Hundreds of climbers come to the Kyrgyz Republic. Mountains occupy most of the country's territory. These are the highest mountains of Central Asia - Tien Shan in the north and Pamir in the south. There are three seven-thousanders in the Kyrgyz Republic, which every climber dreams of conquering. These are Khan Tengri, Lenin Peak and Pobeda Peak.
Pobeda Peak rises more than 400 meters above all the other peaks of the grandiose Tien Shan ridge. Its height is 7,439 meters. Having a complex and wide structure, this peak makes the most reverent impression on people.
Pobeda Peak is considered one of the most difficult peaks to conquer in the Kyrgyz Republic. At the same time, some summits adjacent to the peak still remain unconquered.
The base camp of Pobeda Peak is located on the South Inylchek glacier (4,000 meters); climbing it you can enjoy the view of not only Pobeda Peak, but also Khan Tengri, located nearby.
Pobeda Peak is known for its character, high difficulty of climbing. The routes leading to the peak are classified as one of the most difficult in the world of mountaineering. The harsh climate, strong and sudden gusts of wind, low temperatures, high altitude, steep slopes and snowstorms are just a few of the difficulties that the conqueror of Pobeda Peak will have to face.
Khan-Tengri Peak is indescribably beautiful. When early in the morning the top of Khan-Tengri glows gold over the surrounding mountain range, it unwillingly draws the eye and it is difficult to tear oneself away from this view.
The peak with a height of 7,000 meters is located on the border of three countries: the Kyrgyz Republic, China and Kazakhstan. Translated from the Turkic "Khan-Tengri" means "Lord of the sky." This peak has been known since ancient times; ancient Chinese travelers wrote about it.
There are nine possible routes to the summit in total. Climbing the peak can be dangerous, but the flow of tourists to the summit does not decrease.
Inylchek glacier with disappearing Merzbacher Lake is located at the foot of Khan Tengri. There are no less famous peaks next to Khan Tengri: Pobeda Peak (7,439 meters), Przhevalsky Peak (6,450 meters), Shater Peak (6,700 meters) and many others.
For climbers, this peak is one of the few in the world, which everyone dreams of conquering.
The most accessible of the seven-thousanders of the Kyrgyz Republic for climbing is Lenin Peak with a height of 7,134 meters. This is one of the most famous and frequently visited seven-thousanders of the Pamirs. Despite the fact that the classical route is technically simple, climbing Lenin Peak belongs to the class of high-altitude mountaineering and requires good health and appropriate equipment from climbers.
Beginning of the way to the base camp for climbing the peak is Osh city. A helicopter is not required to get to the starting point, a car is enough.
The climber is awarded "Snow Leopard" title for conquest of all five peaks. The other two peaks are located in neighboring Tajikistan.
There are more accessible peaks in the Kyrgyz Republic that are interesting for beginners. You can climb them with minimal preparation. If the inaccessible peaks beckon you, but you still don’t feel the strength to conquer them, you can look at the famous mountains in just one day by taking a helicopter tour to the base camp at the foot of Khan Tengri Peak.