Pakhkamber (also Paichamber) - a small snow covered summit near Mutnye Lake. The normal route is a quite easy snow/ice ascent in the first part several hundert meters elevation gain over loose scree afterwards a glacier.
|Pik Pakhkamber and Zamok Glacier |
|Pik Pakhkamber (far right)
Starting at the Alaudin Lakes (or Alaudin Camp) in the Pasruddaria Valley - a convenient one day walk in to Mutnye Lake.
See the chapter "Accommodation - Places to Stay - Camping" in the Fan Mountains
page for more information about the Alaudin Camp.
|Alaudin Lake |
Start from Mutnye Lake eastwards turn southwards between Fagitor (3925m) and Zamok. Follow the scree slope (eastwards again) to the glacier. Near the glacier are some bivouac places (apporx 4.350m). Walk up the moraine to the glacier (the icefall mighte be difficult) and continue to the Col between Pakhkamber and Zamok. From the col follow the North East Ridge to the summit.
A long day from Mutnye Lake (or two days with a bivouac near the glacier).
|Zamok Glacier |
|Icefall - Zamok Glacier
|Pik Pakhkamber |
Information about visa, registration and environmental fees are mentioned in the Red Tape in the Fan Mountains Page
When To Climb
As mentioned in the Fan Mountain Range Page: The mountaineering season is usually June to September, when the weather is stable, warm and dry.