Guided Ski & Splitboard Tours

Guided Ski And Splitboard Tours, Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

There are undoubtedly adventures you think you will never have. Skiing big mountain lines by day and huddling around a wood-burning stove in a cozy Kyrgyz yurt by night is probably one of them. Offering the only program of its kind in Asia, 40 Tribes invites adventurous, experienced skiers and riders to explore Kyrgyzstan’s remote Tien Shan Mountains while staying in a winter-ready yurt at 2,650m in one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Our yurt is run in collaboration with local partners, contributing an irreplaceable intercultural element to the skiing experience.

Dates

For the 2013-14 season we are offering 4 to 7-day guided tours from January 26-March 13, the primest time of year in our zone.

Check current availability via our Bookings Calendar.

Requirements

Group Size: 5 min-6 max

Experience: Participants must be confident skiers or riders (high-intermediate to advanced level), but do not need to have extensive off-piste/touring experience. Participation does not require any formal avalanche safety certification or previous glacier travel or ski mountaineering experience.

Gear: We strongly recommend fat powder skis (minimum 100mm underfoot – the fatter the better!), and splitboards are required for snowboarders. Participants must be prepared with essential touring and avalanche safety gear.

Physical Requirements: Participants must be in good physical condition, and comfortable touring for long distances and carrying their own backcountry packs. Ascents from the yurt range from 400-1000m in vertical gain, to maximum elevations of around 3,650m.

Don’t have the #s to meet our minimum requirement? Check out our Small Groups/Solo Travelers Bulletin.

Terrain

Get acquainted with the amazing terrain accessible from the Jalpak Tash Yurt:

EMAIL US to get your hands on hi-res digital copies of aerial and topo maps. Also be sure to check out our Terrain Gallery.

What Else

Village Stay: All of our guided tours begin with an overnight in a village home. The homestay experience includes an amazing traditional dinner, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and breakfast before we begin our tour to the yurt the next morning.

Good Food…And Lots Of It: That’s right, guided stays are fully catered. Our local partners will accompany the group at the yurt to host, cook, clean, and manage yurt chores.

Bookings

Independent Travelers

You coordinate your in-country transport independently. Grab a taxi to Karakol from the airport or Bishkek bus station and our guides will greet you there. Karakol is approx. 6 hours by road from Bishkek, and a popular tourist destination.

4 Days

$1,375 / Person

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5 Days

$1,525 / Person

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6 Days

$1,675 / Person

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7 Days

$1,825 / Person

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40 Tribes Travelers

Make it easier! Let us arrange comfortable, private, direct transfers for your group between Bishkek and Karakol, where you’ll meet our guides.

4 Days

$1,525 / Person

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5 Days

$1,675 / Person

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6 Days

$1,825 / Person

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7 Days

$1,975 / Person

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Discounts

  Early Bird

Book before August 1 and receive 5% off

  5+

Groups of more than 5 always receive 5% off

*Only one discount may be applied per reservation