Ascent to Lenin Peak (7134m), 2024

SUPER ECONOMY - 250 USD

ECONOMY - 450 USD

ECONOMY PLUS - 650 USD

BUSINESS MINI - 900 USD

BUSINESS - 1250 USD

BUSINESS PLUS - 1400 USD

GUIDED GROUP - 2000 USD COMFORT PLUS - 3990 USD

WITH OXYGEN - 6320 USD

VIP - 14880 USD

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Lenin Peak

Lenin Peak (7,134m/ 23,406ft) is one of the world’s most famous seven-thousanders, easily of accessed and hence most frequented summit in the Pamirs. Lenin Peak is located in the Trans-Alay Range of the Pamir Mountains on the Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan border and included in the Snow Leopard mountaineering award.

It must be kept in mind that climbing a peak over 7,000 m high in severe weather conditions, in the midst of glacial crevasses is definitely categorized as high-altitude climbing and classified as an extreme activity entailing significant risks to climber’s health and life. In order to succeed a climber must be in a good physical shape, have appropriate climbing gear and skills and should have previous climbing experience (5000 m+).

We have our own comfortable base camps at the foot of Lenin Peak: “Edelweiss Meadow” Base Camp (3600 m) and “Solnechniy” Camp 1 (4400 m). We guarantee your comfort, safety, cleanliness, vast dining menu, and the highest of service when staying in our base camps. In addition, we offer accommodation in our stationary high-altitude camps with installed tents and 24/7 presence of the duty staff at an altitude of 5300 m and 6100 m.

You can get to the Base camp (3600 m) in 5 hours by a comfortable transfer departing from the city of Osh.
Join the Lenin Peak expedition!

To visit the Lenin Peak area it is obligatory to obtain border passes. Please send your documents 20 days in advance.

Transfer Osh - Base Camp and return transfer Base Camp - Osh are possible at any convenient dates.

  • Economy option
    - 400 USD/1 pax
  • Business option
    - 1000 USD/1 pax
  • Combined group option
    - 1800 USD/1 pax
  • VIP option
    - 5510 USD/1 pax
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Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Super Economy":

Osh - Osh 250 USD

The cost of the package includes:

Transfers:
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Base Camp in your tents for any period
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in your tents for any period
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Services for an additional fee:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
  • Accommodation in Base Camp (3600 meters) and Camp 1 (4400 meters) in spacious camping tents
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents
  • Meals - in BC and C1 - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Sauna in the Base camp (3600 meters)
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Personal equipment rental
  • High-altitude cookware set
  • Guide service
  • Porter service
  • Accommodation in high-altitude tents in the Camp 2 (5300 meters) and Camp 3 (6100 meters)
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this Ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Economy":

Osh - Osh 450 USD
SGL accommodation +105 USD

The cost of the package includes:

Transfers:
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp (2 days) in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board (2 days): 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 (2 days) in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board (2 days): 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Services for an additional fee:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents
  • Meals in C1 – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Sauna in the Base camp (3600 meters)
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Personal equipment rental
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
  • Guide service
  • Porter service
  • Accommodation in high-altitude tents in the Camp 2 (5300 meters) and Camp 3 (6100 meters)
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "ECONOMY PLUS":

Osh - Osh 650 USD
SGL accommodation +180 USD

The cost of the package includes:

Transfers:
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp (7 days) in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board (7 days): 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 (4 days) in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board (4 days): 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Services for an additional fee:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Sauna in the Base camp (3600 meters)
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
  • Accommodation in high-altitude tents in the Camp 2 (5300 meters) and Camp 3 (6100 meters)
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

  • Osh - Osh
    900 USD
  • Tashkent - Tashkent
    1140 USD
  • Bishkek - Bishkek
    1160 USD
Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), Ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Business mini":

Osh - Osh 900 USD
SGL accommodation +215 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
  • Accommodation in high-altitude tents in the Camp 2 (5300 meters) and Camp 3 (6100 meters)
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer by car: Tashkent - Osh (420km, 7-8 hours).

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, Ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 9 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 10 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 15 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 18 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 19 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 20 Departure from Base Camp.



Transfer to the airport.

Day 21 Transfer from Osh to Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Day 22 Departure from Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Business mini":

Tashkent - Tashkent 1140 USD
SGL accommodation +255 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Tashkent
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfer Tashkent - Osh - Tashkent
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
  • Accommodation in high-altitude tents in the Camp 2 (5300 meters) and Camp 3 (6100 meters)
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek. Airflight Bishkek - Osh. Meeting at the airport in Osh.
Transfer to the hotel.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 9 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 10 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 15 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 18 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 19 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 20 Departure from Base Camp.



Transfer to the airport.

Day 21 Domestic flight from Osh to Bishkek.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Day 22 Departure from Bishkek.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Business mini":

Bishkek - Bishkek 1160 USD
SGL accommodation +255 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Bishkek
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Domestic flights Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
  • Accommodation in high-altitude tents in the Camp 2 (5300 meters) and Camp 3 (6100 meters)
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

  • Osh - Osh
    1400 USD
  • Tashkent - Tashkent
    1640 USD
  • Bishkek - Bishkek
    1660 USD
Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Business plus":

Osh - Osh 1400 USD
SGL accommodation +410 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Accommodation in set up high-altitude tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
Group equipment rental: Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer by car: Tashkent - Osh (420km, 7-8 hours).

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 9 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 10 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 15 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 18 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 19 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 20 Departure from Base Camp.



Transfer to the airport.

Day 21 Transfer from Osh to Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Day 22 Departure from Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Business Plus":

Tashkent - Tashkent 1640 USD
SGL accommodation +450 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Tashkent
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfer Tashkent – Osh – Tashkent
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Accommodationin set up high-altitude tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
Group equipment rental: Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek. Airflight Bishkek - Osh. Meeting at the airport in Osh.
Transfer to the hotel.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and Ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 9 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 10 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 15 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 18 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 19 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 20 Departure from Base Camp.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.
Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.
Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 21 Domestic flight from Osh to Bishkek.

Sunset in the Pamirs

Transfer to the airport. Domestic flight to Bishkek. Meeting at the airport of Bishkek. Transfer and check-in at the hotel after
14:00. Leisure time.
Meals: breakfast.
Overnight at the hotel

Day 22 Departure from Bishkek.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

The cost of the package "Business Plus":

Bishkek - Bishkek 1660 USD
SGL accommodation +450 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Bishkek
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Domestic flights Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian:
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Accommodationin set up high-altitude tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
Group equipment rental: Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Equipment rental
  • Personal guide service
  • Porter service
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

  • Osh - Osh
    15950 USD
  • Tashkent - Tashkent
    16190 USD
  • Bishkek - Bishkek
    16210 USD
Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Osh in the morning. Drive from Osh to the "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak (280 km, 5 hours).

Base Camp. Lenin peak

Located in South KyrgyzstanOsh is often referred to as ‘the southern capital’. It is the country’s second largest city. Once you arrive in Osh, you will meet kind and hospitable people and see green busy streets with a lot of cozy cafes.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp (Base Camp of Lenin Peak) in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway (M41 highway). Almost immediately beyond the city the terrain becomes hilly, as if informing us of what we are to expect further on the way. And the further we went, the more grandiose and magnificent everything around us was becoming. After you have moved over Taldyk Mountain Pass (3,600 m), you will see the stunning scene of Alay Valley with the majestic snow-capped Zaalay Range of the Pamirs towering over it. The Alay Valley is characterized by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon.

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

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

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

Day 2 Acclimatization ascent to Petrovsky Peak ridge (4,730 m).

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 3 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

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

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

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

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

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

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

Day 4 Training on ice: the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes as a roped-up team, belaying on snow, climbing and descending on a fixed rope, etc.

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

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2. Lenin peak

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

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

Day 6 Acclimatization ascent to the altitude of 5700 m.



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

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

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3. Lenin peak

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

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

Day 8 Acclimatization ascent to the altitude of 6200 – 6300 m.



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

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

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

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

Day 9 Ascent to the summit of Lenin Peak (7134 m) and descent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

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

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

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

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

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

Day 10 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 11 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 12 Reserve day in case of bad weather.



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

Day 13 Drive from the "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak to Osh.

Taldyk pass. Lenin peak

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

Day 14 The end of the program. Departure from Osh.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.
In the VIP Option you are allowed to stay at the Base Camp for up to 5 more days in case of bad weather or poor state of health or because of your return ticket date, without additional payment for lodging and meals, in which case, however, you will have to pay extra for the guide’s additional service (in excess of 16 days).

The cost of the tour for "VIP with oxygen" option:

Osh - Osh 15950 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 5* with breakfast in Osh
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Individual transfers Osh – Base Camp – Osh
  • Lunchboxes on the way Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in comfortable spacious yurt. Every yurt are equipped with:
    • private bathroom (shower, toilet, hot/cold water)
    • individual heaters
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • furniture and appliances (wardrobe, table, electric kettle, hair dryer)
    • towels.
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in comfortable spacious tent. Every tent is equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses and bedding
  • Meals - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Mobile sauna
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Single accommodation in tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Meals in Camp 2 and Camp 3
  • Personal high-altitude mountain guide during the entire ascent program
  • Assistant guide (second guide) during the entire ascent program
  • Porter service
    • C1 - C2 - C3 - C4 and the way back - 50 kg.
  • Rent of oxygen equipment
  • Rent of oxygen cylinders
Personal equipment rental:
Gigts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer by car: Tashkent - Osh (420km, 7-8 hours).

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Drive from Osh to the "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak (280 km, 5 hours).

Base Camp. Lenin peak

Located in South KyrgyzstanOsh is often referred to as ‘the southern capital’. It is the country’s second largest city. Once you arrive in Osh, you will meet kind and hospitable people and see green busy streets with a lot of cozy cafes.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp (Base Camp of Lenin Peak) in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway (M41 highway). Almost immediately beyond the city the terrain becomes hilly, as if informing us of what we are to expect further on the way. And the further we went, the more grandiose and magnificent everything around us was becoming. After you have moved over Taldyk Mountain Pass (3,600 m), you will see the stunning scene of Alay Valley with the majestic snow-capped Zaalay Range of the Pamirs towering over it. The Alay Valley is characterized by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon.

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

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

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

Day 3 Acclimatization ascent to Petrovsky Peak ridge (4,730 m).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

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

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

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

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

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

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

Day 5 Training on ice: the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes as a roped-up team, belaying on snow, climbing and descending on a fixed rope, etc.

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2. Lenin peak

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

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

Day 7 Acclimatization ascent to the altitude of 5700 m.



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

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

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3. Lenin peak

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

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

Day 9 Acclimatization ascent to the altitude of 6200 – 6300 m.

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

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

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

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

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

Day 10 Ascent to the summit of Lenin Peak (7134 m) and descent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

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

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

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

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

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

Day 11 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 12 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 13 Reserve day in case of bad weather.



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

Day 14 Drive from the "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak to Osh.

Taldyk pass. Lenin peak

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

Day 15 Transfer from Osh to Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Day 16 Departure from Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.
In the VIP Option you are allowed to stay at the Base Camp for up to 5 more days in case of bad weather or poor state of health or because of your return ticket date, without additional payment for lodging and meals, in which case, however, you will have to pay extra for the guide’s additional service (in excess of 16 days).

The cost of the tour for "VIP with oxygen" option:

Tashkent - Tashkent 16190 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 5* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 5* with breakfast in Tashkent
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfers Tashkent – Osh – Tashkent
  • Individual transfers Osh – Base Camp – Osh
  • Lunchboxes on the way Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in comfortable spacious yurt. Every yurt are equipped with:
    • private bathroom (shower, toilet, hot/cold water)
    • individual heaters
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • furniture and appliances (wardrobe, table, electric kettle, hair dryer)
    • towels.
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in comfortable spacious tent. Every tent is equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses and bedding
  • Meals - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Mobile sauna
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Single accommodation in tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Meals in Camp 2 and Camp 3
  • Personal high-altitude mountain guide during the entire ascent program
  • Assistant guide (second guide) during the entire ascent program
  • Porter service
    • C1 - C2 - C3 - C4 and the way back - 50 kg.
  • Rent of oxygen equipment
  • Rent of oxygen cylinders
Personal equipment rental:
Gigts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek. Airflight Bishkek - Osh. Meeting at the airport in Osh. Transfer to the hotel.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Drive from Osh to the "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak (280 km, 5 hours).

Base Camp. Lenin peak

Located in South KyrgyzstanOsh is often referred to as ‘the southern capital’. It is the country’s second largest city. Once you arrive in Osh, you will meet kind and hospitable people and see green busy streets with a lot of cozy cafes.

It will take 5-6 hours to get to Yurt Camp (Base Camp of Lenin Peak) in a comfortable motor vehicle along Pamir Highway (M41 highway). Almost immediately beyond the city the terrain becomes hilly, as if informing us of what we are to expect further on the way. And the further we went, the more grandiose and magnificent everything around us was becoming. After you have moved over Taldyk Mountain Pass (3,600 m), you will see the stunning scene of Alay Valley with the majestic snow-capped Zaalay Range of the Pamirs towering over it. The Alay Valley is characterized by extensive green fields, marmots occasionally running across the road, grazing horses, a bottomless sky and blue mountain chains on the horizon.

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

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

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

Day 3 Acclimatization ascent to Petrovsky Peak ridge (4,730 m).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

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

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

Total ascent time is about 3 to 4.5 hours.

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

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

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

Day 5 Training on ice: the technique of climbing glaciers and snow-covered slopes as a roped-up team, belaying on snow, climbing and descending on a fixed rope, etc.

Ascent to Camp 1. Lenin peak

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Ascent to Camp 2. Lenin peak

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

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

Day 7 Acclimatization ascent to the altitude of 5700 m.



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

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

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

Ascent to Camp 3. Lenin peak

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

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

Day 9 Acclimatization ascent to the altitude of 6200 – 6300 m.

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

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

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

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

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

Day 10 Ascent to the summit of Lenin Peak (7134 m) and descent to Camp 3 (6100 m).

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

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

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

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

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

Day 11 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m).

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 12 Descent to Base Camp (3600 m).

Descent to Base Camp (3600 m). Lenin peak

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

Day 13 Reserve day in case of bad weather.



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

Day 14 Drive from the "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak to Osh.

Taldyk pass. Lenin peak

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

Day 15 Airflight from Osh to Bishkek.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

Day 16 Departure from Bishkek.



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

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.
In the VIP Option you are allowed to stay at the Base Camp for up to 5 more days in case of bad weather or poor state of health or because of your return ticket date, without additional payment for lodging and meals, in which case, however, you will have to pay extra for the guide’s additional service (in excess of 16 days).

The cost of the tour for "VIP with oxygen" option:

Bishkek - Bishkek 16210 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 5* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 5* with breakfast in Bishkek
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Domestic flights Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek
  • Individual transfers Osh – Base Camp – Osh
  • Lunchboxes on the way Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in comfortable spacious yurt. Every yurt are equipped with:
    • private bathroom (shower, toilet, hot/cold water)
    • individual heaters
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • furniture and appliances (wardrobe, table, electric kettle, hair dryer)
    • towels.
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in comfortable spacious tent. Every tent is equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses and bedding
  • Meals - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Mobile sauna
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Single accommodation in tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Meals in Camp 2 and Camp 3
  • Personal high-altitude mountain guide during the entire ascent program
  • Assistant guide (second guide) during the entire ascent program
  • Porter service
    • C1 - C2 - C3 - C4 and the way back - 50 kg.
  • Rent of oxygen equipment
  • Rent of oxygen cylinders
Personal equipment rental:
Gigts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

  • Osh - Osh
    2000 USD
  • Tashkent - Tashkent
    2240 USD
  • Bishkek - Bishkek
    2260 USD

GUARANTEED DATES OF THE GROUP TOUR IN 2024:

Group #1. 30.06–19.07.24   Senior guide Darinji
Group #2. 07.07–26.07.24   Senior guide Kishor
Group #3. 12.07–31.07.24   Senior guide Dawa
Group #4. 18.07–06.08.24   Senior guide Pasang
Group #5. 25.07–13.08.24   Senior guide Tenzing
Group #6.  30.07–18.08.24   Senior guide Darinji
Group #7. 06.08–25.08.24   Senior guide Bir
Group #8. 11.08–30.08.24   Senior guide Mingma

GUARANTEED DATES OF THE GROUP TOUR IN 2025:

  Group #1. 29.06–18.07.2025 Group #5. 24.07–12.08.2025  
  Group #2. 06.07–25.07.2025 Group #6. 29.07–17.08.2025  
  Group #3. 11.07–30.07.2025 Group #7. 05.08–24.08.2025  
  Group #4. 17.07–05.08.2025 Group #8. 10.08–29.08.2025  

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).

Базовый Лагерь. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 м), where you can see how the real wild onion grows and where marmots live. If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.
Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of the Base camp (3600 m): hike to a waterfall, climb up to the Puteshestvennikov (Travelers) pass (4150 m).

Луковая поляна. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Leek Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow.
Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of the Base camp (3600 m): hike up to a scenic viewing point on the Petrovskiy Peak ridge (approximately 4100 m).

Подъём в Лагерь 1. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak.
Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Ascent to “Solnechniy” Camp 1 (4400 m).

Фото, базовый лагерь. активный туризм. альпинизм. Приключенческий тур с треккингом в горах Памира. Пик Ленина, Памир, Кыргызстан

Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of Camp 1 (4400 m): snow and ice training.

Подъём в Лагерь 2. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 m).

Подъём в Лагерь 3. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use ascender to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the "Skovoroda" ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Спуск в Лагерь 1. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Сауна. Баня в Базовом лагере. Пик Ленина

Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Отдых, базовый лагерь, пик Ленина

Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Отдых, базовый лагерь, пик Ленина

Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Лагерь 1. Гостевая юрта. Пик Ленина

Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Лагерь 2. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Лагерь 3. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Восхождение на пик Ленина. Вершина пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Лагерь 1. Пик Ленина

Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Базовый Лагерь. Пик Ленина

Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Базовый лагерь под пиком Ленина, Памир, Кыргызстан

Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.

Перевал Талдык. Чон-Алайская долина. Памир, Кыргызстан. Пик Ленина

An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.

Памирский закат, Кыргызстан. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.

Памирский закат, Кыргызстан. Пик Ленина

Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

THE COST OF CLIMBING LENIN PEAK IN A GROUP WITH A GUIDE:

Osh - Osh 2000 USD
SGL accommodation +410 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Services of a mountain guide for the period of the active part of the tour (18 days): 1 guide for 2-3 people
  • Accommodationin set up high-altitude tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
Group equipment rental:
Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Personal equipment rental
  • Porter service
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

GUARANTEED DATES OF THE GROUP TOUR IN 2024:

Group #1. 29.06–20.07.24   Senior guide Darinji
Group #2. 06.07–27.07.24   Senior guide Kishor
Group #3. 11.07–01.08.24   Senior guide Dawa
Group #4. 17.07–07.08.24   Senior guide Pasang
Group #5. 24.07–14.08.24   Senior guide Tenzing
Group #6.  29.07–19.08.24   Senior guide Darinji
Group #7. 05.08–26.08.24   Senior guide Bir
Group #8. 10.08–31.08.24   Senior guide Mingma

GUARANTEED DATES OF THE GROUP TOUR IN 2025:

  Group #1. 28.06–19.07.2025 Group #5. 23.07–13.08.2025  
  Group #2. 05.07–26.07.2025 Group #6. 28.07–18.08.2025  
  Group #3. 10.07–31.07.2025 Group #7. 04.08–25.08.2025  
  Group #4. 16.07–06.08.2025 Group #8. 09.08–30.08.2025  

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer by car: Tashkent - Osh (420km, 7-8 hours).

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).

Базовый Лагерь. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 м), where you can see how the real wild onion grows and where marmots live. If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.
Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of the Base camp (3600 m): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov (Travelers) pass (4150 m).

Луковая поляна. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Leek Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow.
Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of the Base camp (3600 m): hike up to a scenic viewing point on the Petrovskiy Peak ridge (approximately 4100 m).

Подъём в Лагерь 1. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak.
Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Фото, базовый лагерь. активный туризм. альпинизм. Приключенческий тур с треккингом в горах Памира. Пик Ленина, Памир, Кыргызстан

Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of Camp 1 (4400 m): snow and ice training.

Подъём в Лагерь 2. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Подъём в Лагерь 3. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use ascender to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the "Skovoroda" ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Спуск в Лагерь 1. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 9 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Сауна. Баня в Базовом лагере. Пик Ленина

Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 10 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Отдых, базовый лагерь, пик Ленина

Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Отдых, базовый лагерь, пик Ленина

Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Лагерь 1. Гостевая юрта. Пик Ленина

Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Лагерь 2. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Лагерь 3. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 15 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Восхождение на пик Ленина. Вершина пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Лагерь 1. Пик Ленина

Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Базовый Лагерь. Пик Ленина

Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 18 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Базовый лагерь под пиком Ленина, Памир, Кыргызстан

Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 19 Extra day in case of bad weather.

Перевал Талдык. Чон-Алайская долина. Памир, Кыргызстан. Пик Ленина

An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 20 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 21 Transfer from Osh to Tashkent.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Day 22 Departure from Tashkent.

Sunset in the Pamirs

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

THE COST OF CLIMBING LENIN PEAK IN A GROUP WITH A GUIDE:

Tashkent - Tashkent 2240 USD
SGL accommodation +450 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Tashkent
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Transfer Tashkent – Osh – Tashkent
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Services of a mountain guide for the period of the active part of the tour (18 days): 1 guide for 2-3 people
  • Accommodationin set up high-altitude tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
Group equipment rental:
Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Personal equipment rental
  • Porter service
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

GUARANTEED DATES OF THE GROUP TOUR IN 2024:

Group #1. 29.06–20.07.24   Senior guide Darinji
Group #2. 06.07–27.07.24   Senior guide Kishor
Group #3. 11.07–01.08.24   Senior guide Dawa
Group #4. 17.07–07.08.24   Senior guide Pasang
Group #5. 24.07–14.08.24   Senior guide Tenzing
Group #6.  29.07–19.08.24   Senior guide Darinji
Group #7. 05.08–26.08.24   Senior guide Bir
Group #8. 10.08–31.08.24   Senior guide Mingma

GUARANTEED DATES OF THE GROUP TOUR IN 2025:

  Group #1. 28.06–19.07.2025 Group #5. 23.07–13.08.2025  
  Group #2. 05.07–26.07.2025 Group #6. 28.07–18.08.2025  
  Group #3. 10.07–31.07.2025 Group #7. 04.08–25.08.2025  
  Group #4. 16.07–06.08.2025 Group #8. 09.08–30.08.2025  

Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Bishkek. Airflight Bishkek - Osh. Meeting at the airport in Osh.
Transfer to the hotel.

Base Camp. Lenin peak

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).

Базовый Лагерь. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 м), where you can see how the real wild onion grows and where marmots live. If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.
Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of the Base camp (3600 m): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov (Travelers) pass (4150 m).

Луковая поляна. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Leek Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow.
Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of the Base camp (3600 m): hike up to a scenic viewing point on the Petrovskiy Peak ridge (approximately 4100 m).

Подъём в Лагерь 1. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak.
Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 5 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Фото, базовый лагерь. активный туризм. альпинизм. Приключенческий тур с треккингом в горах Памира. Пик Ленина, Памир, Кыргызстан

Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Acclimatizing in the vicinity of Camp 1 (4400 m): snow and ice training.

Подъём в Лагерь 2. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Подъём в Лагерь 3. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use ascender to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the "Skovoroda" ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 8 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Спуск в Лагерь 1. Восхождение на пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 9 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Сауна. Баня в Базовом лагере. Пик Ленина

Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 10 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Отдых, базовый лагерь, пик Ленина

Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Отдых, базовый лагерь, пик Ленина

Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Лагерь 1. Гостевая юрта. Пик Ленина

Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Лагерь 2. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Лагерь 3. Пик Ленина

Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 15 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Восхождение на пик Ленина. Вершина пик Ленина

Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Лагерь 1. Пик Ленина

Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Базовый Лагерь. Пик Ленина

Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 18 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Базовый лагерь под пиком Ленина, Памир, Кыргызстан

Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 19 Extra day in case of bad weather.

Перевал Талдык. Чон-Алайская долина. Памир, Кыргызстан. Пик Ленина

An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 20 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 21 Domestic flight Osh – Bishkek.



Transfer to the airport. Domestic flight to Bishkek. Meeting at the airport of Bishkek. Transfer and check-in at the hotel after 14:00. Leisure time.
Meals: breakfast.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22 Departure from Bishkek.

THE COST OF CLIMBING LENIN PEAK IN A GROUP WITH A GUIDE:

Bishkek - Bishkek 2260 USD
SGL accommodation +450 USD

The cost of the package includes:

  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Osh
    (2 nights)
  • Accommodation in a hotel 3* with breakfast in Bishkek
    (1 night)
Transfers:
  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport
  • Domestic flights Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek
  • Transfer Osh – Base Camp – Osh
Documents and taxes:
  • Arrangement of Border Zone Permit
  • Environmental tax
Mandatory security measures:
  • Registration in the rescue squad
  • Consultation concerning the climbing route
  • Rent of portable radio station (walkie-talkie)
Base camp services (3600 meters):
  • Accommodation in Base Camp in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • individual heaters
    • beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows
    • changeable bed linen: flat sheets, bed sheets, and pillowcases
    • electricity: sockets and lighting
    • bedside tables and chairs
  • Meals – full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Shower cabins
  • Sauna
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Rental point and shop
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
    Camp 1 services (4400 meters):
  • Accommodation in the Camp 1 in spacious camping tents. The tents are equipped with:
    • wooden flooring with thermal insulation
    • foam mattresses
  • Meals - full board: 3 times a day hot varied meals, including vegetarian
  • Medical service
  • Heated national Kyrgyz yurts for taking food and leisure activities
  • Washstands and toilet
  • Luggage room
  • Electricity 220 V; 50 Hz
Altitude service:
  • Services of a mountain guide for the period of the active part of the tour (18 days): 1 guide for 2-3 people
  • Accommodationin set up high-altitude tents:
    • Camp 2 (5300 meters)
    • Camp 3 (6100 meters)
  • Set of high altitude products for the entire ascent period
Group equipment rental:
Services for an additional fee:
  • Accommodation in national Kyrgyz yurts (3600 meters): every yurt are equipped with comfortable furniture and personal bathroom
  • Mobile sauna in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • High speed Internet (Wi-Fi) in the Base Camp (3600 meters)
  • Satellite Internet in the Camp 1 (4400 meters)
  • Personal equipment rental
  • Porter service
Gifts:
  • Climbing certificate
  • Free hot tea and coffee with sweets (candies, cookies, jams, etc.), hot drinking water in the Base Camp and Camp 1
  • Cake for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak
  • Unique T-shirt with a cool print for climbers who have reached the top of Lenin Peak

We also have two interesting options near Lenin Peak:
- "Pamirs' Summits" - climbing 2 / 3 / 4 peaks (including Lenin Peak).
- "Pamir Resort" - a group tour without climbing, but with trekking, master classes and comfortable accommodation in the Base Camp.


We do not provide luggage storage services in Camp 2 (5300 m) and Camp 3 (6100 m), and hence we are not responsible for any items left there unattended.

 

We have luggage storage facilities only at the Base Camp (3600 m) and Camp 1 (4400 m). Please use them if you want to guarantee the safety of your belongings.

  • Osh - Osh
    14880 USD
  • Tashkent - Tashkent
    15120 USD
  • Bishkek - Bishkek
    15140 USD
Program for climbing Lenin Peak using the classic route from the North via Razdelnaya Peak:
Day 1 Arrival in Osh. Transfer to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters). Hike to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters).



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

The expedition to the Lenin Peak begins with the city of Osh – the biggest city in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Transfer from Osh to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp takes about 5 hours, if driving, and lies across the grand Pamir Range, across the two picturesque passes – the Chyiyrchik (2408 meters) located in the region of the Gulcha village and Taldyk (3615 meters) which is just before the Sary-Tash village, as well as the scenic Alay valley.

Arrival at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters), accommodation, rest. Our “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp is located in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. On its territory, you can find anything you might need for a comfortable stay: national yurts that you can dine and spend free time in, sauna, showers, toilets, Wi-Fi, medical station, volleyball court, equipment rental shop, lockers, etc. You can select the type of accommodation at the base camp in advance – whether you would like to stay in heated tents or in real Kyrgyz yurts with a personal bathroom.

Dining here is of a very high level, comparable with some of the best restaurants in the Middle East. Professional cooks offer Asian and European dishes, some of which are vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the large dining yurts. A boiling pot with hot water is at your disposal all day long so that you can make yourself some tea or coffee at any time. We also offer complimentary berry jams and sweets. We also have a traditional clay oven (tandyr) at the base camp – this is what we use to bake fresh bread and Samsa.

After you get accommodated at the base camp, we will take an acclimation walk to the Leek Meadow (3800 meters) where you can see how the real wild leek grows and where marmots live.
If you wish, you can also walk up to the observation deck which will provide you with a wonderful view of the Achik-Tash valley (translation: “Open rock”).
Walk back to the base camp.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 2 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike to a waterfall, ascent to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 11 kilometers; altitude variation: +550 meters, -550 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters). Climbing up to the Puteshestvennikov pass on a good road normally takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. The way to the pass lies across the picturesque Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow, a waterfall, and a beautiful canyon of the left confluent of the Achik-Tash River. The pass shows an incredible view of the XIX Party communion peak (5920 meters), Spartak peak (6183 meters), Lenin peak (7134 meters), and the Lenin glacier. At the beginning of the season, it is usually very windy at the pass, and there can even be snow. Return to the base camp, rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 3 Acclimation process on the territory of the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters): hike up to the crest of the Petrovskiy peak (approximately 4100 meters).



Travel time: 4-5 hours, distance: 6 kilometers; altitude variation: +500 meters, -500 meters.

After breakfast we will take an acclimation hike to the observation deck on the Petrovskiy peak. Petrovskiy peak (4700 meters) is one of the easier and closer peaks in relation to the base camp. It is perfect for the first stages of the acclimation process. We will ascent to the altitude of approximately 4100 meters, where we will see the majestic view of the gran Alay valley which features numerous lakes, huge Zaalay range, and its main mountain – the Lenin Peak.
Return to the base camp, rest. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s acclimation journey to upper base camps.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 4 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

One part of today’s route to the Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 meters) is already familiar to us. After it, we will climb back down the pass, which is much easier and quicker. After that, the trail turns into a virtually horizontal surface and stretches in parallel to the left moraine dump over a very long distance. We then cross a wild mountain river and ascent the trail that leads to the Lenin glacier. Afterwards, we move along the body of the glacier until we reach Camp 1 (4400 meters) which is located on the middle moraine.

Arrival in Camp 1 (4400 meters), accommodation, and rest. Camp 1 is the nearest camp to the mountain, which is definitely an advantage that allows our alpinists to save their time and energy when climbing up and down to and from the Lenin peak.

Camp 1 is sort of an oasis of life and comfort among the snow, ice, and rocks. On its territory, you can find warm dining and leisure yurts, restrooms, a sauna, camping showers, a medical station, and lockers.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 5 Acclimation process on the territory of the Camp 1 (4400 meters): snowy and icy activities or hike up to the Yukhin peak (5100 meters) and return to Camp 1.



Activities in the surroundings of Camp 1 (4400 meters): you will learn the rules of moving on the covered and uncovered glaciers, how to move in bundles, study the process of overcoming glacier cracks, climbing up and down a fixed rope, and will gain experience in self-rescue procedures. Equipment checks for tomorrow’s ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Experienced mountain climbers who do not require additional training can take a ascent to the Yukhin peak and return to Camp 1 the same day.

Yukhin peak (5130 meters) is a beautiful 5000-meter mountain that is located within a walking distance from Camp 1 (4400 meters). There are no steep ice or rocky parts on this route, so additional equipment will not be required for this ascent. More often than not, you will be walking on snow or in light drizzle, the slope on some parts of the route is at about 20-30?. Climb-down will lie along the same route; return to Camp 1.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-10 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Transfer from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is a very dangerous part of the expedition because of the avalanches, concealed cracks, and big open cracks. In 2022, a very small, but a very steep section appeared which now makes all alpinists use jumar to pass this part of the route.

The best time of departure from Camp 1 is 4:00 in the morning. We will depart from Camp 1 (4400 meters) along a glacier right to the middle of the Northern wall, avoiding a lot of cracks, up to a steep snowy ascent and upwards (80 meters, 35–40°) on a fixed rope or in a zigzag. After that, we will move up the slope of the North Wall. Regardless of the amount of snow and the time of day, this slope is avalanche-prone since an avalanche can be triggered by ice collapses. In order to minimize the risk of avalanche danger, we recommend stopping for rest for no longer than 5-10 minutes. An early exit will allow us to avoid long walks under the scorching sun, which is very exhausting on this stretch of the path.

Further along, following the traverse to the right, we will exit to the snowy plateau, which is popularly known as the “Skovoroda” ("Frying Pan"). This traverse is extremely dangerous for avalanches, so you need to pass it as quickly as possible, while trying to avoid any rest stops, even for just 5 minutes.

After the “Frying Pan” traverse, we will ascent the slope leading to Camp 2. We recommend completing the entire section with crampons on and in bundles.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 7 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

The best time of departure is before 9:00 in the morning. Starting from Camp 2 we will ascent the slope of 30-40? to the ridge, while keeping to the left of the rocks. It can be windy at the ridge. After we reach the ridge, we will start moving left along a gentle ridge, and then take off to the Razdelnaya peak (6148 meters). The ascent the top along a snowy ridge with a slope of 30-40? and very snowy surface. Camp 3 (6100 meters) is located somewhere at the top of this peak.

The most difficult part of the ascent is the take-off between the altitude of 5850 meters and Camp 3. At its upper part (between 6000 meters and 6100 meters) there are a lot of concealed cracks, so you should be very careful! We recommend that the route is walked with crampons on and in bundles

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 8 Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 2 (5300 meters), and then to Camp 1 (4400 meters) along the same way as you climbed up. Special attention must be paid to snowy bridges and overcoming glacier cracks.
Accommodation at Camp 1 (4400 meters), rest.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 9 Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

You can leave some of your high-mountain equipment in the lockers at Camp 1 (4400 meters). Descent to the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters) along the familiar road across the Puteshestvennikov pass in order to ensure full recovery. Rest.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 10 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Rest at an altitude of 3600 meters along the greenery and coziness is a must in order to recharge your batteries before the main ascent of the entire expedition. The well-developed infrastructure of the base camp will allow you to fully recover you can get a good sleep at the heated tents or yurts, have a steam at the sauna, unwind at the warm and comfortable yurts, enjoy a tasty hot meal and fresh fruit, play volleyball, write a detailed letter with the news to your family, or post some pictures or information on your social media.

For those who would like to stay active during their rest day, we recommend hiking to the Achik-Tash valley lakes. The most famous and picturesque of all is the Tuprak-Kel lake that has many legends tied to it.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 11 Rest day at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Additional rest day for complete and wholesome recovery. In case of bad weather, this day can be used as a reserve day. Free time. Preparation for the ascent to the Lenin peak.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 12 Ascent to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Travel time: 6-7 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent the familiar route to the Puteshestvennikov pass and along to Camp 1 (4400 meters). The rest and acclimation you got earlier will make the way to Camp 1 significantly easier and quicker.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 13 Ascent to Camp 2 (5300 meters).



Travel time: 5-7 hours, distance: 5 kilometers; altitude variation: +900 meters.

Early departure to Camp 2 (5300 meters), ascent along the Northern slope of the Lenin peak. The rest and acclimation you got earlier at the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will make the second ascent to Camp 2 significantly easier.

Overnight stay at Camp 2 (5300 meters).

Day 14 Ascent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Travel time: 4-7 hours, distance: 2.5 kilometers; altitude variation: +800 meters.

Ascent along the familiar route to Camp 3 (6100 meters). On this day, we recommend going to sleep earlier than usual, since the next day is one of the most important days of the expedition that features a very early start to the ascent to the top.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 15 Climbing up to the Lenin peak (7134 meters). Descent to Camp 3 (6100 meters).



Overall travel time: 10-14 hours, distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: +1034 meters, -1034 meters.

It is required to depart from Camp 3 (6100 meters) very early – around 3:00–4:00 in the morning.

From Camp 3 (6100 meters) to the travers of the peak in the South-Eastern direction and descent to the saddle. There are a couple of dangerous, mostly concealed, cracks in the saddle, so this part of the route is recommended to be walked in bundles. We will walk up from the saddle along the rocky road until you reach the ridge plateau. Here is where some teams break temporary camp (Base Camp 4 (6400 meters)) sometimes, however, most climbers do without it. The decision about whether setting up an additional camp is needed needs to be made by each team individually.

Ascent further along the wide ridge to the narrow ice takeoff (called “Knife”). It is possible to face heavy winds in this part of the route. The slope of the “Knife” is roughly 35-50?, its length is 60-70 meters. It is strongly recommended to walk this part of the route in crampons and in bundles as there is a high risk of being pushed to the Northern wall to slopes. The route continues between the rocks along the ridge and then goes up along a rock-snow takeoff (the length of which is 20-30 meters) until you reach a snowy plateau of Skydivers (6900-7000 meters).

The route gets more complicated because of the snow. It is recommended to walk the plateau in good visibility conditions, while constantly checking the directions on GPS, since when weather conditions are poor, there is a high risk of losing direction.

Ascent further along the lengthy peak road (in snow) with a walk-through to the Lenin peak (7134 meters) where you will see the longest tour lied down with rocks and a small bust of Vladimir Lenin.

Descent from the top to Camp 3 (6100 meters) the same way as you climbed up.

Recommended time to return and start climbing down is 14:00, regardless of whether you have reached the peak or not.

Overnight stay at Camp 3 (6100 meters).

Day 16 Climb-down to Camp 1 (4400 meters).



Distance: 7.5 kilometers; altitude variation: -1700 meters.

Descent to Camp 1 (4400 meters) the same way as you climbed up. Accommodation at Camp 1, rest and recovery.

Overnight stay at Camp 1 (4400 meters).

Day 17 Climb-down to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp (3600 meters).



Distance: 12 kilometers; altitude variation: -800 meters.

A slow and steady way back to the “Edelweiss meadow” base camp will let you enjoy the views and scenery of the colorful rocks and mountains, sophisticated rock towers, and the “Land’s End” canyon in the valley of the Achik-Tash River.

Overnight stay at the “Edelweiss Meadow” base camp (3600 meters).

Day 18 Extra day in case of bad weather.



An extra day is necessary for the program of climbing up a 7000-meters mountain. Pamir mountains are severe and harsh, and the weather changes unexpectedly. Fog, snow, wind, and severe drop of temperature can intervene with the initial mountain climbing schedule and force the travelers to get delayed because of the weather conditions.

Day 19 Transfer to Osh, accommodation at a hotel.



Travel time: 5 hours, distance: 280 kilometers.

Transfer to Osh across the famous Alay valley and the high-mountain ranges of Taldyk (3615 meters) and Chyirchik (2408 meters). We recommend stopping at the Taldyk pass and looking into the depth of wonderful mountains and taking a few memorable pictures to keep the memories of these majestic places.

Arrival in Osh, accommodation at a hotel. You will also have some free time for visiting the Osh market and buying local souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Osh.

Day 20 Departure from Osh.



Transfer to the airport. End of the tour program. Departure.

Following above is our basic program of the ascent. It’s based on long-term experience and a record of successful ascents to the summit of Lenin Peak. By all means you are free to follow your own schedule based on your own understanding of the correct acclimatization for you, however the above is what we recommend.

In the VIP Option you are allowed to stay at the Base Camp for up to 5 more days in case of bad weather or poor state of health or because of your return ticket date, without additional payment for lodging and meals, in which case, however, you will have to pay extra for the guide’s additional service (in excess of 16 days).

The cost of the tour for "VIP" option: