Ski-Tour in Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan, 7-8 days.

Ski-tour in Arslanbob

Best season: January, February, March

The largest unique walnut-tree forest in the world, lots of quite stable snow, elevations more than one kilometer and slopes up to 40-45 degrees – all that facts rightly about Arslanbob. This big village situated on southwestern slopes of Fergana range on altitude of 1600 m a.s.l.

Harmonious combination of great landscapes, welcoming and friendly people and oriental flavor of narrow streets and national style houses gives you the full scope of impressions from this place. 

The highest local mount – Boobash-Ata rises above the surroundings and reaches a height of 4430 meters. There are two waterfalls in Arslanbob. Stream of bigger one falls from altitude of 80 meters, another one located in village are smaller, about 25 meters.

A special microclimate of southern slopes, occurs from the separation of the Fergana ridge of the cold Tien-Shan air and the air of the hot plains of the Ferghana valley. An incredible amount of soft and fluffy snow accumulates on the mountain slopes. Ski-tour starts right from village and gives possibility to reach more than one kilometer of elevation. And descents along steep slopes of mountains as well as through relic forests will not leave anyone indifferent.

Itinerary for program Osh – Arslanbob - Osh:

Day 1. Airport of Osh city – Arslanbob village. Meeting with clients in airport of Osh. Then we’ll drive to Arslanbob village (about 4 hours, 200 km). After lunch in guesthouse we’ll check equipment, make briefing about avalanche safety and go ski-touring in walnut forest close to village.

Meal: Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Guesthouse.

Days 2 – 5. Ski-touring in surroundings of Arslanbob village. After breakfast, we will drive to start point of ski-tour or start right from guest house. Normally we will do one or more ascents and descents every day. Exact route will be chosen by guide according current weather, snow and client’s conditions. Lunch on slope (lunchbox).

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (lunchbox), Dinner. Accommodation: Guesthouse.

Day 6. Arslanbob village – Osh city. After breakfast, we will drive to Osh city (about 4 hours, 200 km). Lunch in café, then sightseeing of sacred mount of Sulaiman-Too, historical museum, bazaar. As an option, we can spend half day of ski-tour and arrive to Osh late evening.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel. 

Day 7. Osh city – Airport of Osh. Transfer to airport. End of the program.

Meal: Breakfast.

Price for program Osh – Arslanbob – Osh

• Group of 2 persons – USD 1250 per person

• Group of 3 persons – USD 1050 per person

• Group of 4 - 8 persons – USD 950 per person 

Itinerary for program Bishkek - Arslanbob - Osh:

This itinerary is very good for people who want to see a bit more of Kyrgyzstan or for those who prefer to fly to Bishkek. Way to Arslanbob village goes along road Bishkek – Osh and lets you see picturesque and very changeable landscapes. Road is quite long, about 600 km and goes through many mountain passes and serpentines, along rivers and valleys. It is quite long, in winter it could take about 12 hours. That is why we split it for two days. After ski-touring in Arslanbob we will go to Osh city, where we can visit sacred mount Sulaiman-Too, Historical museum and bazaar of Osh. Departure will be from Osh international airport.

Day 1. Manas international airport – Toktogul town. Meeting with clients in Manas international airport.  Driving to Toktogul town (about 5,5 hours, 290 km).  

Meal: Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Guesthouse.

Day 2. Toktogul town – Arslanbob village. After early breakfast, we start driving to Arslanbob (6 hours, 310 km).  After lunch in guesthouse we’ll check equipment, make briefing about avalanche safety and go ski-touring in walnut forest close to village. 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Guesthouse. 

Days 3 – 6. Ski-touring in surroundings of Arslanbob village. After breakfast, we will drive to start point of ski-tour or start right from guest house. Normally we will do one or more ascents and descents every day. Exact route will be chosen by guide according current weather, snow and client’s conditions. Lunch on slope (lunchbox).

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (lunchbox), Dinner. Accommodation: Guesthouse. 

Day 7. Arslanbob village – Osh city. After breakfast, we will drive to Osh city (about 4 hours, 200 km). Lunch in café, then sightseeing of sacred mount of Sulaiman-Too, historical museum, bazaar. As an option, we can spend half day of ski-tour and arrive to Osh late evening.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 8. Osh city – Airport of Osh. Transfer to airport. End of the program.

Meal: Breakfast.

Price for program Bishkek – Arslanbob – Osh

• Group of 2 persons – USD 1400 per person

• Group of 3 persons – USD 1100 per person

• Group of 4 persons – USD 1000 per person

• Group of 5 persons – USD 950 per person

• Group of 6 persons – USD 930 per person

• Group of 7 persons – USD 870 per person

• Group of 8 persons – USD 790 per person

Service included in program Osh – Arslanbob – Osh:

• Meeting and seeing of at the airport;

• All land transfers according program;

• Accommodation in hotel in Osh in twin room - 1 night;

• Accommodation in guest house in Arslanbob - 5 nights;

• Full board;

• Skiing guide during the whole program (for groups of 5 people - 2 guides);

• Radio communication;

• Ecological, entrance fees and permits.

Service included in program Bishkek – Arslanbob – Osh:

• Meeting and seeing of at the airports;

• All land transfers according program;

• Accommodation in guest house in Toktogul – 1 night;

• Accommodation in hotel in Osh in twin room - 1 night;

• Accommodation in guest house in Arslanbob - 5 nights;

• Full board;

• Guide fee (for groups of 5 people - 2 guides);

• Radio communication;

• Ecological, entrance fees and permits.

Not included:

• International air tickets;

• Insurance;

• Changes of a program;

• Drinks and food, which are not included in the menu of the program;

• Other personal expenses.

Conditions and notes:

• The guide reserve the right to make a choice on the slope selection in the area for a ski tour, depending on snow conditions and avalanche danger level.

• For this program, maximum group size is 4 persons per 1 guide. If you are larger group, the second guide will come with us.

• Tourists provide personal ski outfit for the program by themselves.

• All group members must have medical insurance (including helicopter evacuation) with a minimum coverage of USD 35 000.

List of necessary equipment:

• Skis with ski-tour bindings and skins or splitboard or snowshoes;

• Ski-poles;

• Helmet;

• Transceiver, probe, shovel;

• Backpack 20-35 liters with holdings for skis/snowboard;

• Warm skiing jacket and trousers;

• Warm gloves and a hat;

• Sunglasses;

• Ski goggles;

• Sunscreen SPF 25-50;

• Bottle for water 1 liter. 

Number of days: 8
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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