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Climbing Ismoil Somoni Peak

Peak Kommunizma is a mystical and magical mountain located in Tajikistan, and its remote location and challenging nature is an enchanting prospect for all serious mountain climbers.

Nestled within the mighty Pamirs Mountain Range of Central Asia, and standing at a massive 7,495m high,  Peak Kommunizma (also known as Ismoil Somoni) has been attracting mountain climbers for decades, attracted by its relative isolation and immense difficulty. Mountain climbing on Kommunizma is not for the faint of heart, and it is often combined with scaling some of the other nearby mountains, which entail some of the highest peaks in the former Soviet Union. Take a look at our selection of mountain climbing trips on Peak Kommunizma, and get ready to test yourself!

Top mountain climbing trips | Peak Kommunizma:


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Peak Kommunizma

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.


Good to know:

Country Code





Tajikistani Somoni

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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Peak Kommunizma:

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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