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8-day Heliboarding Trip in the Tian Shan Mountains

Tian Shan Mountains
Tian Shan Mountains

Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Pavel on this exhilarating 8-day heliboarding excursion in the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan!

Tian Shan

8 Days

Jan - Mar




The Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan are a winter sport paradise. In this beautiful location, we can find the stunning Terskey Ala Too range where the Karakol mountain base is. From this spot,  snowboarders and skiers alike can access some of the best slopes to practice in. Of course, because the area is rather remote, it is important to have a good guide that can show you the way and manage the logistics. On this 8-day heliboarding trip in the Tian Shan Mountains, I will show you the top places for your sport in the region. 

We will begin our 8-day trip in Bishkek. From there, we will take a stunning route to the Karakol mountain base where we will stay for the following days. After, we will have a safety briefing to make sure you know all the necessary techniques for this excursion and then we will have some time off. Then, every morning after breakfast, we will set off in a helicopter to the different slopes in the region. Finally, in the afternoons, we will return to the hotel where if we want we will be able to relax in the sauna!

There are a number of different slopes in the region for both beginners and more advanced snowboarders. This means we can adapt to your requirements. However, we do recommend you have at least some prior snowboarding experience and a good fitness level for this trip. I will at all times be available to help and guide you!

Are you ready to experience a unique adventure in the Tian Shan Mountains? Then book your place now and join me on this 8-day heliboarding trip in Kyrgyzstan!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Prices are per person for a group of minimum 13 people.

INCLUDED: 13 hours of helicopter time: 9 hours for riding and 4 hours for transfer-Avalanche equipment: ABS backpack, sensor (transceiver), shovel, probe- Sauna (2 hours per day, sauna's capacity is 10-12 persons).

NOT INCLUDED: Skiing in Ski Resort (20 USD per person per day), riding on Yamaha snowmobiles (115 USD per hour), Bar, disco, billiard, karaoke-Massage - Wi-Fi ///The price may vary in case of cost increases in helicopter service, fuel, etc.


Day 1: Bishkek-Karakol mountain base

Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to          “Kashka-Suu (Karakol)” mountain base, 400 km from the city. The road lies over the picturesque Boom Canyon, and the coastline of the  beautiful Issik-Kul lake, the second biggest mountain lake in the world. When we arrive, we will check in at Karakol mountain base. We will have a safety briefing and then some time to rest.

Day 2 to 7: Heliskiing Days

08:00  Breakfast

09:00  Departure to Heliski areas

12:00  Lunch in the mountains

16:00  Return to the hotel

17-19:00 Sauna

19:00 Dinner, rest

On Day 7: 20-21:30  Transfer to Bishkek airport

Day 8: End of program

Check out-Departure



More info

  • You are required to have an insurance, please arrange this with your insurance company.
  • Additional heliskiing time is available at +260 USD per helicopter hour
  • For a group of 13 people, the price is USD 4890
  • Trip Level: All Levels
  • There is a rental office of Rossignol equipment in the resort
  • Available period: mid January to mid March
  • The price does not include additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, airport time-table changes, equipment breakage, illness etc.
  • This program itinerary is planned for good weather.
  • We will refund you in case of bad weather conditions or group danger. For every unused helicopter hour: 180 USD.
  • The heli-ski routes are chosen by the guides and depend on the group riding level, weather and snow conditions.

Meeting point

Bishkek Airport

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, I’m an IFMGA-certified guide and the technical director of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA). I'm also a certified mountain guide and mountaineering instructor, and a “Snow Leopard” — having summited all five peaks over 7000m in the former Soviet Union. I’ve received extensive training in Switzerland and I’m a certified rescuer (carrying out rescues up to 6800m).

Ski touring and mountaineering are my two biggest passions and I love sharing these activities with my clients. I specialize in high altitude and technical ascents, heliskiing, backcountry camps and avalanche courses.

I’ve stood on the summit of a 7-thousander more than 20 times — including Lenin, Korjenevskaya, Communism (Somoni), Pobeda and Mustagh-Ata, among others. I’ve also participated in ski mountaineering expeditions to Lenin Peak and Mustagh-Ata and several 4-thousanders around the world.

I’ve also been organizing my own avalanche courses since 2009 and was in charge of translating materials on the Russian risk reduction method Nivocheck. I speak English and Russian.


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What people are saying about Pavel



We had an awesome day with Pavel. He did everything so that we had the best experience ever. Highly recommended activity!

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