KHAN TENGRI BASE CAMP TREK + PESNI ABAYA 4901M PEAK
Trip code: KTTR
Trip season: 01/07-31/08
Duration: 14 days
Departures: Please contact us for individual departures.
Group size: 1-16 pax
Price: Please refer to Trek Dossier for the most up-to-date information
Extensions: It is possible to combine your tour with other activities in Kyrgyzstan or extend it to other Central Asian republics: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan. Please inquire.
Description: 14 day trek along Inylchek valley - a home to 60 km long Inylchek glacier, unique Mertzbaher lake and base camps for Khan Tengri 7010M and Pobeda 7439M peaks. We start from At Jailoo to continue along the same valley. There are no mountain passes to cross on this trek and first days mainly cross flat river beds. The area is abounded with wild and bird life: mountain goats, Marco Polo sheep, deer, foxes, wolves, numerous marmots etc. The tour begins and ends with the opportunity to visit some of Kyrgyzstan's finest cultural and historical treasures.
Route: The route begins with drive to Karakol town on the east end of Issyk-Kul lake. There will be time to swim and explore the lake and its environs on foot or by boat before continue to Karakol, once a Russian fortress. Next day we take 200km drive to At Jailoo. Here, porters take over and carry trekking and camping gear for the trek through stunning mountain scenery. This trek goes by same mountain valley passing many tempestuous rivers, high glaciated summits and a wide variety of colourful panoramas. The alpine meadows are extremely beautiful with a profusion of flowers and lush grass pastures in the lower part. Several Golden Eagles have their home here along with other colourful bird-life. There will be time at the end of the trek for sightseeing and shopping in Karakol's and Bishkek's bazaars, and we will gather together for a banquet on a final night in Kyrgyzstan before you travel home or your onward destination.
Grade: The tour is seven days trekking on foot. Paths are generally in good shape until we reach the glacier where the trails are rude and often disappear. The trek is porter-assisted, so you need to carry a day pack with your belongings. Average walking time is around 7-8 hours per day. Daily altitude gain is about 200-400 m. You must be reasonably fit to attempt this trek. This trek is graded as "steady extra": Trekking and camping background advisable. Varying extra demands: Remoteness, altitude, long days, weather, lack of comforts.
Trek Crew:The trek is assisted by guide, cook and porters who carry camping gear for the trek.