Khan Tengri, Kyrgyzstan, 21 Day Guided Ascent

Come and spend 21 days climbing to the summit of the great Khan Tengri peak in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan with IFMGA certified guide Aleksandr.




Trip Duration

21 days

Mountain Range

Tian Shan

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Private and Group



    The Tian Shan mountain range stretches far and wide, and has many amazing peaks. One of those peaks is the incredible Khan Tengri mountain (7,010m) in Kyrgyzstan. And over the course of 21 days, I would like to guide you to that majestic mountain’s summit.

    Climbing to the summit of Khan Tengri is not an easy task. The journey is full of unpredictable obstacles and challenges, from bad weather to snow conditions. However, the summit of this great peak is nothing short of spectacular. Moreover, the views you will get, not just from the summit, but from the various camps you will visit during the ascent and descent, are magnificent.

    Due to the arduous nature of the climb, it is important that participants on this trip are in excellent physical condition. Participants should also have previous mountaineering experience as well.

    As a way to mitigate the challenging climb, you will get plenty of time to properly acclimatize. There will also be days dedicated to rest, as well as preparation. Hence ensuring that you will be sufficiently ready for the final ascent to the Khan Tengri summit.

    The accommodations throughout the 21 days of this trip will be comfortable. They include hotels in Bishkek and Kankara, as well as the camps throughout the climbing expedition. So you can rest assured you will get plenty of much needed rest. There will also be a hot shower and sauna at the mountain’s base camp that you can use.

    Are you looking for a challenging, but satisfying climbing adventure to the summit of one of the world’s most beautiful mountains? If you are then send me a request and join me on this 21 day journey to the top of Khan Tengri.

    I can also lead you to the summit of another great mountain, Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus of Russia, on this amazing 8 day trip.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    4700 USD

    Group of 2
    3500 USD

    Group of 3
    3100 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes transfer from the airport to Bishkek and back to the airport, transport from Bishkek to Karkara and back to Bishkek, a helicopter flight to the base camp and back, 4 days hotel accommodation at Bishkek and Karkara, accommodation at the base camp, as well as hot shower, sauna and shower at the base camp, food, border permit, and use of ropes. However, the price does not include additional transfers, single accommodation, personal equipment and gear, insurance and extra food or drinks.


    • Day 1Arrival to Bishkek and transfer to hotel
    • Day 2Transfer from Bishkek to Karkara
    • Day 3Helicopter flight to Base Camp Southern Inylchek (4,000m)
    • Day 4Day for acclimatization and preparations for ascent
    • Day 5Camp 1 (4,200m)
    • Day 6Camp 2 (5,300m)
    • Day 7Camp 3 (5,800m)
    • Day 8Descent to Base Camp
    • Day 9Rest day
    • Day 10Preparation day
    • Day 11Camp 1
    • Day 12Camp 2
    • Day 13Camp 3
    • Day 14Ascent to the Khan Tengri summit (7,010m) and descend to Camp 3
    • Day 15Descend to Base Camp
    • Day 16Extra day for bad weather
    • Day 17Extra day for bad weather
    • Day 18Extra day for bad weather
    • Day 19Helicopter flight to Kankara and transfer to hotel in Bishkek
    • Day 20Free day in Bishkek, night in hotel
    • Day 21Transfer to airport and depart home

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point



    4 nights in hotels in Bishkek and Karkara, and camp accommodations during the ascent and descent.

    More info

    Participants should bring the following items with them: Backpack (85L), sleeping bag, sleeping pad, helmet, harness, carabiners, jumar, crampons, short rope, ice axe, sun glasses, headlamp, ice screw, folding knife, down jacket, Gortex pants and jacket, Polartec jacket, thermal underwear, Polartec gloves, overmitts, warm hat, balaclava, warm socks, sun screen, figure 8 descender, trekking poles, avalanche shovel, high altitude and trekking boots.


    About the Guide


    Mountains and work in the mountains are major part of my life. I am an IFMGA mountain guide as well as a member of the Kyrgyzstan Mountain Guides Association (KMGA). I started my career in 2006 and it was a logical extension of my mountaineering activities. I organize ascents, ski-touring and free ride programs for my clients in the Caucasus
    (including Krasnaya Polyana), Pamir, Tien-Shan, Siberia, Ural, Kola Peninsula. I have climbing experience in the Alps, Alaska and the Chinese Pamirs.

    I am a certified mountain rescuer. My priorities are the client's safety along with the success of the ascent.



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    What People are Saying about Aleksandr Ilin


    One of the best ski trips i have ever experienced! I can highly recommend this trip. Aleksandr is a great guide, he clearly knows what he does and he made sure that i have a blast.
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