Skiing paradise in Issyk Kol ( kochmon ytr camp)
Duration: 8 days
Region: Issuk Kol oblast, Ak Suu district
Season: December – April
Trip Type: Combined backcountry skiing
Description: Try the best powder snow in Central Asia, get experience of local history and culture, be a winter nomad.
Day 1: Arrive to Bishkek, transfer from Manas airport to Karakol (450 km), on the way: visiting Burana tower ( 16 century) and petroglyps in Cholpon Ata, lunch on route, after 6-7 hours driving arrive to Karakol overnight in the guest house
Day 2: After breakfast transfer to the beginning of Boz Uchuk valley ( 35 km) meeting with the local guide, we need a bit time to fix the luggage on the horses while you will prepare your skis, after luggage fixing we will walk up to the yrt camp on skis ( please don’t forget your skins)
(10 km) 3-4 hours walking distance, overnight in the yrta, luggage will transferred by horses.
Day 3: Skiing in the area, how is it looks like: Every client has his own gear (skis, skins
Stick ,beeper, helmet). You will walk from the yrt camp to the skiing areas (peaks or hills — many options) and ski down from this places, the skiing area is located in the end of the valley, the closest place or slope located in 40 min walking distance, the snow condition is good the best possibilities is usually on the north side of the valley.
Day 4: Backcountry Skiing in Buz Uchuk valley
Day 5: Backcountry Skiing in Boz Uchuk valley
Day 6: Backcountry Skiing in Boz Uchuk valley
Day 7: Ski down to the beginning of the gorge (40 min) transfer to Karakol (40 min ). At the guest house you will have a time to take a shower and small brake. In the afternoon we want to show you the capital of Issuk Kol area and some historical sites like: Dungan Mosque. Russian Church, Historical Museum and souvenirs shop. In the evening, traditional: Kyrgyz food, Folklore show and Sauna after cold days in the mountains.
Day 8 Transfer to Bishkek ( manas airport) by the South side of Issy Kul Lake, and visiting famous “ Jeti Ogyz valley”, “ Fairy Tale” Canyon