Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Pavel on this exhilarating 8-day heliboarding excursion in the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan!
Jan, Feb, 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!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
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.
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.
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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We had an awesome day with Pavel. He did everything so that we had the best experience ever. Highly recommended activity!
The mountain guide was very professional, knowledgeable, realiable, patient, and knows speaks good english. First guide Anastasia couldn’t make it so she reffered me to another one, but she arranged everything with the second guide, including the rent of some needed equipments I didn’t have. They took care of everything. Pavel the second guide taught me a lot even I’m just a beginner, he was very patient in partaking his knowlegde and and went above and beyond in teaching me iceclimbing. He also made sure that I was very safe and had an amazing experience. Pavel, you’re a great mountain guide, I hope all guides are like you I encountered in the future. Very professional and patient. Also,Thank you for the help and information!. You are a very reliable person.
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