Muztagh Ata peak 7546m (China)

Duration: 25 days

Location: Xinjiang, China, Asia
Altitude: 7546 m 
Lat/Lon: 38.20000°N / 75.10000°E
Best time: June-September 

 

Days Program Accommodation 

Meals 

Day 1 Bishkek. Manas International airport. Transfer to Naryn city. Guest house  B/L/D
Day 2 Transfer from Naryn to Torugart pass and further to Kashgar (China). Hotel B/L/D
Day 3 Transfer from Kashgar to Subashi village Yurts B/L/D 
Day 4 Trekking from Subsahi to the Base camp at Muztagh Ata peak. Tents B/L/D 
Day 5-20 Climbing activity. Ascent of Mustagh-Ata mount. Tents B/L/D
Day 21 Trekking from the Base camp to Subashi. Transfer to Kashgar. Hotel B/L/D
Day 22 Kashgar Hotel B/L/D
Day 23 Transfer from Kashgar to Torugart pass, further to Naryn (Kyrgyzstan).  Guest house B/L/D
Day 24 Transfer to Bishkek. Hotel B/L/D
Day 25 End of the program.  -------  

 

 

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Muztagh Ata program 25 days Bishkek-Bishkek:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek. Rest. Afternoon transfer to Naryn. Accommodation in Guest House or Yurt camp.

Day 2: Transfer to the Torugart Pass, crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border. Hotel accommodation.

Day 3: Transfer to Kashgar/Subashi (200 km bus ride lasting approximately 4-5 hours), we will drive along the Karakorum highway winding for several hours through the narrow gorge of the Gez River then ascend to an altitude of 3900 m by the shores of KARAKUR LAKE, 196 km from Kashgar. Horses, yaks and camels graze on the rich pasturage. Accommodation in tents or yurts.

Day 4: Trekking to base camp. In the morning we drive 10km to Subashi to meet our camels and start the hike to base camp. With the camels carrying the team's equipment, we trek over a level plane and then climb steadily through barren hills to the base camp, which is approximately a 4-hour walk. Drifts of alpine flowers cover the slopes as we approach our destination and the local marmots can often be heard calling out a welcome. Camping overnight.

Day 5-20: Climbing and acclimatization in case of bad weather. Period for climbing of Muztag-Ata, which requires building and supplying three high camps. Meals are provided only at the base camp, however if climbers choose to go further they will need to bring their own food. 

Day 21: Base Camp/Subashi/Kashgar (Trekking+Bus). In the morning we will go down to Subashi, again our gear will be taken by camels. At Subashi our transport to Kashgar will already be waiting and we will arrive there in early evening. Hotel accommodation. 

Day 22: Kashgar. City tour at Kashgar, last day of the expedition. Our tour includes the tombs of Abakh Hoja Tomb, well-known Kashgar Bazaar, the famous Mosque and the most unique old town with typical Uyghur styled homes. We visit the various shopping alleys full of noodle shops, bakeries, teashops, blacksmiths and carpenters.  

Day 23: Kashgar/Torugart Pass (BUS). After breakfast, drive to the Torugart Pass; crossing the China-Kyrgyzstan border. Transfer to Naryn, guest house or yurt accommodation.

Day 24: Transfer Naryn - Bishkek. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 25: Transport to airport, flight home.

 

 

Muztagh Ata is one of the most popular mountain higher 7000m. It is possible to copare with Lenin Peak. Also no climbing only steep walking. There are some reasons that make this mountain so popular for tourists:

-  The way is not difficult you can get by car to Subashi and continue your wat to the base camp. 

-  The mountain is located in the interesting area on the way of the great silk road.

- You do not need technical climbing

- You may go up with skis and and a descent with skis.

The classic rout is rather easy but you shouldn't forget about the high altitude and altitude sickness, deep snow and strong wind over 7000m. It can be a big problem for a sucsessful ascent. You should have high altitude experience before you climb Muztagh Ata peak. 

Name and location. 
The mane Muztagh Ata means "fater of ice". It really looks like valley's "father". It rises above the area and you will see it from Subashi and Karakul lake. You will see its reflection in the lake. Muztagh Ata is the 3d highest mountain after Kongur and located on Kongur Shan ridge. 


 

History.

The first person who tried to reach the summit was Sweden georgapher Sven Anders Hedin in 1894. He tried to get to the summit by yak. But on the way the yak died and Sven had to continue the way on foot. But he had to return back with out the summit. Then he tried again in 1900 and 1904. Later Bill Tilman and Eric Shipton tried to climb the mountain. But they had to return back beause of deep snow and cold temperature. Finally in 1956 the summit was reached by Chinese and Soviet Union expedition. Head of the expeditiob Beletskiy and his team reached the summit by eastern ridge. 

 

Discription. 

There are 2 ways to the summit on western slope. The classic rout goes on the most northern slope. It is a streight way to the summit with out technical difficulties. Between altitude of 5500 and  6100м there's an icefall and crevices that can cause difficulties on the way. 

There's one more way from the southern slope of the western side of the mountain. It is not so popular as the classic route. It is longer but less dangerous. It will lead you to one of the summits of Mustagh ata - Kalahong. And name of this acsent is "by Kalahong ridge". 

On the way you can use skis and snow shoes. 

 

 

 

You can ask about individual expedition by e-mail: office@asiamountains.net

Price includes:

1. Formalities and permit to climb the summit
2. Communication officer in the base camp
3. Accommodation and meals in the base camp during the expedition
4. Transfers: Bishkek - Naryn - Torugart - Kashgar - Subashi - and back
5. Hotel accommodation (based on TWN rooms) and yurt camps according the program  
6. Meals according the program
7. Porters and camels from Subashi to the base camp and back
8. Complete kitchen equipment incl. kitchen tent , mess tent ,tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set, etc.
9. Tent in the base camp for the period of expedition
10. Visa support if necessary 
11. Tour leader as consultant of the expedition from Asia Mountains company 

 

Price excludes:

1. Visa 
2. All changes during the program (extra transfers, extra days in towns or base camp)
3. Equipment for climbing higher than the Base camp (high altitude tents, high altitude food)
4. Porters for climbing period
5. Single supplement is 145 USD/ per person
6. Excursions, which are not listed
7. Extra meals and alcoholic drinks
8. Accommodation  for any extra days in Bishkek or Kashgar, which are not included in the program 
9. Personal guide for ascending is 2000 USD + cost of program from Kashgar to Kashgar  
10. Personal equipment (sleeping bags, shoes, snowshoes, and etc)

 

***In the case that tourists have decided to finish their expedition earlier, payment for any unused days at the base camp is non-refundable. Additionally they will also have to pay for their transfer from base camp back to Bishkek, accommodation and nutrition in the cities.

 

 

Guaranteed departure dates for 2017:

 1) 03.07.2017 - 27.07.2017

 2) 24.07.2017 - 17.08.2017

 

Price:

Bishkek - Bishkek 3200 USD
Kashgar-Kashgar 2950 USD
 

Price includes:

1. Formalities and permit to climb the summit
2. Communication officer in the base camp
3. Accommodation and meals in the base camp during the expedition
4. Transfers: Bishkek - Naryn - Torugart - Kashgar - Subashi - and back
5. Hotel accommodation (based on TWN rooms) and yurt camps according the program  
6. Meals according the program
7. Porters and camels from Subashi to the base camp and back
8. Complete kitchen equipment incl. kitchen tent , mess tent ,tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set, etc.
9. Tent in the base camp for the period of expedition
10. Visa support if necessary 
11. Tour leader as consultant of the expedition from Asia Mountains company 

 

Price excludes:

1. Visa 
2. All changes during the program (extra transfers, extra days in towns or base camp)
3. Equipment for climbing higher than the Base camp (high altitude tents, high altitude food)
4. Porters for climbing period
5. Single supplement is 145 USD/ per person
6. Excursions, which are not listed
7. Extra meals and alcoholic drinks
8. Accommodation  for any extra days in Bishkek or Kashgar, which are not included in the program 
9. Personal guide for ascending is 2000 USD + cost of program from Kashgar to Kashgar  
10. Personal equipment (sleeping bags, shoes, snowshoes, and etc)
 

***In the case that tourists have decided to finish their expedition earlier, payment for any unused days at the base camp is non-refundable. Additionally they will also have to pay for their transfer from base camp back to Bishkek, accommodation and nutrition in the cities.

*** The program will take place only in case that group is completed with 10 people, if there are not enough participants, organizers have a right to cancel the expedition or shift the other dates. 

 

Useful information

1. Necessary documents
International passport, valid for more than 6 months at the day of the expedition’s end.
Special medical insurance for alpinists. 

2. Visas
If necessary “Asia Mountains” company will send you visa support. Each reaveler should get his or her own visa in their homeland.

3. Terms of accommodation
In Bishkek – “Asia Mountains” hotels, twin rooms.
In Naryn – guest house, rooms for 2-3persons or your camping (1 yurt for 2-4 persons).
In Kashgar – 3-star hotel, twin rooms.
In Subashi village – yurts (1 yurt for 8 persons).
In Base camp – twin tents.

4. Nutrition
Nutrition according the program. All meals are included except during any climbing higher than the base camp in which case climbers must bring their own food. 

5. Service staff
Expedition leader from “Asia Mountains” company
Chinese liaison officer
Cooks from China
Kitchen staff from China

6. Medicine
Attention! Special alpine medical insurance for each participant.is a necessary condition of participation in any of our expeditions. Tour leaders will have a group first-aid-kit, but you should also have any necessary personal medication. We recommend you to start taking vitamins a month before the expedition.

7. Weather
Weather in area of Muztagh Ata peak is stable. In upper camps however strong snowfalls are possible. In July snow falls even in base camp. We will keep you informed about weather during the ascent.

8. Possible additional expenses
Single accommodation in the cities.
Additional nights in the hotel in Kashgar or Bishkek.
Individual jeep from the base camp to Kashgar (if you finish the expedition earlier than planned).
Jeep Kashgar-Bishkek (also case of early ending of expedition)
Tips for personnel
Individual guide for the period of expedition is Euro 2,500 (including air tickets, visas, personal equipment, and wages for the expedition)

9. Recommended equipment 
High-altitude tent
High-altitude dishes for cooking in camps higher than the base camp
Crampons (for example Grivel G12) 
Back pack (approximately 40-50 liters) 
Climbing harness – better Petzl or Black Diamond with wide lower straps
Safety system
Carabiner with clutch – 3-4 pieces
Jumar
Telescopic trekking sticks
Thermos for hot tea
Release device –“eight” type
Ice axe
Snowshoes or skis for ski tour
Helmet lamp
Camera
Video camera and accessories
Storage battery

10. Clothes & shoes
Trekking shoes
Plastic mountaineering boots
Downy jacket and pants (better snow suit) 
Gore-Tex jacket with big hood
Gore-Tex pants
Windblock jacket
Windblock pants
Polartex jacket-100 – 2
Thermo underwear – 2 kits
Personal underwear
Polartex gloves – 2 pairs
Mittens – 2 pairs
Warm woolen socks – 4-5 pieces
Balaclave helmet or ski mask
Warm hat
Face mask (windblock) 
UV glasses
Ski goggles (preferable) 
Gaiters

 

 

 

 

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