Self-Guided Ski & Splitboard Tours

40 Tribes Self-Guided Tours Kyrgyzstan

For groups of experienced backcountry skiers and splitboarders, we offer self-guided yurt reservations. All self-guided stays are fully catered, so you and your crew can spend long days getting after it, enjoy the luxury of returning to a warm yurt and a mighty meal, and not worry whose turn it is to get the morning coffee fired up!

Availability

The Jalpak Tash Yurts are open to self-guided reservations during the following dates for the 2014-15 season:

  • January 1-31
  • March 15-28
  • Whenever not occupied by one of our regular guided or privately guided groups

EMAIL US to request dates or check current availability via our Bookings Calendar.

Requirements

Group Size: Min 4-max 8.

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Experience: All group members must be advanced to expert level skiers or splitboarders, with at least 3 years off-piste/touring experience. All group members must have completed an avalanche safety course and wilderness medical training is additionally recommended. Glacier travel/ski mountaineering experience is not required.

Gear: We require fat powder skis (minimum 108-115mm+ underfoot…the fatter the better!) and splitboards for snowboarders. Trust us on this one. Kyrgyzstan’s bottomless continental snowpack is one of the most unique in the world – you must be able to float big turns, at speed. All group members must additionally be prepared with essential touring, avalanche safety, and emergency response gear.

Physical Requirements: Participants must be in excellent physical condition, and comfortable touring for long distances and carrying their own backcountry packs. Tours from the yurts will typically offer 400-1000m in vertical gain, to maximum elevations of around 3,600m.

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

Hire A Local Guide

The Kyrgyzstan Mountain Guides Association (KMGA) was established with help from Mammut and the IFMGA, who initiated a rigorous training program for local guides in 2008. Today the KMGA is a great resource for groups looking to hire a properly trained local ski/mountain guide. We are happy to offer self-guided pricing to all groups who hire a KMGA certified guide, however the above requirements will still apply.

Check out the “Find a guide” tool on the KMGA website, or contact us if you would like us to connect you with KMGA guides who have been to and guided from the 40 Tribes yurts.

Terrain

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

Register to view our Interactive Terrain Map and Terrain Gallery!

What Else

Village Stay: Our self-guided pricing includes an overnight stay with our partner family. The homestay experience includes an amazing traditional dinner, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and breakfast before you begin your tour up to the yurts the next morning.

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

Bookings

Independent Travelers

You coordinate your transport and lodging independently.

Per Person

$75-125 / Night

    Does not include transport or lodging in Karakol and Bishkek

    • Group Size: 4-8
    • 3 Night Minimum

    Group of 8: $75/person/night
    Group of 7: $80/person/night
    Group of 6: $90/person/night
    Group of 5: $105/person/night
    Group of 4: $125/person/night

    Price Includes

40 Tribes Travelers

Make it easier! Let us arrange your transport and lodging for you.

Per Person

$75-125 / Night

    Plus $275/person for transport and lodging in Karakol and Bishkek

    • Group Size: 4-8
    • 3 Night Minimum

    Group of 8: $75/person/night
    Group of 7: $80/person/night
    Group of 6: $90/person/night
    Group of 5: $105/person/night
    Group of 4: $125/person/night

    Price Includes

Discounts

  Early Bird

Book before August 1 and receive 5% off

  Early Season

5% off applicable to any dates Dec 15-Jan 15

  5+

Groups of more than 5 always receive 5% off

*Only one discount may be applied per reservation.

Cozy Traditional Interior Of The Jalpak Tash Yurt