Karly Tau meaning “Snow Mountain” is sited in the Central Tien Shan Mountains. To climb Karly Tau Peak you don’t need previous climbing skills or any real prior experience of high altitude. Karly Tau is more of a trekking peak but is still a good challenge and experience for taking that next step to summit snow covered peaks with the summit at 5,450m.
Karly Tau peak is located in a front of famous Khan Tengri Peak 7,010m in the upper part of North Inylchek Glacier. The North Inylchek glacier is an icy circuit enclosed by 6,000m + summits of Sary Zhas, Meridionalniy and Tengri Tag Ranges. Karly Tau Peak is very close to the North Inylchek Glacier base camp only 5km away.
From the slopes of Karly Tau Peak you will see breathtaking panoramic views of surrounding icy mountains and especially the giant 3,000m Northern Face of Khan Tengri Peak.
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Grade 8 Trek (Tough): require that you are very fit and previous trekking experience is strongly recommended. Grade 8 includes long walks with steep uphill and downhill gradients. There will be extremes of altitude (up to 6000m) and weather conditions and will involve several long days (up to 8/9 hours) of trekking continuously without a rest day.
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The climbing route is initially stony moraine at the beginning until 4,600m, then a snow and ice slope with fixed ropes to the edge of the plateau at 4,750m. Once on the plateau the terrain flattens out into a snow field to a pass at the height of 5,000m and then the snow ridge to the summit.
An experienced guide will lead you to the summit and back. Your base of operations is a well- equipped Advance Base Camp at 4,250 with hot meals ready for you on your return.
Morning arrival Almaty
Personal climbing equipment for hire:
Recommended specialist kit for the trip
Touring skies with skins (Only for those that ski and have the experience and skill set)
Glacier glasses/snow goggles