Peak Lenin

Peak Lenin

Altitude 7134m, Grade 3C
A spectacular 7000m peak offering incredible views of the Pamirs.


Peak Lenin at 7134m is the third highest mountain in the former Soviet Union and is situated in the Pamirs range of Kyrgyzstan. It is one of the most accessible of the world’s 7000m peaks. The climb is non technical and truly Himalayan by proportion but yet relatively cost effective.

Peak Lenin is one of only five 7000m peaks in the former USSR, the others being Ismoli Somoni (Peak Communism) (7495m) and Korzhenevsky (7105m), both in the Pamirs, and Peak Pobeda (7439m) and Khan Tengri (7010m) in the Tien Shan. To climb all five admits you to the elite group of Russian climbers known as Snow Leopards.

Base camp is idyllic, situated on a raised meadow of alpine flowers between two steep river valleys. From Base Camp we head over the Puteshestvinnikov Pass to the moraine of the Lenin Glacier which is ascended to reach camp 1 at (4200 m). We establish two or three further camps, crossing the subsidiary peak Razdelny. It is from here the views really open up towards Ismoli Somoni and the Hindu Kush.

The summit can be attempted in one long day, or a fourth camp can be placed at about 6200 metres. The summit at 7134 metres is crowned by a number of plaques, including one of Lenin himself. The views, as you would expect, are outstanding and stretch right across the Pamirs to Muztag Ata and Kongur in China and to the west, the Karakoram.

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Peak Lenin

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Internal flights
  • 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 accommodation in Bishkek 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.
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff.
  • 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. 
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals unless specified.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • Personal use of communication equipment. 
  • Excess baggage. 
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • 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.

Previous trip reports from Peak Lenin

peak lenin summit Peak Lenin expedition. Departed July 14 - 22nd July - Summit Success. Rob has called from Camp 3 to say the team reached the summit today. It was a tiring day and the team are happy to be back at camp. They will clear down to ABC tomorrow and have a well earned rest before heading back to BC & Osh.
peak-lenin-2013-jasonbailey20 Peak Lenin expedition. Departed August 13 - 27th Aug, Summit success! Jason and Alistair successfully reached the summit of Peak Lenin in a 10 hour push in near perfect weather, a long day but a great achievement. They safely descended to high camp at 6100m in just over 4hrs and down to BC the flowing day…a quick descent!
peak-lenin-201108 Peak Lenin expedition. Departed July 13 - 3rd August: Ade has called to say that the team have come back down from Camp 3. He has assessed the state of the mountain and made the difficult decision, on the grounds of safety, that the expedition will not continue to a summit bid. The mountain is very dry and there are numerous wide crevasses bridged only by risky planks of wood, and Ade feels the risk is too great. The team will be discussing alternative plans this evening and will more than likely look to doing some daywalks out from Base Camp.
peak-lenin-2012-stupeacock29 Peak Lenin expedition. Departed July 12 - 8th Aug, Summit success! Stu has called to report success on Summit day. The team set off early but faced very cold and very windy conditions with big down jackets on all the way. Alex and Havel made it to the summit with the remainder turning back after reaching 6400m just below camp 4.
peak-lenin-201122 Peak Lenin expedition. Departed August 11 - 24th Aug, Summit success - Chris has called in today to update us on the teams progress. The weather was perfect for them. Chris and Peter finally reached the summit at 2:15pm. They then descended and cleared down to Camp 2 reaching the camp at 7:15pm. A fantastic effort by all. The team are now down at base camp and will arrive back in Bishkek on the 26th.
peak-lenin-2012-stupeacock22 Peak Lenin expedition. Departed July 2011 - 8th Aug - The team will be back in Osh today they mad an attempt on the summit mid-week last week. The team made to to 6900m before deciding to call it a day. The unusually hot weather they are experiencing at the moment made the summit day much harder than normal. Good effort all round. The team will fly back to Bishkek tomorrow.
Day 1International flight to Bishkek
Day 2Flight to Osh
Day 3Drive to Achik-Tash Base Camp
Day 4Acclimatisation on Petrovskogo Peak
Day 5 – 19Ascent of Peak Lenin
Day 20Drive to Osh
Day 21Flight to Bishkek
Day 22Day in Bishkek
Day 23Return International flight

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