OLIMDE EXPEDITION

kun lunOLIMDE EXPEDITION 
(21-day variant Kashgar – Kashgar, ascents of climbed and unclimbed mountains)

The area of the Olimde and Tokuyrukuningaez glaciers is located in the Western Kun-Lun on the northern side of the North part of the Muztagh-Ata Range. More than ten beautiful peaks of 5200 – 6100 m and above with snow-ice slopes, steep ridges and rock walls are located there and only one peak was climbed before our Kun-Lun expeditions – a small team of Dan Mazur (USA) climbed Tuyuk Peak (6161 m) from the side of the Kuksay Glacier.

In 2001 our South African expedition (expedition leader Mrs. Ulrike Kiefer) did the second ascent of Tuyuk Peak from the Kuksay Glacier. In 2007 our Dutch expedition (expedition leader Mr. Roland Valckenborg) did two first ascents of unclimbed peaks 5521 m and 5400 m but other mountains are still unclimbed.

Period of the programme: June – September

Variant of the programme: 
day 1 – arrival in Kashgar; transfer airport – hotel; hotel accommodation
day 2 – drive to Karakul Lake and then to Subashi / Kongtoyagz Village (3659 m), 4-5 hours
day 3 – trek up with pack-camels or donkeys to the place of the Olimde Base Camp (~ 4200 m) near the tongue of the Olimde Glacier
day 4/17 – reconnaissance of the area, acclimatization and ascents of Peak 6088 and surrounding peaks, 14 days
day 18 – trek down with pack-camels or donkeys to Subashi / Kongtoyagz Village
day 19 – drive to Kashgar; hotel accommodation
day 20 – sightseeing in Kashgar; night at the hotel
day 21 – transfer hotel – airport; departure from Kashgar

Services and expenses included in the programme price: 

  • All necessary formalities: Chinese visa invitations, all necessary fees and charges for Xinjiang including a peak registration fee, an administrative fee, highway and conservation charges, etc
  • Transfers airport – hotel in Kashgar: 2 transfers
  • Bus / jeep for the transportation Kashgar – Subashi / KongtoyagzVillage and back
  • Pack-animals for the luggage transportation Subashi / KongtoyagzVillage – Olimde Base Camp and back
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms) in Kashgar for 3 nights
  • Base camp equipment: a big mess tent, tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set
  • Meals in Kashgar: 3 breakfasts
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the mountains for 10 days
  • Chinese cook for cooking in the mountains
  • Chinese liaison officer-interpreter
  • Expedition manager of Fii Activ (optionally)

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