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Lenin and Muztag Ata peaks climbing. 35/45 days, from Bishkek or Tashkent

Regions: Kyrgyzstan, China, Pamir.
Activity: mountaineering expedition, ski mountaineering
Trip Category: regular
Difficulty: difficult, need of special skill and full set of mountaineering gear.
Season: July-August.
Fixed departures: July, 01-August, 15 (Var. 1) from/to Bishkek. Standart or full inclusive options. for an offer!

Pamir - one of the interpretation of the origin of the word is "The Roof of The World" is one of the world's biggest mountain land on the south of Central Asia where virtually all kinds of mountain outdoors are possible - from medium trekking to extremely difficult mountaineering. The entire area keeps ecological purity and untouched wild nature so far because of practically absent of industrial development and very rare population. The highest summit of entire Pamir is Muztag Ata peak (7,547 m).

The ice wall of Lenin Peak (7,134 m high, other name is Kuh-i-Garmo) is unforgettable scenery seen after you reach the Alaisky valley with very rare summer settlements of local herders ("jailau"). Visiting these settlements makes interesting social experience. The climbing of Lenin Peak from North (5A CC mountaineering) is perfect adventure and recommended as preparation to climb much difficult peaks (Communism, Pobeda, Khan-Tengri) due to very few technical climbing is involved but you can obtain excellent high-altitude acclimatization. All the participants who will succesfuly climb the Lenin peak will be awarded with special diploma. Take a look at the route description.

Muztag Ata is an isolated massif rising from the western end of the Takla Makan Desert in the Sinkiang (Xinjiang) Province of China. In Uygur language "Muztagh Ata" means "The father of icy mountains". It lies in the hub of the great mountain ranges of Asia, with the Karakoram to the south, the Pamir to the west and the Kun Lun and Tien Shan to the north. About 100 miles to the North is the misterious city of Kashgar. The snowy slopes of Muztag Ata rise from a remote corner of the Central Asian Plateau, and the easiest approache here is via the famous Karakoram Highway. The only settlements in the area lie along the highway while nomadic Kyrgyz people roam the vast plains with their camels and horses.

At 7,546 m (24,757 ft) Muztag Ata is perhaps the highest mountain suitable for ski mountaineering in the world. Of course, its early pioneers did not have skis and deep snow thwarted early attempts on it, including one by Eric Shipton and Bill Tillman in 1947. They ploughed a furrow to within 70 metres of the summit before being turned back. It was 1st climbed in 1956 by a large Chinese-Russian expedition, which placed total 31 climbers on the summit. Three years later even this success was topped when 33 members of a Chinese expedition climbed it, 8 of whome were women. The first ski ascent of Muztag Ata was made in 1980 by an American expedition led by Ned Gillette.

For the 1st time Muztag Ata looks like dome with easy gentle slopes, but it is regarded as an excellent high altitute climb included few technical problems. The average temperature over 7200 m can be as low as -20°C (the lowest was -30°C ). The best season for climbing is June- August and 1st half of September. The position of the Muztag Ata is longitude 75.1° E and 38.5° N. As usual, you need to establish 3 high altitude camps above 5000 m. Vertical distance is 3100 m. Grade is Russian (UIAA) 5A.

Consecutive climbing of Lenin peak then Muztag Ata peak is perfect adventure based on an idea of getting acclimatisation and training on Lenin peak then climbing higher peak.

Another objective in China could be Koskulak peak (7028 m) which is situated just in 3 km to the South from Muztag Ata peak. It becomes popular only in the past few years. There is a plenty of climbing routes of different grades there (see photos with routes here). The approaches to Koskulak are almost the same as for Muztag Ata. If weather (and God!) permits you can do 3 7000+ summits at once!

We offer 2 programs: Variant 1 is 45 days long and includes enough spare days for increasing the chances for success. Variant 2 is reduced for 35 days taking into account that Lenin peak is using as acclimatization summit for Muztag- for those who have a time as a most limited factor.

Itinerary Variant 1 (45 days):
Day 1 Arrival to Bishkekt. Meeting at airport. Transfer to hotel ** (DBL BB or optional SGL).
Day 2 Flight Bishkek - Osh, meeting at airport, hotel accommodation ** BB.
Day 3 Trahsfer Osh-Achik-Tash (the base camp on 3500 m aka "Onion Glade"), about 10 hrs drive on Pamirsky Trakt (Pamir Highway), high pass - 3615 m - en route. You make a stop for lunch in intermediate base "Taldyk" on Pamir Highway, we serve a variety of meals and drinks in a yurt (Kyrgyz national dwelling) which makes your trip less tiring! Tent accommodation (2 persons tents) at BC.
Day 4 Preparation day. Acclimatization ascent on Petrovskogo peak (4700 m) or Travellers Pass (4150 m) - recommended. Tent accommodation at BC.
Day 5 Climb to the Camp-1 (ABC, 4400 m) through Travellers' Pass (4150 m), about 5 hrs. Tent accommodation (2-persons tent) in ABC (4200 m).
Day 6 Climb to the Camp-2. 5300 m. Steep ice slope, crevasses, then traverse to so-called "Skovorodka" (flat area).
Day 7 Climb to the Camp-3. 6100 m, via the spur and Peak Razdelnaya (6200 m).
Day 8 Descent to the Camp-1 (ABC). Tent accommodation.
Day 9 Descent to the base camp 3500 m. Tent accommodation in BC.
Day 10 Day of rest. Tent accommodation in BC.
Day 11 Preparations for climbing (assault attempt). Tent accommodation in BC.
Days 12-14 Climb to the Camp-1 (ABC, 4200 m, tent accommodation), Camp-2 (5300 m) and Camp-3 (6100 m).
Day 15 Ascent of the summit 7134 m . Along the narrow ridge to the "Knife" (steep ice spur with fixed ropes), then on the rocky ridge to the plateau (6900-7000 m) and to the summit. Descent to the Camp-3 reverse way.
Day 16 Descent to the Camp-1 (ABC). Tent accommodation in ABC.
Day 17 Descent to the base camp. 3500 m. Tent accommodation in BC.
Days 18,19 Spare days for the case of bad weather.
Day 20 Transfer to Osh (lunch stop in "Taldyk" intermediate yurt camp). Hotel accommodation ** BB. Optional excursion to holy Sulaimon Hill and cave museum.
Day 21 Flight to Bishkek. Overnight in hotel.
Day 22 Transfer Bishkek - Narin, yurt or guest house (GH) accommodation.
Day 23 Trahsfer Narin- Torugart pass. Crossing the Chinese border. Meeting with your Chinese guide. Transfer to Kashgar (3 hrs). Hotel accommodation (***DBL FB).
Day 24 Transfer Kashgar-Subashi (bus, 200 km, 4-5 hrs), then camel caravan to Muztag Ata BC. Drive along the Karakoram Highway for several hours through the narrow gorge of the Gez river to the shore of Karakuri Lake at 3,900 m, 196 km from Kashgar. Horses, yaks and camels graze on the rich pasturage. Here the camel caravan get start. Then drive 10 km to Subashi, wait for the caravan and trek over a level plane and then climb steadily through barren hills to Muztag Ata Base Camp (BC), approximately a 4-hour walk (Incl: BLD) .
Days 25-40 Climbing activity. Full board in BC.
Day 41 Camel caravan back to Subashi. Transfer Subashi-Kashgar. Hotel accommodation. Incl. BLD.
Day 42 City tour at Kashgar, last day of the expedition. Tour includes the tombs of Abakh Hoja Tomb, well-known Kashgar Bazaar (local market), the famous Id Kah Mosque and the most unique old town with typical Uygur-styled homes. Visit of the various shopping alleys full of noodle shops, bakeries, teashops, blacksmiths and carpenters (DBL BB)
Day 43 Transfer Kashgar- Torugart pass- Naryn. Yurt or GH accommodation (FB).
Day 44 Transfer Naryn-Bishkek. Hotel accommodation (GH DBL BB).
Day 45 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Bishkek.

Note: for fixed departure, no group size limit! For on-demand departure: minimum 4 people.

Itinerary Variant 2 (35 days):
Day 1 Arrival to Bishkek or Tashkent. Meeting at airport. Transfer to hotel ** (DBL BB or optional SGL).
Day 2 Flight Bishkek - Osh or transfer Tashkent - Osh, meeting at airport, hotel accommodation ** BB.
Day 3 Trahsfer Osh-Achik-Tash (the base camp on 3500 m aka "Onion Glade"), about 10 hrs drive on Pamirsky Trakt (Pamir Highway), high pass - 3615 m - en route. You make a stop for lunch in intermediate base "Taldyk" on Pamir Highway, we serve a variety of meals and drinks in a yurt (Kyrgyz national dwelling) which makes your trip less tiring! Tent accommodation (2 persons tents) at BC.
Day 4 Preparation day. Acclimatization ascent on Petrovskogo peak (4700 m) or Travellers Pass (4150 m) - recommended. Tent accommodation at BC.
Day 5 Climb to the Camp-1 (ABC, 4400 m) through Travellers' Pass (4150 m), about 5 hrs. Tent accommodation (2-persons tent) in ABC (4200 m).
Day 6 Climb to the Camp-2. 5300 m. Steep ice slope, crevasses, then traverse to so-called "Skovorodka" (flat area).
Day 7 Climb to the Camp-3. 6100 m, via the spur and Peak Razdelnaya (6200 m).
Day 8 Descent to the Camp-1 (ABC). Tent accommodation.
Day 9 Descent to the base camp 3500 m. Tent accommodation in BC.
Day 10 Day of rest. Tent accommodation in BC.
Day 11 Preparations for climbing (assault attempt). Tent accommodation in BC.
Days 12-14 Climb to the Camp-1 (ABC, 4200 m, tent accommodation), Camp-2 (5300 m) and Camp-3 (6100 m).
Day 15 Ascent of the summit 7134 m . Along the narrow ridge to the "Knife" (steep ice spur with fixed ropes), then on the rocky ridge to the plateau (6900-7000 m) and to the summit. Descent to the Camp-3 reverse way.
Day 16 Descent to the Camp-1 (ABC). Tent accommodation in ABC.
Day 17 Descent to the base camp. 3500 m. Tent accommodation in BC.
Day 18 Spare day for the case of bad weather.
Day 19 Transfer Onion Glade (Achik Tash) – Irkeshtam Pass (Kyrgyz-Chinese border) – Kashgar, hotel (**DBL BB).
Day 20 Transfer Kashgar-Subashi (bus, 200 km, 4-5 hrs), then camel caravan to Muztag Ata BC. Drive along the Karakoram Highway for several hours through the narrow gorge of the Gez river to the shore of Karakuri Lake at 3,900 m, 196 km from Kashgar. Horses, yaks and camels graze on the rich pasturage. Here the camel caravan get start. Then drive 10 km to Subashi, wait for the caravan and trek over a level plane and then climb steadily through barren hills to Muztag Ata Base Camp (BC), approximately a 4-hour walk (Incl: BLD) .
Days 21-30 Climbing activity. Full board in BC.
Day 31 Camel caravan back to Subashi. Transfer Subashi-Kashgar. Hotel accommodation. Incl. BLD.
Day 32 City tour at Kashgar, last day of the expedition. Tour includes the tombs of Abakh Hoja Tomb, well-known Kashgar Bazaar (local market), the famous Id Kah Mosque and the most unique old town with typical Uygur-styled homes. Visit of the various shopping alleys full of noodle shops, bakeries, teashops, blacksmiths and carpenters (DBL BB)
Day 33 Transfer Kashgar- Torugart pass- Naryn (or Kashgar- Irkeshtam pass- Osh). Yurt or hotel accommodation (BB).
Day 34 Transfer to Bishkek or Tashkent. Overnight in hotel (**DBL BB).
Day 35 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Bishkek or Tashkent.

Note: minimal group size for Var. 2 - 4 people

Costs (full package): for an offer!

Included: visa support for China, visa registration, meeting/seen off and transfers in Bishkek (Tashkent), all transfers and flights according the programme, camel caravan for carrying the gear to Muztag Ata BC and return (1 camel carries 80 kg for 2 persons) , meals on Subashi- BC trek and on return, *** DBL BB hotel accommodation in Bishkek (Tashkent), ** in Naryn and Kashgar (yurt accommodation in Naryn is possible!), all permits and local fees, services in Onion Glade BC: full board in BC and ABC: tent accommodation (2 persons tents) and 3 time a day hot meals, toilet, cloak room and sauna in BC and ABC, dining/rest yurt in BC and ABC, electricity in BC and ABC, medical aid in BC and ABC, guide-instructor and iterpreter in BC and ABC, rescue rangers team registration, services for Muztag Ata part: FB accommodation in BC (2-persons tents accommodation, dining tent and kitchen utensil, cook service, 3 time a day hot meals), all the local staff (incl. liaison officer) supply (meals, wages, insurance, gear), city tour (transfers, tickets, guide) in Kashgar (may be changed for your wish with 1-day yurt stay in Subashi), guide-interpreter for the entire trip.
Not included
: Travel to and from Bishkek (Tashkent), visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items, insurance, food away from BC, climbing guide and porters.

Cost (full guided climbing): please for an offer.
Included: the same as full package + the service of experienced climbing guide.

Cost (all inclusive climbing): please for an offer.
Included: the same as full package + the service of experienced climbing guide and expedition leader, porterage, climbing food and fuel.

Options (all packages). The start/end point can be changed with Tashkent. Visa support for Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Hotel accommodation in Bishkek, Tashkent (from * to *****), SGL accommodation, extra transfers in Bishkek and Tashkent, additional excursions (Sulaimoni Hill in Osh is recommended), climbing guide and porter service, radio communications (walkie-talkie), gasoline and butane gas ) for stoves, special climbing food supply, gear rental, additional days in BCs.

Tailor-made trip. We can offer you any personalized variant of the tour with any set of services for your choice! Just us!

Lenin peak

Osh. Sulaimon hill. Cave museum.
Osh. Holy Sulaimon Hill and cave museum- worth to visit!
Pamir highway. Intermediate base.
Intermediate base on Pamir Highway.
Pamir highway. Lunch in yurt at intermediate base.
Lunch in yurt at intermediate base.
Lenin peak BC.
Lenin peak BC at "Onion Glade".
Lenin peak ABC. Yaks.
Yaks in ABC.
Pamir. Lenin peak climbing. ABC.
Tents in ABC. Lenin peak at the background.
Pamir. Lenin peak climbing. Ascent from ABC to Camp-5300.
Ascent ABC- Camp 5300 m.
Lenin peak. Camp-2.
In the Camp-2 (5300 m).
Lenin peak. Razdelnaya peak.
"Caravan" to the Razdelnaya Peak.
Lenin peak. Camp at Razdelnaya peak.
Camp-3. Razdelnaya peak, 6100 m.
Lenin peak summit.
Done! The summit is reached!
Lenin peak wall. Panoramic view.
Panoramic view on Lenin Peak wall.

Muztag Ata peak

Pamir. Muztag Ata peak.
Muztag-Ata (7546 m, right).
Pamir. Muztag Ata. Caravan in BC.
Caravan reached the BC site.
Pamir. Muztag Ata BC.
BC, 4600 m.
Pamir. Muztag Ata from North-West.
Muztag-Ata seen closer from N-W.
Pamir. Muztag Ata ABC.
Establishing of Camp-5400.
Pamir. Muztag Ata. Path to camp-1.
Valley seen from the icefall on the route to Camp-1.
Pamir. Muztag ata. Icefall.
In the icefall.
Pamir. Muztag Ata. Camp-1.
Camp-1 (5900 m).
Pamir. Muztag Ata. Camp-2.
Camp-2 (6500 m).
Pamir. Muztag Ata. Sunset in Camp-2.
Sunset in Camp-2.
Pamir. Muztag Ata summit.
The summit of Muztag Ata.
Pamir. Muztag Ata. On the summit.
The team on the summit of Muztag Ata.
Pamir. Muztag Ata. View to Tibet from the summit.
View from the summit to the Tibetan side.
 
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