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The Best Place to Climb Mountains in Central Asia

Are you looking for your next mountaineering expedition? Come explore 7000+ meter and virgin peaks in the Tien Shan and Pamir mountain ranges.

People have always wanted to conquer nature.  Some take to the sky, others traverse oceans, and others summit its highest peaks.  For those adventurers that tackle the ground beneath their feet, Kyrgyzstan is a veritable playground.  Kyrgyzstan is 90% mountainous, with 85% of the country at over 1,000 meters and 40% at over 3,000 meters.  For a great climbing expedition, there are a few places in Kyrgyzstan for the adventurous mountain climber to try: The Tien Shan mountain range and the Pamir.

TIEN SHAN MOUNTAINS

The Tien Shan System is known as the “celestial mountains.”  Clouds stretch themselves out lazily on top of the mountain peaks like light, fluffy strokes of icing.  Onlookers find themselves enthralled with their ethereal nature.  However, the Tien Shan has more to tempt the mountain climber than great looks; they have substance to offer the alpinist as well. 

The Tien Shan System is the largest in Asia (length: 2,800km, widest section: 800km) and contains over 88 major mountain ranges with 40 peaks topping out at over 6,000 meters.  It covers several different countries, but most of it resides in Kyrgyzstan.  For a mountaineering adventure that breaks new ground, mountain climbers can tackle one of the 17 virgin peaks that still remain in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan.  For more extreme mountain climbing, there are 2 peaks that exceed 7000 meter elevations:

  • Pobeda Peak (Victory Peak): This peak sits at 7,345 meters.  Pobeda was originally known as “Khan Tengri”, but then Semyenov saw the present day Khan Tengri and started confusing the two peaks.  The matter was finally resolved in 1946 when it was renamed “Victory Peak” at the end of the second World War.
  • Khan Tengri:  This peak sits at 7,010 meters and resembles a gargantuan marble pyramid.  As the ray of the sun touch it at sunset, it glows red, earning the name “Kan Tau” from its Kazakh neighbors, meaning “blood mountain.”

 

THE PAMIR MOUNTAINS

The other mountain range to not miss is the Pamir.  The Pamir System is located heavily in Tajikistan, but extends into Kyrgyzstan also.  “Pa-mi-ihr” means “Roof of the World” in Farsi and rightly so; its peaks touch the sky.  The second highest international highway in the world, the Pamir Highway, was born from this range of mountains and starts in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.  The Pamir holds the other 7000+ meter peak that lives in Kyrgyzstan: Peak Lenin

  • Peak Lenin sits at 7,134 meters and is considered the most accessible of the 3 7000+ meter peaks.  If climbers don’t have special training or lots of high altitude experience, they can still attempt this one. It was named after Lenin in 1928 because people believed it was the highest point in the USSR.

 

Since the mountains of Kyrgyzstan are a major tourist spot, climbing tours are always available.  Also, there are a couple bonuses of traveling in Kyrgyzstan are shouldn’t be overlooked.  First of all, the Kyrgyzstan’s mountains are still home to the endangered snow leopard.  While they are rarely seen, some lucky travelers have witnessed them from a distance.  Secondly, to encourage tourism in Kyrgyzstan, the country has gone visa free for 44 counties including the USA, Canada, and most of the European Union.  The mountains of Kyrgyzstan are great for any kind of climber.  So whether you’re a professional alpinist or an amateur trekker, Kyrgyzstan has something to challenge and amaze you.   

Tours with Mountaineering

13 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/08/2018 - 07/20/2018
07/29/2018 - 08/10/2018

Ascend three summits in the Pamirs

In this adventure tour mountain-lovers can test their abilities at high altitudes of Pamir Mountains. After receiving detailed instructions and a training course from experienced guides the ...

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$1270
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14 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
08/19/2017 - 09/01/2017

Combined active tour in Kyrgyzstan

We invite you to take a part in active tour around Kyrgyzstan! Two weeks of Horseback riding in Chon Kemin Valley, Helicopter flight from Karkara valley to Base Camp South Inylchek, Trekking ...

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$2000
The tour price is 2000 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group.
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25 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/03/2018 - 07/27/2018

Ascention to Muztagh-Ata Peak

In the recent years Muztagh Ata (7546 m) is becoming more and more popular peak among both local and foreign alpinists due to the uniqueness of the region, its accessibility, relatively low ...

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$3200
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21 days

Enchanted rock climbing tour to the fabulous mountains of the Issyk-Kul

We offer you a 21 day tour to the Tien Shan mountains of the Issyk-Kul region. Here you will visit the unique Jeti-Oguz, Echkilitash, Enilchek and At-Jailoo valleys. You will be able to enjo ...

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2410
Price from 2410 EUR to 3995 EUR per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 2410 EUR per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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2 days

Enchanted rock climbing program “Open Climb”

The Open Climb program consists of 3 modules. The first one is about introductory methods of climbing and types of belay in Chunkurchak canyon. The second module includes the Climbing to “Li ...

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$330
The tour price is 330 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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7 days

Mountaineering School – “Advance Climb” Kyrgyzstan tourism packages

Ascend to the greatest peaks of Kyrgyzstan silk road with Advance Climb 2015 program in Ala-Archa. Besides short training sessions, we will reach the following tops: Box Peak, Koshevogo Peak ...

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$970
The tour price is 970 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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2 days

Mountain Climbing – “Advance Climb” Program

Great two-days tour programs for those, who want to try alpinism in Kyrgyzstan and increase rock climbing qualifications. We offer you three different programs near Ala-Archa gorge with the ...

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$330
The tour price is 330 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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8 days

“Leader Climb” - Kyrgyzstan tourism packages to the Ala Archa Gorge

Ala Archa National Park is located 40 kilometers from the capital city of Bishkek and holds 20 glaciers, 2 rivers, over 50 mountain peaks, waterfalls, and springs. This is one of the most po ...

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$970
The tour price is 970 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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21 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/03/2019 - 07/22/2019
07/10/2019 - 07/29/2019
07/17/2019 - 08/05/2019
07/24/2019 - 08/12/2019
07/31/2019 - 08/19/2019
08/07/2019 - 08/26/2019
08/14/2019 - 09/02/2019

Lenin Peak Expedition from Osh

Our special offer for fans of climbing - an expedition to the famous Lenin Peak with an experienced guide! The program is quaranteed to run at several fixed dates, which makes it very afford ...

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$1950
The tour price is 1950 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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22 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/02/2019 - 07/23/2019
07/09/2019 - 07/30/2019
07/16/2019 - 08/06/2019
07/23/2019 - 08/13/2019
07/30/2019 - 08/20/2019
08/06/2019 - 08/27/2019
08/13/2019 - 09/03/2019

Lenin Peak Expedition from Bishkek

Go on an expedition to Lenin Peak with an experienced mountaineering guide! Tour dates are fixed and tours are guaranteed to run no matter the number of the group! The tour price includes an ...

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$2150
The tour price is 2150 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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21 days
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Fixed dates for 2018:
07/26/2019 - 08/15/2019
08/04/2019 - 08/24/2019

Guided expedition to Khan Tengri Peak by Western or Northern Ridge

In 2019 we will run 2 expeditions to great Khan Tengri peak: via the Northern ridge (26 July-15 August 2019) and via the Western ridge (4-24 August 2-19). Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of th ...

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$2900
The tour price is 2900 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
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