Mount Muztagh, literally also called “ice-mountain-father” is the easiest peak at the elevation of 7509 meters. It lies near Mount K2 in the Chinese Pamir between China and Pakistan border. This peak is an adventurous peak popular for skies, snowboard or snowshoe/racquets. The Mount Muztagh (Mustagata) expedition is easily accessed by road and quickest expedition. Muztagh Ata is a portion of the northern ridge of the Tibetan Plateau lined in the Xinjiang province of Western China.
The Muztagh Ata is a semi technically straightforward 7000-meter peak that can be climbed with skis or is a perfect stepping-stone to those who desire to later climb 8000 peaks. This peak is the second highest mountains the northern plateau and occupies 47th place as the tallest mountain in the world. The first successful attempt to the Mount Muztagh was made by a huge Chinese party and Soviet climber led by E.A Beletskiy via the west ridge. The expedition Base Camp lies at the elevation of 4450 meters. This expedition normally makes up to three high camps and the last high camp lies at the elevation of 6850 meters. The high Muztagh Ata and Kunlun consist of three high peaks which are Kongur Tagh (Kkongur-1) at the elevation of 7719 meters, Kongur Tube Tagh at the elevation of 7595 meters and the Muztagh Ata at the elevation of 7546 meters.
As we make through this expedition, we can explore famous places like the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. This expedition is a completely new package to those who have tried climbing Khumbu and the Mahalangur range of Nepal’s Himalayas. Mount Muztagh does not have technical ascents and for this reason, this mount is an excellent option to gain experience. However, it is important to have the good physical condition to climb the summit.
Seasonal highlights of the Mount Muztagh Ata expedition:
Best time to expedite Mount Muztagh is late June to mid-September
These months have the best snow condition and weather.
Winter season has only one successful record of ascent till now.
Skiing Venture in the high elevation of the Himalaya
The familiarity of approaching the Mountain with a caravan of camels
Attractive scenery of the mountain ranges of Asia Remarkable city of Kashgar and the leftovers of the silk route
A striking 7000-meter peak with outstanding views of the Pamir, K2 and the Karakorum
Finding of the culture and the belief of the Uyghur people
Straightforward travel to the destination over Kirghizia
Affordable expedition for beginners
Day 1: Arrive at Bishkek and travel to Naryn via Balykchy.
Our representative greets you at the Bishkek and escorts you to Balykchy via Naryn. The road passes with magnificent landscapes and fast-flowing rivers. We can get close range glimpse of amazing lakes Kyrgyz Lake Issyk-Kul. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 2: Trek to Kashgar via Torugart.
We leave Naryn and move ahead to Torugart which is a Chinese border. The road guides us via At-Bashi valley where we can see a flock of yaks. Later, we pass along the scenic lake Chatyr-kul (3500 meters) and the famous mineral spring. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Trek to Subashi from Kashgar.
We move along the Karakoram Highway from Kashgar to Subashi village. The trail passes via picturesque gorge of the Gez River. As we travel, we come across Kunlun and Pamir Mountain. Overnight at the teahouse/yurt.
Day 4: Trek from Subahsi (3600 meters) to Muztagh Ata Base Camp (4450 m).
We have an early breakfast and head to Muztagh Ata Base Camp. The territory of the base camp does not support telephone and no internet connection is available. Therefore, we use a walkie-talkie to for communication. Overnight at the tented camp
Day 5- Day 6: Acclimatization day
We stay and walk around the base camp as a part of acclimatization day. We get into acquaintance with the locals around and learn their lifestyle. We head down to a small village from the base camp to taste the milk of Yak. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 7- Day 20: Climbing period:
Climb back to base camp. From Camp the summit. Camp I at the elevation of 5350 meters Camp II at the elevation of 6200 meters Camp III at the elevation of 6800meterss Mount Muztagh Ata at the elevation of 7546 meters
Day 21: Trek back to Kashgar via Subashi via Base Camp.
We keep our luggage onto a camel and start our hike enjoying the beautiful surrounding via Subashi to Kashgar. Overnight at the hotel
Day 22: Exploration time at Kashgar
We visit historic place Kashgar. Kashgar has a two-thousand-year-old ancient city with great silk. Kashgar has an old city with a narrow twisted street, numerous bazaars. We also visit ID Kah mosque, the heart of the city built in 1442 and the largest in China. The remains of ancient daub walls with approximately 9 meters high are the antique piece of Kashgar. Overnight at the hotel
Day 23: Trek to Naryan via Torugart from Kashgar.
After taking early breakfast, we transfer to Naryan via Torugart. We go through the legal procedure at Torugart pass-the Chinese Kyrgyz border. After completion of all legal process, we head to Naryan Overnight teahouse/yurt camp.
Day 24: Trek from Naryn to Bishkek.
We retrace the trail to Bishkek from Naryan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 25: Final Departure
We take you to the airport after a short farewell program, for your flight to the native destination.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Organization of your Expedition
All airport/hotel pickup and drop in Kasghar
All necessary transportation as per itinerary
3 nights’ accommodations, on a sharing basis, including all meals (BLD)
Meals (BLD) during the Expedition
To/From base camp transportation of the material– Subash (Via camels)
Tent at Base Camp (Individual Tent, Dining, Kitchen, Toilet, shower)
High altitude Tents twin sharing and high- food
EPI Gas, Cooking pot, Burner, and stove for the high camps
A well-experienced and trained Team: WYE Sherpa with experience on Muztagh Ata, English local speaking Guide, including their wages, insurance, transportation, meal, and accommodation)
Liaison Officer, including allowances and wages
All necessary climbing permits, Royalty, National Par, Garbage disposal fee
The technical climbing equipment, if necessary
Daily Weather forecasts during expedition
Travel and rescue arrangements
Communication means in case of alternative (Satellite phone, walkie talkie, cell phone)
First aid kit, with Oxygen
WYE postcards, and climbing certificate after summit
International and domestic flying
Excess baggage charges for the international and domestic flights
Entry visa fee
Extra night(s) accommodation
Personal climbing/skiing equipment (possibility to rent snowshoes, please contact us)
Donkeys and high-altitude porters for carrying personal stuff from Base Camp to C 1
cancellation and rescue insurance
personal beverages and personal expenses (laundry, snacks, phone calls etc.)