(43-day variant Bishkek - Bishkek, first ascent of unclimbed peak from South-West)

Kongur-Tagh is a huge snow-ice massif located in the Western Kun-Lun. Two highest peaks of the massif (Kongur, 7719 m and Kongur-Tiube, 7595 m) were climbed in 1982 and 1956. Aklangm (6978 m) and Jangmanjar (7229 m) peaks were climbed in 2002. Kokodak Peak (7210 m), Seriti Peak (6016 m) and some others are still unclimbed.

Period of the programme: June - September

Variant of the programme:
day 1 - arrival in Bishkek (in the morning); drive to Tash-Rabat, 10-12 hours; yurt accommodation
day 2 - drive to the Torugart Pass, 3-4 hours; crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border; drive to Kashgar, 3 hours; hotel accommodation
day 3 - shopping in Kashgar; drive to Karakul Lake, 4 hours; yurt accommodation
day 4 - walk with pack-camels to the Kokodak Base Camp (4500 m), 8-9 hours
day 5/37 - reconnaissance, acclimatization and the first ascent of unclimbed Kokodak Peak (7210 m) from the South-West, 33 days
day 38 - walk with pack-camels to Karakul Lake; yurt accommodation
day 39 - drive to Kashgar; hotel accommodation
day 40 - Kashgar city tour
day 41 - drive to the Torugart Pass; crossing the China-Kyrgyzstan border; drive to Tash-Rabat; yurt accommodation
day 42 - drive to Bishkek; hotel accommodation
day 43 - transfer hotel - airport; departure from Bishkek

Programme prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the programme price:
  • All necessary permits and formalities for Kyrgyzstan and China: Kyrgyz and Chinese visa invitations, registration in Kyrgyzstan, all necessary fees and charges for Xinjiang including a peak registration fee, an administrative fee, highway and conservation charges, etc
  • Bus/jeep for the transportation Bishkek - Kashgar - Karakul Lake and back and special payment for crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border with bus/jeep
  • Pack-camels for the luggage transportation Karakul Lake - Kokodak Base Camp and back
  • Transfer hotel - airport in Bishkek
  • Yurt accommodation at Tash-Rabat for 2 nights
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Bishkek for 1 night
  • Yurt accommodation at Karakul Lake for 2 nights
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Kashgar for 3 nights
  • City tour in Kashgar for 1 day
  • Base camp equipment: a big mess tent, tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set
  • Meals in Kyrgyzstan: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Meals in Kashgar: 3 breakfasts
  • Meals at Base Camp and during the trek for 16 days
  • Chinese cook for cooking in the Base Camp
  • Chinese liaison officer-interpreter
  • Expedition manager of Ersh Travels
  • Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels

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