Issyk-Kul area skitour
Duration: 7 days
Season: Middle of January – Middle of March
Route: Issyk-Kul valley
Conditions: Intensive program for intermediate and higher level experience of skiers.
Recommended list of private things for tour: warm clothes and shoes, wind stopper and waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sun block cream, lip balm (SPF 30-50), gloves, skiing equipment. Also it is recommended to have medical insurance.
Airport Manas – North Shore of Issyk-Kul (370 km, 8 hours on the way incl. stops)
Meeting in airport "Manas" of Bishkek early in the morning. Transfer to the North Shore of Issyk-Kul lake village. On the way visiting Burana tower and open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. Accommodation in hotel/guesthouse. (L, D)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Bishkek – 700 m, Issyk-Kul (accommodation) – 1650m.
Skitour in Kungey-Ala-Too range (approach to ski area 30-50km by car)
Making skitour trip in Kungey Ala-Too mountains. Choosing among Chon-Ak-Suu, Ak-Suu valleys. Transfer to Karakol. Accommodation in hotel/guesthouse. (B, L, D)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Semenovka – 1650m, skitour start at 2000-2500m approx.
Skitour in Terskey-Ala-Too range – Karakol (150-200 km by car, 3-4 hours driving incl. approach to ski area)
Making skitour trip in Terskey Ala-Too mountains. Choosing among Karakol, Kerege-Tash, Bozuchuk, Jergalan valleys. Transfer to Karakol. Accommodation in hotel/guesthouse. (B, L, D)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Karakol – 1800m, skitour start at 2000-2500m approx.
Karakol – Bishkek (420km, 6-7 hours driving)
Transfer to Bishkek along the South Shore of Issyk-Kul. On the way visiting one of the mountain valley. Accommodation in hotel/guesthouse. (B, L, D)
Altitudes during the day (above sea level): Tuya-Ashuu pass – 3582m, Bishkek – 700 m
Bishkek – Airport (30km, 30-40 min driving)
Transfer to airport and take a flight home. (B)
1. One skitour guide;
2. Accommodation according to price option;
3. Transport for transfers during tour;
4. Meeting and seeing-off at the airport;
5. Food during all tour, according to program;
Servise doesn't include:
1. Alcohol and soft drinks;
2. Transfers, excursions over the program etc.;
3. Medical insurance.
Clothing and Equipment:
Sunscreen (at least 20SPF)
Chapstik or equivalent lip balm
Sunglasses with UV protection
At least a 25 Liter backpack for personal items
Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Down vest and/or jacket
Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex) with hood
Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks - 2 pairs
Warm fleece hat