Tanzania Safari

The three day safari in Tanzania was wonderful in its own way and restful for the Kilimanjaro climbers. We saw many animals, birds and different landscapes. The tour leader was very obliging and I am sure he went to extra trouble for us the lodge accommodation was really very, very good.

Helen Gough | Melbourne, Victoria
 
 

Khan Tengri Expedition (7010m)

At 7010m the spectacular ice pyramid of Khan Tengri is the second highest mountain in the Tian Shan range and lies on the border between Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan. In preparation for our climb on Khan Tengri we will acclimatise and fine-tune our skills on the nearby peak of Karly Tau (5450m) before flying to our base camp at 4000m on the North Inylchek Glacier. From base camp we will climb the protected but technical and steep north ridge leading to the snow covered dome of Chapayev Peak ( 6100m). Two camps will be placed on this ridge at 4800m and 5600m. A third camp will be established on the saddle between Chapayev Peak and Khan Tengri at 6000m and from here we will follow the west ridge/face to the summit. Technical and exposed sections of the climb will be fixed and all team members are required to carry loads and help with the preparation of meals etc while above BC. Previous mountaineering experience at altitude is essential to join this expedition.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Almaty
DAY 2 Transfer Karkara BC
DAY 3 Acclimatisation Bas Karkara Peak
DAY 4 Helicopter to North Inylchek Glacier BC
DAYS 5/8 Climb Karly Tau Peak
DAY 9 Rest day
DAYS 10/15 Establish camps 1 & 2, descend and rest
DAYS 16/18 Climb to camp 3
DAY 19 Summit day Khan Tengri
DAYS 20/25 Reserve days & descent
DAY 26 Helicopter to Karkara BC
DAY 27 Reserve day for bad weather
DAY 28 Trip concludes Almaty with a transfer to the airport.

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Trip Code: KTR
Trip Grading: Advanced Mtn Expedition
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Duration:  28 days
Activities:  Mountaineering Trekking
Next Trip:  22 July 2015
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