Muztagh Ata

Muztagh Ata

From £6,750
Altitude 7,546m Grade: 2C

A stunning 7000m peak with incredible views of the Pamir, K2 and the Karakoram.

The Muztagh Ata Climb lies in the centre of the great mountain ranges of Asia, with the Karakoram to the south, the Pamir to the west, Kun Lun and the Tien Shan to the north. The last main settlement before our approach to the mountain is Kashgar, an interesting small town situated on the old Silk Road. Mosques rise above mud-thatched houses and donkey carts still trundle through the many small alleys. It is from here we transfer to Subashi and then on foot to Muztagh Ata Base Camp supported by a caravan of camels.

Muztagh Ata meaning 'The father of ice mountains', rises out of China’s vast Takla Makan Desert in the Xinjiang Province of China and provides the opportunity to climb a mountain over 7500m with minimal technical difficulty. For those with the appropriate skills, it is often used as a stepping stone to an 8000m peak which could include Everest.

To Climb Muztagh Ata involves establishing three camps en route above Base Camp, the snow line being just above camp 1 at 5400m. The most technical sections will be encountered on the move to camp 2 above 6000m. The summit day, although technically straight forward, will feel exhausting as a result of the extreme altitude, so a good level of fitness is essential. Given a clear day, you will be rewarded, with tremendous views of the Pamir, the Karakoram and K2.

Previous experience should include a 6000m peak and confident use of ice axe and crampons.

The expedition will be led by one of our experienced British High Altitude leaders. Camels are used for the approach into base camp and pack mules to camp 1. Porters carry the group equipment (tent, stoves and fuel) above camp 1 to the high camps.

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Dates & Prices

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Flight Inclusive
With Flight
Land Only
With Flight
22nd Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024 Closed30 £6,750£7,530
13th Jul 2024 - 11th Aug 2024 Closed30 £6,750£7,530

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.


Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

Adventure Peaks Logoed Kit Bag (Non UK addresses + Postage) £85

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite
  • Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • All team members will receive a free logoed trip T-Shirt with the name of your Expedition on it.
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances, including extra accommodation and the cost of changes to international flights.


Days 1 - 2

Flight to Bishkek, Kyrgystan.

Day 3

Final preparations.

Day 4

Drive to Nairn.

Day 5

Drive to Kashgar, China.

Day 6

Drive to Lake Karakol.

Day 7

Drive to Subashi. Trek to Base Camp.

Day 8

Acclimatisation at Base Camp.

Days 9 - 24

Ascent of Muztagh Ata.

Day 25

Descend to Kashgar.

Day 26

Day in Kashgar

Day 27

Drive to Nairn.

Day 28

Drive to Bishkek.

Day 29

Day in Bishkek.

Day 30

Return international flight.


It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services. Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue, in particular for peaks over 7000m:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

Expeditions and Treks under 7000m - Campbell Irvine Direct :

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
J S Insurance: Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number –


Anonymous · 9 years ago ·

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