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Immerse yourself in the nomad culture of the region on a sustained ascent to the top of Lenin Peak. The high altitude of the Trans-Alay Range offers stunning views into the fertile valleys of both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Lenin Peak (7,134m) lies at the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and is considered one of the easiest ascents over 7,000 meters. Ascents from Kyrgyzstan are more common and easier to access. The North Face Route is the kindest and least-hazardous climb, though it still presents modest challenges. Most expeditions involve a stimulating 21-day journey through the incredible landscape of central Asia. It’s a perfect climb to bag a high-altitude mountain or as training if you are planning an ambitious ascent of an 8,000-meter behemoth. Other activities and sites in the area include the ruin-like canyons of the Eolian Castles and Ala Archa National Park for any rock climbing enthusiasts out there.
The weather at such high altitudes is volatile and unpredictable. The approach to the summit will involve significant acclimatization, which leaves climbers at the mercy of the elements. Prepare for all types of weather and the associated risks of a long and elevated excursion.
Tajik; Kyrgyz; Russian
Som (KGS); Somoni (TJS)
Osh is the natural starting point for Lenin Peak expeditions. The small city is a reasonable eight-hour drive from the Lenin Achik-Tash Base Camp. There is an international airport that has many connecting flights throughout the region.
The best time for a Lenin Peak ascent is in the summer, during July and August. The weather in other seasons grows exponentially volatile, and is not guaranteed to be pleasant during the summer.
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