8-day Suusamyr Valley Guided Heliboarding Tour

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Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Pavel on this exhilarating 8-day Heliboarding adventure in the stunning Suusamyr Valley in Kyrgyzstan!

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Tian Shan

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Suusamyr Valley in Kyrgyzstan is a beautiful and remote location ideal for winter sports. Snowboarders, skiers and adventurers explore the region every year to make the best of its snow clad mountains! A lot of unique snowboarding and skiing spots are difficult to access though. It takes a lot of logistics and a good guide! On this 8-day Suusamyr Valley guided heliboarding tour I will make sure that you make the most out of the amazing slopes in this breathtaking spot!

We will begin with a transfer to Suusamyr from Bishkek. Once we arrive, we will settle in and get to know the area and the guides. We will also have a safety briefing to make sure you know all the adequate techniques you will need on your runs! Then, hopefully we will have time to go on the helicopter for our first taste of the mountains! From then on, every day we will follow a similar schedule and we will spend the whole day out on the mountains either snowboarding or skiing! Snow, weather and group conditions will determine where we go. In the evening, we will return to our base. There, we will stay at the Too-Ashoo ski resort which also has a bar and sauna!

Some previous snowboarding experience will be necessary for this trip. Also, we require a good fitness level! Of course you will be able to perfect your techniques on the excursion and I will be there every step of the way to guide you.

Are you ready for a unique heliboarding trip in the snowy slopes of Suusamyr? Then book your place now and join me on this 8-day excursion in Kyrgyzstan!

You can also join me on an 8-day heliboarding tour in the Tian Shan mountains!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Bishkek- transfer to Suusamyr

Arrival to Bishkek airport,  flight (transfer) to Suusamyr valley.
When we arrive, we will check into the ski base, get to know the area and guides, and have a safety briefing. Then, if possible, we will go on our first ride with the helicopter.

Day 2 to 7: Heliboarding days

During the next 6 days we will have the following schedule:

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Departure to the riding area.

13:00 Lunch

17:00 Return to base

19:00 Dinner

Then, on Day 7, at 9pm we will transfer back to the airport

Day 8: Departure

Check in at the airport-Departure

 

Details

Accommodation

7 nights in standard double rooms at the Too-Ashoo ski resort Additional cost for single room accommodation: 320 USD for 7 nights Too-Ashoo offers comfortable cottages with twin rooms. TV, toilet and, shower in each room. The base also has ski-lifts, bar and sauna.

More info

Additional program conditons:

o group must consist of 13 people minimum;

o the heli-ski routes are chosen by the guides and depend on the group riding level, weather and snow conditions;

o the program is planned for good weather;

o we will refund unused money in case of bad weather conditions;

o we do not give refunds if the runs are cancelled for other reasons such as broken equipment, illness, late take-off or early landing, caused by the client;

o you are required to have insurance.

Meeting point

Bishkek Airport

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About the 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 4320 Each

Group of 2

USD 4320 Each

Group of 3

USD 4320 Each

Group of 4

USD 4320 Each

Group of 5

USD 4320 Each

Group of 6

USD 4320 Each

Group of 7

USD 4320 Each

Group of 8

USD 4320 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

INCLUDED:

o 8 hours of helicopter time;

o Accommodation in standard double rooms of Too-Ashoo ski base – 7 nights;

o All group transfers mentioned in the program ( Manas airport - Too-Ashoo ski base - Manas airport);

o Full board meals;

o Profesional HeliPro guides;

o Avalanche equipment: ABS backpack, sensor (transceiver), shovel, probe.

NOT INCLUDED:

o plane tickets, all airport taxes;

o ski, snowboard and other equipment rental fee;

o emergency evacuation fee;

o visa and other consular service;

o individual menu (drinks and meals not included to the group menu);

o additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, airport time-table changes, equipment breakage, illness etc;

o luggage exceeding fee;

o Additional cost for single accommodation is 320 USD for 7 nights;

o Individual expenses in the hotel: bar, international calls etc.

o Insurance.

Price : 4190 USD

* The price can vary in case of price increase of helicopter service, fuel etc

NOTE:

Additional heliboarding is available at +260 USD per helicopter hour, per person;

Price for the program, without heliboarding – 650 USD;

Refund for every “unused” helicopter hour -180 USD.




 

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