Trekking tour “Pamir Adventures”

Trekking program «Pamir Adventures»

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The trekking program is created for those, who want to see the amazing nature of Kyrgyzstan. It goes in the Pamir mountain system through various landscapes. We trek along the gorges of Turkestan mountain range and to the heart of Pamir-Alai mountain system. 

Turkestan mountain range region reminds South American Patagonia. The mountain trails going above the steeps, wild nature, panoramic views of the canyons crowned by snow-white peaks and treks to the foot of peak Piramidalnyi (5509m), which is the highest point of Turkestan range, peak Ak-Suu (5355m), Slesova (4240m) – all these will leave an unforgettable impression on everybody!!!

The second part of the trekking program goes to peak Lenin. Situated in the Pamirs on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan, close to the borders with China and Afghanistan, Lenin Peak is one of only five 7000 meter peaks in the former USSR. At 7134 meters it is the third highest, the others being Peak Communism (7495m) and Korzhenevsky (7105m), both in the Pamirs, and Peak Pobeda (7,439m) and Khan Tengri (7010m) in the Tien Shan. To climb all five admits you to the elite group of Russian climbers known as Snow Leopards. Lenin Peak is considered the most accessible 7000-meter mountain. There is a high way going almost to the foot of the peak. Also Lenin Peak by the normal Razdelny route is practically no technical climbing involved.

Itinerary: Bishkek – Batken – Uzgurush village – Buldzhuma pass – Dzhalgychy pass – Ortochashma gorge – Ak-Suu gorge –Uzgurush village – Batken – Osh – Base Camp “Achik Tash” – Camp1 – “Achik Tash” Base Camp – Osh city 

Attention:*please see Bishkek – Batken – Bishkek flight schedule below and plan your trek program accordingly. 

Day 1. “Manas” International airport – Bishkek. Arrival in international airport “Manas”, transfer to the hotel. Rest, lunch and city tour. Bishkek – is the capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin can still be seen in the city’s vast central square, yet it is the permanently snowcapped Kyrgyz Ala-Tau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop. We visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and transfer to the main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, and finish at the Old Square with Goverment House. We drive to Victory Square to finish our excursion visiting ZUM department store for souveniers. 

Day 2.  Bishkek – Batken – Uzgurush village. (1450 m.)Day flight to Batken town. Transfer to Uzgurush villag, the drive takes us about 4 hours. Accommodation in a local Kyrgyz family house. Trekking preparation. 

Day 3. Uzgurush village – Ak-Tash tent camp (2500 m.) – 15 km, 7-8 hours, +1444 / -394 m. The first trekking day starts from the views of wild pistachio tree and walnut orchards. Wild trail stretches along Buldzhuma river and goes up to the pass with the same name – Buldzhuma (2894m). From the pass you can enjoy the wonderful view of the nearest gorges and the Western face of the peak Piramidalnyi and the peak Orto Chashma. After we enjoyed the views, we start descending to the valley of Ak-Tash river. There is the tent Camp Ak-Tash hidden among the bushes on a green meadow.  Overnight in tents in Ak-Tash Camp (2500m). 

Day 4. Ak-Tash tent Camp – Orto Chashma tent Camp (2800 m.) – 16 km, 6-7 hours, +1274 / – 1074 m. We traverse along Ak-Tash river on scree up to Dzhalgychy pass (3774m). From the top of the pass we enjouy the panoramic view of Turkestan mountain range. Descend along a trail down along Dzhalgychy river till coinfluence with Orto Chashma river.  Overnight in tents in Orto-Chashma Camp (2700m). 

Day 5.  Orto Chashme tent camp  – Ak-Suu tent camp (2800 m.) – 15 km, 8 – 10 hours, +1590 m / -1590 m. Moderate ascent along Orto Chashma river till coinfluence with Ak-Tubek river. Then we continue along Ak-Tubek river, and traverse up to Ak Tubek pass (4390 m). The hard ascent is rewarded by a majestic panoramic view over Iskander peak region and Orto Chashma river valley. Our Camp is situated in the beginning of green zone at Ak-Suu river. On the way you can see alpinist walls of Iskander (5120 m), Petrogradez (5165 m), Admiralteez (5090 m), Aksu (5355 m), A.Block (5229 m), Aktubek (5125 m) peaks. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp. 

Day 6. Radial hike to the foot of Ak-Suu peak. – 14km, 5 hours, +600m/-600 m. The trail goes through juniper forest up a steep moraine to a glacier, to the very heart of Pamir-Alai – to peak Ak-Suu (5355 m). This pyramid like peak has a snow cap, and a vertical wall (almost 2 km) on the Northern slope. The grandiose circus is surrounded by such peaks as two-headed Iskander and Admiralteez, Petrogradez and A.Block. Overnight in Ak-Suu tent camp. 

Day 7. Ak-Suu tent Camp – Uzgurush village. 10 km, 6 hours, -1350 m. Descent through juniper forest along Ak-Mechet river. We can observe the peak Iskander on the way. Then we trek along a picturesque green gorge till Uzgurush village. Overnight in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village. 

Day 8. Uzgurush village – Batken town – Osh. Drive (in total) 510km, 12hours, -500m. Morning drive to Batken (120km/4hours). Later drive to Osh (390km/8 hours). Accommodation in a hotel in Osh. 

Day 9. Osh city – Base Camp “Achik Tash”. Drive 280km/6 hours, +2800m. Morning sightseeing in Osh – Suleiman Too, History Museum, Central Square. Afternoon transfer to the Base Camp “Achik Tash”, situated at the foot of Lenin peak (7134m). The “Achik-Tash” BC is placed at 3600m asl by the mountain stream at a picturesque glade providing excellent views of the Lenin Peak massif, its northern slopes. A lot of moraine lakes are scattered around. Accommodation in the tents. 

Day 10. Base Camp “Achik Tash” – Camp1 – 12 km, 5-6 hours, +800 m.  Ascend to Camp 1 Over Puteshestvennikov pass. From BC we head over the Puteshestvinnikov Pass (4200m). The ascent usually takes 1-1.5 hours by a good path. From the pass you’ll see excellent views of Lenin peak and Lenin glacier. Sometimes there is snow on the pass. Then we descend to the left moraine of the Lenin glacier. Further we should cross the river carefully. The best time for crossing is early morning, as the river rises rapidly throughout at this time. Across the left moraine of glacier to the Lenin glacier (4100m) and hike to camp 1 (4400 m). 

Day 11. Camp 1 – “Achik Tash” Base camp – 12 km, 3-4 hours, – 800 m. Descend to the Base Camp. Today you’ll repeat way of day before in back direction.  

Day 12. “Achik Tash” Base Camp – Osh city.   Drive 280km/6 hours, – 2800m. Transfer to Osh city over Taldyk pass. En Route we may stop in Sary Mogol village, visit Pamir-Alai families who demonstrate us their traditions and rituals (extra cost). 

Day 13. Departure home. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home. 

Price is given in USD per Pax valid for 2018: 

2 Pax – 2650 USD / Pax
4 Pax – 1880 USD / Pax
6 Pax – 1620 USD / Pax
8 Pax – 1570 USD / Pax
10 Pax. – 1550 USD / Pax
12 Pax. – 1440 USD / Pax
15 Pax. – 1310 USD / Pax

Single supplement in hotels: 95 USD / Pax
Single supplement in hotels: 85 USD / Pax

The cost of the program in 2018 (fixed dates from 16th to 28th of July 2018) 1580 USD/PAX

The price includes: 

– accommodation in a hotel 3* in Bishkek – 2 nights;

– accommodation in a Kyrgyz family in Uzgurush village – 2 night;

– accommodation in a hotel 3* in Osh – 2 nights;

– accommodation in tent camps with full board (3 meals a day – hot breakfast and dinner, snack boxes for lunch)– 7 nights. Attention! You do not have to set any tent yourself. There are tents ready and upon arrival you can rest immediately. You are welcomed by hot meals;

– Full board during the whole tour;

– airfare Bishkek -Batken

– escorting guide during the whole tour;

– service of pack animals for transporting your luggage;

– all transfers as per program;

– ecological and entrance fees into the museums – as per program;

The price does not include: 

– visa support and consular fee (if required)

– all additions and variations from the basic program;

– food and drinks besides the main menu;

– other personal expenses (overweight charges, room service, medical expenses/insurance, foto/video charges, etc)

*Service of pack animals and drivers during the trek: 

Your personal luggage during the whole trek is carried by the animal drivers who accompany your group. Your luggage shouldn’t be more than 15 kg per person. For 1kg extra luggage you pay 5 Euro per program (not per day!).

Note: You need the following for the trek: sleeping bag, good solid trekking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants, warm gloves and a hat, sunglasses, a torch (flashlight) with a spare pair of batteries, sunscreen, a water container 1-2 liter, a daypack of 40 liters. A down jacket and walking sticks are recommended.