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Lenin (Uzbekistan)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
The base of the mountain is a 12-hour road trip south of Bishkek.
When to go
From May to September
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Lenin

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
564 written opinions

Located on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Lenin Peak climbs majestically to a height of 7,134 meters.

My suggestion:
If you want to ascend to the summit, find out all you need to know beforehand, and make sure that you plan for weather conditions that can change suddenly and without warning.
My review

Considered by many to be easier to climb than any other mountain over 7,000 meters in the world, Lenin Peak straddles Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Nonetheless, the climb takes place almost solely on the Kyrgyz side of the border. Despite its permanently snow-covered summit and its impressive height, Lenin Peak presents no great (or even significant) technical challenges to climbers, except of course for the altitude and the changeable weather conditions.

Nevertheless, it is far from accurate to suggest that reaching the summit is either easy or free from danger. As a reminder, an avalanche killed 43 climbers during the 1990s. For my part, I did not reach the summit of Lenin Peak; nonetheless, I got close enough to discover an absolutely stunning place, even by the standards of a region that is blessed with unparalleled beauty. It's an absolutely vital, unmissable part of any voyage of discovery in Kyrgyzstan.

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