Trekking in Pamir, Kyrgyzstan, 20 Days

Best season: July - August

Duration: 20 days

Activity: Trekking, Hiking.

The nature of Kyrgyzstan is amazing. Its mountain landscapes are various in different corners of the Republic. 

First part of our program goes along the gorges of Turkestan mountain range and takes you to the heart of Pamir-Alai mountain system, right to peak Ak-Suu. Turkestan mountain range region is quite interesting and unusual.  We will see great panoramic views on “big walls” of 4000 and 5000 m. peaks such as peak Piramidalnyi (5509m), which is the highest point of Turkestan range, peak Ak-Suu (5355m), Iskander (5120 m), Asan Usen (4378 m). This region reminds South American Patagonia – wild, winds blowing through, grazing yaks, glaciers surrounded with 5000+ meters peaks and no civilization.

Second part of program brings us to the other part of Pamir the foot of Lenin peak – one of three 7000+ meters peak in Kyrgyzstan and highest point of Zaalayskiy range. In 1928 three German mountaineers made first ascent to Kaufman peak (it was the first name of Lenin peak given by Russian explorer A. P. Fedchenko. The same year Kaufmann Peak was given a new name – Lenin Peak. In the times of Soviet Union, the most part of the climbers gained their first experience trying to conquer Lenin Peak. At the present time, the alpinists, from all over the world, try to climb the Peak of Lenin.

Finally, we will make ascent to Yukhina peak (5127m). Alpinists who climb Lenin peak usually make acclimatization ascents to this mount. It is not technical and gives fantastic view on the north wall of Lenin peak.

Itinerary

Day 1. “Osh” International airport – Osh. Drive: 40 km. / 1 hour. Arrival in international airport “Osh”, meet in airport and transfer to the hotel, rest. Lunch and afternoon city tour. 

Dinner and overnight in Sun Rise hotel.

Day 2. Osh – Batken – Uzgurush village. Drive: 360 km. / 7-8 hrs. / +500m. Transfer to Batken town and then to trek start point in Uzgurush village. Trekking preparation. Dinner and overnight in guest house.

Day 3. Uzgurush village – Ak-Tash tent camp. Trek: 15 km. / 7-8 hrs. / +1400m. Trek goes on trail along Buldzhuma river up to the pass with the same name – Buldzhuma (2894m). Then descending to the valley of Ak-Tash river to the tent Camp Ak-Tash. Overnight in tents in Ak-Tash Camp.

Day 4. Ak-Tash tent Camp – Dzhalgychy tent Camp. Trek: 11 km. / 4-6 hrs. / +970 m. / - 670 m. We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m). Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy gorge to confluence with  nameless  gorge (next from the south-west). Overnight in tents in Dzhalgychy Camp.

Day 5. Dzhalgychy tent Camp - Orto Chashma tent Camp. Trek 7 km, 3-4 hours, +500 m./ -700 m. Today we begin trekking up along grass slope of range between Dzhalgychy and Kashka-Suu gorges. Descent to Kashka-Suu gorge and along  river trekking till confluence with Orto Chashma gorge. Overnight in tents in Orto Chashma Tent Camp. 

Day 6. Orto Chashma tent Camp – Kara-Suu tent Camp. Trek: 16 km. / 7-8 hrs. / +960 m./ -960 m. From camping place on a good trail trekking till the start of ascent to Kosh Moinok pass (3260 m). From the tor of the pass we have a wonderful view of an rocky peaks of Turkestan mountain range. We face a row of “fortresses” of North-Western faces of the peaks Kotin (4521 m), 1000-anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (4507 m). Overnight in tents in Kara-Suu Tent Camp.

Day 7. Radial hike to the foot of peaks Asan Usan and Piramidalnyi. Trek: 12 km. / 5-6 hrs. / + 300 m. / -300 m. Radial hike to Kara Suu gorge to the foot of peak Piramidalnyi (5509 m), 1000-anniversary of Kreshenie Rusi (Kyrkchilta) (4507 m.), Asan Usen (4378 m). Overnight in tents in Kara Suu Camp.

Day 8. Kara Suu tent camp – Orto Chashma tent camp. Trek: 16 km. / 7-8 hrs. / +960 m. / -960 m.  Over Kara Suu (3760 m) and Kosh Moinok (3260 m) passes we get back to Orto Chashma tent Camp again. This pass is very interesting: it is devided by a small flat spot in two parts. Overnight in Orto Chashma tent Camp. 

Day 9. Orto Chashma tent camp  - Ak-Tubek tent camp. Trek: 7 km. / 3 - 4 hrs. / +590 m. Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till confluence with Ak-Tubek gorge. Then we crossing by bridges two rivers and continue trekking along Ak-Tubek river, traverse up to foot of Ak Tubek pass. Camping near white rock. Overnight in Ak- Tubek tent Camp. 

Day 10. Ak- Tubek tent camp  - Ak-Suu tent camp. Trek: 11 km. / 5 - 6 hrs. / +1000 m. / -1400 m.  The hard ascent to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m.) is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. Our Camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp.

Day 11. Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak. Trek: 14km. / 5-6 hrs. / +600 m. / -600 m.  The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp. 

Day 12. Ak-Suu tent Camp – Uzgurush village. Trek: 16 km. / 5-6 hrs. / -1350 m. Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander on the way. Then we trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village. Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village.

Day 13. Uzgurush village – Batken town – Osh. Drive: 360 km. / 7-8 hours / -400 m. Morning drive to Batken. A walk in Batken town center, visiting “Manas Ordo” complex. Afternoon transfer to Osh. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Osh.

Day 14. Osh town - Lenin peak base camp. Drive 280 km / 6 hours, +2800 m.  Morning  transfer to the Base Camp “Achik Tash”, situated at the foot of Lenin peak (7134m). The “Achik-Tash” BC is placed at 3600m a.s.l by the mountain stream at a picturesque glade providing excellent views of the Lenin Peak massif, its northern slopes. A lot of moraine lakes are scattered around. Accommodation in the tents “Achik-Tash” BC.

Day 15. Ascent to the ridge of Petrovskiy peak. Ascent 3-5 hours way back. / +600m. / -600m.  Aclimatization ascent to the ridge of Pertovskiy peak. Wonderful panoramic views to base camp and Alay valley.Accommodation in the tents “Achik-Tash” BC.

Day 16. Lenin peak base camp - Camp 1. Trek: 12 km. / 5-6 hrs. / +800 m. Ascend to “Camp 1” over Puteshestvennikov pass (4200m). From the pass you’ll see excellent views of Lenin peak and Lenin glacier. Then we descend to the left moraine of the Lenin glacier. Then across the left moraine of glacier to the Lenin glacier and hike to “Camp 1”(4400m). Accommodation in tents of “Camp 1”

Day 17. Ascent to Yukhina peak. 5127m. Ascent 2,5-4 hours way back / +527m. / -527m. Easy ascent to 5000 meter peak. At the top there are fantastic view to the Lenin peak and peak of "19-th". Accommodation in tents of “Camp 1”.

Day 18. Camp 1 - Base camp. Trek: 12 km. / 3-4 hrs. / - 800 m. Descend to the Base Camp. Accommodation in the tents “Achik-Tash” BC.

Day 19. Base camp - Osh town. Drive: 300 km. / 5-6 hrs. / - 2600 m. Transfer to Osh city over Taldyk pass. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Osh.

Day 20. International flight from Osh. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

 

The price 

  • Group of 3 people – USD 2990 per person per program
  • Group of 4 people – USD 2690 per person per program
  • Group of 5 people – USD 2470 per person per program
  • Group of 6 people – USD 2320 per person per program

 

The price includes: 

  • accommodation in a hotel in Osh – 3 nights; 
  • accommodation in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village – 2 night; 
  • accommodation in tent camps with full board (3 meals a day) hot breakfast and dinner, snack boxes for lunch), starting from “Ak-Tash” tent camp and to tent camp “Ak-Suu” – 9 nights- full board during the whole tour;
  • accommodation in tent camps with full board in Base camp and Camp1 on Lenin peak – 5 nights.
  • mountain guide during the whole tour; 
  • service of pack animals and a driver for transporting your luggage starting from “Ak-Tash” tent camp and to tent camp “Ak-Suu” 
  • all transfers as per program;
  • border permits 

 

The price does not include: 

  • visa support and consular fee (if required); 
  • all additions and variations from the basic program; 
  • food and drinks besides the main menu; 
  • other personal expenses (overweight charges, room service, medical expenses/insurance, foto/video charges, etc).
  • transporting of your luggage from Base Camp to Camp1 on Lenin peak. (Horses for carrying your luggage from BC to C1 on Lenin Peak cost USD 3 per 1 kilogramm)

 

Extensions or shortens of a programm is possible by request.

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Minivan
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.