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
Type: Ski Touring
Difficulty: Medium — Hard
Accommodation: Guesthouses, Yurt Camp, Base Camp
Route: Aiport Manas – Bishkek – Suusamyr – Bishkek – Tokmok – Karakol – Ak Suu – Boz Uchuk – Djergalan – Karakol Ski Base – Bishkek — Airport
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.
|Day 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 at guest house.
|Day 2||Bishkek – Suusamyr, (120km)
Breakfast. Shopping in local super market, transfer to Suusamyr Valley. Lunch box. Dinner and lodging at Suusamyr Base Camp.
|Day 3,4||Suusamyr Base Camp
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.
|Day 5||Suusamyr – Bishkek (120km)
Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek, lunch en-route café, Russian bania (sauna),Dinner at local café. Overnight at guest house.
|Day 6||Bishkek – Tokmok – Karakol (400km)
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 at guest house.
|Day 7||Karakol — Natural Park Karakol (10km).
Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol Natural Park to the starting point, skinning up the Mokryi Valley. Lunch box. Drop down the valley. Transfer to Karakol. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.
|Day 8||Karakol – Boz Uchuk Village (50km)
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 at guest house.
|Day 9||Karakol – Ak Suu (20km)
Breakfast. Transfer to Ak Suu village, start lifting to Yurt Camp on snow mobiles. Lunch box. Dinner and overnight at Yurt Camp.
|Day 10, 11||Yurt Camp – Ski Touring
These days we will be ski touring in these areas, including full catering and Russian Bania. Overnight at Yurt Camp.
|Day 12||Ak Suu – Jyrgalan (70km)
Breakfast. Ski down the valley and meet with the driver, transfer to Jyrgalan Base Camp. Lunch box. Dinner and overnight at base camp.
|Day 13||Base camp Jyrgalan – Ski Touring
These days we will be ski touring in these areas, full catering except lunch boxes.
|Day 14||Jyrgalan – Karakol – Oruktu Hot Springs (170km)
Breakfast. Transfer to Karakol town, lunch at café. Then drive to Oruktu hot springs (100km). Transfer back to Karakol guest house, overnight at guest house.
|Day 15||Karakol – Ski Base Kapriz – Bishkek (400km)
Breakfast. Transfer to Kapriz Ski Base. This day is optional, You can spend full day at Ski base or drive back to Bishkek.
Early morning flight.
Price is available by request.
Silk Road & Kyrgyz Guided Trips LLC
189 Tynystanova str., 720000
Tel: +996 312 883644 land line
Whatsapp: +996 557 799683
Web site: http://silkroad-trip.com/
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: 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.
Price includes for Guide – Driver:
* All transfers Manas Airport — BIshkek, Karakol – Manas Airport.
- All transfers inside of Kyrgyzstan Tour.
- National park fees, food and lodging for guide.
- Local Guide — Driver (English speaking, Pro rider).
Ski Touring Map