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The long summit ridge of Peak Lenin seen from the way to camp 3 - Image Courtesy Marat AintsanovPeak Lenin Expedition - Programme

There are over 15 different ascent routes to the summit of Peak Lenin. For our expedition we use the classical route over Razdyelnaya Peak with 3 intermediate camps.

STANDARD OUTLINE ITINERARY - 22 days ex-Bishkek:

ACCESS TO THE FOOT OF PEAK LENIN
Day 0 Flight to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Day 1 Early morning arrival in Bishkek. Meeting with our local representative. At 9 am Flight to Osh. Meet our local representative and transfer to the guest house. Accommodation in double rooms. Free time.
Day 2 Transfer by 4WD minivan to Achik-Tash base camp, 280 km., 8-10 hours. On the way to base camp we are to cross pass Taldyk, 3600 m. Stop for lunch at Kurtuk-Ata tea-house 140 km from Osh. Arrival at Base Camp in Achik-Tash, 3500 m. Accommodation in double tents. Dinner at the mess-tent.
Day 3 Free time at base camp.
ACCLIMATISATION FOR THE ALTITUDE OF 5,300 M
Day 4 Base Camp - Camp 1, 4200 m. Accommodation in double tents. Dinner at the mess-tent of Camp-1.
Day 5 Camp 1 - Camp 2, 5300. In order to drop there the stuff necessary for the further ascent. Setting Camp 2 and return to Camp 1
Day 6 Free time at Camp-1.
Day 7 Free time at Camp-1.
ACCLIMATISATION FOR THE ALTITUDE OF 6,100 M
Day 8 Camp 1 - Camp 2. Overnight in tents at Camp 2.
Day 9 Camp 2 - Camp 3, 6100 m. In order to drop there the stuff necessary for the further ascent. Setting Camp 3 and return to Camp 2.
Day 10 Camp 2 - Base Camp
Day 11 Free time at Base Camp
Day 12 Free time at Base Camp
Day 13 Base Camp - Camp 1*
ASCENT OF THE TOP OF PEAK LENIN
Day 14 Camp 1 - Camp 2.
Day 15 Camp 2 - Camp 3. Overnight in tents at Camp 3.
Day 16 Camp 3 - Summit.
Day 17 Camp 3 - Camp 1.
Day 18 Camp 1 - Base Camp.
Day 19 Free time at Base Camp. Washing, visiting sauna.**
RETURN TO BISHKEK
Day 20 Transfer by 4wd car Base Camp - Osh. Accommodation in double rooms at the guest house.***
Day 21 am Osh sightseeing tour. pm Flight to Bishkek. Double room accommodation. Farewell dinner at Baisu or Golden Pheasant restaurant.
Day 22 Early morning Transfer to airport. Departure flight.

Notes:
* In case of bad weather conditions on Day 9 and Day 10. You may spend two days at Camp 1 instead of base Camp in this case two spare days (see Day 11 and Day 14) would appear.
 
**The 1-st spare day in case of bad weather on Summit day.

*** The 2-d spare day - in case both spare days are used above Base Camp, on Day 20 you are to come to Base Camp from Camp 1 and to leave for Osh immediately
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We recommend departure from Europe on Saturday, returning on Sunday (arrive Monday morning). Earliest arrival date is 10 July 2005, latest 14 August 2005.

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Peak Lenin ascent routing © Marat Aitsanov (Almaty)

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