From the 1st to the 10th of February 2020
Our expeditions are always led by expert 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 will 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.

The organized groups can choose different dates depending on their needs

Travel Program

1stDay

International flight Milan - Bishkek

Flight Milan – Bishkek and transfer to the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel (B&B)

2ndDay

Bishkek - Karakol - Base Camp m 2200

Transfer with private bus to Karakol City and from there to the Base Camp in yurta in the heart of Terksey mountain. We’ll stay here for the next 5 days choosing day by day a different itinerary (uphill between 1000 and 1800 m). Peaks have an altitude between 3200 and 3800 mt. Dinner and overnight in yurta.

3rd-6thDay

5 days Ski Mountaineering trips

In these days we’ll explore all the mountains around choosing the itinerary depending on 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.

6thDay

Base Camp - Karakol - Jergalan

After the last ride in the Yrdrik area, descent to Karakol and visit of the city. Overnight in hotel

7th-9thDay

Karakol city - Jergalan

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.

9thDay

Jergalan - Bishkek

After the last ride will go back to Bishkek. 5 hours driving. Overnight at the hotel

10thDay

Bishkek - Milano

Transfer to the airport and back home.

More details

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 quite similar throughout the area, with quite hot summers and cold winters. Thanks to this condition we can find dusty snow for long periods. It is rare that low atmospheric pressure stays for a long time.

The program is subject to some variation due to higher forces


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Difficulties

F+ / Easy +

Skills required

Good ski touring experience and good physical shape are required, Good spirit of adventure is needed.

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
10 days 6 10 30/12/2019

Equipements

Full ski touring equipment, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, ice axe and crampons, Full equipment list will be provided with the information sheet

Documents

Passport expiring six months after the date of return

Vaccination

Obligatory vaccinations are not required

Prices

Rate details

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 on 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, alcoholic beverages and extras.