Peak Lenin is located in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan and is estimated to be 7134m above sea level. Travelling on Kyrgyzstan car for rent you will see that the peak is on the border with Tajikistan. It may be complicating to watch the peak as it always covered with clouds but we can admit it resembles the form of a pyramid.
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan it becomes clear that now it is easier to travel in mountains of the country than in the Soviet Union. Long time ago it was even prohibited to travel and pass the border of mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Those mountaineers who were eager to find themselves in breath-taking mountains needed to get a special permission. The peak Lenin was considered to be the third highest peak.
As the history of the peak concerns, it was found in the course of tours of Kyrgyzstan of those times by the investigator and explorer of Central Asia A.P. Fedchanko. He was travelling to the Northern Pamirs and mapped the peak in 1871. His records turned out to be first reliable ones. The Peak is known to be named Peak Kaufman. The name was given in honor of Russian Governor General of the Soviet Union, and now the name of the peak is also known to be Kuh-i-Gamo (Warm Mountain).
Expeditions of the peak:
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan rent a car of those times there have been made various attempts to vault the top and make explorations. In 1929 happened the first expedition when 2 people reached just the glacier. In 1934 team from the Soviet Red Army made a tour in mountains of Kyrgyzstan and stated a monument to Lenin that happened on 8th of September. In 1967 there was made an expedition of 301 people in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union: there were over-seers and 20 women. This mounting gave way to investigators of our time to travel and make various tours in Kyrgyzstan along 16 new opened routes.
During tours in Kyrgyzstan if you have decided to vault mountains, do it under supervision of professionals. There were tragic cases of mounting: in 1974 a women team was taken away by the storm, in 1991 an earthquake took 44 climbers with the only body found an the only person survived.
Despite these moments there is an opportunity to watch an amazing panorama of a mountain in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. The base camp Achik Tash near Lukovaya Polyana (Wild Onion Field) is the exact place for such deal.
Travel in Kyrgyzstan with our company and we assure you will get the greatest sort of emotions. Kyrgyzstan is a country extremely attractive for climbers. Contact our mangers for them to know your wishes. We are able to organize a tour in Kyrgyzstan especially for you.