Pik Lenin 7134 m
Pik Lenin (also named: Kuh-I-Garmo, Abuali Ibn Sino, Pik Sary Tash)is a great peak rich in history of soviet mountaineering. At 7134 m altitude is the second highest pean of Kyrghystan and of the whole Pamir range.
The north face is a huge steep slope of snow and ice. When in perfect conditions, after having well evaluated any risk of avalanche, it may offer a dream descent for the excellent skiers or snowboarders.
The approach is quite direct as well as the ascent to the summit. Although not having special technical difficulties, it demands nevertheless a solid experience and skill in glacier climbing at high altitude.
For skiing july is the best period; on foot also august si recommended.
The standard program includes all services upto camp 1 (advanced base camp); from he upwards the team shll be self reliant in the progression, food, camping gear equipment and technical equipment.
On request we offer all high camps services and the assistance of a mountain guide up to summmit and return.
*** OTHER MOUNTAINS IN THE REGION ***
Pik Korumdu 6613 m (Gora Kurumdy) and Pik Zarya Vostoka 6349 m, in the Too-Morun Pas area, near the border with China.
*** OTHE DESTINATIONS IN KYRGHYZSTAN ***
> ski-mountaineering or trekking in the Kakshaak-Too, Teskey Ala-Too, Ak-Shirak, Ala-Archa, Suusamyr ranges.
> In western Kyrghyzstan: the Asian Patagonia peaks in the Pamir-Alay range (Pik Piramidalny 5509 m, Pik 4810, Mount Aksu 5355 m, Mount Block 5230 m), all of great interest for big wall climbing. Access from Osh or Tashkent.
*** SNOW LEOPARD PROJECT ***
Includes the ascent of all 7000 m summits in Pamir and Tien-Shan: Pik Lenin, Pik Pobeda, Khan Tengri, Pik Ismoil Somoni, Pik Korjenevsky.
Arrival at Bishkek. Transfer to Osh with domestic flight (45 min). Transfer by minibus to the ’hotel.
Check of gear and equipment. Transfer by monibus (about 280 km) to the Achik-Tash base camp at 3600 m altitude, situated on a green plateau with clear water sources.
Acclimatization trek to the nearby Pik Petrovskogo 4830 m and return to the base camp.
Day 4 – 18
Ascent to summit of Pik Lenin and return to base camp. The camp 1 at 4200 m represents an advanced base camp, whith all basic services. Here most days are spent for preparation, acclimatization, and rest. Two higher camps are normally installed.
The summit is reached either by the western or the north-eastern ridge, depending upon the conditions. The north face might be considered for a direct ski descent to camp 1, if the conditions are favorable.
Transfer back from base camp to Osh by minibus. Overnight in hotel.
Domestic flight to Bishkek. Overnight in hotel.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight.
Trip dates, Duration, Departure
The period of time given in the trip description sheet is indicatively the most recommended for optimun conditions for the planned activities. Different periods are possible, especially during season with special climate situations. Duration is referred to the “standard” programme as per description sheet, however it could change according to the local conditions and/or the team’s requirements. If the trip is included in the Scheduled Trips list (yearly planner), the departure date is the one given in the planner; otherwise it will be decided according to the requests we have received. In any case we suggest to contact us for more precise information. In customized trips, departure date and duration are established according to customer’s request
By means of the scores given in the trip decsription sheet we wish to provide an indicative assessment of the challenges to be expected, divided in the following three categories:
Grade 1: adult performing a minimum sport activity (4-8 hours/week), or teenager in medium fitness conditions
Grade 2: adult performing sport activity (8-16 hours/week) or teenager in good fitness conditions
Grade 3: adult performing regular sport activity (16-20 hours/week) or teenager in very good fitness conditions
Grade 4: adult only, regularly performing sport activity and intense training (more than 20 hours/week)
Grade1: no prior experience in the activity is required, just a natural predisposition
Grade 2: prior experience in the activity as beginner to medium level
Grade 3: prior experience in the activity at medium to high level, with regular practice since min. 3-5 years
Grade 4: excellent technical skills with long experience in the activity (more than 5 years)
Grade 1: no prior experience in adventure travel id required, just a positive attitude to adapt
Grade 2: prior, yet limited, experience in adventure travel, with a strong attitude to adapt and determination
Grade 3: prior experience in adventure travel including remote area and wilderness, or extreme wheather, or uncertainty in route finding
Grade 4: prior experience in adventure travel including remote area and wilderness, or extreme wheather, or uncertainty in route finding, strong determination to overcome unforeseen events
The type of accomodation as planned is indicated in the trip sheet (hotel, lodge, tents, etc..).
The means of local transfers are indicated as planned (flight, bus, 4WD vehicle, ferry, etc.). Some changes are possible in relation to the actual availability on site and/or the terrain and wheather conditions.
Service included and Prices
We do not have a price list. Quotes are sent on request only. Details of services included, excluded, or optionally available, will be specified in the quote and confirmed at the time of booking. Prices depend on number of participants and on the specific requirements of the group. They will be definitely set at the time of booking after definiton of all trip details and confirmation of dates. Special prices can be granted according to number of participants, and/or for pre-established groups, clubs and associations, guides with own clients, active athletes, tour operators and travel agents, journalists, physicians, rescue operators, schools, staff of organization running an humanitarian or research project.