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Muztagh Ata Expedition

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Peak Muztagh Ata (7546 m) is one of the most popular ascents above seven-thousand meters. It is the second highest of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

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Location

( 38.200001 N, 75.099998 E )
  • 2300 €

  • 7546 m

  • Intermediate

  • F Very Difficult
    French Alpine Grade (F)

    A straight forward route, possibly describing a glacier approach with simple scrambling. Any snow or ice will be of an easy angle allowing the climber to walk up it.
    Physical Endurance

    Very Difficult (14-17 hours)

  • 25 days
Intermediate

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Muztagh Ata Expedition

Peak Muztagh Ata (7546 m) is one of the most popular ascents above seven-thousand meters. It is the second highest of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau and sometimes regarded as being part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically it is more closely connected to the Pamirs.




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Advantages

- Access to the mountain is very easy. In just a few hours you can reach the base camp from the paved Karakoram highway;

- The beauty of the nature is stunning in this part of the world and the mountain itself is located in an interesting area close to the ancient Silk Road;

- The main reason is most likely Muztagh Ata's reputation for being one of the easiest peaks over sever-thousand meters to climb.

Prices

For individual client - 2300 €

The group is maximum 1 people.

The Price Includes

- Formalities and permit to climb the summit;
- Communication officer in the base camp;
- Accommodation and meals in the base camp during the expedition;
- Transfers from Bishkek - Naryn - Torugart - Kashgar - Subashi - and back to Bishkek;
- Hotel accommodation (based on TWN rooms) and yurt camps according the program;
- Meals according the program;
- Porters and camels from Subashi to the base camp and back;
- Complete kitchen equipment incl. kitchen tent , mess tent ,tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set, etc.;
- Tent in the base camp for the period of expedition;
- Visa support if necessary.

The Price Does Not Include

- Visa;
- All changes during the program (extra transfers, extra days in towns or base camp);
- Equipment for climbing higher than the Base camp (high altitude tents, high altitude food);
- Porters for climbing period;
- Single supplement is 145 USD / per person;
- Excursions, which are not listed;
- Extra meals and alcoholic drinks;
- Accommodation for any extra days in Bishkek or Kashgar, which are not included in the program;
- Personal guide for ascending is 2000 USD + cost of the program;
- Personal equipment (sleeping bags, shoes, snowshoes, and etc).

Itinerary

Day 1: Naryn

Arrival in Bishkek. Rest. Afternoon transfer to Naryn. Accommodation in Guest House or Yurt camp.

Day 2: China

Transfer to the Torugart Pass, crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border. Hotel accommodation.

Day 3: Kashgar

Transfer to Kashgar / Subashi (200 km bus ride lasting approximately 4-5 hours), we will drive along the Karakorum highway winding for several hours through the narrow gorge of the Gez River then ascend to an altitude of 3900 m by the shores of KARAKUR LAKE, 196 km from Kashgar. Horses, yaks and camels graze on the rich pasturage. Accommodation in tents or yurts.

Day 4: Base camp

Trekking to base camp. In the morning we drive 10 km to Subashi to meet our camels and start the hike to base camp. With the camels carrying the team's equipment, we trek over a level plane and then climb steadily through barren hills to the base camp, which is approximately a 4-hour walk. Drifts of alpine flowers cover the slopes as we approach our destination and the local marmots can often be heard calling out a welcome. Camping overnight.

Day 5-20: Muztag Ata Climbing

Climbing and acclimatization in case of bad weather. Period for climbing of Muztag-Ata, which requires building and supplying three high camps. Meals are provided only at the base camp, however if climbers choose to go further they will need to bring their own food.

Day 21: Kashgar

Base Camp/Subashi/Kashgar (Trekking+Bus). In the morning we will go down to Subashi, again our gear will be taken by camels. At Subashi our transport to Kashgar will already be waiting and we will arrive there in early evening. Hotel accommodation.

Day 22: Kashgar

City tour at Kashgar, last day of the expedition. Our tour includes the tombs of Abakh Hoja Tomb, well-known Kashgar Bazaar, the famous Mosque and the most unique old town with typical Uyghur styled homes. We visit the various shopping alleys full of noodle shops, bakeries, teashops, blacksmiths and carpenters.

Day 23: Naryn

Kashgar/Torugart Pass (BUS). After breakfast, drive to the Torugart Pass; crossing the China-Kyrgyzstan border. Transfer to Naryn, guest house or yurt accommodation.

Day 24: Bishkek

Transfer Naryn - Bishkek. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 25:

Transport to airport, flight home.

Best Season

June-September

Personal Equipment

- High-altitude tent
- High-altitude dishes for cooking in camps higher than the base camp
- Crampons (for example Grivel G12)
- Back pack (approximately 40-50 liters)
- Climbing harness – better Petzl or Black Diamond with wide lower straps
- Safety system
- Carabiner with clutch – 3-4 pieces
- Jumar
- Telescopic trekking sticks
- Thermos for hot tea
- Release device –“eight” type
- Ice axe
- Snowshoes or skis for ski tour
- Helmet lamp
- Camera
- Video camera and accessories
- Storage battery

Clothes & shoes:

- Trekking shoes
- Plastic mountaineering boots
- Downy jacket and pants (better snow suit)
- Gore-Tex jacket with big hood
- Gore-Tex pants
- Windblock jacket
- Windblock pants
- Polartex jacket-100 – 2
- Thermo underwear – 2 kits
- Personal underwear
- Polartex gloves – 2 pairs
- Mittens – 2 pairs
- Warm woolen socks – 4-5 pieces
- Balaclave helmet or ski mask
- Warm hat
- Face mask (windblock)
- UV glasses
- Ski goggles (preferable)
- Gaiters

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