Muztagh Ata

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Altitude 7546m, 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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Muztagh Ata

  • 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).
  • 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% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks
  • 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.

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muztagh-snow Muztagh Ata expedition – July ’15 - 11th August - We are now in Kashgar enjoying the finer things in life like soft chairs and toilets. Here are a few pictures of us enjoying our high point, camp 2.75 at 6610m.
Muztagh Ata Muztagh Ata Expedition July 2012 - 13th Aug: A quick update from Ben. With deep snow and unfavourable weather predicted the team have made a decision to cancel the summit attempt.
Muztagh Ata Muztagh Ata 23rd July 2011 Expedition News - 14th Aug, Summit Success! - The team planned to leave in the early hours of Sunday morning, however thunder, lightening, strong winds and snow put a stop to that. So the team decided to wait until the storm had abated. Eventually at 10:00hrs on Sunday morning the team finally made their way up from Camp 3 in their bid to reach the summit of Muztag Ata.
Muztagh Ata Muztagh Ata Expedition News 1st August 2009 - 21st August - Dave called in today the team are now back down at base camp having made their summit attempt on Muztag Ata. Sabrina managed to reach the summit on her skis!
Day 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
Day 9 – 24 Ascent of Muztag 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

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1 review for Muztagh Ata

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    I chose adventure peaks as you have a very attractive brochure, extremely helpful stuff that I talk to on the phone, also competitive prices. Our guide was excellent and could not have been any more helpful, friendly or professional. Outstanding!

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