"Have you seen, my friend, a star?
Have you been to Pamir Mountains?
Have you breath in awesome air?
The best air in whole world!
And I have! I know exactly
Everything is changed in me..."
Friends! Confess: many times you looked at those pages of the site, where fans for extreme forms of recreation are offered various options to break their neck in high-altitude expeditions! And what do you think of that? «Some crazy, - you thought, having difficulties to fight with goose bumps covered your skin, - seems that they are fed up with living, these fans for extreme! I would not go there for anything in the world! On the other hand – what a beauty it is... If just go there but not climb to any peaks... Then, it would be cool!» Having got full of your noisy thoughts and sensibly decided that this is an outrageous injustice to all other normal people, we start a brand new and absolutely harmless to the health program - especially for you! Hurrah! Now you can go to Lenin peak! And there is no one who would drive you somewhere, but just the reverse: you will be cared and cherished, fed three times a day, you"ll freely live in our wonderful base camp on Edelweiss glade at the altitude of 3,600 m at the foot of Peak Lenin itself, which, by the way, will with all its 7134 meters overhang your unconcerned heads, while you can just lie under the Pamir tart sun, lazily kicking feet, and can ride slender Kyrgyz horses. And you can also go to the lakes - Achik-Tash Valley literally has a plenty of them! - And even swim there to your heart"s content! If it is boring just to sit - walk to neighboring Petrovskiy peak hill, that is very simple, but the view of the Alai Valley from the hill is spectacular! And when you finally feel yourself real mountaineer, it is nice idea to climb up our Camp 1, first passing Lukovaya glade, then a waterfall on the river Achik-Tash, and then Puteshestvennikov pass, straight passing Lenin glacier come to Camp 1, where are also warm and comfortable yurt tents, and there is everything that helps you feel just like home! Back to Base Camp, you can again continue regular entertainment for normal and adequate people, namely - to play volleyball, make a photo session, try the Kyrgyz national cuisine, and take a steam bath, drive a mountain bike across the valley, or - if lucky – to paraglide over all this indescribable beauty! And note: after all these delights of life, you - just like any real fan for extreme - can bravely and quite frankly say to everybody: «I was there!» - And that is real truth!
We offer you a universal programme, which may be included in the excursion program or realized in individual manner - it all depends on your desires and interests. You can stay at our base camp as long as you want! Below there is a basic program, the duration of which can be changed according to your individual application.
Dates of arrival:
-Arrival to Osh: Every Tuesday Flight S7-967 from Moscow.
-Time of arrival 05:40.
-Departure from Osh: Every Tuesday Flight S7-968 from Osh.
-Time of departure 06:55.
-First arrival is on 07.07;
-Last arrival is on 18.08.
Day 1. Arrival to Osh. Meeting in the airport or in train station. Transfer to Base Camp.
Osh (also nicknamed as ‘The Southern Capital”) is the largest city of the South Kyrgyzstan where you will be met by very good-natured and hospitable people. It is a city of busy green streets, dozens of cozy cafes and restaurants in the open air, a colorful oriental bazaar and the “Tahti Sulayman” (Solomon Throne Mountain) as main attraction. This mountain raises straight up in the middle of the town and looks spectacular against the backdrop of the town’s loud-voiced life reminding us of immediate proximity to the majestic mountains of Pamir-Alay.
Day 2. Transfer to Base Camp on “Edelweiss glade” under Lenin Peak.
You are driving whole day - about 8-9 hours. Passing Taldyk (3600 m!) pass, you suddenly get shocked of incredible pictures - on a completely flat Alai valley amazingly raises mighty snow-covered Zaalaysky ridge (Pamir! No Kidding!). Its tops are shining with pink sunset light - and Lenin Peak is the highest of all these menacing brotherhood. Lenin Peak «becomes dim» the last, and while you are driving across the Alai valley, paints of night are becoming denser, but at the same time under unfathomable sky full of stars the snow is shining lying on already very close tops of the mountains with Lenin Peak at the head... Pure rapture!
Day 3. Walk to the lakes on the Achik-Tash valley.
In the morning you can, finally, have a good look at everything. First, that is striking your eyes - is, of course, the Lenin Peak. From here to it is about 15 km. And this trifle adds to the sense of grandiosity of this peak strange feeling that this simply can not be: such huge mountains do not exist! And it stands - the real, right before your eyes and dazed faces! Gradually you are coming to consciousness and starting to examine the Base Camp. Yesterday, in the light of lanterns you had time, of course, to assess a super-comfortable camping in which you have placed. You had a good sleep not only from tiredness, but because of warm and cozy done beds under warm blankets. And we have it! And now you are having breakfast in the main yurt - «mess-room», looking at Kyrgyz national decoration hanging on the walls, numerous photographs and references from grateful customers all over the world. Actually, here we have several yurts. You can also get acquainted with the neighboring - «Guest yurt». It is decorated in Kyrgyz style, and guests sit on blankets here, laying on woolen mats. Everybody really like to have lunch here!
But it is time to go for a walk! Those who wish may stay in Base Camp and get sun tanned on the beach beds. And we are going in the direction whence we arrived late last night - it turns out that you need to go a bit back. There, after each hill is every time another lake, somehow found itself in a hollow between the convexity of relief. You can swim! And lakes scattered across the valley are endless quantity - each in its color. Photos from hills are very lush and beautiful...
But do not be late for dinner - remember? You are fed three times a day, with tasty food! And in the evening in the main yurt there is a fire in the oven, and immediately those who are also living now in our Base Camp come in flocks. People are gathered here from all over the world, stories that you hear here at the table, cannot be found in any book. What a nice acquaintances are made here!
Day 4. Horse-riding walk across the area around the Base Camp to the Lukovaya glade.
Now you are made yourself familiar with everything, and know where we have a steam bath (real one!), where «conveniences» (sorry, but this is also an important point!). Therefore, you can not wait to do something interesting. Here come our drivers – get acquainted with them and their horses, which you are now going to ride. You can go in any direction, but we would advise you to skip to the Lukovaya glade, which 200 meters above Base Camp. «Why there?» - craftily ask you. And we answer! It is inhabited with a pile of marmots! Lukovaya glade is just “riddled” with their forms. Marmots here are so curious that allow to take pictures of them from three meters. They are thick, huge and shaggy, and screeching while rushing in their holes, swinging fluffy tails. Funny creations!
There is another reason to go to Lukovaya glade: acclimatization. After the walk, you will feel much more comfortable at 3600 m. And besides, if you really take into your head climbing to Camp 1, then you will not be too sad and exhausted while climbing, as Camp 1 is situated at an altitude of 4400 m!
Day 5. Hike to the crest of Petrovskiy peak.
If someone wants to idle in Base Camp – you are welcome! We invite only those who get bored staying in one place. Let’s climb a crest of Petrovskiy peak (4700 m). The ascent is not complicated, but then the mass of fun - especially for those who love taking pictures! If you accidentally enter the dates when in the Base Camp annual International Festival of Paragliding is being held, you have a good chance to paraglide from the ridge here - or as a space tourist, directly as a pilot!
Day 6. Ascent to the Camp 1 (4400 m).
Well, are you ready? Or, again, want to lie and sunbathe? Then let’s go! No hurry - we are not abnormal climbers, right? More haste, less speed... What a wonderful pictures are appearing during the trip! Again, we are passing Lukovaya glade - hello, marmots! Here"s a waterfall - the color of its flow is the same as the river itself, for some reason it is always brown, and it does not depend on whether there are rains, snowfall or sunny on the top. Gradually, we ascent Puteshestvennikov pass (4150 m) and then descend to the river, ford it (if there is shallow water what is usually closer to fall, the river is easy to cross jumping on the stones). Then walk along the Lenin glacier and then climb up on the moraine, where it is our Camp 1. You are walking just 5-7 hours, depends on your climbing abilities. Here, Lenin Peak looks fantastic: look up its slopes, they are endless – there is just no top! Captures the spirit! Rest of the day you will probably “scope” the district and without a moment"s respite take pictures. There is a wonderful lake, which is decorated with the influx of ice around the edges ... Do not be surprised if it suddenly starts snowing - this is quite normal, we are accustomed to it. But in the yurts it is warm, same delicious and nourishing food, like in Base Camp, tents are comfortable and warm. People here are also very interesting, albeit crazy at their ascents. You play guitar and sing, it is cool! Every time someone goes up and comes down from above - and then everyone start congratulate and hug them. Well, make yourself comfortable!
Day 7. Descent to the Base Camp. Evening Transfer to Osh. Accommodation at the hotel.
Morning – is just like a fairy tale ... It"s a pity that we will not stay here longer. We shall just walk a little, take unique photos and get under back way. Base Camp welcomes you with open arms and seats at the table. Bon Appetit! At the completion of your cool adventures isn’t it a sin to raise the glass and say a solemn speech, completing it with a toast! Our brand certificates will be handed over to you, which will clearly and effectively confirm the truthfulness of your words in future stories to your friends that you were really under the Lenin peak and independently reached the height of 4400 m! Well done! Congratulations!
Toward the evening, you go back from the Achik-Tash Valley. Look again at these formidable peaks – how they are wonderful! And it is hard to believe that all this was the truth... Isn’t it? But you left a footprint on the heart of huge Pamir mountains - they will remember you as you do it! And again, you pass Taldyk pass and finally arrive to Osh. You will put up in a hotel where you can relax before coming back home.
Day 8. Transfer to the airport or train station. Departure. The cost of the tour: 299 Åuro/1 pax.
The cost tour includes:
-permits and registrations in OVIR (registration with local authorities, a permit to frontier zone);
-meeting/seeing off in Osh;
-transfer to the hotel in Osh;
-accommodation at hotels 3* breakfast included + 1 night (on the way back);
-transfer to the Base Camp on “Edelweiss glade”;
-accommodation in shared (between 2-3 persons) tents (tents in the Lenin Peak Base Camp are improved with wooden flooring, bed clothes and “kurpachas” (national-style mattresses) and electric lighting);
-full boarding (variety of food including vegetarian, 3 meals a day from professional chef, possibility for special personal ordering);
-yurts used as a heated mess-room (done in traditional Kyrgyz style) in BC (3,600 m) and in Camp 1 (4,400 m) good for resting, having meals and amusement (listening to music, viewing photos on computer, guitar playing etc.);
-ecological fee for trash;
-vapor bath (steam room) at BC (3,600 m);
-toilets, luggage office (tent) at BC (3,600 m) and at Camp 1 (4,400 m);
-medical consultation (by professional doctor) in BC (3,600 m) and Camp 1 (4,400 m);
-electric supply 220 V; 50 HZ;
-transfer from Base Camp to Osh;
-festive dinner in Osh.
The cost tour does not include:
meals in city part;
-hire of mountain guide;
-hire of horses.
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