The beautiful pyramid of Khan Tengri is without doubt the Jewel of the Tien Shan. It is the second highest mountain in this most northerly and remote of the great Asian mountain ranges. Among the local people, the white peaks are known as 'The Mountains of Heaven'.
Khan Tengri was first climbed by a Soviet expedition in 1931, via the West Col and West Ridge. Since then, most of its ridges and faces have been climbed - all by Soviet teams.
We offer a classical route - from the south, gaining the Western Col from the Southern Inylchek glacier. This approach is most popular among climbers. Depending upon the conditions prevailing at the time, it is likely that 3 or 4 camps will be used to climb Khan Tengri.
Basic program Bishkek-Bishkek:
Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek, accommodation in a hotel.
Day 2. Drive Bishkek - Karkara ( 460 km ), accommodation at the Camp.
Day 3. Fly by helicopter to BC “ South Inylchek ” (4000m).
Day 4. Acclimatization and preparation for ascent.
Day 5. Acclimatization and preparation for ascent.
Day 6. Camp № 1 . 4200m.
Day 7. Camp № 2 . 5500m.
Day 8. Camp № 3 . 5900m.
Day 9. Descend to BC
Day 10. Day of rest and preparation.
Day 11. Day of rest and preparation.
Day 12. Camp № 1.
Day 13. Camp № 3.
Day 14. Camp № 4. 6400m.
Day 15. Ascent of the summit (7010 m.) and descent to the camp № 3.
Day 16. Descent to the base camp.
Day 17. Additional day in case of bad weather.
Day 18. Additional day in case of bad weather.
Day 19. Fly by helicopter to BC “Karkara” and drive to Bishkek. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 20. Day in Bishkek.
Day 21. Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Please note that the above itinerary is intended to be a guideline only. Unforeseen problems with team fitness could occur and there is always the threat of bad weather to force last minute changes. This period will also include essential rest days taken at Base Camp.
Cost includes services of full package with additional services:
• Professional mountaineering guide:
- group of 1-3 pax – 1 guide
- group of 4-6 pax - 1 guide and 1 guide’s assistant
- group of 7-10 pax - 1 guide and 2 guide’s assistants
• Installed high-altitude tents (3 pax in 1 tent!)
• Group mountaineering equipment: ropes (if needed), gas cartridges and gas stoves, cooking set
• High-altitude food (see the list in attachment)