Climb Lenin peak
Lenin Peak is one of the three easiest seven-thousands on the planet, but it is noticeably more famous and more accessible than the other two. Climbing Lenin Peak is popular in Russia and abroad, as it is included in the Snow Leopard program, along with Khan-Tengri Peak, Pobeda Peak, Korzhenevskaya Peak and Communism Peak. Lenin Peak is considered to be a good step on the way to easy eight-thousanders.
About the tour
Climbing Lenin Peak technically is not challenging except for a few crevasses on the route between the camps at 4400m and 5400m, which is to be passed in roped parties. This is the reason why Lenin Peak is considered the easiest and most accessible of the world’s 7000m summits. However, this doesn’t mean that you can neglect proper preparation to the expedition or that you should overestimate yourself.
Lenin Peak climb’s main difference from lower summits is the expedition’s longer duration, the accumulated psychological exhaustion and drop in motivation. We will do everything for you to escape these conditions, by organizing a comfortable base camp and providing diverse and plentiful food. Our guides are professional climbers (proven by more than words) with numerous ascents to 8000m summits and years-long experience of climbing and leading guided groups. They closely watch the wellbeing of all group members and do everything possible for them to reach their goal, observing the due level of safety. We don’t save money on our clients!
Previous experience of staying above 5000m altitude is a good advantage.
Day 1. Flight to the city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan and meeting at the airport with our representatives.
Day 2. Transfer to the intermediary camp Achik-Tash at an elevation of 3600m.
Day 3. A short acclimatization hike.
Day 4. An 18km trek to Base Camp at Lenin Peak (to an elevation of 4400m), and putting up a camp.
Day 5. An acclimatization hike.
Day 6. Climb to Camp 1 (at 5400m) or a hike to an elevation of 5100m, to a mountain near Base Camp. Overnight stay at one of those spots.
Day 7. Descent to Lenin Peak’s Base Camp (at 4400m), having rest.
Day 8. Day for rest.
Day 9. Climb to Camp 1 (at 5400m).
Day 10. Climb to Camp 2 (at 6100 m).
Day 11. Descent to Lenin Peak’s Base Camp (at 4400m), having rest.
Day 12. Day for rest.
Day 13. Climb to Camp 1 (at 5400m).
Day 14. Climb to Camp 2 (at 6100 m).
Day 15. Climbing Lenin Peak, with overnight stay at Camp 2 (6100m).
Day 16. Descent to Lenin Peak Base Camp (at 4400m), and having rest.
Day 17. Reserved day
Day 18. Reserved day
Day 19. Reserved day
Day 20. Descent to Achik-Tash camp and transfer to Osh.
Day 21. Transfer to the airport and flight back home.
The cost of Lenin Peak climb includes:
- Services of professional mountain guides – one for five or six climbers for the period of acclimatization, and one for three climbers on the day of climbing Lenin Peak
- All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation at hotel in Osh as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in Achik-Tash and Base Camp in tents as mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfasts in Osh
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the way as well as in Achik-Tash (at 3600m) and Base Camp (at 4400m)
- Food for high altitude camps
- Tents for high altitude camps
- Gas for high altitude camps
- All instructions from guides
- All required documents and permits for climbing
- Kitchen equipment except for personal plate, cup and spoon
- Horses for carrying personal luggage (20kg per person)
Not included in the cost of Lenin Peak climb:
- Flight tickets
- Services of carriers
- Every other thing not mentioned in the itinerary
Any costs associated with program changes
- Airplane tickets
- Medical insurance
- Backpack. 70-80l.
- Sleeping bag, comfort temperature from -20C to -30C.
- Sleeping mattress.
- Trekking poles.
- Ice ax.
- Carabiners – 3 pcs.
- Mustache insurance.
- Ice screw on a separate carbine
- 5 m. 5-6mm reps
Clothes and shoes:
- Mountaineering Double or triple boots. Double: plastic or leather. Among plastic ones we recommend Scarpa Vega – seem to be the warmest of all double shoes.
- Trekking boots.
- Waterproof layer – Jacket + trousers. The industry offers a wide range of products from simple membranes 5000/5000 to products from Gore-Tex.
- Fleece costume.
- Thermo underwear layer – top and bottom
- Thick and warm down coat.
- Thick gloves.
- Thin gloves.
- Bandana (in addition to protection from the Sun in the valley can be used to warm your throat or face in the cold)
- Warm trekking socks for the day of the ascent.
- LED headlamp
- Ski goggles
- Thermos – 1L. Preferably without a button in the lid.
- Windproof mask for the lower part of the face (partly can be replaced with a scarf)
- Sunblock and lip balm
- Chemical heaters (not necessarily, but can be very useful)
- Personal first aid kit
- Elastic bandage and / or supporting bandage.