Khan Tengri

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Altitude 7010m, Grade 4D

Khan Tengri is one of the world’s most beautiful peaks in the world and the jewel of the Tien Shan. Can be combined with the Kyrgyz Unclimbed expedition.


Khan Tengri is a challenging expedition follows in the footsteps of seven previously successful trips to this  comparatively undiscovered region.

At 7010m, Khan Tengri is without doubt the most splendid of summits amongst the jagged peaks of the Tien Shan. With its elegant ridges and superb pyramidal summit, it is also regarded as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world, alongside the stunning Alpamayo, Ama Dablam and the Matterhorn.

Base Camp will be established at 4000m on the North Inylchek Glacier, the world’s third longest at 62km. The views from here are quite breathtaking and provide a superb backdrop whilst enjoying a welcome drink of tea and relaxing, before we head for Camp 1 at 4600m and Camp 2 at 5500m. We then ascend the stunning North Summit of Peak Chapayev (6150m), with its momentous views of our summit objective, and onto the Col just below the West Ridge at 5900m. To improve our chances of success on Khan Tengri, an additional camp may be established at 6300m. Climbing up to Scottish grade 3, Alpine D.

Khan Tengri can be combined with our Kyrgyz Unclimbed expedition.

Trip dossier

Khan Tengri

  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A Western expedition team 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.
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Bishkek and Karakol 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).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients.
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment. 
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations. 
  • 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.
  • Personal use of communication equipment. 
  • Excess baggage. 
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early. 
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early. 
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Day 1 Arrive in Bishkek
Day 2 Transfer to Karakol
Day 3 Drive to Maidaadir and helicopter to BC or overnight
Day 4 Helicopter to glacier
Day 5-19 Climbing period
Day 20 Helicopter to Maidaadir, transfer to Karakol
Day 21 Spare day in case of bad weather
Day 22 Transfer to Bishkek
Day 23 Return international flight

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3 reviews for Khan Tengri

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    Mountain days were awesome, with challenging terrain and some great mixed climbing on a stunning route. Travelling through Kyrgyzstan by road with overnight stops in places like Karakol is always a pleasure.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Andrew (verified owner)

    This was my sixth expedition with AP and the most gratifying climbing experience to date. Itinerary provides a broad insight into this spectacular country, from a road trip through western Kyrgyzstan along the northern shore of Lake Issyk-kul, overnight stays in Kyrgyz villages, a stunning helicopter approach into base camp and ample time on the mountain. The route on mixed terrain via Chapeyev is challenging but exhilarating and provides an intense yet thoroughly enjoyable experience. The mountain is relatively quiet compared to similar peaks, however support from base camp is excellent.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great destinations, consistent quality, style of expedition that suits me…new ‘Pack and Go’ de-hy food is awesome, particularly veggie meals. Good job. This was my seventh trip with AP and they keep getting better. This is a fantastic destination and a great mountain with a real mix of terrain which provides some challenging but rewarding mountaineering.

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Leader and Updates: Francis Blunt

16th August:Martin rang from the Alpine Tien Shan group - both groups are all having a lazy day by Lake Issykul, enjoying themselves and preparing for the trek out, back down to Bishkek and home.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
17th Jul 2022 - 7th Aug 2022
16th Jul 2023 - 6th Aug 2023
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
16th Jul 2022 - 7th Aug 2022
15th Jul 2023 - 6th Aug 2023