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Muztag Ata and Koskulak peaks climbing. Pamir.  
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Tien Shan: Khan Tengri - The Lord of the Sky. 21 days, North side, from Bishkek.

See also: Khan Tengri (South) from Bishkek, Khan Tengri (North) from Almaty, In the shadow of Khan Tengri: 5000+ peaks climbing.

Region: Kyrghyzstan, Central Tien Shan, Tengritag range
Activity: mountaineering expedition
Trip Category: regular
Difficulty: difficult, need of special skill and full set of mountaineering gear.
Season: July-August.
Dates of helicopter flights to/from Karkara BC: July, 9; 12; 14; 17; 20; 21; 22; 23; 26; 28; 29; 30 August, 01, 03; 04; 05; 06; 07; 09; 11; 12; 13; 17; 18; 20; 22; 26; 27. BC will operate since July, 01 to August, 31 (Note: this information might be subject to change!)

Tien Shan - "The Sky Mountains" is one of the world's biggest and highest (up to 7,439 m - peak Pobeda) mountain land on the south of Central Asia where virtually all kinds of mountain outdoors are possible - from easy trekking to extremely difficult mountaineering. The entire area keeps ecological purity and untouched wild nature so far.

The marble pyramid of Khan Tengri (7,010 m high) attracts the people's attention for thousands years - it is seen from the ancient Silk Road, which is crossing so-called "Junghar's Gate" on the present-time Kazakh - Chinese border. The climbing of Khan Tengri from North Inilchek glacier via Western Col (5A CC mountaineering) is perfect adventure and requires good physical conditions of participants, previous climbing skill is also strongly recommended. All the participants who will succesfuly climb the Khan Tengri peak will be awarded with special diploma.

Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrival to Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to Karkara BC (460 km, 2200 m). Tent accommodation (comfortable 2-person tents on wooden pedestal). Ascent to any surrounded peak (4000-4500 m) - recommended.
Day 3 Helicopter flight to North Inylchek BC (30 min, approx. 4000 m) on the side morain of North Inilchek glacier. Rest.
Day 4 Acclimatization day.
Days 5-16 Climbing to Khan Tengri summit along the Chapaev Peak and Western Col route (see climbing map). The intermediate camps are at the following heights: Camp 1 at 4800 m, Camp 2 at 5600 m, Camp 3 at 5900 m and Camp 4 at 6400 m. Our guides usually fix ropes at the most difficult places of the route (5200-5500 m, 5700-5900 m, and 6200-6750 m).
Day 17 Day of rest.
Day 18 Spare day for the case of bad weather etc.
Day 19 Helicopter flight back to Base Camp Karkara. Drive to Bishkek. Overnight in Hotel (***DBL, BB)
Day 21 Transfer to airport. Departure from Almaty.

Note: the itinerary of above is draft one and should be subject to adjust to meet weather conditions, helicopter flights schedule, participants' wishes, etc.

Cost (full package): $2950 per person. This option is for experienced mountaineers or for those who prefer the self-guided climbing.
Included: Meeting/seeing-off at the airport in Bishkek or at railway station in Bishkek; transfer airport – hotel - airport; transfer Bishkek - helipad in Karkara and back; helicopter flight to BC and back; unlimited luggage allovance on the helicopter flight to BC and back; hotel accommodation in Bishkek with breakfast (max 3 nights only total!); double tents accommodation full board at BC “North Inylchek“; usage of hot shower and sauna, toilet and cloak-room at BC “North Inylchek“; consultancy service of local guide; medical consultancy; rescue rangers registration; ecology fee; long-distance radio telecommunication service; ultra-short wave radios (walkie-talkie) rental on ascents;.

Not included (all variants): travel to and from Bishkek, personal items, insurance and cost of rescue team support, food away from BC.
Options. The climbing of Khan Tengri peak may be combined with climbing the Pobeda peak or/and Marble Wall peak. Single supplement, transfers in Bishkek, additional excursions, climbing guide and porter service, gasoline and butane gas cartridges refuel, gas catridges for stoves at BC, changes the dates of helicopter flights and transfers, additional days at BCs, gear rental (including high-altitude tents), food for climbing, sat communication, Internet access. Short-notice trip on prior agreement.

Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. Almaty. Arashan bath complex.
Almaty. Arashan bath complex.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. Karkara BC.
Karkara BC.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. Helicopter in Karkara BC.
Helicopter in Karkara BC.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. Aboard the helicopter.
Aboard the helicopter.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. Helicopter landing BC.
Helicopter is landing at the BC site.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. Helicopter at the BC site.
Helicopter in the BC.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. Mertzbakher Lake.
Natural phenomena - annually disappiaring Mertzbakher Lake. Aerial view.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. South Base Camp.
Base camp.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. BC and Pobeda peak.
BC with the Pobeda peak (7439 m) at the background.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. Khan Tengri from Pobeda peak.
Khan Tengri as seen from the slopes of Pobeda peak.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. Khan Tengri from BC.
Khan Tengri as seen from BC.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri South.
Khan Tengri South close view.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. South ABC.
Khan Tengri ABC.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri expedition. ABC under snow.
Snow covered ABC.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. Ascent on Semenov glacier.
Ascent through the icefall of Semenov glacier.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. Ascent to West Saddle.
Climbing up the ice wall to West col.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. Camp-6400.
Camp-6400.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri climbing. On the summit.
On the summit of Khan Tengri. Pobeda peak is seen on the background.
Tien Shan. Khan Tengri South panoramic view.
Khan Tengri South panoramic view.
 
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