From the 3rd to the 12th of February 2023
Our expeditions are always led by expert UIAGM / IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides
A trip outside the usual patterns, where cross country skiing is mixed with the ancient Kyrgyz culture and its great people. We live an intense period immersed in the wild and unspoilt nature of the mountains of Terksey and Karakol Lake.
We will ski through incredible landscapes and we’ll try the experience of living in the warm and welcoming Kyrgyz yurts, which will give us the opportunity to ski in areas out of the world.
Private groups (min 5 persons) can choose different dates depending on their needs
Flight Milan – Bishkek.
Transfer to Karakol City and from there to the yurt base camp, located in the hearth of Terksey Mountains. We will stay here for the next 3 days exploring all the mountains around. Every day we will choose the itinerary depending onthe best snow and safety conditions. In the afternoon we'll come back to the base camp in our warm and welcoming yurta with the possibility to have a relaxing sauna. Dinner and overnight in yurta.
Transfer to Jergalan (3 hours driving). In the next 3 days will have 3 amazing ride on the mountains around jergalan enjoing one more time the super kyrghiz powder... Overnight in Guest House.
After the last ride will go back to Bishkek. 5 hours driving. Overnight at the hotel
Transfer to the airport and back home.
WHAT IS A YURTA ? : yurta is the tipic home of the nomad people of Mongolia, Kazakystan and Kyrghyzistan. It’s made of 3 main parts: a carrier wooden skeleton, a thick layer of sheep's wool as insulation and the internal and external coating of thick wool rugs that seal up the structure. In the center there is the brazier, which in a few minutes makes the indoor temperature very comfortable. Apart from the small opening on the roof of the chimney, the only other opening is made from the entrance door that is always facing south.
CLIMATE AND SNOW CONDITION: The climatic conditions of the country are similar throughout the area, with hot summers and cold winters. Thanks to this condition we can find dusty snow for long time. It is rare that low atmospheric pressure stays for a long time.
In the areas we will explore the quality of the snow is unique, very deep and dry. It is common to sink more than 50 cm. It is therefore recommended to have with us fat skis (Minimum 100mm under the boot).
|F+ / Easy +|
|Good ski touring experience and good physical shape are required, Good spirit of adventure is needed.|
|Full equipment list will be provided with the information sheet|
Passport expiring six months after the date of return
Mandatory vaccinations are not required
THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a Mountain Guide UIAGM certified, all transfers in Kirghizstan by bus and private jeeps, full board for all the period with hotel accommodation in Bishkek (shared rooms), yurta in the mountains and guest house in Jergalan, meals picnic for ski mountaineering excursions, entrance fees to national parks, sauna at the base camp, transfer of the equipment by snowmobile, support of a local guide and the missing technical equipment if you need (avalanche transceiver, ice axe, crampons)
THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: International flight to Bishkek A/R, injury insurance, extras.
NOTE: Everything that is not part of the professional service of Mountain Guide, is provided in collaboration with authorized Italian and foreign agencies