Ski Holidays in Kyrgyzstan (7days/7nights)
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!
Kyrgyzstan is a real "mountain paradise" nestled between the deserts of Uzbekistan, the steppes of Kazakhstan, the harsh highlands of Tajikistan and the sparsely populated, arid plains of Western China (Xinjiang). Throughout the territory of Kyrgyzstan, the two largest mountain systems of the Earth - Tien Shan and Pamir - with the highest peaks of the world level - the peak of Victory (7439 m), Lenin peak (7134 m) and the most beautiful pyramidal peak Khan-Tengri (6995 m).
We meet you at Manas Airport in Bishkek. For your convenience, I and our driver will accompany you everywhere in this adventure. We are committed to all services including carrying your luggage. According to Kyrgyz traditions, we meet you with "borsok" (a type of bread) and honey. Then we will go to the downtown of Bishkek city to place you in a comfortable and large house. While you will be settled, we will prepare an English breakfast.
Then we will go to the ski resort Chunkurchak, 30 km from the city. If necessary, we will pick up on the way skis, a snowboard and other accessories if you do not have your own equipment. At 10:00 we will arrive at the base Chunkurchak. This is the most popular ski resort near Bishkek city. This base is located at an altitude of 2400 m, the length of ski passes are more than 2 km. There are more difficult and less difficult tracks for beginners to choose from. With a lunch break, which will include the first, second courses and desserts, we will spend at the base until the evening.
At 17:00 we will drive back to Bishkek and visit one of the best local cafes for night dinner. After dinner, we will be in the apartment to take a break from flights and the first intense day.
In the early morning, having a good Turkish breakfast in the apartment, we hit the road to another region of the country at a distance of 250 km to be in a luxury resort Caprice on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Issyk-Kul Lake is the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, despite being rounded by mountains, a lake that does not freeze even in the winter season. The atmosphere and air are so enchanting and energizing with nature that you will continue to recall this lake as if a resort romance.
This day we will spend walks on the lake, swimming in an indoor and warm pool, receiving SPA and massage services. We will have lunch and dinner with exquisite dishes and allow yourself a little alcohol at will.
The second day will be a bit calming before extreme and active days of relaxation.
In the morning we will start with breakfast. Afterwards, we go even further along the lake until we arrive at Karakol city, where the most famous ski resort in Central Asia is located. There we will settle in the Green Yard Hotel, have lunch and immediately go for the rest of a day to the Karakol ski resort, which is located at an altitude of 3020 m. It has tracks with a length of up to 4 km. They have varying degrees of difficulties.
Arriving at the base for midday, we will have about 3-4 hours for skiing until evening. But all this way has been done not to be content with such a short skiing time there. There is still the whole next day to be spent.
In the evening we will return to a comfortable hotel to have a good dinner, warm ourselves and sleep in half-luxury apartments until the next day.
Fourth day's morning starts with an unusual breakfast at the Green Yard Hotel. As planned, we will go to the base of Karakol to ski all day long. The Karakol ski resort has many paths and difficulties, and we will try each of them. We will have a rest break with lunch at the base, where you can choose from a huge menu of local and European cuisine. Afterwards, we will continue our skiing until the evening with video and photography making on the background of gorgeous landscapes.
In the evening, on the way back to the hotel, we will go to one of the most popular restaurants in Karakol called Dastorkon. There, along with the performance of musicians on national musical instruments, we will try the national dishes of this region.
The end of a good evening will be backgammon board games at the Green Yard Hotel. We will teach you this board game and make a presentation in the form of the backgammon itself.
Morning, as always, is met with a wholesome and full breakfast at the Green Yard Hotel. After we have a return journey to Bishkek, 400 km long way back.
We will be in the capital of Kyrgyzstan at midday. Before we move into apartments familiar to us. After a long trip, we will stop at the Atilla restaurant to try the best steak in Kyrgyzstan. After lunch, we will go to settle. Having a little rest, we will head to the city downtown to see the city square and walk around the shopping centres for shopping purposes. Shopping is especially relevant to us if you plan to buy electrical equipment, computers, tablets or phones since our prices are much lower than in Europe. We do not boast of the availability of expensive clothing brands, but in return, we can offer interesting souvenirs and felt products.
We will have night dinner at the European restaurant Frunze, where you can appreciate not only the skill of our serving but also the comfort and atmosphere in the restaurant.
Before the final day, we will try the Kyrgyz traditional breakfast. It includes a lot of dairy products, as the Kyrgyz people always ran livestock and the main ration was meat and milk.
Then we will go to the most difficult and interesting ski resort in Central Asia in Too-Ashuu, which is located on a pass at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level. Too Ashuu is located 120 km from the city of Bishkek. The trip takes about 3 hours. At midday, we will be at the base. Having tested the path's a little, we will have lunch with a steak made of trout which we will make on our own on the grill. Until the evening we will ski on the longest ski path.
On the way back to Bishkek, we will stop for dinner at a local ranch where my parents live and try the food of Tashkordo that nomad hunters used to cook. Then we will return to the cozy and comfortable apartments to have a rest after a busy day.
The last day of skiing we will return to where it all started and go to the ski resort Chunkurchak after breakfast in the apartment. This day we will have a professional photographer with us who will take professional pictures and make processing for you.
By 10:00, we will arrive at Chunkurchak base, where until 14:00 we will enjoy the last day of skiing. For lunch, we go to the nearby ethnic-complex Supara, where we will also try some national dishes, and ride horses if possible. Then until evening, we will continue skiing.
In the evening we will go to the Turkish hammam and SPA to take a good steam bath, get a massage and other procedures. Then we will have dinner in a cafe. Last night before the flight in the early morning.