Heliski (Heli), heli-boarding in Kyrgyzstan. Western Tien-Shan
Kyrgyzstan, 8 days
January, February, March
General Information. Mountains in Kyrgyzstan occupy more than 65% of the country, 90% of them have more than 1,500 m above sea level settings That's why there is a large selection of heli districts with different posture and relief in Kyrgyzstan. We offer the closest ski resort to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan Range, Western Tien-Shan). Capital of Kyrgyzstan at the height of 2500 m - Skiing / Snowboarding in Tien-Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan area (Ala-Archa nature park, West Karakol Susamyr) only 40-150 km from Bishkek offered. Amplitude drops down to 100 m, the length is as long as up to 6 km.
How do I get to ski. It is necessary for the international airport in Bishkek (a capital of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan) fly. Asia Adventures staff will meet you at airport and transfer to Hotel Mountain (50 km., 1 hour) meet.
The tour costs from $ 3500 / person with the group of 15 people.
• Meeting at the airport and all transfers according to the program;
• Accommodation in double rooms in hotels of 3 * and higher in Bishkek and in the mountains of skiing base Kashka-Su (additional costs for accommodation, SGL - $ 100);
• Helicopter flights for 10 flight hours;
• 3 times food;
• 2 mountain guides.
The standard lunch menu: hot beef or chicken broth, cold boiled meat or chicken, sausage, cheese, smoked meats, tomatoes, pickles, biscuits, chocolate, sweets, tea, coffee, mineral water, apples, oranges.
Accommodation. Usually base hotel for the program is mountain skiing base "Kashka-Su" on the picturesque mountain gorge 35 km from Bishkek at a height of 1700 m above sea level Accommodation in double, triple of mountain cabins, shower and toilet is on one floor of the cabin. There are dinner hall with fireplace, sauna, ice rink, two seats rope way to the ski area of 1500 m on the base. Helicopter is in the area of the base. You can also live in the hotels of Bishkek, but in this case every day you should helicopter with the car (provided by our company). 40-50 minutes, depending on road conditions An additional cost for them is 90USD/person. Last day in Bishkek heliskiers place in "Asia Mountains" hotel.
Snow and weather condition. Snow condition allows providing heliskiing / heli-boarding programs for the period from the second half of January to end of March. Usually snow depth is 1.5 - 2 m early ski season. Everywhere snow is soft, fresh and fluffy. For mid-March and April snow is spring, but also at this time on some snowy slopes you can enjoy soft and fluffy snow. The temperature is in the ski resorts and is subject to -5 oC-15oC
We use "Mi-8 MTB" helicopter, made in Russia. Maximum group size is 16 people with ski gear. Pilots have 15-18 years of flying experience, well know Heliskiing areas and features of flights to the mountains. A group of at least two guides accompanied. It is necessary rescue equipment, GPS.
Program in the event of bad weather. In case of inclement weather, guests may ski or be accompanied by guides on mountain skiing base. We can also guide to Bishkek city where you can have entertainment as you want: museums, restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs.
Ski equipment. Skiers (snowboarders) should have all the necessary equipment and clothing for heli-skiing programs, including avalanche beacons ("beeper"), avalanches and avalanche shovel holes. It is possible to rent equipment from pre-ordered requests.
Insurance is required for skiers with the amount of 15 thousand USD in the event of accident or injury to health.
Flight warranty and refund. The company guarantees you 10 hours (including fly up / out of helicopters Bishkek - base - Bishkek - 1.5 hours). It allows the execution of up to 15-18 km vertical downhill. If in the event of bad weather, the flight time is less than 10 hours we will return you $ 2,800 per flight hour missed.
Guaranteed after 10 hours. If the group wants to continue the program, an additional payment will be $ 2,800 for each additional hour flight.
Age limits. Minimum age for heliskiing / snowboarding - 18 years, but it can be up to 14, if the child be accompanied by parents.
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