Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Skiing Tour

Skiing Tour in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

TOUR DETAILS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Breathtaking nature
Skiing on the Silk Road
Explore the beauty of Kyrgystan and Kazakhstan in winter
Get acquainted with the history of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Almaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Arrival in Almaty. Meeting in airport and transfer to hotel for breakfast and dress changing. After breakfast transfer to Medeo where is the start of the ski lift to Chimbulak. Skiing. In the afternoon transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 800 m in Almaty, around 2250 m in Chimbulak

Day 2 Almaty

View of the Medeo ice rink late at night. Winter in the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau. Small Almaty Gorge

Transfer to Medeo where is the start of the ski lift to Chimbulak. Skiing. In the afternoon transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Hotel. People not going skiing can stay in Almaty on their own.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 800 m in Almaty, around 2250 m in Chimbulak

Day 3 Almaty

Cable car going up to Medeo in Almaty Kazakhstan

Transfer to Medeo where is the start of the ski lift to Chimbulak. Skiing. In the afternoon transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Hotel. People not going skiing can stay in Almaty on their own.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 800 m in Almaty, around 2250 m in Chimbulak

Day 4 Almaty - Cholpon Ata (around 500 km, 7-9 hours of driving)

Rukh ordo cultural center at Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

After breakfast starts transfer through Kazakh steppes to Kyrgyzstan. Border formalities and stop for lunch in Bishkek. Continue the way to Issyk-Kul Lake. Optionally visit hot springs near the hotel. Dinner and overnight in the hotel on the lakeshore.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 800 m in Almaty, 900 m in Bishkek, 1606 m in Cholpon-Ata

Day 5 Cholpon Ata - Karakol (around 140 km, 2-3 hours of driving)

Holy Trinity orthodox cathedral in Karakol

Continue way along the northern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake to Karakol. Dress changing in the hotel and transfer on minibusses to ski-resort at Karakol around 15 km. In the evening transfer back to Karakol. Dinner. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 1606 m in Cholpon-Ata, 1700 m in Karakol, 2300 m in ski-resort

Day 6 Karakol Ski Resort

Lifts in the Karakol Skiing base

Transfer on minibuses to ski-resort at Karakol around 15 km. In the evening transfer back to Karakol. Dinner. Overnight in Hotel. People not going for skiing can stay in Karakol their own on.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 1700 m in Karakol, 2300 m in ski-resort

Day 7 Karakol

View over Karakol town from the skiing center at 3000 m

Transfer on minibuses to ski-resort at Karakol around 15 km. In the evening transfer back to Karakol. Dinner. Overnight in Hotel. People not going for skiing can stay in Karakol on their own.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 1700 m in Karakol, 2300 m in ski-resort

Day 8 Karakol - Bishkek (around 400 km, 6-8 hours of driving)

bishkek ilbirs soviet architecture

Transfer from Karakol along southern shore of the lake to Bishkek. Optionally eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo. Upon arrival to Bishkek sightseeing through the central part of city. Dinner in a local restaurant. Optionally folklore program during the dinner. Overnight in a hotel.

  • Meals: B / – / D 
  • Altitude during the day: 1700 m in Karakol, 800 m in Bishkek

Day 9 Bishkek Airport

manas airport

Early in the morning transfer to airport. Fly home

  • Meals: B / – / –

PRICING

Prices for Option 1 in USD per person
Ask for the price for individual tour or a smaller group
15-19 pax + 1 FOC    856 USD
20-25 pax + 1 FOC   838 USD


Option 1 with the next hotels:
Almaty – Kazzhol hotel or Plaza hotel 4*
Issyk-Kul – Raduga or Aurora Hotel
Karakol – Amir hotel or Green Yard hote
Bishkek – Plaza Hotel 4* or similar

Single room supplement is 201 USD per person

Prices for Option 2 in USD per person
Ask for the price for individual tour or a smaller group
15-19 pax + 1 FOC    830 USD
20-25 pax + 1 FOC    819 USD


Option 2 with the next hotels:
Almaty – Kazzhol hotel or Plaza hotel 4*
Issyk-Kul – Raduga or Aurora Hotel
Karakol – Amir hotel or Green Yard hotel
Bishkek – Bridges 3* or Asia Mountains 3* or similar

 Single room supplement is 198 USD per person<

Included

  1. Transport for transfers and excursion:
    – 1 bus (with 45 seats) from Almaty to Karakol and from Karakol to Bishkek
    – Mercedes Sprinters (with 10 seats each) for transfers from Karakol to ski-resort and back
  2. Twin/Double standard rooms accommodation in hotels in Almaty, Issyk-Kul, Karakol, Bishkek
  3. Meal is indicated in each day
  4. Mineral water during the tour (1 litter a day per person);
  5. Russian/English speaking tour guide

Not included

  1. Lunches during the all program
  2. Alcohol and soft drinks;
  3. International and domestic flight tickets;
  4. Items of personal nature including extra luggage charges, room service, medical expenses etc.
  5. Camera and video fee where applicable
  6. Trip cancellation, medical and accident insurance
  7. Entry fees to museums
  8. Skiing equipment rent
  9. Ski passes and ski-lifts in Chimbylak and Karakol
  10. Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo
  11. Folklore program in Bishkek
  • Supplement for Folklore program is 80 USD per group
  • Supplement for Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo 80 USD per group
  • Ski-lift from Medeo to Chimbulak is 10 USD for 2-ways journey per day (subject to change)
  • Ski pass in Chimbulak is 20 USD per day (subject to change)
  • Ski pass in Karakol is 15 USD per day (subject to change)
  • Hot springs entrance fee is 4 USD per person

IPORTANT NOTE FOR POSSIBLE EXTENTION!

 If you have in additional 4-5 days, it will be possible to include Uzbekistan as third country for skiing. You will have opportunity for skiing in mountains near by Tashkent and do one day trip to Samarkand for cultural sights.

Book your tour here

If you would like to customize your tour please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to organize a custom tour or to provide a modified itinerary based on one of the tours provided by us or our cooperatives.

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