representing the whole story. It must be remembered that an altitude over 7,000m places the peak clearly in the category of high-altitude climbing. The ascent route in itself is not a technically difficult one and is normally carried out by mountaineers climbing in a roped-up-pair manner. However, the success or failure of your Lenin Peak expedition is often dependant on such treacherous factors as weather and the ever pressing altitude. In order to succeed a climber has to be of good physical condition, have appropriate climbing gear and be fully prepared in terms of good, safe acclimatization.

Traditionally, expeditions access the Base Camp (BC) from the town of Osh. The evident advantage of the financial affordability of the Lenin Peak program lays in the fact, that the helicopter services will not be necessary for reaching the Base Camp, using of standard vehicle will be enough. From Osh to the Base Camp of the Lenin Peak we drive along the Pamir Highway M-41.

Attention please! Lenin Peak ascent is classed as an extreme activity. Each member takes complete responsibility for their decision to participate in this program and is responsible for all actions and all possible consequences of their participation in this program.

The program for the ascent of Lenin Peak is recommended as acclimatization for the prospective mountaineer intending to attempt high altitude expeditions within the Himalayan and Tibetan regions, the legendary peaks of K-2, Everest, and Makalu among them.

Our camps will be open from June 15 till Septebmer 10, 2019

  • Economy option
    - 400 USD/1 pax
  • Business option
    - 1000 USD/1 pax
  • Combined group option
    - 1850 USD/1 pax
  • VIP option
    - 5510 USD/1 pax
  • How to get there.
    Visas, Permits.
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  • Osh - Osh
    1000 USD
  • Tashkent - Tashkent
    1100 USD
  • Bishkek - Bishkek
    1250 USD

 

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Basic program for ascent to the Lenin Peak 2019:
Day 1 Early arrival in Osh. Drive from Osh to the Base Camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m) on
Edelweiss Glade (280km, 5 hours). Accommodation in tents.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

Located in South KyrgyzstanOsh 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.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp (Base Camp of Lenin Peak) in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway (M41 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 characterized by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon.

Upon arrival at the Base Camp (3,600 m) on Edelweiss Glade you will be accommodated in comfortable base tents equipped with wooden floors and electricity (bedclothes are also provided). More of a hotel-room-sans-conveniences (located just outside) than a tent our participants are often pleasantly surprised.

The "Edelweiss Glade" BC is the largest one at the Achik Tash Tract and is the final point where it’s possible to trust the wheels of your off-road Jeep. Here’s the end of the “easy going” - your transport relies on your feet only from here on out!

Base Camp (3,600 m) is a complex of structures with all that’s necessary for comfortable dwelling: tents, kitchen, vapor bath, a number of toilets, a volleyball playing field, and most importantly a number of warm yurts (heated every day!), which can be used either as a dining-room or potentially a dancing hall!

Day 2 Get acquainted with the area. Prepare yourself for ascent.

Prepare yourself for ascent. Lenin peak

Wake up in the morning and get your breath stolen away with a stunning view: snow-clad XIX Party Conference Peak, pointed Pertovskiy Peak and, of course: the inimitable Lenin Peak. Tomorrow you set off to the Camp 1 which is a good point to think over where to leave your extra luggage and how to fill your spare time on the expedition. Your luggage will be perfectly safe in the BC’s luggage office, no need to worry as the Base Camp Superintendent is fully responsible for its integrity.

As for the first day’s free time, our best advice is not to stay idle in the camp all day but rather have a round hike to the Puteshestvennikov (Travelers’ Pass 4,200m) or walk down the valley for closer views of the alpine lakes. This affords the best acclimatization you can get at this stage, something you will be no doubt be thankful for further along the line.

Day 3 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

The ascent to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200 m) on a well-trodden track usually takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours - depending on the physical conditions of the participants. It’s always windy on the pass, which may also be snow-covered. Take a deep breath of air into your lungs as the panoramic view that opens up before you from the “Marmots’ Glade” lying just below the pass is astonishing. Local residents of the glade - marmots - whistling out different tunes dart in and out their holes, heedless of observing visitors.

Descent from the pass is simple and does not take long. Carry on along the track that goes nearly horizontally, keeping in parallel to the left-hand side moraine. Cross a rapid stream and carry on uphill along the path leading to the Lenin Glacier - approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Crossing the stream can sometimes be difficult because of high, violent water. Further along the body of the Lenin Glacier takes only 30 to 40 minutes. Mind crevasses! Note the bolder with a cross image and walk along the moraine to Camp 1 for 20 to 30 minutes.

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

Our Camp 1 is set up on the moraine of the Lenin Glacier and truly is most comfortable camp of the area. Three spacious and comfortable yurts provide nice and constant warmth. In 2007’s season we have managed to couple (!) two yurts - an achievement unheard of even by experienced Kyrgyz shepherds!

The yurt is the place you can get a delicious meal, cup of tea or brewed coffee. Listen to music, guitar playing, or use your PC to look through your photos or maybe even organize a party for a special occasion: completion of a successful assent, for instance!

You are accommodated in the same kind of comfortable base tents shared between 2-3 persons.

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2. Lenin peak

Out we go now to the Camp 1 - straight up and onward! First uphill along the Lenin Glacier to the foot of the grandiose North Face then further up across menacing crevasses on the steep slope, covered in very deep snow (80m-long stretch, gradient 35-40 degrees) using fixed ropes or climbing in a zigzag. Do not forget to stock your backpacks with sufficient amount of water and UV-protection cream (factor 25 and higher)! We then traverse the slope keeping to the right aiming at the plateau colloquially known as “Skovoroda” (Frying Pan). Cross the “Skovoroda” to reach Camp 2 (6 to 7 hours).

If you are a solo climber then you would better off finding a partner or hiring a guide for the day - we would certainly highly recommend this as over the years the snow cover situation on the slope has been changing dramatically, and not to the better.

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3. Lenin peak

From Camp 2 we ascend along the 25 to 30-degree steep slope to the adjacent ridge (2006’s season marked the path for a number of new big crevasses). Then, we carry on along the lengthy and nearly level slope, traversing it towards the last upward swing before the top of Razdelnaya Peak (6,200m, deep snow). From the top descend to “peremychka” (“saddle”) at 6,100 m. For the last two years the Camp 3 (6,100 m) has been positioned just at the foot of the Razdelnaya Peak.

The ascent normally takes about 5 to 6 hours. In case you feel nausea or suffer from a headache you should have appropriate the first-aid gear with you - you are at 6,100 m above sea level, you know!

Day 6 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

Descent is carried out on the same way and takes less time and effort. You can reach Camp 1 in 4 to 5 hours and there plunge yourself back into the comfort of civilization: Internet, good food and a cup of brewed coffee or a can of fruit juice.

Rest. You’ll be much better off that way for the next day’s descent to the Base Camp (3,600 m) where you can restore your physical strength and replenish your energy. The rule is: the lower the altitude, the faster and better restoration. After all, sleeping at a leafy green spot is far more pleasant.

Day 7 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Bathhouse. Base Camp.  Lenin peak

Oh, “Edelweiss Glade”! Oh, Base Camp! Home sweet home for us after all these days in those cheerless, endless snow fields! Feel free to strip your clothes off and lie down in the grassy glade, breathing in the aromas of the alpine motley grass, bathing in the warming beams of the Asian sun…

Those returning to BC after an ascent often dream of a feeling of CLEANLINESS. The BC administration offers excellent vapor baths available daily in the afternoon.

Day 8 Rest day.

Volleyball Court. Base Camp. Lenin peak

“Edelweiss Glade” is an excellent place for full-body relaxation. Those who’ve had enough of languishing in bed can seek active relaxation as we have a volley-ball net hanged up across the camp site with a ball always primed for use. If only every day was an active rest day! By the way, the volley-ball pitch regularly houses international games that everyone may take part in! Some participants play for specific...’interests’, for instance: a ram against a crate of beer. Fancy a game?

Day 9 Rest day.

Rest day. Lenin peak

Today you have a great opportunity to walk around and explore the picturesque environment, making friends of the local marmots and snapping reams of envy inducing photos for the folks back home. There are so many lakes around in Achik-Tash valley’s grassland that it seems like once upon a time, long ago when the Gods of these harsh lands had been in something of a good mood, they ventured to decorate these cheerless areas with something bright and joyful. The divine bowl capsizing high above, the refreshing blue water gushed out spreading from green hills to lowlands, deluging all the carols and cavities of this landscape. You can even swim here now!

Day 10 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Yurt. Camp 1. Lenin peak

Along the now well known path get to the Camp meet with its inhabitants and visit the yurt...

It’s extremely cozy here - just like home. When lanterns begin to shine and the darkness of the sky becomes dense and cold, the little world of the C1 converges to the size of micro cosmos, its life continuing to the illuminated island of the moraine deep inside of Lenin glacier… It’s strange to realize that you are, as such a small, defenseless person, at a dizzying distance high in the mountains, amid the mysterious and powerful Pamir... and you’re alright! You can’t get much cooler than that!

Day 11 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m). Lenin peak

Upwards again… The way does not seem quite so long as it was the first time around - this is normal and it’s a definite improvement as you’re able to look around and appreciate the scenery. And, at the same time as if by some miracle - your breathing isn’t quite so thrown out of rhythm by that capricious mistress that is altitude! Your shoulders feel the deluge of sun rays - the weather couldn’t be better today! Everyone thinks about the final goal on today’s ascent - most wishing it would come sooner! The main thing is that you should follow your body’s signals and listen to its prompts. Don’t let things slip and keep on top of everything yourself. The campsite is comfortable but not that big so you will have to get close to those neighbors of yours - the multiple “companions-in-arms” who would have already set up camp there by the time of your arrival.

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m). Lenin peak

Unbelievable - you’re walking above the clouds! A most startling fact… Try to settle in for the night with comfort, if it’s appropriate to mention given the altitude. You need rest however so refresh yourself and restore your reserves of strength expended during the day. It’s just great to not be alone here! Such a large number of like-minded people who can share your delight over the picture perfect surroundings. It doesn’t matter that your shoulders ache and your tongue can hardly move because that’s just part and parcel of your personal Pamir tale. Everything’s going to be fine and with luck you’ll feel well rested and refreshed for the morning! Tomorrow is the most crucial day of the whole expedition so ensure that even if restful sleep doesn’t come easily that you’ve had a much needed respite from the harsh conditions (with breakfast in the morning being a must).

Day 13 Ascent to the summit of the Lenin Peak (7134 m) and Descent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to the summit of the Lenin Peak (7134 m). Lenin peak

Early start at 5-6 AM, the summit is waiting for you! From “peremychka” keep on the steep 300m-long stretch that flattens out onto the so called “Nosh” (“knife”- a steep narrow ice ridge) - be extra as careful on this stretch! Carry on along the stony ridge towards the snow plateau (6,900 - 7,000 m) and finally continue on up to the summit.

And there we are - at the top! Woo! The whole of the Pamir lies at your feet!!!!!!

Take a souvenir photo, a 20 to 30 minute break (subject to good weather) and set off downhill along the same path as before towards Camp 3.

A useful tip: in the event of inclement weather don’t take unnecessary risks. A good mountaineer is a mountaineer who stays alive and a plateau at 6,900m can be exceptionally deceptive…Descend as fast as possible!

Day 14 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak

Good food in a warm yurt - bliss after such a gruelling ascent. Luckily enough there’s some ready and waiting for you at Camp 1! A successful climb is the perfect excuse for a drink or two with your new found companions tonight. Camp 1 is famous as a venue for all the many mountain folks from different corners of the world meeting together under the same felt roofs - those who have just descended from the top and those who are about to start. Certainly a place difficult to become/remain bored in. The warm yurt is more than conducive to presenting an atmosphere of camaraderie... One may well take the motto hanging from the yurt flap t heart: “YURT - CONNECTION PEOPLE”. There is but one pressing limitation unfortunately - time. The yurt closes at 23:00 PM as the superintendent marches up to send all present back to their tents, although perhaps for the best given many will be facing an all too early tart in the morning.

Day 15 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

Upon arrival why not have a vapour bath followed by a traditional special dinner set in the Kyrgyz yurt to celebrate your glorious return to BC. Upon preliminary agreement your dinner could include a very nicely done hunk of lamb. Indulge yourself in oriental exotics! Relax sitting on the traditional Kyrgyz “kurpacha” (mattress) and have a delicious piece of freshly cooked lamb. This is the essence of the international culture of the nomadic peoples and what a culture it is.

Day 16 Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

In the case that the weather was fine for you then feel free to use this reserve day for exploring Osh town. Most likely a day to remember!

Day 17 Drive from Base Camp to Osh.

Taldyk pass. Lenin peak

Accommodation in hotel. Feel the charm of an almost forgotten civilisation. Walk around the town at night for a spot of quiet reflection.

Day 18 Departure from Osh.

Sunset in the Pamirs

That’s it. Full stop. All the adventures from the last few potentially harrowing days are over. Tomorrow you won’t have to stress your mind with the detailing of your ascent plan, hectically packing your rucksack or exposing your body to the shrill Pamir winds. Tomorrow your normal routine recommences but even amidst the daily grind there may well appear a new whisper within inevitably pulling your mind back to those events of the past summer. The feeling that tickles the line into your ear: “Hey, let’s head back, we’ve left our friends behind in that nice warm yurt …”.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.
For persons who would like to visit our Yurt cams just for spending the time according their preferences and without some mountaineering intention then no problem: being alone, or with your friends, or with your sweetheart, or with your family even including your children - you are welcome! You also have unique chance to spend your vacations under foot of Lenin Peak, our special offer for you: "Vacation in the Pamirs" program!

Transfer Osh - Base Camp and return transfer Base Camp - Osh are possible at any convenient dates during the period of Base camp operation (from June 15 till September 10).

The cost of the tour for "Business" option:

Osh - Osh 1000 USD/per pax

PRICE-LIST for the additional services »»

The cost of "Business" option of the tour includes:

Meeting/seeing off at the airport;
Transfer Osh - BC and BC - Osh;
All needed documents arrangement (permit to the border zone);
OVIR registration;
Lunch boxes during transfer Osh - Base camp - Osh;
Accommodation in hotels (double-room accommodation) with breakfast:
- Osh (1 night);
Services in Base Camp (under the tour program) and Camp 1 (5 days) under Lenin Peak:
- Accommodation in four- berth tents in Base Camp per 2-3 members (tents are equipped with electrical outlets, individual lighting - desk camp, wooden deck flooring, mattresses, covers, pillows and furnishing: blanket cover, pillowcases and bed sheet);
- Accommodation in tents of Camp 1 per 2 members (tents are equipped with wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses);
- Full board of meals treatment (3 time of hot meals made by professional cookers, including vegetarian meals under request);
- Yurt - companion cabins (decorated in national style) with heat in Base Camp (3600m) and Camp 1 (4400m) for the rest and entertainments (music, guitar, table-top games, etc.);
- Using washstand and toilet at BC and C1;
- Electricity 220 В; 50 Hz;
- Rescue party registration.

!!! FREE BONUSES on the package "Business" from Central Asia Travel

•   Fixed set of altitude products for the time of ascent from the Base Camp storage;
•   Sauna and shower facility in Base Camp (3600 m);
•   Using storage-yurt at BC and C1;
•   Renting of equipment for the time of ascent (against a deposit):
-    Portable radio station with 1 set of batteries (AAA, 4 pcs);
-    Gas burner;
-    Main rope ∅ 9 ÷ 11 mm;
-    Avalanche shovel;
-    Shared tinware for cooking at intermediate high mountain
     camps C2 and C3;
-    Sleeping pad.
•   Medical services in Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m);
•   Consultation concerning the route.

Cost of the packages does not include:

Visa invitations and visa fees; - for the citizens of countries outside the CIS;
Medical expenses and insurance;
ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, medicines and medical service in Osh hospital, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation);
International airfare;
Services of rebooking hotels and air tickets for domestic flights.

If you decide to spend more than 5 days in Camp 1 instead of staying at Base Camp you will have to extra pay 35 USD/per person/ per day within the program.

If you decide to stay in Base Camp over the tour program duration then you will have to extra pay 30 USD/per person/ per day.

 

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Basic program for ascent to the Lenin Peak 2019:
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer by car: Tashkent - Osh (420km, 7-8 hours).

Early arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport, transfer to Osh.

On your way to Osh, you will be driving across several provinces of Uzbekistan, namely Tashkent Province (up to Kamchik Pass), Namangan Province and Andijan Province (the last two belonging to the overpopulated Fergana Valley). For the first two hours you will be bussing across the Tashkent Province known since early medieval as “Ilak” - the area rich in non-ferrous metals and brown coal. The highway runs amidst fertile fields of cotton, wheat and lucerne (alfalfa) along the Chatkal Range of the Tian Shan Mountain System. 50 km further and the bus turn left. We drive along the Ahangaran River (“The River of iron-work masters”) - witness to the long history of mining and metalworking in the area. On the other side of the river (10km away) is the town Almalyk - industrial hub of the province famous for its gold, copper, silver, zinc, lead, molybdenum and rare earth metal mines as well as the third largest factory in the former Soviet Union. 100km away from Tashkent in the valley of the Akhangaran River the town of Angren lies, known for being the home to Uzbekistan’s largest open-cast brown coal mine. Stretching eastward the Kuraminsky Range becomes visible on the other side of the river, once covered extensively by juniper forests that were logged and produced into in charcoal for use in the thriving metallurgy industry of medieval times. Still in the valley, one can see remains of the old charcoal producing furnaces. Having past the town we stop for panoramic views of the coal mine. Having crossed the river on the bridge we enter Namangan Province. The road zigzags uphill towards Kamchik Pass (2,285m) from where we descend to the Fergana Valley. The road is colloquially known as the “Road of Life” - for its great importance to the economy of Uzbekistan and is in fact, is the only transport artery directly connecting the Fergana Valley to mainland Uzbekistan. Even in the heart of winter the traffic never stops. Two huge tunnels have been recently hewn from the rocky massif to protect the road against avalanches and landslides.

The Fergana Valley is a real pearl of Uzbekistan. 300km long and 120km wide, the Valley is rich in not only population (up to 30% of total Uzbekistan’s population ) but also water sources (Sir-Daria River as well as dozens of canals and smaller water streams), fertile arable lands and important mineral reserves (including, inter alia, oil and gas). It was here that 5-6 thousand years ago ancient farmers were already growing grapes and lucerne - the plant cultures that were later to be cultivated and mastered by the people of the Chinese regions. In ancient times a branch of the Great Silk Route once laid across the Fergana Valley leaving evidence of an extensive international cultural exchange: remains of Zoroastrian, Buddhist and Nestorian Christian temples and monasteries are scattered throughout the valley.

We then cross the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border. Formalities at Uzbek-Kygyz border usually do not take long and are generally problem free. On the Kyrgyz side of the border our transport is ready awaiting us, promptly transferring us to the scheduled hotel.

Day 2 Drive from Osh to the Base Camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m) on Edelweiss Glade (280km, 5 hours). Accommodation in tents.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

Located in South KyrgyzstanOsh 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.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp (Base Camp of Lenin Peak) in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway (M41 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 characterized by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon.

Upon arrival at the Base Camp (3,600 m) on Edelweiss Glade you will be accommodated in comfortable base tents equipped with wooden floors and electricity (bedclothes are also provided). More of a hotel-room-sans-conveniences (located just outside) than a tent our participants are often pleasantly surprised.

The "Edelweiss Glade" BC is the largest one at the Achik Tash Tract and is the final point where it’s possible to trust the wheels of your off-road Jeep. Here’s the end of the “easy going” - your transport relies on your feet only from here on out!

Base Camp (3,600 m) is a complex of structures with all that’s necessary for comfortable dwelling: tents, kitchen, vapor bath, a number of toilets, a volleyball playing field, and most importantly a number of warm yurts (heated every day!), which can be used either as a dining-room or potentially a dancing hall!

Day 3 Get acquainted with the area. Prepare yourself for ascent.

Prepare yourself for ascent. Lenin peak

Wake up in the morning and get your breath stolen away with a stunning view: snow-clad XIX Party Conference Peak, pointed Pertovskiy Peak and, of course: the inimitable Lenin Peak. Tomorrow you set off to the Camp 1 which is a good point to think over where to leave your extra luggage and how to fill your spare time on the expedition. Your luggage will be perfectly safe in the BC’s luggage office, no need to worry as the Base Camp Superintendent is fully responsible for its integrity.

As for the first day’s free time, our best advice is not to stay idle in the camp all day but rather have a round hike to the Puteshestvennikov (Travelers’ Pass 4,200m) or walk down the valley for closer views of the alpine lakes. This affords the best acclimatization you can get at this stage, something you will be no doubt be thankful for further along the line.

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

The ascent to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200 m) on a well-trodden track usually takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours - depending on the physical conditions of the participants. It’s always windy on the pass, which may also be snow-covered. Take a deep breath of air into your lungs as the panoramic view that opens up before you from the “Marmots’ Glade” lying just below the pass is astonishing. Local residents of the glade - marmots - whistling out different tunes dart in and out their holes, heedless of observing visitors.

Descent from the pass is simple and does not take long. Carry on along the track that goes nearly horizontally, keeping in parallel to the left-hand side moraine. Cross a rapid stream and carry on uphill along the path leading to the Lenin Glacier - approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Crossing the stream can sometimes be difficult because of high, violent water. Further along the body of the Lenin Glacier takes only 30 to 40 minutes. Mind crevasses! Note the bolder with a cross image and walk along the moraine to Camp 1 for 20 to 30 minutes.

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

Our Camp 1 is set up on the moraine of the Lenin Glacier and truly is most comfortable camp of the area. Three spacious and comfortable yurts provide nice and constant warmth. In 2007’s season we have managed to couple (!) two yurts - an achievement unheard of even by experienced Kyrgyz shepherds!

The yurt is the place you can get a delicious meal, cup of tea or brewed coffee. Listen to music, guitar playing, or use your PC to look through your photos or maybe even organize a party for a special occasion: completion of a successful assent, for instance!

You are accommodated in the same kind of comfortable base tents shared between 2-3 persons.

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2. Lenin peak

Out we go now to the Camp 1 - straight up and onward! First uphill along the Lenin Glacier to the foot of the grandiose North Face then further up across menacing crevasses on the steep slope, covered in very deep snow (80m-long stretch, gradient 35-40 degrees) using fixed ropes or climbing in a zigzag. Do not forget to stock your backpacks with sufficient amount of water and UV-protection cream (factor 25 and higher)! We then traverse the slope keeping to the right aiming at the plateau colloquially known as “Skovoroda” (Frying Pan). Cross the “Skovoroda” to reach Camp 2 (6 to 7 hours).

If you are a solo climber then you would better off finding a partner or hiring a guide for the day - we would certainly highly recommend this as over the years the snow cover situation on the slope has been changing dramatically, and not to the better.

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3. Lenin peak

From Camp 2 we ascend along the 25 to 30-degree steep slope to the adjacent ridge (2006’s season marked the path for a number of new big crevasses). Then, we carry on along the lengthy and nearly level slope, traversing it towards the last upward swing before the top of Razdelnaya Peak (6,200m, deep snow). From the top descend to “peremychka” (“saddle”) at 6,100 m. For the last two years the Camp 3 (6,100 m) has been positioned just at the foot of the Razdelnaya Peak.

The ascent normally takes about 5 to 6 hours. In case you feel nausea or suffer from a headache you should have appropriate the first-aid gear with you - you are at 6,100 m above sea level, you know!

Day 7 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

Descent is carried out on the same way and takes less time and effort. You can reach Camp 1 in 4 to 5 hours and there plunge yourself back into the comfort of civilization: Internet, good food and a cup of brewed coffee or a can of fruit juice.

Rest. You’ll be much better off that way for the next day’s descent to the Base Camp (3,600 m) where you can restore your physical strength and replenish your energy. The rule is: the lower the altitude, the faster and better restoration. After all, sleeping at a leafy green spot is far more pleasant.

Day 8 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Bathhouse. Base Camp.  Lenin peak

Oh, “Edelweiss Glade”! Oh, Base Camp! Home sweet home for us after all these days in those cheerless, endless snow fields! Feel free to strip your clothes off and lie down in the grassy glade, breathing in the aromas of the alpine motley grass, bathing in the warming beams of the Asian sun…

Those returning to BC after an ascent often dream of a feeling of CLEANLINESS. The BC administration offers excellent vapor baths available daily in the afternoon.

Day 9 Rest day.

Volleyball Court. Base Camp. Lenin peak

“Edelweiss Glade” is an excellent place for full-body relaxation. Those who’ve had enough of languishing in bed can seek active relaxation as we have a volley-ball net hanged up across the camp site with a ball always primed for use. If only every day was an active rest day! By the way, the volley-ball pitch regularly houses international games that everyone may take part in! Some participants play for specific...’interests’, for instance: a ram against a crate of beer. Fancy a game?

Day 10 Rest day.

Rest day. Lenin peak

Today you have a great opportunity to walk around and explore the picturesque environment, making friends of the local marmots and snapping reams of envy inducing photos for the folks back home. There are so many lakes around in Achik-Tash valley’s grassland that it seems like once upon a time, long ago when the Gods of these harsh lands had been in something of a good mood, they ventured to decorate these cheerless areas with something bright and joyful. The divine bowl capsizing high above, the refreshing blue water gushed out spreading from green hills to lowlands, deluging all the carols and cavities of this landscape. You can even swim here now!

Day 11 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Yurt. Camp 1. Lenin peak

Along the now well known path get to the Camp meet with its inhabitants and visit the yurt...

It’s extremely cozy here - just like home. When lanterns begin to shine and the darkness of the sky becomes dense and cold, the little world of the C1 converges to the size of micro cosmos, its life continuing to the illuminated island of the moraine deep inside of Lenin glacier… It’s strange to realize that you are, as such a small, defenseless person, at a dizzying distance high in the mountains, amid the mysterious and powerful Pamir... and you’re alright! You can’t get much cooler than that!

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m). Lenin peak

Upwards again… The way does not seem quite so long as it was the first time around - this is normal and it’s a definite improvement as you’re able to look around and appreciate the scenery. And, at the same time as if by some miracle - your breathing isn’t quite so thrown out of rhythm by that capricious mistress that is altitude! Your shoulders feel the deluge of sun rays - the weather couldn’t be better today! Everyone thinks about the final goal on today’s ascent - most wishing it would come sooner! The main thing is that you should follow your body’s signals and listen to its prompts. Don’t let things slip and keep on top of everything yourself. The campsite is comfortable but not that big so you will have to get close to those neighbors of yours - the multiple “companions-in-arms” who would have already set up camp there by the time of your arrival.

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m). Lenin peak

Unbelievable - you’re walking above the clouds! A most startling fact… Try to settle in for the night with comfort, if it’s appropriate to mention given the altitude. You need rest however so refresh yourself and restore your reserves of strength expended during the day. It’s just great to not be alone here! Such a large number of like-minded people who can share your delight over the picture perfect surroundings. It doesn’t matter that your shoulders ache and your tongue can hardly move because that’s just part and parcel of your personal Pamir tale. Everything’s going to be fine and with luck you’ll feel well rested and refreshed for the morning! Tomorrow is the most crucial day of the whole expedition so ensure that even if restful sleep doesn’t come easily that you’ve had a much needed respite from the harsh conditions (with breakfast in the morning being a must).

Day 14 Ascent to the summit of the Lenin Peak (7134 m) and Descent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to the summit of the Lenin Peak (7134 m). Lenin peak

Early start at 5-6 AM, the summit is waiting for you! From “peremychka” keep on the steep 300m-long stretch that flattens out onto the so called “Nosh” (“knife”- a steep narrow ice ridge) - be extra as careful on this stretch! Carry on along the stony ridge towards the snow plateau (6,900 - 7,000 m) and finally continue on up to the summit.

And there we are - at the top! Woo! The whole of the Pamir lies at your feet!!!!!!

Take a souvenir photo, a 20 to 30 minute break (subject to good weather) and set off downhill along the same path as before towards Camp 3.

A useful tip: in the event of inclement weather don’t take unnecessary risks. A good mountaineer is a mountaineer who stays alive and a plateau at 6,900m can be exceptionally deceptive…Descend as fast as possible!

Day 15 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak

Good food in a warm yurt - bliss after such a gruelling ascent. Luckily enough there’s some ready and waiting for you at Camp 1! A successful climb is the perfect excuse for a drink or two with your new found companions tonight. Camp 1 is famous as a venue for all the many mountain folks from different corners of the world meeting together under the same felt roofs - those who have just descended from the top and those who are about to start. Certainly a place difficult to become/remain bored in. The warm yurt is more than conducive to presenting an atmosphere of camaraderie... One may well take the motto hanging from the yurt flap t heart: “YURT - CONNECTION PEOPLE”. There is but one pressing limitation unfortunately - time. The yurt closes at 23:00 PM as the superintendent marches up to send all present back to their tents, although perhaps for the best given many will be facing an all too early tart in the morning.

Day 16 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

Upon arrival why not have a vapour bath followed by a traditional special dinner set in the Kyrgyz yurt to celebrate your glorious return to BC. Upon preliminary agreement your dinner could include a very nicely done hunk of lamb. Indulge yourself in oriental exotics! Relax sitting on the traditional Kyrgyz “kurpacha” (mattress) and have a delicious piece of freshly cooked lamb. This is the essence of the international culture of the nomadic peoples and what a culture it is.

Day 17 Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

In the case that the weather was fine for you then feel free to use this reserve day for exploring Osh town. Most likely a day to remember!

Day 18 Drive from Base Camp to Osh.

Taldyk pass. Lenin peak

Accommodation in hotel. Feel the charm of an almost forgotten civilisation. Walk around the town at night for a spot of quiet reflection.

Day 19 Transfer from Osh to Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

Accommodation in hotel. Free time for meandering and souvenir shopping.

Day 20 Departure from Tashkent.

That’s it. Full stop. All the adventures from the last few potentially harrowing days are over. Tomorrow you won’t have to stress your mind with the detailing of your ascent plan, hectically packing your rucksack or exposing your body to the shrill Pamir winds. Tomorrow your normal routine recommences but even amidst the daily grind there may well appear a new whisper within inevitably pulling your mind back to those events of the past summer. The feeling that tickles the line into your ear: “Hey, let’s head back, we’ve left our friends behind in that nice warm yurt …”.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.
For persons who would like to visit our Yurt cams just for spending the time according their preferences and without some mountaineering intention then no problem: being alone, or with your friends, or with your sweetheart, or with your family even including your children - you are welcome! You also have unique chance to spend your vacations under foot of Lenin Peak, our special offer for you: "Vacation in the Pamirs" program!

Transfer Osh - Base Camp and return transfer Base Camp - Osh are possible at any convenient dates during the period of Base camp operation (from June 15 till September 10).

The cost of the tour for "Business" option:

Tashkent - Tashkent 1100 USD/per pax

PRICE-LIST for the additional services »»

The cost of "Business" option of the tour includes:

Meeting/seeing off at the airport;
Transfer Osh - BC and BC - Osh;
Transfers Tashkent - Osh - Tashkent;
All needed documents arrangement (permit to the border zone);
OVIR registration;
Lunch boxes during transfer Osh - Base camp - Osh;
Accommodation in hotels (double-room accommodation) with breakfast:
- Tashkent (1 night);
- Osh (2 nights);
Services in Base Camp (under the tour program) and Camp 1 (5 days) under Lenin Peak:
- Accommodation in four- berth tents in Base Camp per 2-3 members (tents are equipped with electrical outlets, individual lighting - desk camp, wooden deck flooring, mattresses, covers, pillows and furnishing: blanket cover, pillowcases and bed sheet);
- Accommodation in tents of Camp 1 per 2 members (tents are equipped with wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses);
- Full board of meals treatment (3 time of hot meals made by professional cookers, including vegetarian meals under request);
- Yurt - companion cabins (decorated in national style) with heat in Base Camp (3600m) and Camp 1 (4400m) for the rest and entertainments (music, guitar, table-top games, etc.);
- Using washstand and toilet at BC and C1;
- Electricity 220 В; 50 Hz;
- Rescue party registration.

!!! FREE BONUSES on the package "Business" from Central Asia Travel

•   Fixed set of altitude products for the time of ascent from the Base Camp storage;
•   Sauna and shower facility in Base Camp (3600 m);
•   Using storage-yurt at BC and C1;
•   Renting of equipment for the time of ascent (against a deposit):
-    Portable radio station with 1 set of batteries (AAA, 4 pcs);
-    Gas burner;
-    Main rope ∅ 9 ÷ 11 mm;
-    Avalanche shovel;
-    Shared tinware for cooking at intermediate high mountain
     camps C2 and C3;
-    Sleeping pad.
•   Medical services in Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m);
•   Consultation concerning the route.

Cost of the packages does not include:

Visa invitations and visa fees; - for the citizens of countries outside the CIS;
Medical expenses and insurance;
ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, medicines and medical service in Osh hospital, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation);
International airfare;
Services of rebooking hotels and air tickets for domestic flights.

If you decide to spend more than 5 days in Camp 1 instead of staying at Base Camp you will have to extra pay 35 USD/per person/ per day within the program.

If you decide to stay in Base Camp over the tour program duration then you will have to extra pay 30 USD/per person/ per day.

 

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Basic program for ascent to the Lenin Peak 2019:
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek. Airflight Bishkek - Osh. Meeting at the airport in Osh.
Transfer to the hotel.

Arrival in Bishkek. Airflight Bishkek - Osh. Meeting at the airport in Osh.

The flight option is less picturesque than the drive but is significantly faster. Luggage allowance is 15 kg per passenger with an additional 0.7 USD fee for every additional Kilo.

Flying with a local airline to Osh may take up to 1 hour and is very straightforward. You will be met at the Osh Airport and transferred to your hotel in town.

Osh is a very warm, hospitable, compact and rather cosy town perfectly suited for night time strolls. You can get to the Jayma Bazaar by route taxi (“marshrutka”) or simply on foot walking downstream by the Ak-Bura River. Suleiman Too (Solomon Mountain) is a popular tourist attraction with its 16th century Asaf-bin-Burhia Mausoleum, Prophet Solomon Mosque, Rabat Abdullakhan Mosque, 5-6 thousand year old petroghlyphs and historical museum. Strolling along the Kurmanjan Datka Street you inevitably come across dozens of Kyrgyz, Russian and Uzbek cafes and restaurants in town where you can take your pick of the various local delicacies.

Day 2 Drive from Osh to the Base Camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m) on Edelweiss Glade (280km, 5 hours). Accommodation in tents.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

Located in South KyrgyzstanOsh 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.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp (Base Camp of Lenin Peak) in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway (M41 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 characterized by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon.

Upon arrival at the Base Camp (3,600 m) on Edelweiss Glade you will be accommodated in comfortable base tents equipped with wooden floors and electricity (bedclothes are also provided). More of a hotel-room-sans-conveniences (located just outside) than a tent our participants are often pleasantly surprised.

The "Edelweiss Glade" BC is the largest one at the Achik Tash Tract and is the final point where it’s possible to trust the wheels of your off-road Jeep. Here’s the end of the “easy going” - your transport relies on your feet only from here on out!

Base Camp (3,600 m) is a complex of structures with all that’s necessary for comfortable dwelling: tents, kitchen, vapor bath, a number of toilets, a volleyball playing field, and most importantly a number of warm yurts (heated every day!), which can be used either as a dining-room or potentially a dancing hall!

Day 3 Get acquainted with the area. Prepare yourself for ascent.

Prepare yourself for ascent. Lenin peak

Wake up in the morning and get your breath stolen away with a stunning view: snow-clad XIX Party Conference Peak, pointed Pertovskiy Peak and, of course: the inimitable Lenin Peak. Tomorrow you set off to the Camp 1 which is a good point to think over where to leave your extra luggage and how to fill your spare time on the expedition. Your luggage will be perfectly safe in the BC’s luggage office, no need to worry as the Base Camp Superintendent is fully responsible for its integrity.

As for the first day’s free time, our best advice is not to stay idle in the camp all day but rather have a round hike to the Puteshestvennikov (Travelers’ Pass 4,200m) or walk down the valley for closer views of the alpine lakes. This affords the best acclimatization you can get at this stage, something you will be no doubt be thankful for further along the line.

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

The ascent to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200 m) on a well-trodden track usually takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours - depending on the physical conditions of the participants. It’s always windy on the pass, which may also be snow-covered. Take a deep breath of air into your lungs as the panoramic view that opens up before you from the “Marmots’ Glade” lying just below the pass is astonishing. Local residents of the glade - marmots - whistling out different tunes dart in and out their holes, heedless of observing visitors.

Descent from the pass is simple and does not take long. Carry on along the track that goes nearly horizontally, keeping in parallel to the left-hand side moraine. Cross a rapid stream and carry on uphill along the path leading to the Lenin Glacier - approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Crossing the stream can sometimes be difficult because of high, violent water. Further along the body of the Lenin Glacier takes only 30 to 40 minutes. Mind crevasses! Note the bolder with a cross image and walk along the moraine to Camp 1 for 20 to 30 minutes.

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

Our Camp 1 is set up on the moraine of the Lenin Glacier and truly is most comfortable camp of the area. Three spacious and comfortable yurts provide nice and constant warmth. In 2007’s season we have managed to couple (!) two yurts - an achievement unheard of even by experienced Kyrgyz shepherds!

The yurt is the place you can get a delicious meal, cup of tea or brewed coffee. Listen to music, guitar playing, or use your PC to look through your photos or maybe even organize a party for a special occasion: completion of a successful assent, for instance!

You are accommodated in the same kind of comfortable base tents shared between 2-3 persons.

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2. Lenin peak

Out we go now to the Camp 1 - straight up and onward! First uphill along the Lenin Glacier to the foot of the grandiose North Face then further up across menacing crevasses on the steep slope, covered in very deep snow (80m-long stretch, gradient 35-40 degrees) using fixed ropes or climbing in a zigzag. Do not forget to stock your backpacks with sufficient amount of water and UV-protection cream (factor 25 and higher)! We then traverse the slope keeping to the right aiming at the plateau colloquially known as “Skovoroda” (Frying Pan). Cross the “Skovoroda” to reach Camp 2 (6 to 7 hours).

If you are a solo climber then you would better off finding a partner or hiring a guide for the day - we would certainly highly recommend this as over the years the snow cover situation on the slope has been changing dramatically, and not to the better.

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3. Lenin peak

From Camp 2 we ascend along the 25 to 30-degree steep slope to the adjacent ridge (2006’s season marked the path for a number of new big crevasses). Then, we carry on along the lengthy and nearly level slope, traversing it towards the last upward swing before the top of Razdelnaya Peak (6,200m, deep snow). From the top descend to “peremychka” (“saddle”) at 6,100 m. For the last two years the Camp 3 (6,100 m) has been positioned just at the foot of the Razdelnaya Peak.

The ascent normally takes about 5 to 6 hours. In case you feel nausea or suffer from a headache you should have appropriate the first-aid gear with you - you are at 6,100 m above sea level, you know!

Day 7 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

Descent is carried out on the same way and takes less time and effort. You can reach Camp 1 in 4 to 5 hours and there plunge yourself back into the comfort of civilization: Internet, good food and a cup of brewed coffee or a can of fruit juice.

Rest. You’ll be much better off that way for the next day’s descent to the Base Camp (3,600 m) where you can restore your physical strength and replenish your energy. The rule is: the lower the altitude, the faster and better restoration. After all, sleeping at a leafy green spot is far more pleasant.

Day 8 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Bathhouse. Base Camp.  Lenin peak

Oh, “Edelweiss Glade”! Oh, Base Camp! Home sweet home for us after all these days in those cheerless, endless snow fields! Feel free to strip your clothes off and lie down in the grassy glade, breathing in the aromas of the alpine motley grass, bathing in the warming beams of the Asian sun…

Those returning to BC after an ascent often dream of a feeling of CLEANLINESS. The BC administration offers excellent vapor baths available daily in the afternoon.

Day 9 Rest day.

Volleyball Court. Base Camp. Lenin peak

“Edelweiss Glade” is an excellent place for full-body relaxation. Those who’ve had enough of languishing in bed can seek active relaxation as we have a volley-ball net hanged up across the camp site with a ball always primed for use. If only every day was an active rest day! By the way, the volley-ball pitch regularly houses international games that everyone may take part in! Some participants play for specific...’interests’, for instance: a ram against a crate of beer. Fancy a game?

Day 10 Rest day.

Rest day. Lenin peak

Today you have a great opportunity to walk around and explore the picturesque environment, making friends of the local marmots and snapping reams of envy inducing photos for the folks back home. There are so many lakes around in Achik-Tash valley’s grassland that it seems like once upon a time, long ago when the Gods of these harsh lands had been in something of a good mood, they ventured to decorate these cheerless areas with something bright and joyful. The divine bowl capsizing high above, the refreshing blue water gushed out spreading from green hills to lowlands, deluging all the carols and cavities of this landscape. You can even swim here now!

Day 11 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Yurt. Camp 1. Lenin peak

Along the now well known path get to the Camp meet with its inhabitants and visit the yurt...

It’s extremely cozy here - just like home. When lanterns begin to shine and the darkness of the sky becomes dense and cold, the little world of the C1 converges to the size of micro cosmos, its life continuing to the illuminated island of the moraine deep inside of Lenin glacier… It’s strange to realize that you are, as such a small, defenseless person, at a dizzying distance high in the mountains, amid the mysterious and powerful Pamir... and you’re alright! You can’t get much cooler than that!

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m). Lenin peak

Upwards again… The way does not seem quite so long as it was the first time around - this is normal and it’s a definite improvement as you’re able to look around and appreciate the scenery. And, at the same time as if by some miracle - your breathing isn’t quite so thrown out of rhythm by that capricious mistress that is altitude! Your shoulders feel the deluge of sun rays - the weather couldn’t be better today! Everyone thinks about the final goal on today’s ascent - most wishing it would come sooner! The main thing is that you should follow your body’s signals and listen to its prompts. Don’t let things slip and keep on top of everything yourself. The campsite is comfortable but not that big so you will have to get close to those neighbors of yours - the multiple “companions-in-arms” who would have already set up camp there by the time of your arrival.

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m). Lenin peak

Unbelievable - you’re walking above the clouds! A most startling fact… Try to settle in for the night with comfort, if it’s appropriate to mention given the altitude. You need rest however so refresh yourself and restore your reserves of strength expended during the day. It’s just great to not be alone here! Such a large number of like-minded people who can share your delight over the picture perfect surroundings. It doesn’t matter that your shoulders ache and your tongue can hardly move because that’s just part and parcel of your personal Pamir tale. Everything’s going to be fine and with luck you’ll feel well rested and refreshed for the morning! Tomorrow is the most crucial day of the whole expedition so ensure that even if restful sleep doesn’t come easily that you’ve had a much needed respite from the harsh conditions (with breakfast in the morning being a must).

Day 14 Ascent to the summit of the Lenin Peak (7134 m) and Descent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to the summit of the Lenin Peak (7134 m). Lenin peak

Early start at 5-6 AM, the summit is waiting for you! From “peremychka” keep on the steep 300m-long stretch that flattens out onto the so called “Nosh” (“knife”- a steep narrow ice ridge) - be extra as careful on this stretch! Carry on along the stony ridge towards the snow plateau (6,900 - 7,000 m) and finally continue on up to the summit.

And there we are - at the top! Woo! The whole of the Pamir lies at your feet!!!!!!

Take a souvenir photo, a 20 to 30 minute break (subject to good weather) and set off downhill along the same path as before towards Camp 3.

A useful tip: in the event of inclement weather don’t take unnecessary risks. A good mountaineer is a mountaineer who stays alive and a plateau at 6,900m can be exceptionally deceptive…Descend as fast as possible!

Day 15 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak

Good food in a warm yurt - bliss after such a gruelling ascent. Luckily enough there’s some ready and waiting for you at Camp 1! A successful climb is the perfect excuse for a drink or two with your new found companions tonight. Camp 1 is famous as a venue for all the many mountain folks from different corners of the world meeting together under the same felt roofs - those who have just descended from the top and those who are about to start. Certainly a place difficult to become/remain bored in. The warm yurt is more than conducive to presenting an atmosphere of camaraderie... One may well take the motto hanging from the yurt flap t heart: “YURT - CONNECTION PEOPLE”. There is but one pressing limitation unfortunately - time. The yurt closes at 23:00 PM as the superintendent marches up to send all present back to their tents, although perhaps for the best given many will be facing an all too early tart in the morning.

Day 16 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

Upon arrival why not have a vapour bath followed by a traditional special dinner set in the Kyrgyz yurt to celebrate your glorious return to BC. Upon preliminary agreement your dinner could include a very nicely done hunk of lamb. Indulge yourself in oriental exotics! Relax sitting on the traditional Kyrgyz “kurpacha” (mattress) and have a delicious piece of freshly cooked lamb. This is the essence of the international culture of the nomadic peoples and what a culture it is.

Day 17 Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

In the case that the weather was fine for you then feel free to use this reserve day for exploring Osh town. Most likely a day to remember!

Day 18 Drive from Base Camp to Osh.

Taldyk pass. Lenin peak

Accommodation in hotel. Feel the charm of an almost forgotten civilisation. Walk around the town at night for a spot of quiet reflection.

Day 19 Airflight from Osh to Bishkek.

Sunset in the Pamirs

Accommodation in hotel. Free time for meandering and souvenir shopping.

Day 20 Departure from Bishkek.

That’s it. Full stop. All the adventures from the last few potentially harrowing days are over. Tomorrow you won’t have to stress your mind with the detailing of your ascent plan, hectically packing your rucksack or exposing your body to the shrill Pamir winds. Tomorrow your normal routine recommences but even amidst the daily grind there may well appear a new whisper within inevitably pulling your mind back to those events of the past summer. The feeling that tickles the line into your ear: “Hey, let’s head back, we’ve left our friends behind in that nice warm yurt …”.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.
For persons who would like to visit our Yurt cams just for spending the time according their preferences and without some mountaineering intention then no problem: being alone, or with your friends, or with your sweetheart, or with your family even including your children - you are welcome! You also have unique chance to spend your vacations under foot of Lenin Peak, our special offer for you: "Vacation in the Pamirs" program!

Transfer Osh - Base Camp and return transfer Base Camp - Osh are possible at any convenient dates during the period of Base camp operation (from June 15 till September 10).

The cost of the tour for "Business" option:

Bishkek - Bishkek 1250 USD/per pax

PRICE-LIST for the additional services »»

The cost of "Business" option of the tour includes:

Meeting/seeing off at the airport;
Transfer Osh - BC and BC - Osh;
Domestic flights Bishkek - Osh - Bishkek;
All needed documents arrangement (permit to the border zone);
OVIR registration;
Lunch boxes during transfer Osh - Base camp - Osh;
Accommodation in hotels (double-room accommodation) with breakfast:
- Bishkek (1 night);
- Osh (2 nights);
Services in Base Camp (under the tour program) and Camp 1 (5 days) under Lenin Peak:
- Accommodation in four- berth tents in Base Camp per 2-3 members (tents are equipped with electrical outlets, individual lighting - desk camp, wooden deck flooring, mattresses, covers, pillows and furnishing: blanket cover, pillowcases and bed sheet);
- Accommodation in tents of Camp 1 per 2 members (tents are equipped with wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses);
- Full board of meals treatment (3 time of hot meals made by professional cookers, including vegetarian meals under request);
- Yurt - companion cabins (decorated in national style) with heat in Base Camp (3600m) and Camp 1 (4400m) for the rest and entertainments (music, guitar, table-top games, etc.);
- Using washstand and toilet at BC and C1;
- Electricity 220 В; 50 Hz;
- Rescue party registration.

!!! FREE BONUSES on the package "Business" from Central Asia Travel

•   Fixed set of altitude products for the time of ascent from the Base Camp storage;
•   Sauna and shower facility in Base Camp (3600 m);
•   Using storage-yurt at BC and C1;
•   Renting of equipment for the time of ascent (against a deposit):
-    Portable radio station with 1 set of batteries (AAA, 4 pcs);
-    Gas burner;
-    Main rope ∅ 9 ÷ 11 mm;
-    Avalanche shovel;
-    Shared tinware for cooking at intermediate high mountain
     camps C2 and C3;
-    Sleeping pad.
•   Medical services in Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m);
•   Consultation concerning the route.

Cost of the packages does not include:

Visa invitations and visa fees; - for the citizens of countries outside the CIS;
Medical expenses and insurance;
ICE fees (rescue team working, helicopter flights, medicines and medical service in Osh hospital, drawing of supporting documents, repatriation);
International airfare;
Services of rebooking hotels and air tickets for domestic flights.

If you decide to spend more than 5 days in Camp 1 instead of staying at Base Camp you will have to extra pay 35 USD/per person/ per day within the program.

If you decide to stay in Base Camp over the tour program duration then you will have to extra pay 30 USD/per person/ per day.

  • How to get to Base camp
    Visas, Permits
    Route Map

  • Important information
  • Ascension strategy.
    Equpment. GPS.
    High-altitude products

  • FAQ

  • Recommendations

  • Instructions

 

This program offers 3 ways of getting to Base camp:

1. Via Osh (also nicknamed as "The Southern Capital of Kyrgyzstan"). From Osh to the Base Camp of the Lenin Peak we drive along the Grand Pamir Tract. Recently new flights to Osh from Moscow and also from other cities of the CIS have been opened, as well as visa regime has been simplified, so the way of getting to Base Camp via Osh is the cheapest and most convenient one, as it allows saving your money and, most importantly, your time.
2. Via Bishkek (capital city of Kyrgyzstan). Flying Bishkek to Osh (note that your luggage allowance is 15 kilograms and excess weight is charged at EUR 0.5 for every additional kilo).
3. Via Tashkent (capital city of Uzbekistan). 6-7 hours drive from Tashkent to Osh across the picturesque “Kamchik” Pass then along the Fergana Valley (travelling by road is cheaper and also provides an opportunity, after the main program is over of visiting world famous historical cities - Samarkand and Bukhara).

In case of a complex expedition aiming at more than one summit (for example: Muztag-Ata Peak + Lenin Peak) it is often best to access BC from China, driving down to the Alay Valley via Irkeshtam Pass.

We will depart to the mountains from the town of Osh. Osh (also nicknamed as "The Southern Capital") is the largest city of southern Kyrgyzstan where you will be met by the good-natured and hospitable people it’s become to be known for. It is a city of busy green streets, cozy cafes and open air restaurants. A colorful oriental bazaar and the "Tahti Sulayman" (Solomon Throne Mountain) serve as the town’s main attractions. Throne Mountain rises straight up from the centre of the town and provides a spectacular backdrop to the town’s energetic vitality as well as serving to remind all of the region’s immediate proximity to the majestic mountains of the Pamir-Alay often nicknamed the "Roof of the World". Osh has plenty of places where we can buy foodstuffs and supplies for your expedition such as vegetables, canned foods and pasta/noodles, but we suggest that you bring all your own high-altitude foodstuffs (especially sublimated food) with you as you will not be able to find any of these in Osh.
From Osh to the Base Camp of the Lenin Peak we drive along the Grand Pamir Tract along the route better known as the “Great Silk Road”, where silks often of Chinese origin were carried along to Europe for centuries. Approximately halfway you will be served a hearty lunch in a yurt camp lost amidst the mountains. We then continue to the Sary Tash Village where a stunning view of the enormous Zaalayskiy Range of Mountains opens the view to the mountain country of Pamir. Having crossed over the boisterous Kyzyl - Suu River and the vast Alay Valley you will at last arrive at Base Camp. The "Lenin Peak" Base Camp is favorably positioned in the green alpine zone within the picturesque ‘Edelweiss Glade’ in the area of Achik-Tash at the altitude of 3,600m above sea level. The BC’s location allows prospective summiteers restful recovery after high-altitude acclimatization ascents - the tactics that will make the chances of a successful expedition to the peak of the mountain significantly greater.

Visas, Permits

Attention to the participants from European and other foreign countries!

In the beginning of August 2012 a law “About introduction of a visa-free regime for citizens of some states within 60 days” came into force. According to this law, the citizens of 44 countries from the list below have a right to enter Kyrgyzstan and stay on the territory of this republic without Kyrgyz visa during 60 days (not longer). This considerably simplifies a possibility of coming to Kyrgyzstan, cuts down expenses, and gives a significant advantage to those of our travelers who earlier had to buy the package with the option of arrival and departure via Bishkek, as it was possible to get Kyrgyz visa only at the Consular department of “Manas” airport on arrival.

The list of the states concerning which citizens the unilateral visa-free regime within 60 days is entered:

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

- All the participants of Lenin Peak ascension program, in accordance with the existing rules, are obliged to issue a permit to zone of border control, where the Lenin Peak is located. In order to issue this permit, it is necessary to send us the copy of your passport not later than 1 month before your arrival and point out planned period of your stay in the region of Lenin Peak.

Lenin Peak Base Camp Route Map

Lenin Peak Base Camp Route Map

 

Important information:

- Attention please! Ascent to the summit of Lenin Peak is classed as an extreme activity. Each member takes complete responsibility for their decision to participate in this program and is responsible for all actions and all possible consequences of their participation in this program.

- Central Asia Travel Company does not take responsibility for the consequences of actions taken by members before and after BC or C1.

- Before leaving camps (BC or C1) each member for own safety must inform the Commandant about the destination of their route and planned time of arrival. Only under this condition will the rescue team be able to start searching for members immediately in the event the participant member does not arrive at the point outlined by him by the specified time.

- Insurance is obligatory. It is required in the case of unexpected accidents. Common sense however should never be absent. Because rescue services and emergency transportation costs are significant, insurance policies must be issued for a sum of 30 000 USD, no less. It must be issues from the bearer’s home country before departure.

Requirements for insurance policy.

1) The sum of the policy must cover not less than USD 30000
2) In the field "occupation" (or "sports practice") "Mountaineering" must be notified
3) As Country of stay - Kyrgyzstan
4) The effective dates of the insurance policy must be included and coincide with the dates of Stay in Kyrgyzstan
5) The insurance policy must cover at least "first aid" and "transport of affected by helicopter if necessary" (be sure of this point to be included during the formalization of the insurance policy)

Note:
Before the formalization of the policy, make sure which assistant operates the insurance company in question.

Please remember: our company does not work with GLOBAL VOYAGER assistant. In case the client has purchased an insurance policy in any company whose assistant is GLOBAL VOYAGER, medical and transportation expenses will be borne by the client involved.

- Company does not compensate payment for unused days of service in BC and C1 in the case a participant makes a decision about the early completion of the program contrary to the declaration made by him/her on their application form. Any change of requirements from your application form’s order made in the initial booking process of the program and requiring from the staff of Central Asia Travel Company additional financial fees and additional time (change of departure date, rebooking of hotels/transport, rebooking of air tickets etc.) must be paid by the member additionally. Price-list on additional services.

- Discount for groups (from 5 members) can be given only if the group come to the tour and depart after the tour in full list. In case, members come (depart) in different time but not all together, then discount is not available, and members have to pay the remainder by cash.

Note:
- We can organize any personal variant for the Lenin Peak program at group’s request (from 5 person) for an individually tailored program.

- To issue permission for visiting border zone and for getting registration with the authorities of the Ministry of Home Affairs, it is necessary to send us a scanned copy of your passport (not later than one month before your arrival), or the following data:
- Full name;
- Passport number;
- Date and place of birth;
- Citizenship and place of residence;
- Planned dates of entry and departure.

- If you book "VIP", "Business" or "Combined group" package, we suggest you a special service: you can take fixed set of products for climbing from our back office at the Base Camp. Fixed set of products includes: fresh fruits and vegetables, packet soups, canned food, macaroni, cheese, sausage, butter, sugar, tea, coffee, dried fruits, biscuits, wafers, sweets etc. But note please that we don’t have some special high altitude subimates in our assortment. So, if you got used to something special or delicacies then please bring it from home.

If you would like to receive more information about our Base Camp, additional services, climbing itinerary or if you just have general questions regarding anything, please contact us any time and we will ensure to answer any enquiries with pleasure.

How do communications work under the Lenin Peak?

1

Cellular communications.
If you have a roaming service switched on, in the Base Camp it will be working as well.
It will be much cheaper to get a SIM card of local cellular communications operator - you will need only passport for this, SIM cards are freely sold in every corner of Osh and Bishkek. Take into account that the best operators are MegaCom, Beeline and O! Internet services are almost equal as per quality that will allow you to be online almost all the time in order to send messages and surf on the web.

2

Radio transmitters and frequency range.
In order to provide safety during ascent, we give one radio transmitter for a group free of charge (under recognizance). If the participant is individual, he also gets one transmitter for ascent - free of charge, under recognizance. If you have your own transmitters, it would be better to bring them with you. It will not be necessary to issue any special documents at the customs.
Basically we use Motorola radio transmitters, which range is 446 MHz (PMR).
Every 3 hours the Commandant of the Camp 1 contacts the mountaineers (time of the connections is 09:00, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00), at the same time the duty transmitter is always switched on (works on reception) for the case of urgent connection.
Does the relief allow communicating with the Base Camp and Camp 1 from every point of the itinerary?
Mainly yes.
Do the rented transmitters have a headset?
No, headset and microphone are not provided.
Power source of the transmitter is battery or accumulator?
Batteries. (Accumulators are not practical).
What kind of transmitters’ model can be provided?
The basic model is Motorola TLKR-T7.

3

Satellite phone.
We have a satellite phone in our disposal when there is a necessity in urgent connection from every point of the Earth. It is not rented, as it is supposed to be used by the Commandants of the Base Camp and Camp 1 in case of emergency.

4

Internet.
Internet is available at the Camp 1 (Wi-Fi). It is possible to use it for additional payment (see Price-list for the additional services), however it is necessary to bear in mind, that in bad weather (precipitation, interference of the electromagnetic leakage field of the Earth) it works not very good.

Medical chest of the climbers

The list of medicaments that are used during
the climbing of Lenin Peak 7134 m
The title Quantity
Dekamevit (vitamins) pills
Methionine (amino acid to master fat and proteins) pills
Glutamic acid (that is necessary for your brain normal functioning at altitude) pills
Ascorutine acid (vitamins) pills
Nifedipine (edema of the lungs) pills
Asparkam (for the improvement of heart muscles) pills
Dexamethasone (edema of the brain) inj. By 1 ml.
Dexamethasone pills
Azetozolamide (prevention of mountain diseases) pills
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) pills
Trental (widens peripheral vessels against frostbite) pills, 2 inj. By 5 ml.
Riboxinum (to improve one’s heart/liver function) pills
Xantinol nicotinate (widen peripheral vessels against frostbite) pills,inj by 2ml.
Potassium (vitamin B 12, antistrophic, normalize heart/liver function, circulation of capillary) pills
Furosemide (diuretic) pills
Aminophuline (stimulant never used) pills
Sulphokamokaine (breathe/heart stimulant) inj. By 2 ml.
Ferramine-vita (or any other iron preparation) pills
Verospirone (diuretic) pills

 

Lenin Peak ascension strategy.

Scheme of expedition to Lenin Peak


Leg 1: Base Camp (3,600 m) to Camp 1 (4,400 m): Ascent up to and over the Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200 m) which usually takes 3 - 3.5 hours of walking. Snow is a possibility but the path is good. Descent from the pass is simple and doesn"t take long. Keep going on the left-hand side moraine of the Lenin Glacier. Cross the stream and carry on uphill to the track. Crossing the stream can sometimes be difficult due to high water. Carry on to the moraine of the Lenin Glacier (reference point is a big stone with a cross drawn on it). Walk along the moraine to the Camp for another 20-30 minutes. The ascent takes a total of 3-5 hours. Suggested BC departure time is no later than midday. It takes 4 - 5 hours to get to Camp 1 depending on the weather, the pace you"re comfortable with and personal preparedness for climbing.
Leg 2: Camp 1 (4,400 m) - Camp 2 (5,300 m): From Camp 1 keep straight on to the centre of the North Face (beginning of the slope) bypassing multiple crevasses till you reach a steep snow-covered up-swing. Use fixed ropes to cross the steep snow slope (80 m long, gradient up to 35-40 degrees) then traverse accross keeping up and to the right towards the snow plateau (“Skovoroda”). Carry on across the scree slope to Camp 2. Roping up is highly recommended on the whole stretch. Preferable departure time is before 06:00 a.m. Allow 5-8 hours for this leg.
Leg 3: Camp 2 (5,300 m) - Camp 3 (6,100 m): Ascent to the slope 25-30-degrees steep keeping to the left of the rocks aiming for the ridge. The wind may be very strong on this section. Turn left and carry on along the level ridge towards the top of the Razdelnaya Peak (6,200m, deep snow). Traverse to the left of the Razdelnaya Peak and Descent to Camp 3. Optimal departure time is before 09:00 a.m. Allow 4-7 hours.
Leg 4: Camp 3 (6,100 m) - Lenin Peak (7,134 m) - Camp 3 (6,100 m): Uphill on the snow covered rocky ridge towards a steep and narrow icy section (known as "Nosh" - “knife”). Carry on along the “Nosh” (gradient 40-45 degrees, 70 m long) being careful of the wind which is often strong here. Find your way between the rocks walking along the ridge across pre-apical snow fields (the deep snow will noticeably decrease your speed of ascent). Carry on across a lengthy apical plateau to the top (the apex is marked by the largest cairn). Descend the same way you came up. Early start at 3-4 a.m. is obligatory as it takes 10-14 hours to get to the top and back to Camp 3.
If needed, at the altitude of 6,400 m another interim camp (Camp 4) may be set up on the ridge plateau.

Recommendations:
For ascending Lenin Peak it is highly advisable to have the following climbing equipment with you: high-altitude tent, a rug, sleeping-bag (-10C - - 20C), rucksack (in size 60-100 litres), high-altitude mountain plastic boots, trekking boots, high-altitude mountain sun glasses (it is better to have reserve ones), sunscreen (not less than factor 25), lip balm, private high-altitude first-aid set, telescopic ski sticks, ice-axe, crampons, helmet, rope (6-11 mm, 200-30 m), safety system, carabiners (3-5), clip for rope, ice- bores (2), safety halyard (4-5 mm, 2-3 m), head flash-light, powder-puff, warm thermals, warm mittens, gloves, hat, face mask, cap, weatherproof clothing, woollen socks (2-3 pairs), warm sweater or jacket.

If you wish to get more information, ascending plan, detailed description of Base Camp services or photos, please, let us know.

GPS-trek of climbing Lenin Peak via Razdelnaya summit

Below you may find GPS-itinerary how to climb Lenin Peak. Please kindly note that due to glacier mobility, changes in relief and occurrence of new cracks, path to connect Camp 1 (4400 m) and Camp 2 (5300 m) and appropriate GPS-coordinates within this site may change from year to year.

Equipment to be used during the ascent of Lenin Peak (7,134 m)
Suggestions to select proper mountaineering equipment, clothes and footwear for the ascent

Our preparations for the ascent of a seven-thousander will include the selection of mountaineering equipment and outfit.

Important:

It is essential that you follow the reliable and proven multi-layer principle of clothing (thermal underwear + fleece/wool/down insulation + protection from wind, moisture and frost). By varying the number of the layers you can quickly adapt to the change of the weather and your personal sensations, not allowing yourselves to be exposed to heat or cold.
Your successful ascent depends on the quality of the outfit. A set of carefully selected clothes and high-quality equipment would allow you to feel warm and comfortable, not making your rucksack too heavy. You should take with you as much clothes and equipment as you need to ascend the peak and no more, as each extra gramme will turn a heavy burden at high altitudes.
Temperature drops by around 6ºС with each 1,000 vertical metres. In addition, you should be prepared for abrupt weather changes and strong fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures.
You should remember that how you sense the ambient temperature depends on wind strength. The stronger the wind, the colder you feel.
The ultraviolet solar radiation is very strong at high altitudes, intensified by the ice and snow reflecting to about 80% of sunlight. Therefore, you must always wear a headgear and goggles and use sun cream with a high protection factor (SPF 25-40) even in cloudy weather. The intensity of ultraviolet radiation increases by 10% to 12% with every 1,000 vertical metres.

Below we give detailed analysis and description of clothes, footwear and equipment you will need to have during the ascent of Lenin Peak:

Equipment to be used during the ascent of Lenin Peak (7,134 m)
1 Trekking boots (Scarpa kailash GTX, Salomon Quest 4D GTX, The North Face Wreck Mid GTX or similar) or hiking shoes (SALEWA MTN Trainer GTX, Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX or similar), andor sandals (Teva, Keen or similar) to travel within and between the lower camps (Base Camp and Camp 1). Besides, you need a pair of light and open footwear for Osh, which features high summer temperatures.
2 Boots for high attitude - leather or plastic, with two or three layers, for altitudes 6,000 m and higher (la Sportiva Spantik, Scarpa Phantom and similar). With or without overboots.
3 Assault jacket GORE-TEX (RedFox Vector GTX III or similar).
4 Assault trousers GORE-TEX or Bib and brace overalls GORE-TEX (RedFox Vector GTX III or similar).
5 Downy jacket / PrimaLoft or ThermoBall synthetic insulated jackets (BASK Valdez or similar)
6 Bib and brace overalls GORE-TEX (for instance, RedFox Gravity GTX). Waterproof and windproof assault trousers (p.4), you do not need an overall.
7 Downy sleeping bag or a sleeping bag with synthetic insulation with comfort rating temperature not higher than -15 ºС (BASK MUSTANG 700+FP or similar).
8 Suit POLARTEC (for instance, jacket BASK Kondor V3 + trousers BASK Vinson Pro V2)
9 Skin tight linen thermals POLARTEC - two sets: thin thermals to wick moisture away from the skin (for instance RedFox Dry Zone) and thick ones for insulation (for instance, jacket + trousers BASK)
10 Mittens for the high altitude ascents downy orPrimaLoft (etc.) synthetic insulated (for instance, BASK Brooks-D V2orBASK Creative Mitten V3)
Insulated down or synthetic booties to sleep in  - PrimaLoft etc. (for instance, Baffin Cush Booty).
11 Thin Gloves, Fleece, Polartec, WindBloc and thick insulated gloves (for instance, RedFox Ice)
12 Peaked cap or panama hat + insulated winter hat. A light sun runner cap(Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap, Outdoor Research Activeice Cap or similar) or panama hat (Outdoor Research Conzumel Sombrero, Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat or similar) + insulated hat (Outdoor Research Windwarrior Hat, Outdoor Research Peruvian Hat or similar).
13 Knitted T-shirts.
14 High gaiters to protect your feet from snow(for instance,Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters)
15 Socks-POLAR, thermal socks, like Boreal TREK Thermolite or similars + ordinary socks.
16 Balaclava(BASK THOR V2, BASK Cascade V2 or similar) or thermal buff Thermal Buff).
17 Metallic vacuum flask 0.5 - 1.0 litres or Polar vacuum bottle with insulation (it is easier).
18 Mat "KARIMAT". A thin mat + thin air mattress would be a better choice, likeTherm-A-rest Neo-Air XLite (comfort and warm).
19 Rucksack for ascent 70-80 with a rain cover to prolong the service life of your rucksack and accessories.
20 Clumps-right and left - 1 piece. Or easier one WildCountry Ropeman or Petzl Tibloc.
21 Belay arrangement “figure of 8 knot”. Much more actual is Petzl Reverso,and the better is Black Diamond ATC Guide, "VENTO Lukoshko" or similars.
22 Necking-belay system.
23 Carabin with muff (3+1 pieces).
24 Two cords (cordalettes), 6-7 mm in diameter and 4-5 m in length.
25 Ice screws (2 peaces).
26 Snow shovel (1 pc per 1 tent would be enough).
27 Lip balm.
28 Sun cream (SPF 25-40).
29 Transport trunk. Not essential, but it facilitates the transportation of the things to Base Camp and further horseback transportation to Camp 1.
30 Pen knife.
31 Crampons; they must fit your boots.
32 Ice-axe with a straight shaft and without accessories; should be selected based on your stature (for instance, Black Diamond Raven).
33 Snow goggles + spare sunglasses.
34 Telescopic walking sticks.
35 Head torch.
36 Rope (nylon, seylon) 8.6 - 10 mm, 30 - 60 m.
Its length depends on the number of people in a roped team. In sports 45 m for 2 persons and 60 m for 3 persons (with a distance of 15 m between climbers) are regarded optimal lengths.
37 Tent 2-3 m.
38 Gas stove for threaded cartridges.
39 Gas cylinder (230 ml.).
40 Dishes.
41 Radio station metric waves (not essential, can be taken on the site for a deposit) with 1 set of batteries (AAA, 4 pcs).
42 First-aid kit (personal + group).

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List of high-altitude food products

List and quantities of high altitude consumption food products
provided for business and group ascent packages
Food Product Quantity
Instant soup / cereals 10 packets
Stewed Beef cans 2 cans (350 g)
Fish cans: herring, sardinella, tuna, humpback salmon, saury 3 cans (180-250 g)
Beef / chicken frankfurters or Hunter’s sausages 2 packets (400-500 g)
Salo (cured fatback or pork belly) smoked or not 300 g
Smoked sausage 500 g
Cheese 500 g
Nuts: peeled peanuts coated with sesame seeds, peeled sugared peanuts, peeled walnuts, peeled almonds
Dry fruit: apricots, figs, prunes; yellow and dark raisins
500 g
Sweets (caramels, barberry drops, peppermint drops, fruit drops) 300 g
Chocolate-fruit bars 8 pc, 40 g each
Solid chocolate square bars 2 pc, 90 g each
Candied nuts or halva (upon availability in the storage) 10 pcs
Packed lumped sugar 500 g
Tea in bags (LIPTON, AHMAD) 25 packets
Single cup coffee packets 3 in 1 (Jacobs, Nescafe) 10 packets
Wafers, crackers, oat or other biscuits (upon availability in the storage) 400 g
Sweetened condensed milk or jam 2 pouches, 250 g each
Boiled eggs 10 pcs
Under request
Salt -
Fresh vegetables (local / depending on harvest time / upon availability in the storage) -
Fresh fruit (local / depending on harvest time / upon availability in the storage) -
Lepeshka bread (Kyrgyz flat bread) -
Toilet paper -

Note:

* You can get any products on the list ONLY within the limits stated for each.

* If you don’t want some of the products on the list, just leave them. You cannot get larger quantity of the products you have chosen than the stated quantity for each of them instead of the product(s) you are not taking.

* Please note that some of the products on the list might not be available during your stay at Base Camp. We assure you that the food supplies in the camp are replenished regularly under strict supervision. However, if this disadvantage happens, please understand.

 

  1. What are the minimal technical qualification requirements for climbing Lenin Peak?
  2. What insurance cover limit do you suggest?
  3. How to issue visa and resolving documents?
  4. What kind of climbing gear do we need?
  5. Which time is best for successful ascending?
  6. How to apply for tailor-made participation on the expedition?
  7. How do I book the services of a high-altitude guide?
  8. Can I expect any discounts?
  9. How do I book the services of high-altitude porters?
  10. What about food?
  11. What currency is in circulation at Lenin Peak camps?
  12. How much money should I pay for each extra day in addition to the programme?
  13. How do I pay for my tour?
  14. Is it possible to buy products for ascending in Osh, before removal to the Base Camp?

1. What are the minimal technical qualification requirements for climbing Lenin Peak?
Technical qualification requirements for climbing Lenin PeakLenin Peak is not that technically difficult to climb. Still, you should have certain climbing experience. For instance, you should be able to move on snow-covered and ice-covered slopes of different gradients, use crampons and be fully aware of safety rules in the mountains. In case you do not have any previous climbing experience we suggest that you book services of our mountain guide. What is essential is having a sound physical condition with good acclimatization (especially if you don’t have any previous high-altitude ascent experience). Ascending along the standard route does not require any complex techniques but you should always take into account a risk of a possible quick change of weather and the general high-altitude environment so use your caution and common sense. We suggest “by step” acclimatization that means having a series of 2-3 interim climbs up and down the route with every next climb reaching a higher altitude. Your first climb may be very difficult for you (heavy headache, little or no appetite, lack of oxygen etc.). Do not forget to see our doctor before starting the climb!

 

2. What insurance cover limit do you suggest?
Insurance is prerequisite - for that extreme case You never want to think over about. But common sense gives a prompt that You have to care about having it in order to feel being secured at ascending because service of rescue team and transport cost quite expensive. So, Your individual insurance policy has to be drawn on not less than 30.000$ (USA). Besides, You have to do that being at Your Motherland - before You arrival in start point of expedition. Please, send us scanned copy of the individual insurance policy beforehand at preliminary correspondence. Besides, you should give copy of the insurance policy to Commandant at once after arrival in BC.

Requirements for insurance policy.

1) The sum of the policy must cover not less than USD 30000
2) In the field "occupation" (or "sports practice") "Mountaineering" must be notified
3) As Country of stay - Kyrgyzstan
4) The effective dates of the insurance policy must be included and coincide with the dates of Stay in Kyrgyzstan
5) The insurance policy must cover at least "first aid" and "transport of affected by helicopter if necessary" (be sure of this point to be included during the formalization of the insurance policy)

Note:
Before the formalization of the policy, make sure which assistant operates the insurance company in question.

Please remember: our company does not work with GLOBAL VOYAGER assistant. In case the client has purchased an insurance policy in any company whose assistant is GLOBAL VOYAGER, medical and transportation expenses will be borne by the client involved.

 

3. How to issue visa and resolving documents?
The citizens of CIS countries (except Turkmenistan) do not need to get a visa to Kyrgyzstan.
For issuing the other documents (permission for entering Boundary Examination Zone) you have to send us scanned copy of your passport of good quality and state the exact dates of your trip not later than 1 month before the trip begins.

The citizens of Europe, USA, Latin America, Australia and others do have to organise a visa to the Kyrgyzstan Republic. There is a list of 45 countries who`s citizens can get a tourist visa to Kyrgyzstan by the simplified system, i.e. without a visa invitation.
The citizens of other countries, which are not included in this list, have to have a visa invitation. The general requirements for obtaining visas and the list of necessary documents are stated here.

The price for the visa invitation is included in the cost of VIP and Business packages. In order for our company to obtain a visa invitation for you, you have to e-mail us the following information:
- Full name ( Mr./Mrs.);
- Citizenship;
- Marital status;
- Information about husband/wife (date and place of birth, place of work);
- Information about children: * Full name, date and place of birth (Please, indicate a definite country and city);
- Passport number;
- Date of passport issue;
- Date of passport expire;
- Home address and phone number;
- Place of work and occupation (this issue should include name of organization, city of its location, full address and telephone);
- Place of receiving the visa;
- Period of your staying in Kyrgyzstan;
- Passport scanned copy of good quality.

*** All the items should be filled in properly!

Cost of visa invitation to Kyrgyzstan is 35 USD/per person.
Cost of one month visa to Kyrgyzstan is 40 USD/per person.

In a variant of arriving via Tashkent (Uzbekistan) you need to obtain the following visas:
- Visa to Uzbekistan - double entry visa for one month.
- Visa to Kyrgyzstan - double entry visa for one month.

Information about visa issuing procedure to Uzbekistan you will find referring this link.
Besides visa you also have to issue various resolving documents (permission for entering Boundary Examination Zone and registration in OVIR). In order to issue all the necessary documents in time you have to send us the information mentioned above, scanned copy of you passport of good quality and state the exact dates of your trip. All this data should be directed to us not later than 2 months before your trip begins.

 

4. What kind of climbing gear do we need?
In order to succeed in ascending to the Lenin Peak we would suggest that your high-quality reliable climbing gear would include (but not strictly limited to) the following: a high-altitude tent, a rug/sleeping pad, a down sleeping-bag (downy, with comfort temperature -30°C ), a rucksack (60-100 liter), a pair of high-altitude mountain plastic double boots, a pair of tracking boots/shoes, high-altitude sun glasses (make sure you have a spare one!), a tube of UV skin protection cream (factor 25 and higher), a stick of lip balm, a face-protecting mask, a personal high-altitude first-aid kit, a pair of telescopic ski poles, an ice-axe, crampons, a helmet, a basic rope (8-11 mm diameter, 20-30m long), safety system (a “cradle”), “jumar”, carabiners (3-5 pieces), ice- screws (2 pieces), a safety halyard (diameter 4-5 mm, 2-3 m long), a head- or flash-light, a down jacket and pants, warm breeches, warm mittens, gloves, a warm hat, a cap, a rainproof costume, woollen socks (2-3 pairs), warm sweater or jacket.

5. Which time is best for successful ascending?
Best time for successful ascending to the Lenin Peak is from beginning of July to second half of August as the weather then is more or less stable and predictable. Yet everything is changeable in the World - especially weather in the Pamir.

6. How to apply for tailor-made participation on the expedition?
Order is:
After receiving your confirmation about participation in the tour we send you Application form with individual serial number (S.N.). You should fill it thoroughly and send it to us by e-mail. After that we input your request into a list-register.
Please, take into consideration that before the program starts each member should do the following things:
- Take out an individual insurance policy (beforehand) with cover not less than 30.000$, and to give a copy of it to Commandant of BC at once after arrival in BC (with all ICE contacts);
- Send us scanned copy of passport;
- Have positive go ahead from your private doctor;
- Give ICE contacts of close relatives.
Attention! Please, send us all required documents beforehand!!!

 

7. How do I book the services of a high-altitude guide?
You can order a mountain guide`s services during preliminary correspondence process before joining us.

 

8. Can I expect any discounts?
Yes, you can. All questions about possible discount will be considered individually during preliminary correspondences beforehand.

 

9. How do I book the services of high-altitude porters?
You can book the services of porters during the process of preliminary correspondence, and at Base Camp or Camp 1. The cost of a porters` services is determined by the cost for one kilo of luggage which they carry: the heavier your luggage is, the higher the cost will be. Rates for porters` services you will find in the price list for separate services.
Note: Do not arrange porters who are not working officially for our company as in this case the company does not take responsibility for the safety of your property.
In the same vein avoid ordering the horse-keeper`s service: don`t try to make deals with them on your own regarding transporting your load from BC to C1 and back by horse! You risk searching for your belongings for a very long time or even potentially never finding them at all! All questions regarding transporting your luggage by horse should be decided via the Commandants of our camps (BC and C1) - only on this proviso are we able to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

 

10. What about food?
Meals at the Base Camp and Camp 1 of Lenin peakYou will be provided with three-time-a-day meals at the Base Camp and Camp 1. But at Camp 2, Camp 3 and Camp 4 you will have to organize meals on your own. If you book "VIP", "Business" or "Combined group" package, we suggest you a special service: you can take fixed set of products for climbing from our back office at the Base Camp. Fixed set of products includes: fresh fruits and vegetables, packet soups, canned food, macaroni, cheese, sausage, butter, sugar, tea, coffee, dried fruits, biscuits, wafers, sweets etc. But note please that we don’t have some special high altitude subimates in our assortment. So, if you got used to something special or delicacies then please bring it from home.

 

11. What currency is in circulation at Lenin Peak camps?
In the Camps of Lenin Peak US dollars, Euros, Russian rubles and Kyrgyz soms are all that`s accepted. US dollars are the most preferable.

 

12. How much money should I pay for each extra day in addition to the programme?
For the service in Base Camp - 30 USD/per day.
For staying in Camp 1 - 45 USD/per day.
The cost includes: accommodation at a tent, three-time-a-day hot meals and usage of the Camp`s infrastructure.
Note: “Business” and “Combined group” packages can enjoy our service in Camps as follows:
- Base Camp - under the tour program.
- Camp 1 - 5 days.

 

13. How do I pay for my tour?
Order of payment:
- Member`s request for participation in Lenin peak expedition is registered at once after making a 30%-50% pre-payment from the cost of chosen package, it should be done not later than 1 month before the season starts (June 15th). Members should send us a scanned copy of payment order by e-mail.
- Not later than 2 weeks before the date of arrival member should confirm (or cancel) his participation in the program, and he should make payment of the rest sum from chosen package, having sent us scanned copy of payment order by e-mail.

14. Is it possible to buy products for ascending in Osh, before removal to the Base Camp?
Yes, of course it is. You will
be able to buy all the necessary products from Osh bazaar or in one of the stores on the day of arrival in Osh or just before your leaving for Base Camp.

 

Physical training and acclimatization.
Physical training and acclimatization for climbing Lenin peakThere is a common opinion that out of all seven-meters-high peaks of the CIS Peak Lenin is most easy-to-climb. This partly is true but not for one hundred percent.
Firstly, one should not forget that the decent height of Peak Lenin alone, which is in excess of 7,000m, makes it an object of high-altitude mountaineering, not to mention that any mountain has to always be dealt with respect. Despite the climbing route technically being not complex, treacherous factors such as unpredictable weather and depressing altitude can play decisive role in the success or failure of your expedition. Not only good physical preparedness but, too, appropriate quality gear and, of course, good acclimatization (especially to those inexperienced high-altitude climbers) are crucial for the success of their climb. Do not spare your efforts and days for getting full-value acclimatization - otherwise it may turn into a higher loss of time wasted in the course of ascent for recreation of your energy and, in the worst case, put the success of the entire climb under question.
Usually, consequences of anoxia (oxygen starvation) are already felt at the altitude of 3,500m to 4,000m. At such altitudes and higher the organism of even most healthy though untrained and non-acclimatized person may develop altitude sickness (local Kyrgyz call it as “tootek”). By the way, even passengers travelling along the Pamir Highway sometimes may be taken by altitude sickness. Symptoms of altitude sickness are as follows: acute drop of physical performance, dizziness, headache, nausea and, in some cases, vomiting. In worst cases altitude sickness may cause fatal consequences. There is no medication against the altitude sickness, and the only remedy that invariably helps is as fast as possible downwards transportation of the patient.
Most effective means that helps to prevent altitude sickness has always been altitude acclimatisation which is based on human organism’s ability of adaptation to the rarefied atmosphere obtained as a result of series of ascents and stays at higher altitudes. The organism acclimatised in this way can easier withstand harmful consequences of oxygen starvation. The one aiming at the summit should first carry out a number of forays to the higher and higher altitude and only after having ensured acceptable level of acclimatisation proceed with storming the summit.
Our tourist company offers a standard programme designed to take into account all conditions prerequisite to good acclimatisation, including extra days in case of bad weather. The programme we offer provides optimum conditions for successful ascension to the Peak Lenin.
Ideally, any high-altitude climbing should be preceded by training which is to include climbing a summit that is lower than the main-goal one. For instance, aiming at a “seventhousander” one should have first climbed a mountain at least 5,000m high.

 

Safety precautions for climbing Lenin peakSimple truths of safety precautions.
Another aspect is safety. We do not recommend climbing solo as the recent history of Peak Lenin solo-climbing tends to report growing number of accidents. What we do suggest is your finding a good partner or joining any group of climbers. Your better off would be hiring an experienced high-altitude guide for you so that at any time you had a confidence about your next step and, in case of hardship or emergency, you had a reliable person nigh you.
We recommend you AT ALL TIMES TO HAVE WITH YOU YOUR PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT which shall contain medicines matching your particular individual health conditions and tolerances. Besides, you personal medical kit must contain other medications common with and widely used by high-altitude mountaineers (see in the “Medical Kit” section).

 

Foodstuff.
As to foodstuff and cooking, there will be no particular problems for you up to 4,400m - our personnel will take care of this. What really may put you in a dilemma is your high-altitude foodstuff beyond 4,400m. You should remember, at higher altitudes water boils at lower temperatures hence it takes longer to get your food cooked. More time for cooking means more gas canisters and thence more heavy backpacks/loads to carry. Standard programme assumes gas consumption rate for two persons equivalent to 1 canister (230 grams) per day. You can recharge your own gas canisters at our base camp (BC) without limitation. You may also buy brand new canisters from the BC manager.
More about foodstuff. Ideally, your high-altitude foodstuff should require no cooking/boiling, be of less possible weight and of maximum possible energy value (luckily, most of today’s supermarkets are happy to satisfy nearly all your gastronomic whims). Importantly, do not expect a last-minute shopping high-altitude foodstuff in Osh - you will hardly be able to find any good-quality concentrated or sublimated or packet foodstuff there. Take your own one from your home country.
As a rule of thumb, most of mountaineers feel apathy towards eating at altitudes above 6,000m. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense carrying a lot of foodstuff to the upper camps. Trust us, better part of the stuff you would bring upon your shoulders to the upper camps will stay there forever without being eaten. You should better think over diversification of your high-altitude ration. Tastes, surely, differ, but majority of climbers prefer the food that is liquid and saline. It has clear and logical explanation: thaw-out water used for cooking has practically zero content of salts while the loss of liquid (dehydration) by organism at higher altitudes is a continuous, normal, non-stop process. At the heights above 6,000m, a human must consume up to 4 litres of liquid per day so that to compensate the loss. Some climbers, with pleasure, have food that tastes sweet-and-sour. Important note: avoid over-diligence, as digestive-system disorders are quite commonly seen during climbs and are always annoying when you are at your last stretch before the summit. Take quality of your water at the heights up to 4,500m as your high priority. Better use mineral water that is available on sell in both BC and ABC. Do not make saving on your health!

 

Carrying loads from BC to C1.
Local population always readily offer their services to travellers - with carrying their loads, providing means of transportation etc. Take our advice: if you use services of our company then you would better be using services of those local Kyrgyz people who cooperate with our company on legal contractual basis. This is the company’s prerequisite condition with respect to safety of and warranty to your loads and settling of any disputes that may arise in case of loss of or damage to your loads.

 

Paperwork.
We highly recommend that you provide your passport details to us well beforehand - at least 3 weeks, better 1 month before your planned arrival in Kyrgyzstan, so that we could timely obtain all necessary permits for you.
Upon arrival in the country you are to pick up from customs office and write in 2 (two) customs declaration forms. Out of the two form one form stays with the customs while the other one is to be stamped and returned back to you by the customs officer so that you could produce it to customs officer at time of you departure the country. In the customs declaration you are to describe all cash money, traveller’s cheques, weapons and ammunition (if any), psychotropic substances and other items that needs to be declared under the form. Make sure that you fill in the form in two (identical) copies even though the customs officer may assert to you that it is not necessary. The point is that at the time of your leaving the country you are to declare valuables and money you’ve got once again. And customs officer is in right to require your first (old) declaration to be produced. If you fail to produce the old one and your new declaration states some amount of money that you are taking out of the country then the officer has a right to confiscate this money. Once again, we reiterate: if the officer at time of your entering the country tells you that one form is enough while the officer at time of your exiting the country requires the old form to be produced then how do you prove him that you do not take country’s money out but are taking just your own money unless you have your entering declaration?

 

Instructions
(for the attention of Lenin Peak expedition participant)

1. Arrival of the participant to the Base Camp.

In order to take part in the program of “Ascension to the Lenin Peak” on arrival to the Base Camp of Central Asia Travel Company the participant should follow the items below:

- Register himself at the Commandant of the Base Camp;
- Provide the Commandant of the Base Camp with the following documents:
Copy of the individual insurance policy with all the contacts in case of emergency (it is being kept with the Commandant);
Medical certificate, which includes description of health condition and permission from the doctor for such kind of high-altitude ascensions (later is being kept with the Commandant);
A list, which includes surnames, names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of all the persons, whom it will be necessary to get in touch with in case of emergency (is being kept with the Commandant);
- Sign the Form 1 and hand it to the Commandant of the Base Camp;
- Learn the Safety Instruction and put a signature in appropriate journal in the item “With the Safety Instruction is acquainted”.

Attention to the participants arrived according to the package “Combined group option”!
If your guide has set an appointment at the day of arrival - please, do come at the fixed time and place, as your absence on the first appointment without a valid reason will be considered by the management of the Base Camp as refusal from participation in ascension program according to the package “Combined group option”, and you will need to choose any other package for yourself.

2. Rules for all the participants.

Rules for all the participants of the Base Camp and Camp 1 under the Lenin Peak2.1. Each participant must observe cleanliness on the territory of the Base Camp, Camp 1 and on the whole territory of your stay under the Lenin Peak and in all the intermediate camps; garbage in the Base Camp and Camp 1 should be put in appropriate containers for garbage, and in the intermediate camps it is necessary to put it in plastic bags and carry them down for further utilization on descent.

2.2. Each participant must leave his luggage in the cloakroom (yurt-storehouse) before starting of ascension from the Base Camp (Camp 1), only in this case Central Asia Travel Company may guarantee its safety. Do not leave your personal things and equipment in tents and yurts, and in front of them!

2.3. In case any of the participants finds a lost thing (clothes, equipment, implements of the Central Asia Travel Company and etc.) on the territory of the Base Camp or Camp 1 - we ask to inform the Commandant about it and hand him in the lost property.

2.4. We ask every participant to come for breakfasts, lunches and dinners in time, and keep the working schedule of the dining-room if possible.

2.5. Each participant should respect the interests and rights of other participants, should not make noise and not listen to a loud music after 23:00 - you have descended and you are happy, but someone next to you will set off early tomorrow!

2.6. ATTENTION PLEASE! Excessive alcohol drinking in general and before ascent/descent in particular may lead to fatal consequences! Hard drinking and scandalous behavior in the Base Camp and Camp 1 are strictly prohibited!

Company certificate for ascention to the Lenin peak2.7. After descent from the mountain, each participant, regardless of which altitude he managed to reach, is given a personalized company certificate, where it is written the altitude, reached by participant.

2.8. Any change of requirements from your application form’s order made in the initial booking process of the program and requiring from the staff of Central Asia Travel Company additional financial fees and additional time (change of departure date, rebooking of hotels/transport, rebooking of air tickets etc.) must be paid by the member additionally. Price-list on additional services.

2.9. When boarding on transportation, which sets off from the Base Camp to Osh, more attention is paid to those participants, who booked the date of this transfer beforehand, at the form-request. Participants, who want to leave the Base Camp prematurely and change already booked date of transfer “Base Camp - Osh” for an earlier or later date during the program, may board on the transportation at the last turn - only after those, whose date of departure was booked at the form-request.

2.10. Each participant bears financial responsibility for the rented equipment! We ask you to use carefully the property of the Base Camp and Camp 1, not to spoil tents, yurts and camp equipment.

2.11. It is strictly prohibited to smoke at the tents and yurts, drop cigarette ends on the ground on the territory of the Base Camp and Camp 1! It is allowed to smoke only outdoors, cigarette ends should be dropped only into the appropriate containers for garbage!

2.12. Discount for groups (from 5 members) can be given only if the group come to the tour and depart after the tour in full list. In case, members come (depart) in different time but not all together, then discount is not available, and members have to pay the remainder by cash.

2.13. ATTENTION PLEASE! Ascent to the summit of Lenin Peak is classed as an extreme activity. Each member takes complete responsibility for their decision to participate in this program and is responsible for all actions and all possible consequences of their participation in this program.

2.14. Central Asia Travel Company does not take responsibility for the consequences of actions taken by members before and after BC or C1.

2.15. In case the tourists make up their mind to end the program earlier the fixed date, the Company does not compensate them payment for unused dates of service at the Base Camp and Camp 1.

Observation of these simple rules will help everyone to feel here at home!

Photos of the "Ascension to Lenin Peak" tour:

Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Going into the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

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Videos of the Lenin Peak tour:
Video about Lenin Peak, video about Base camps, video of ascension on Lenin Peak.

Pamir Experience 2016Pamir Experience 2016 Base Camp Surroundings (3600 M) On The Foot Of Lenin PeakBase Camp Surroundings
On The Foot Of Lenin Peak
Lenin PeakLenin Peak Slideshow Descent to the glacier’s crevasse. Lenin Peak
Descent to the glacier’s crevasse. Lenin Peak

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