Asked Questions (FAQs).
to get the visa? How much does it cost? Do I need any Russian visa
if there is flight connection in Moscow?
The visa can be obtained in Russia or Kazakhstan embassies in your
countries and we are ready to provide a letter of invitation to
support you. But the obtaining procedure is long and not so simple.
Frankly speaking, the easiest way to get the Kirghiz visa is to
acquire it for a month for US$75 just in the Manas aeroport in Bishkek
by a verbal application without written invitation.
If you connect the flights in Moscow, please, thoroughly investigate
the question about necessity of transit Russian visa (the response
will depend on the current exchange aeroport regulations). In case
of need we'll be able to provide double-entry transit Russian visa.
have I to pay to your agency for the tour? What is the payment method?
you should do, this is to express distinctly and unambiguously your
wish to take part in the expedition.Because it is on basis of those
applications that we compose the group and decide to organize the
the tour here. The tour should be paid not later than in 30
days before the date of departure to Bishkek. The payment should
be sent to the bank account which will be communicated to you in
the course of our e-mail exchange.
tax rates? Price of luggage transportation on the Bishkek-Osh flight?
tax of US$10 is applied to the Manas airport (Bishkek) only for
flights outwards the Kirghizia boundaries.
15 kg of
luggage are included into the Bishkek-Osh ticket price, each 1 kg
in excess costs about US$0.5.
you send me a complete list of the necessary equipment? In particular,
do we need to bring a high altitude tent for the upper camps?
the information on the Gear
there security/surveillance available at BC/Camp1 concerning unused
climbing gear left in dwelling tents or in the mess tent? Can we
leave there the gear during the ascension to the peak?
medical service in BC? Availability of altitude-specific medical
care? Is there an hyperbaric available?
can always be found out in the conglomerate of base camps on the
Onion Meadow and a medical care can for sure be rendered at an emergency
No hyperbaric bag, but typically a rescue medical oxygen is available
on the Meadow.
are the rescue means and services? How do they proceed? Location
of hospital? Who will alert them?
team is typically located in BC or Camp 1. Being informed via radio
about necessity of help it climbs up with its rescue gear. Sometimes
other climber groups in vicinity of the accident succour as well.
If necessary the victim can be transported to the nearest hospital
in the city of Osh by helicopter. It is important that the insurance
would cover the helicopter.
an event when a German climber fell into a glacier crevasse and
was injured. After his helicopter transportation to the Osh hospital,
he was brought from there by a special ambulance airplane sent from
the Germany to Osh.
there a radio link officer at BC in case of emergency?
BC officer has radio link with Osh and Bishkek.
are the special insurance requirements? Type of insurance attestation
have a special climbing insurance where purposes and features of
your travel would be fixed and possibility of rescue team and helicopter
support would be stipulated. The rate of such an insuranse makes
up ˆ30,000 and more.
availability in case of early return to Osh?
truck is available but the flight out from Osh can not be guaranteed
depending on ticket availability.
my guidance, what is porter's services cost?
to 4200 m – US$1/kg,
4200 m to 5300 m – US$7/kg,
5300 m to 6100 m – US$14/kg,
for altitudes higher than 6100 m – US$28 and more per 1 kg.
I stay for some extra days in Osh or Base Camp?
cost of one extra day in Osh is US$30 per person (double-room accomodation
in the hotel and three meals a day). The cost of one extra day in
BC is US$25 per person.
have some time before or after climb Peak Lenin, we strongly recommend
you to visit also the surroundings of this mafnificent summit. During
such trips guests make acquaintance with the national traditions
and way of life of native people and also admire the marvelous landscapes
of this mountain land. It is also very good for acclimatization!