Central Tien Shan – how much mystery and magic in these words! Since earliest times people have tried to penetrate into this alluring and such unknown territory. These majestic mountains have one especially unique place – the Merzbacher Lake – “the heart of the Tien Shan”. It is situated at an altitude of 3304 meters above sea level and located between glaciers North and South Inylchek (one of the largest glaciers in the world). On its coast you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks of the Tien Shan. You will not remain indifferent to the beauty of this ever-shining land among icy silence of snowbound giants. Each year, between July and August, the lake, containing 129 million cubic meters of water, suddenly disappears completely for 2-3 days. And the filling begins with the melting of glaciers. There are many hypotheses about this phenomenon, but none of them has found its full confirmation. “The heart of the Tien Shan” is still the mystery!
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The price listed above includes food, rental equipment and transportation for the personnel:
Climate Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate, here the weather can change 3-4 times a day. Be aware sometimes you may experience rainy, snowy and sunny weather in the same day. You need to bring: Winter jacket, sleeping bag rated for -26ºC to 0ºC, rain gear, 2-3 pairs of wool socks, waterproof trekking boots, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen with high UV-protection, lip balm with UV-protection. SR1416 will provide the necessary trekking equipment: A 2 person 3 season tent and a sleeping mat; a kitchen for the cook and dining area for the clients to eat their meals. If client wants to stay in single tent there is a cost of €4 per day. Food during the trek
Insurance It is strongly recommended that all clients have proper insurance to cover any illnesses, helicopter evacuation and transportation to their country of origin. In the event of an emergency SR1416 will do everything in its power to assist clients. Please contact your Embassy to find the best travelers insurance policy for your stay in Kyrgyzstan.
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