Peak Lenin

Base Camp2 SL
Up slope SL
Walk SL

Situated in the Pamir Mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Peak Lenin is the second highest mountain in the former Soviet Union. This non-technical ascent is truly Himalayan in proportion, making for an ideal stepping-stone to an 8,000m peak.

Climbing via the Razdelnaya route and led by AC's hugely experienced Himalayan guides, our Peak Lenin expedition provides an opportunity for climbers to learn high-altitude climbing skills and techniques in preparation for climbing above 8,000m. A highly supported Base Camp facility and pre-positioned mountain camps with optional porters for personal equipment allows climbers to truly focus on the climb. 

Explore Kyrgyzstan on this unparalleled 7,000m expedition in 2024 led by AC CEO Guy Cotter, promising to be the highlight of your climbing calendar! Contact our team to discuss signing up today.

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  • Ideal training prior to attempting an 8,000m peak
  • Relatively short 3-week expedition
  • Led by experienced high-altitude Himalayan guides
  • 1:3 guide to climber ratio

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability







23 days



Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Flight from Bishkek to Osh


Drive from Osh to Peak Lenin Base Camp 3,600m/11,800ft


Acclimatisation hike


Acclimatisation ascent of Petrovskogo Peak 4,910m/16,109ft, descend to Base Camp


Climb to Camp 1 4,400m/14,440ft


Acclimatisation ascent of Domashniy Peak 4,700m/15,20ft, overnight at Camp 1


Rest day


Climb to Camp 2 5,300m/17,400ft

DAY 10

Day climb to Camp 3 6,200m/ 20,340ft, descend to Camp 2

DAY 11

Climb to Camp 3

DAY 12

Descend to Camp 1

DAY 13

Rest day

DAY 14

Rest day

DAY 15

Climb to Camp 2

DAY 16

Climb to Camp 3

DAY 17

Ascent of Peak Lenin 7,134m/ 23,405ft and descend to Camp 3

DAY 18

Weather contingency day

DAY 19

Descend to Camp 1

DAY 20

Descend to Base Camp

DAY 21

Leave Base Camp, drive to Osh

DAY 22

Fly from Osh to Bishkek, overnight

DAY 23

Trip ends, depart from Bishkek.

3D Map of Peak Lenin

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
29 Jun - 21 Jul 2024 $9,500 USD $ Book Now

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The need for exceptional physical fitness cannot be over-emphasised. A regular, strenuous programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We suggest a programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from the Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

Climbers should have experience travelling on a rope team in a glaciated environment, experience with the use of crampons and ice axe on steep snow and ice slopes, and crevasse rescue knowledge. Cold weather camping experience is strongly recommended.  You should also have previous experience on glaciated peaks such as Mt Rainier, Mont Blanc, Mt Aspiring and the Ecuador Volcanoes, and at high altitude eg. 6,000m peaks in Nepal, Aconcagua.

Altitude Experience

Climbers should have prior experience climbing at altitude to around 6000m.

Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition Leaders and support staff, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams, the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable Base Camp facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up.

Many of our expedition members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions safe and successful.


The price of your trip includes the following:

  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • All climbing and trekking permits
  • Airport transfers
  • Return domestic flights from Bishkek to Osh 
  • All road transport Osh to Base Camp and return by private vehicle
  • All team equipment
  • All expedition staff, including qualified Western guides and local guides
  • Four nights twin-share hotel accommodation in Bishkek/Osh, including breakfast
  • All food whilst away from Bishkek/Osh
  • Portage of personal gear and group food and equipment from Base Camp to Camp 1
  • Portage of group food and equipment to Camps 2 and 3
  • All supplies necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit
  • Access to AC’s satellite communication facilities
  • Regular expedition dispatches to our website for families and friends back home to follow the expedition’s progress.

A perfect way to prepare for the 8k Peaks in an exotic landscape.

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Lenin Peak lake SL

"Except for getting us to the summit in a splendid way, the most important thing for me was the way I learned to live in the moment. I will carry that with me for a long time. I learned so much about life and about myself, it went far beyond just reaching the summit. I am very grateful to our guides for that!"

Mattias Larsson, Sweden
Base Camp SL

"The guides were a lot of fun but totally dedicated, professional, passionate about the mountains and highly skilled. When things got difficult and hard they provided all the help needed and were totally devoted to our welfare and safety. I cannot speak highly enough of them."

Greg Glossop, New Zealand
Climbers descend off Peak Lenin alongside the enormous Lenin Glacier and surrounding Pamir mountains.

"Our guides were absolutely amazing. Not only did they have great experience. They also had great understanding of group dynamics and how to take care and form a team. Our guides worked very well together making this trip a fantastic adventure."

Emma Svensson, Sweden
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