Khan Tengri peak

Khan Tengri, also spelled as Khan Tengiri or Hantengri, is one of the most iconic and challenging peaks in the Tian Shan mountain range of Central Asia. It is one of the Five Snow Leopard Peaks, which are the highest peaks in the former Soviet Union. 

Here is some information about Khan Tengri Peak:

Location: Khan Tengri is situated on the border between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China, with the majority of the peak's massif located in Kyrgyzstan. It is part of the Tian Shan mountain range, which stretches across Central Asia.
Elevation: Khan Tengri's elevation is approximately 7,010 meters (22,998 feet) above sea level. It is the third-highest mountain in the Tian Shan range, after Jengish Chokusu (formerly known as Peak Pobeda) and the nearby Khan Tengri East Peak.
Climbing Difficulty: Khan Tengri is considered one of the most challenging peaks to climb in the world due to its technical difficulty, severe weather conditions, and unpredictable avalanches. It is known for its steep and icy slopes.
Mountaineering History: The first ascent of Khan Tengri was accomplished in 1931 by a Soviet expedition led by Mikhail Pogrebetsky. It was one of the earliest successful climbs of a major peak in the Tian Shan.

Tian Shan Mountains: The Tian Shan range, in which Khan Tengri is located, is known for its rugged and stunning beauty, featuring glaciers, deep valleys, and a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cultural Significance: The name "Khan Tengri" translates to "Lord of the Spirits" or "Ruler of the Skies" in the Kazakh and Kyrgyz languages. It is a significant and sacred peak in the indigenous culture of the region.
Climbing Routes: There are multiple routes to the summit of Khan Tengri, each with its own challenges. The standard route is the South Face, while the North Face is known for its extreme difficulty.
Climbing Permits: Climbers who wish to attempt Khan Tengri require permits, and the region has regulations in place to protect the environment and ensure safety.
Environmental Conservation: The region surrounding Khan Tengri is part of a protected natural area to conserve the unique ecosystems, wildlife, and pristine landscapes of the Tian Shan Mountains.


Climbing Khan Tengri is a significant achievement for mountaineers and adventurers due to the mountain's technical challenges and the harsh conditions of the high-altitude environment. It remains a beacon for those seeking extreme mountaineering challenges and the thrill of conquering one of the world's most challenging peaks.