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Ski Tour In Suusamyr Valley

Ski Tour In Suusamyr Valley Packages
Country: Kyrgyzstan
City: Bishkek
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Ski Touring in Suusamyr Valley and in Terskey Ala-Too.

Suusamyr Valley

Picturesque Suusamyr valley stretches between three ranges of the Northern Tien Shan: Kyrgyz Range, Suusamyr-Too Range, and Jumgal-Too Range.

It is located close to the capital of Kyrgyzstan, only about 150 kilometers far from Bishkek. It was a very important part of the Great Silk Road in ancient times, and it is one of the main attractions of the Republic nowadays; it is a Mecca for fans of extreme sports. Here are several reasons: the unique combination and the variety of the peaks and slopes location, extreme altitude variations (about 1200m), and also relatively stable weather conditions during the most part of the year.

And of course, we should note the incredible landscapes of the valley: swift rivers are in harmony with the majestic mountain peaks, and the snow (which is up to 2 and a half meters in wintertime), illuminated by the sun takes a unique color.

The ski base is located here. Tourists and ski mountaineers have already explored a lot of routes in this area.

Terskey Ala-Too Range

This mountain range is one of rear visited areas of the Tien Shan, and that is why a lot of climbers and fans of other types of the sport were interested to visit it. The Range stretches along the southern shore of the pearl of Kyrgyzstan - Issyk-Kul Lake and further to neighboring China.

The most attractive part to visit is the Northern side of the Range, where such gorges as Karakol, Kyzyl-Suu, Juuku, Chon Kyzyl-Suu, Jety – Oguz are situated, as well as Ak-Suu Gorge which covers tens of kilometers. These gorges are well explored by climbers and skiers, while others are either completely virgin or visited just a few times.

Scheme of the Program

This program can be interesting for both professional skiers, and those who just discovered ski touring. The program duration is 10 days and it includes the following stages:

1st Day. Bishkek – Suusamyr

Arrive in Bishkek early in the morning. Three-hour transfer to the Suusamyr valley (located at a distance of 160 kilometers from Bishkek) will be arranged for you after breakfast at the local café or restaurant. You will stay this night in the cozy rooms of the ski resort.

The ski resort is very convenient for accommodation and leisure time. There are such fun places here as a tennis court, cinema, hot sauna and other elements for a comfortable stay. Furthermore, you will have delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Acclimatization ascents and ski touring to the nearest slopes can be also arranged on this day.

Note! Participants should have their personal ski outfit, which is recommended to be checked preliminary.

2nd-3rd Days. Ski touring, exploration of new routes

You can spend a few days on the ascent to the new mountains and ski from the unexplored slopes of Suusamyr valley. Accommodation will be arranged at a ski resort. Full board at the base is included in the price. You will definitely enjoy the national cuisine, especially if you are not a vegetarian.

Note: Participants choose routes for skiing by themselves, according to the group's physical training, experience, and actual weather conditions.

4th Day. Suusamyr valley – Bishkek

Breakfast at the base. Short skiing from the nearest mounts. Your transport will deliver the group to Bishkek. Accommodation will be arranged in the guest house of the capital or a small hotel. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the group this day. Dinner should be paid for by group members; it is not included in the price.

5th Day. Bishkek – Ak-Suu village - Ak-Suu yurt camp

After breakfast in the guest house, we will arrange your transfer by minibus to the Ak-Suu village (travel time is about 8 hours, distance is 415 km) The final point for this day – yurt camp is located in the mountain gorge Ak-Suu at the altitude of 2700m a.s.l. The road is not appropriate for transport in wintertime. You will be delivered there by snowmobiles.

Accommodation in national yurts, a hot sauna in the evening time and delicious local food will make your time at the camp unforgettable. You can have some rest on this day, enjoy your lunch, and after having a short ski tour to the nearest slopes. Plans for the nearest days you can discuss during the dinner.

6th – 8th Day. Ski touring, exploration of new routes

It is time for skiing, exploring new routes and new altitudes. Participants choose routes for skiing by themselves, according to the group's physical training, experience, and actual weather conditions. Accommodation and a full board will be provided in the yurt camp.

9th Day. Yurt camp – Ak-Suu village – Bishkek

Breakfast in the yurt camp. Snowmobiles will deliver the group from the yurt camp to Ak-Suu village, where the prearranged bus will pick you up and deliver you to the guest house in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Rest upon arrival. You will have time for a short walk around the city and enjoy something special in the local restaurants.

10th Day. Bishkek - Airport

Early breakfast. Transport will take you to the “Manas” airport for your flight.

Notes :

This particular ski touring program must be booked and paid for eight weeks before the arrival date at the latest. Accommodation recourses are limited;

if the group prefers to send ski gear/outfit to Bishkek in advance, we (ITMC) will arrange customs clearance.

Service Included in the Program Price:

Tour leader – free of charge

Registration in local Rescue Service

All transfers according to the program by Mercedes Sprinter minibusses (15-17 seats)

Twin/triple accommodation in guest houses and ski base

Meals: Full board in ski base and homestay. Breakfasts in a guest house in Osh as mentioned above

Note: These prices are from 4 people in a group and this is the minimum number of people in a group

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