Peak Kommunizma is officially one of the five 'Snow Leopard' mountains, designated to the five highest peaks in the former Soviet Union, and is indeed the highest mountain in Tajikistan. It's impressive height (7495m), difficulty to reach and hostile terrain and conditions make it a physical and mental challenge, proving alluring to experience mountain climbers. The fact that it is only possible to climb for 2 months of the year adds to its mystery.
How to get there
Fly to Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, and then fly via helicopter to Moskvina Glade (base camp)
Best time to visit
July-August, when the weather is best and also because these are the only 2 months that helicopters can fly to base camp
Very cold in Winter, with temperatures averaging below freezing. Mild Summers, with temperatures averaging between 20-25 degrees celsius
Climbing Peak Kommunizma is a very challenging and testing undertaking, and should only be attempted by those in excellent physical condition and with extensive mountain climbing experience. The weather can get extremely cold the closer to the summit one gets, so please pack and wear appropriate clothing so as not to get caught out
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