Ski tour in Suusamyr and Terskey Ala-Too

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Best season: December - March

Mountain Hollow Suusamyr is located between two mountain ranges: Kyrgyz Range from the north and SuusamyrToo from the south. The height of the valley is 2200-2600m with peaks up to 4500 m. The uniqueness of the area consists of a huge choice of slopes with different exposures, length and difference of altitudes (up to 1200 m).  

Ski yurt camp in Terskey Alatoo Mountains is located at the altitude 2700m in Ak-Suu gorge (8 km far from Karakol town). It consists of several Kyrgyz yurts (national traditional dwelling) and removable hot sauna. Delivery by snowmobiles to the most interesting slopes (ca. 7 km per day) is included in the programme price. The highest point of skiing is 3800 m above sea level, altitude differences are up to 800m.

Advantages of ski touring in Suusamyr and Altyn-Arashan Gorge include:

- stable, windless weather,

- stable snow cover from early November till late March

- snow cover up to 2,5 meters deep

- altitude difference of descent up to 800 m

- good possibility to get extra service: snowmobile delivery, etc.

- great experience to share Kyrgyz traditional live style in the mountains.

Scheme of programme

Day

Itinerary

Accommodation,

meals

1.

Early morning arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to Suusamyr (160 km – 3 hours of driving).  Acclimatization, Skiing from the nearest slopes.

Ski base

Lunch, Dinner

2-3.

Ski touring from new slopes.

Ski base

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4.

After breakfast half of the day is free for ski tour. Afternoon transfer to Bishkek.

Guest House

Breakfast, Lunch,

5.

Breakfast in guest house, transfer by minibus up to Ak-Suu village (415 km – 8 hours of driving).  Transfer by snowmobiles further to the mountains to the yurt camp in Ak-Suu gorge.

Yurt Inn

Breakfast, Dinner

6-8.

Ski touring from new slopes.

Yurt Inn

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

9.

After breakfast transfer by snowmobiles to the village and further by minibus to Bishkek.

Guest House

Breakfast

10.

Early morning transfer to the airport.

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Breakfast

Note: Tour duration can be changed according to clients’ plans and interests.

Conditions and notes:

1. Mountain guides or clients choose routes for skiing by themselves according to the group physical training, weather and snow conditions.

2. Tourists provide personal ski outfit for the programme by themselves.
4. If the group prefers to send ski gear/outfit to Bishkek in advance, ITMC can arrange customs clearance. For more details please contact us.

5. All group members must have medical insurance(including helicopter evacuation) with a minimum coverage of USD 35 000.

 

 

 

Price 2016-2017:

Group – Price per person per programme

4 + 1 persons – USD 865

6 + 1 persons – USD 860

8 + 1 persons – USD 790

10+1 persons – USD 740

Single supplement in guest houses only – USD 110 per person per programme

Programme price includes:

  • Tour leader – free of charge
  • Registration in local Rescue Service
  • All transfers according to the programme by Mercedes Sprinter minibuses (15-17 seats)
  • Transfer by snowmobiles and delivery of personal belongings (30 kg per person)
  • Twin/triple accommodation in guest houses and ski base
  •  5-6 people accommodation in a yurt
  •  Meals: Full board in ski base and yurt camp. Breakfasts in guest houses as mentioned above

 

Service does not included in the programme price:                     

  • Local guide for ski tour – USD 1250 per group per programme
  •  Meals en-route and in the city
  •  Personal belongings delivery by snowmobile (overweight – USD 50 per up to 100 kg)
  •  Personal ski outfit
  •  Additional service in the guest houses and yurts: sauna, bar, alcohol drinks, etc.

Payment

To guaranty booking full payment for confirmed trip should be done 21 days prior the 1st day of the trip. Non payment in time may result in full cancellation.

All service fees charged by banks or other financial institutions for payment processing must be paid by Sender.

Cancellations and charges

There is no fee for changes or cancellations when made more than 21 days prior to arrival, 

but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, will have to be paid for by the client;

  • There  is 10% fee of ordered services for changes or cancellations when made 15 to 21 days prior to arrival;
  • There is 50% fee of ordered services for cancellations when made 7 to 14 days prior to arrival.
  • There is 100% fee for cancellations when made less than 7 days prior to arrival.

 

  • Ski boots/snowboard boots
  • Skis/snowboard
  • Poles
  • Day rucksack
  • Helmet
  • Transceiver, shovel and probe
  • Water bottle
  • Multitool
  • Warm hat/beanie
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Neck warmer
  • 2 thermal tops
  • 1/2 fleeces
  • Waterproof ski jacket
  • Waterproof ski trousers
  • Ski/board gloves
  • Thermal bottoms
  • 2/3 pairs of ski/board socks
  • 1/2 sports bras/tops
  • Jeans/trousers
  • T-shirts/ tops Jumper or fleece
  • Underwear including socks
  • Comfy trousers/jogging bottoms
  • Slippers
  • Normal gloves
  • Scarf
  • Shoes/boots with a good grip  
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