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Achik-Tash Base Camp

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"Achik-Tash" Base Camp

Achik-Tash BC works two month in a year, starting from 25th of June till the 1st of  September.

Achik-Tash BC is placed on the altitude of 3600m asl, by the mountain river at a picturesque glade, providing excellent views of Lenin Peak massif and its northern slopes. A lot of moraine lakes are scattered around. In summer time, water in the lakes gets warm under the high-altitude sun radiation allowing pleasant swimming and diving.

Achik-Tash Base Camp is a tent camp, consists of two-bed hangar type tents. There is also a traditional Kyrgyz yurt (felt-covered portable house on wooden framework) serving as a dining room. The kitchen provides three time meal a day. Mobile cell broadcast is a great advantage, connecting our BC with the rest of the world. At the BC one can buy oneself a drink at the bar, buy or rent some mountaineering gear at the shop, get one's own gas canisters refilled and store one's stuff at the cloak-room.

Advanced Base Camp (Camp1) is located on the left side of Lenin glacier moraine, on the altitude of 4500m asl, just under the north-facing slopes of Lenin Peak. Mountaineers live in spacious shared (between two) tents up there. Dining room and kitchen occupy big tent of Angara type. Well-trained skilful rescue team (including a doctor) work at Camp1 to ensure safety and security of ascents. General leadership and coordination are ensured by responsible and tactful camp management.

How to get there

First option (most convenient and recommended): Request Ak-Sai Travel company for private flight on a helicopter from Bishkek straight to BC. It would take about 3 hours to get there one way. You will be offered soft drinks during your flight. The only disadvantage of this option is slightly expensive cost.

Second option (common one): Take one-hour flight to Osh town and travel to BC by road. This option is relatively cheap and reasonably quick.

Third option (exotic one): Hire a 4WD transport in Bishkek and drive north to south across Kyrgyzstan over all mountain passes and gorges. This one puts into immediate touch with beauty and adventure of mountain roads, gets acquainted with interesting people including Kyrgyz traffic policemen, frontier servants and etc. This one can be recommended to bigger groups, having large amount of luggage and time to travel.

The friendly team of Ak-Sai Travel company looks forward to see you in our Achik-Tash Base Camp!

For more information please contact us on e-mail adventure3@ak-sai.com, or call us to the number +996-312-909-356;

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