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The Snow Leopard peaks refer to the five mountains of the former Soviet Union with peaks of more than 7,000 metres. Scaling each of the peaks was a formidable challenge for Russian alpinists resulting in the prized Snow Leopard Award which is still recognised in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). There are three peaks in the Pamir Mountains - Ismail Samani or Communism Peak at 7495m, Peak Korzhenevskayaat 7105m (both in Tajikistan) and Ibn Sin or Lenin Peak at 7134m (on the Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan border) and two peaks in the Tian Shan - Jengish Chokusa or Peak Pobeda at 7439m (or the Kyrgyzstan/China border) and Khan Tengri at 7010m (on the Kyrzgystan/Kazakhstan border). Scaling the peaks demands extensive climbing experience and mountaineering skills.


Location: Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan

Travel to Snow Leopards

Organised group tours: The following tours for Snow Leopards are available:


Details and Booking

Tour Map of Khan Tengri Expedition (7010m)

Khan Tengri Expedition (7010m)

£3990

excl. flights

28 days

These include mountaineering treks to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the company of some of the world’s most experienced mountain guides. We explore remote peaks and passes in Nepal, India, the Tian Shan and Pamirs of Central Asia and Western China, the Cordillera Real in Bolivia, Aconcagua – the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere, Ojos del Salado – the highest volcano in the world, Mt Elbrus – the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc – the highest in the European Alps and Mt Cook in New Zealand.

Khan Tengri Expedition (7010m)

At 7010m the spectacular ice pyramid of Khan Tengri is the second highest mountain in the Tian Shan range and lies on the border between Kazakstan & Kyrgyzstan. In preparation for our climb on Khan Tengri we will acclimatise and fine-tune our skills on the nearby peak of Karly Tau (5450m) before flying to our base camp at 4000m on the North Inylchek Glacier. From base camp we will climb the protected but technical and steep north ridge leading to the snow covered dome of Chapayev Peak ( 6100m). Two camps will be placed on this ridge at 4800m and 5600m. A third camp will be established on the saddle between Chapayev Peak and Khan Tengri at 6000m and from here we will follow the west ridge/face to the summit. Technical and exposed sections of the climb will be fixed and all team members are required to carry loads and help with the preparation of meals etc while above BC. Previous mountaineering experience at altitude is essential to join this expedition.


Details and Booking

Tour Map of Peak Lenin (7134m)

Peak Lenin (7134m)

£2990

excl. flights

23 days

These include mountaineering treks to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the company of some of the world’s most experienced mountain guides. We explore remote peaks and passes in Nepal, India, the Tian Shan and Pamirs of Central Asia and Western China, the Cordillera Real in Bolivia, Aconcagua – the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere, Ojos del Salado – the highest volcano in the world, Mt Elbrus – the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc – the highest in the European Alps and Mt Cook in New Zealand.

Since the early days we have maintained that trekking is ideally suited to exploring villages and monasteries in remote regions and getting close up to inspiring mountain scenery. We design trekking holidays to perfection as so many of our past trekkers will testify. Our treks help you discover the remote trails of the Himalaya in Nepal, Tibet, India, Sikkim and Bhutan; the dramatic Karakoram in Pakistan; the Andes from Patagonia to Peru; the Table Mountains of Venezuela; the Rockies and National Parks of North America; the High Atlas of Morocco; the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia; Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mount Meru in East Africa; along the Great Wall of China and ancient pilgrim trails in Japan; hill tribe country in Vietnam and Thailand; Turgen Mountain in Mongolia; the; the European Alps and Dolomites; Iceland’s rugged wilderness; the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Australia’s remote outback and Tasmanian trails.

Peak Lenin (7134m)

Situated on the Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan border, Peak Lenin stands at an altitude of 7134m and is the second highest mountain in the Pamir mountain range. Although a popular and straight forward ascent suitable for those who wish to climb for the first time over 7000 metres, this expedition is not to be underestimated due to the extreme altitude involved. Our expedition is from the Kyrgyzstan side of the peak, beginning from the village of Osh. We will acclimatise on the mountain, establishing and stocking our high camps for the first half of our expedition. Once all camps are in place, we will rest before making our summit push under our expedition leaders expert guidance. To join this expedition you will need a high level of fitness, basic mountaineering skills and prior experience at high altitude.