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China opens borders for foreigners in 2023 and we invite everyone to join us in Muztagh Ata expedition in summer 2024! The expedition is scheduled for dates from July 7 till August 1.
Muztagh Ata is the mountain located in Pamir range in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. The altitude of the peak is 7546 m., but due to the gentle western slope and relatively dry weather in the region, it is one of the easiest peaks above seven-thousand meters. In the last few years it became very popular destination for ski mountaineers from the whole world.
Climb Muztagh Ata with Asia Outdoor Club and get a lot of impressions from the greatness of Chinese Pamir mountains.
NB! The program will be held only if the group consists of 6 people or more!
Arrival to Manas International airport. You will be met by representative of Asia Outdoor Club. Transfer to the hotel. After a rest we will have a city tour in Bishkek. Night in a hotel.
After breakfast the driver will take you from the hotel and transfer to Naryn via Balykchy town. You will have the possibility to watch all beauty of Kyrgyz mountain ranges and whole nature. After arrival to Naryn the accommodation in a hotel.
After the breakfast we’ll have a drive to one of the highest passes of Kyrgyz Republic – Torugart Pass (5108 m.). After passing the border you’ll be met by Chinese guide and driver and continue your drive to Kashgar. After an amazing road through mountain passes you will arrive to the city. Accommodation in a hotel and rest after a long ride.
Today we will have a free day in Kashgar. You will have a time to buy everything you need for the expedition.
Optionally: you can make a city tour in the ancient Kashgar city.
After breakfast you will have a drive to Idara – the small village under Muztagh Ata, located just in 1 day trekking to Muztagh Ata Base Camp.
After breakfast start the trekking to Muztagh Ata BC (4450 m.). You will have the chance to put your luggage on camels and go on foot to Base Camp.
As Camp 1 is located on the high altitude area (higher than 5000 m.) you will need a few days to prepare your organism for the altitude. We highly recommend to spend at least 2 days in the Base Camp area for hiking and to get good acclimatization.
Proper acclimatization is one of the main guarantees of your success in the ascent to any high altitude mountain. Today you’ll hike to Camp 1 (5350 m.) and will have a night on the higher altitude.
After the night in Camp 1 you’ll go back to Base Camp to fix the acclimatization process. Rest in Base Camp and preparation for tomorrow climbing.
Early morning you will start you re-ascent to Camp 1 (5350 m.). Night in Camp 1.
In the morning you start your ascent to Camp 2 (6200 m.). Night in Camp 2.
Today you will have a climbing to Camp 3 (6800 m.). After installing your tent, the rest in the camp. Night in Camp 3.
Early breakfast. Start at 4 A.M. Moving in a rope-team. Rest, drinking hot tea, cooking by yourself in Camp 2.
Rest day in Base Camp.
Today you climb the familiar path to Camp 1.
In the morning start your climb to Camp 2.
Ascent to Camp 3.
Today is the most important day of the whole expedition – the summit attempt. In the early morning you will start your ascent to the top of Muztagh Ata (7546 m.). After the summiting you will need to return to Camp 2 (6200 m.).
Descent to Base Camp. Enjoy a well-deserved rest!
Reserve days in case of bad weather.
Trekking back to Idara village and getting your transport to Kashgar.
After a long drive we will come back to Naryn. Rest in the hotel.
Drive back to Bishkek.
In the morning the driver will take you to Manas International airport. Flight back home.
Meeting/seeing-off at the airport in Bishkek
Bishkek city tour
Tour leader of the expedition (deals with organizational issues and helps the group; if you need a mountain guide, then you need to book it separately)
English accompanying guide in Kyrgyzstan and China (!not mountain guide)
All transfers according to the program
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Bishkek (2 nights) and in hotel in Kashgar (2 nights) in Double Rooms
Accommodation in Idara in local family or in tents
Single tents in Base Camp
Climbing permit (the additional payment for each nationality in the group – 230 USD)
Visa support and all necessary official documents
General liaison-officer from the government
Camels for luggage to BC and back
Meals in Idara and at BC from Day 5 to Day 23
Dinning tent and dinning sets in Base Camp
The cost of any visa (if needed);
All optional deviations from the main itinerary;
Lunches and dinners in Kashgar;
Beverages and meals not included in main menu;
High altitude mountain food;
High altitude tents;
All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.);
The services of a mountain guide and porters for ascending/descending.
Please, check the list of the equipment clicking on this text. In the article you will find all needed equipment for Muztagh Ata expedition with a approximate examples.
Service of a mountain guide for Muztagh Ata (1 guide for max 3-4 persons) – 6000 USD for the program