Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Is it safe?

How many people can your yurts/tours accommodate?

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?

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?

Are there any discounts available?

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

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

Can I use my existing health 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 Ichke-Jergez to the Jalpak Tash Yurt site?

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

Can you recommend any helpful books about Kyrgyzstan/Central Asia?