Karakol heliski 8-day trip, Tian Shan mountains

Explore the impressive Terskey Ala Too mountains on this heliski guided tour in Kyrgyzstan, along with Pavel, an IFMGA-certified local mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Tian Shan

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Terskey Ala Too is a mountain range in the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. I invite you to join me on a fantastic 8-day heliskiing guided tour in this spectacular destination.

    These mountains frame the beautiful lake Issik-Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world, at 1600 m above sea level.

    During these trip, suitable either for beginners and profesional riders, we will stay at the Karakol mountain base, only 7 km away from the city of Karakol. We will enjoy incredible runs on virgin snow fields.

    This is a true paradise for an unforgettable heliski and heliboarding adventure. Besides, Asian hospitality, clear sky, bright sun and hot springs make it a perfect destination. We will enjoy the view of the impressive mountains of Terskey (5000 m), and many peaks like the Karakolskiy, Oguz Bashi, Djigit and others.

    The tour will take us through the breathtaking landscapes and inmense glaciers of the eastern Tian-Shan mountains, one of the most beautiful ranges in the world. Also, with the mythical peaks Han-Tengry and Pobeda (Victory Peak). You can check the day-by-day-itinerary at the bottom of this text.

    The Karakol mountain base is located 400 km away from Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. This area has a mild climate and the average temperature in winter is between -0 and -10° C.

    The ski base is situated 2300 m above sea level, in the forest. We can find here more tan 20 kilometres of amazing trails and descents on the backcountry, both for advanced level and for beginners. The descents go from 400 m to 3,5 kilometres and most of them take you through the forest.

    So are you in for this incredible trip to the Tian Shan mountains? Just send me a request, book your trip and get ready for an amazing adventure in Kyrgyzstan!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    60400 USD

    Group of 2
    30200 USD

    Group of 3
    20133 USD

    Group of 4
    15100 USD

    Group of 6
    10400 USD

    Group of 8
    7800 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes 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). For a group of 13, the price is 4890 per person. // Not included in the Price: Skiing in Ski Resort (20 USD per person per day), riding on snowmobiles Yamaha (115 USD per hour), Bar, disco, billiard, karaoke-Massage - Wi-Fi ///The price may vary in case of increase of the costs of helicopter service, fuel, etc.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Bishkek-Karakol mountain base

      Arrival in Bishkek airport. Meeting at the airport and transfer to Bishkek. After breakfast we transfer to          “Kashka-Suu (Karakol)” mountain base, 400 km from the city. The road lies over the picturesque Boom Canyon, ng the coastline of the  beautiful Issik-Kul lake, the second biggest mountain lake in the world, after Titicaca in Peru. We check in at Karakol mountain base. You will get the main instructions on safety measures.  Rest and acclimatization

    • Day 2 to 7Heliskiing 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 8End of program

      Check out-Departure

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Bishkek Airport

    Accommodation

    - 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.

    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

     

    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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