SKI TOUR ON SOUTH OF KYRGYZSTAN

We are going to opposite site of our country - south of Kyrgyzstan. Climate here more mild and precipitation is coming from south west (Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea), south of Kyrgyzstan is more authentic and cultural, which is making program great and interesting from different angle.

Tour Highlights:

  • See Too-Ashu pass 3400m.
  • Visit Arslanbob
  • Visit south capital Osh
  • Enjoy the scenic views

SKI TOUR ON SOUTH OF KYRGYZSTAN


11 days

Visit Karakol

This tour is offered by Visit Karakol Tour Company. As a member of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

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Tour Details

Duration

11 days

Meeting point

Bishkek city, Manas airport

Good for

Adults and families 

Languages

English, Russian

Weather

Rain or shine.

Necessary equipment:

  • Ski touring equipment (skis, sticks, skins)
  • Avalanche equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe and showel).
  • Airbag & avalung is optional.
  • Sun glasses or ski mask
  • Freeride backpack 25-35 liters;
  • Helmet is optional
  • Minimum first aid kit
  • Thermos;
  • Sun cream;
  • Head flashlight
  • Gloves
  • Medical Kit
  • Satellite phone (optional)

We are reccommending to have Fat skis (110mm and more) due to cold and dry continental conditions between snowfalls create a unique ‘bottomless’ snowpack in this region – so you will need extra wide skis for this trip.

What Others Say About This Tour

Completely unknowing what to expect, we visited Kyrgystan with a group of 7 skiers and snowboarders. We were absolutely blown away by the country. And by its (off-piste) skiing possibilities. The people at Visit Karakol made it all possble for us. Great service, friendly, English speaking drivers and a proactive approach. I would surely recommend them when you are thinking of planning a Kyrgyz adventure.

Tour Itinerary

Meeting at Manas airport or in Bishkek (if you will arrive the day before), driving to Suusamyr valley through Too-Ashu pass 3400m. This pass connecting south and north part of country. Rest or half day ski touring around ski base. Accommodation in Too-Ashu ski base or Suus lodge
The Suusamyr valley bottoms out at 2200 to 2500m, Almost 1000 square kilometers of virgin slopes, drops of more than 1 km and powder depth that easily reaches up to 1,5m make Suusamyr one of the top spots for backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan. The dryness of the extreme continental climate combined with low temperatures forms exceptionally dry powder. Two full days of ski touring in Suusamyr valley.
Also there possibility to use catski as an optional for extra payment. Accommodation in Too-Ashu ski base or Suus lodge
Driving all day through scenic views, we will see Ala-Bell pass, Toktogul water reservoir, Naryn river and view narrow canyons on the way. Arslanbob authentic village located between biggest walnut forest, where living 93% ethnic uzbeks. People very friendly and livestyle here is very interesting and simple. We will stay in family of local CBT, which will open you more culture of local people.
Four great days of ski touring in best spots of Arlanbob, we will have different slopes for ascent and descent every day. You can ski through the walnut forest or on the steeper slopes of the mountains, in gorges or across farm land. Accommodation in CBT guesthouse.
We are going to south capital Osh, this city was used for many centuries as transshipment base who were moving by Great Silk Road and present time for travelers between Central Asia countries. City tour in Osh (the city turned 3000 years old accoridng some sources) and will try famous local Plov. Accommodation in hotel.
You can fly today to Bishkek and continue your trip or stay few days in capital to discover it.

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