Southeastern part of Kyrgyzstan is occupied by Pamir Mountains. It has its own, very special nature, which is fundamentally different from Tien-Shan. Thickets of quaint archa - Kyrgyz juniper can be found up to an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level. Above a small area of meadows it smoothly turns into the glacial sediment - moraine. The mountain slopes are steep. There are rocks in all colors, from black and white to red and green. Local’s live measured way of life. They always invite the traveler to the house and give to drink hot tea.
Trek of this program runs at pretty high altitude, so the first few days we will acclimatize. Treks will be short, and there would be more time for a rest. Walking part starts at the 2800 meters. In the first part of the route we go through Alai Range. Then we go by car to the famous Lenin Peak. Here you will go to the first high-altitude camp at an altitude of 4400 meters, join the cozy atmosphere of climbers, listen to stories about the famous mountain climbers and expeditions. Here we will climb on the Yuhin peak 5100 m altitude, where you can enjoy an unforgettable panorama.
Automobile 120 km, 3 hours
Altitude 1000-2800 m
Pick up at the airport Osh city. Moving through Papan reservoir and further along the Kichi-Alai picturesque gorge. In a few hours walking part of the route begins. Today is acclimatization day - we will not go far. Also you need to have a rest after the flight. Typical landscapes of Pamir-Alai is quaint archa (juniper) on the steep rocky slopes of the background. Overnight in tent camp.
Walking 6 km, 4-6 hours
Altitude 2800-3600 m
After the breakfast, we go up along narrow gorge. Everywhere herds of sheep, goats and cows pasture; we can meet even yaks. You would be certainly invited into the yurt and given to drink hot tea by hospitable locals. Gradually juniper forest gives way to alpine meadows area. Lunch sandwiches on the road. Overnight in camp.
Walking 7 km, 4-6 hours
Altitude 3600-4040 m
Gentle trail often becomes steep climbs, further and further new panoramas appear. By lunchtime, we come up to the moraine with beautiful lakes. After lunch, walk along the lake. If the weather is good enough, you can take great pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Lunch sandwiches on the road. Overnight in a tent camp on the moraine close to the lake.
8 km, 6-8 hours
Altitude 4040-4480-3500 m
In the morning we go upon the moraines to the glacier and approach to the pass. We climb by not so long scree snowy slope to the pass Kindyk (4480 m). On the top of it there is a magnificent panorama of the Pamir. During good weather you can see the entire Zaalai with its the highest point - Lenin Peak (7134 m). Then there is a long descent to the valley. Overnight in a tent camp on the green meadow.
Walking 10 km, 5-6 hours
Altitude 3500-4100-4000 m
We are moving to the headwaters of the Kok-Jar river. A simple flat pass and we find ourselves in the neighboring gorge. There are many moraine lakes here. Overnight in tent camp on the moraine.
Walking 5-10 km, 4-5 hours
Altitude 4000-4200-4000 m
We have breakfast, the camp is not dismantled. Today we have a rest day. If desired, you can walk around the lakes or relax in the camp.
Walking 14 km, 5-7 hours
Altitude 4000-2900-3600 m
Automobile 40 km, 2 hours
After the breakfast we deconstruct the camp. Today, we go only downhill. Stone landscape are quickly replaced by meadows, then there would be way out of the gorge into the valley. Here we will take a vehicle and drive to the base camp of Lenin Peak – Achik-Tash (3600 m). Accommodation - in tents camp, a hot shower, and dinner in the dining room of base camp.
Walking 13 km, 4-6 hours
Altitude 3600-4400 m
Breakfast in the dining area of the base camp (only for the full package). We leave base camp with light backpack, taking only sleeping bags, warm clothes. The trail passes through the famous Lukovaya Polyana (“Onion Meadow”). Marmots are not frightened and happy “to pose” for photographers. We we overcome Travelers’ pass (4100 m), and go along Lenin glacier. Multi-colored rocks and the glacier itself are very impressive.
By the afternoon we would arrive to the first camp (4400 m). Accommodation in stationary tents, Lunch in the dining room. After lunch, rest or walk on a glacier.
Walking 18 km, 9-11 hours
Altitude 4400-5100-3600 m
Panoramic (Yuhin) Peak, 5100 m is a simple peak in the area of the first camp. Climbers make acclimatization ascents before the main ascent on Lenin Peak. All you need is a little patience to admire the magnificent panorama. By our return we will have a delicious lunch in Camp 1. After lunch descend to the base camp, shower, dinner.
Automobile 300 km, 6 hours
Altitude 3600-1000 m
After the breakfast in the dining room of base camp we move to Osh city. We will drive along the Pamir Highway (mountain road Osh-Khorog-Dushanbe). Lunch and hotel accommodation. Free time. Overnight in the hotel.
Automobile 20 km, 0.5 hour
Transfer to the Airport.
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