For a ski trip with a difference travel to picturesque Kyrgyzstan where mountain ranges, lush green valleys and stunning blue lakes dominate the landscape. Discover the lonely Burana Tower, and explore the pretty market town of Karakol. Escape the crowds in the Alps and ski in the Central Tien Shan mountains - a truly unique experience. Ths 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.
Fly to Bishkek via Istanbul.
Arrive in Bishkek and meet your guide and transfer to Lake Issy-Kul, the second largest Alpine lake in the world. En-route visit the minaret known as Burana Tower, site of the medieval city of Balasagyn before arriving in Cholpon Ata.
After breakfast drive along the shores of Lake Issy-Kul to Karakol. Visit the Chinese-style Dungan Mosque and the Russian Trinity Church before heading to the resort at the Karakol ski base. (B)
Head to the top of the mountain and start your exploration of some of the quietest slopes you will find, with spectacular views over Lake Issy-Kul and across the Tien Shan Mountains. (B)
Continue exploring the empty slopes, or head off-piste into the powder. (B)
After two full days on piste you'll have expert knowledge of the 20 kms of slopes to make the most of your last day. Or the more adventurous could arrange a day heli-skiing in the high Tien Shan mountains. (B)
Drive along the shore of Lake Issy-Kul back to Bishkek for your final night and farewell dinner. (B,D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)
8 day tour, from £1660 per person
- Return flighs with Turkish Airways via Istanbul
- All airport taxes
- Accommodation as stated with breakfast
- Meal as specfied (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- All transfers and transportation throughout
- Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
- Entrance fees on sightseeing tours
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Ski equipment - $10 to $20 per day
- Ski pass - $10 to $20 per day