Khan Tengri is located in Issyk Kul region in Kyrgyzstan and borders Kazakhstan, the name is transmitted as "Prince of Spirits" or "Ruler of the Sky". Previously the peak was said to be 6995 meters above sea level, but according to new investigation tours in Kyrgyzstan it is about 7010 m.
Long time ago Peter Semyenov during tours in Kyrgyzstan mistakenly identified the Peak Pobeda as the Peak of Khan Tengri in 1857. The local name is Kan Tau (Blood Mountain), probably because of red sunsets and great number of climbers died there. The first successful summit was made by the team from Ukraine in 1931.
In the period of the Soviet Union local mountaineers needed to get a special permission to enter the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, and non-residents were not allowed to enter at all until 1989.
At the bottom of the mountain there lies the Enilchek Glacier and the mysterious Merzbacher lakes which can be seen only in summer and just in Kyrgyzstan to drain away in August. The Ak Togue pass in Kyrgyzstan is the watershed of the Terskey Ala Too range. The way is going through the gorges of Tien Shan firs and the valley of the river Karkara up to the high mountain valley of the river Sary Zhaz in Kyrgyzstan.
The peak is rather high and amateurs cannot summit it, and even professionals have to be under the supervision during tours in mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Our managers are ready to give all necessary information about tours in Kyrgyzstan. Contact our company and welcome to Kyrgyzstan!