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Easy & comfort trekking in the Pamir Mountains and excursions in the cities of the Silk Road

 

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Itinerary 14 days: Bishkek - Osh - Edelweiss Meadow - Osh - Rishtan - Kokand - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara
Itinerary 16 days: Bishkek - Osh - Edelweiss Meadow - Osh - Rishtan - Kokand - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara – Khiva

Guarantee dates of group tours in 2022 (open)

Pamir resort. Adventure Travel

This combined group tour unites two countries and two types of activities: easy trekking in the Pamir Mountains and an exciting sightseeing trip across the legendary Silk Road cities – Osh, Kokand, Samarkand and Bukhara.

The tour route starts in Kyrgyzstan and its “Southern capital” - Osh city, from where we will get along the famous Pamir Highway (M-41 road) to the amazing kingdom of Pamir high mountains. Here you will have walks and hikes with a mountain guide in the vicinity of the well-equipped “Edelweiss Meadow” yurt-tent camp (3600 m), where you will stay in warmth and comfort. You will also get acquainted with the way of life and traditions of nomads, have a master class in cooking pilaf from a chef and get a lot of pleasant impressions of the amazing nature of the Pamirs.

Then we will go down from the mountains and set off to the center of grandiose medieval architecture - the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, through the fertile Fergana Valley, which has been famous for its original pottery and delicate silk since ancient times. Samarkand will conquer you with the monumentality of the former capital of the Tamerlane Empire, Bukhara - with its narrow authentic streets, swirling between the majestic UNESCO sites.

This tour to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan suits perfectly for fan of beautiful mountains and colorful oriental exotics.

  • 14 days program
  • 16 days program

 

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Tour program 14 days:
Day 1. Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the Pamirs, “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (5-6 hrs).
Meeting at the airport. Transfer along the Pamir Highway to the yurt camp located on the Edelweiss meadow at the foot of Lenin Peak. Arrival at the camp, accommodation. Two-hour walking to the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m).

Meals: breakfast, lunch (lunch boxes), dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

Osh (called the "southern capital") is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan with lively green streets, colorful oriental bazaar and the main attraction - Suleiman Mountain towering in the city center.

Day 2. Hiking to sacred Tulpar-Kel Lake (10 km).
Hiking to the lake. Getting familiar with everyday life and traditions of the nomadic Kyrgyz. Tasting koumiss (traditional Kyrgyz milk beverage). Return to the camp, master class on cooking Uzgen plov.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

The sacred lake Tulpar-Kol is spread among a scattering of turquoise and emerald lakes against the backdrop of high snow-capped peaks. Locals say that you can come to this lake only with bright thoughts. According to legend, during the invasions, rebellious tribe lived here, which offered desperate resistance to the invaders. When there was no men capable of fighting, the remaining women, children and old people flooded all their property in the lake and then gave their lives in its waters. The lake has become sacred.

After a walk to the lake visit yurts of local people, get acquainted with nomadic way of life, as well as tasting koumiss. The main ingredient of classic kumis is mare's milk. It is a nutritious drink that is excellent thirst quencher and rich in nutrients.

Uzgen plov is a unique dish. For preparing it Uzgen rice is used. It’s the best sort of rice variety in Kyrgyzstan, which grows only in one region. A characteristic feature of this type of rice is its dark red-brown color. It grows in an ecologically clean area and is abundantly watered with mountain water. Uzgen rice is very tasty, healthy and crumbly. An experienced oshpaz (shef on plov cooking) will tell you in details about all tricks of making perfect plov, and everyone who wants to participate in it can take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Day 3. Hiking to observation deck on the Petrovskiy Peak ridge (6 km).
Hiking up to 4.100 m. where you can enjoy a stunning circular panorama of the picturesque Alai Valley, colorful lakes, the majestic Zaalai ridge and its main peak - Lenin Peak. Return to the camp.
Мaster class on cooking dishes in tandoor oven.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

Petrovskiy Peak (4730 m) is located near the "Edelweiss Meadow” camp. Climbing there is not technically difficult. From the altitude of 4400 m breathtaking views of the Alay Valley, colorful slopes and magnificent glacier of Lenin Peak open.

Tandoor is a traditional Central Asian clay oven typically used to bake flat cakes and samsa. Dough products are molded on the inner walls of the tandoor and brought to readiness under the influence of heat, which remains in the oven after heating. Baked goods are very tasty and aromatic: the dough becomes crispy and filling becomes juicy. Watching how an experienced master skillfully handles pastries in a tandoor is always magical sight. And even more interesting is to join this exciting process.

Day 4. Trekking to the “Sunny” camp (4400 m) at the foot of Lenin Peak (12 km).
The route to the "Sunny” camp runs through the mysterious Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, Puteshestvennikov Pass, Marmots meadow, castle of Alai Spirits and the grandiose Lenin Glacier.
Accommodation at the “Sunny” camp. Rest.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the "Sunny” camp (4400 m).

A way to “Sunny” camp is notable for quick change of stunning views to high mountains, flowering fragrant meadows, rapid mountain rivers, waterfalls, passes and glaciers. This route awakens the feeling of voluminous and endless space, lost far from civilization, true freedom and the spirit of adventure.

“Sunny” camp is a cozy and warm island of comfort in the middle of glaciers and snow-covered slopes. “Sunny” camp located next to the path leading to the top of Lenin Peak. An extraordinary view opens from here: gigantic wall of Lenin Peak, the path to high-altitude camps and the climbers moving along it. Here you can see an avalanche descending on a distant slope or butterflies sweeping in the air stream. It is always lively and incredibly interesting here. And also you can enjoy very tasty food.

Day 5. Hiking to observation deck on the Zaalai ridge (5 km).
Hiking up to 4,750 m, where you can enjoy the main view of the majestic Northern wall of Lenin Peak and Lenin glacier. Master class from the chef on cooking in the highlands.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the "Sunny” camp (4400 m).

Depending on your wish this day can be spent in camp, relax and take pictures of the beauty around, take a walk around the camp. Or you can climb a little higher - to the nearest ridge to admire the grandiose landscape from a greater height. Technically, this route is not difficult and allows you to see the unique edge of Pamirs from quite a new angle.

As known the usual process of cooking in high altitude conditions is affected by the lower atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of water. Our experienced chefs have been practicing the culinary in such conditions for many seasons in a row and know all the secrets of preparing delicious and nutritious food. And we are ready to share these secrets with our dear guests on cooking master class. High level of service is a skill we have worked on for years.

Day 6. Descend to “Edelweisse Meadow” camp (12 km).
On the way down we enjoy the picturesque colorful rocks, quaint stone towers and the “Edge of the Earth” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.
Accommodation at the “Edelweiss Meadow” camp. Rest. Sauna.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

On the way down you will have an opportunity to explore more detailed and capture the unique landscapes of Pamirs: tall and sharply pointed stone towers, colorful slopes bathed in bright sunlight, melting ice above and waterfalls flowing into turbulent mountain rivers. And even a huge stone figure of elephant made by mystical forces of nature. Our guides will take you along the fascinating trail and reveal all the secrets of these places.

After descending from the Puteshestvennikov pass, near Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, route turns to the most beautiful canyon "Edge of the Earth". Red, brown and yellow rivers flow down its endless bottom from different slopes, which merge into one powerful and noisy stream. Fragrant thyme blooms on the edge of canyon and from afar can be heard the echo of marmots.

Upon arrival at "Edelweiss Meadow” camp a delicious and nourishing lunch awaits for our guests. After lunch you can relax and take a steam bath. All our guests who climbed to “Sunny” camp receive corporate certificates confirming they were at the foot of Lenin Peak and climbed to an altitude of 4400 m and above.

Day 7. Transfer to Osh.
Transfer to Osh through the famous Alay Valley, high-altitude Taldyk and Chirchik passes.
Arrival in Osh. Visiting Osh bazaar, buying national souvenirs.

Meals: breakfast, lunch.
Overnight at the hotel.

On the way to Osh we recommend stopping at Taldyk pass (3615 m) to look out for beautiful mountains and taking a few pictures in memory of these magical places and wonderful time spent here. And catch yourself thinking that you’re still in the moment that’s about to become a pleasant memory.

After accommodation at the Osh hotel, you will have enough time to visit oriental bazaar, feel its original spirit and choose souvenirs in memory of this amazing country.

Day 8. Osh (sightseeing). Osh – Rishtan – Kokand (180 km, 5-6 h).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Osh: sacred Sulayman-Too mountain and museum in a cave.
Transfer to the land border with Uzbekistan. Border formalities.
Transfer to Rishtan. Visiting the Center of Ceramics, acquaintance with the masters and their crafts. Demonstration of ceramic pottery making process.
Transfer to Kokand, the former capital of the Khanate of Kokand (18-19 cc.)
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9. Kokand (sightseeing). Kokand – Tashkent (240 km, 4 h).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Kokand: Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Modari-Khan Mausoleum, Djami Mosque, Necropolis Sarymodor.
Transfer to Tashkent via the Kamchik pass (2285 m) after lunch.
Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10. Tashkent (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Tashkent: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent “Chorsu”.
After lunch – continuation of the sightseeing: Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, walking in the center of Tashkent.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11. Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 5 h). Samarkand (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Transfer to Samarkand. Check-in at the hotel.
After lunch – sightseeing in Samarkand: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia – the Registan Square (Madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilya-Kori Madrasah); Gur-e Amir Mausoleum – necropolis of the Timurids; the famous Siab bazaar.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12. Samarkand (sightseeing). Samarkand - Bukhara (280 km, 4–5 h).
Breakfast. Continuation of sightseeing in Samarkand: Bibi-Khanym Mosque; architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda; Ulugbek Observatory.
Transfer to Bukhara after lunch. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13. Bukhara (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah.
After lunch – continuation of sightseeing in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14. Bukhara (departure).
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. The end of the tour program. Departure from Bukhara.

Cost of the Tour 2022:

Type of accommodation: Standard (tents)
“Edelweiss Meadow” camp
Comfort (yurts)
“Edelweiss Meadow” camp
Twin/double share 1340 USD 1700 USD
SGL supplement +235 USD +410 USD

*This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group.

The cost of the tour includes:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport;
  • All transfers according to the program;
  • Accommodation in hotel 3* on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast in Osh;
  • All needed documents arrangement for visiting the region, ecological fee;
  • Accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow” Yurt Camp (3600 m):
    • Standard option - accommodation in heated camping tents,
      1-2 persons per tent. The tents are equipped with: electricity, individual heaters, beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows and changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases.
    • Comfort Option (extra charge) - accommodation in a comfortable yurt, 1-2 persons per yurt. The yurt is equipped with: private bathroom (shower cabin, toilet, hot and cold water); heating, electricity, beds with changeable bed linen, wardrobes, desk, armchairs, electric kettle, toiletries, hairdryer; towels.
  • Accommodation in "Sunny” Camp (4400 m): in camping tents, per 1-2 members. The tents are equipped with wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses.
  • Meals: full board (3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian);
  • Mountain guide services – for all days of the program;
  • Equipment rental:
  • Services for personal luggage transportation (up to 15kg) by horses from "Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m) to "Sunny” camp (4400m) and back;
  • Infrastructure of "Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m):
    • Heated Kyrgyz yurts for meals and leisure activities;
    • Washstand and toilet;
    • Sauna and shower cabins;
    • Medical service;
    • Luggage room;
    • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz.
  • Infrastructure of "Sunny” camp (4400 m):
    • Heated Kyrgyz yurts for meals and leisure activities;
    • Washstand and toilet;
    • Medical service;
    • Sauna (extra charge);
    • Luggage room;
    • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz.

The cost of the tour does not include:

  • Visa invitations and visa fees (if necessary);
  • International flights;
  • Health insurance.

Additional Services:

 

How to Come to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp"

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

There are three ways to get to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp":

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

Visa to Kyrgyzstan

Under current rules visa-free stay within unlimited period on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belorussia
  • Cuba
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Vietnam

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 90 days: Mongolia, Ukraine.

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 60 days

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Britain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • 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
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican

Visa-free access to Kyrgyzstan up to 30 days: Malaysia.

Read more about visa to Kyrgyzstan here »»

 

Useful Information

  • Our "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is a perfect holiday place for families with children. It is just a happy hunting ground for them to play various games, hike with their parents, swim in the lakes, ride horses, fly kites (Light winds always blow in the area, so kites take off easily there.) and engage in many more other exciting activities.
  • There is always saddled horse available in the camp to go on a riding excursion around the Achik-Tash River valley - it is so beautiful there! You can ride to the lakes, Leek Meadow with a lot of funny marmots, or just anywhere you like in the area just for riding pleasure.
  • This year we are bringing mountain bikes to the camp! The entire Alay Valley, including Achik-Tash River valley, is perfect for bike riding excursions. The terrain is almost flat there; even AN-2 aircraft uses it. There are a lot of tracks in the valley, and the views you will have while driving around will be really stunning. None of our guests has ever gone bike riding there, so you can be among the pioneers this year.
  • Every summer Kyrgyz herding families set up their yurts in Achik-Tash River valley - just like centuries ago. They bring sheep, cows, goats and even yaks to the local pastures. While the men on horseback handle the cattle, the women do housework and make various handicrafts. Their yurts feature traditional felt and woven rugs and decorations. As a guest you will always be welcome in the yurts; the hosts will be happy to show you their works and tell how they make them.
  • Anyone seeking out inspiration - photographers, writers, artists, musicians, etc. - will certainly find it in the camp. The terrific views and remoteness from civilization will be as benefitting as nowhere else.
  • Besides two large traditional Kyzrgyz yurts for communal use, "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" features comfortable spacious camping tents with bed clothes in them. The camp holds 100 people at a time, and so does "Sunny Camp".
    The guests yurts are heated in the evening, with campers getting together in them and staying till late at night.
  • Three times a day the camp provides each guest with delicious meals made by our committed masters of cookery. There is a store of fresh fruit in the camp (apples, pears, grapes, peaches, apricots, melons and watermelons), as well as fresh vegetable salads, Asian sweets, dry fruit, various nuts, candies, crackers, several types of tea and coffee. It is also possible to buy juices, mineral water, beer and even stronger alcoholic beverages on site.
  • "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" boasts a real sauna, which is equipped for washing and steam-bath taking purposes. It is relaxing and comfortable inside, and there is always hot and cold water in abundance in it.
  • The camp features internet access. In addition, we can help you to browse and record your photos or videos, or play your favorite movies and music. Even a discotheque can be arranged if you like; there are always campers who enjoy dancing.
  • There is always a professional doctor on duty in the camp, as well as a rescue team ready to help.
  • The camp features a volleyball court with a net. Just build teams and play! Cheering rooters will certainly be there.
  • Mobile communications, such as portable radios and satellite phones, are never a problem in the camp. Cellular phone reception is also good in the area; many campers use cell phones instead of walkie-talkies.
  • We care for nature. The camp trash is carefully sorted and taken to the city waste sites or eliminated in the camp without harm to the environment.

Route map

Route map

 

  1. What is Vacation in the Pamirs?
  2. What is the best time to arrive for Vacation in the Pamirs?
  3. What is the minimal age for the participation in ‘Vacation in the Pamirs’ program? Can children stay at high altitudes?
  4. What is the night and day temperature in the camps?
  5. What kind of clothes should I wear in the area?
  6. Should I get travel insurance?
  7. What are the chances of running into dangerous creatures such as venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, ticks?
  8. What services are included in the program?
  9. Can people with health problems take the tour?
  10. What should I do if I feel bad in Camps?
  11. What facilities do the camps feature?
  12. What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?
  1. What is Vacation in the Pamirs?
    Vacation in the Pamirs is a unique tour allowing for combination of several recreational activities. While it provides a lot of adventure opportunities, such as hiking and horse riding, it is also intended for adults with no special training, and children. The tour program is optional; the campers will have complete freedom in planning their stays during the tour.
  2. What is the best time to arrive for Vacation in the Pamirs?
    You can choose one of the four arrival dates to suit your convenience. See the table Dates above.You are to arrive in Osh early on the day chosen, or the day before. The time of departure from Osh to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is 06:00. If you arrive on the previous day we can reserve a room in an Osh’s hotel for you and meet you at the airport.
  3. What is the minimal age for the participation in ‘Vacation in the Pamirs’ program? Can children stay at high altitudes?
    As the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is situated at an elevation of 3,600 m, we strongly recommend that you avoid taking children under 8 there.
    According to UIAA, only children aged 8 and older react to high-altitude conditions in the same way as adults do, and have the same symptoms of the mountain disease. As for younger children, their reaction is unpredictable and, therefore, they should not be brought to an altitude of more than 3,000 to 4,000 m, while their sleep altitude should not be higher than 2,500 m.
    If you take your child to high-altitude areas, you must make sure he/she is absolutely well. Please, consult your pediatrician before going to the mountains with your child.
    The particular risks of exposure of children to high altitude have not been thoroughly studied and much of the advice must necessarily be extrapolated from adult data with due considerations of the influence of growth and development. As known so far children are not under more restrictions to acute exposure to altitude than adults.
    Note: Young children are generally poor at communicating their physiological discomfort, i.e. unlikely to say they are dangerous cold, can’t feel their fingers (assuming they have enough language skills). They would probably just become very quiet and still. A child’s thermal regulation is immaturely developed, as is their ability to adapt to hypoxic exposure when compared to an adult.
    Reflection from snow and a thinner atmospheric layer at high altitude make the risk of solar ultraviolet radiation burns more likely than at sea level. Children are more likely to burn than adults if exposed to excess sun. Appropriate sun-block creams (protection from UVA and UVB, SPF at least 30, applied before sun exposure), hats, long sleeves and goggles are required to prevent sunburn or snowblindness.
    Adequate clothing is essential to prevent misery, hypothermia, and frostbite.
    Brochure UIAA with recomendations for parents.
  4. What is the night and day temperature in the camps?
    The day temperature in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" in July-August varies from +5°С to +30°С; at night it is from +3°С to +15°С. The season is usually sunny and precipitation-free at this altitude. It might snow, rarely; if it does, the snow fallen melts quite quickly.
    It snows more often in "Sunny Camp", since it is located at an altitude of 4,400 m. It is up to +25°С in sunny weather and around 0°С in bad weather there.
  5. What kind of clothes should I wear in the area?
    We recommend that you have the following clothes and gear:
  6. Should I get travel insurance?
    Yes, it is even necessary. Before setting off, you should get it covering the sum of 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Though the tour is safe, you understand it is important to be insured against possible risks.
  7. What are the chances of running into dangerous creatures such as venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, ticks?
    Our experience in the area proves such chances are very slim.
  8. What services are included in the program?
    The services included are aimed at providing as much comfort as possible. The cost of the tour includes:
    • Meeting / seeing off at airport
    • All transfers as per program
    • One-night accommodation in Osh’s best hotel (3*) with breakfast (the last day)
    • Accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" in spacious camping tents (with double share)
      (Tents feature with electricity, beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets.)
    • Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs
    • Heated guests yurts in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and "Sunny Camp" for leisure, meals and entertainment
    • Mountain guide
    • Free transfer of personal baggage (under 15kg) from "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (3600m) to "Sunny Camp" (4400m).
    • Necessary equipment rental:
    • Preparation of all necessary documents required to visit border guard zone, ecotax
    • Storage boxes in both Camps
    • Sauna and shower cabins in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp"
    • Electricity consumption (220 V; 50 Hz).
  9. Can people with health problems take the tour?
    You should take into account the altitude of the 3,600-meter in our "Edelweiss Meadow Camp". It is the altitude where some people may find symptoms of mountain sickness. That is why those suffering from cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and asthma should see their doctors for advice about taking the tour.
  10. What should I do if I feel bad in Camps?
    There is always a doctor on duty in both Camps and you can ask him. Both camps have stores of medicines for most probable cases of sickness there.
    If a guest has a serious condition requiring hospitalization, he/she will be transported to the nearest hospital. This person’s travel insurance is to cover all the expenses in this case.
  11. What facilities do the camps feature?
    "Edelweiss Meadow 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, satellite phone.
    "Sunny Camp" (Camp 1) on Lenin Peak moraine has the following:
    • Two yurts featuring heating stoves (lighted daily), with tables and chairs, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in one of them
    • Specious half-barrel tents
    • Toilet (always kept clean)
    • Storage yurt
    • Satellite phone, two-ways radios, battery charging facility
    • Sauna.
  12. What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?
    US dollars, euros, Russian rubles and Kyrgyz soms are all accepted. However, US dollars are preferable.

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

Contact Details:
E-mail: adventure@centralasia-travel.com

 

  • Tour program,
    services, prices
  • How to come.
    Flights schedule.
    Visas & permits
  • Useful information
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Tour program 16 days:
Day 1. Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the Pamirs, “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (5-6 hrs).
Meeting at the airport. Transfer along the Pamir Highway to the yurt camp located on the Edelweiss meadow at the foot of Lenin Peak. Arrival at the camp, accommodation. Two-hour walking to the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m).

Meals: breakfast, lunch (lunch boxes), dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

Osh (called the "southern capital") is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan with lively green streets, colorful oriental bazaar and the main attraction - Suleiman Mountain towering in the city center.

Day 2. Hiking to sacred Tulpar-Kel Lake (10 km).
Hiking to the lake. Getting familiar with everyday life and traditions of the nomadic Kyrgyz. Tasting koumiss (traditional Kyrgyz milk beverage). Return to the camp, master class on cooking Uzgen plov.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

The sacred lake Tulpar-Kol is spread among a scattering of turquoise and emerald lakes against the backdrop of high snow-capped peaks. Locals say that you can come to this lake only with bright thoughts. According to legend, during the invasions, rebellious tribe lived here, which offered desperate resistance to the invaders. When there was no men capable of fighting, the remaining women, children and old people flooded all their property in the lake and then gave their lives in its waters. The lake has become sacred.

After a walk to the lake visit yurts of local people, get acquainted with nomadic way of life, as well as tasting koumiss. The main ingredient of classic kumis is mare's milk. It is a nutritious drink that is excellent thirst quencher and rich in nutrients.

Uzgen plov is a unique dish. For preparing it Uzgen rice is used. It’s the best sort of rice variety in Kyrgyzstan, which grows only in one region. A characteristic feature of this type of rice is its dark red-brown color. It grows in an ecologically clean area and is abundantly watered with mountain water. Uzgen rice is very tasty, healthy and crumbly. An experienced oshpaz (shef on plov cooking) will tell you in details about all tricks of making perfect plov, and everyone who wants to participate in it can take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Day 3. Hiking to observation deck on the Petrovskiy Peak ridge (6 km).
Hiking up to 4.100 m. where you can enjoy a stunning circular panorama of the picturesque Alai Valley, colorful lakes, the majestic Zaalai ridge and its main peak - Lenin Peak. Return to the camp.
Мaster class on cooking dishes in tandoor oven.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

Petrovskiy Peak (4730 m) is located near the "Edelweiss Meadow” camp. Climbing there is not technically difficult. From the altitude of 4400 m breathtaking views of the Alay Valley, colorful slopes and magnificent glacier of Lenin Peak open.

Tandoor is a traditional Central Asian clay oven typically used to bake flat cakes and samsa. Dough products are molded on the inner walls of the tandoor and brought to readiness under the influence of heat, which remains in the oven after heating. Baked goods are very tasty and aromatic: the dough becomes crispy and filling becomes juicy. Watching how an experienced master skillfully handles pastries in a tandoor is always magical sight. And even more interesting is to join this exciting process.

Day 4. Trekking to the “Sunny” camp (4400 m) at the foot of Lenin Peak (12 km).
The route to the "Sunny” camp runs through the mysterious Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, Puteshestvennikov Pass, Marmots meadow, castle of Alai Spirits and the grandiose Lenin Glacier.
Accommodation at the “Sunny” camp. Rest.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the "Sunny” camp (4400 m).

A way to “Sunny” camp is notable for quick change of stunning views to high mountains, flowering fragrant meadows, rapid mountain rivers, waterfalls, passes and glaciers. This route awakens the feeling of voluminous and endless space, lost far from civilization, true freedom and the spirit of adventure.

“Sunny” camp is a cozy and warm island of comfort in the middle of glaciers and snow-covered slopes. “Sunny” camp located next to the path leading to the top of Lenin Peak. An extraordinary view opens from here: gigantic wall of Lenin Peak, the path to high-altitude camps and the climbers moving along it. Here you can see an avalanche descending on a distant slope or butterflies sweeping in the air stream. It is always lively and incredibly interesting here. And also you can enjoy very tasty food.

Day 5. Hiking to observation deck on the Zaalai ridge (5 km).
Hiking up to 4,750 m, where you can enjoy the main view of the majestic Northern wall of Lenin Peak and Lenin glacier. Master class from the chef on cooking in the highlands.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at the "Sunny” camp (4400 m).

Depending on your wish this day can be spent in camp, relax and take pictures of the beauty around, take a walk around the camp. Or you can climb a little higher - to the nearest ridge to admire the grandiose landscape from a greater height. Technically, this route is not difficult and allows you to see the unique edge of Pamirs from quite a new angle.

As known the usual process of cooking in high altitude conditions is affected by the lower atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of water. Our experienced chefs have been practicing the culinary in such conditions for many seasons in a row and know all the secrets of preparing delicious and nutritious food. And we are ready to share these secrets with our dear guests on cooking master class. High level of service is a skill we have worked on for years.

Day 6. Descend to “Edelweisse Meadow” camp (12 km).
On the way down we enjoy the picturesque colorful rocks, quaint stone towers and the “Edge of the Earth” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.
Accommodation at the “Edelweiss Meadow” camp. Rest. Sauna.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m).

On the way down you will have an opportunity to explore more detailed and capture the unique landscapes of Pamirs: tall and sharply pointed stone towers, colorful slopes bathed in bright sunlight, melting ice above and waterfalls flowing into turbulent mountain rivers. And even a huge stone figure of elephant made by mystical forces of nature. Our guides will take you along the fascinating trail and reveal all the secrets of these places.

After descending from the Puteshestvennikov pass, near Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, route turns to the most beautiful canyon "Edge of the Earth". Red, brown and yellow rivers flow down its endless bottom from different slopes, which merge into one powerful and noisy stream. Fragrant thyme blooms on the edge of canyon and from afar can be heard the echo of marmots.

Upon arrival at "Edelweiss Meadow” camp a delicious and nourishing lunch awaits for our guests. After lunch you can relax and take a steam bath. All our guests who climbed to “Sunny” camp receive corporate certificates confirming they were at the foot of Lenin Peak and climbed to an altitude of 4400 m and above.

Day 7. Transfer to Osh.
Transfer to Osh through the famous Alay Valley, high-altitude Taldyk and Chirchik passes.
Arrival in Osh. Visiting Osh bazaar, buying national souvenirs.

Meals: breakfast, lunch.
Overnight at the hotel.

On the way to Osh we recommend stopping at Taldyk pass (3615 m) to look out for beautiful mountains and taking a few pictures in memory of these magical places and wonderful time spent here. And catch yourself thinking that you’re still in the moment that’s about to become a pleasant memory.

After accommodation at the Osh hotel, you will have enough time to visit oriental bazaar, feel its original spirit and choose souvenirs in memory of this amazing country.

Day 8. Osh (sightseeing). Osh – Rishtan – Kokand (180 km, 5-6 h).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Osh: sacred Sulayman-Too mountain and museum in a cave.
Transfer to the land border with Uzbekistan. Border formalities.
Transfer to Rishtan. Visiting the Center of Ceramics, acquaintance with the masters and their crafts. Demonstration of ceramic pottery making process.
Transfer to Kokand, the former capital of the Khanate of Kokand (18-19 cc.)
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9. Kokand (sightseeing). Kokand – Tashkent (240 km, 4 h).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Kokand: Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Modari-Khan Mausoleum, Djami Mosque, Necropolis Sarymodor.
Transfer to Tashkent via the Kamchik pass (2285 m) after lunch.
Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10. Tashkent (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Tashkent: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent “Chorsu”.
After lunch – continuation of the sightseeing: Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, walking in the center of Tashkent.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11. Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 5 h). Samarkand (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Transfer to Samarkand. Check-in at the hotel.
After lunch – sightseeing in Samarkand: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia – the Registan Square (Madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilya-Kori Madrasah); Gur-e Amir Mausoleum – necropolis of the Timurids; the famous Siab bazaar.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12. Samarkand (sightseeing). Samarkand - Bukhara (280 km, 4–5 h).
Breakfast. Continuation of sightseeing in Samarkand: Bibi-Khanym Mosque; architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda; Ulugbek Observatory.
Transfer to Bukhara after lunch. Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13. Bukhara (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah.
After lunch – continuation of sightseeing in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14. Bukhara – Khiva (440 km, 7 h).
Breakfast. Transfer to Khiva through the famous Kyzylkum desert along the Amu Darya River. Check-in at the hotel.
Walking around the historical district – Itchan Kala (XVIII century) which is the walled inner town of the old Khiva oasis and State Museum-Reserve protected as a World Heritage Site.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15. Khiva (sightseeing).
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Khiva (Itchan-Kala): Pakhlavan Makhmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret.
After lunch – continuation of the sightseeing: Tash Khauli Palace, Alakuli Khan Madrasah, Juma Mosque, Mukhammad Aminkhan Minaret & Madrasah.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16. Khiva – Urgench (departure).
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Urgench city. The end of the tour program. Departure from Urgench.

Cost of the Tour 2022:

Type of accommodation: Standard (tents)
“Edelweiss Meadow” camp
Comfort (yurts)
“Edelweiss Meadow” camp
Twin/double share 1515 USD 1875 USD
SGL supplement +285 USD +460 USD

*This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group.

The cost of the tour includes:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport;
  • All transfers according to the program;
  • Accommodation in hotel 3* on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast in Osh;
  • All needed documents arrangement for visiting the region, ecological fee;
  • Accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow” Yurt Camp (3600 m):
    • Standard option - accommodation in heated camping tents,
      1-2 persons per tent. The tents are equipped with: electricity, individual heaters, beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows and changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases.
    • Comfort Option (extra charge) - accommodation in a comfortable yurt, 1-2 persons per yurt. The yurt is equipped with: private bathroom (shower cabin, toilet, hot and cold water); heating, electricity, beds with changeable bed linen, wardrobes, desk, armchairs, electric kettle, toiletries, hairdryer; towels.
  • Accommodation in "Sunny” Camp (4400 m): in camping tents, per 1-2 members. The tents are equipped with wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses.
  • Meals: full board (3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian);
  • Mountain guide services – for all days of the program;
  • Equipment rental:
  • Services for personal luggage transportation (up to 15kg) by horses from "Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m) to "Sunny” camp (4400m) and back;
  • Infrastructure of "Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600m):
    • Heated Kyrgyz yurts for meals and leisure activities;
    • Washstand and toilet;
    • Sauna and shower cabins;
    • Medical service;
    • Luggage room;
    • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz.
  • Infrastructure of "Sunny” camp (4400 m):
    • Heated Kyrgyz yurts for meals and leisure activities;
    • Washstand and toilet;
    • Medical service;
    • Sauna (extra charge);
    • Luggage room;
    • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz.

The cost of the tour does not include:

  • Visa invitations and visa fees (if necessary);
  • International flights;
  • Health insurance.

Additional Services:

 

How to Come to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp"

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

There are three ways to get to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp":

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

Visa to Kyrgyzstan

Under current rules visa-free stay within unlimited period on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belorussia
  • Cuba
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Vietnam

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 90 days: Mongolia, Ukraine.

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 60 days

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Britain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • 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
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican

Visa-free access to Kyrgyzstan up to 30 days: Malaysia.

Read more about visa to Kyrgyzstan here »»

 

Useful Information

  • Our "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is a perfect holiday place for families with children. It is just a happy hunting ground for them to play various games, hike with their parents, swim in the lakes, ride horses, fly kites (Light winds always blow in the area, so kites take off easily there.) and engage in many more other exciting activities.
  • There is always saddled horse available in the camp to go on a riding excursion around the Achik-Tash River valley - it is so beautiful there! You can ride to the lakes, Leek Meadow with a lot of funny marmots, or just anywhere you like in the area just for riding pleasure.
  • This year we are bringing mountain bikes to the camp! The entire Alay Valley, including Achik-Tash River valley, is perfect for bike riding excursions. The terrain is almost flat there; even AN-2 aircraft uses it. There are a lot of tracks in the valley, and the views you will have while driving around will be really stunning. None of our guests has ever gone bike riding there, so you can be among the pioneers this year.
  • Every summer Kyrgyz herding families set up their yurts in Achik-Tash River valley - just like centuries ago. They bring sheep, cows, goats and even yaks to the local pastures. While the men on horseback handle the cattle, the women do housework and make various handicrafts. Their yurts feature traditional felt and woven rugs and decorations. As a guest you will always be welcome in the yurts; the hosts will be happy to show you their works and tell how they make them.
  • Anyone seeking out inspiration - photographers, writers, artists, musicians, etc. - will certainly find it in the camp. The terrific views and remoteness from civilization will be as benefitting as nowhere else.
  • Besides two large traditional Kyzrgyz yurts for communal use, "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" features comfortable spacious camping tents with bed clothes in them. The camp holds 100 people at a time, and so does "Sunny Camp".
    The guests yurts are heated in the evening, with campers getting together in them and staying till late at night.
  • Three times a day the camp provides each guest with delicious meals made by our committed masters of cookery. There is a store of fresh fruit in the camp (apples, pears, grapes, peaches, apricots, melons and watermelons), as well as fresh vegetable salads, Asian sweets, dry fruit, various nuts, candies, crackers, several types of tea and coffee. It is also possible to buy juices, mineral water, beer and even stronger alcoholic beverages on site.
  • "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" boasts a real sauna, which is equipped for washing and steam-bath taking purposes. It is relaxing and comfortable inside, and there is always hot and cold water in abundance in it.
  • The camp features internet access. In addition, we can help you to browse and record your photos or videos, or play your favorite movies and music. Even a discotheque can be arranged if you like; there are always campers who enjoy dancing.
  • There is always a professional doctor on duty in the camp, as well as a rescue team ready to help.
  • The camp features a volleyball court with a net. Just build teams and play! Cheering rooters will certainly be there.
  • Mobile communications, such as portable radios and satellite phones, are never a problem in the camp. Cellular phone reception is also good in the area; many campers use cell phones instead of walkie-talkies.
  • We care for nature. The camp trash is carefully sorted and taken to the city waste sites or eliminated in the camp without harm to the environment.

Route map

Route map

 

  1. What is Vacation in the Pamirs?
  2. What is the best time to arrive for Vacation in the Pamirs?
  3. What is the minimal age for the participation in ‘Vacation in the Pamirs’ program? Can children stay at high altitudes?
  4. What is the night and day temperature in the camps?
  5. What kind of clothes should I wear in the area?
  6. Should I get travel insurance?
  7. What are the chances of running into dangerous creatures such as venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, ticks?
  8. What services are included in the program?
  9. Can people with health problems take the tour?
  10. What should I do if I feel bad in Camps?
  11. What facilities do the camps feature?
  12. What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?
  1. What is Vacation in the Pamirs?
    Vacation in the Pamirs is a unique tour allowing for combination of several recreational activities. While it provides a lot of adventure opportunities, such as hiking and horse riding, it is also intended for adults with no special training, and children. The tour program is optional; the campers will have complete freedom in planning their stays during the tour.
  2. What is the best time to arrive for Vacation in the Pamirs?
    You can choose one of the four arrival dates to suit your convenience. See the table Dates above.You are to arrive in Osh early on the day chosen, or the day before. The time of departure from Osh to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is 06:00. If you arrive on the previous day we can reserve a room in an Osh’s hotel for you and meet you at the airport.
  3. What is the minimal age for the participation in ‘Vacation in the Pamirs’ program? Can children stay at high altitudes?
    As the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is situated at an elevation of 3,600 m, we strongly recommend that you avoid taking children under 8 there.
    According to UIAA, only children aged 8 and older react to high-altitude conditions in the same way as adults do, and have the same symptoms of the mountain disease. As for younger children, their reaction is unpredictable and, therefore, they should not be brought to an altitude of more than 3,000 to 4,000 m, while their sleep altitude should not be higher than 2,500 m.
    If you take your child to high-altitude areas, you must make sure he/she is absolutely well. Please, consult your pediatrician before going to the mountains with your child.
    The particular risks of exposure of children to high altitude have not been thoroughly studied and much of the advice must necessarily be extrapolated from adult data with due considerations of the influence of growth and development. As known so far children are not under more restrictions to acute exposure to altitude than adults.
    Note: Young children are generally poor at communicating their physiological discomfort, i.e. unlikely to say they are dangerous cold, can’t feel their fingers (assuming they have enough language skills). They would probably just become very quiet and still. A child’s thermal regulation is immaturely developed, as is their ability to adapt to hypoxic exposure when compared to an adult.
    Reflection from snow and a thinner atmospheric layer at high altitude make the risk of solar ultraviolet radiation burns more likely than at sea level. Children are more likely to burn than adults if exposed to excess sun. Appropriate sun-block creams (protection from UVA and UVB, SPF at least 30, applied before sun exposure), hats, long sleeves and goggles are required to prevent sunburn or snowblindness.
    Adequate clothing is essential to prevent misery, hypothermia, and frostbite.
    Brochure UIAA with recomendations for parents.
  4. What is the night and day temperature in the camps?
    The day temperature in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" in July-August varies from +5°С to +30°С; at night it is from +3°С to +15°С. The season is usually sunny and precipitation-free at this altitude. It might snow, rarely; if it does, the snow fallen melts quite quickly.
    It snows more often in "Sunny Camp", since it is located at an altitude of 4,400 m. It is up to +25°С in sunny weather and around 0°С in bad weather there.
  5. What kind of clothes should I wear in the area?
    We recommend that you have the following clothes and gear:
  6. Should I get travel insurance?
    Yes, it is even necessary. Before setting off, you should get it covering the sum of 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Though the tour is safe, you understand it is important to be insured against possible risks.
  7. What are the chances of running into dangerous creatures such as venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, ticks?
    Our experience in the area proves such chances are very slim.
  8. What services are included in the program?
    The services included are aimed at providing as much comfort as possible. The cost of the tour includes:
    • Meeting / seeing off at airport
    • All transfers as per program
    • One-night accommodation in Osh’s best hotel (3*) with breakfast (the last day)
    • Accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" in spacious camping tents (with double share)
      (Tents feature with electricity, beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets.)
    • Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs
    • Heated guests yurts in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and "Sunny Camp" for leisure, meals and entertainment
    • Mountain guide
    • Free transfer of personal baggage (under 15kg) from "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (3600m) to "Sunny Camp" (4400m).
    • Necessary equipment rental:
    • Preparation of all necessary documents required to visit border guard zone, ecotax
    • Storage boxes in both Camps
    • Sauna and shower cabins in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp"
    • Electricity consumption (220 V; 50 Hz).
  9. Can people with health problems take the tour?
    You should take into account the altitude of the 3,600-meter in our "Edelweiss Meadow Camp". It is the altitude where some people may find symptoms of mountain sickness. That is why those suffering from cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and asthma should see their doctors for advice about taking the tour.
  10. What should I do if I feel bad in Camps?
    There is always a doctor on duty in both Camps and you can ask him. Both camps have stores of medicines for most probable cases of sickness there.
    If a guest has a serious condition requiring hospitalization, he/she will be transported to the nearest hospital. This person’s travel insurance is to cover all the expenses in this case.
  11. What facilities do the camps feature?
    "Edelweiss Meadow 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, satellite phone.
    "Sunny Camp" (Camp 1) on Lenin Peak moraine has the following:
    • Two yurts featuring heating stoves (lighted daily), with tables and chairs, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in one of them
    • Specious half-barrel tents
    • Toilet (always kept clean)
    • Storage yurt
    • Satellite phone, two-ways radios, battery charging facility
    • Sauna.
  12. What currency is used in Lenin Peak area?
    US dollars, euros, Russian rubles and Kyrgyz soms are all accepted. However, US dollars are preferable.

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

Contact Details:
E-mail: adventure@centralasia-travel.com

Photos of the tour:

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

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On The Foot Of Lenin Peak
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