Group Size: 5 client minimum
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Experience: Our scenario is ideal for client groups with good travel experience, who are in it for the adventure as much as the skiing or riding, and are open to challenges and discomforts that aren’t characteristic of more average ski vacations. Our standard requirements are that participants must be confident skiers or riders (high-intermediate to advanced level), but do not need to have extensive off-piste/touring experience and do not need previous avalanche safety training or glacier travel or ski mountaineering experience. Ultimately, as guide, it’s your call what degree of experience you require. The yurt provides access to terrain appropriate for all experience levels.
Gear: We strongly recommend fat powder skis (minimum 100mm underfoot – the fatter the better!) and splitboards for snowboarders. All group members 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.
Travel & Visas: Travel to/from Kyrgyzstan is not included in our per client pricing; however, travel is straightforward from/via points in Europe, and there are plenty of international and regional airlines that service Kyrgyzstan’s Manas Airport including Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot. As of summer 2012 there are no longer visa requirements for citizens of 44 countries, for up to 90 days. That means you and your clients can visit Kyrgyzstan visa-free! See our Resources page for additional information.
Let us help you find the necessary client #s by making a posting on your behalf to our Small Groups/Solo Travelers Bulletin. We will also spread the word via our Facebook page and direct emails to potential clients who have contacted us and are looking to join a guided group.