Mountaineering Expedition: Lenin Peak 7134 m

Best season: July 1 - August 31

Scheme of standard program Bishkek-Bishkek


Day Itinerary: Accommodation
1 International flight to Bishkek. -
2 Arrival in Bishkek. Domestic morning flight to Osh. Hotel 3*
3 Transfer Osh - Achik-Tash Base Camp (3700m). Base Camp Tents
4-18. Acclimatization, climbing (15 days).
19. Transfer from Achik-Tash Base Camp to Osh. Hotel 3*
20. Domestic flight to Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel 3*
21. International flight from Bishkek. -

Scheme of standard program Osh-Osh


Day Itinerary: Accommodation
1 International flight to Osh (directly from Russia and China). -
2 Arrival in Osh. Transfer Osh - Achik-Tash Base Camp (3700m). Base Camp Tents
3-17. Acclimatization, climbing (15 days).
18. Transfer from Achik-Tash Base Camp to Osh. Hotel 3*
19. Transfer from Achik-Tash Base Camp to Osh. Hotel 3*
20. Departure by morning flight. -
21. International flight from Bishkek. -

Note: Duration of program can be changed by request.

Prices 2022:

Standard program Bishkek-Bishkek (21 days): USD 1100 per person

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Discount for groups of 5 persons and more - USD 50 per person

Standard program Osh-Osh (19 days): USD 950 per person

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Discount for groups of 5 persons and more - USD 50 per person

Budget program: USD 300 per person

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Discount for groups of 5 persons and more - USD 50 per person

Super Budget program: USD 150 per person

Service included in standard program Bishkek-Bishkek:

Visa support (if required)

Registration in passport department OVIR (if required)

Border permit and delivery the permit to Osh or Base Camp

Registration in local Rescue Service

Certificate of ascent issued by Kyrgyz Alpine Club

Domestic flight Bishkek-Osh-Bishkek (return way) Airport transfers in Osh

Transfers Osh - Achik-Tash (Base Camp) - Osh *) Airport transfers in Bishkek on outward travel

Accommodation:

- - in Bishkek: Hotel 3* - for 1 night (including breakfast)

- - in Osh: Hotel 3* – for 2 nights (including breakfast) Base Camp, 3700 m

- - in Base Camp: tents on double sharing basis + warm mattresses - - in Advanced Base Camp: tents on double sharing basis

Full board in the Base Camp (3700m)

Full board in Advanced Base Camp (4200m)

Summer Shower and Russian Baths in Base Camp

Outdoor toilet

Storage service

Electricity supply / Solar panels in Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp to charge batteries

Mess tent / Yurt in the Base Camp (3700m) & Advanced Base Camp (4200m)

Ascent / Route consultation of experienced Guides Assistance in changing of departure dates of air tickets. Air company fees for change are paid only.

Service included in standard program Osh-Osh:

Visa support (if required)

Registration in passport department OVIR (if required)

Border permit and delivery the permit to Osh or Base Camp

Registration in local Rescue Service

Certificate of ascent issued by Kyrgyz Alpine Club

Airport transfers in Osh

Transfers Osh - Achik-Tash (Base Camp) - Osh

Accommodation:

- - in Osh: Guest House - 1 night excluding breakfast

- - in Base Camp: tents on double sharing basis + warm mattresses - - in Advanced Base Camp: tents on double sharing basis

Full board in the Base Camp (3700m)

Full board in Advanced Base Camp (4200m)

Summer Shower in Base Camp

Outdoor toilet

Storage service

Electricity supply / Solar panels in Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp to charge batteries

Mess tent / Yurt in the Base Camp (3700m) & Advanced Base Camp (4200m)

Ascent / Route consultation of experienced Guides

Assistance in changing of departure dates of air tickets. Air company fees for change are paid only.

Service included in budget program:

Visa support (if required)

Registration in passport department OVIR (if required)

Border permit and delivery the permit to Osh or Base Camp

Registration in local Rescue Service

Certificate of ascent issued by Kyrgyz Alpine Club

Airport transfers in Osh

Accommodation:

- - in Base Camp: climber’s own tents

- - in Advanced Base Camp: climber’s own tents

Outdoor toilet

Storage service

Electricity supply / Solar panels in Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp to charge batteries

Ascent / Route consultation of experienced Guides

Service included in Super Budget package

Border permit and delivery of the permit to Osh or Base Camp

Accommodation:

- - in Base Camp: climber’s own tents

- - in Advanced Base Camp: climber’s own tents

Storage service

Electricity supply / Solar panels in Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp to charge batteries

Service available at extra payment (not included in standard programs):

Transfer / flight from Almaty to Bishkek and Osh.

Domestic flight Bishkek-Osh-Bishkek US$ 120 / return way

Note: Kyrgyz Airlines reserves the right to change air fare without prior notice.

Accommodation in Bishkek:

Hotel 3*, standard twin/double room US$ 50-60, standard single room US$ 40-50 incl. breakfast Note: Prices for Hotels 2*, 4*, 5*, Guest Houses and Apartments are available by request.

Meals in Osh and Bishkek

Service available at extra payment in Base Camp and in Advanced Base Camp:

Extra meals in Base Camp (3700m): US$ 30 per person per day Extra meals in Advanced Base Camp (4200m): US$ 40 per person per day Dehydrated meals for ascent: by price list US$ 25 per person per day

Bar

Camping gas (propane / butane), screw type: US$ 9 per new canister (230gr), US$ 6/refilled canister

Note: Empty canisters have to be returned to the Base Camp

Mountain Guides (incl. guide’s meals and gear):

- Mountain Guide: US$ 2500 per programme

- Mountain Guide trained according to programme of UIAGM standards: US$ 3500 per programme

NB: We recommend guide to client ratio as 1:3 maximum. For group of 4 clients it is recommended to have the second Guide. Minimum US$ 950 is charged for any number of working days of Mountain Guide of the guide’s agreement is terminated earlier than 5 days by client’s will.

Horse (BC to ABC, 4200m): US$ 3 per kg

Porterage service

ABC (4200m) - Camp 2 (5100m) US$ 8 per kg Camp 2 (5200m) - Camp 3 (6100m) US$ 10 per kg

Camp 3 (6100m) - Camp 4 (6400m) US$ 15 per kg

Porterage service

ABC (4200m) - Camp 2 (5100m) US$ 8 per kg Camp 2 (5200m) - Camp 3 (6100m) US$ 10 per kg

Camp 3 (6100m) - Camp 4 (6400m) US$ 15 per kg

Rent of satellite phone to take for ascent (safety deposit $ 400 is required): US$ 10 per day (Thuraya airtime is charged extra)

Use of sat phone in ABC is free of charge, cost of calls and sms only are paid: US$ 4 / minute, US$ 2 / sms.

Extensions:

 Acclimatization program for Lenin Peak in Kyrgyz Range on Ak-Sai Glacier

 Trekking and Horseback riding in the area of Lenin Peak

 Excursions in Osh, Bishkek, on Issyk-Kul Lake, Sonkul Lake and others

Conditions and notes:

1. Prices are valid for groups booked and paid 8 weeks before arrival or earlier In case of late booking and payment (less than 8 weeks) extra charge for formalities US$ 70 per person is charged.

2. For individuals and groups up to 4 climbers shared transport from Osh to Base Camp and from Base Camp to Osh will be provided, day of transfer is floating. Departure schedule of transfers to join should be reconfirmed with ITMC in advance. In rare cases for those who book arrival before July 15 or departure after August 20 an extra day in Osh or in Base Camp may be required.

3. Climbers provide personal mountaineering gear for ascent and choose tactics for ascent by themselves.

4. Kyrgyz Airlines operating domestic flights Bishkek-Osh reserves right to change air fare without prior notice.

5. On domestic flights baggage allowance is 15 kg per person, overweight is charged at US$ 2 / kg.

6. If expedition group prefers to send mountaineering gear/outfit to Bishkek or Osh in advance, ITMC can arrange customs clearance and provide delivery to Osh. For more details please contact us.

7. Climbers must have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of US$ 40 000.

Route description:

Classic Route via Razdelnaya Peak

From Achik-Tash Base Camp (3700m) walk through the glade of Lukovaya Polyana (“wild onion meadow”). As the plateau ends follow the small steep path that ascends towards Puteshestvennikov Pass (4100m). Descend again via the moraine to the right where the climb up Lenin Glacier begins (about 5 km from Base Camp). Walk along the Glacier further for 5 km to the altitude of 4200m where Advanced Base Camp is located on the moraine near the head of glacier. Approximate time from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp is 6-8 hours of hiking.

From Camp 1 (Advanced Base Camp, 4200m) cross the flat glacier again and go right up the face to the "Skovorodka" (“frypan”). This area is heavily crevassed and it is highly recommended to use ropes and move together in roped climbing teams of at least 2, but preferably 3 climbers. Relatively steep (45º+) part of snow or ice between camps 1 and 2 are protected by fixed ropes. But be aware that in some parts ice screws are prone to melting out in the midday heat. At the top of the steep section begins the traverse to Camp 2, which is located on a rocky section to the far right of the glacier at about 5300m. Approximate ascent time from ABC at 4200m to Camp 2 at 5300m is 6-8 hours. This section can be exhausting in sunny weather due to the heat.

From Camp 2 at 5300m ascend steeply above the camp to gain the ridge. Follow the ridge up to an altitude of 6100 m where Camp 3 can be set up on the small col under Mt Razdelnaya at Trail to Mt Razdelnaya, pictured at 5700m an altitude of about 6100m. Approximate ascent time from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is 4-6 hours. This part of the ascent is a snow slog with few crevasses Trail to Camp 1, part “Skovorodka” at 5150m where rope and harness are not usually necessary. It is possible to camp along the ridge in case of bad weather or emergency.

From Camp 3 at 6100m ascend along the western ridge of Peak Lenin. The first part of this ridge can be mixed snow and rock. A rocky plateau is reached at 6400 m (where it is possible to establish Camp 4 if required). Above this plateau is a short steepest snow slope of about 40 degrees where there is often a fixed rope and an ice axe may be necessary, care should be taken on this short section, particularly on the descent. Above this there is a rocky section before reaching the pre summit plateau which at first drops then rises to the true summit plateau at 7134m. Approximate time from Camp 3 to summit and return is 10-15 hours. The whole route to the summit can be subject to extremely high winds which can also be incredibly cold.

List of equipment:

High altitude mountaineering boots (for up to -30C), hiking boots, snow gaiters, crampons, base layer, down jacket, windproof & waterproof jacket with hood, warm & waterproof gloves or mitts, mountaineering or climbing harness, climbing helmet, karabiners (2 x screwgate), prussic loops x 2 (5m / 16ft of 6mm cord), rope, ice axe (light, not technical), sleeping bag (up to -25C), thermosets or similar sleeping mat, high altitude tent, rucksack (40 l minimum), head-torch, sunglasses, trekking poles, gas-stove and kitchen/dining set, medical aid kit.


Price

Package of 10 days / 9 nights 2 4 6 8 10 12 Single supplement
Kyrgyzstan package $1 746 $1 416 $1 192 $1 053 $1 041 $992 $98


City / place Nights Hotel 4*
Bishkek town 2,5 (early check-in) Garden Hotel 4* or
Bishkek town 2,5 (early check-in) Garden Hotel 4* or
Jetty Oguz 1 Family Guest House
Karakol 1 Green yard hotel
Bokonbaevo 1 Family Guest House
Son-Kul Lake 2 Yurt Camp
Chaek 1 Family home Stay
Susamyr 1 Family home Stay

Package includes in Kyrgyzstan:

  1. Accommodation in mentioned in program
  2. Transportation during this tour:
    • Group 2-3 pax by 4 WD SUV car
    • Group 4-12 pax by 1 minibus of 18 seats
  3. Meals as mentioned in program: full board
  4. English speaking Guide
  5. Excursions according to tour program
  6. Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments.
  7. All mentioned activities in the program description:
    • Eagle hunting show
    • Felt carpet manufacturing show
    • Folklore show
  8. 1,5 liter of mineral water per person per day
  9. Horses for horseback riding (Son kol lake) – 5 hours
  10. Bikes – 3 days
  11. Single supplement possible only in Bishkek,Karakol,Bokonbaevo
  12. All local taxes
  13. Memorable souvenirs

Not included:

  1. International air flight
  2. Medical Insurance policy
  3. Tips and gratuities.
  4. Any personal expenses.

Notes:

  1. It is recommended to have warm clothes for mountainous area
  2. Meals in remoted place without options to go out are included in the program price as mentioned in description.
  3. Safety refundable deposit 500$ per 1 bike is required
  4. Suggested program can be changed or individualized according to your interests

Booking / Payment

We book agreed tour package and services after clients confirmation. To guarantee booking we apply to make prepayment within 5 days after all services booked and confirmed. Balance can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellations and charges

- There is no cancellation charge for confirmed booking made 15 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, have to be paid.

- There is cancellation charge of 10% of booking amount for cancellations made less 15 days of arrival date

- There is cancellation charge of 50% of booking amount for cancellations made less 3 days before arrival date.

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