Ski the Tien Shan

10 Days
Winter Sports

Kyrgyzstan

28 Dec 2017 to 06 Jan 2018

28.12.17
D 1 / Arrival in Kyrgyzstan and visit of Karakol
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan! After meeting with your guide and driver at Manas International Airport, we drive to the city of Karakol, along the northern shore of the magnificent Issyk Kul lake. Issyk Kul means "Hot lake" in Kyrgyz, and refers to the multiple natural hot springs that you can find in this region. Issyk Kul lake is also the second biggest mountainous lake in the world after lake Titicaca in Peru. Once arrived in Karakol we get accommodated in our cosy guesthouse and go visit the city, its stupendous Dungan mosque and the christian orthodox cathedral. In the evening, general briefing and dinner with traditional kyrgyz dish.

29.12.17
D 2 / Skiing day at Karakol ski base 
Short drive to Karakol Ski Base.
General gear check-up.
Today we can ski on the pists of the Karakol ski base and then ride off-pist to experience the kyrgyz powder.
In the late afternoon we come back to our guesthouse in Karakol.
Karakol Ski Base Free Ride day

30.12.17
D 3 / Skiing day at Karakol Ski Base and transfer to Siuttu Bulak (Ak-Tash)
Short drive to Karakol Ski Base.
General gear check-up.
Today we will explore the virgin slopes of the Ala-Too range behind the ski base.
In the late afternoon we drive to we drive to Siuttu Bulak, our winter yurt camp for the next days

31.12.17
D 4 / Day skiing at Siuttu Bulak (Ak-Tash)
Siuttu Bulak means in Kyrgyz the "milky springs". Mountains of Siuttu Bulak offers you a wide choice of tracks, a mix of forest and long meadows. Our yurt camp is situated at the altitude of 2650 meters. The highest peak is at 3628 meters and the longest descent is ~6km of fresh powder.
After an early breakfast, you can gear up and head into the mountains.
First check to make sure everyone has all of their safety equipment and check the condition of the snow and then make a plan for the day.
The rest of the day will be spent in the mountains.
Lunch in the mountains.
At the end of the day head back to the base camp where dinner of New Year party will be ready.

01.01.18
D 5 / 2nd day skiing at Siuttu Bulak
After an early breakfast, you can gear up and head into the mountains.
First check to make sure everyone has all of their safety equipment and check the condition of the snow and then make a plan for the day.
The rest of the day will be spent in the mountains.
Lunch in the mountains.
At the end of the day head back to the base camp where dinner will be ready.
Siuttu Bulak mount in winter

02.01.18
D 6 / 3rd day skiing at Siuttu Bulak
After an early breakfast, you can gear up and head into the mountains.
First check to make sure everyone has all of their safety equipment and check the condition of the snow and then make a plan for the day.
The rest of the day will be spent in the mountains.
Lunch in the mountains.
At the end of the day head back to the base camp where dinner will be ready.

03.01.18
D7 /Skiing day at Siuttu Bulak and transfer to Jergalan village
Today we ski the last time at Siuttu Bulak. In the late afternoon we drive to the village of Jergalan, our new skiing base camp. On the way, we can enjoy the hot springs of the Aksu gorge. Once in Jergalan, we get accommodated at a local family's house.

04.01.18
D8 / Skitouring in Jergalan.
After an early breakfast, you will gear up and head into the mountains.
First check to make sure everyone has all of their safety equipment and check the condition of the snow and then make a plan for the day.
The rest of the day will be spent in the mountains.
Lunch in the mountains.
At the end of the day head back to the base camp where dinner will be ready.

05.01.18
D 9 / Burana Tower on the way back to Bishkek
After breakfast we pack-up our stuff and head back to the capital, Bishkek.
On the way, we stop by the Burana Tower, a minaret from the 11th century located on the ruins of Balasagyn, the ancient capital of the Karakhanid's empire, destroyed by the armies of Gengis Khan in 1218.
We arrive in the late afternoon in Bishkek and have a bit of time to visit the city center and get some souvenirs.
Farewell dinner and night in our cosy guesthouse.
Manas International Airport

06.01.18
D 10 / Bishkek - Manas International Airport
Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight. If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight.

We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us.

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