Silk Road and Pamirs discovery

Climbing in the Lenin peak area and excursions in the cities of Uzbekistan

 

Country of destination: Kyrgyzstan, Pamir Mountains, Uzbekistan View the route map »»
Tour duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Itinerary: Bishkek - Osh - “Edelweisse Meadow” Base camp - Osh - Rishtan - Kokand - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent

Guaranteed departures 2021:

  03.08 – 16.08.2021  

Three Summits In The Pamirs

This tour suits perfectly for mountain-lovers who have basic skills in mountain tourism and mountaineering and would like to combine a unique experience of the first high-altitude ascents in the Pamirs and a cultural tour with excursions in the cities of the Silk Road.

The first part of the tour is climbing to the 2 peaks - Petrovsky peak (4700 m) and Yuhin peak (5130 m) - in group with a guide in the high mountains of the Pamirs - Trans-Alay range. Here there are peaks of 4000+ m, 5000+ m, 6000+ m and 7000+ m, as well as well-developed infrastructure of Base Camps located at 3600 m and 4400 m. Any ascent in this region belongs to the category of extreme sports and requires appropriate equipment, physical fitness and endurance.

The second part of the tour is a kind of cultural rest after the extreme conditions of the highlands. We will set off to Uzbekistan to visit the brightest historical sights of Fergana Valley, Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand, to enjoy the sun, warmth and fresh fruit vitamins, to indulge our inner gourmet, feeding him with delicious dishes of Uzbek cuisine.

Replenish the list of your personal achievements - combine high mountains and a rich excursion program around the cities of the Silk Road in one trip to Central Asia!

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Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek. Flight to Osh.
Arrival in the international airport “Manas”. Domestic flight to Osh.
Meeting at the airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel.
Sightseeing in Osh: sacred Sulayman-Too Mountain, visit to the observation deck, walk through the central square of the city, local bazaar.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Transfer to Pamirs, “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp at the foot of Lenin Peak. A walking trip to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp (3600 m).

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

You are to arrive in Osh early in the morning so that all the members of the group could depart from Osh together at 6:30 a.m. To transfer from Osh to the Base Camp (280 km) takes from 6 to 7 hours. Before leaving Osh we shall call at a supermarket, so that everyone could buy whatever they may need during the trip or in the mountains. We shall provide each participant with a lunch box and a bottle of mineral water, so that they could have a snack on their way, while at the Base Camp you will have a nourishing hot meal made by professional cooks.

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

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

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

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

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

Day 3 Hike up to Puteshestvennikov Pass (4,200m). Going further up along the ridge.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp (3600 m).

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

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

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

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

By the evening we shall return to the Base Camp.

Day 4 Ascent to Petrovsky Peak (4,700m).
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp (3600 m).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 5 Ascent to "Sunny” Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

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

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

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

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

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

You are accommodated in the same kind of comfortable base tents.

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

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

Day 7 Descent to “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 8 Drive from “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp to Osh. Hotel check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

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

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

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

Day 9. Osh – Rishtan – Kokand (180 km, 5-6 h).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the land border with Uzbekistan. Border formalities.
Transfer to Rishtan. Visiting a house of hereditary ceramist Said Akhmedov and pottery workshop, acquaintance with the master and his crafts.
Demonstration of the process of making unique hand-made ceramic dishes.

Transfer to Kokand, the capital of the Khanate of Kokand (18-19 cc.).
Sightseeing in Kokand: Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Modari-Khan Mausoleum, Djami Mosque, Necropolis Sarymodor.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10. Kokand - Tashkent (240 km, 4 h). Tashkent (sightseeing).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Tashkent via the Kamchik pass (2285 m).
Arrival in Tashkent. Check-in at the hotel.
Sightseeing in Tashkent: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent “Chorsu”, Amir Temur square.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11. Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 2 h). Samarkand (sightseeing).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Samarkand by train “Afrosiab” (08:00-10:10). Arrival in Samarkand.
Check-in at the hotel.
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 - ecropolis of the Timurids; Bibi-Khanym Mosque; architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda; Ulugbek Observatory.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12. Samarkand - Bukhara (280 km, 4-5 h). Bukhara (sightseeing).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Bukhara. On the way, near the city of Navoi, visit the remains of the once magnificent palace of the 11th century - the Rabat-i Malik Caravanserai (means "Tsar's Fortress"). Locals named the remaining portal as "The Gates of Bukhara".
Arrival in Bukhara, check in at the hotel.
Sightseeing in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13. Bukhara (sightseeing). Bukhara - Tashkent (610 km, 4 h).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Continuation of sightseeing in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah.
Transfer to Tashkent by train “Afrosiab” (15:50-19:44).
Check in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14. Tashkent. Departure.
Departure from Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. The end of the program. Departure.

The cost of the tour:

Osh - Osh 1560 USD
SGL supplement +325 USD

Price-list for the additional services »»

The cost of the tour includes:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport;
  • All transfers according to the program;
  • Accommodation in hotels on twin/double sharing basis with breakfasts;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the program;
  • Local tour guide in each city or an escort-guide for a group of more than 8 persons;
  • Domestic flight Bishkek - Osh;
  • Economy class train tickets:
    • Tashkent – Samarkand;
    • Bukhara - Tashkent;
  • Mineral water for each day of the tour;
  • Memorable souvenirs;
  • All needed documents arrangement for visiting the region, ecological fee;
  • Rescue party registration;
  • Lunch boxes during transfers Osh - “Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp - Osh;
  • Services of mountain guide for the period of active part;
  • Accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp (3600 m) 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.
  • Accommodation in "Sunny” Camp 1 (4400 m): in camping tents, 1-2 persons per tent. The tents are equipped with wooden decks, thermal isolation, foam mattresses.
  • Meals (days 2-8) - full board (3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian);
  • Equipment rental:
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route.
  • Using the infrastructure of "Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp:
    • Heated yurts in the national style for leisure activities;
    • Washstand and toilet;
    • Sauna and shower cabins;
    • Medical service;
    • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz.
  • Using the infrastructure of "Sunny” Camp 1:
    • Heated yurts in the national style for leisure activities;
    • Washstand and toilet;
    • Medical service;
    • Luggage room;
    • Sauna (extra charge);
    • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz.

    Cost does not include:

    • Visa invitations and visa fees (if necessary);
    • International airfare;
    • Personal equipment (shoes, clothes);
    • Health insurance.
    • Entrance fees at museums and monuments;
    • Meals during sightseeing part of the trip.

    Addional Services:

      ► Comfort Option - accommodation in a comfortable yurt at "Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp, 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.

    • The full price list for services at the foot of Lenin Peak you can find here.
    • Supplement for additional night on arrival or departure in Bishkek:
      • Single room - 50 USD/per room /per night;
      • Double room – 70 USD/per room /per night.
  • Supplement for additional night on departure in Tashkent:
    • Single room - 45 USD/per room /per night;
    • Double room – 65 USD/per room /per night.

    Hotels.
    We offer accommodation in small cozy hotels often decorated in a national style. This type of accommodation is completely unique: it combines modern comfort in every detail and a unique culture of hospitality in a chamber atmosphere with almost home coziness.

    Glamping in the Pamir Mountains
    Types of accommodation in "Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp:

    Standart 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 - accommodation in a comfortable yurt at "Edelweiss Meadow” Base camp, 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.

    City Accommodation
    Tashkent Orient Inn Hotel 3* Orient Grand Hotel 3*
    or similar
    Kokand Silk Road Kokand 3*
    or similar
    Samarkand Arba Hotel / Zilol Baht Hotel 3*
    or similar
    Bukhara Kabir Hotel 3* / Kavsar Hotel 3*
    or similar
    Osh Sunrise Osh Hotel 3*

     

    Visas and Permits

    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

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

     

    List of equipments

    Equipment to be used during the program«Three Summits In The Pamirs»
    Equipments and clothes Petrovsky Peak Yukhin Peak Razdelnaya Peak
    1 Trekking boots (Scarpa kailash GTXSalomon Quest 4D GTXThe North Face Wreck Mid GTX or similar) or hiking shoes (SALEWA MTN Trainer GTXGarmont Dragontail MNT GTX or similar), andor sandals (TevaKeen or similar) to travel within and between the lower camps (Base Camp and Camp 1). Besides, you need a pair of light and open footwear for Osh, which features high summer temperatures. + + +
    2 Boots for high attitude - leather or plastic, with two or three layers, for altitudes 6,000 m and higher (la Sportiva Nepal Evo, Scarpa Phantom, Scarpa Vega Inverno or similar). + + +
    3 Assault jacket GORE-TEX (RedFox Vector GTX III or similar). + + +
    4 Assault trousers GORE-TEX or Bib and brace overalls GORE-TEX (RedFox Vector GTX III or similar). + + +
    5 Downy jacket / PrimaLoft or ThermoBall synthetic insulated jackets (BASK Valdez or similar). As one desires As one desires +
    6 Bib and brace overalls GORE-TEX (for instance, RedFox Gravity GTX). Waterproof and windproof assault trousers (p.4), you do not need an overall. + + +
    7 Downy sleeping bag or a sleeping bag with synthetic insulation with comfort rating temperature not higher than -15 ºС (BASK MUSTANG 700+FP or similar). + + +
    8 Suit POLARTEC (for instance, jacket BASK Kondor V3 + trousers BASK Vinson Pro V2) + + +
    9 Skin tight linen thermals POLARTEC - two sets: thin thermals to wick moisture away from the skin (for instance RedFox Dry Zone) and thick ones for insulation (for instance, jacket + trousers BASK) thin thin thin + thick
    10 Mittens for the high altitude ascents downy orPrimaLoft (etc.) synthetic insulated (for instance, BASK Brooks-D V2orBASK Creative Mitten V3)
    Insulated down or synthetic booties to sleep in  - PrimaLoft etc. (for instance, Baffin Cush Booty)..
    Desired but not necessary Desired but not necessary +
    11 Thin Gloves, Fleece, Polartec, WindBloc and thick insulated gloves (for instance, RedFox Ice) + + +
    12 Peaked cap or panama hat + insulated winter hat. A light sun runner cap(Outdoor Research Sun Runner CapOutdoor Research Activeice Cap or similar) or panama hat (Outdoor Research Conzumel SombreroOutdoor Research Helios Sun Hat or similar) + insulated hat (Outdoor Research Windwarrior HatOutdoor Research Peruvian Hat or similar). + + +
    13 Knitted T-shirts. + + +
    14 High gaiters to protect your feet from snow (for instance,Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters). + + +
    15 Socks-POLAR, thermal socks, like Boreal TREK Thermolite or similars + ordinary socks. + + +
    16 Balaclava(BASK THOR V2BASK Cascade V2 or similar) or thermal buff Thermal Buff). - - Desired but not necessary
    17 Metallic vacuum flask 0.5 - 1.0 litres or Polar vacuum bottle with insulation (it is easier). + + +
    18 Backpack for ascent 50-70 with a rain cover to prolong the service life of your backpack and accessories. + + +
    19 Clumps-right and left - 1 piece. Or easier one WildCountry Ropeman or Petzl Tibloc. - - +
    20 Belay arrangement “figure of 8 knot”. Much more actual is Petzl Reverso,and the better is Black Diamond ATC Guide, "ВЕНТО Лукошко" or similars. - - +
    21 Necking-belay system. - - +
    22 Carabin with muff (3+1 pieces). - - +
    23 Two cords (cordalettes), 6-7 mm in diameter and 4-5 m in length. + + +
    24 Ice screws (2 peaces). - - +
    25 Lip balm. + + +
    26 Sun cream (SPF 25-40). + + +
    27 Transport trunk. Not essential, but it facilitates the transportation of the things to Base Camp and further horseback transportation to Camp 1. + + -
    28 Pen knife. + + +
    29 Crampons; they must fit your boots. + + +
    30 Ice-axe with a straight shaft and without accessories; should be selected based on your stature (for instance, Black Diamond Raven). + + +
    31 Snow goggles + spare sunglasses. + + +
    32 Telescopic walking sticks. + + +
    33 Head torch. + + +
    34 First-aid kit (personal + group). + + +

    Route Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    1. Who can take part in the program?
    2. What are the minimal technical qualification requirements?
    3. What insurance cover limit do you suggest?
    4. What kind of climbing gear do we need?
    5. Best time for successful ascending.
    6. How to issue visa and resolving documents?
    7. How to apply for tailor-made participation in program?
    8. Can I expect any discounts?
    9. How do I book the services of high-altitude porters?
    10. What facilities do the yurt camps feature?
    11. What about food?
    12. What currency is in circulation at Lenin Peak camps?
    13. How much money should I pay for each extra day in addition to the program?
    14. How do I pay for my tour?
    15. Is it possible to buy products for ascending in Osh, before removal to the Base Camp?
    16. Lenin Peak Safety Policy.
    1. Who can take part in the program?
      Beginners and experienced climbers, mountaineers, trekkers, hikers and ordinary mountain lovers eager to travel the region and do some mountaineering practice in order to check their abilities and the work of their organisms at high altitudes, including as a part of preparation for climbing Lenin Peak and other 7,000-metre summits. Maximal height gained during the programme - 6,148 m (Razdelnaya Peak) .
    2. What are the minimal technical qualification requirements?
      The participants must be in a good physical shape, have no chronic health problems and be experienced in trekking in the mountains. 
      The participants will receive detailed instructions and basic training course from experienced guides:
      • the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes, the rules of crossing crevasses;
      • the basic skills of working in a rope team;
      • the fundamentals of using professional mountain gear;
      • the principles of belaying;
      • proper acclimatization;
      • professional advices from mountain guides about the climbing equipment and outfit requirements.
      We recommend that you begin preparing for this expedition at least 6 months before the start. The preparation steps include regular physical exercises (long distance running/skiing) and weight, diet and health control.
      Be sure to consult your doctor about your ability to take part in high-altitude mountaineering programs. Your fitness for this type of activity must be confirmed with an official certificate stamped by the medical institution you have been put to the examination at. The certificate must specify that your health condition allows you to take part in climbing to a height of 6,200 m.  
      Important: before starting the active part of the tour you must be examined by our doctor at the Base Camp.
    3. What insurance cover limit do you suggest?
      Insurance is prerequisite - for that extreme case you never want to think over about. But common sense gives a prompt that you have to care about having it in order to feel being secured at ascending because service of rescue team and transport cost quite expensive.
      So, your individual insurance policy has to be drawn on not less than 30.000$ (USA). Besides, you have to do that being at your Motherland - before you arrival in start point of expedition. Please, send us scanned copy of the individual insurance policy beforehand at preliminary correspondence. Besides, you should give copy of the insurance policy to Commandant at once after arrival in BC.
      Requirements for insurance policies:
      • GLOBAL VOYAGER CAN NOT INTERVENE as an insurance company assistant ;
      • The sum of the policy must cover not less than USD 30000;
      • In the field "occupation" (or "sports practice") "Mountaineering" must be notified ;
      • As Country of stay - Kyrgyzstan;
      • The effective dates of the insurance policy must be included and coincide with the dates of Stay in Kyrgyzstan;
      • The insurance policy must cover at least "first aid" and "transport of affected by helicopter if necessary" (be sure of this point to be included during the formalization of the insurance policy);
    4. What kind of climbing gear do we need?
      Extreme and unpredictable weather and the travelling style require high-quality mountaineering equipment.
    5. Best time for successful ascending.
      Best time for successful ascending to the Lenin Peak is from beginning of July to second half of August as the weather then is more or less stable and predictable. We organize our guaranteed group tours in most favorable seasons. 
      Yet everything is changeable in the World - especially weather in the Pamir.
    6. How to issue visa and resolving documents?
      The citizens of CIS countries (except Turkmenistan) do not need to get a visa to Kyrgyzstan.
      The citizens of Europe, USA, Latin America, Australia and others do have to organise a visa to the Kyrgyzstan Republic. There is a list of 45 countries who`s citizens can get a tourist visa to Kyrgyzstan by the simplified system, i.e. without a visa invitation. The citizens of other countries, which are not included in this list, have to have a visa invitation. The general requirements for obtaining visas and the list of necessary documents are stated here.
      For issuing the other documents (permission for entering Boundary Examination Zone) you have to send us scanned copy of your passport of good quality, filled Application form (Word format) and state the exact dates of your trip not later than 1 month before the trip begins.
    7. How to apply for tailor-made participation in program?
      The order is:
      After receiving your confirmation about participation in the tour we send you Application form with individual serial number (S.N.). You should fill it thoroughly and send it to us by e-mail. After that we input your request into a list-register.
      Please, take into consideration that before the program starts each member should do the following things:
      • Take out an individual insurance policy (beforehand) with cover not less than 30.000$, and to give a copy of it to Commandant of BC at once after arrival in BC (with all ICE contacts);
      • Send us scanned copy of passport;
      • Have positive go ahead from your private doctor;
      • Give ICE contacts of close relatives.
      Attention! Please, send us all required documents beforehand!
    8. Can I expect any discounts?
      Yes, you can. All questions about possible discount will be considered individually during preliminary correspondences beforehand.
    9. How do I book the services of high-altitude porters?
      According to the program terms, the transportation of things on horses is partially included in the tour price:
      • Attention, BONUS № 1!! During this trek and ascent of Yukhin Peak you will only have to carry the equipment and clothing you may need on the following three days - days 4, 5 and 6! We shall transport the rest of your things (clothes, equipment and food), which you, assisted by the guide, prepare and pack in advance for the next ascent of Mount Razdelnaya, to Camp 1, where you will arrive as you descend from Yukhin Peak!
      • Attention, BONUS № 2!! Your backpacks with clothes, equipment, food and whatever is necessary to set up a camp during the following three days - 4, 5 and 6 - will be carried on horseback to the advanced base camp! From the advanced base camp the horses are sent back to the Base Camp in the Achik Tash River valley, and you will carry your things for yourselves for the rest of the trip - on days 5 and 6.
      However, for the other stages of the trip these services are not included in the price, so, if needed, you can hire a porter for the ascent of Razdelnaya Peak from Camp 1 and for the descent to Base Camp from Razdelnaya Peak.
      The cost of a porters` services is determined by the cost for one kilo of luggage which they carry: the heavier your luggage is, the higher the cost will be. Rates for porters` services you will find in the price list for separate services. Prices are given for one-way travel. Descent prices are the same.
      Note: Do not arrange porters who are not working officially for our company as in this case the company does not take responsibility for the safety of your property.
      In the same vein avoid ordering the horse-keeper`s service: don`t try to make deals with them on your own regarding transporting your load from BC to C1 and back by horse! You risk searching for your belongings for a very long time or even potentially never finding them at all! All questions regarding transporting your luggage by horse should be decided via the Commandants of our camps (BC and C1) - only on this proviso are we able to guarantee the safety of your belongings.
    10. What facilities do the yurt camps feature?
      Yurt Camp (Base Camp) on the picturesque Edelweiss Meadow features the following:
      • Traditional Kyrgyz yurts, including one for communal use, where campers have meals, socialize and enjoy various entertainments (The yurts have heating stoves lighted daily, chairs and tables, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in the communal one.);
      • Comfortable and spacious 4-pax half-barrel tents on special platforms, with sleeping boards, mattresses and all necessary bed clothes;
      • Sauna (operated daily in the afternoon);
      • City standard flush toilet;
      • Tap stands with soap and mirrors;
      • Storage yurt;
      • Volleyball court, ball;
      • Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs;
      • Electricity supply, Internet access, two-way radios.
      Yurt Camp 1 (Camp 1) on Lenin Peak moraine has the following:
      • Two yurts featuring heating stoves (lighted daily), with tables and chairs, electricity supply, audio and video equipment, as well as a bar to buy snacks and various beverages in one of them;
      • Specious half-barrel tents;
      • Toilet (always kept clean);
      • Storage yurt;
      • Satellite phone, two-ways radios, battery charging facility;
      • Sauna;
      • Internet access.
    11. What about food?
      You will be provided with three-time-a-day hot meals at the Base Camp and Camp 1.
      Our company provides the participants with necessary kitchenware to cook meals during trekking (Yukhin Peak) and at the intermediate high-altitude camps, Camp 2 and 3, as well as with foodstuff for the trek and ascents. All this can be taken from the storehouse at the Base Camp.   
      Fixed set of products includes: fresh fruits and vegetables, packet soups, canned food, macaroni, cheese, sausage, butter, sugar, tea, coffee, dried fruits, biscuits, wafers, sweets etc. But note please that we don’t have some special high altitude subimates in our assortment. So, if you got used to something special or delicacies then please bring it from home.
    12. What currency is in circulation at Lenin Peak camps?
      In the Camps of Lenin Peak US dollars, Euros, Russian rubles and Kyrgyz soms are all that`s accepted. US dollars are the most preferable.
    13. How much money should I pay for each extra day in addition to the program?
      For the service in Base Camp - 30 USD/per day.
      For staying in Camp 1 - 45 USD/per day.
      The cost includes: accommodation at a tent, three-time-a-day hot meals and usage of the Camp`s infrastructure.
    14. How do I pay for my tour?
      Order of payment:
      - Member`s request for participation in the program is registered at once after making a 30%-50% pre-payment from the cost of tour, it should be done not later than 1 month before the season starts (June 15th). Members should send us a scanned copy of payment order by e-mail.
      - Not later than 2 weeks before the date of arrival member should confirm (or cancel) his participation in the program, and he should make payment of the rest sum, having sent us scanned copy of payment order by e-mail.
      In certain cases some part of the price for the tour can be paid upon arrival in Osh.
    15. Is it possible to buy products for ascending in Osh, before removal to the Base Camp?
      Yes, of course it is. You will be able to buy all the necessary products from Osh bazaar or in one of the stores on the day of arrival in Osh or just before your leaving for Base Camp.
    16. Lenin Peak Safety Policy.
      Ascending to the top of the Razdelnaya Peak (6,148m) is an extreme travel activity and so it poses certain health and life risks.
      Besides, Lenin Peak area has no well-functioning government rescue facilities like those in Europe. We as a company, therefore, do our best to ensure the safety of our clients at our base camps at the foot of Lenin Peak and during the ascent of the mountain and build our own rescue team consisting of experienced guides and mountaineering instructors. Considering rescue operations are always costly contingencies breaking the itineraries and putting additional load upon our team, we request each expedition participant obtain an insurance policy in due time, since the policy money will then cover the cost of search and rescue operations if necessary.
      On our part, we do our best to reduce the possibility of emergency situations to the smallest degree. Nevertheless, we hope you also make every effort to maintain safe climbing.
      Detailed information here >>>

    Photos of the tour:

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

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