Peak Lenin

8 Days Lenin Peak Base Camp Trek

8 Day





The Lenin Peak Base Camp Trek in the Pamir-Alay Mountains of southern Kyrgyzstan promises an unforgettable high-altitude adventure for those seeking a challenging and rewarding experience. This 8-day guided trek offers a unique opportunity to get close to the impressive Lenin Peak, reaching heights of 7,134 meters (23,405 feet). Although the trek doesn’t take you to the summit, the journey includes an overnight stay at Peak Lenin Base Camp (4,400 meters / 14,435 feet) and a hike to the nearby Yuhina Peak, standing at over 5,130 meters (16,830 feet).

During this high-altitude trek, you will cross four mountain passes exceeding 4,000 meters (13,120 feet) and summit one peak over 5,000 meters. The route offers breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks, glaciers, alpine lakes, and valleys, providing a truly awe-inspiring experience. As you traverse this challenging terrain, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional Kyrgyz culture, stay at yurt camps, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Pamir-Alay Region.

Whether you’re an experienced trekker or seeking a new adventure, this journey promises to take your breath away, both figuratively and literally. The combination of stunning landscapes, cultural experiences, and the physical challenge of high-altitude trekking makes the Lenin Peak Base Camp Trek a remarkable and unforgettable adventure in the heart of Central Asia.

Tour Details: Lenin Peak Base Camp Trek

-Destination: Pamir-Alay Mountains, Southern Kyrgyzstan

-Tour Title: Lenin Peak Base Camp Trek

-Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

-Accommodation: 3 nights camping (tents) / 2 nights guest house / 4 nights yurt camps
-Trekking Distance: 100 km

-Max Elevation / Min Elevation: 5,130 meters / 2,186 meters

-Total Elevation Gain/Loss: 5403m+ / 4308m-

-Months Possible: July – early September

-Difficulty: Difficult – Due to the high altitude of Peak Lenin Base Camp (4,400 meters / 14,435 feet) and Yuhina Peak (5,130       meters / 16,830 feet)

-Start/End Point: Osh city, Kyrgyzstan


Tour Highlights:

1.Challenging Terrain:Embark on a demanding trek covering 100 km through the picturesque but challenging landscapes of the Pamir-Alay Mountains.

2.High Altitude Experience:Encounter high altitudes, with a maximum elevation of 5,130 meters and a minimum of 2,186 meters. This trek provides an opportunity for those seeking a high-altitude adventure.

3.Varied Accommodation:Experience diverse accommodation options, including camping in tents for 3 nights, guest houses for 2 nights, and traditional Kyrgyz yurt camps for 4 nights, offering a mix of outdoor and cultural experiences.

4.Elevation Gain/Loss:Navigate a total elevation gain of 5403m+ and loss of 4308m-, adding a significant physical challenge to the trek.

5.Seasonal Availability:The tour is feasible from July to early September, allowing participants to enjoy favorable weather conditions and witness the region’s natural beauty.

6.Cultural Immersion:Encounter traditional Kyrgyz culture by staying in yurt camps, meeting locals, and enjoying home-cooked meals, providing a unique cultural dimension to the adventure.

7.Breathtaking Views:Marvel at stunning views of glacier-covered Lenin Peak from various vantage points, including Traveler’s Pass, Lenin Peak Base Camp, and Yuhina Peak.

8.Start/End Point:The journey commences and concludes in Osh city, Kyrgyzstan, offering convenient access to the Pamir-Alay Mountains.


This trek is rated as difficult due to the high altitude, particularly at Peak Lenin Base Camp and Yuhina Peak. Participants should be well-prepared for challenging terrains and varying weather conditions. The tour’s diverse elements, from camping in nature to cultural immersion in yurt camps, promise an enriching and unforgettable experience in the heart of Central Asia.


Embark on the journey from the historical city of Osh to the quaint village of Kojokelen (2200m), serving as the starting point for your trek. Revel in the remarkable scenery unfolding during the 4-hour drive, immersing yourself in the picturesque landscapes.

After 3.5 hours on the road, arrive at Kojokelen village, a serene rural settlement nestled in the foothills. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings. Before dinner, embark on a short walk to explore the beautiful gorge located above the village, providing a taste of the natural beauty that awaits during the trek.

As the day concludes, indulge in a delightful home-cooked dinner, showcasing local flavors and hospitality. The overnight stay is arranged at a welcoming family-run guesthouse, offering a cozy and authentic atmosphere for a restful night ahead.

Note: This first day sets the stage for the adventure, providing a glimpse into the local culture and natural beauty of the Pamir-Alay Mountains. The homestay experience allows for a genuine connection with the community, setting the tone for the upcoming days of trekking and exploration.

Driving Distance: 4 hours

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay



Ready for an adventure? Day 2 kicks off with a 12 km trek from Kojokelen over the Sary Bell Pass to the mesmerizing Koshmoinok Valley. Get set for a 7-hour journey, conquering ascents and descents totaling 1013m and 412m, respectively.

Feast on breakfast, bid farewell to our wonderful hosts, and let the trekking tales unfold. Our first challenge: a wooden bridge. Cross it like a champ! Then, brace yourself for a 5-hour uphill hike, treating your eyes to the breathtaking spectacle of a gorge adorned with crimson rock formations – the legendary "Three Dragon Gorge," a true Kyrgyzstan gem.

As you conquer the heights, be prepared for the grand reveal of the rugged Kichik Alay Mountains atop the pass. The journey continues along the path, winding through hills with glimpses of snow-kissed Pamir landscapes in the distance. Marvel at the ever-changing alpine scenery, from high to mid to low, creating a visual symphony.

The trail, like a rollercoaster, descends through an evergreen juniper forest, leading you into the enchanting Kosh-Moinok Valley in just 40 minutes. Take a breather, soak in the beauty, and relish a hearty home-cooked meal. Your yurt camp awaits, promising a cozy spot to rest and rejuvenate. The day's adventures may be over, but the memories are just beginning to take shape under the vast Kyrgyzstan sky.

Trekking distance/time: 12 km/7-hour

Ascent/Descent: 1013 m/ 412 m

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Yurt camp


Day 3 unfolds as a challenging yet exhilarating adventure, covering a hefty 20 km in an 8-hour trek with an ascent of 1749m and a descent of 868m.

Rev up your energy engines with a hearty breakfast as we gear up for a demanding day. The trail starts throwing some serious inclines our way, taking us up about 400 meters through lush grass meadows and pastures to the lofty Koshmoinok Pass standing tall at 3,210 meters – a feat achieved in just an hour.

As we conquer the pass, the path gracefully descends through evergreen trees, guiding us to the edge of the valley and eventually leading us to the charming Kyzyl Shoro village in a mere 2 hours. It's lunchtime, and a homestay in the village welcomes us for a much-needed break. Savor a wholesome, home-cooked meal, power up your devices, and treat yourself to a quick hot shower to refresh.

Post-lunch, the journey takes a nearly flat turn towards the next village. But wait, there's a twist! The trail veers south, marking the beginning of a 9 km steep climb along a well-trodden path, passing fields dotted with grazing cows and inviting shepherd's yurts. Tea, anyone?

As you ascend through the valley, the trail dances back and forth across the river, revealing a changing landscape from lush mid-mountain green forests to high alpine rocky and dry terrains. The elevation rises, the scenery transforms, and after 4-5 hours of intensive trekking, you'll find yourself at the Campsite, a welcoming yurt camp nestled at 3,600 meters.

Dinner is served in the embrace of a family-run yurt, marking the end of an epic day filled with challenges, triumphs, and the sheer beauty of Kyrgyzstan's rugged landscapes. Rest well, for tomorrow holds new adventures under the vast, star-studded mountain sky.

Trekking distance/time: 20 km/ 8-hour

Ascent/Descent: 1749 m/ 868 m

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Yurt camp


Rise and shine! After a hearty breakfast, our journey unfolds towards the majestic Sary Mogul Pass, standing tall at 4,306 meters. The adventure begins with a scenic stroll alongside a babbling stream, leading us gently to the foot of the pass in a leisurely 1.5 hours.

Now, brace yourselves for the real thrill. We embark on a challenging ascent to the pass, following a barely visible trail that zigzags its way up in a mesmerizing dance over loose scree. The steep climb, covered in the rocky terrain, demands an hour of determination and grit.

As you conquer the pass, a reward beyond imagination awaits. Glaciated peaks and alpine lakes emerge like hidden gems, casting a spell of otherworldly beauty. Take a moment to savor your accomplishment, surrounded by the stunning views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

The descent, though not without its challenges, adds a touch of adrenaline to the adventure. Negotiating narrow trails through a landscape dominated by scree and small pebbles, each step becomes a dance with the mountain itself. A well-deserved lunch break awaits at the riverbank, where glacier views provide the perfect backdrop for your meal.

Post-lunch, we venture into a picturesque valley, tracing the gentle flow of a small stream that guides us to the trail's finishing point in a delightful 3 hours. As the day gracefully winds down, find comfort and warmth in a yurt perched at 3300 meters. Dinner is served, and the cozy embrace of the yurt promises a restful overnight stay, preparing you for the next chapter of this extraordinary Kyrgyzstan expedition.

Trekking distance/time: 15 km/ 7-hours

Ascent/Descent: 925 meters/ 1053 meters

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Yurt camp


Let's take it easy today! A leisurely stroll unfolds along an unpaved road, tracing the gentle flow of the river, guiding us down to the charming Sary Mogol village in a laid-back 3 hours. As we amble along, keep your eyes peeled for the scattered yurts dotting the landscape, housing shepherds immersed in the rhythm of tending to their livestock and the everyday buzz of nomadic life.

Upon reaching the village, a homestay welcomes us with open arms. Dive into a home-cooked lunch that promises to be a delight for your taste buds. Refresh yourself with a soothing shower and revel in the luxury of Wi-Fi – a modern touch in this traditional setting.

Post-lunch, we shift gears as we hop on a drive to the Tulpar Kol yurt camp, a mere hour away from the Lenin Peak Base Camp. Nestled in the foothills of the Pamir Mountain, Tulpar Kol unveils a series of lakes that make for a photographer's paradise and offer easy strolls for those seeking a leisurely pace.

As the day winds down, dinner is served in the cozy confines of a yurt, promising a delightful culinary experience. Get ready for an overnight stay surrounded by the serene beauty of Tulpar Kol, setting the stage for more adventures that await in this picturesque slice of Kyrgyzstan.

Trekking distance / time : 15 km / 4 hours

Ascent/Descent: 25 M/325 M

Meals: B, L, D,

Accommodation: Yurt camp


Gear up for the ultimate challenge on Day 6! Today's trek covers a formidable 15 km over 8 hours, featuring an ascent of 910m and a descent of 280m.

Set your alarms early; this is the most demanding leg of the circuit. Post-breakfast, our journey takes us south from the tranquil Tulparkol Lake to the formidable Camp One, boldly standing at 4400 meters right at the foot of Lenin Peak. Along the way, pass by mountaineering camps, setting the tone for the adventure ahead.

The real test begins as we ascend the daunting Traveler's Pass. A steep switchback treats us to breathtaking views of the Pamirs, rewarding the climb with nature's grandeur. Summiting the pass, we descend for a well-deserved lunch, surrounded by the playful presence of many marmots in the area.

Post-lunch, brace yourself for a gradual climb towards Camp One. The last stretch is a challenging uphill battle, intensified by the unpredictable weather conditions that often prevail. The trails here are notorious for their quickly changing quality and accessibility, demanding extreme caution.

Arriving at Camp One, let the panoramic beauty of the glaciated valley beneath Lenin Peak unfold before you. Dinner and accommodation await in alpine tents, providing a rustic yet comfortable retreat. Need essentials? Camp One has a small convenience store offering basics like water, drinks, and simple foods – though be prepared for higher prices compared to what you'd find in Osh City. Rest up; you've earned it!

Trekking distance/time: 15 km/ 8-hours

Ascent/Descent: 910m/ 280m

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Tent


Rise with the sun to embark on an early morning adventure, delving into the glaciers and crevices of the valley. After a nourishing breakfast, it's time to take on the challenge of ascending the nearby Yukhina Peak, proudly standing at 5130 meters. The journey unfolds as a steep 4-hour ascent, with the thin air adding an extra layer of difficulty, making it a true test of your hiking prowess.

At the summit, be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of towering, massive glaciated peaks, a reward that eclipses the challenges faced during the ascent. Breathe in the thin mountain air and relish the accomplishment of reaching such heights. Lunch is served on Yukhina Peak, creating a memorable dining experience amidst the peaks.

Post-lunch, begin the descent back to Camp One, a 2-hour journey that allows you to reflect on the day's achievements. As the sun sets, dinner awaits at Camp One, offering a satisfying end to a day filled with adventure, triumph, and the raw beauty of the mountainous landscape. Rest well; tomorrow holds new heights and fresh wonders in store.

Trekking distance/time: 6 km/ 7-hours

Ascent/Descent: 700 m/  700 m

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Tent


Embark on the final leg of your adventure! Today's trek spans a comfortable 15 km over 6 hours, featuring a gentle ascent of 280 meters and a more challenging descent of 910 meters.

Post-breakfast, bid farewell to the mountainous haven as we make our way back to the yurt camp at Tulpar Kol Lake. Your trusty driver awaits, ready to accompany you on the next phase of your journey. Lunch is served at Tulparkol Lake, providing a moment to savor the memories of the trek.

Following lunch, it's time for a smooth transfer back to Osh, concluding this chapter of your Kyrgyzstan expedition. As you traverse back from the serene landscapes to city life, carry with you the echoes of the rugged mountains and the triumphs of the trek. The adventure may be winding down, but the experiences will stay etched in your memory.

Trekking distance/time: 15 km/ 6-hours

Ascent/Descent: 280m/ 910 m

Meals: B, L,

  • Transport from/to Osh city
  • Accommodation in Guesthouse/Yurt/Tents
  • All food*, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Luggage horses + horsemen (Only for the first 5 days)
  • Drinking water
  • Border permit (note: last-minute border permit requests require a surcharge)
  • Please let us know in advance if you are vegetarian/vegan or if you have food allergies.
  • Hotel and meals in Osh before and after the tour
  • Alcoholic, soft, coffee, mineral drinks
  • Tips are not included but would be appreciated
  • Health/Travel insurance
  • Items not mentioned above

1 person $1790 per person

2 people =$ 1150 per person

3 people = $ 950 per person

4 people = $ 800 per person

5 people = $ 760 per person

6,7,8,9,10,11,12 people = $ 710 per person


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Start date: July 15, 2024
End date: September 5, 2024
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