Jan, Feb, Mar
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.
09:00 Departure to Heliski areas
12:00 Lunch in the mountains
16:00 Return to the hotel
19:00 Dinner, rest
On Day 7: 20-21:30 Transfer to Bishkek airport
- Karakol Mountain Base. 7 nights in standard double rooms.
- Additional cost for single accommodation is 205 EUR for 7 nights.
- There are rooms in the main building and also 2 chalets.
- All rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay and each room has private shower/wc.
- 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.
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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