Peak Lenin in Kyrgyzstan

Thank you for travelling in Kyrgyzstan and see the Peak Lenin! During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find it in the Osh region bordering with Tajikistan. It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and to see its height of 7134 m, which makes it to be the third highest mountain in the former Soviet Union. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will find it covered with snow which makes it special. We recommend you to be well prepared in your tours in Kyrgyzstan and have special equipment in order to avoid troubles.

We would like to talk about a short history of the Peak Lenin in your tours in Kyrgyzstan. The Peak was actually explored by the famous Russian explorer of Central Asia A.P. Fedchanko, when he first travelled in the Northern Pamirs in 1871. We have to admit that, he was first who gave facts about the geography of the Pamir Mountains. Before, the Peak Lenin was called th Peak Kaufman after a Russian Governor General, later, it was renamed Kuh-i-Gamo (Warm Mountain) in honor of the Soviet leader. Moving on, there was an expedition, which was done in 1929, where two people reached the Peak and decided to try their power in the Zaalaiskii range. Over the time, there was next expedition which was done by master mountaineers from Soviet Red Army. It was difficult for them to reach the peak, but they finally did it and placed a statue of Lenin, which is considered to be the highest in the world.

In addition, there was the next expedition done from North face by three participants on 8th of September in 1934.

In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told about event of 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union in 1967, which included 301 people. There were 60 of the mountaineers from foreign countries and 20 women amongst them. In the result, they opened new 16 routes on the Southeast face.

It is important to note that, the Peak Lenin is considered to be most visited place among travellers of 7000 m.

During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told many tragedies happened in the history of mountain. Actually all tragedies happens due to weather changes and unreadiness. There were group of women who decided to travel in Kyrgyzstan and test their climbing skills in 1974, but unfortunately died under storm which perished them one by one. The next tragedy happened in 1991, where 44 climbers faced with an earthquake in 1991, where only one survived and others never ever found. It is recommended being careful in tours in Kyrgyzstan. Being in Kyrgyzstan, you can find the main Achik Tash camp. It is situated near the Lukovaya Polyana (Wild Onion Field).

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