Peak Lenin sits at 7,134m and is the perfect first 7000m mountain. It is technically straightforward, it has beautiful scenery and there’s a fantastic long summit ridge offering outstanding views across the entire Pamir mountain range!
Mountain Expeditions offer professional and personable Open Expeditions allowing you to join a group of like-minded team members. We strive to create a welcoming team atmosphere and an environment where everyone can achieve their aims. We also offer the option of leading Private Expedition groups.
“Peak Lenin was a huge expedition for me but Mountain Expeditions managed the whole trip perfectly. Jon’s guiding and vast experience proved outstanding again and we summited!” Tom Crowther
Situated in the remote and beautiful Pamir mountain range of Kyrgyzstan, Peak Lenin is one of the five famous Snow Leopard Peaks. Often dubbed as one of the ‘easiest’ 7000ers in the world, it offers a non-technical climb on glaciers, snow and rocks into a magical high altitude world.
Mountain Expeditions are expedition specialists and the Himalayas are the world’s greatest playground! We love organising and delivering expeditions to Nepal and do so with a friendly and supportive approach. We understand that joining any of our expeditions is a big deal, so we try and make sure everything is perfect from start to finish.
Mountain Expeditions employ a small number of the UK’s most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders and we will always send a UK Expedition Leader to facilitate your expedition. All of our leaders are chosen on their individual merits which we base on their mix of vast mountain experience, interpersonal skills and of course, qualifications.
With all our expeditions we partner with the very best local in-country agencies who share our ethos of delivering outstanding expeditions. We believe that a combined leadership team built of a UK Expedition Leader and a highly experienced local guide is the strongest and most successful way to deliver our expeditions. For Peak Lenin a local guide will be with the team throughout the entire expedition and, if ratio’s require it, additional local guides will be used for the summit attempt.
The truth behind organising and leading worldwide expeditions is that you need an excellent local in-country agent to work with. Over the years Mountain Expeditions have developed a long standing relationships with our local crew in Kyrgyzstan and the added value of our friendly and efficient local staff never goes unnoticed – we know it makes a big difference to your experience. Our local team are a huge part of your experience and it makes all the difference on the mountain.
On big mountains like Peak Lenin we don’t believe leading Open Expedition teams of 10+ members is good practice and it certainly doesn’t offer a very personable experience! All our Open Expedition teams are capped at 8 resulting in a close knit, small team experience.
We believe that our summit success rate is down to a combination of smaller teams and using the most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has shown time and time again that this is the safest approach whilst on the mountain.
Our itinerary has been chosen to make this expedition the very best we believe it can be. We’ve included an entire preparation day in Osh which allows time for people to rest after a long flight, time for any lost luggage to catch up with us and time for your Expedition Leader to do a full kit and medical check before a relaxed expedition briefing with a cold beer!
There are many reasons people choose to climb big mountains and many reasons why you might choose to climb Peak Lenin. Please read our Trip Suitability section to find out more.
Many of our expeditions start and finish in a bustling city in a really nice hotel. Maybe it’s first and last impressions that count or perhaps we just enjoy having nice accommodation to start and finish a trip but it’s what we do! On Peak Lenin we use our favourite hotel in Osh and we ensure that camplife is as comfortable as possible on the mountain.
Live Trip Status: When our trips are ‘Available‘ it means they are live & taking bookings. Once we’ve met the minimum numbers to confirm the trip, the status changes to ‘Confirmed‘ which is your green light to go ahead & book your flights & insurance. Once all the places are booked the trip will show as ‘Full‘.
Are you dreaming of a little more luxury on the mountain, private 1:1 guiding perhaps? Or do you simply want a unique experience or to put a special twist on it? Whether it’s a different route, you want to use helicopters, take along a TV crew or adventure photographer, let us know and we can bring together the very best people in the world for your once-in-lifetime expedition.