Epura pass

Route: Sary-Djaz Koiluu Pass, Karakol-Tor river- Kol-Tor glacier- Karakol 

Level: 2A 

Season: June- September 

Brief description: This route suits for alpinists-beginners for training as a training route wishing to explore beautiful places such as Chon-Ashuu pass, Koiluu valley, Epur pass, Karakol-Tor glaciers and valleys and Kol-Tor. 

 Day 1. Briefing of the program, selection of equipment and meal. 

 Day 2. Transfer towards Sary-Djaz valley via Turgen valley, Koiluu valley, up to Karakol-Tor valley. Travel time 4-7 hours. Camping. 

 Day 3. We proceed from the beginning of Karakol-Tor valley to the foot of Karakol-Tor glacier.

Day 4. Passage along the glacier under the Epur pass (5-6 hours of walk). Epur pass is located in the main range, connects valleys of Karakol-Tor and Kol-Tor rivers, leads from Epur glacier to Kol-Tor West glacier(Djigit). Situated between Djigit and Albatros summits. Camping at the glacier on the height of 3500m. 

Day 5. Passage of Epur pass. The height of the pass 4333m. Camping under Kol-Tor glacier. 

Day 6. Descent to Alps Camp via Kol-Tor valley. Transfer to Karakol by car. Accommodation and dinner in hotel.

Conditions: Climbers should have their own equipment and staff for climbing. Possibility to rent all the necessary equipment. Climatic conditionsThis trip passes at altitude of 3,000 to 4,333 meters, in the area of glaciers. In case of good weather temperature rises up to + 30C during day time, and may fall to 5-10C at night. In case of bad weather temperature may fall to 5C during day time, and drop to minus during night time. Sometimes it snows, snows with rain and biting wind. The weather is unstable in august. The weather may change quickly several times a day. Protracted rains are possible. That’s why sleeping bag shouldn’t be less than “medium” class, with comfortable conditions up to -10C. Also must have: windbreaker, water-repellent, thermal underwear, fleece sweater, mountain shoes suitable for crampons, spare shoes sandals ( it is possible cross the river ford), sunglasses, cap, gloves, flashlight, headlight, supergaiters, rainwear. 

The price includes

  • Transfer by 4-wheel drive 
  • English speaking guide (food and equipment of guide) 
  •  Group more than 5 persons is provided by an additional  guide 

Not included: 

  • Entrance fee to Karakol National Park 
  • Meal, porters, equipment and etc. 
  • Insurance 
  •  Hotel and etc. which is not mentioned in the price of the program

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