Trip name: Skiing paradise #2 (longer option – kochmon yrt camp)
Duration: 11 days
Region: Issuk Kol area, Ak Suu district
Season: December – March
Trip type: horseback, backcountry, downhill.
Description:The second option of this trip is started from Karakol, the first 2 days is will be around Karakol ski resort, where you can enjoy good ski slopes and use chair lifts.
Day 1: After breakfast transfer to the on of the best ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan ( Karakol Ski resort). This ski resort is located in 8 km from Karakol toward to Tien Shan range. After 30 min driving you will be at the resort, skiing tine or the time of chair lift working hours is from 9:00 in the morning until 15:45 in the afternoon. All day skiing at the resort than transfer to Karakol dinner and overnight in the guest house
Day 2: The same day of skiing at the Karakol ski resort, after skiing transfer to the north side of Issyk Kol Lake ( 1 hour driving) where you will enjoy outside hot springs (2-3 hours) . Transfer to Karakol, overnight and dinner at the guest house
Day 3: Be a winter nomad, after 2 days of skiing you will make a 2 days horse riding trip to the famous and beautiful Arashan valley, this valley is famous because of the thermal hot springs and good views. Transfer in the morning to the beginning of the gorge, than horseback riding to Arashan valley, 3-4-5 hours riding, enjoy hot springs, overnight and dinner at the mountain hut.
Day 4: Ride down by the same way to the beginning of the gorge, transfer to Karakol, overnight and dinner at the guest house
Day 5: After breakfast transfer to the beginning of Boz Uchuk valley ( 35 km) meeting with the local guide, we need a bit time to fix the luggage on the horses while you will prepare your skis, after luggage fixing we will walk up to the yrt camp on skis ( please don’t forget your skins)
(10 km) 3-4 hours walking distance, overnight in the yrta, luggage will transferred by horses.
Day 6: Skiing in the area, how is it looks like: Every client must have his own gear (skis, skins
Stick ,beeper, helmet). You will walk from the yrt camp to the skiing areas (peaks or hills – many options) and ski down from this places, the skiing area is located in the end of the valley, the closest place or slope located in 40 min walking distance, the snow condition is good the best possibilities is usually on the north side of the valley.
Day 7: Backcountry Skiing in Buz Uchuk valley
Day 8: Backcountry Skiing in Boz Uchuk valley
Day 9: Backcountry Skiing in Boz Uchuk valley
Day 10: Ski down to the beginning of the gorge (40 min) transfer to Karakol (40 min ). At the guest house you will have a time to take a shower and small brake. In the afternoon we want to show you the capital of Issuk Kol area and some historical sites like: Dungan Mosque. Russian Church, Historical Museum and souvenirs shop. In the evening, traditional: Kyrgyz food, Folklore show and Sauna after cold days in the mountains.
Day 11: Transfer to Bishkek ( manas airport) by the South side of Issy Kul Lake, and visiting famous “ Jeti Ogyz valley”, “ Fairy Tale” Canyon