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Peak Lenin


It is important to note that, Kyrgyzstan has many great mountains including peak Lenin! Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to visit peak Lenin! In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you can easily find it in the Osh region near Tajikistan border. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will inspire you by its height of 7134 m. It is considered to be the third highest mountain in the former Soviet Union. It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and see snowy tops of mountain! You are going to be impressed by the pyramid shape of the peak in your tour in Kyrgyzstan! Sometimes you may not see its peak due to cloud but still you will be amazed by its view.

Peak Lenin was first opened by the Russian explorer of Central Asia A.P. Fedchanko, when he came to the Northern Pamirs in 1871. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told that, he was first who gave reliable facts about the geography of the Pamir Mountains. Before, the peak was called peak Kaufman, but later after a Russian Governor General, it has got new name as Kuh-i-Gamo (Warm Mountain). Over the time, there was expedition in 1929, where only two climbers conquered the peak and decided to try one more peak as Zaalaiskii range. After five years the second expedition was held by the professional climbers from Soviet Red Army. It was very difficult to them of reaching the peak, but they finally reached it after two attempts and placed a statue of Lenin, which is the highest nowadays. There were many attempts from North face on 8th of September in 1934.

In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be told that, there were 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union in 1967, which included 301 people from abroad. There were 20 women as well. In the result, they opened new 16 routes to the summit. This expedition was the most difficult one for mountaineers. Nowadays, these 16 routes are considered to be dangerous among travellers who want to try their skills of climbing.

Peak Lenin is one of the most climbed 7000 m mountains in the world.

During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be upset hearing tragic stories of climbers who died on the mountains. There were many mountaineers who lost up to date. There was a group of women who decided to show their power of climbing mountains in 1974 but unfortunately, they died one by one due to strong wind and high snow precipitation. The next tragedy happened in 1991, where 44 climbers faced with earthquake. Only one survived, one died and others lost. Nowadays, peak Lenin is considered to be the most fearful mountain in the world, but still our travellers are not against it. In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you can visit the main camp - Achik Tash, which is located near Lukovaya Polyana (Wild Onion Field).