Walking tour to the foot of the famous ice peaks of the Tien Shan mountains.

Walking tour to the foot of the famous ice peaks of the Tien Shan: Khan - Tengri peak (7010 m) and Pobeda (7439 m.) The way is suitable for prepared mountaineers, because most of the route passes through pristine natural chaos: blocks of ice, cracks, moraines (glacial deposits) and numerous streams.

Ice peaks in Kyrgyzstan. However, after visiting such magnificent places as Merzbacher Lake (3304 m), the Terskey-Ala-Too Range (5216 m), the Enilchek Glacier, and the most famous peaks of Khan-Tengri, Pobeda, and Nansen (5697 m) will inspire you to move forward.

The way home will be much easier. From the base camp of South Enilchek in the tract Karkyra you will be delivered by a helicopter. During the flight, you will  be able to see and appreciate the past distance and to capture beautiful images from the open porthole of the helicopter to memorize this amazing and extreme journey.

This trekking tour includes the cultural and historical monuments. On the way to the foot of the peaks, we stop at the Burana tower - a monument of the cultural heritage of the Karakhanid era (medieval Turkic state of the 10th-13th century, the territory of which stretched from East Turkistan to the Amu Darya River).

Walking tour to the San-Tash complex, located between the ridges of Kungey and Terskey-Ala-Too.  According to the legend, the mound San Tash was formed when the conqueror Tamerlane during his military campaign ordered to each of his warriors to take a stone and throw it in a pile, to determine the number of his troops So the mound got its name San Tash, which means "the counting stones".

Walking tour to the highest ice peaks in the Kyrgyzstan – dilute your everyday life with bright colors and charm of the intact nature of Kyrgyzstan with BaiBol Travel!

Tour characteristics

July - August
12 days
72,5 km
+2510 m  -1088 m
1001 km, 18 h
Complexity 
Book now from $ 1730

You are going to love it

  • Leave the modern civilisation during this 10 days trek.
  • Admire the fusion of glaciers during a dadial hike to the Merzbacher lake .
  • Experience the live in a base camp – Mecca for climbers and travelers.
  • Enjoy the view on the mountain during an helicopter flight.
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1 Day. Airport-Bishkek

Meeting at the airport. After hotel accommodation and rest, we will make a short excursion along the Ala-Archa gorge in order to acclimatize. It takes one hour to drive from Bishkek to Ala-Archa, and we will be surrounded by high mountains and firs, thickets of currants, barberry, dog rose and sea buckthorn.

If after a long flight you'll have enough energy, we can climb to the foot of the Ak-Sai glacier, and on the way we can go into the Ratcek cabin (3200 m.), From where many travelers and tourists make their start their climbing to the peaks: Teacher (4527 m.), Baichechek (4515 m.), Corona Massif (4860 m), Boxing (4240 m), Peak Free Korea (4740 m.) And the highest peak - Semenov-Tian-Shansky (4875 m.). Then we will descent, have a dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Sights

Peak Semyonova Tian-Shanskogo
Peaks of Kyrgyz Range

Locations

Bishkek
Hiking
40 km, 1 h
B L D

2 Day. Transfer from Bishkek to Karakol city

On the road from Bishkek to Karakol, we stop at the Burana tower, a cultural monument of the Karakhanid era (a medieval Turkic state of the 10th-13th centuries, the territory of which located from East Turkestan to the Amu Darya River). Unlike other cities of Central Asia under the invasion of Genghis Khan, the capital of the Karakhanids, Balasagun city, where the tower was erected, was not destroyed, but at the moment Burana tower is the only that remains of the ancient city. Around the tower are scattered about 80 balbals - stone sculptures, which represent portraits of  living Turks living. Overnight at hotel in Karakol city.

Accommodation

Locations

Karakol
Bishkek
Ysyk-Ata District
Car run
400 km, 6 h
B L D

3 Day. Transfer Karakol city- Enilchek valley - At-Zhailoo pasture.

From Karakol we are going to drive to the east in enilchek valley through the Chon-Ashuu pass (3830 m). On the way we will see one of the largest mountain ranges of Terskey-Ala-Too, which сircumscribes the Issyk-Kul’s basin from the south. Rising and descent from the pass takes 5-6 hours, but time will pass unnoticed, cause all the way you can admire the diverse terrain of the area: high firs, plateaus, gorges and glaciers. The further way will pass through the valley of the  Enilchek river. After passing the border control, we will go to the river At-Jailoo, where we will split the campground and spend the night.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Sights

Valley Enilchek

Locations

Karakol
Ak-Suu District
Hiking
Car run
150 km, 4 h
B L D

4 Day. At Jailoo pasture - to the foot of Nansen Peak

This day we have to walk 18 km. The path begins with the transition of the river At - Jailoo. Here, depending on the high water content of the river, we will use horses, and then we will go along the valley. Rest at the mountain waterfall, then after 2-3 hours of walking we stop at the foot, stunning in beauty, the ice peak of Nansen (5697 m), where we will spend the night in tents.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Horse walking
Hiking
18 km
5-6 h
+570 m  -360 m
B L D

5 Day. The foot of Nansen Peak is the glacier

We setting off to a difficult path by moraine, along the southern side of the Inylchek glacier. The journey will be very emotional. Here the small lakes are scattered in different colors. You will be surprised and pleased with the original chaos of the area, created by nature. We will set up a camp on a glacier. 

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Hiking
9 km
3-4 h
+440 m  -150 m
B L D

6 Day. Glacier (Putevoditel) Guiding – Merzbacher Glade

One of the easiest days of our trip. This day, we have to overcome a small path from the Glacier Putevoditel (Guided) to the Merzbacher Glade (3,600 m). Exactly it is from here the famous German scientist Gottfried Merzbacher, during his trip to the Khan-Tengri peak in 1903, he found the most beautiful mountain lake. Subsequently, it was named after him. From this point of view, we also,  can see the magnificent lake and the Battleship mountain as well as he. We'll spend the night in tent camps.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Hiking
8,5 km
3-4 h
+400 m  -110 m
B L D

7 Day. Radial hike to the Merzbacher lake.

On this stretch of the road, Merzbacher Glade and the lake of the same name, the only thing that separates you from the seven thousandths of Khan-Tengri (7010m. and Victory (7439m.) peaks. Crossing this area will require you great endurance and strength, as the path to the foot of these giants lies through the glacier, moraines (glacial deposits), bottomless cracks, streams and ice blocks. Because of this reason, we cant  go to the coast of the lake, but despite this, the hike promises to be interesting and moderately extreme. We will spend the night in tents in the open air.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Hiking
6 km
2,5-3 h
+170 m  -170 m
B L D

8 Day. Merzbacher lake - fusion of glaciers Proletarian Tourist and Southern Enilchek

Having gained strength, after a day of rest we go further. The main goal on this day is to achieve the confluence of glaciers Proletarskii Tourist (4863 m.) and South Enilchek. The journey will be long (17 km, 5-6 hours) and difficult. The area around the glacier is mountainous with a lot of lakes, rivers, and covered with snow and ice. One of the most pleasant impressions of this day will be - a magnificent view of the Khan-Tengri peak (7010 m.). Overnight in tents. The nights here are extremely cold, so warm down sleeping bags will come in handy.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Hiking
17 km
5-6 h
+490 m  -90 m
B L D

9 Day. Proletarian tourist Glacier - base camp

Transition to the base camp, located at the confluence of the Southern Enilchek and Zvezdochka glaciers at the foot of the Three-headed Peak. The base camp is like a kind of Mecca for climbers and travelers, its an ideal and very convinient place to climb to the peaks Khan-Tengri and Pobeda. The camp has everything you need to stay and organize ascents: tents, excellent food, shower, radio and satellite phone. To get to camp we will have to cross the Enilchek glacier for the second time, to pass along the ice bridge across the river and moraine. Here we will have a magnificent view to the peaks of Khan-Tengri and Victory. Overnight in the base camp.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Hiking
9 km
3-4 h
+250 m  -30 m
B L D

10 Day. Radial hike to base camp - the foot of the peaks Khan-Tengri and Victory

This day, we will make a radial hike from the base camp to the foot of the Khan-Tengri and Pobeda peaks. A small walk on the foot of these magnificent peaks can be combined with an inspection of ice caves that are not far from the camp. Overnight in the base camp.

Accommodation

Economy: Camping
Standard: Camping
VIP: Camping

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Hiking
6 km
2-3 h
+190 m  -190 m
B L D

11 Day. Flight South Enilchek Camp - Karkyra (natural boundary) - Santash boarding house

This is the last day among the majestic icy tops. In the morning flight from the camp to the tract of Karkyr (natural boundary) by helicopter. The flight will take less than half an hour. Karkyra (Crane) and the river of the same name, which originates from the Kungey Ala-Too Glacier, are named after these beautiful birds from South Africa who, in the early summer and autumn, stop here for rest.

During the flight, you can once more be able to see and appreciate the path you traveled, to capture in memory the beautiful Lake Merzbacher and the famous peaks of Khan-Tengri and Victory. In addition, from the open window of the helicopter you can make beautiful pictures in memory of this amazing and extreme journey. On the way from Karkyra to the boarding house on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake, we stop at the mound San-Tash complex, which is located near the eponymous pass (2195 m) between the ridges of Kungey and Terskey Ala-Too.

Locations

Ak-Suu District
Issyk Kul District
Tup District
Car run
160 km, 3 h
B L D

12 Day. Transfer Issyk-Kul - Bishkek

Upon arrival, accommodation at the capital's hotel. After short rest a small city tour around  Bishkek city. The cultural program includes a walk along the central square of the capital Ala-Too, where the monument to the national hero "Manas the Magnanimous" is located. Here you can see the change of the guard of honor at the flagpole, visit the historical museum, and then the monument to the leader of the Alai Kyrgyz, Kurmanzhan Datki, the old square and the government house. At the end of the tour you can buy souvenirs in the central department store (ZUM). After walk you will have a farewell dinner with "Baibol Travel" team.

Locations

Issyk Kul District
Bishkek
Visiting museums and art galleries
Excursions
251 km, 4 h
B L D

Create your own group and travel profitably!

If you have been waiting for the right time to go on a journey in the footsteps of the ancient nomads of Central Asia, it has come! For the first time in Kyrgyzstan, "Baibol Travel" gives you a unique opportunity to travel at affordable prices, collecting a group of travelers from your relatives, friends, colleagues, as you are hungry for new experiences and incredible discoveries! We are happy to adapt our services to your requests and requirements, so we suggest you choose the conditions of travel with the comfort and conditions that suit you. The more people in your group, the greater the benefits will be received by all its participants!

Tour cost

The prices are indicated according to the classification of the tour and the number of people.

Number of persons / Class Economy Standard VIP
1-2 $ 2820 $ 2995 $ 3640
3-4 $ 1995 $ 2420 $ 2750
5-6 $ 1900 $ 2240 $ 2560
7-8 $ 1835 $ 2170 $ 2485
9-10 $ 1730 $ 2050 $ 2360

Conditions

Suite of services

VIP

Standard

Econom

Transport (all transfers according to the program)

premium class  SUV

high-class SUV

Class 4х4  MPV

Accommodation (in hotels, guest houses and yurts according to the program)

Guide

Guide  assistant  (for groups more than 6 people)

Cook

Cook assistant (for groups over 6 people)

Horse guide

Horsemen

Horses

Staff porter  

to 15 kg of personal staff

to 8 кг. of personal staff

to 0 кг. of personal staff

Meal 3 times a day (+ afternoon snack for trekking trips)

4 times a day

3-time

3-time

Tents for living

Tent kitchen and dining room (hangar for groups over 6 people))

Portable toilets

Sleeping bags

Mattress for hiking

Kitchen accessories

Satellite-link communication

National games

National horse games

Workshops

Excursion

Folklore concert

Helicopter

 

Trekking’s Recommendations:

There is a fine line between taking too many things and too little, especially considering what you need to use for any extreme situations and weather conditions. Below, there is a list of staff offered by us, it is almost universal for trips in Kyrgyzstan (the number of things can change only in the case of a complex tour).

Please use it as a guide:

  • tent, sleeping bag or ground pad (if not included in the list of things provided by the company)— backpack or expeditionary trunk;
  • a windbreaker from the wind and the rain (or a windbreaker + plastic raincoat);
  • tight draft-proof pants, preferably synthetic, to quickly dried up;
  • waterproof trousers (optional);
  • shorts or summer pants;
  • high waterproof Hiking boots that cover the ankle + sandals/sneakers;
  • a hat/ jogging shoes;
  • thermal underwear;
  • a couple of t-shirts— long-sleeved t-shirt;
  • loves;
  • at least 2 pairs of wool and 2 pairs of ordinary socks;
  • personal first aid kit;
  • alpenstocks, gaiters;
  • sunglasses;
  • camera, batteries/accumulators to it;
  • headlamp, batteries for it;
  • handbag for documents (if any);
  • watch, an altimeter (optional), portable charger (power bank);
  • personal hygiene items;
  • sunscreen.