Karakol,Tien-Shan 2017

The place of holding program - Terskey-Alatoo mountain range. These are the  mountains which  frame beautiful lake Issik-Kul (1600 m above sea level) - 2nd largest mountain lake in the world.

  

You will see grandiose 5000 m mountains of Terskey - peak Karakolskiy, Djigit, Oguz Bashi and others; mighty Tyan-Shan firs, immense glaciers and fantastic landscapes of one of the most beautiful mountain in the world named eastern Tyan-Shan with its legendary peaks Han-Tengry and Pobeda (Victory peak). Clear sky, bright sun, virgin snow fields, hot springs and Asian hospitality is a real paradise for Heliski and heliboarding!

Duration: 8 days

The tour includes 9 hours of helicopter time for riding (usually 5-8 runs per day) accommodation in "Karakol" mountain base, full board, all transfers. 
 

"Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base  

Mountain base is located in Kirgizstan, 400 km from Bishkek and 7 km from Karakol town on the Tyan-Shan mountainside. The region has mild climate grace to the Issik-Kul non-frozing lake. An average temperature in winter is -0 -10C. Ski season lasts from November till May.

The base is situated in the forest, 2300 meters above sea level.
The mountain base possesses: 
 

  • ·         Hotel rooms
  • ·         Chalets 
  • ·         Restaurant, night bar  
  • ·         Billiard, table-tennis 
  • ·         Sauna 
  • ·         Conference-room 
  • ·         Helipad 
  • ·         4 chairlifts (with highest point of 3040 meters)
  • ·         Wi-Fi 


Resort description

Resort has more than 20 km of trails which can satisfy both professional rider and beginner. Ski area features wide spacious descents both on country side and specially prepared slopes. The length of descent can vary from 400 meters to 3,5 km; most trails lay over the coniferous forest.

You can ski at different height. Toplift is located on 3040 m. Average vertical drop is 800 m; minimum down gradient 7%, maximum - 53%. You can see nearest 5000 meters tall mountains and famous Issik-Kul Lake from the top summit of the resort. There is rent-office of "Rossignol" equipment in the resort.

Accommodation

Mountain base "Karakol" offers rooms in the main building and 2 chalets. All rooms have all necessary for your comfortable accommodation, each room has private shower/wc. 
 

Sample programm of the tour 

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Friday
 Departure from Moscow,Istanbul,London ets to Manas airport

Day 1. Saturday 
04:00 -  06.00  Arrival to Bishkek airport. Meeting in the airport, transfer to Bishkek, breakfast. Transfer to
           "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base (400 km). The road lies over picturesque Boom Canyon,
           along the coastline of the most beautiful in the world Issik-Kul lake; it's second biggest lake in the
           world after Titicaca lake in Peru. Check in "Karakol" mountain base. Main instructions in safety
           measures.  Rest and acclimatization. 

Days 2-6. Sunday — Thursday

       08:00   Breakfast.
        09:00   Departure to Heliski areas
       12:00   Lunch in the mountains
       16:00   Return to the hotel 
        17-19:00 Sauna
       19:00   Dinner, rest


Day 7. Friday 

       08:00   Breakfast
       09:00   Departure to Heliski areas
       12:00   Lunch in the mountains
       16:00   Return to the hotel
        17-19:00 Sauna
       19:00   Dinner
       20-21:30   Transfer to airport “Manas” (Bishkek)

Day 8. Saturday 
 Registration, departure home


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Optional (is not included in the price of the tour):

o        Skiing in Ski Resort (20$ per person per day) 

o        Riding on snowmobiles Yamaha (115$ per hour) 

o        Bar, disco, billiard, karaoke 

o        Massage 

o        Wi-Fi 


The program includes:

o        13 hours of helicopter time: 9 hours for riding and 4 hours for transfer Bishkek-Karakol-Bishkek 

o        Accommodation in standard double rooms of "Kashka-Suu(Karakol)" mountain base – 7 nights; 

o        All group transfers mentioned in the program (Bishkek airport - "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base; "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" mountain base -  Bishkek airport); 

o        Full board meals 

o        Service of professional HeliPro guides; 

o        Avalanche equipment: ABS backpack, sensor (transceiver), shovel, probe.

o        Sauna (2 hours per day, sauna's capacity is 10-12 persons) 

The program doesn't include: 

o        air tickets, all airport taxes;  

o        ski, snowboard and other equipment rental fee; 

o        emergency evacuation fee; 

o        visa and other consular service. Kygyzstan is free for visiting citizens of 61 states ! No visa or other formalities ;

o        individual menu (drinks and meals not included to the group menu); 

o        additional expenses caused by bad weather conditions, airport time-table changes, equipment breakage, illness etc; 

o        luggage exceeding fee; 

o        Additional cost for single accommodation in "Kashka-Suu (Karakol)" is 205 euro for 7 nights; 

o        Individual expenses in the hotel: bar, international calls etc. 

o        Insurance. 

Price 2017: 4890 USD

* The price can vary in case of price increase of helicopter servise, fuel etc


Additional heliskiing is available at +260 USD per helicopter hour, per person;
Refund for every “unused” helicopter hour -180 USD


Additional program conditons:

o        group must consist of 13 people minimum; 

o        the heli-ski routes are chosen by the guides and depend on the group riding level, weather and snow conditions;

o        the program is planned for good weather; 

o        we will refund unused money in case of bad weather conditions or group danger; 

o        we do not give money back to the client if the runs didn't happen because of other reasons, such as broken equipment, illness, late take-off or early landing, caused by the client; 

o        you are required to have insurance. 

Tours Calendar 2017:

14.01  -   21.01           

21.01  –  28.01            

28.01  -   04.02         

04.02  –  11.02           

 11.02  –  18.02

18.02 -   25.02 

 25.02 - 04.03