Kunlun (Kurum) mountains starts from Qinghai-Tibet plateau on the east
and joins to Karakurum mountains on the north west. Kongur(7719m) and
Muztagh-Ata(7546m)is the first and third highest peaks at its Pamir
plateau. Not far from the Kongur peak is the Kongur sister peak 7595
meters from sea level. Among these peaks. Muztagh-Ata become very attractive
since it has been approached by Chinese -USSR expedition in July 31th.
1956. Muztagh-Ata means Father of Ice Mountains in Uyghur language.The
late May to early September are the best time to make the
summit. The ascent to make the summit needs from 15 to 20 days depending
on the profession
al level of climbers but Kongur and its sister
peaks takes 30 toc35days to do the summit.
Day01: Cross over the Turgart Passfrom Kyrgyzstan.drive
to Kashgar. Overnight at Kashgar. Option: Crossover the Khunjirab pass
from Pakistan.Overnightat Tashkorgan.
Day 02: Drive to Subash. a small pasture 14kms on the south of Karakul
Day 03: start the day trek to Muztagh-Ata BC with camels carrying the
luggage and equipments. or. tent at BC.
Day 04-19: Summit. Base camp is at analtitude of approximately 4.350m
(14.500ft).so time is needed for adaptation to the altitude.We use three
camps above base camp up onto the top. Camp1 is at about 5,350m: a steep,stony
ascent from BC and right on the edge of the glaciers that blanket the
upper 2,000m of the mountain. Camp2.a small shelf in the glacier at
about 6.1OOm.There will be 2or3 ascents to camp2. carrying loads for
this camp and the one above.This is great for acclimatization and great
for the skiers as there is an 800m run back to camp1 with an empty sac.
Camp3 at 6.800m. from here. the route to the summit is straightforward
till to 7.400m. then after gradual slope slowly becoming gentler and
finally the small rise to the summit rocks appears.
Day 20:Camels with staffs be ready at BC today to trek back to Subash(5hours).Then
our bus here to drive back to Kashgar. Overnight hotel.
Day 21: Visit to the Mausoleum of a venerated Sufi leader AbakHoja.
Mosque Eidkah and Bazaars at its surroundings, Kashgar Market and old
part of the town.Overnight Hotel.
Day 22: Breakfast at Hotel then drive to Kyrgyzstan through Turgart
pass. Option: Drive to Tashkorgan and next day further drive to Sust
Muztagh-Ata Trekking Program:
Day01:ArriveatTashkorganfrom Pakistan over the Khunjirab pass.
Day 02: Drive to Shinde village(25kms)where our pack animals
waiting. The trek today takes about 5 hours to Langar, a wilder place
far beyond the nice pasture. Overnight in tent.
Day03:Trek for 10 hours to Chicheklik.Today is the
very challenging day with the high altitute of Chicheklik pass (4543m)
and low temperature.After the lunch, the trail approaches into flat
and finally we get our camping site. Overnight in tent.
Day04:Trek to Janbulak(9kms)Kirghiz area up on the
snow slope.It looks
even more excitinq and more difficult to climb(4827m). When we arrive
on the top of the pass, a
beautiful lake appears surrounded by snow mountains.
Day 05:Trek over the last mountain pass"Torbulungpass"with
the altitude of 4370 meters. After hours trek on the glaciers, we reach
the top of the pass then go down to Torbulung river where we camp.
Day06:Trek to Kanshiwa along the Torbulung river.It is an easy trek
today, When we reached our campsite, We will see the Muztagh-Ata from
the north face.The glacier also looks whiter,cleaner and bigger from
Day07:Trek to Subash village.The trek is easier today although there
are few Climbing till to Subash.
Day 08: End the trek then drive to Kashgar (214kms). Check in to hotel.
Free pm for relaxation.
Day 09: Visit to the Mausoleum of Abak Ho]o. Mosque Eidkah, Bazaars
and old part of the town.
Day 10:Drive to Turgart Pass to exit to Kyrgyzstan. End of the trek.
Trek to K2:
Day 01: Arrive at Urumqi. transfer to hotel.
Day 02:VisitXinjiangMuseum,Grand Bazaar.PMdrive to Turpan. Check into
Day03:Visit the ruins of Gaochang ancient city,Tuyuq valley and Bezaklik
thousand Buddha caves.
Day04:Visit the ruins of Jiaohe ancient city, underground irrigation
system of Turpan K AREZ Wells,Emin minaret.Drive back to Urumqi. Transfer
to the flight to Kashgar. overnight Seman Hotel
Day05:Visitto the Mausoleum of AbakHoja,Mosque Eidkah,Bazaars and old
part of the town.
Day06:Drive to Yarkand (200kms).Reorganization and do somes hopping
for the trek overnight Yarkant hotel.
Day 07: Drive from Yarkant to Mazar Dara (330 km) where pack-animals
Day08-14:Trekking with pack animals to K2BC.Every day trekking could
be around 5-6hours.
Along the way you will ascend the Aghil Pass (4870 m) and ford the swirling
waters of Upper Roskam River to the K2 BC.
Day 15-17:Three days trek around the K2 BC.
Day 18-23:Same way trekking back to MazorDora where our jeeps waiting
us. Overnight in tent.
Day 24: Drive back to Yarkand along the same road we came. Overnight
Day 25: Visit Mausoleum of Queen Amannisa and Royal cemetery of Yarkand
On the way stop and visit at Ying'i sar town-homeland of Uyghur knives.
Day26:Full day free forrest and relax at Kashgar.
Day 27: Drive to Tashkorgan with short stop at Opal Village. Overnight
Day 28: Clear the Chinese Customs and immigration then drive to Sust-Check
post of Pakistan.