Kyrgyzstan is a country of incredible mountains that create great opportunities of doing winter kinds of sport actually, and one of the most famous peaks all over the globe is the Peak Lenin. The peak was considered to be the highest peak in the entire Soviet Union being 7134m above sea level. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you can make a tour on cars rent in the Osh region of the country you can see that it is the border of Tajikistan. Far in the past it was prohibited to make tours in Kyrgyzstan as mountains show up certain danger. In the course of travelling in Kyrgyzstan you are recommended to pay more attention to the appearance of the peak - it is all the time covered with clouds but people consider it is of a pyramid shape.
You are free to make any tour in Kyrgyzstan and we are glad to organize it to you. But, be careful in mountains, it is prohibited to rent a car and travel there without any travel company or just supervision of professionals. Weather in mountains cannot be predicted and out of it there were a lot of cases of deaths. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan with a desire to vault the top it is necessary to be of a special preparation.
In the course of time there were made attempts of investigation of the peak. A.P. Fedchanko, being the Russian explorer who investigated the Central Asia, made a tour in Kyrgyzstan in 1871. His aim was the investigation of the Northern Pamirs. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will see that the local name to the peak is Kuh-i-Gamo (Warm Mountain). But long time ago it was named after the Soviet governor Peak Kaufman.
There were made a lot of expeditions along the peak Lenin. Some of attempts are considered to be tragic. 1929 is the year when the first tour in mountains of Kyrgyzstan was taken place. But it failed. Then in 1934 the professionals decided to mount the top with an aim to put the monument to their leader - Lenin. Then in 1967 a big group of mountaineers from various countries of the Soviet Union made a vaulting as they made it in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union. These 301 people gave way to us in modern time to make tours in Kyrgyzstan along new 16 routes. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will be able to see the beauty of the panorama, and it is not even necessary to vault the top of the peak.
As for failed, tragic events on the peak, in 1974 the group of women-mountaineers made a tour along the peak in Kyrgyzstan, but they failed due to the storm, no one survived. In 1991 the great earthquake happened and took 44 climbers.
But these are cases when people didn't follow recommendations concerning danger in mountains, as weather is severe, temperatures are lower and lower with every new altitude. In case you have a desire to travel in Kyrgyzstan you are recommended to visit Lukovaya Polyana (Wild Onion Field), the camp Achik Tash - it is the place for all who make a tour and want to have some rest so that in the future they will take the other step in mounting.