Pamir Resort + Classic Uzbekistan

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

 

Country: Kyrgyzstan, Pamir mountains, Uzbekistan
Itinerary: Osh - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Osh - Margilan - Fergana - Rishtan - Kokand - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Tour duration: 16 days / 15 nights

Guarantee Dates Of Group Tours In 2020:

  Group No.1. 28.06 - 13.07.2020   Group No.3. 26.07 - 10.08.2020  
  Group No.2. 12.07 - 27.07.2020   Group No.4. 09.08 - 24.08.2020  

Pamir resort. Adventure Travel

This combined group tour unites two countries and two complementary types of recreation: easy trekking in the Pamir Mountains and a colorful excursion program across the legendary cities of the Silk Road - Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.

The tour route starts in Kyrgyzstan and its “southern capital” - Osh city, from where tourists will get along the famous Pamir Highway (M-41 road) to the amazing in its scale kingdom of the high-mountainous Pamir. Here you will have walks at a pleasant pace 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 be 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, and Khiva - with a medieval town almost untouched by time, inside of which about 60 historical monuments have been preserved.

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

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Vacation in the Pamir mountains
Day 1. Osh, arrival.
Osh - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" under Lenin Peak (road transfer, 290 km).
Arrival in Osh in the morning. At 06:30 transfer to the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp", located on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot ("Edelweiss Meadow Camp" is located on the altitude - 3.600 m). Upon arrival in the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" meet the local English speaking mountain guide, accommodation in tents (2 persons per each tent).
*Tents are equipped with electricity, beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets.
After lunch hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3.800 m).The meadow is called so, because 200 meters above the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" the wild leek grows.
Return to the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp". Dinner and overnight.

The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 2. "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Achik Tash valley - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (hiking, 7 km).
Today, after breakfast continuation of exploring the region.
We will have a hike to the lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. In general, this day will be the most important day in the process of your acclimatization on this level of the altitude; it will also look like as a walking day-trip to the yurts of the local people, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads, tasting of traditional Kyrgyz milk beverage - koumiss.
Return to the Base Camp, dinner and overnight.

The base camp of Lenin Peak (3600 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Walk on the lakes near the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 3. "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Petrovskiy Peak ridge - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (hiking, 12 km).
Breakfast at the dining yurt, meet the guide and start the day. Hiking to Petrovskiy Peak ridge up to 4.400 m (the peak itself has altitude of 4.730 m). The hike is not difficult, but will bring a great deal of pleasant emotions to landscapes and photography lovers.
Upon return to the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" participation in culinary master class in cooking authentic Asian plov (also spelled pilaf, pilaff, pilau), which each participant will enjoy. Dinner and overnight at the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp".

Hike up Petrovskiy Peak ridge. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 4. "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Puteshestvennikov Pass - "Sunny Camp" (trekking, 14 km).
After breakfast start the trek to "Sunny Camp", located on the altitude of 4.400 m. Hike up to the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow to the local waterfall. Further hike up to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4.150 m), cross the river. Then we hike up along Lenin Glacier and ascend the moraine, where "Sunny Camp" is located. It will take from 5 to 7 hours to get there, but it is well worth the effort. The view of Lenin Peak you will get in "Sunny Camp" is absolutely different from earlier emotions: you can see the peak itself and the lower part of its huge snowy slope. Accommodation in tents in "Sunny Camp", dinner and overnight.

Camp 1 (4,400 m) under the Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 5. "Sunny Camp" - Peak 4.750 m - "Sunny Camp" (trekking, 8 km).
Breakfast at the Camp, meet the guide and start another trekking day.
*Note: for those tour participants, who wish to have a rest day will stay at the Camp, walking around and exploring the surroundings.
More active tourists will be offered to make a hike to the small peak of 4.750 m and enjoy the grandiose landscape from the height of this peak. Due to its structure, the ridge leading to the 4.750 m summit that you are to climb has no snow on its slopes, which makes its ascending quite easy. On the other hand, walking up you will have an extremely extensive snow-covered slope to your left, with long lines of mountaineers with heaviest rucksacks behind their backs going up and down it. And ahead you will have an approaching white wall, which is one of the incredibly tall sides of Lenin Peak. This giant rises so high into the sky that you cannot discern its top, however hard you lift up your head. You just see an infinitely tall, perfectly beautiful white wall, and you cannot believe it is real.  Return to the "Sunny Camp" in the evening. Rest and overnight.

Camp 1 (4,400 m) under the Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 6. "Sunny Camp" - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (trekking, 14 km). A trip to the canyon of the Achik Tash River (hiking, 3 km).
After breakfast descent back to the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp".
On return at the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and after lunch you will have an easy walk up the river. There you will find picturesque multi-colored rocks, bizarre stone towers and a wondrous natural phenomenon consisting in the confluence of two streams, one of which carries red water and the other grey water, which do not mix.

Camp 1 (4,400 m) under the Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 7. "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Osh (road transfer, 290 km). City tour in Osh.
After breakfast at the "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" transfer to Osh.
On arrival - meet the local guide and start the city tour in Osh. Visit the following sites: Sacred Suleiman's Mount, Babur’s House on a huge rock that looks down upon the picturesque city of Osh, Historical-Ethnographic Museum (the Great Silk Road Museum). Transfer the hotel. Accommodation and rest.

Base camp. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

Day 8. Osh - "Dustlik" land border - Margilan - Fergana (road transfer, 120 km).
Breakfast at the hotel and further transfer to the land border with Uzbekistan.
Border formalities and further transfer to Margilan and visit “ Yodgorlik ” silk factory which is famous for handmade khan-atlas, and local bazaar. Transfer to Fergana. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.

Day 9. Fergana - Rishtan - Kokand - Tashkent (road transfer, 320 km).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Rishtan and visit the house of the local pottery master(hand-made ceramics). Further transfer to Kokand. Sightseeing tour around Kokand: Palace of Khudayar Khan, Mausoleum of Modari Khan, Juma Mosque. After lunch further transfer to Tashkent via the high mountain pass Kamchik. Accommodation at the hotel on arrival and rest.

Day 10. Tashkent (sightseeing). Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 4-5 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out at 09:00 AM and a group gathering in the hotel lobby.
Sightseeing program in Tashkent at 09:30 AM: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah; the oldest bazaar of Tashkent Chorsu.
After lunch continuation of sightseeing program in Tashkent: Museum of Applied Arts, Independence square, Amir Temur square.
Departure for Samarkand at 15:00 PM. Check-in at a hotel upon arrival in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11. Samarkand (sightseeing).
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing program in Samarkand at 10:00 AM: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia - the Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilya-Kori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir mausoleum - necropolis of the Timurids.
After lunch continuation of sightseeing program in Samarkand: Bibi-Khanym mosque, architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda, Ulugbek observatory. Overnight at the hotel.

Samarkand

Day 12. Samarkand - Bukhara (300 km, 4-5 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out at 08:00 AM and a group gathering in the hotel lobby.
Transfer to Bukhara. Check-in at a hotel upon arrival in Bukhara.
After lunch sightseeing program in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Visiting a showroom of Bukhara golden-embroidered factory and Karakul dressing (astrakhan fur) workshop. Overnight at the hotel.

Bukhara

Day 13. Bukhara (sightseeing).
Breakfast at the hotel. Continuation of sightseeing program in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah.
After lunch out-of-town guided sightseeing tour (4 km from Bukhara): Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace, memorial complex of the Islamic saint Baha-ud-Din Naqshband. Return to Bukhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Bukhara

Day 14. Bukhara - Khiva (440 km, 8-9 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:00 AM start of ride across the famous Kyzyl-Kum desert and along the Amudarya River. Lunch en route.
Arrival in Khiva. Leisure time. Visiting the souvenir shops and workshops. Overnight at the hotel.

Kyzyl-Kum desert

Day 15. Khiva (sightseeing). Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent (Domestic flight).
Breakfast at the hotel. A group gathering in the hotel lobby at 09:00 AM.
Sightseeing program in Khiva (Ichan-Kala, historical inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret, Tash Khauli Palace, Alakuli Khan Madrasah, Juma Mosque, Muhammadaminkhan Minaret & Madrasah.
Transfer to Urgench International airport. Evening flight Urgench - Tashkent. Meeting at Tashkent airport. Transfer to a hotel and check-in.

Khiva

Day 16. Tashkent. Departure.

Cost of the Tour 2020:

Type of accommodation: Standard (tents in BC) Comfort (yurtas in BC)
Twin/double share 1625 USD 1825 USD
SGL supplement +325 USD +395 USD

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

The cost of the tour includes:

  • Meeting/seeing off at the airport;
  • Transfer Osh - BC and BC - Osh;
  • All needed documents arrangement (permit to the border zone);
  • OVIR registration;
  • Lunch boxes during transfer Osh - "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" - Osh;
  • Accommodation at the hotels on twin/double sharing basis with breakfasts, check-in to the hotels at 14:00, check-out at 12:00;
  • Accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (3600 m) in spacious camping tents per 1-2 members.
    Facilities of camping tents in camp:
    • heating;
    • beds, mattresses, coverlet, and pillows;
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bedsheets, and pillowcases;
    • electrical outlets and individual lighting - desk lamp;
    • clothes hangers;
    • chair;
  • Accommodation in Camp 1 (4400 m) in spacious camping tents per 1-2 members.
    Facilities of camping tents in C1: wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses;
  • Meals: Full board (3 times hot meals made by professional cookers, including vegetarian meals under request);
  • Sightseeing tour in each city according the tour program;
  • Services of English speaking mountain guide;
  • Services of English speaking local guide in Osh for city tour;
  • Accompanying English speaking guide services for the Uzbekistan tour (upon request Italian/German/French speaking guides will be appointed for excursions in each city);
  • Free transfer of personal luggage (under 15kg) from "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (3600m) to "Sunny Camp" (4400m);
  • Urgench - Tashkent domestic flight (Economy class ticket, maximum luggage weight - 20 kg);
  • Equipment for free rental for the period of ascent (against a deposit):
  • Using the infrastructure of "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and "Sunny Camp":
    • Heated Yurt - companion cabins (decorated in national style) at "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and "Sunny Camp" for the rest and entertainments (music, guitar, table-top games, etc.);
    • Shower facilities at "Edelweiss Meadow Camp";
    • Washstands and toilets;
    • Storage-yurt;
    • Electricity 220 В; 50 Hz;
  • Medical services at "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" (3600 m) and "Sunny Camp" (4400 m);

Cost does not include:

  • Visa invitations and visa fees; - for the citizens of countries outside the CIS;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums in Uzbekistan;
  • International flights;
  • Health insurance.

Addional Services:

  • Possible extra night in Osh on arrival or departure:
    • Single room - 45 USD/per room/per night;
    • Double / twin room - 60 USD/per room/per night;
  • Supplement for flight from Bishkek to Osh - from 50 to 100 USD/per person.
  • Supplement for Italian/German/French speaking accompanying guide for the Uzbekistan tour - 390 USD/for a group;
  • Supplement for additional night upon departure in Tashkent:
    • Single room - 55 USD/per room /per night;
    • Double/ Twin room - 75 USD/per room/per night.
  • The full list of additional services in "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and Osh city you can look here.

Hotels:
This tour comes with the following accommodation in city:

City Hotels
Osh Sunrise Osh hotel 3*
or similar
Tashkent Orient Inn HotelSamir 3*
or similar
Samarkand Arba Hotel / Zilol Baht Hotel 3*
or similar
Bukhara Kabir Hotel 3* / Fatima Hotel 3*
or similar
Khiva Shams Hotel 3* / Shokh Jahon Hotel 3*
or similar

Note:
Participants of this program should have special clothes and equipment listed below:

Clothes and equipment for the program "Pamir Resort":
1 A moderate-sized backpack to hike with (30-40 l);
2 Transport trunk. Not essential, but it facilitates the transportation of the things to "Edelweiss Meadow Camp" and further horseback transportation to "Sunny Camp".
3 Sun cream (SPF 25-40).
4 Sunglasses.
5 Trekking boots (Scarpa kailash GTXSalomon Quest 4D GTXThe North Face Wreck Mid GTX or similar).
6 Hiking shoes (SALEWA MTN Trainer GTXGarmont Dragontail MNT GTX or similar), and/or 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.
7 Downy jacket / PrimaLoft or ThermoBall synthetic insulated jackets (BASK Valdez or similar)
8 Assault jacket GORE-TEX (RedFox Vector GTX III or similar).
9 Assault trousers GORE-TEX or Bib and brace overalls GORE-TEX (RedFox Vector GTX III or similar).
10 Suit POLARTEC (for instance, jacket BASK Kondor V3 + trousers BASK Vinson Pro V2).
11 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)
12 Thin Gloves, Fleece, Polartec, WindBloc and thick insulated gloves (for instance, RedFox Ice)
13 КPeaked 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).
14 Knitted T-shirts.
15 Socks-POLAR, thermal socks, like Boreal TREK Thermolite or similars + ordinary socks.
16 Lip balm.
17 First-aid kit (personal).

Transportation.
Depending on the size of a group the following means of transportation are used during the tour:

"Toyota Sequoia"
(up to 3 seats)

Toyota Sequoia

"Mitsubishi Delica"
(up to 5 seats)

Mitsubishi Delica

"Mercedes-Benz Sprinter"
(up to 11 seats)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Кондиционер Аудио система Ремни безопасности Откидные сиденья Освещение в салоне Air conditioner Audio system Safety belt Lighting in saloon Audio system Safety belt Lighting in saloon

 

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

Resort in the Pamirs 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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