Peak Lenin (7134m) with Simon Yates

Peak Lenin (7134m) with Simon Yates information and booking

from
$5490
  • Duration
    23 days
    Days
  • Group size
    8-12
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Advanced Mountaineering Expedition
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 23 day trip
  • 17 day trek/mountaineering
  • 18 nights camping
  • 4 nights hotels
Equipment Required
Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).

Highlights

  • The opportunity to summit peak Lenin on a fully supported expedition
  • Visit the Silk Route town of Tashkent
  • Pamirs Mountain Range
  • Journey through the Fergana Valley to Osh
  • Cross the Taldyk Pass
  • Fully supported including services above base camp

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Situated on the Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan border, Peak Lenin stands at an altitude of 7134m and is the second highest mountain in the Pamir mountain range. Although a popular and straight forward ascent suitable for those who wish to climb for the first time over 7000 metres, this expedition is not to be underestimated due to the extreme altitude involved. Our expedition is from the Kyrgyzstan side of the peak, beginning from the village of Osh. We will acclimatise on the mountain, establishing and stocking our high camps for the first half of our expedition. Once all camps are in place, we will rest before making our summit push under expert guidance. To join this expedition you will need a high level of fitness, basic mountaineering skills and prior experience at high altitude.

What's included

  • 21 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 17 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • All internal transport by minibus and 4wd jeep
  • 4 star accommodation in tashkent on a twin share basis
  • All climbing and boundary zone permits
  • Complete expedition service including guides, cooks, porters, two person tents, group camping equipment & mess tent
  • World expeditions high altitude guide
  • Services above base camp
  • Expedition medical kit
  • Portable high altitude chamber

Itinerary

Day 1 Join Tashkent
On arrival you will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the group hotel.
Day 2 Transfer to Osh (420km, approx. 7-8hrs)
Osh is the nearest city from which expeditions to Lenin Peak begin. Osh (called 'The Southern Capital") is the biggest city in southern Kyrgyzstan. It is a city with a host of side-streets, cozy open-air cafes and restaurants, bazaars and the main point of interest - "Sulayman-Mountain". This "mountain" rises in the middle of the town against a background of boisterous life, reminding us of the immediate proximity to its majestic brothers - the Pamir-Alay Mountains, which is the most unknown mountain wilderness in the world. Overnight hotel.
Day 3 Transfer to Lenin Peak Base Camp (3600m) (300 km, 7-8hrs).
From Osh to our base camp we drive along the Pamir Tract. We will cross the Taldyk Pass (3615m) before taking lunch in a yurt camp near Sary Tash village en-route. In the afternoon we will enter the Alay Valley to our base camp.Base Camp (3800m) is set on a picturesque alpine glade "Lukovaya Polyana". It is very comfortably appointed with large two person tents with wooden flooring and kurpachas (Kirghiz national mattress).
Day 4 Preparation day
This day has been set aside for rest and acclimatisation. Your guide will brief you on the days ahead and assist you with your gear.
Day 5 Climb to camp 1 (4400m). Approx. 8-9 hrs
This morning an early start is required for the best conditions. To gain the Lenin Glacier we must ascend Puteshestvennikoy Pass (4200m). The path is well marked and can be snow covered. Descending along the slope of the pass we cross a river and walk along the moraine to Camp 1 before making our return journey to base camp.
Day 6 Move to camp 1 (4400m). Approx. 4-6 hrs.
Today we retrace our trek and carry more loads to camp 1 where we will stay overnight.
Day 7 Acclimatisation day.
Our Russian crew will depart with loads for camp 2 allowing us time to acclimatise further. We will walk to a nearby glacier and practice various rope techniques which will be required higher up on the mountain.
Day 8 Climb to camp 2 (5300m). Approx 8-9 hrs.
Today we make a very early start in order to reach camp 2. Leaving camp 1 we head towards the North Wall and the beginning of the snow slope. After crossing the Lenin Glacier the angle of the slope is 35 to 40 degrees and we will use fixed ropes to assist us. Continuing up for approx. 80 metres we then traverse the slope onto a snow plateau known as “Skovoroda”. There is a final slope before reaching camp.
Day 9 Acclimatisation
We undertake acclimatisation walks today while our Russian crew carry more supplies up to camp 3.
Day 10 Return to Base Camp (3600m). Aprrox 9-10hrs.
Today will be a very long day as we depart camp 2 for base camp, stopping for lunch at camp 1.
Day 11 to 12 Rest days
Two days of rest in our comfortable base camp. These days are important for the acclimatisation process and to ensure we are well rested for the summit bid ahead. It is also good opportunity to relax and make use of the camp sauna!
Day 13 to 15 Climb to camp 3 (6100m)
We leave the comfort of our base camp to make our way to camp 3 from where we will make our summit bid.The climb between camp 2 and camp 3 can be exposed and windy.We ascend the 25 to 30 degrees slope always keeping to the left of the rock to gain the ridge. We climb to the left towards Razdelnaya Peak (6200m), traverse the summit and descend to Camp 3.
Day 16 to 20 Summit attempt
Summit day The route to the summit is not considered a technical climb, and although it is relatively straightforward, it is not to be underestimated due to the high altitude and adverse weather conditions. The trek to the top is a long one on a relatively easy angled ridge. Summit day will be around a 12-14 hour day.Our itinerary during this time is flexible. We ask that all participants follow the advice of the expedition leader and crew at all times and participate actively in load carrying, setting up of camps and preparing of meals when required.
Day 21 Transfer from BC to Yurt camp and Osh
After a demanding yet exhilarating climb we pack up our camp and transfer back to Osh and a well earned shower.
Day 22 Transfer Osh to Tashkent (approx. 7 hrs)
We need to make a relatively early start this morning for the picturesque drive back to Tashkent.
Day 23 Trip concludes in Tashkent
After breakfast trip concludes with a transfer to the airport for onward arrangements.