Skiing in Shaded mountains

Duration:          9 days - 7 days of Skiing/riding - 2 days of transfer Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek

Type:                 Backcountry skiing/splitboarding

Difficulty:          Medium-Strenous

Season:              January - March

Route:               Bishkek/Airport-Northern IssykKul-Karakol-Enchileh-Osmon jaiyt-Karakol-Southern IssykKul-Bishkek


Brief description:   Kyrgyzstan welcomes all guests to the magnificence of the powder snow in Tian Shan wilderness. Whether you are an experienced skier/rider or just starting in the ski world, Kyrgyzstan offers the most phenomenal skiing/riding in Teskey Ala Too range. The North-East of Kyrgyzstan presents a great variety of terrain and altitude, allowing you to get your own way/slope depending on ski level of your group.

 The yurt, where you will be able to taste delicious kyrgyz cuisine, is surrounded on three sides by summits and areas which offer everything from high alpine bowls, tree line skiing to glades, pillow drops and gently rolling terrain. The closest runs drop of 400 m on North/Weast facing slopes that terminate right near by lodge. There is easily enough terrain here to keep a group of skiers/riders busy for a week.

Day to day plan: 
Day 1 – Manas Airport-Northern IssykKul--Karakol

Meeting in Manas Airport, transfer to Karakol (approx 420km) by visiting Burana Tower (Balasagyn, Karahanid 10-11 Century) and Stone garden (petroglyphs of 4th century). In Karakol, accomodation in local partners guests house

Day 2 - Ski day. Skiing in "Karakol" ski base. Here we have the option to lift up to the 3 000 m and continue ascent by touring off-piste skiing/riding or just stay on the territory of the ski base. Accomodation in Karakol at same guest house
Day 3 - Ski day. Skiing in "Karakol" ski base. Skiing/riding off-piste or well-groomed route. Packing. Transfer to Boz-Uchuk village. Accomodation in local host family

Day 4 - Touring up to the yurt (approx 6 km). In the afternoon, exploring of the yurt and of our ski  back yard

Day 5-6-7-8- Powder skiing days. At the end of the 8th day, skiing down to the village and transferring to Karakol. Stay in local partners guests house.

Day 9 - Transportation from Karakol to Bishkek

Conditions of the program:

Experience: You have to be confident to ski/board off piste and in all types of snow conditions

Gear: Powder fat skis with alpine touring bindings/splitboards. Personal avalanche safety pack as: floating bag (strongly recommended), Avalung (strongly recommended), beacon (must), shovel and probe (must),personal sleeping bag -15 min, warm clothes, etc. (The whole structure of personal equipment)

Price in USD: ($): 

9 days trip

Group of 4: $1315/person/tour

Group of 5:$1180 /person/tour

Group of 6: $1045/person/tour

Group of 7: $910/person/tour

Group of 8: $775/person/tour

Price includes

•  English speaking Yurtkeeper

• Kyrgyz-Tours Cook

• Lodging with all meals and drinks at the yurting time

• Lodging/breakfasts in Karakol

• Lodging/meals in the village

• Roundtrip transfer between Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek/excursions fees

•  Transport between Karakol-Ski base-Karakol/Karakol-Boz-Uchuk-Karakol

Not included

• Guide

• Visa support

• International flights to and from Bishkek

• Lodging/meals in Bishkek

• Porters/animal support

• Medical/evacuation insurance       

Booking.       Feel free to contact us for more information, maps, answers to any questions or book this trip. If you want to alter this program, just let us know and we can prepare a custom designed tour exactly for you.