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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Tian Shan

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1550 USD

    Group of 2
    1055 USD

    Group of 3
    945 USD

    Group of 4
    835 USD

    Group of 5
    725 USD

    Group of 6
    615 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price also includes 4 hours of sauna at the hotel.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Biskek

    Accommodation

    Accommodation in a hotel at the ski base.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

     
     
    FROM 615 USDper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Andrey Erokhin

     

    For our rock climbing week Andrey had put together a programm which was ideally tailored to our skills. He handled everything in a very professional and trouble-free way. Under his guidance we learned a lot and gained confidence to undertake more challenging tours for ourselves in the future. At the same time, Andrey is also a really nice guy to hang out with. We had lots of fun during our tours and in the evenings. Thanks Andrey!
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    Martina Zahno
    We were a large group of 15 guys that spend one week with Andrey and his colleagues (because of the group size we had two additional guides). Andrey is a great guide and a good organiser. From we ordered until we arrived Andrey was available on Whatsapp and responded almost imminently to all our questions. When we landed we were meet by Andrey at the airport and a fleet of large SUV`s that took us to the base camp that was the starting point from the touring. The base camp was located far up in the mountains on the Kazakhstan border. The accommodations where ok, with a nice sauna as a pleasant surprise. The ski touring was nice in variated terrain. We were a bit unlucky with unstable snow conditions forcing us to ski a bit less steep than we hoped for, but the area got massive potential for nice skiing. We decided to end touring after five days in the mountain and spend the last night in Bishkek. There Andrey stepped into the role of a tourist guide and showed us around town, a really nice gesture which we did not expect. Overall a trip I would recommend to anyone wanting to ski in a country you would not expect to travel to. And when you go, Andrey is your choice for guide ;)
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    Andreas Waal
    Despite not summiting, The Lenin Peak trip and the professionalism and abilities of Andrey far surpassed my best expectations. Andrey was responsible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and most of all a great person to spend 21 days with. Andrey displayed a high level of good judgement in regards to our decisions on the mountain and ensured the safety of everyone in our group at all times. I would not hesitate to use Andrey for any mountain adventure.
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    Jashan dhillon
    It is a very nice trip within the untouched landscape of Kyrgyzstan. I highly recommend Andrey as a guide, he is a really skillful and experienced mountain guide. He takes his job very serious and calculate risks as much as possible. For this trip you need to be very fit because the first day you need to do a hike of 18km with al your gear for the week. If you are fit enough and don\'t mind to go back to basic then I would recommend this trip. If you are not, then Andrey has also some other trips that can fit your needs.
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    Sam
     

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