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KALAXONG PEAK EXPEDITION
(24- and 20-day variants, Normal Route from West)

Kalaxong Peak (7277 m) is one of the summits of the Muztagh-Ata massif. The easiest climbing route is from the west along the gentle snow slopes. This route is very similar to the Muztagh-Ata normal route, has no technical difficulties but is hard enough because of the very high altitude.

Period of the programme: June - September

Programme for 24 days from Bishkek to Bishkek:
day 1 - arrival in Bishkek (in the morning); drive to Tash-Rabat, 10-12 hours; yurt accommodation; (L, D)
day 2 - drive to the Torugart Pass, 3-4 hours; crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border; drive to Kashgar, 3 hours; night at a hotel; (B)
day 3 - shopping in Kashgar; drive to Karakul Lake and then to Subashi, 4-5 hours; walk with pack-camels to the Kalaxong Base Camp (~ 4400 m), 3-4 hours; (B, L, D)
day 4 - acclimatization walk around the Base Camp area; (B, L, D)
day 5 - Base Camp - Camp 1 (~ 5200 m); (B)
day 6 - Camp 1 - Base Camp; (L, D)
day 7 - rest day; (B, L, D)
day 8 - Base Camp - Camp 1; (B)
day 9 - Camp 1 - Camp 2 (~ 6200 m)
day 10 - Camp 2 - Base Camp; (L, D)
day 11 - rest day; (B, L, D)
day 12 - rest day; (B, L, D)
day 13 - Base Camp - Camp 1; (B)
day 14 - Camp 1 - Camp 2
day 15 - Camp 2 - Camp 3 (~ 6800 m)
day 16 - Camp 3 - summit of Kalaxong Peak (7277 m) - Camp 3
day 17 - Camp 3 - Base Camp; (L, D)
day 18 - reserve day for the bad weather; (B, L, D)
day 19 - reserve day for the bad weather; (B, L, D)
day 20 - walk with pack-camels to Subashi; drive to Kashgar; night at the hotel; (B)
day 21 - rest and sightseeing in Kashgar; night at the hotel; (B)
day 22 - drive to the Torugart Pass; crossing the China-Kyrgyzstan border; drive to Tash-Rabat; yurt accommodation; (B, D)
day 23 - drive to Bishkek; night at a hotel; (B, L)
day 24 - transfer hotel - airport; departure from Bishkek (in the morning)

Programme prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the programme price:
- All necessary permits and formalities for Kyrgyzstan and China: invitations for Kyrgyz and Chinese visas, registration in Kyrgyzstan, all necessary fees and charges for Xinjiang including a peak registration fee for Kalaxong, an administrative fee, highway and conservation charges, an ecological fee, a payment for a general liaison officer of China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association (CXMA), etc
- Bus / jeep for the transportation Bishkek - Kashgar - Subashi and back and special payment for crossing the Kyrgyzstan-China border with bus / jeep
- Pack-camels for the luggage transportation Subashi - Kalaxong Base Camp and back (40 kg of luggage per person)
- Transfer hotel - airport in Bishkek
- Yurt accommodation at Tash-Rabat for 2 nights
- Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms) in Bishkek for 1 night
- Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms) in Kashgar for 3 nights
- Base camp equipment: a big mess tent, tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set
- Meals in Kyrgyzstan: 2 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)
- Meals in Kashgar: 3 breakfasts (B)
- Meals at Base Camp: 10 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)
- Chinese cook for cooking in Base Camp
- Chinese liaison officer-interpreter
- Expedition manager of Ersh Travels (optionally)
- Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels

Programme for 20 days from Kashgar to Kashgar:
day 1 - arrival in Kashgar; transfer airport - hotel; night at a hotel
day 2 - shopping in Kashgar; drive to Karakul Lake and then to Subashi, 4-5 hours; walk with pack-camels to the Kalaxong Base Camp (~ 4400 m), 3-4 hours; (B, L, D)
day 3 - acclimatization walk around the Base Camp area; (B, L, D)
day 4 - Base Camp - Camp 1 (~ 5200 m); (B)
day 5 - Camp 1 - Base Camp; (L, D)
day 6 - rest day; (B, L, D)
day 7 - Base Camp - Camp 1; (B)
day 8 - Camp 1 - Camp 2 (~ 6200 m)
day 9 - Camp 2 - Base Camp; (L, D)
day 10 - rest day; (B, L, D)
day 11 - rest day; (B, L, D)
day 12 - Base Camp - Camp 1; (B)
day 13 - Camp 1 - Camp 2
day 14 - Camp 2 - Camp 3 (~ 6800 m)
day 15 - Camp 3 - summit of Kalaxong Peak (7277 m) - Camp 3
day 16 - Camp 3 - Base Camp; (L, D)
day 17 - reserve day for the bad weather; (B, L, D)
day 18 - reserve day for the bad weather; (B, L, D)
day 19 - walk with pack-camels to Subashi; drive to Kashgar; night at the hotel; (B)
day 20 - transfer hotel - airport; departure from Kashgar; (B)

Programme prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the programme price:
- All necessary permits and formalities for China: invitations for Chinese visas, all necessary fees and charges for Xinjiang including a peak registration fee for Kalaxong, an administrative fee, highway and conservation charges, an ecological fee, a payment for a general liaison officer of China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association (CXMA), etc
- Transfers airport - hotel in Kashgar: 2 transfers
- Bus / jeep for the transportation Kashgar - Subashi and back
- Pack-camels for the luggage transportation Subashi - Kalaxong Base Camp and back (40 kg of luggage per person)
- Hotel accommodation (single and double rooms) in Kashgar for 2 nights
- Base camp equipment: a big mess tent, tables, stools, a mess kit, gas stoves and a cooking set
- Meals in Kashgar: 2 breakfasts (B)
- Meals at Base Camp: 10 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)
- Chinese cook for cooking in Base Camp
- Chinese liaison officer-interpreter
- Expedition manager of Ersh Travels (optionally)
- Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels

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