Be part of an expedition team to explore an untamed, isolated region within the Inner Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with a wilderness that truly feels limitless. The ridgelines there are rugged, the meadows filled with shaggy mountain sheep, and the peaks are all snow-capped. This expedition takes you to the Tien Shan mountain range to summit some of the phenomenal peaks there. You’ll also trek across semi-nomadic territories in one of Asia’s growing adventure destinations.
Your aim is to climb the unclimbed summits. Your guides will help you explore an untamed and isolated region of the inner Tien Shans. After setting up basecamp, you’ll explore in a different direction each day and endeavour first ascents of peaks in the 4800 metre range.
- Attempt (and hopefully succeed) to summit unclimbed peaks
- Enjoy a basecamp style expedition
- Unbelievably breath-taking scenery
- Passes at 3,500 metres and peaks that rise to 5,000 metres
- Improve mountaineering skills and increase your competency with crampons, ropes, and the ice axe
- Meet and interact with Kyrgyz shepherds and visit small semi-nomadic villages
- Relax at the end of it all on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul
Kyrgyzstan’s peak account for 95% of the countries mountains. And almost half of them are over 3,000 metres. Get familiar with Khan Tengri or the formidable Jengish Chokusu.
This adventure presents an opportunity to achieve mountaineering’s ultimate goal. All the while surrounded by remote and stunning wilderness, enjoying passing encounters with the local shepherds.
It’s also an opportunity to get away from hectic modern life. The nomadic culture of the country offers a wonderful blueprint for a simple and spiritual way of life. They care for and respect the animals in their flocks, live in yurts in secluded encampments, and are almost always eager to share the warnings and wisdom they’ve earned from a life lived deep in the mountains.
For this expedition, all team members will need to be familiar with using ice axes and crampons. If you’ve had a few alpine experiences prior to this, you’ll be satisfied with the level of challenge involved in the Tien Shans. Your guides will help you improve your skills at lower altitude levels in order to help you feel confident once you reach those towering peaks.
We like this operator because they run their expeditions with what they call ‘framework itineraries.’ They don’t create set daily plans and their trips don’t look or feel like guided tours. They make daily plans based on the group’s needs and abilities, as well as what the weather and trail are telling them. It’s a pioneer-type approach that most people love.
Adventure to this unexplored region in largely unexplored Kyrgyzstan. Set your sights on one of those incredible peaks and see if your guides think it has potential. It could be your peak that day – the sense of accomplishment once you’re done will be unbelievable. Enquire today to learn more.