Trekking 125km in remote wilderness Alpine terrain leading to trek on one of the longest glaciers in the world allows for a completely unique experience. The glacial trek takes us to one of the most iconic base camps in the Tien Shan Mountain range standing at the foot of the mighty Kan Tengri Peak at 7,010m. We take helicopter flights over the range which transport us to the start of the ultimate goal which is to climb Karly Tau peak standing at 5,450m. A true remote wilderness experience that is simply incredible!’
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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 5,545m) and weather conditions and will involve several long days (up to 8/9 hours) of trekking continuously without a rest day.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Departure is usually London Heathrow, this may vary and the specific location will be provided upon booking|
|WEAR||Comfortable Clothing for the flight|
Almaty to Karkara Base Camp.
Karkara Base camp to Kyrgyzstan
Alpine to Glacial terrain
In the shadow of Pobeda
Arrive at South Inylchek Base Camp
South Inylchek Base Camp to North Inylchek Glacier
Climbing Karlytau Peak
Karkara Base Camp
Karkara Base Camp to Almaty
Almaty – home
Clothing and equipment required for the trekking part of the trip
- Personal first aid kit including any medication needed
- Walking boots (Walking boots must be able to fit crampons)
- Walking socks
- Walking poles
- Day sack: 35 to 50ltrs
- Main duffel bag – needs to be an 80ltr rucksack for the Karly Tau phase
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Warm and water proof gloves
- Warm and water proof hat
- Thick Sweater
- Warm jacket for the evening
- Sun glasses
- Sun protection for skin/head/hands
- Water proof sacks for the inside of your day sack
- 4 Season Sleeping Bag & liner
- X2 1ltr water containers
- X1 3ltr bladder with drinking tube
Personal medical and toiletry Kit
- Ear Plugs
- Eye Mask
- Toilet Paper
- Nose tissues
- Baby Wipes
- Hand sanitiser
- General first aid kit
- Foot first aid kit
- Men’s toiletry essentials
- Ladies toiletry essentials
You will need extra money to cover the cost of drinks, souvenirs, meals (where applicable) airport taxes, etc. It is advisable to change money on arrival at international airports whilst waiting for your luggage, as opportunities for changing money are subsequently few. Credit cards are generally not accepted.
UK, AUS, NZ, USA & Canadian citizens will need an entry visa. Other nationalities should consult their consular office.
Vaccinations & Protection
Make an appointment with your Doctor to discuss and also gain written confirmation of what is needed by the relevant Consulate of your trip destination. Make an appointment with your Doctor to have a full health check to ensure you are physically fit for the trip itinerary. A third source of reference is: www.travelhealthpro.org.uk EDGE Travel Worldwide is not responsible to list or advise; which vaccinations or any other travel medication you may need on your trip. This is your responsibility. Special Note: Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.
Please note all illness, injuries and medication need to be disclosed to EDGE Travel Worldwide at time of booking – please seek advice from your Doctor to your suitability of participating on this trip.
You must make sure you have the right travel insurance for the trip personally and also make sure you have insurance to cover medical evacuation in case of emergency. An example company to arrange this is: ACE European Group Ltd (telephone) 0207 1737796
To enjoy any trek such as climbing Karly Tau peak, it is essential to be in shape before you arrive. It is not wise to regard a trek as a means of getting into shape or loosing excess weight. Start a programme of conditioning well before departure – in fact as soon as you book – and be aware that short walks on the flat do little to prepare you for the gradients involved on this trek. Running, hill walking and other more active sports are suitable.
Grading is a somewhat difficult topic as much depends on the individuals own perception of his or her abilities. The following is intended as a general guide to our walking grades. This trip is rated as Grade C/D
Grade C Walks (Strenuous): are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. Walking days are normally 6-8 hours and may involve up to 900m or more in ascent or descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days walking, often at higher altitudes, so stamina is important.
Grade D Walks (Tough): require that you are very fit and previous trekking experience is strongly recommended. Grade D 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.
In this area, tipping is a recognised part of life. Although EDGE Travel Worldwide pays most gratuities for the trip, porters and guides on the trips still look to members of the group for reward. Accordingly, you should allow $100 for tipping. (Please carry low denominations of US Dollar currency.)
Local food and drink: Meals other than those included in the itinerary are paid for separately by the traveller.
These maybe available, please contact us for further details.