Peak Lenin Expedition with Soren Kruse Ledet

Peak Lenin Expedition with Soren Kruse Ledet

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Peak Lenin Expedition with Soren Kruse Ledet

25 Days Starting in Bishkek and ending in

Visiting: Kyrgyzstan

Tour operator:

World Expeditions

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 12

Physical rating:

Advanced Mountaineering Expedition

$5672 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$267

NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Situated on the Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan border, Peak Lenin stands at an altitude of 7134m and is the second highest mountain in the Pamir mountain range. Although a popular and non-technical ascent suitable for those who wish to climb for the first time over 7000 metres, this expedition is not to be underestimated due to the extreme altitude involved. Our expedition is from the Kyrgyzstan side of the peak, beginning from the village of Osh. We will acclimatise on the mountain, establishing and stocking our high camps for the first half of our expedition. Once all camps are in place, we will rest before making our summit push under expert guidance. To join this expedition you will need a high level of fitness, basic mountaineering skills, prior experience at high altitude and the desire required to reach the summit of a significant 7000m mountain.


  • Climb Peak Lenin and reach 7000m with world class leadership

  • Experience a high level of support, including porters above base camp

  • Enjoy comfortable fully-inclusive base camp services set on an alpine meadow

  • Travel through the spectacular mountain scenery of Central Asia

  • Maximise your chances of summit success with ample acclimatisation built into the itinerary, mirroring our successful 2018 Peak Lenin expedition


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Day 1 : Join Bishkek

On arrival you will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the group hotel. Your leader will leave a message at reception to advise of the briefing time which will depend on the arrival times of expedition members.

Day 2 : Flight To Osh And Transfer To Lenin Peak Base Camp (3600M)

Meals Included: B, L, D

We will rise early for our flight to Osh, the nearest city from which expeditions to Lenin Peak begin. Osh (called 'The Southern Capital") is the biggest city in southern Kyrgyzstan. It is a city with a host of side-streets, cozy open-air cafes and restaurants, bazaars and the main point of interest - "Sulayman-Mountain". This "mountain" rises in the middle of the town against a background of urban life, reminding us of the proximity of the Pamir-Alay Mountains, one of the least known mountain wildernesses in the world.
From Osh to our base camp we drive along the Pamir Tract. We will cross the Taldyk Pass (3615m) before taking lunch in a yurt camp near Sary Tash village en-route. In the afternoon we will enter the Alay Valley to our base camp.
Base Camp (3800m) is set on a picturesque alpine glade "Lukovaya Polyana". It is very comfortably appointed with large two person tents with wooden flooring and kurpachas, Kirghiz national mattress, hot showers and best of all, saunas.
(300 km, 7-8hrs).

Day 3 : Short Acclimatisation Walk And Preparation Day

Meals Included: B, L, D

This day has been set aside for rest and acclimatisation. Your guide will brief you on the days ahead and assist you with your gear. Flexibility, a positive attitude and a desire to patiently overcome the various challenges are required on high altitude expeditions!

Day 4 : Acclimatisation

Meals Included: B, L, D

Over the course of the next 3 days we will do further acclimatisation walks in the hills above basecamp and possibly attempt to climb the nearby Peak Petrovsky at 4800m.

Day 7 : Rest Day At Base Camp

Meals Included: B, L, D

The schedule during an expedition is flexible, with time required for rest, acclimatisation, weather and other factors.Today is a planned rest day at our well equipped base camp, where you may wish to avail of the sauna (at own expense) or another hot shower before the next stage of the expedition.

Day 8 : Move To Camp 1/Abc (Advance Base Camp)

Meals Included: B, L, D

Today will be a long day as we depart for camp 1/ABC (Advance base camp).
Approx 9-10 hrs.

Day 9 : Acclimatisation And Climbing To Camp 2

Meals Included: B, L, D

During this acclimatisation period we will explore the area around camp 1/ABC and ascend to camp 2 at 5400m for the first time. Leaving camp 1 we head towards the North Wall and the beginning of the snow slope. After crossing the Lenin Glacier the angle of the slope is 35 to 40 degrees and we will use fixed ropes to assist us. Continuing up for approx. 80 metres we then traverse the slope onto a snow plateau known as “Skovoroda”. There is a final slope before reaching camp, we will then return to camp 1/ABC for a rest day.

Day 12 : Rest Day In Camp 1/Abc

Meals Included: B, L, D

Today is set aside to rest and recharge at our well equipped camp 1/ABC.

Day 13 : Climb To Camp 3 (6100M)

Meals Included: B, L, D

We leave the comfort of our advance base camp to make our way to camp 3 from where we will make our summit bid.The climb between camp 2 and camp 3 can be exposed and windy. We ascend the 30 degrees slope towards Razdelnaya Peak always keeping to the left of the rock to gain the broad ridge. Camp 3 is located at 6100m on the plateau about 200m from the summit of Razdelnaya. We will then retrace our steps to camp 1/ABC.

Day 16 : Rest Day In Camp 1/Abc

Meals Included: B, L, D

A final rest day at camp 1/ABC before our summit bid.

Day 17 : Summit Attempt

Meals Included: B, L, D

The route to the summit is not considered a technical climb, and although it is relatively straightforward, it is very challenging due to the high altitude and often adverse weather conditions. The trek to the top is a long one on a relatively easy angled ridge. Summit day will be around a 12-14 hour day. Our itinerary during this time is flexible. We ask that all participants follow the advice of the expedition leader and crew at all times and participate actively in load carrying, setting up of camps and preparing of meals when required. We have two contingency days to be used where required in the itinerary to maximise our chances of summit success.

Day 22 : Return To Base Camp

Meals Included: B, L, D

Our final journey on the mountain, back to base camp for a well earned shower.

Day 23 : Transfer From Bc To Yurt Camp And Osh

Meals Included: B

After a demanding yet exhilarating climb farewell the mountain and transfer back to Osh. Time now to hopefully celebrate summit success!

Day 24 : Flight From Osh To Bishkek

Meals Included: B

We make a relatively early start this morning for the flight back to Bishkek. The day is at leisure.

Day 25 : Trip Concludes In Bishkek

Meals Included: B

After breakfast trip concludes with a transfer to the airport for onward arrangements.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    21 nights camping

  • 24 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 21 dinners

  • 3 star accommodation in Bishkek on a twin share basis

  • Led by Soren Kruse Ledet accompanied by an expert local high altitude guide

  • Bishkek airport transfers, days 1 & 25

  • All internal transport by flight, minibus and 4WD jeep

  • Medical kit and walkie-talkies for guide use on the mountain

  • Climbing and boundary zone permits

  • Porters for group gear above base camp

  • Two person tents, group camping equipment & mess tent

  • All meals while on the mountain

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What's Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Bishkek

  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks

  • Eating utensils above base camp (bring mug, bowl and spork)

  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.

  • Tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa's

  • Airport & departure taxes

  • International flights & departure taxes

  • Snacks/energy gels/rehydration tablets etc for summit period (bring enough for a 3 day summit climb)

  • Personal climbing gear (boots, ice axe, harness etc)

  • Personal porter for personal gear above 10 kg

  • Any and all costs associated with leaving the expedition early or any changes to the itinerary as described

  • Excess luggage on domestic flights, ticket includes 15 kg of checked luggage and 8 kg of carryon


21 nights camping
This trip uses a mix of 2 and 3 star hotels. All rooms will be double occupancy. Due to the remoteness of this expedition, lodging options are limited and can be considered rustic. However all of the accommodation is both clean and comfortable. A limited number of single rooms will be available in the hotels only, not at base camp or on the mountain. A single supplement charge will be required for single room requests. If you are travelling solo we will match you with another traveller of the same sex at no additional charge. Please ask your consultant about availability.

What You Carry

In your pack you will need to carry extra warm clothing (depending on the altitude, location and weather), a rain jacket, water bottle, camera gear, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip-eze etc. Whilst on the mountain you will be required to load carry to establish camps, or carry extra gear in case of inclement weather. Your pack needs to be a minimum of 65 litre capacity.


These are our most challenging expeditions. Clients must have prior mountaineering experience. Most are participatory expeditions & involve load carrying, setting up of camps, cooking and campcraft. Altitude is generally greater than 6500m. Some of these expeditions also involve “technical” climbing and are for experienced alpine climbers / mountaineers only.Technical expeditions involve steep climbing at high altitude, including mixed alpine climbing. Participation on one of these expeditions is subject to acceptance by one of our high altitude mountaineering guides.

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have offices on three continents which means your travelling companions will be just that – international and wonderfully eclectic. Part of small group travel means that although travellers come from various locations and backgrounds, you will be travelling with like-minded companions who, like you, are keen to share the experience and forge lifelong friendships.

  • What about environmental impact?

    We believe that adventure travel revolves around establishing a strong relationship with the people and environments in which we operate. Our responsible travel policies have been carefully developed to ensure that we minimise the impact of our presence and help to protect the regions we visit while contributing positively to the local community.

  • What should I pack?

    Your pre-departure documents include a detailed packing list with items that you need to bring. While most of the equipment for daily activities is included in your tour cost, some items like helmets and hiking boots are best brought from home. The pre-departure documents also include information on layering and recommended brands for various items to ensure you are fully prepared for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes. World Expeditions does not require single travellers to pay a surcharge for travelling alone on the vast majority of our trips. Our holidays are primarily on a twin share basis, so if you are joining the group as a solo traveller, we will match you with someone of your own gender. The choice is yours however; if you prefer not to share, we do offer single supplements for private occupancy.

  • Are tips included in my trip price?

    Tips are not included in the tour cost. Tipping is a personal thing, do not worry about how much, or when, to tip. Tipping guidelines are provided for certain destinations in our pre departure information upon booking, however the best advice will be provided by your tour leader.

  • Am I suited to small-group travel?

    We recognise that many of our travellers have not been on a ‘group trip’ before. Yet what our departures provide is both structure and flexibility, allowing you plenty of freedom within the framework of the itinerary. You’ll find that with our maximum group size at 16, you’ll travel in a minimal impact style with a great group of like-minded travellers.

  • Can you advise which vaccinations are recommended?

    While our pre-departure kit provides information on vaccinations, we suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

David Gordon(Byron Bay, NSW)  

Peak Lenin Expedition with Soren Kruse Ledet

Soren Ledet is the best trek leader I have experie

Soren Ledet is the best trek leader I have experienced in 25 years of travel and trips.

E. Jankowski(Monash, Australian Capital Territory)  

Peak Lenin Expedition with Soren Kruse Ledet

Well worth the effort to get there. An endurance c

Well worth the effort to get there. An endurance climb to 7000m plus. Expertly led by expedition leader Soren Ledet. Highly recommended.

D. Washington(NSW, Australia)  

Peak Lenin Expedition with Soren Kruse Ledet

Even though I left the expedition unexpectedly ear

Even though I left the expedition unexpectedly early I had a wonderful time. Soren is a great expedition leader whom I admire for his climbing skill, ability and knowledge. Also very capable of managing a team that is virtually unknown to each other. If you want a great experience, go with World Ex and Soren.

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