Mountaineering

Climbing Peak Lenin (7134m)

Will you dare to try the Peak Lenin summit ? Every year, this mountain, located in the south of Kyrgyzstan and considered as the most accessible 7000m peak in the world, attracts many alpinists. Although the climb is not very technical, it requires a strong mountaineering experience. Climbing Peak Lenin takes several days, with hikes of 7 to 9 hours each day, and over 1,000m altitude to climb each day. The first days of the program are dedicated to progressive acclimatization, with ascents to ca...

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Manas airport
40m-30km

Day 1Welcome to the Kyrgyz Capital

Manas airport - Bishkek

  • You’ll be welcomed at the Manas Airport by your driver and a Kyrgyz What team member. You’ll be given all the necessary documents for your excursion. Then, we’ll bring you to your hotel where you can rest.

    Free day

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Hotel 3 star
Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
40m-600km
8h-290km
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

Day 2Flight to Osh and transfer to the base camp Ashik-Tash

Bishkek - Osh

  • Early in the morning, you’ll take a domestic flight to Osh.

Osh - Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

  • From Osh, you’ll then be transfered to the base camp of Ashik-Tash, located at 3,600 m altitude (11,811 ft). This is the starting point to climb Peak Lenin.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Hotel 3 star
Lunch: Local restaurant
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

Day 3Hike to a waterfall

  • This is your first day at the base camp and the beginning of our adventure. We start acclimatizing with a short hike to a waterfall. We come to our camp for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll check our equipment with the assisting team.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)
6h
Petrovsky Peak
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

Day 4Acclimatization hike

Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m) - Petrovsky Peak

  • To get used to the altitude, we go on a new hike, this one to the crest of the Petrovsky summit, at 4,000 m altitude. After around 3 hours, you’ll have a wonderful panoramic view on the Alay valley and the Ashik-Tash camp.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)
6h-12km
Camp N°1 Lenine

Day 5Hike to Camp 1

Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m) - Camp N°1 Lenine

  • After breakfast, we will leave for Camp 1. It will take around 6 hours to climb up. We walk progressively in the alpine pastures and cross the Puteshestvennikov pass. It’s possible to rent horses to carry your bags (optional).

    Elevation: +1000m

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°1 Lenine
5h
Domashni and Yuhin Peaks ( 5100 m)
Camp N°1 Lenine

Day 6Climbing Peaks Domashni and Yuhin, 5100 m

Camp N°1 Lenine - Domashni and Yuhin Peaks ( 5100 m)

  • Today we will climb the Domashniy and Yuhin Summits (5100m) to train.

    Elevation: +700m

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°1 Lenine

Day 7Preparing for the ascension

  • In the morning, you’ll attend a technical training to prepare for our ascension of Peak Lenin. With your teammates and mountain guides, you’ll go ice climbing and review security rules.

    Free time after lunch.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°1 Lenine
8h-5km
Camp N°2 Lenine

Day 8Towards Camp 2

Camp N°1 Lenine - Camp N°2 Lenine

  • A new day to prepare for our adventure. We leave early in the morning with our crampons. The guide will show the way, and we walk cautiously roped, cross several ice crevasses. The hike is difficult and surprising, but magical.
    After 7-9 hours of walking, we reach camp 2. You will cook dinner.

    Elevation: +1000m

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°2 Lenine
5h-3km
Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)

Day 9Climbing towards Camp 3

Camp N°2 Lenine - Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)

  • We will leave a little later this morning. At 9 a.m., we continue our climb to Peak Lenin. The slope is abrupt and steep until the crest. We gain in altitude and summit the Razdelnaya Peak.

    After 6 hours of hiking, we can rest in our camp. You’ll cook dinner. Elevation: +850m

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)
8h-20km
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

Day 10 - 12Back to base camp to rest

Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m) - Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

  • After these three days of acclimatization, we go back down to base camp. We’ll leave early in the morning and go down the snowy slopes. Around lunchtime, we’ll arrive at camp 1. We’ll arrive at base camp for dinner.

    Elevation: -2850m

Day 11

  • We enjoy this day to rest and relax our muscles. You can go for a short walk in the surroundings or take a swim in the lake.

Day 12

  • We prepare for the ascension.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)
6h-12km
Camp N°1 Lenine
8h-5km
Camp N°2 Lenine
5h-3km
Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)

Day 13 - 15Back to the camps

Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m) - Camp N°1 Lenine

  • Now that we are acclimatized, this new hiking day will be easier, and require fewer efforts. We will reach camp 1 faster than the first time.

Camp N°1 Lenine - Camp N°2 Lenine

  • We leave at 4 a.m. towards camp 2. We take the same trail as the first time, but now there are no surprises. We walk together, roped, and cross the crevasses.

    You’ll cook dinner.

Camp N°2 Lenine - Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)

  • Last efforts before "D Day". You will be well acclimatized and the climb will be easier. After 4 or 6 hours of climbing, you will reach camp 3.

    You’ll prepare dinner.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)
3h 20m-6km
Peak Lenine
6h-6km
Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)

Day 16Summiting Peak Lenin

Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m) - Peak Lenine

  • Finally, the day has come! To reach the summit, we’ll have to get up before sunrise. In roped teams, we’ll walk on the crest before climbing a steep ice slope. The hike is difficult but the motivation of reaching the peak should keep you going. The terrain is snowy and rocky. At the summit, you’ll be awed by an amazing panorama and overwhelmed by your emotions. Victory!

    Elevation: +1050

    Beware! You should reach the summit before 2 p.m., at which time you’ll have to turn back for the base camp.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m)
4h-8km
Camp N°1 Lenine

Day 17Descent to Camp 1

Camp N°3 Lenine (6100m) - Camp N°1 Lenine

  • Early in the morning, we will head back towards camp 1, where we will have lunch.

    Elevation: -2250m

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Camp N°1 Lenine
4h-12km
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

Day 18 - 19Descent to Base Camp

Camp N°1 Lenine - Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)

  • We go back to Ashik-Tash, and finish this mountaineering adventure! We’ll be greeted with a warm welcome at the base camp and certificates attesting our climb.

    It’s possible to hire horses to carry your bags (optional).

Day 19

  • Since we cannot predict weather forecasts in this region and altitude, we use this day as an extra day to accommodate our trip to the climate.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Dinner: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Tent camping
Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m)
9h-290km

Day 20Back to Osh

Achik-Tash Base Camp (3600 m) - Osh

  • Transfer back to Osh in the morning. You’ll be taken to a hotel where you can rest in well-deserved comfort.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Prepared by your team
Lunch: Prepared by your team
Accommodation: Sunrise 2 Osh
40m-600km

Day 21Back to Bishkek

Osh - Bishkek

  • Flight back to the capital. You’ll be transferred to your hotel.

  • Walk on the Ala Too Square in the center of Bishkek. Meeting place for Bishkek’s youth, it comes alive every evening with families and friends who come here to relax. It’s also an important historical place, since it hosted several revolutions.

  • We then visit the Osh bazar, one of the biggest in Kyrgyzstan. Let yourself be surprised by the stands of dry fruits, spices and textiles that take on the Central Asian colors. You can also buy traditional souvenirs here.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Sunrise 2 Osh
Dinner: Restaurant
Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
40m-30km
Manas airport
Departure

Day 22Have a nice trip!

Bishkek - Manas airport

  • Bishkek – Manas Airport

    Breakfast in the hotel. We take you back to the international airport in Bishkek, at the time of your flight.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Hotel 3 star
duration 22 days. International flight not included.

from 1990€ (per person)

Difficulty:5/5
Comfort:2/5
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