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Suusamyr Valley 6 Day Guided Ski Tour

Come and enjoy the Suusamyr valley with KMGA certified mountain guide Andrey on this 6 day ski touring excursion in Kyrgyzstan.

Mountain RangeTian Shan
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Suusamyr valley in Kyrgyzstan is a gorgeous area and is absolutely ideal for ski touring.

On this 6 day trip, you will have the chance to ski throughout the vast scope of the valley. You will also have the chance to marvel at two incredible mountain ranges looming above, beyond, and all around you. Those 2 ranges are the Kyrgyz Ala-Too in the north, and the Suusamyr-Too in the south.

With the majority of Kyrgyzstan being mountainous, there are plenty of places and opportunities for great skiing. However in the Suusamyr valley, what were beautiful colourful pastures in the summer, become beautiful, powder slopes in the winter. And when you join that beauty with the sheer size of the valley, it will feel like you have it all to yourself, ready to explore.

The trip will begin in Biskek. From there we will drive 150 kilometres to the Suusamyr valley. Once there we will rest in the ski base. On the second day, we will enjoy some light skiing, while you properly acclimatize. For the following 3 days, we will spend all day ski touring throughout the valley. And with over 100 kilometres of space available, and a great deal of local culture to view and admire, you will have no shortage of area to explore. Finally, on the last day, we will head back to Biskek, where you will catch your flight home.

The Suusamyr valley feels like it is in a different world.  And because of that, this trip will be unlike anything else you have ever experienced. If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, contact me, and lets make it happen.

I can also guide you on this 6 day ski tour through the incredible Ala Archa Glacier in the Tian Shan mountains.

Accommodation

Accommodation in a hotel at the ski base.

Meeting point

Biskek

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About the guide

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I was born in what is now Bishkek, the Capital City of Kyrgyz Republic (used to be Frunze, the Capital of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic) and live there ever since.

I started guiding professionally in 2004. I guide groups and individuals in technical and high altitude climbing, ski-tours, backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, ice climbing. I can also provide training facilities and organize trekking programs.

My main priorities in guiding are client safety and expedition success and therefore, my professional motto is “Never climb with strangers”.

In 2011, I finished my training with the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide School. The school is supported by Mammut and the Swiss and British Mountain Guide Associations and follows the IFMGA standards. Upon completion of the course and passing necessary tests I was qualified as a Mountain Guide. I am also qualified in mountain rescue and first aid by Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan (2012) and a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA) since the Autumn of 2009 where I serve as an instructor and examiner for the National Mountain Guide courses.

In my 13 years of guiding, I have worked all over Tien-Shan and Pamir in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China and East Sayan and Lake Baikal areas in Russia. I have arranged several ski tour and backcountry skiing programs in the Ala Archa national park, Suusamyr valley, Kyrghyz Ala Too, Chong Kemin gorge, Kumtor glacier, and Terskey Ala Too.

In 2009-2016 I worked as a high altitude guide at the Lenin Peak (7134 m), Khan Tengri Peak (7010 m), Pobeda Peak (7439 m), and Muztag Ata Peak (7546 m). As a mountaineering expert, I also have participated in 6 expeditions.

Presently I have over 100 ascents of different difficulty. The most significant of them are: Pobeda peak (7439 m) 1 ascent; Lenin peak (7134 m) 13 ascents; Muztag Ata (7546 m) 1 ascent; Khan Tengri (7010 m) 1 ascent; Korona peak 1st tower ED2 Smirnov route, winter conditions; Free Korea peak ED1 George Lowe route, winter conditions; Bachachekey peak 4 routes ED1 Kusmenko, Shwab, Polik, Ilyshenko; Ak-Too peak TD route, first ascent, winter conditions; Tarasova(Slovenia) TD route, winter conditions; Simagina peak TD+ route, winter conditions.

My sport climbing level: 7a-7b on sight, 7c-8a red point.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested to come and discover the mountains of my region.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1598 each

Group of 2

USD 1088 each

Group of 3

USD 975 each

Group of 4

USD 861 each

Group of 5

USD 748 each

Group of 6

USD 635 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price also includes 4 hours of sauna at the hotel.


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