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Mountaineering in Kyrgyzstan


Over 85% of Kyrgyzstan is above 1000 m and 40% of the territory is above 3000 m. This relief was formed by two mountain systems Pamir and Tien-Shan. Average altitude of Kyrgyzstan is 2500 m. Three summits of Kyrgyzstan are higher than 7000 m. They are: Lenin Peak (7134 m) in the Pamirs, and Pobeda Peak (7439 m) and Khan-Tengri (7010 m) in the Tien-Shan. Mountain climbing tours, horseback riding tours and trekking routs along the ranges of the great Tien Shan Mountains enjoy wide popularity among the tourists.

The mountains are the very soul of Kyrgyzstan with their majestic ice citadels and verdant valleys. Kyrgyzstan mountains are a playground for mountaineering, where all kinds of mountain outdoors are possible - from extremely difficult mountaineering to easy trekking.  Fearless mountain climbing tours lovers pit their skills against the peaks of over 7,000 metres and at the same time day-trippers stroll in alpine valleys rich in various kinds of flowers.

The entire area of Kyrgyzstan keeps untouched wild nature and ecological purity.
Visitors on their mountain climbing tours over Kyrgyzstan are pleasantly surprised and fascinated by the changing landscapes from sub tropical valleys to frosty polar climatesalong with the thriving woodlands, swiftly rushing rivers and giant lakes.

There are 8 areas that are of great interest for alpinists. Five of them are in the Tien-Shan and the rest three ones are in Pamirs. The main difficulties faced by climbers on mountaineering in Kyrgyzstan are caused by the weather all of a sudden it can start snowing, increasing the risks of avalanches and crevices. 

Mountaineering in Kyrgyzstan gives an excellent opportunity to professionals and mountain lovers to realize their personal aims and aspirations. Kyrgyzstan mountaineering includes such activities as walking, hiking, trekking and climbing up mountains. All tourists should be prepared physically and mentally for a mountain climbing tour because mountaineering in Kyrgyzstan is a kind of sport and a climber should possess enough strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control.  It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of usage of specialized climbing equipment and proper climbing techniques is crucial for the safe mountain climbing tour.


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