10.-19. March 2018
This adventure is confirmed and we still have 2 spots available!
Imagine waking up in a traditional Yurt, in the middle of the snow caped Tien Shan mountains and ready for a day of ski touring with your friends…!
This dream can come true. We take you to a yurt camp at 2,600m in a snowy summer pasture by skinning up from a village and following a horse path that the locals use for harvesting wood and hunting. That offers us immediate access to endless skiing terrain with mountains up to 3,400-3,600m.
3 traditional yurts – one kitchen/dining yurt, and separate yurts for clients and guides all heated by wood burning stoves.
All food is prepared by local chefs. Our breakfast menu is Western-inspired, featuring omelets, frittatas, burritos, pancakes and french toast, and always the option of muesli or porridge. The dinner menu highlights traditional Kyrgyz cuisine.
- 1st Day: Arrive early in the morning in Bishkek, transfer to Karakol (6hrs) night in a village (family home).
- 2nd Day: After the breakfast we skin up to the yurts
- 3th – 7th Day: 5 Yurt based backcountry skiing days
- 8th Day: Skiing in the morning, and back to Karakol, night in Karakol
- 9th Day: Morning in Karakol, travel to Bishkek, night at Hotel in Bishkek
- 10th Day: Flight back home
Included in the price:
Guiding with IFMGA mountain guide Federico Arletti, Patagoniatiptop organization, all accommodations as mentioned in the program (Hotels, local family, Yurts), all meals, all transportations from/to Bishkek
Not included in the price:
Flights, personal insurances, alcoholic drinks, personal equipment
Kyrgyzstan… a fascinating country:
A welcoming oasis surrounded by Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. Kyrgyzstan is a in a remote, always fascinating, sometimes volatile, and oftentimes misunderstood part of the world. With an average elevation of 3,000m (9,840ft), and 30% of its landmass buried under permanent ice and snow, the country’s landscape and people are defined by a ruggedness utterly unique to the highlands of Central Asia.Native Kyrgyz make up around 70% of the country’s population, with the remaining percentage made up mostly of Uzbeks and Russians. Kyrgyzstan gained its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Kyrgyz is the main, and many times only, language spoken outside urban areas. Russian remains one of the country’s two official languages. Many Kyrgyz today follow the nomadic traditions of their ancestors, erecting hand-crafted yurts in jailoos – the high mountain pastures above their villages – where they graze their animals and live for the summer.