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Even though it’s one of the easiest peaks over 7000 m, climbing Lenin peak is a great mountaineering challenge. Join me for an exciting 21-day expedition!
At the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, in the Pamir mountains, Lenin peak (7134 m) stands as the third highest peak of the former Soviet Union.
The access to its base camp is quite easy from the Kyrgyz side. Because of that, the peak has become a very popular climbing destination. In fact, it’s suitable for experiencing high altitudes, and also as a training peak if you plan to climb an eight-thousander.
The peak doesn’t have much technical difficulties. However, there may be avalanche risk between camps 1 and 2. Here, you can usually find landslides and glacial cracks. Besides, you will have to deal with changeable weather.
Our expedition will start in Osh, the oldest city in Kyrgyzstan. From there, we’ll drive for almost one day to reach Achik-Tash Base Camp. After some acclimatization days, we’ll finally approach the summit.
You can find the complete itinerary for this expedition below.
The expedition only takes place in July / August since these are the only months when the Base Camp is open. Please see ‘Looking to join a group?’ section below to find out which dates I run the expedition for this year. For next year, please contact me.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this expedition climbing Lenin peak. We can discuss the details together and then start planning this unforgettable adventure!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
- Day 1: Arrive in Osh
Osh to Ačik Taš (base camp at 3700 m)
A hard journey, almost 1 day-long drive to the base camp.
Short acclimatization hike in the morning.
In the afternoon, we’ll put our loads on horses and prepare equipment for the next day.
Base camp to Camp 1 (4400 m)
Camp 1 is often known as an auxiliary base, offering high comfort already positioned tents and the dining room where we serve food.
The trail follows a wide open valley and then crosses more slopes to the edge of the moraine, where the camp is located.
Camp 1 - Camp 2 (5200 m) - Camp 1
The road to Camp 2 can’t avoid cracking, which has a fixed rope on the most difficult and exposed parts.
The camp lies on a rocky edge, which is an integral part of the edge of the extensive glacial basin.
Rest and drying equipment.
- Day 7: Camp 1 to Camp 2
Camp 2 - Camp 3 (6200 m) - Camp 2
This will be our last day of acclimatization before the decisive assault on the summit.
The sole purpose of this day is to get an adequate acclimatization, which is best achieved by slow walking.
Camp 2 - Base camp
Depending on the welfare of Camp 2 we descend only to Camp 1 or Base Camp. In both cases, we have one day of rest before we go to the top.
Day 11 to 17:
Estimated time to climb to the top
Climbing to the top takes four days from Camp 1 and back. In these days we will strive to catch the optimal time to perform the most difficult and also the most desired slope.
First of all, followed by the known rise in Camp 2 and Camp 3.
Decisive day starts very early in the glow of headlamps.
The mentally most painful part begins on a broken rocky terrain 400 meters after camp 4.
In the parts where the path is quite exposed, it is secured by a fixed rope.
Finally we stand at the highest point of Lenin peak (summit!).
Then, there’s a long descent to camp 3 and we continue to the valley the next day.
- Day 18: Camp 1 to Base camp
- Day 19: Base camp to Osh
In Osh we’ll spend a whole day to visit a little town (picturesque market) and optionally buy some souvenirs in Kyrgyzstan.
- Day 21: Return home
-Sleeping in a hotel with breakfast (single room supplement)
-Full board in the base camp and one (tents for two persons)
-Fixed tents placed in T2 and T3.
This items are included in the price:
-All necessary equipment for the base camp and one (except sleeping bag)
-Insurance abroad with assistance,
-Sauna and shower base,
-Professional medical care at the base,
-Electricity (220V) in the database and T1,
-Organization and management of common devices (Monte Rosa). Each participant covers material costs acclimatization (food, transport, sleeping).
-Rental of certain technical equipment.
This items are not included in the price:
-Flights to Osh
-Personal equipment costs and expenses incurred outside the program
-Energy food for the climb and altitude food over camp 1,
-Payment of carriers in the mount,
-Lunches and dinners in Osh.
About the Guide
I was born in Kranj, Slovenia. I am a biology teacher and I also have been a professional alpinist for more than 30 years. Until now, I’ve reached 4 eight-thousanders around the world: Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri and Mount Everest.
In fact, I am the first (and still only) Slovenian female reaching ‘the roof of the world’. Together with my husband Andrej, we entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the first married couple to stand on Mt Everest.
Beyond the Himalayas, I climbed in Alaska, South America and Japan, among other places.
Sport climbing as well as competition and rock climbing have a very important place in my life and have taken me to many incredible and challenging places around the world.
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