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Trekking and Rock-climbing tour to Khan-Tengri.

Acclimatization hiking from camp Am-Dzhailoo to BC Southern Inylchek.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime” 

Mark Twain.

 For many years already the alpinists have trekked up to the Base Camp South Inylchek along the glacier in order to get a better acclimatization before climbing Khan-Tengri and Pobeda peaks. The trek up along the glacier not only helps you to get better acclimatization, but also gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of Tien-Shan.
The trekking starts in At Jailoo gorge – an amazingly beautiful place on Inylchek river bank, one of your Camps overlooks stunning Nansen peak, and at the confluence of South and North Inylchek you can walk to see the famous Merzbacher Lake.
But there were some people who wouldn’t accept this way of acclimatization because of the necessity to carry much - tents, food and personal belongings, etc. 2015 “Silk Road Adventures” will set up permanent tent Camps all along the route to make the trek possible and easy for you (see map).

We invite you to take advantage of our services and the organization of your travel:

For your arrival will wait in each of camps.
You will place in convenient tents.
Will feed with tasty dishes of national and European kitchen.
You will be provided by communication, and can send the information on from each our camp.
Your route will be marked and in detail described in the booklet which you receive on hands at the order of services.
You do not need to carry from the house with itself (or to lease): tent, saucepans, utensils.
You should not buy products.
Services of porters will be not necessary to you.

Distance of the route: 1 096 km.
Season: From July, 5th till September, 1st.
Best time for travel: July - August.
Duration of the tour: 26 days, 25 nights.

The detailed description of the program of walking hiking in mountains Central Tin-Shan to peak of Khan- Tengri:

Walking tour in the envirions of a glacier Southern Inylchek.

Day 1.  Bishkek – Karakol (400 km, 8 hours. + 900 m). 
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel or guest house. After short rest and late breakfast transfer to town of Karakol. Lunch on the way. Arrival to Karakol, transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.      
Day 2. Karakol 1700 meters above sea level “At-Jailoo” Base Camp 2500 meters above sea level (200 km, 5 - 6 hours. + 800 m).
Breakfast.  After breakfast transfer to At-Jailoo base camp. The road passes through a number of villages, then continues up along the canyon Turgen Ak-Suu towards Chon-Ashuu Pass 3808 meters above sea level. Descent to Ashuu-Tor valley. On the way we pass by Koilu and Sary-Dzhaz rivers. Later we drive along Sary-Dzhaz river to the check point Echkilitash as we are going to enter the border zone, we must leave our permits here. Sary-Dzhaz river is one of the largest in Kyrgyzstan.
Lunch on the way. The river has a length of 200 km and carries its water into Inylchek river which flows to China About 1 - 1.5 hours drive through a village and along Inylchek river, arrival in At Jailoo camp., dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 3. Camp "At-Dzhailoo" - a glacier Southern Inylchek - camp «Peak Nansen» 2900 underground above sea level (18 km, 6 - 8 hours).
Breakfast. Hiking: «At-Dzhailoo» - camp «Peak Nansen». Our way passes on an extensive valley of the river Inylchek, places overgrow small islands woods. Our way passes along the river Inylchek to the beginning of glacier Inylchek. On a way the kind on glacier Inylchek, peak Nansen of 5697 meters above sea level which will settle down in the south from our next camp opens.
In the north opposite to our camp there is a pass Tyuz in height of 4000 meters above sea level and peak the Battleship which divides Southern Inylchek on Northern Inylchek. A lunch in a way. Arrival in camp «Peak Nansen». Accommodation in tents, dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Camp «Peak Nansen» - a moraine of glacier Inylchek - camp «The Glacier Guiding» 3100 meters above sea level (8 km, 6 - 8 hours).
Breakfast. Today on a way to a glacier Guiding there will be a small lake about which we shall stop for a dinner, and interested persons can have a swim. A lunch in a way. Arrival in camp «The Glacier Guiding», accommodation in tents, dinner and overnight.
Day 5. Camp «The Glacier Guiding» - a lateral moraine of glacier Inylchek - camp «Glade Mersbakher» 3400 meters above sea level. (8 km, 5 - 7 hours).
Breakfast. Hiking to glade Mersbakher. Glade Mersbakher - last island the greens, located nearby to unique lake Mertsbakher. On a glade there is a research station. Scientists from all world come here every summer. They study movement of a glacier, meteorology in region and lake Mertsbahera. A lunch in a way. In this extensive green territory there is our camp «Glade Mersbakher». Arrival in camp, accommodation in tents, dinner and overnight.
Day 6. Camp «Glade Mersbakhera » - camp «Glacier Komsomol» 3800 meters above sea level (10 km, 6 - 8 hours).
Breakfast. Hiking to camp «Gglacier Komsomol». The first part of a way a track passes on the right party of a glacier on terraces, before glacier Shokalskiy smoothly leaves downwards on a glacier and a lateral black moraine which follows from glacier Komsomol. On this moraine we go up to glacier Komsomol.
A relief very various: the rivers, cracks, rises and descents. A lunch in a way. In second half of day the wind starts to blow. It will be the first lodging for the night on a glacier, therefore it is necessary to be prepared for a cold. Arrival in camp «Glacier Komsomol», accommodation in tents, dinner and overnight.
Day 7. Camp «Glacier Komsomol» - base camp «Southern Inylchek» 4100 meters above sea level (12 km, 6 - 8 hours).
Breakfast. Hiking in base camp «Southern Inylchek». The first part of a way - rises and descents, becomes closer to a glacier Wild a moraine equal - here there are no cracks and the rivers. This part of a track is one of the most beautiful and surprising, in this district there is a huge quantity of anonymous tops, from 5000 meters and above, many of which yet not subdued.
Places it will be possible to see traces of passed expeditions. A lunch in a way. In vicinities of glacier Dikiy the kind on peaks of Khan-Tengri, the Pobeda, Gorkiy, Chapaev and Three-headed top opens. The base camp «Southern Inylchek» is ideally located in the heart Northern Tien-Shan on glacier Southern Inylchek.
From here it is close possible to see two most majestic peaks in Kyrgyzstan - Khan Tengri of 7010 meters above sea level and Pobeda peak of 7439 meters above sea level. Accommodation in base camp «Southern Inylchek», dinner and overnight.
Day 8. Rest, acclimatization and preparation for an ascention on peak of Khan-Tengri.
Day 9. Base camp «Southern Inylchek» - camp of 1 4200 meters above sea level.

Hiking in camp № 1 4200.
Day 10. Camp 1 - camp of 2 5300 meters above sea level.
Hiking in camp 2 5300.
Day 11. Camp 2 5300 - camp of 3 5800 meters above sea level.
Hiking in camp 3 5800.
Day 12. Camp 3 5300 - base camp «Southern Inylchek».
Hiking in base camp «Southern Inylchek».
Day 13. Rest in base camp «Southern Inylchek».
Day 14. Preparation for an ascension on peak of Khan-Tengri.
Day 15. Base camp «Southern Inylchek» - camp of 1 4200 meters above sea level.

Hiking in camp 1 4200.
Day 16. Camp 1 - camp of 2 5300 meters above sea level.
Hiking in camp 2 5300.
Day 17. Camp 2 5300 - camp of 3 5800 meters above sea level.
Hiking in camp 3 5800.
Day 18. Camp 3 5800 - camp of 4 6400 meters above sea level.
Hiking in camp 4 6400.
Day 19. Camp 4 6400 - an ascension on top of peak of Khan-Tengri of 7010 meters above sea level - returning in camp 3 5800.
Ascension on top of peak of Khan-Tengri, returning in camp 3.
Day 20. Camp 3 - base camp «Southern Inylchek».
Hiking in base camp «Southern Inylchek».
Day 21. Additional day on a case of bad weather.
Day 22. Additional day on a case of bad weather
Day 23. Base camp «Southern Inylchek» - base camp "Karkara" - Bishkek.

Flight by the helicopter in Karkara. Transfer: Karkara - Bishkek (450 km). A lunch in a way. Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to hotel, accommodation. A dinner and overnight.
Day 24. Free day in Bishkek.
Day 25. Bishkek.

Transfer to airport "Mans" (30 km). Departure from Bishkek.

The price of "Full package" under the program «At-Dzhailoo and Khan-Tengri" includes:
Accommodation in Karakol town in the yurt camp «Turkestan» with breakfast – 1 night: Transfer Karakol – base camp “At-Jailoo”: Helicopter transfer of your luggage to the Base Camp “South Inylchek” (luggage transfer is unlimited): accommodation in a hotel in Bishkek with breakfast (not more than 3 nights): lunches on the way Bishkek – Karakol and Karkara - Bishkek: Accommodation and full board (hot food for breakfast and dinner, lunches as snack boxes) in the permanent. Tent camps along the trek “At-Jailoo” – Base Camp “South Inylchek”: Meeting and seeing-off at the airport in Bishkek or at railway station in Bishkek: Transfer airport in Bishkek– hotel - airport in Bishkek: Transfer Bishkek to helicopter landing spot in Karkara and back: Helicopter flight from base camp “Karkara” to base camp “South Inylchek” and back: Unlimited luggage weight on the helicopter flight to BC and back: Accommodation in the hotel in Bishkek with breakfast and in Karkara base camp with full board (no more then 4 nights only in total!): Accommodation in double tents with full board at Base Camp “South Inylchek“: Free usage of hot shower and sauna, toilet and cloak-room at BC “South Inylchek“: Consultancy service of local guide: Consultancy of doctor: Registration with local Rescue Party; Ecology fee payable for usage of territory at BC; Usage of long-distance radio telecommunication service; Rent of ultra-short wave radios during ascent: Usage of fixed ropes on the route: Change of air-flight and railway tickets: Frontier zone permit: Official registration with authorities of Kyrgyzstan and visa support letter (if needed).

The price for of "Full package under the program «At-Dzhailoo and Khan-Tengri» does not include:
the cost of Kyrgyz visa, international flight, all optional deviations from the main itinerary, beverages and meals not included in main menu, all personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.), the services of a mountain guide and porters for ascending/descending, the rent of mountaineering equipment, spirits, a feed not included in program-a feed in base camp above camp №1, and in towns.

Attention! Into cost acclimatization a campaign do not included
Services of the mountain guide.
Services of the porter.

The River Inylchek. A kind from the helicopter.The Kind on east spurs Central Tien-Shan. A kind from natural boundary At-Dzhailoo.The Kind on camp At-Dzhailoo.Mountains Central Tien-Shan.Hiking of inflow of the river Inylchek.Kitchen tent in camp «Peak Nansen».Group of tourists between camps At-Dzhailoo and Peak Nansen.Camp Glade MertsbakherMountains Central Tien-Shan.

Photos
Alexander Petrov and Vladimir Serbenko.