Ski tour in walnut forest – Arslanbob, 7 days.

Description

Arslanbob is a unique place for skiing fans, located at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level.
It is located on the western spurs of the Fergana mountain range and it is famous, above all, for relict walnut-fruit forests.
Here, walnut forests are the largest in the world.

Discover beautiful Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan and its surroundings with this amazing 7-day ski touring program. Situated on the southwestern slopes of the Fergana range (Tian Shan), Arslanbob (1600m) will surprise you with its great snow conditions and wonderful landscapes. 

The area is also home to the largest walnut forest in the world. It has established itself as a hiking area and is now starting to develop as a ski touring area as well. Come discover this amazing spot before everybody else does!

Lots of snow, high elevation and slopes of up to 40-45 degrees make Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan perfect for ski touring. You’ll also enjoy the gorgeous landscapes, the friendly people and the typical architecture.

We can either meet at Bishkek (the capital and where most international flights land) or Osh, much closer to Arslanbob. Please check the extra information box below for more details.

This ski touring program starts right at the village. You’ll ascend for around 1000 meters. Then, you’ll enjoy incredible descents on steep slopes and through amazing forests.

Arslanbob is right at the spot where the cold air from the Tian Shan range meets the hot air from the Fergana plains. This leads to an incredible amount of soft and fluffy snow.

So come discover all this for yourself! Contact me and we’ll start planning for an adventure you will never forget. 

Fixed dates:
Feb 12 – Feb 18, 2021
Feb 19 – Feb 25, 2021
Feb 26 – March 04, 2021
Price: 650 USD

 

Program:
Day 1. Arrival at the airport of Osh. Our representative will meet you in the city of Osh.
Immediately we drive to Arslanbob. We will cover about 200 kilometers. On the way, we will have lunch in Jalal-Abad. You have the opportunity to taste the national cuisine. Accommodation in the guest house of local residents. Dinner at the guest house.

DAY 2. Today is our skitouring day. After breakfast we will prepare our gear and go on a journey to conquer the snowy hills. In between there will be stop for rest and lunch. Lunch boxes will be arranged in advance. After lunch we ride more and then go to the guest house for dinner.
Accommodation in the house of local residents.

DAY 3. Ski touring day. In the morning, after an ample breakfast, we set off to the skitouring site by vehicles. We will continue skiing and making cool descents on pristine snow. Full day of skitouring. We will finish the evening in the guest house with a well-cooked dinner. Overnight in the guest house.

DAY 4. Back to skis. You had a good rest in the evening and today it's time to get ready for a new adventure and make new descents on pristine slopes. The active day program of ascents and descends ends in the cozy guest house of local residents. In the evening we will have a delicious dinner.

DAY 5. The final skiing day. Today we have the final day of skiing. Let’s spend it for 100! Actively hiking, climbing the desired slopes, admiring the panoramic views, making crazy descents. Such a powder is only in Arslanbob. The southern region is warm and sunny! Farewell dinner and overnight in the guest house.

DAY 6. Transfer Arslanbob-Osh (200 km). After breakfast – transfer to Osh city. If desired, you can go to the sacred Suleiman Too Mountain, take a little walk around the city, visit the famous Osh Bazaar and buy souvenirs. Hotel accommodation.

DAY 7. Transfer to the airport. In the morning our driver will take you to the airport. End of
program. Bon Voyage!

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Meeting and seeing off at the airport
Transfer according the program
Accommodation in Arslanbob
Accommodation in Osh 1 night (double occupancy)
Meals full board
Accompanying guide for the entire program (for a group of 5 and more people – 2 guides)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare to and from Osh
Equipment rental
Single supplement
The cost of a visa and consular services
Personal expenses at the hotel: bar, international calls, etc.
Insurance
Any changes of the program

Experience: Not for beginners. You should have experience in skiing, off piste skiing.
Equipment: Skis for powder, recommended: 100mm underfoot, touring bindings or alpine bindings
with BCA adapters, skins. Split boards or snowshoes are required for snowboarders. Personal
avalanche safety equipment: floating bag (strongly recommended), beacon (must), shovel and
probe (must).
Recommendations: You should be strong and fit and feel comfortable for long walks with your
own backpack. Maximum altitude: 3800m. Ascents during the day 500-1500m above the sea level.

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