The Kyrgyz Pamir, or the Pamir Mountains, are a massive mountain range stretching through China, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. It’s home to some of the highest mountains in the world with a few of the peaks found there reaching around 7,000 meters. This makes it the perfect playground for some high altitude mountaineering.
Razdelnaya and Khan Tengri Climbing Expedition
Khan Tengri and Lenin Peak Climbing Expedition
10-day Expedition to the top of Razdelnaya (6100m), Pamir Mountains
Lenin peak (7134 m) 21-day guided expedition
16-day climbing expedition to Razdelnaya (6148 m)
Lenin Peak, Kyrgyzstan, 20 Day Guided Ascent
21-day Lenin Peak ascent in Kyrgyzstan
Climbing Lenin Peak in Pamir
What should I know about Mountain Climbing Kyrgyzstan?
A great summit to climb is Mount Lenin. This is often referred to as one of the easiest 7,000-meter mountaineering challenges but this is misleading. It’s not easy and needs a lot of advanced planning. A good way to see if you’re ready for Lenin is to climb Razdelnaya Peak which sits at 6,100 meters or Yukhin peak at 5,100m. Much of this territory was formerly part of the Soviet Union. As such the mountains had Soviet names. Since independence, many of the names were changed. However in some cases, notably Lenin Peak, the Soviet names continue to be used.
Why should I choose Kyrgyzstan for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
**High altitude peaks **
The mountains of the Kyrgyz Pamir are some seriously imposing mountains. The tallest peak in the range is Imeni Ismail Samani Peak which sits at 7,495 meters followed closely by Lenin peak at 7,134 meters. There are many more high peaks in the 6,000-meter range to be explored.
**Remote and interesting location **
Much of this mountain range lies within Tajikistan, specifically the remote region of Gorno-Badakhshan. You won't find this place on the typical tourist trail. The tall surrounding mountains provide for some rugged, spectacular scenery. Plus, you can experience the local culture first-hand and learn about the fascinating history of the country.
The achievement of a lifetime
Climbing a mountain like Mount Lenin which sits at 7,134 metres is something that mountaineers the world over dream of doing. While this climb is not very technical is it still a very challenging ascent. But the sense of satisfaction you have when you complete the climb will be second to none.
What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Kyrgyzstan?
The climate here is extreme and in winter is considered to be a polar climate over 3,000 meters. Winter lasts from October to April.
Which language is predominantly spoken in the Kyrgyzstan region?
Tajik, Russian and Persian.
What currency is accepted around Kyrgyzstan?
How can I get to Kyrgyzstan?
Fly to Osh or Bishkek and then organize your transfer with your guide. You can fly to Dushanbe the capital of Tajikistan but the flights there are not as regular. Another (longer and potentially more complicated) option is to travel overground from China to Irkestam which is close to Lenin Peak.
What's the country code for the Kyrgyzstan region?
When is the best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for Mountain Climbing?
July to mid-August
Andrey is a great guide. He's patient, kind and puts your safety and quality of experience first. His technical skills and knowledge are really impressive. It was also just so much fun. Can't wait to do another trip again.
Despite not summiting, The Lenin Peak trip and the professionalism and abilities of Andrey far surpassed my best expectations. Andrey was responsible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and most of all a great person to spend 21 days with. Andrey displayed a high level of good judgement in regards to our decisions on the mountain and ensured the safety of everyone in our group at all times. I would not hesitate to use Andrey for any mountain adventure.
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