Khan Tengri Peak, rising 7010 m (22,999 ft) above sea level, is located on the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The beauty of Khan Tengri is often hard to describe, but must be seen firsthand. The first description was given in by famous traveler and photographer P.P. Semenov from the headwaters of the Karkara River while traveling the Tian Shan Mountains.
Khan Tengri’s name means “Lord of the Spirits” or “Lord of the Heavens”. The peak is extremely beautiful during sunset as surrounding peaks start dipping into darkness, the marble-pyramid shape of Khan Tengri Peak is painted bright red from the setting sun.
The enchanting ridge lines and rose-gray marble facade has attracted the attention of people for centuries. Every year the peak attracts many climbers from all over the world.
One of the classical routes we offer is by starting the ascent from the south; the Western Col is reached from the southern Inylchek Glacier. Among mountaineers, this route is very popular with three or four camps typically used depending on weather conditions.