We would like to introduce you to a fascinating region perched in the middle of the Tien Shan. Kyrgyzstan, a country of nomads, in the heart of Central Asia, largely unexplored mountains offers a wonderful playground for all nature lovers and virgin lands. The Kyrgyz people which has preserved its tradition of hospitality lives peacefully in a surprising variety of landscapes and made this country the pearl of Central Asia steppes, prairies, deserts but also canyons, high alpine valleys, lakes with turquoise waters.
This discovery takes you to ski in the western part of the country, the Kyrgyz range to Ferghana.
Your driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to a guesthouse in Bishkek City. You will be able to rest after a long flight. After everyone is rested it’s mandatory that everyone shows their insurance cards and their mandatory safety equipment.
After completing the safety check you will be able to enjoy a walking tour of Bishkek.
Bishkek is known for being a city full of parks and many green spaces. Before dinner your guide will take you to a panoramic point above the city to see a great view of the snowy mountains and the city. Dinner at Faiza Café where you will be able to enjoy many traditional dishes.
Day 2: Bishkek to Suusamyr
After an early breakfast, you head south west to Suusamyr valley. Once you reach the Too-Ashuu mountain pass of 3500m you will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of the Suusamyr valley. Arrival in Suusamyr 3120m where you will be able rest and get acclimated to your new base camp.
Suusamyr is a paradise for skiers looking for big turns and deep powder. Suusamyr has it’s own type of unique snow, sugar flakes. You will scout out the possible locations for touring for the next days. Dinner at the base camp where you will be accommodated.
Day 3, 4 & 5: Ski Touring in Suusamyr
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.
Day 6: Driving from Suusamyr to Arslanbob
Today you will say goodbye to your hosts in Suusamyr and take the long drive to Arslanbob. You will be able to see the Naryn River with its turquoise colors. Then you will enter the Ferghana Valley before you head into the world’s largest walnut forests in Arslanbob.
Arslanbob is an amazing place for skiing and for getting to know the Uzbek population there. Once you arrive you will meet your horses which will take you to a simple alpine hut called Jaz-Jarim where you will spend the night.
Day 7 & 8: Ski Touring in Arslanbob
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 for you.
Day 9: Arslanbob to Osh
After breakfast, your horseman bring you down to the village of Arslanbob. Leaving Arslanbob you will be transfer to Osh, one of the oldest cities in Kyrgyzstan.
On the way, you will have lunch in the village of Uzgen where you will be able to visit a minaret and mausoleum from the 10th century. Osh is over 3000 years old and you will be able to see the highlights from the silk road in Osh.
Day 10: Osh Flight Home
After breakfast, you will be able to discover the city of Osh or fly back home. Everything depends on the time of your flight back home. This day is created to give people flexibility for their flights home.
Price per person
2 pax: 1690$ /per person
3 pax: 1,299$ /per
4 pax: 1,070$ /per
5 pax: 950$ /per
6 pax: 870$ /per
7 pax: 815$ /per
8 pax: 775$ /per
9 pax: 722$ /per
10 pax: 699$ /per
Sometimes it is possible to join other people in the scheduled group. Please request!
- Airport transfers
- 8 nights in guesthouse
- 2 nights in a Alpine Hut
- Full-board during the whole trip (3 meals per day)
- All transportation in 4WD vehicle
- Drinking water and tea
- English speaking guide
- Local horse boys
- All activities mentioned in the program
- Entrance fees for monuments and parks mentioned in the program
- Your contribution to our sustainable development projects (see further)
Price does not include:
- Single room supplement = $260
- International flights
- Visas (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Repatriation insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Tips (always optional, but always appreciated)
- Personal expenses
- Any charged activity not mentioned in the program
- International banking fees
Guests are required to have all appropriate safety equipment:
- Avalanche beacon
- Snow shovel
- Avalanche probe
- Skis: Powder or Freeride skis. Minimum 100 mm under foot.
- Snowboard: Splitboard
- Ski Helmet
- Climbing skins
- Travel bag (60-70L)
- Light hiking backpack (20-30L
- Goggles / Sunglasses
- 50+ sun cream
- Personal hygiene set Hiking shoes
- Warm clothes / gloves
- Extra socks
- -15 C sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- Camera + batteries
- Your good mood :)
This discovery is aimed at skiers mountain confirmed in good physical condition with no need for local mountaineer guide. The outputs can be adapted according to the level of the participants, but leaving a wide choice for more experienced skiers. Be aware of conditions of accommodation in which the stay is.
A local tour guide accompanies the group. Depending on availability, this guide will accompany you on ski and give you the necessary advice for planning trips. An local alpinist guide is optional.
Since July 25, 2012, the visa is not required for Swiss citizens, EU, U.S., Canadian and Japanese (44 countries in all, see list on www mfa kg) You need a passport with minimum 6 months validity. Visa is issued for a period of 60 days. No mandatory vaccinations.
Other important notes:
- -The program is designed as a guide. It may undergo changes in function of flight schedules, weather and other unforeseen conditions and do not give rise to compensation.
- – At the finish of the group, the guide provides maps of ski areas, fully available to participants of the trip. Thus, participants may choose the output tomorrow.
- – Everyone is responsible to notify the guide of any personal medical condition (medical history, allergic reaction to medications, ligament problems, etc..) And make its own drugs. The guide has a collective pharmacy.
Hope to meet you in the land of Celestial Mountains soon!