Three Summits In The Pamirs

Mountain Trekking and Mountaineering in the Lenin Peak Area

 

Country of destination: Kyrgyzstan, Pamir Mountains View the route map »»
Tour itinerary, cities: Osh - Base camp of Lenin Peak - Osh
Tour duration: 13 days / 12 nights

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Three Summits In The Pamirs

 

Three Summits In The Pamirs + Lenin peak

Group №1. 08.07 - 20.07.2018 (Completed)   Group №1. 08.07 - 28.07.2018 (Completed)
Group №2. 29.07 - 10.08.2018 (Completed)   Group №2. 29.07 - 18.08.2018 (Completed)

In this adventure tour mountain-lovers can test their abilities at high altitudes of Pamir Mountains. After receiving detailed instructions and a training course from experienced guides the participants can ascend three summits - Petrovsky (4,700 m), Yukhin (5,130 m) and Razdelnaya (6,148 m) Peaks - in the strikingly beautiful alpine area of the Pamirs using a full range of mountain equipment. All this makes the tour’s program quite unique.

Our mountain climbing guides will teach you the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes, the rules of crossing crevasses, the basic skills of working in a rope team, the fundamentals of using professional mountain gear and the principles of belaying. You will become properly acclimatized and receive professional advices from our mountain guides about the climbing equipment and outfit requirements. As an individual program, you will have a most interesting mountain trek, which will include an ascent of Mount Razdelnaya (6,148 m) - one of the points on the classical climbing route to Lenin Peak.

This group mountain tour may also be good for those who want to familiarize themselves with the area to test the abilities of their organism at high altitudes before climbing Lenin Peak (7,134 m) on the following season, as a successful attempt on Razdelnaya Peak means you are quite ready to bid for the seven-thousander. Besides, you will go through all the preliminary stages professionals do when they prepare for the ascent of Lenin Peak, while this tour will allow you to fully understand what high mountains and high-altitude mountaineering are in reality and to get trained for ascending the seven-thousander.

We wish you a successful mountain trip and good weather!


  • Three summits in the Pamirs

  • Three summits in the Pamirs + Lenin peak

 

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Itinerary "Three summits in the Pamirs":
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to Mountain Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot. A walking trip to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Overnight at the Base Camp (3600m).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

You are to arrive in Osh early in the morning so that all the members of the group could depart from Osh together at 9 a.m. To transfer from Osh to the Base Camp (280 km) takes from 6 to 7 hours. Before leaving Osh we shall call at a supermarket, so that everyone could buy whatever they may need during the trip or in the mountains. We shall provide each participant with a lunch box and a bottle of mineral water, so that they could have a snack on their way, while at the Base Camp you will have a nourishing hot meal made by professional cooks.

The road from Osh to the Base Camp runs across two mountain passes - Chyyyrchyk (2,408 m) situated near the village of Gulcha and Taldyk (3,615 m) near the village of Sary Tash forming ‘gates’ that mark the end of the downhill into the Alay Valley.

The Kyrgyz portion of the M41 Pamir Highway, which it was once so difficult to construct at such high altitudes, has recently been renovated, and now you will surely enjoy driving on its perfectly smooth asphalt.

Gradually driving up along the M41 road to the Taldyk Pass, then down to the bottom of the Alay Valley and then again up to our Base Camp in the Achik Tash Valley, you will make the first acclimatization steps.

Our Base Camp is located on the Edelweiss Meadow (3,600 m); however, we recommend that you reach the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3,800 m, +200 m) to minimise the symptoms of the altitude sickness. Some may have a walk down the Achik Tash valley to lakes, which are in numbers scattered around the hilly area. They are highly picturesque and even allow for swimming.

Upon arrival at the Base Camp (3,600m) you will be accommodated in comfortable in four- berth base tents per 2-3 members. Tents feature with electrical outlets, individual lighting - desk camp, wooden deck flooring, mattresses, covers, pillows and furnishing: blanket cover, pillowcases and bed sheet.

Day 2 Hike up to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200m). Going further up along the ridge.
Overnight at the Base Camp (3,600m).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Theacclimatization walking trip to the Puteshestvennikov Pass is an amazing Pamir trekking and an important stage in the preparation forthe three ascents. Very soon you will get accustomed to breathing at a high altitude, your organism will begin working properly, your heartbeat will stabilize and your eyes will become open to the incredibly beautiful ragged surroundings.

As we leave the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow behind us we walk along a beaten path to a waterfall and further to the saddle of the pass. It takes from 2 to 2.5 hours to get there, so there is no need to hurry. On the pass we shall have a rest, a snack and a photo session on the background of grandiose panoramas.

We shall then walk on up along the ridge, as high as possible, following the guide’s advice and trying to breathe regularly.

By the evening we shall return to the Base Camp.

Day 3 Acclimatization ascent to Petrovsky Peak (4,700m).
Overnight at the Base Camp (3,600m).

Ascent to Petrovsky Peak. Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Distance covered during the day: 14-15 km.
Altitude difference:
+1,130м; -1,130m.
Altitude of the lowest point (Base camp)
: 3,600m according to the GPS
Altitude of the highest point (Petrovskiy Peak):
4,730 m according to the GPS
Category of difficulty:
I (F)

Step 1: Departing from the Base Camp on the Edelweiss Meadow; traversing the Achik Tash River Valley crosswise; crossing the numerous broad branches of the Achik Tash River; approaching the foot of the grass-covered slope, on which we shall go up to the ridge.

Step 2: Starting to climb the slope towards Petrovsky Peak; the steepness of the slope reaches 35° in some places; getting onto the ridge and further along it on a long path; the relief consists of grassy slopes, which then pass into a mixture of grass and scree and then scree alone.

Step 3: As you reach the portion of the route consisting of mixed rocks and snow, you must put on belay systems, crampons and high gaiters and make your ice-axe ready at hand; the guide carries the main rope; attention: the slope’s steepness reaches 50° in places.

Step 4: As soon as you reach the snow-and-ice portion of the slope, you must make rope teams (if the guide regards it necessary to do so); from this moment on you must set the pace by the weakest member of your group; all the members of the group must climb close to each other; as the team reaches Petrovsky Peak, all must stay together, no one is allowed to detach from the body of the group; the group may stay on the summit for 20 to 30 minutes, in case there is no wind; in windy weather people must not remain there for more than 10 minutes; climb the mountain in thunderstorm or snowfall is strictly prohibited.

Step 5: The group will descend the mountain along the same route as they climbed it; the descending technique consists in doing what you did when you were ascending, only in reverse order.
Congratulations on your First Summit of the Pamirs!

Day 4 Transfer to the Tashkungeysay River valley. Setting up the advanced base camp. 
Overnight. Altitude difference: 3,600-3,600 (~12 km).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Altitude difference: 3,600-3,600 (~12 km).

Today we begin a trek that will end in ascending Yukhin Peak (5,130 m).

As we cross the Achik Tash River, we go up to the crest of Petrovsky Peak - an easy climb onto the familiar ridge - and then walk down into the green, warm and fantastically beautiful valley of the Tashkungeysay River. There we turn southward and move along a series of grassy, gently sloping hills - a very light walk made even easier by the small amount of things required for the journey (see the bonuses below):

BONUS NO. 1!!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!

BONUS NO. 2!! Your backpacks with the clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.

We set up the advanced base camp on the bank of the river for the easy access of water, as close to tomorrow’s climb as possible. The travellers themselves put up the tents and prepare meals from the food they were provided with in advance.

The Tashkungeysay River valley is much warmer than the Achik Tash valley, so you will hardly feel cold during the night.

Day 5 Climbing onto the north ridge of Yukhin Peak. Setting up the assault camp. You may need to work out a part of the route. Overnight. Altitude difference: 3,600-4,300 (~6 km).

Yukhin Peak Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Altitude difference: 3,600 - 4,300 (~6 km).

Today we are to get up early, as we have much to do. As we cross the stream that rises from the glacier, we approach a steep uphill, which will bring us onto the ridge leading to Yukhin Peak. Thus we have to climb some 500 vertical metres. Apart from the steepness (about 45°), we shall face no particular difficulties during the trip; however, in some places we may have to work the route, depending on the relief conditions for the moment. The guides will do their best to make the climb to the assault camp as smooth, stable and confident as possible.

As we reach a suitable site at an altitude of about 4,300 m, we set up the camp. As on the previous day, the participants cook their supper for themselves. Water can be obtained from a nearby glacier or snow accumulations.

Day 6 Ascend to the top of the Yukhin Peak (5,130 m) with camping equipment. Descend to Camp 1 (4,400m). Overnight at the Camp 1 (4400m).

Yukhin Peak Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

After breakfast we break up camp, put on crampons and belay systems, including helmets, and make a rope team. We are to climb the snow-covered and corniced north ridge sloping at about 30° to Yukhin Peak. The guide will select the climbing technique, depending on the weather and the condition of the snow cover. You must follow strictly the guide’s instructions. The climb takes about 4 hours. At the beginning of the last fifth of the route the snow-covered ridge is intersected by a narrow crosswise crevasse, which you will have no special difficulties to overcome. So here we are on the summit

Congratulations on your Second Summit of the Pamirs!

We first descend to Camp 1 set up on the moraine of the Lenin Peak glacier along the west ridge covered with snow and numerous cornices. In about 40 minutes we come up to the start of a steep downhill to Camp 1 (4,400 m). Instructed by the guide, you will quite soon get to Camp 1, where you will find your things and equipment for the ascent of Razdelnaya Peak, which we deliver there in good time, as we have already mentioned.

Accommodation in four- berth tents in Base Camp per 2-3 members. Hot delicious dinner in the Yurt.

Day 7 Rest day in Camp 1 (4,400m). Training on ice. Optional: ascending a 4,750-metre Peak.

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

In the middle of the tour you will have a free day, which will enable you to have a rest after the two summits and prepare for the third one.

After breakfast we shall ice training near Camp 1.

If time permits and if we have enough aspiration, we can climb the ridge leading to the peak to an altitude of 4,750 metres assisted by the guide. This gently sloping ridge runs up parallel with the glacier, and it seems to be begging us to try it on our free day.

Today it is just the time to hold a discussion among the group of the plans concerning the forthcoming ascent of Mount Razdelnaya: preparing and setting the equipment, repairing and adjusting the footwear, clothes and backpacks, receiving the guide’s instructions in climbing tactics and warnings about possible dangers on the route, assembling and packing food and common equipment, distributing the whole load of things to be carried among the participants, checking personal first-aid kits. Today you must solve all the problems with your personal equipment, footwear and clothing that have arisen before, as tomorrow they may delay both you and the rest of your group.

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 2 (5,300m). Overnight at Camp 2 (5,300m).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

This day is very similar to the summit day of those attempting Lenin Peak: early wakeup and breakfast, with all the participants departing together as a single group at the time appointed by the guide.

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)! After leaving the camp we climb up the North Wall (mind that in case of much snow on the slope there is a threat of avalanches), then traverse the slope keeping to the right aiming at the plateau colloquially known as “Skovoroda” (Frying Pan). 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. Climb time:  5-8 hours. The participants are to carry the equipment and cook meals for themselves.

BONUS NO. 3!! You will not need to hire alpine tents and then carry them to and put them up in Camps 2 and 3! You would sleep in tents that our team had brought to and erected in these camps in advance, before the mountaineering season began.

Day 9 Ascent to the top of the Razdelnaya Peak (6,148m). Descend to Camp 2 (5,300m).
Overnight at Camp 2 (5,300m).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Ascent to the slope of 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 (6,148m, deep snow).

Climb time: 4-7 hours.

Congratulations on your Third Summit of the Pamirs!

Camp 3 (6,100 m) is located right under the summit; however, you will descend directly to Camp 2 (5,300 m), as at a lower altitude you can sleep better and feel less cold in the night. It takes you about 2 hours to descend to Camp 2 (5,300m).

In case you are caught by bad weather Camp 3 will serve as a security camp to sleep in.

In the case of forced overnight stay at Camp 3 you would sleep in tents that our team had brought to and erected in these camps in advance, before the mountaineering season began).

Day 10 Descend to Camp 1 (4,400m) and further descend to the Base Camp (3,600m).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

Just as you were climbing up, only in reverse order: moving in rope teams, the members must keep close to each other. Before we start descending, the guide will provide you with instructions, which you must follow strictly as you are going down. You must never relax and lose concentration during the descent.

You must be particularly careful, when walking through areas with crevasses, and thrice as careful, when you overcome these crevasses on ice bridges. However, the strain will soon be replaced by plenty of positive emotions, when the doors of the heated yurt will open before you in Camp 1 on the moraine of the Lenin glacier! There you will have a short rest with tea/coffee and biscuits and proceed further down to the Base Camp following the familiar path across the Puteshestvennikov Pass.

Congratulations! You have made three ascents and conquered three summits in the Pamirs during one tour!

What next? As you have partaken of the pleasures of high-altitude mountaineering, are you ready to taste something more exciting next year and attempt on Lenin Peak climb or is it just what you wanted and you are quite satisfied? In any case, you are the Winners today! And the prizes are a ceremonial cake and a red-hot sauna!

Day 11 Rest day/ Reserve day in case of bad weather. Overnight at the Base Camp (3,600m).

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

We should take into account the Pamirs’ ill temper and put one day in reserve, which we can use if the weather be bad. An advancing cold front can bring ample precipitation, cold wind and low temperatures, which would make any ascent impossible. On these days the participants have to stay in tents or gather around a heater in a yurt and talk and sing songs to a guitar accompaniment.

However, the unpredictable Pamir Mountains may bestow upon us perfect weather throughout, and our tour will go smooth from beginning to end. In this case we can spend our day doing whatever we want: our Base Camp offers a volleyball pitch, and we can organise a friendly; we can hire bikes and ride in the hills covering the Achik Tash valley; our camp also provides badminton and darts; we can visit a shepherd’s house in the neighbourhood and familiarise ourselves with the traditional nomadic life and the crafts nomads are engaged in; or right at the camp we can order a master class in cooking authentic pilaf from a professional cook. Or you can simply rest, doing nothing!

Day 12 Drive from Base Camp of Lenin Peak to Osh. Hotel check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

So, our tour is over. After breakfast we pack our things and drive back. The iridescent hills of the Achik Tash valley… The boundless Alay valley… the bridge across the Kyzyl Suu River and the uphill serpentine road to the Taldyk Pass… then the downhill serpentine to the Gulcha River valley… the city of Osh. Check-in at the hotel in twins/double rooms, with breakfast.

In Osh you can walk about the city, visit the Sulaiman-Too Mountain and the Museum organized just within the hill or call at the Osh bazaar to buy a couple of souvenirs. The most popular souvenirs are handmade felt items, which vary greatly in type and color and are nice to the eye and heart.

Day 13 Transfer to airport. Departure.

The cost of the tour:

Osh - Osh 1270 USD
SGL supplement +180 USD

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Cost includes:

Meeting/seeing off at the airport;
Transfer Osh - BC and BC - Osh on fixed dates;
Accommodation in hotels (double-room accommodation) with breakfast:
- Osh (1 night);
Arrangement of all needed documents (permit to the border zone);
OVIR registration;
Lunch boxes during transfer Osh - Base camp - Osh;
High mountain guides` service for all period of active part;
Equipment to be used during the program:
- High mountain tents at an altitude of 5300m and 6100m (2 persons in 1 tent);
- Gas burner;
- Gas cans 230 (2 pieces for 1 person);
- Sleeping pad;
- Main rope ∅ 9 ÷ 11 mm;
- Avalanche shovel;
- Portable radio station and GPS navigator (for guide);
- Shared tinware for cooking during trekking part (to Yukhin peak) and at intermediate high mountain
    camps C2 and C3 (to Razdelnaya peak).
Fixed set of altitude products for the trekking part and the time of ascent from the Base Camp storage;
Sauna at Base Camp (3600 m);
Storage-yurt usage at BC and C1;
Medical services in Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m);
Guide consultant services;
Services in Base Camp (under the tour program) and Camp 1 during the tour program:
- 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 (3 daily hot meals made by professional cooks, including the option of vegetarian meals and special requests);
- Yurt - companion cabins (decorated in the traditional, national style) with heating at Base Camp (3600 м) and Camp 1 (4400 м) for the rest, meals and entertainment (music, photo viewing, guitar, etc.);
- Washstand and toilet usage at BC and C1;
- Electricity usage: 220 В, 50 Hz;
- Rescue party registration.

!!! FREE BONUSES from Central Asia Travel:

•   Attention, BONUS № 1!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!
•   Attention, BONUS № 2!! Your backpacks with clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.
•   Attention, BONUS № 3!! You will not need to hire alpine tents and then carry them to and put them up in Camps 2 and 3! You would sleep in tents that our team had brought to and erected in these camps in advance, before the mountaineering season began.

Cost 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.
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* Note:

The dates for the arrival in the Base Camp from Osh and the departure from the Base Camp for Osh concerns all the members of a group; they are specified in the description of the option and depend on the group you belong to.

Attention!!! Everyone who has sent us a request regarding participation in this option - you should ensure the date of your arrival is such that you have time to get Osh/BC (before 07:00) on the first day of program depending on the group you are in (1st or 2nd). Leaving from Osh on 13th day according the program.

Each group starts joint working under the guide’s leadership from the first day of the active part of the expedition!

We look forward to your applications friends - any questions, just let us know!

 

Visas and Permits

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

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

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

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

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

 

List of equipments

Equipment to be used during the program«Three Summits In The Pamirs»
Equipments and clothes Petrovsky Peak Yukhin Peak Razdelnaya Peak
1 Trekking boots (Scarpa kailash GTXSalomon Quest 4D GTXThe North Face Wreck Mid GTX or similar) or hiking shoes (SALEWA MTN Trainer GTXGarmont Dragontail MNT GTX or similar), andor sandals (TevaKeen 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 Nepal Evo, Scarpa Phantom, Scarpa Vega Inverno or similar). + + +
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). As one desires As one desires +
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) thin thin thin + thick
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)..
Desired but not necessary Desired but not necessary +
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 CapOutdoor Research Activeice Cap or similar) or panama hat (Outdoor Research Conzumel SombreroOutdoor Research Helios Sun Hat or similar) + insulated hat (Outdoor Research Windwarrior HatOutdoor 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 V2BASK Cascade V2 or similar) or thermal buff Thermal Buff). - - Desired but not necessary
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 Backpack for ascent 50-70 with a rain cover to prolong the service life of your backpack 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, "ВЕНТО Лукошко" 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). + + +
42 First-aid kit (personal + group). + + +

Route Map

Profile of the route using Google Earth. Petrovsky peak (4,700 m)

Profile of the route using Google Earth. Petrovsky peak (4,700 m)

Profile of the route using Google Earth. Yukhin peak (5,130 m)

Profile of the route using Google Earth. Yukhin peak (5,130 m)

Profile of the route using Google Earth. Razdelnaya peak (6,148 m)

Profile of the route using Google Earth. Razdelnaya peak (6,148 m)

 

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

 

1. Who can take part in the program?
Beginners and experienced climbers, mountaineers, trekkers, hikers and ordinary mountain lovers eager to travel the region and do some mountaineering practice in order to check their abilities and the work of their organisms at high altitudes, including as a part of preparation for climbing Lenin Peak and other 7,000-metre summits. Maximal height gained during the programme - 6,148 m (Razdelnaya Peak) .

 

2. What are the minimal technical qualification requirements?
The participants must be in a good physical shape, have no chronic health problems and be experienced in trekking in the mountains. 
The participants will receive detailed instructions and basic training course from experienced guides:
  • the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes, the rules of crossing crevasses;
  • the basic skills of working in a rope team;
  • the fundamentals of using professional mountain gear;
  • the principles of belaying;
  • proper acclimatization;
  • professional advices from mountain guides about the climbing equipment and outfit requirements.
  • We recommend that you begin preparing for this expedition at least 6 months before the start. The preparation steps include regular physical exercises (long distance running/skiing) and weight, diet and health control.
    Be sure to consult your doctor about your ability to take part in high-altitude mountaineering programs. Your fitness for this type of activity must be confirmed with an official certificate stamped by the medical institution you have been put to the examination at. The certificate must specify that your health condition allows you to take part in climbing to a height of 6,200 m.  
    Important: before starting the active part of the tour you must be examined by our doctor at the Base Camp.

     

    3. 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 policies:
  • GLOBAL VOYAGER CAN NOT INTERVENE as an insurance company assistant ;
  • The sum of the policy must cover not less than USD 30000;
  • In the field "occupation" (or "sports practice") "Mountaineering" must be notified ;
  • As Country of stay - Kyrgyzstan;
  • The effective dates of the insurance policy must be included and coincide with the dates of Stay in Kyrgyzstan;
  • 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);
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    4. What kind of climbing gear do we need?

    Extreme and unpredictable weather and the travelling style require high-quality mountaineering equipment.

     

    5. Best time 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. We organize our guaranteed group tours in most favorable seasons. 
    Yet everything is changeable in the World - especially weather in the Pamir.

     

    6. How to issue visa and resolving documents?

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

     

    7. How to apply for tailor-made participation in program?
    The 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!

     

    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?
    According to the program terms, the transportation of things on horses is partially included in the tour price:
  • Attention, BONUS № 1!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!
  • Attention, BONUS № 2!! Your backpacks with clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.
  • However, for the other stages of the trip these services are not included in the price, so, if needed, you can hire a porter for the ascent of Razdelnaya Peak from Camp 1 and for the descent to Base Camp from Razdelnaya Peak.
    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. Prices are given for one-way travel. Descent prices are the same.
    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 facilities do the yurt camps feature?
    Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on the picturesque Edelweiss Meadow features the following:
  • Traditional Kyrgyz yurts, including one for communal use, where campers have meals, socialize and enjoy various entertainments (The yurts have heating stoves lighted daily, chairs and tables, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in the communal one.);
  • Comfortable and spacious 4-pax half-barrel tents on special platforms, with sleeping boards, mattresses and all necessary bed clothes;
  • Sauna (operated daily in the afternoon);
  • City standard flush toilet;
  • Tap stands with soap and mirrors;
  • Storage yurt;
  • Volleyball court, ball;
  • Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs;
  • Electricity supply, Internet access, two-way radios.

  • Yurt Camp 1 (Camp 1) on Lenin Peak moraine has the following:
  • Two yurts featuring heating stoves (lighted daily), with tables and chairs, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in one of them;
  • Specious half-barrel tents;
  • Toilet (always kept clean);
  • Storage yurt;
  • Satellite phone, two-ways radios, battery charging facility;
  • Sauna;
  • Internet access.
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    11. What about food?
    You will be provided with three-time-a-day hot meals at the Base Camp and Camp 1.
    Our company provides the participants with necessary kitchenware to cook meals during trekking (Yukhin Peak) and at the intermediate high-altitude camps, Camp 2 and 3, as well as with foodstuff for the trek and ascents. All this can be taken from the storehouse 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.

     

    12. 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.

     

    13. How much money should I pay for each extra day in addition to the program?
    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.

     

    14. How do I pay for my tour?
    Order of payment:
    - Member`s request for participation in the program is registered at once after making a 30%-50% pre-payment from the cost of tour, it should be done not later than 1 month before the season starts (June 25th). 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, having sent us scanned copy of payment order by e-mail.
    In certain cases some part of the price for the tour can be paid upon arrival in Osh.

     

    15. 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.

     

    16. Lenin Peak Safety Policy.

    Ascending to the top of the Razdelnaya Peak (6,148m) is an extreme travel activity and so it poses certain health and life risks.
    Besides, Lenin Peak area has no well-functioning government rescue facilities like those in Europe. We as a company, therefore, do our best to ensure the safety of our clients at our base camps at the foot of Lenin Peak and during the ascent of the mountain and build our own rescue team consisting of experienced guides and mountaineering instructors. Considering rescue operations are always costly contingencies breaking the itineraries and putting additional load upon our team, we request each expedition participant obtain an insurance policy in due time, since the policy money will then cover the cost of search and rescue operations if necessary.

    On our part, we do our best to reduce the possibility of emergency situations to the smallest degree. Nevertheless, we hope you also make every effort to maintain safe climbing.
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    Itinerary "Three summits in the Pamirs + Lenin peak":
    Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to Mountain Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot. A walking trip to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Overnight at the Base Camp (3600m).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    You are to arrive in Osh early in the morning so that all the members of the group could depart from Osh together at 9 a.m. To transfer from Osh to the Base Camp (280 km) takes from 6 to 7 hours. Before leaving Osh we shall call at a supermarket, so that everyone could buy whatever they may need during the trip or in the mountains. We shall provide each participant with a lunch box and a bottle of mineral water, so that they could have a snack on their way, while at the Base Camp you will have a nourishing hot meal made by professional cooks.

    The road from Osh to the Base Camp runs across two mountain passes - Chyyyrchyk (2,408 m) situated near the village of Gulcha and Taldyk (3,615 m) near the village of Sary Tash forming ‘gates’ that mark the end of the downhill into the Alay Valley.

    The Kyrgyz portion of the M41 Pamir Highway, which it was once so difficult to construct at such high altitudes, has recently been renovated, and now you will surely enjoy driving on its perfectly smooth asphalt.

    Gradually driving up along the M41 road to the Taldyk Pass, then down to the bottom of the Alay Valley and then again up to our Base Camp in the Achik Tash Valley, you will make the first acclimatization steps.

    Our Base Camp is located on the Edelweiss Meadow (3,600 m); however, we recommend that you reach the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3,800 m, +200 m) to minimise the symptoms of the altitude sickness. Some may have a walk down the Achik Tash valley to lakes, which are in numbers scattered around the hilly area. They are highly picturesque and even allow for swimming.

    Upon arrival at the Base Camp (3,600m) you will be accommodated in comfortable in four- berth base tents per 2-3 members. Tents feature with electrical outlets, individual lighting - desk camp, wooden deck flooring, mattresses, covers, pillows and furnishing: blanket cover, pillowcases and bed sheet.

    Day 2 Hike up to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200m). Going further up along the ridge.
    Overnight at the Base Camp (3,600m).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    Theacclimatization walking trip to the Puteshestvennikov Pass is an amazing Pamir trekking and an important stage in the preparation forthe three ascents. Very soon you will get accustomed to breathing at a high altitude, your organism will begin working properly, your heartbeat will stabilize and your eyes will become open to the incredibly beautiful ragged surroundings.

    As we leave the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow behind us we walk along a beaten path to a waterfall and further to the saddle of the pass. It takes from 2 to 2.5 hours to get there, so there is no need to hurry. On the pass we shall have a rest, a snack and a photo session on the background of grandiose panoramas.

    We shall then walk on up along the ridge, as high as possible, following the guide’s advice and trying to breathe regularly.

    By the evening we shall return to the Base Camp.

    Day 3 Acclimatization ascent to Petrovsky Peak (4,700m).
    Overnight at the Base Camp (3,600m).

    Ascent to Petrovsky Peak. Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    Distance covered during the day: 14-15 km.
    Altitude difference:
    +1,130м; -1,130m.
    Altitude of the lowest point (Base camp)
    : 3,600m according to the GPS
    Altitude of the highest point (Petrovskiy Peak):
    4,730 m according to the GPS
    Category of difficulty:
    I (F)

    Step 1: Departing from the Base Camp on the Edelweiss Meadow; traversing the Achik Tash River Valley crosswise; crossing the numerous broad branches of the Achik Tash River; approaching the foot of the grass-covered slope, on which we shall go up to the ridge.

    Step 2: Starting to climb the slope towards Petrovsky Peak; the steepness of the slope reaches 35° in some places; getting onto the ridge and further along it on a long path; the relief consists of grassy slopes, which then pass into a mixture of grass and scree and then scree alone.

    Step 3: As you reach the portion of the route consisting of mixed rocks and snow, you must put on belay systems, crampons and high gaiters and make your ice-axe ready at hand; the guide carries the main rope; attention: the slope’s steepness reaches 50° in places.

    Step 4: As soon as you reach the snow-and-ice portion of the slope, you must make rope teams (if the guide regards it necessary to do so); from this moment on you must set the pace by the weakest member of your group; all the members of the group must climb close to each other; as the team reaches Petrovsky Peak, all must stay together, no one is allowed to detach from the body of the group; the group may stay on the summit for 20 to 30 minutes, in case there is no wind; in windy weather people must not remain there for more than 10 minutes; climb the mountain in thunderstorm or snowfall is strictly prohibited.

    Step 5: The group will descend the mountain along the same route as they climbed it; the descending technique consists in doing what you did when you were ascending, only in reverse order.
    Congratulations on your First Summit of the Pamirs!

    Day 4 Transfer to the Tashkungeysay River valley. Setting up the advanced base camp. 
    Overnight. Altitude difference: 3,600-3,600 (~12 km).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    Altitude difference: 3,600-3,600 (~12 km).

    Today we begin a trek that will end in ascending Yukhin Peak (5,130 m).

    As we cross the Achik Tash River, we go up to the crest of Petrovsky Peak - an easy climb onto the familiar ridge - and then walk down into the green, warm and fantastically beautiful valley of the Tashkungeysay River. There we turn southward and move along a series of grassy, gently sloping hills - a very light walk made even easier by the small amount of things required for the journey (see the bonuses below):

    BONUS NO. 1!!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!

    BONUS NO. 2!! Your backpacks with the clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.

    We set up the advanced base camp on the bank of the river for the easy access of water, as close to tomorrow’s climb as possible. The travellers themselves put up the tents and prepare meals from the food they were provided with in advance.

    The Tashkungeysay River valley is much warmer than the Achik Tash valley, so you will hardly feel cold during the night.

    Day 5 Climbing onto the north ridge of Yukhin Peak. Setting up the assault camp. You may need to work out a part of the route. Overnight. Altitude difference: 3,600-4,300 (~6 km).

    Yukhin Peak Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    Altitude difference: 3,600 - 4,300 (~6 km).

    Today we are to get up early, as we have much to do. As we cross the stream that rises from the glacier, we approach a steep uphill, which will bring us onto the ridge leading to Yukhin Peak. Thus we have to climb some 500 vertical metres. Apart from the steepness (about 45°), we shall face no particular difficulties during the trip; however, in some places we may have to work the route, depending on the relief conditions for the moment. The guides will do their best to make the climb to the assault camp as smooth, stable and confident as possible.

    As we reach a suitable site at an altitude of about 4,300 m, we set up the camp. As on the previous day, the participants cook their supper for themselves. Water can be obtained from a nearby glacier or snow accumulations.

    Day 6 Ascend to the top of the Yukhin Peak (5,130 m) with camping equipment. Descend to Camp 1 (4,400m). Overnight at the Camp 1 (4400m).

    Yukhin Peak Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    After breakfast we break up camp, put on crampons and belay systems, including helmets, and make a rope team. We are to climb the snow-covered and corniced north ridge sloping at about 30° to Yukhin Peak. The guide will select the climbing technique, depending on the weather and the condition of the snow cover. You must follow strictly the guide’s instructions. The climb takes about 4 hours. At the beginning of the last fifth of the route the snow-covered ridge is intersected by a narrow crosswise crevasse, which you will have no special difficulties to overcome. So here we are on the summit

    Congratulations on your Second Summit of the Pamirs!

    We first descend to Camp 1 set up on the moraine of the Lenin Peak glacier along the west ridge covered with snow and numerous cornices. In about 40 minutes we come up to the start of a steep downhill to Camp 1 (4,400 m). Instructed by the guide, you will quite soon get to Camp 1, where you will find your things and equipment for the ascent of Razdelnaya Peak, which we deliver there in good time, as we have already mentioned.

    Accommodation in four- berth tents in Base Camp per 2-3 members. Hot delicious dinner in the Yurt.

    Day 7 Rest day in Camp 1 (4,400m). Training on ice. Optional: ascending a 4,750-metre Peak.

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    In the middle of the tour you will have a free day, which will enable you to have a rest after the two summits and prepare for the third one.

    After breakfast we shall ice training near Camp 1.

    If time permits and if we have enough aspiration, we can climb the ridge leading to the peak to an altitude of 4,750 metres assisted by the guide. This gently sloping ridge runs up parallel with the glacier, and it seems to be begging us to try it on our free day.

    Today it is just the time to hold a discussion among the group of the plans concerning the forthcoming ascent of Mount Razdelnaya: preparing and setting the equipment, repairing and adjusting the footwear, clothes and backpacks, receiving the guide’s instructions in climbing tactics and warnings about possible dangers on the route, assembling and packing food and common equipment, distributing the whole load of things to be carried among the participants, checking personal first-aid kits. Today you must solve all the problems with your personal equipment, footwear and clothing that have arisen before, as tomorrow they may delay both you and the rest of your group.

    Day 8 Ascent to Camp 2 (5,300m). Overnight at Camp 2 (5,300m).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    This day is very similar to the summit day of those attempting Lenin Peak: early wakeup and breakfast, with all the participants departing together as a single group at the time appointed by the guide.

    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)! After leaving the camp we climb up the North Wall (mind that in case of much snow on the slope there is a threat of avalanches), then traverse the slope keeping to the right aiming at the plateau colloquially known as “Skovoroda” (Frying Pan). 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. Climb time:  5-8 hours. The participants are to carry the equipment and cook meals for themselves.

    BONUS NO. 3!! You will not need to hire alpine tents and then carry them to and put them up in Camps 2 and 3! You would sleep in tents that our team had brought to and erected in these camps in advance, before the mountaineering season began.

    Day 9 Ascent to the top of the Razdelnaya Peak (6,148m). Descend to Camp 2 (5,300m).
    Overnight at Camp 2 (5,300m).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    Ascent to the slope of 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 (6,148m, deep snow).

    Climb time: 4-7 hours.

    Congratulations on your Third Summit of the Pamirs!

    Camp 3 (6,100 m) is located right under the summit; however, you will descend directly to Camp 2 (5,300 m), as at a lower altitude you can sleep better and feel less cold in the night. It takes you about 2 hours to descend to Camp 2 (5,300m).

    In case you are caught by bad weather Camp 3 will serve as a security camp to sleep in.

    In the case of forced overnight stay at Camp 3 you would sleep in tents that our team had brought to and erected in these camps in advance, before the mountaineering season began).

    Day 10 Descend to Camp 1 (4,400m) and further descend to the Base Camp (3,600m).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    Just as you were climbing up, only in reverse order: moving in rope teams, the members must keep close to each other. Before we start descending, the guide will provide you with instructions, which you must follow strictly as you are going down. You must never relax and lose concentration during the descent.

    You must be particularly careful, when walking through areas with crevasses, and thrice as careful, when you overcome these crevasses on ice bridges. However, the strain will soon be replaced by plenty of positive emotions, when the doors of the heated yurt will open before you in Camp 1 on the moraine of the Lenin glacier! There you will have a short rest with tea/coffee and biscuits and proceed further down to the Base Camp following the familiar path across the Puteshestvennikov Pass.

    Congratulations! You have made three ascents and conquered three summits in the Pamirs during one tour!

    What next? As you have partaken of the pleasures of high-altitude mountaineering, are you ready to taste something more exciting next year and attempt on Lenin Peak climb or is it just what you wanted and you are quite satisfied? In any case, you are the Winners today! And the prizes are a ceremonial cake and a red-hot sauna!

    Day 11 Rest day/ Reserve day in case of bad weather. Overnight at the Base Camp (3,600m).

    Photo, base camp, adventure tour, mountaineering, trekking in the Pamir mountains. Lenin peak area. Pamir mountains, Kyrgyzstan

    We should take into account the Pamirs’ ill temper and put one day in reserve, which we can use if the weather be bad. An advancing cold front can bring ample precipitation, cold wind and low temperatures, which would make any ascent impossible. On these days the participants have to stay in tents or gather around a heater in a yurt and talk and sing songs to a guitar accompaniment.

    However, the unpredictable Pamir Mountains may bestow upon us perfect weather throughout, and our tour will go smooth from beginning to end. In this case we can spend our day doing whatever we want: our Base Camp offers a volleyball pitch, and we can organise a friendly; we can hire bikes and ride in the hills covering the Achik Tash valley; our camp also provides badminton and darts; we can visit a shepherd’s house in the neighbourhood and familiarise ourselves with the traditional nomadic life and the crafts nomads are engaged in; or right at the camp we can order a master class in cooking authentic pilaf from a professional cook. Or you can simply rest, doing nothing!

    Day 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 Reserve day in case of bad weather.

    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 20 Drive from Base Camp of Lenin Peak to Osh. Hotel check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

    So, our tour is over. After breakfast we pack our things and drive back. The iridescent hills of the Achik Tash valley… The boundless Alay valley… the bridge across the Kyzyl Suu River and the uphill serpentine road to the Taldyk Pass… then the downhill serpentine to the Gulcha River valley… the city of Osh. Check-in at the hotel in twins/double rooms, with breakfast.

    In Osh you can walk about the city, visit the Sulaiman-Too Mountain and the Museum organized just within the hill or call at the Osh bazaar to buy a couple of souvenirs. The most popular souvenirs are handmade felt items, which vary greatly in type and color and are nice to the eye and heart.

    Day 21 Transfer to airport. Departure.

    The cost of the tour:

    Osh - Osh 2110 USD
    SGL supplement +180 USD

    Price-list for the additional services »»

    Cost includes:

    Meeting/seeing off at the airport;
    Transfer Osh - BC and BC - Osh on fixed dates;
    Accommodation in hotels (double-room accommodation) with breakfast:
    - Osh (1 night);
    Arrangement of all needed documents (permit to the border zone);
    OVIR registration;
    Lunch boxes during transfer Osh - Base camp - Osh;
    High mountain guides` service for all period of active part;
    Equipment to be used during the program:
    - High mountain tents at an altitude of 5300m and 6100m (2 persons in 1 tent);
    - Gas burner;
    - Gas cans 230 (2 pieces for 1 person);
    - Sleeping pad;
    - Main rope ∅ 9 ÷ 11 mm;
    - Avalanche shovel;
    - Portable radio station and GPS navigator (for guide);
    - Shared tinware for cooking during trekking part (to Yukhin peak) and at intermediate high mountain
        camps C2 and C3 (to Razdelnaya peak).
    Fixed set of altitude products for the trekking part and the time of ascent from the Base Camp storage;
    Sauna at Base Camp (3600 m);
    Storage-yurt usage at BC and C1;
    Medical services in Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m);
    Guide consultant services;
    Services in Base Camp (under the tour program) and Camp 1 during the tour program:
    - 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 (3 daily hot meals made by professional cooks, including the option of vegetarian meals and special requests);
    - Yurt - companion cabins (decorated in the traditional, national style) with heating at Base Camp (3600 м) and Camp 1 (4400 м) for the rest, meals and entertainment (music, photo viewing, guitar, etc.);
    - Washstand and toilet usage at BC and C1;
    - Electricity usage: 220 В, 50 Hz;
    - Rescue party registration.

    !!! FREE BONUSES from Central Asia Travel:

    •   Attention, BONUS № 1!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!
    •   Attention, BONUS № 2!! Your backpacks with clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.
    •   Attention, BONUS № 3!! You will not need to hire alpine tents and then carry them to and put them up in Camps 2 and 3! You would sleep in tents that our team had brought to and erected in these camps in advance, before the mountaineering season began.

    Cost 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.
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    * Note:

    The dates for the arrival in the Base Camp from Osh and the departure from the Base Camp for Osh concerns all the members of a group; they are specified in the description of the option and depend on the group you belong to.

    Attention!!! Everyone who has sent us a request regarding participation in this option - you should ensure the date of your arrival is such that you have time to get Osh/BC (before 07:00) on the first day of program depending on the group you are in (1st or 2nd). Leaving from Osh on 13th day according the program.

    Each group starts joint working under the guide’s leadership from the first day of the active part of the expedition!

    We look forward to your applications friends - any questions, just let us know!

     

    Visas and Permits

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

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

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

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

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

     

    List of equipments

    Equipment to be used during the program«Three Summits In The Pamirs»
    Equipments and clothes Petrovsky Peak Yukhin Peak Razdelnaya Peak
    1 Trekking boots (Scarpa kailash GTXSalomon Quest 4D GTXThe North Face Wreck Mid GTX or similar) or hiking shoes (SALEWA MTN Trainer GTXGarmont Dragontail MNT GTX or similar), andor sandals (TevaKeen 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 Nepal Evo, Scarpa Phantom, Scarpa Vega Inverno or similar). + + +
    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). As one desires As one desires +
    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) thin thin thin + thick
    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)..
    Desired but not necessary Desired but not necessary +
    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 CapOutdoor Research Activeice Cap or similar) or panama hat (Outdoor Research Conzumel SombreroOutdoor Research Helios Sun Hat or similar) + insulated hat (Outdoor Research Windwarrior HatOutdoor 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 V2BASK Cascade V2 or similar) or thermal buff Thermal Buff). - - Desired but not necessary
    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 Backpack for ascent 50-70 with a rain cover to prolong the service life of your backpack 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, "ВЕНТО Лукошко" 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). + + +
    42 First-aid kit (personal + group). + + +

    Route Map

    Profile of the route using Google Earth. Petrovsky peak (4,700 m)

    Profile of the route using Google Earth. Petrovsky peak (4,700 m)

    Profile of the route using Google Earth. Yukhin peak (5,130 m)

    Profile of the route using Google Earth. Yukhin peak (5,130 m)

    Profile of the route using Google Earth. Razdelnaya peak (6,148 m)

    Profile of the route using Google Earth. Razdelnaya peak (6,148 m)

     

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

     

    1. Who can take part in the program?
    Beginners and experienced climbers, mountaineers, trekkers, hikers and ordinary mountain lovers eager to travel the region and do some mountaineering practice in order to check their abilities and the work of their organisms at high altitudes, including as a part of preparation for climbing Lenin Peak and other 7,000-metre summits. Maximal height gained during the programme - 6,148 m (Razdelnaya Peak) .

     

    2. What are the minimal technical qualification requirements?
    The participants must be in a good physical shape, have no chronic health problems and be experienced in trekking in the mountains. 
    The participants will receive detailed instructions and basic training course from experienced guides:
  • the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes, the rules of crossing crevasses;
  • the basic skills of working in a rope team;
  • the fundamentals of using professional mountain gear;
  • the principles of belaying;
  • proper acclimatization;
  • professional advices from mountain guides about the climbing equipment and outfit requirements.
  • We recommend that you begin preparing for this expedition at least 6 months before the start. The preparation steps include regular physical exercises (long distance running/skiing) and weight, diet and health control.
    Be sure to consult your doctor about your ability to take part in high-altitude mountaineering programs. Your fitness for this type of activity must be confirmed with an official certificate stamped by the medical institution you have been put to the examination at. The certificate must specify that your health condition allows you to take part in climbing to a height of 6,200 m.  
    Important: before starting the active part of the tour you must be examined by our doctor at the Base Camp.

     

    3. 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 policies:
  • GLOBAL VOYAGER CAN NOT INTERVENE as an insurance company assistant ;
  • The sum of the policy must cover not less than USD 30000;
  • In the field "occupation" (or "sports practice") "Mountaineering" must be notified ;
  • As Country of stay - Kyrgyzstan;
  • The effective dates of the insurance policy must be included and coincide with the dates of Stay in Kyrgyzstan;
  • 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);
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    4. What kind of climbing gear do we need?

    Extreme and unpredictable weather and the travelling style require high-quality mountaineering equipment.

     

    5. Best time 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. We organize our guaranteed group tours in most favorable seasons. 
    Yet everything is changeable in the World - especially weather in the Pamir.

     

    6. How to issue visa and resolving documents?

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

     

    7. How to apply for tailor-made participation in program?
    The 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!

     

    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?
    According to the program terms, the transportation of things on horses is partially included in the tour price:
  • Attention, BONUS № 1!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!
  • Attention, BONUS № 2!! Your backpacks with clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.
  • However, for the other stages of the trip these services are not included in the price, so, if needed, you can hire a porter for the ascent of Razdelnaya Peak from Camp 1 and for the descent to Base Camp from Razdelnaya Peak.
    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. Prices are given for one-way travel. Descent prices are the same.
    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 facilities do the yurt camps feature?
    Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on the picturesque Edelweiss Meadow features the following:
  • Traditional Kyrgyz yurts, including one for communal use, where campers have meals, socialize and enjoy various entertainments (The yurts have heating stoves lighted daily, chairs and tables, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in the communal one.);
  • Comfortable and spacious 4-pax half-barrel tents on special platforms, with sleeping boards, mattresses and all necessary bed clothes;
  • Sauna (operated daily in the afternoon);
  • City standard flush toilet;
  • Tap stands with soap and mirrors;
  • Storage yurt;
  • Volleyball court, ball;
  • Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs;
  • Electricity supply, Internet access, two-way radios.

  • Yurt Camp 1 (Camp 1) on Lenin Peak moraine has the following:
  • Two yurts featuring heating stoves (lighted daily), with tables and chairs, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in one of them;
  • Specious half-barrel tents;
  • Toilet (always kept clean);
  • Storage yurt;
  • Satellite phone, two-ways radios, battery charging facility;
  • Sauna;
  • Internet access.
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    11. What about food?
    You will be provided with three-time-a-day hot meals at the Base Camp and Camp 1.
    Our company provides the participants with necessary kitchenware to cook meals during trekking (Yukhin Peak) and at the intermediate high-altitude camps, Camp 2 and 3, as well as with foodstuff for the trek and ascents. All this can be taken from the storehouse 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.

     

    12. 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.

     

    13. How much money should I pay for each extra day in addition to the program?
    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.

     

    14. How do I pay for my tour?
    Order of payment:
    - Member`s request for participation in the program is registered at once after making a 30%-50% pre-payment from the cost of tour, it should be done not later than 1 month before the season starts (June 25th). 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, having sent us scanned copy of payment order by e-mail.
    In certain cases some part of the price for the tour can be paid upon arrival in Osh.

     

    15. 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.

     

    16. Lenin Peak Safety Policy.

    Ascending to the top of the Razdelnaya Peak (6,148m) is an extreme travel activity and so it poses certain health and life risks.
    Besides, Lenin Peak area has no well-functioning government rescue facilities like those in Europe. We as a company, therefore, do our best to ensure the safety of our clients at our base camps at the foot of Lenin Peak and during the ascent of the mountain and build our own rescue team consisting of experienced guides and mountaineering instructors. Considering rescue operations are always costly contingencies breaking the itineraries and putting additional load upon our team, we request each expedition participant obtain an insurance policy in due time, since the policy money will then cover the cost of search and rescue operations if necessary.

    On our part, we do our best to reduce the possibility of emergency situations to the smallest degree. Nevertheless, we hope you also make every effort to maintain safe climbing.
    Detailed information here >>>

     

    Photos of the tour:

    Flowers of Pamir. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan
    Taldyk Pass (3615 m). PamirThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanTulpar Kol lake. Chon-Alai valley, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanMarmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanFlowers of Pamir. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanPetrovskiy peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanTulpar Kol lake. Chon-Alai valley, Pamir, KyrgyzstanSurroundings of Lenin Peak base camp19th Party Conference Peak (5945 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanSurroundings of Lenin Peak base camp of Lenin Peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, KyrgyzstanView from Petrovsky peak (4830m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe summit of the Petrovsky peak (4830m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanOn the way to the Yukhin peak (5130 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanOn the way to the Yukhin peak (5130 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanOn the way to the Yukhin peak (5130 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanOn the way to the Yukhin peak (5130 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanRiver Valley Tashkungey-sai. Yukhin Peak (5130m)Yukhin Peak (5130m)Yukhin Peak (5130m)Yukhin Peak (5130m)Yukhin Peak (5130m)Yukhin Glacier. Pamir, KyrgyzstanYukhin Peak (5130m)Yukhin Peak (5130m)The ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan19th Party Conference Peak (5945 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanLenin Glacier. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanLenin Glacier. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanLipkin rocks. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanLenin Glacier. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanLenin Glacier. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanIcefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanWay to Skovoroda. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanWay to Skovoroda. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanWay to Skovoroda. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanWay to Skovoroda. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanAscent to the camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanPamir mountains, KyrgyzstanAscent to the camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanRazdelnaya Peak (6148 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanRazdelnaya Peak (6148 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanHeight of 6400m. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanRazdelnaya Peak (6148 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanOn the way down to the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanCamp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanGoing to the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanGoing to the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, KyrgyzstanThe base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

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    Videos of the Lenin peak region:

    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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