To the Foot of Lenin Peak
To the Foot of Lenin Peak
Type of tour: trekking
Season: June - September
Duration: 13 days
The itinerary: Bishkek - Osh - Kosh-Moynok Pass - Kojo-Kelen - Sary-Bel Pass - Djiptyk Pass - Alay valley - "Edelweiss Glade" Base Camp of Lenin Peak - Puteshestvennikov Pass - Panoramniy Pass - BC Achiktash - Osh
Interesting and fascinating tour runs on vivid mountain region Kichik Alay (Small Alay). You can see a real life of simple mountain Kyrgyzes living here, famous mountain "sculptures" of Kojo-Kelen, cross the Alay range, from Jiptyk pass, a great panorama opened on Zaalay range with dominate peak of the region Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir is begun here. From Base Camp of climbers you can walk to Lenin Glacier, and also become acquaint with shepherds’ life, which pasture their herds on summer pastures. During the program Bishkek with its wonderful historical monuments and ancient Osh will be waited for you.
BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
|Day 1||Arrival in the airport Manas, transfer to Bishkek. Hotel. Excursion.|
|Day 2||Flight to Osh. After lunch drive to Kapaly settlement. Camp.|
|Day 3||Crossing through Kosh-Moynok Pass. Descend to the valley of Kosh-Moynok river.|
|Day 4||Walking up-stream Kosh-Moynok river up to glacier.|
|Day 5||The valley of Sary-Bel river – Kojo-Kelen settlement. Crossing through Sary-Bel Pass.|
|Day 6||Walking on environing gorges.|
|Day 7||Kojo-Kelen – walking under Djiptyk pass. Overnight stay on a small glade near brook.|
|Day 8||Crossing through Djiptyk pass to Alay valley.|
|Day 9||Transfer by car to "Edelweiss Glade" - Base Camp of Lenin Peak. Overnight stay in BC Achiktash.|
|Day 10||Walking to Puteshestvennikov pass. Descent to the waterfall, night in BC Achiktash.|
|Day 11||Walking to Panoramniy pass and under Petrovskiy peak. Night in BC Achiktash.|
|Day 12||Transfer to Osh. The way runs along Alay valley, through Taldyk pass. Hotel.|
|Day 13||Transfer to the airport. Departure.|
Arrival in the airport Manas (Bishkek), transfer to Bishkek.
Accommodation in hotel. Excursion in Bishkek.
Transfer to the airport Manas. Flight to Osh.
Walking along 3000 years old city, which is the most ancient one in Central Asia.
After lunch drive to Kapaly settlement (120 km, ~ 3 hrs).
Camp on the 2400 m.a.s.l. height.
|Day 3||Trekking beginning - crossing through Kosh-Moynok pass (3250 m). Panorama of Kichik-Alay range with 4 – 5 thousandth peaks is opened from the pass. Descend to the valley of Kosh-Moynok river (10 km, 5 hrs, +850m, -450m). Camp on the glade near fairy archa forest (2800 m.a.s.l.).|
Walking up-stream Kosh-Moynok river up to glacier.
Acquaintance with way of life of shepherds, pasturing their cattle on summer pastures.
The valley of Sary-Bel river – Kojo-Kelen settlement (12 km, 5 hrs, +400m, -970m).
Crossing through Sary-Bel pass (3200m.a.s.l.). Overnight stay on the glade near exotic red rocks in the relic birch grove (really paradise place), 2230 m.a.s.l.
|Day 6||Walking on environing gorges ("Blue grotto", canyons, waterfalls, magnificent panoramas, red rocks, exotic settlement).|
Kojo-Kelen – walking under Djiptyk pass (18 km, 8 hrs, + 1280 m).
Walking up on the valley of Ak-Bura river to Djiptyk pass, Alpine meadows, high-mountain pastures.
Overnight stay on a small glade near brook (3510 m.a.s.l.).
Crossing through Djiptyk pass (4185 m) to Alay valley (18 km, 8 hrs, +675m,- 1015m). In the morning you will be waked by "grunting" semi wild yaks. On absolutely wild places you will go up on Djiptyk, where taking one’s breath away panorama of Alay range glittering by snow-ice slopes with legendary Lenin Peak.
Overnight stay on a glade near Sary-Mogol settlement (3000 m.a.s.l.).
Walking to international climber camp (50 km, 2 hrs).
Transfer by car to "Edelweiss Glade" - Base Camp of Lenin Peak. Walking in the camp environing (lakes, alpine meadows, shepherds’ yurts, memorial to lost climbers).
Overnight stay in BC Achiktash (3600 m.a.s.l.).
Walking to Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 m), where the view on Lenin Peak (7134 m)and Lenin Glacier is opened. If the group has well fitness, they can come back to BC through review ridge over Lukovaya glade.
Descent to the waterfall, night in BC Achiktash (3600 m.a.s.l.).
Walking to Panoramniy pass (3730 m) and under Petrovskiy peak (4803m). Photo shooting opposite Achik-Tash hole with chukurs, with views of colored lakes and alpinists camps. To north on another side of Alay valley, you can see Kichik Alay ridges.
Night in BC Achiktash (3600 m.a.s.l.)
Transfer to Osh (270 km, 7 hrs).
The way runs along Alay valley, through Taldyk pass (3615 m) and tha valley of Gulcha river. Accommodation in hotel in Osh. Evening walking along the city.
|Day 13||Transfer to the airport. Departure.|
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|Cost includes:||Cost does not include:|
• accommodation in twin rooms with breakfasts in the hotels 2* (in Bishkek and Osh);|
• transport – tourist class during the whole tour;
• flight Bishkek – Osh;
• meals – full board during transfers, trekking part and in Achiktash: days 2-12 (day 2 – only dinner, day 12 – only breakfast and lunch);
• translator during the whole tour;
• on the trekking part of the tour: mountain guide, cook, tents, kitchen equipment, dishes, horses for loads carrying;
• early check-in and late check-out;|
• lunches and dinners in the cities – from 10 $/pax/time.
Terms of the program:
The itinerary doesn’t have the sporting category of difficulty, it is available for all tourists, having good physical condition. The weather is usually stable, warm, sunny during trekking, but it’s possible some precipitation and wind. Day temperature, depending on altitude is from 10oC up to 30oC. Daily walking is 10-18 km, maximum of altitude ~1000 m, maximum height is 4185 m.a.s.l. Tourists’ things (not more 12 kg per person)are being carrying by pack animals (no more than 12 kg/person) during the trekking. Mountain guide and cook escort the group. Age limits – 18. Children (from 15) can participate in trekking accompanied by parents.
Mountain guide is a leadership of a group and a company plenipotentiary on the itinerary. The guide has a right to change a “string” of the itinerary in connection with weather or other conditions, threatening tourists’ safety.
Group’s assembly: tourists should come to the point of tour beginning on the day of program beginning (at the worst – till 8:00 on the second day). Tourist should make an additional payment in case of early check-in /late check-out (before the date of tour beginning/finishing). "Asia Adventures" will help you to book hotel for this time, meet in airport and offer an additional program. In any case you will be taken by our care and support.
”Asia Adventures” provides the following equipment for trekking: 2-3-seater tents, equipment for food intake and preparing, first-aid set. Every participant should have: rucksack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm clothes, comfortable footwear for trekking, running shoes, water- and windproof overcoats, flashlight, protection cream, sun glasses, head-dress (panama, cap, little cap).
Documents: it’s necessary to have a foreign passport with the date of expiry no less than 3 months on the date of tour finishing and medical insurance.