"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.
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Day 1: Arrival in Osh. Meeting at airport or railway station. Transfer to Mountain Camp (Base Camp) on Edelweiss Meadow at Lenin Peak foot (3,600 m). Hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m).
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: Excursion to lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. A walking trip to the yurts of the local people, acquaintance with the life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads, sampling of koumiss (also kumiss or kumis). So we go on an excursion to the nearest lakes across Achik-Tash River Valley. Lakes are here and there in the valley, each is uniquely beautiful and so promising terrific photos. You can even swim in them: the water is cold but bearable.
Day 3: Hike up Petrovskiy Peak ridge. Master class in plov cooking.
We invite you to ascend the ridge running from Petrovskiy Peak (4,830 m). The hike will not be difficult and yield a lot of pleasure, especially if you are a lover of photography. To reach an altitude of 4,400 m would be enough; from here you can obtain a great panorama: the base camps in full view, the Alay Valley on the horizon, multicoloured slopes on the other side, the Travellers’ (Puteshestvennikov) Pass and the glacier of Lenin Peak behind it going up, like a broad white road, to the snowy caps of the peak proper.
Day 4: Hike up to Camp 1 (4,400 m) via Puteshestvennikov Pass.
Join us hiking up to Camp 1 (4,400 m)slowly but surely, with breathtaking views opening before you at every turn of the trail. We shall cross Leek Meadow, saying hello to the marmots, and reach the waterfall. Its water is always brown, irrespective of rain, snow or no precipitation at all. Then we shall go up to and over Puteshestvennikov (Travelers’) Mountain Pass (4,150 m), go down to the stream and ford it; when autumn is coming, it can be crossed along stepping stones.
Then we shall hike along Lenin Glacier and ascend the moraine Yurt Camp 1 is pitched on. It will take from 5 to 7 hours to get there but it is well worth the effort. The view of Lenin Peak you will get in Camp 1 is absolutely different: you can see the peak itself and the lower part of its huge snowy slope; so close to you now, it is running up and away…
Day 5: Optional: ascending a 4,750-metre peak. For the rest of the group: free time, walking around Camp 1 (4,400 m). Due to its structure, the ridge leading to the 4,750-metre summit that you are to climb has no snow on its slopes, which makes its ascending quite easy. On the other hand, walking up you will have an extremely extensive snow-covered slope to your left, with long lines of mountaineers with heaviest rucksacks behind their backs going up and down it. And ahead you will have an approaching white wall, which is one of the incredibly tall sides of Lenin Peak. This giant rises so high into the sky that you cannot discern its top, however hard you lift up your head. You just see an infinitely tall, perfectly beautiful white wall, and you cannot believe it is real.
Day 6: Descent to Yurt Camp (3,600 m). A trip to the canyon of the Achik Tash River. It is a pity we cannot stay in Yurt Camp 1 longer. As we come back to Yurt Camp, we are cheered and invited to dinner - Bon appétit! You will be given our company’s certificates of achievement in reaching the 4,400-meter altitude in the Pamirs. Congratulations!
Day 7: Transfer to Osh. Hotel check-in. Saying goodbye to the majestic mountains, you will set out on a journey back to warm Osh city.
Day 8: Transfer to airport. Departure.
- Meeting / seeing off at airport
- All transfers as per program
- One-night accommodation in Osh’s best hotel (3*) with breakfast (the last day)
- Accommodation of 2 pax tents in Yurt Camp
(Tents feature with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets.)
- Full board (including hot dish courses; vegetarian meals possible) by professional chefs
- Heated communal yurts in Yurt Camp and Yurt Camp 1 for leisure, meals and entertainment
- Mountain guide
- First aid
- Preparation of all necessary documents required to visit border guard zone, ecotax
- Storage yurts in Yurt Camp and Yurt Camp 1
- Sauna and shower cabins in Yurt Camp
- Electricity consumption (220 V; 50 Hz).
- Visa invitations and visa fees; - for the citizens of countries outside the CIS
- International flights
- Meals in cities
- Health insurance.
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