11 Days
Duration
Siemienova
Location

Feel the Singapore National day spirit by attempting Singapore’s very own named peaks, Ong Teng Cheong (OTC / 4743m) and Ong Siew May (OSM / 4451m). This majestic husband and wife peaks are named after Singapore’s first elected president, Mr. Ong Teng Cheong, and his wife, first lady Ms. Ong Siew May. OTC was first climbed by Mr. David Lim and his team (Leader of the First Singapore Everest Expedition) in 2005 and OSM was recently climbed and officiated in 2016 by Mr. Ong Tze Boon and his team. Both peaks are recognised by the Kazakhstan and Kyrgzstan Mountaineering Federation. Join Incredible Journeys to make your own historical climb 🙂

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Singapore – Almaty – Siemienova – Almaty – Singapore
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
TYPE Expedition – 4000m series
INSTRUCTOR / GUIDE Lim Kim Boon
WEAR
  • Trekking Attire
  • Full Mountaineering gear / apparels
  • Layering required
  • City wear (optional)
INCLUDED
Workshop preparation before the trip
Expedition preparation briefing by IJ trainer / guide
01 Incredible Journeys expedition leader
01 Local Kazakh guide
Airport transfer from Almaty airport to the accommodation (*within 24 hours for both arrival and departure time)
Accommodation in Almaty for two nights
Return transportation from Almaty to Kakara to Almaty
Return Helicopter flight to Siemienova glacier
Meals and accomodation at Kakara camp
Technical gear (Ice Axe, Ascender, Ice Screws, Snow anchors, Snow stakes, Karabiners, Ropes, Tents, Mats, Stoves, Gas, Pots)
Park fee & Peak permit
Communication equipment
High altitude emergency medical equipment
NOT INCLUDED
Return air ticket from your respective country
Airport taxes and personal travel insurance
Kazakhstan visa application for Foreigners (Singaporean – 30 days visa free)
Personal winter gear (Climbing boots, sleeping bag, harness, helmet, slings, prusik, trekking poles, head torch, etc)
Tips for local guide and staff
1

Day 1

Arrival in Almaty; Airport transfer
2

Day 2

Almaty to Kakara camp (2200m)
3

Day 3

Acclimatization

4

Day 4

Helicopter insertion to Siemienova glacier (base camp)

5

Day 5

Training and preparation

6

Day 6

OSM attempt

7

Day 7

Training and preparation

8

Day 8

OTC attempt

9

Day 9

Helicopter extraction

10

Day 10

Back to Almaty

11

Day 11: Home Sweet Home

 

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HEALTH & SAFETY
Safety Your safety and welfare is our primary concern, however you do participate at your own risk and must accept personal liability for any injury or loss. Note: there are times during your itinerary when you will not be under the direct supervision of the staff.
Water confidence You must be confident in open-water, river and able to swim 100m.
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Journey Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
  • Vanessa
    2 Aug 2019 - 12 Aug 2019

    Very first time climber here, thanks for this life changing experience led by the legend, Mr KB Lim together with Mr TB Ong. Very inspired by their mountaineering experiences shared throughout this trip.

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