Guided Ski Tour in Tien Shan Mountains, 15 days

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is 94% mountainous, so just about everywhere you look, You face a new breathtaking alpine vista. The climate continental, warm summers, cold winters, lots of sun, and huge temperature gradients. The snowpack is most volatile in March, and shallowest in December/early January. Late January-February and April are the ideal months for hitting the backcountry

Trip season: January - April
Duration: 15 days
Difficulty: Medium - Hard
Type: Ski Touring.
Accommodation: Guesthouses, Yurt Camp, Base Camp .
Route: Aiport Manas – Bishkek – Suusamyr – Bishkek – Tokmok – Karakol – Ak Suu – Boz Uchuk – Djergalan – Karakol Ski Base – Bishkek - Airport

Brief description:

This 15 days-long Ski Tour takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in Kyrgyzstan -the world's second largest alpine Lake Issyk-Kul, mountain ranges and alpine peaks. You will have the opportunity to discover the natural areas of Terskey Ala-Too, to get an epic view of the highest points in the Terskey Ala Too range, combining with horseback riding, hot springs, snow mobile and an epic Yurt staying. The tour begins and ends with the opportunity to visit some of Kyrgyzstan's finest cultural and historical sights. Our Kyrgyzstan Destinations Team Pro Riders combined all this activities in the best places of Kyrgyzstan, so our customer’s can enjoy the Epic Skiing and the Kyrgyz Culture.

Program:

Day Itinerary: Accommodation
1 Airport Manas – Bishkek (35km)
Upon arrival the group will be met by guide in a comfortable transport from and to Bishkek/Manas International Airport, transfer to Bishkek (35km), check in the Guest House. Dinner at local restaurant, overnight in a guest house.
Hotel 3*
2 Bishkek – Suusamyr, (120km), 1,5 hours
Breakfast. Shopping in local super market, transfer to Suusamyr Valley. Lunch box. Dinner and lodging at Suusamyr Ski Lodge.
Ski Lodge
3, 4 Suusamyr Ski Base
Breakfast at base camp. These days we will do Ski Touring and exploring local mountain areas. Lunch boxes with us. Dinner & lodging at base camp.
Ski Lodge
5 Suusamyr – Bishkek (120km), 1,5 hours Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek, lunch en-route café, Russian bania (sauna), Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel. Hotel 3*
6 Bishkek – Tokmok – Karakol (400km), 5-6 hours Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol Town, on the way visit 12th century Tower Burana. Lunch en-route café, check in Karakols guest house. Dinner at local restaurant, overnight in a guest house. Guest House
7 Karakol – Boz Uchuk Village (50km), 1 hour. Breakfast. Transfer to Boz Uchuk village for horseback riding, meet with the horse man and start to lift on a horses to the skiing point. Lunch box. Drop down to the starting point, dinner at local family’s house. Transfer back to Karakol, overnight in a guest house. Guest House
8 Karakol – Ak Suu (20km) Breakfast. Transfer to Ak Suu village, start lifting to the Yurt Camp on snow mobiles. Lunch box. Dinner and overnight at Yurt Camp. Enjoy time in an open air Sauna. Yurt Camp
9 -10 Yurt Camp – Ski Touring These days we will be ski touring in these areas, including full catering and Russian Bania. Overnight in a Yurt Camp Yurt Camp
11 Ak Suu – Jyrgalan (60km), 1 hour. Breakfast. Ski down the valley and meet with the driver and transfer to Jyrgalan Mountain Hut. Lunch box. Dinner and overnight in a Mountain Hut. Mountain Hut
12 Base camp Jyrgalan – Ski Touring These days we will be ski touring in these areas, lunch boxes. Dinner and accommodation in a Mountain Hut. Mountain Hut
13 Jyrgalan – Karakol – Oruktu Hot Springs (170km), 2 hours. Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol town, lunch at café. Then drive to Oruktu hot springs (100km). Transfer to Cholpon Ata Town. Dinner & overnight in a Guest House Guest House
14 Cholpon Ata – Bishkek, 280km, 3-4 hours. Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek, check in the Hotel. Shopping in the ZUM Mall. Free time. Dinner at local restaurant with local folk instrumental music & Alcohol drinks, overnight at Hotel Hotel 3*
9 -10 Airport. Early morning flight. Packed Breakfast Hotel 3*

Conditions of the program:

Equipment:

Participants must have their equipment such as backpacks, desirable to have a personal sleeping bag, warm clothes, skies (fat skies), skins, beacons, shovel etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

Physical requirements:

Equipment:

Participants must be in good physical condition, at least AST 1,2 level. The differences of heights range from 600 m to 1000 m in vertical elevation. The maximum elevation is 4000 m.

Please, contact us to get the best exclusive rates.

Price includes:

  • All transfers with professional driver
  • Skimobiles transfers for luggage and skiing equipment
  • Skiing Guide tour leader
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Full board as mentioned in the program
  • 1 Gala dinner in Jyrgalan Hut with snacks and soft and alcohol drinks
  • Excursions described in the program
  • Entrance fees to sights
  • All traditional and enjoy activities as mentioned in the program
  • Ski pass at the ski base
  • All local taxes

Price does not include:

  • - International flight
  • - Kyrgyz visa + LOI if needed
  • - Alcohol beverage
  • - Ski and personal equipment
  • - Emergency Insurance policy with coverage of 30 000 EURO
  • - All extras not mentioned in inclusion

Notes:

  1. Accommodation in the hotels are – on a twin basis
  2. Accommodation in a Yurt Camp – on sharing basis / 6-7 persons in one Yurt
  3. Accommodation in a Mountain Hut – on a sharing basis / 4 persons I one room
Booking / Payment

We book agreed tour package and services after clients confirmation. To guarantee booking we apply to make prepayment within 5 days after all services booked and confirmed. Balance can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellations and charges

- There is no cancellation charge for confirmed booking made 15 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, have to be paid.

- There is cancellation charge of 10% of booking amount for cancellations made less 15 days of arrival date

- There is cancellation charge of 50% of booking amount for cancellations made less 3 days before arrival date.