Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Is it safe?

How many people can your yurts/tours accommodate?

Is there a minimum group size required to reserve dates?

Is there an age restriction?

Are snowboarders welcome?

Is my skill level/physical fitness appropriate for your ski tours?

What if I’m not an expert in the backcountry?

What’s the climate and snowpack like?

Are fat powder skis really required?

What’s the terrain like?

Does 40 Tribes rent any ski or avalanche equipment?

What is included in the cost of your Guided ski tours?

What is included in Self-Guided reservation fee?

Is airfare included?

Are entry visas included?

Do I need a visa?

Are there any special visa application requirements or instructions that I should know about?

What are your deposit/payment requirements?

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

Is travel, medical and/or emergency evacuation insurance included?

Can I use my existing medical insurance?

What vaccinations do I need to consider?

What should I pack?

Do I need a sleeping bag?

How can I prepare myself physically for this trip?

How will I meet up with my 40 Tribes guide?

How far is it from Bishkek to Karakol and Karakol to Ichke-Jergez?

How long is the tour from the village to the Jalpak Tash Yurts?

I have specific dietary needs – vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. Will this be an issue?