Ski touring in At-Bashi

Best season: December - March

Location: Inner Tien-Shan, Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 10 days (tour duration can be changed according to the wishes and interest of participants)

Highly recommend: All group members must have medical insurance for the particular activities with the minimum coverage of USD 35 0000

“The Head of the Horse” – this is translation from Kyrgyz language the name of one the most attractive places for ski touring in Kyrgyz Republic. At-Bashi Valley is located in the inner part of Tien-Shan. The range with the same name is situated in the Northern part of the valley. There is also administrative center of the district bordering with China, At-Bashi village, which is placed at the foot of the range. This area is interesting for free-riders who want to explore virgin and new slopes; some of them are more than 5 thousand meters in height. This region is attractive also due to the geographical location and suitable climate conditions. It is low explored and sparsely populated.  The main features of terrain are stable snow cover, rocky areas mixed with glaciers.

Climate is not stable in this region, gusty winds and heavy snowfalls are common here. The weather changes very often. December is the driest month in a year. The average annual temperature in the range is about 5-6 degrees, in winter time it come down up to – 50 Celsius degrees.

So, winter months in At-Bashi are characterized by cold and mostly cloudy weather.  Snow level at the foot of mountains and in the valley is about 1-2 meters, it is about 5m up to the mountains, and sometime it can be 10m.

There are a few forests only in this area, the most of them are grown on the Northern slopes of The At-Bashi range and mainly consist of Tien Shan spruce.  The Southern side of mountain range is poor of flora because the climate is unstable extremely continental.

Many of the positive reactions of tourists and sportsmen who visited At-Bashi Range confirm that this place is one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan.

Scheme of program

1st Day. Arrival in Bishkek

Our representative will meet the group at «Manas» International airport upon arrival. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Afternoon city sightseeing tour around Bishkek, you will also have time to do some shopping for the trip. You can taste national dishes of Kyrgyz cuisine in local restaurants in the evening.

Important! Meal in the hotel is not included in the programme price.

2nd Day. Bishkek – At-Bashi village

We will arrange your transfer to At-Bashi village today. Please take into consideration that the trip will be long, transfer can take about 7 hours. During this trip you will enjoy with magnificent panoramas of snow-covered Kyrgyzstan. Participant will stay in guest house together with a Kyrgyz family upon arrival to At-Bashi. Group’s accommodation will be arranged at the same guest house during the program. Accommodation in family run guest house is very comfortable. Local woman will arrange full board for all group members which will include national food.

3rd -8th Day. Ski touring, new slopes

Transfer to the nearest gorge will be arranged for you every day during the whole period (transfer takes about 1 hour per one way, distance is about 50 km by mountain route). Participants will choose slopes and peaks for ascent by themselves according to the current weather conditions, participant’s experience, skills and physical training. Every day the group will stay in the guest house, enjoy a cozy atmosphere, a delicious food and long discussions of the passing day.

Attention! All team members should have their own equipment for this program.

9th Day. At-Bashi village – Bishkek

Please do not forget to take your tasty lunch-box after breakfast. Now we will arrange the group return transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The distance for this day is about 360 km. Comfortable accommodation in 3*hotel will be arranged for you in Bishkek. Some rest after long journey, and you will have time to walk around the city, try tasty food from the the menu of Kyrgyz cuisine in one of the local restaurants and buy souvenirs, which will remind you about this amazing land.

10th Day. Come home

On this day participants will have a short transfer to the airport, check-in for the morning flight and return home.

Notes:

  • If the members of groups prefer to send ski gears/outfit to Bishkek in advance, ITMC Company will arrange customs clearance.

To get full information and answers to all your questions you can if you contact us by email.

Prices 2019

Group of 8 people + 1 free guide – USD 760 per person

Group of 9 people + 1 free guide – USD 720 per person

Group of 10 people + 1 free guide – USD 705 per person

Group of 11 people + 1 free guide – USD 680 per person

Group of 12 people + 1 free guide – USD 655 per person

Single supplement for accommodation available in Bishkek – USD 90 per person per programme

Service included in the price

Tour leader is free of charge

All land transportation according to the program

- airport-Bishkek-airport, city sightseeing by minibus

- Bishkek – At-Bashi village – At-Bashi Range – At-Bashi village – Bishkek by 6WD vehicle URAL

Twin accommodation in the hotels and guest houses as mentioned above

 - Bishkek: Hotel 3*

 - At-Bashi: home stay

English speaking guide for city sightseeing in Bishkek by arrival

Meals:

- breakfasts in the hotel in Bishkek

- full board in At-Bashi home stay

Bottled water en-route

Service not included in price

Single supplement for tour leader

English speaking liaison guide for 8 days (not for skiing) - $560

Meals in Bishkek – $10-15 per person per lunch or dinner

Skiing gear

Alcohol drinks, additional service in the hotels, all other service which is not mentioned as “included service”

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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