DEPARTURE DAY FROM UK – 30 JANUARY
Fly from London Heathrow to Bishkek on Saturday. International flights are not included in the price to allow for flexibility. See recommended international flights above.
DAY 1 – ARRIVE BISHKEK/TRANSFER TO KARAKOL – 31 JANUARY
After landing and collecting luggage, we will head straight to the mountains passing the stunning scenery of Issy-Kul Lake en route. This is a transfer of around 6 hours, we will check into our accommodation in the Caprice hotel, dinner included.
DAY 2 – SKI KARAKOL – 1 FEBUARY
A full day’s skiing in the Karakol area with the chance to acclimatise and check equipment. Overnight in the Caprice hotel, full board included.
DAYS 3/4/5 – TRANSFER TO JERGALAN VILLAGE – 2/3/4 FEBRUARY
Transfer by road to Jergalan village with a visit to Ak-Suu Kench hot springs. This is our base for the next three days with backcountry ski touring in this stunning area, powder snow is highly likely and we will have the mountains to ourselves. Overnight in the Alakul guest house for three nights, full board included.
DAY 6 – TRANSFER JERGALAN TYUP YURT CAMP – 5 FEBRUARY
Transfer to our yurt camp on skis, making the most of this stunning area’s backcountry routes. Lunch will be in the yurt camp with two options for your overnight stay; to say in the yurt camp or to ski back to Jergalan village and stay in the Alakul guest house, full board included.
DAY 7 – JERGALAN VALLEY – 6 FEBRUARY
A full day’s backcountry skiing, with snowmobile support. Overnight in the Alakul guest house, full board included.
DAY 8 – JERGALAN VALLEY – 7 FEBRUARY
A full day’s backcountry skiing, with horse support. Overnight in the Alakul guest house, full board included.
DAY 9 – TRANSFER TO JERGALAN HEIGHTS YURT CAMP – 8 FEBRUARY
Transfer to our second yurt camp on skis, with a full day’s ski touring and overnight in the yurt camp, full board included.
DAY 10 – SKI JERGALAN HEIGHTS AREA. TRANSFER TO JERGALAN VILLAGE – 9 FEBRUARY
A second day to explore the area around our yurt camp in Jergalan Heights area in the morning, followed by a snowmobile transfer back to Jergalan village and overnight at Alakul guest house, full board included.
DAY 11 – TRANSFER TO BISHKEK – 10 FEBRUARY
After breakfast we say farewell to the mountains and drive back to Bishkek, this transfer will be around 6-7 hours. Overnight in a 3* hotel with a final group dinner.
DAY 12 – FLY BACK TO UK – 11 FEBRUARY
Transfer to the airport in the morning and flight back to the UK.