From  £1295
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Skiing in Central Asia
  • Explore less-visited pistes
  • Superb off-piste
  • Spend time in Almaty
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Ski Kazakhstan

8 Day Tour, from £1295 per person

Travel to the world's 9th largest country and explore the Silk Road history and first class ski slopes near Almaty in southern Kazakhstan.  Escape the crowds in Europe and explore wide pistes and uncharted off-piste areas - a truly unique experience.  This itinerary is tailor-made so if you'd prefer longer on the slopes or more time exploring the country please just ask your Regent Central Asia specialist.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Fly to Almaty
Fly to Almaty via Astana
DAY 2
Almaty to Shymbulak
Almaty to Shymbulak
Arrive in Almaty and meet your guide and transfer to the Shymbulak Ski Resort in the picturesque valley of Ile-Alatau at 2,510 metres. The resort offers a mixture of routes for all abilities - gentler slopes for beginners to longer runs for more advanced skiers. There is a half-pipe for the more acrobatic skiers and snowboarders, and the downhill and giant slalom tracks are of international standard. Shymbulak is also home to the world famous Medeo speed skating rink. (RO)
DAY 3
Shymbulak
Shymbulak
Spend the day exploring the ski area where the slopes are much quieter than in Europe and where the challenges are altogether different. For the very experienced the chairlifts reach the Talgar Pass at 3,163 metres. The resort itself has a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. (RO)
DAY 4
Shymbulak
Shymbulak
Take advantage of the excellent off-piste opportunities or continue carving the well-groomed pistes. Head up to the Talgar Pass (for the very experienced) and watch the Alpinist climbers ascend before you head down the precipitously steep descent. (RO)
DAY 5
Shymbulak
Shymbulak
Take some time off the slopes and put your skates on and head to the world-famous Medeo speed-skating rink - the highest in the world - or just make the most of your last day in the stunning Central Asian mountains. (RO)
DAY 6
SHYMBULAK TO ALMATY
SHYMBULAK TO ALMATY
After breakfast transfer back to Almaty, previously the capital of Kazakhstan. Join a group for a half-day city tour visiting the Central State Museum, Palace of the President, Green Bazaar and Paniflov Park amongst other sites. (RO)
DAY 7
Almaty
Almaty
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this fascinating city. (B)
DAY 8
Fly to the UK
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1295 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow with Air Astana via Astana
  • All airport taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Meal as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation throughout
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours
  • Admission to the Medeo ice rink

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Ski equipment and passes - $10 to $20 per day

Tour Route Map


  1. Kazakhstan, Almaty