Jengish Chokusu

Jengish Chokusu (Tömür, Pk Pobeda, Жеңиш чокусу, Ceñiş çoqusu, جەڭىش چوقۇسۇ, dʒeŋiʃ tʃoqusú, Пик Победы, Pik Pobedy)

Xiata Valley with Tianshan Range in the Background, Ili, Xinjiang

Standing beautifully as one of the world’s top 100 peaks, it’s no wonder the mountain has a glorious name. The Kyrgyz translation of the mountain’s name, Jengish Choqusu, comes to mean “Victory Peak,” and it means the same in Russian (Pik Pobeda or Пик Победы). In Chinese, the name for the mountain is Tuōmù’ěr Fēng (托木尔峰 or 托木爾峰), which translates to “Iron Peak.”

The mountain is part of the highest section of the Tien Shan mountain range, known as the Kakshaal Too, and it sits on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China, southeast of Kyrgyzstan’s lake Issyk Kul.

The closest neighboring mountain to Jengish Chokusu is the pyramidal Khan Tengri to the north. Farther to the west is Khrebet Kuylyutau.

Inylcheck glacier in Kyrgyzstan with Pik Pobeda peak lit by early morning sun

Countries: Kyrgyzstan, China

Mountain Range: Kakshaal Too, Tian Shan

Elevation: 24,406 feet / 7,439 meters

First Ascent: 1956, by Vitaly Abalakov

Fun Fact: Jengish Chokusu is the 60th highest peak in the world.

Tuzkol lake and the Jengish Chokusu (Victory Peak,Pik Pobedy ) Peak in Tian Shan mountain, Kazakhstan

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: