Peak Lenin (7134 m)

Peak Lenine from NE Scheme of the ascent

Chon-Ton or Peak Lenin (7134m) is the highest peak of the Zaalai Ridge on the North border of the Pamir. It is covered by snow and glaciers on which some easy ways lead to the top. It is a very popular mountain region due to ease of access to the Base Camp and to the summit. The Base Camp (3800m) is situated on a green meadow with much of onion among the simple grass. This is why it is often called "Onion Meadow". There are wonderful views of the mountains from this place. In order to get here one has to fly by helicopter or to travel by bus from the city of Osh at the South-Eastern corner of the Fergana valley.

Maps of the region
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peak Lenin

Expedition'2006 – schedule and cost

Day 1 Arrival to the Manas International Aiport in Bishkek, capital of Kirghizia. After a delay in the airport – flight to the city of Osh. Arrival to Osh, transfer to hotel, lunch, dinner. Night in the hotel.
Day 2 Transfer (280 km, about 8 hours) from Osh to Achik-Tash Base Camp. Arrival to the Base Camp (BC, 3600 m). Accommodation in two person tents. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 3 The first phase of altitude adaptation in the BC vicinity.
Day 4 The second phase of the adaptation: climb to Camp 1 (C1, 4200 m). Night in two person tents of the Camp 1.
Day 5 Ascent up to Camp 2 (5200 m) and return down to C1. Night in C1.
Day 6 Ascent to Camp 2 and overnight there in high altitude tents.
Day 7 Return down to BC.
Days 8 Rest day in the BC.
Day 9 The 3rd phase of the adaptation: climb to C1, night there.
Day 10 To Camp 2, night there.
Day 11 Climb up to Camp 3 (6100 m) and return down to Camp 2. Night in the Camp 2.
Day 12 Ascent to Camp 3 and overnight there.
Day 13 Descent to C1, night there.
Day 14 Rest day in C1.
Day 15 Beginning of the summit attempt. To Camp 2.
Day 16 To Camp 3.
Day 17 Summit day: up to the summit (7134 m) and back to the Camp 3.
Days 18 et 19 Reserve days.
Day 20
Return to BC.
Day 21 Transfer to Osh by bus. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 22 Flight from Osh to Bishkek. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 23 Flight to home.

The best period for the expedition is July-August.

Cost of the non-guided expedition'2006 is €595 per capita for a group of 4-5 participants.

The cost includes:
all necessary administrative fees and taxes in Kirghizia (including registration, climbing permit, environmental protection etc.);
CET "Neva" organization expenses (including letter of invitation for the Kirghiz visa);
habitation in Osh (two nights in a double-room hotel and three meals a day);
all surface transfers necessary for normal realization of the tour (in Bishkek and Osh, bus or truck to the Base Camp and back);
full board habitation in BC and Camp 1 (tents for two persons and three meals a day) but the climber has to have his own tents and meal for climbing above the Camp 1 (some food for the climbing can be bought in Bishkek or Osh);
cook in BC and Camp 1;
all necessary equipment of the BC and Camp 1: two-person tents with plastic mats for climbers' habitation, mess tent with table and chairs, gas-stove kitchen with its kitchen equipment, electric generator, sauna (in the BC only);
first medical aid.

The cost does not include:
flights Bishkek-Osh-Bishkek (about US$90) and luggage transportation on the flights;
airport taxes;
accommodation in Bishkek (double-room Guest House, US$40);
unexpected premature evacuation;
cost of visa;
rent of mountaineering equipment;
drinks and personal expenses.


Expedition photogalleries: (under preparation)

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