The Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage

The Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage

The Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage

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From $3,125USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camp, hotel, guest house

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Highlights

Hike the unspoilt mountains of beautiful Kyrgyzstan

Test your endurance as you hike to high mountain passes, largely undiscovered by tourists.

See nomadic tribes move through the land, living out the same way of life and customs they have for many years.

Experience the hospitality of a country that truly loves guests, sipping tea and chatting with locals.

Get a taste for city life with a visit to an Asian bazaar, a brightly coloured market ideal for photos. 

In far-away Kyrgyzstan, largely undiscovered mountains rise above the land. The Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage is an expansive hiking tour that reveals both the stunning mountain ranges of this country, as well as the unbeatable hospitality of its locals. There are few mountain ranges so unspoilt as the ones you'll discover in Kyrgyzstan!

On this 20-day tour, you'll move from bazaars to the mountains to nomadic camps and back. Push yourself to summit peaks, then rest up with tea in nomadic camps, where the door is always open for visitors. Impossibly blue lakes, glaciers, and wide green valleys sprawl in this landscape that's a paradise for hikers, yet largely untouched. Adventurous hikers, this is not one to miss!

The Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 Osh City Tour

Begin your tour in Osh. In Osh city you will go for a walk to visit the most famous spots, including Suleiman Mountain, situated in the center of the city. This is said to be a pilgrimage place for local Muslims. According to the legend, biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman in the Koran) was buried at the foot of it. Continue to Victory Square, Oak Park, Central Ala-Too Square, the History Museum, National Philharmonic, and other interesting locales.

After visiting all these places, you will go for lunch in a local restaurant to try Kyrgyz food. After, continue your city tour and visit an Asian bazaar, which was opened under the Soviet Union and reconstructed in 2001.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bishkek
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 Hike to Oytal Valley

After breakfast, your route passes through rocky hills with hilly pastures. At an altitude of 1700m, make a stop at Lake Papansky, which is a beautiful blue pearl among ochre and green pastures. Start a hike from the village of Papan, heading in the direction of a sacred water spring, where you can visit a limestone cave. Make camp near a stream at an altitude of 2300m.

Overnight Location
Camping in Oytal Valley (2,300m / 7,545ft)
Distance
20 minutes, 120m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Trek to Lake Sary Bel

Begin today by hiking through a valley where the rocks are covered with anthracite. You will walk through pastures close to a canyon. You’ll get into wooded terrain around 3040m. Eventually you will reach the foot of Sarybel. Here, a short descent will lead you into a beautiful alpine valley, where you will make camp for the night.

Overnight Location
Camping in Sary Bel (3,150m / 10,334ft)
Distance
5/6 hours, 850m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Trek to Kosh Moynok - Sarymoghol Valley

Today’s path will lead you to Kok Moinok Pass. Make a descent through farmland to the village of Kichi Alai. From here, the route will pass in front of Sary-Mogol. You will be amazed by the beautiful green views of the valley. Continue up the river to 2800m to set up camp.

Overnight Location
Camp in Sary Mogol (2,800m / 9,186ft)
Distance
5 hrs, 740m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Trek to the Base Camp of Sary-Mogol

Ascend along the river among the sharp peaks and glaciers. You will set up camp at the foot of the river, where you can meet yaks. The camp will be made at heights of 3700--4000m above sea level.

Overnight Location
Camping in Sary-Mogol (3,900m / 12,795ft)
Distance
5 hours, 1100m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Trek to Pass Sary Mogol and Camp Lake

On today’s trek, you will see the crushed slate. On the pass, enjoy the view of the surrounding lakes and numerous peaks above 5000 meters. At the bottom of the lake, you will make camp. Most of the time, horses do not pass this descent because it’s too steep. Another team will be waiting for you on the other side to take your load.

Overnight Location
Camping at Sary Mogol Lake (4,000m / 12,123ft)
Distance
3 hours, 370m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Trek to South Valley of Sary-Mogol

Today involves an all-day walk through the incredible valley of the Sary-Mogol. The path runs through a deep gorge, passing a beautiful waterfall. The group will make camp at 3330m near a nomadic yurt.

Overnight Location
Camping in Sary-Mogol (3,330m/10,925ft)
Distance
5 hours, 100m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Trek to Kara Kabak

Trek a route that runs along a slope parallel to the Pamir. The landscape is absolutely gorgeous and you can see for miles. The track is at an altitude of about 4,000m in the upper valley of Kara Kabak, and tonight’s camp is set in a beautiful valley next to river.

Overnight Location
Camping in Kara Kabak (3640m / 11,942ft)
Distance
6/7 hours, 1200m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Challenging Trek to Kochkol

Today you will hike along the river near the mountains to begin. Cross the river and take on a very steep climb (35 °) among tall grass and red scree to reach a lake. You will then descend from the mountains, then take a long alpine climb to reach the middle of the lake at 4150m.

Overnight Location
Camping in Kochkol (3,900m / 12,795ft)
Distance
6/7 hours, 1100m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Exploring Lake Kochkol

Today, spend the whole day resting or exploring the lake. There are many trails for hiking nearby. One of the best is north of the lake, which reaches a height of 4800m, from the top of which you can see the whole mountain chain of Pamir.

Overnight Location
Camping in Kochkol (3,900m / 12,795ft)
Distance
6 hours, 900m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 Trek to Kashkasuu – Chong Kol Suu

Begin with a descent into the valley, with views of the Pamir. On the way you can meet yaks and wild horses near a white yurt, the inhabitants of which are busy preparing fermented mares milk. Enjoy a picnic with a view of Lenin Peak. The temperature will gradually rise during the descent.

You will be picked up once you reach the bottom. Travel in the direction of the Pamirs and make camp in the valley Chong Kjl Suu (3230m), near the yurts of nomads.

Overnight Location
Camping in Chong Kol Suu (3,230m / 10,597ft)
Distance
5 hours, 50m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12 Rest Day with the Nomads

Today you have time to relax and enjoy this exceptionally beautiful view. Spend time getting to know the nomadic people nearby as you visit the neighboring yurts, where you’ll share food and chatter.

Overnight Location
Camping in Chong Kol Suu (3,230m / 10,597ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 Challenging Route to Kara Beshik

Along the alpine valleys, your route will pass herds of horses and yurts of nomads along the Pamir. The trek will be quite difficult. You will pass through the spectacular canyon of Ming Dzar, and next to magnificent landscapes you will set up camp at the foot of the Kara Beshik pastures.

Overnight Location
Camping in Kara Beshik (3,590m / 11,778ft)
Distance
6 hours, 1020m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 14 Trek to Kaman Suu

Today you will pass through the pastures on two routes: one through a valley and one across the Kaman Suu where, in front of a beautiful view of the mountains, you will set up camp. Reach the peak of today’s trek at 3800m, which offers a splendid view of Lenin Peak.

Overnight Location
Camping in Kaman Suu (3,840m / 12,600ft)
Distance
5/6 hours, 790m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 15 Trek to Kungei Tash

Before today’s start, spend some time admiring the ochre peaks. Depending on the weather and snow, you can hike to a height of up to 4400m and enjoy the view of the mountaintops. After a descent into the valley of Tash Kungei, set up camp at the foot of glaciers.

Overnight Location
Camping in Tash Kungei (3,700m / 12,140ft)
Distance
4/5 hours, 700m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 16 Trek to the Base Camp of Lenin Peak

Begin the day with a descent through the Iskesu Valley. From here, you’ll cross a river and hike beside yurts and pastures. Ascend a pass overlooking the surrounding lakes and make camp at the base of Lenin Peak.

Overnight Location
Camping in Lenin Peak (3,600m / 11,811ft)
Distance
5 hours, 610m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 17 Putishestvennik Pass Climb

On the same route, you’ll climb Putishestvennik Pass (4100m) and then descend its steep slopes. After a few passes and river crossings, return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, take some leisure time to admire the glaciers. The camp will be at the foot of the 2800m northern wall of Lenin Peak.

Overnight Location
Camping in Lenin Peak (2,800m / 9,186ft)
Distance
5 hours, 950m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 18 Trek at the Base Camp and Night at Sary-Tash

Take a morning walk around camp to watch the changing light of the morning on the slopes. In fine weather, you can achieve a low peak of about 4700m with glacier views. Return to base camp on the same route. Spend the night at the Sary-Tash

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Lenin Peak
Distance
4.5 hrs, 200m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 19 Day at the City of Osh

Take one last moment to enjoy the views of the Pamir-Alai and go to the Kaldyk Gorge. You’ll arrive in Osh in the middle of the day and have lunch. After lunch, enjoy free time to relax, then go to the market for shopping and visit the 3-storey Ethnographic Museum in the form of a yurt. Use this opportunity to learn a little bit about the Kyrgyz customs and nomadic life that you discovered during your trip

Overnight Location
Hotel in Osh
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 20 Departure

After 20 days in this unbelievable country, it’s time to head home. You’ll be dropped off at the airport. Safe travels!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage Price and Dates

This guided tour to Lenin Peak is always run as a private tour for your group only and the pricing per person depends on the size of the group, as well as whether you choose to stay in 3 or 4-star hotels during your trip.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-3: $5,625USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $3,725USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6+: $3,125USD per person
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Accommodation on the Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage

This tour is based in hotels, tents, and guesthouses. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $125USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-19

Accommodation along the Nomadic Kyrgyzstan Route

The accommodation on this tour will range from city centre hotels to rural yurts as you travel around different towns and villages.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Nomadic Kyrgyzstan Tour?

Meals

20 breakfasts, 20 lunches, and 20 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 19 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Airport transfer and transport for all transfers and excursions are included. It does not include flights to and from Kyrgyzstan.

Also Included

  • Double tents, mats and kitchen equipment
  • Personal for trek (mountain guide, porters, cook)
  • Entry fees to museums
  • Mineral Water

Not included

  • Trekking clothing
  • Medicine for altitude sickness

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights before and after the tour
  • Single rooms

Frequenty Asked Questions about The Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage

How hard is the Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage?

We rate this tour as a 5/ 5. This tour is recommended for fit hikers who can handle 5-7 hours of trekking per day at high altitudes.

When is the best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for this tour?

The best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for this tour is between June and September when the weather is at its warmest and driest.

Do I need a visa to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage?

20 breakfasts, 20 lunches and 20 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Bishkek to start this tour?

Fly into Bishkek Manas International Airport (FRU/UCFM), from where you will be transported to Osh city.

Is the Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Lenin Peak and Valleys Voyage end?

The tour ends in Osh City, where you will be taken to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Kyrgyzstan?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $3,125USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camp, hotel, guest house

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 5/ 5. This tour is recommended for fit hikers who can handle 5-7 hours of trekking per day at high altitudes.


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