February 20, 2017

Best places to Helicopter Ski in Central Asia

If an individual is looking for an adrenalin rush vacation, helicopter skiing is an impressive manner through which lovers of skiing break free from the usual constraints and go skiing out of the ordinary routines. Kyrgyzstan, a country that is located west of China, in Central Asia has a lot of mountains that are suitable for heli-skiing. It is a peaceful home for the Pamir mountain system and the Tien Shan Mountains. 90% of the country is covered by mountains with 40% of the country measuring over 3000 meters, and it contains high peaks measuring 7000+ meters.

Helicopter skiing in this beautiful country is offered between the months November and May, but this is dependent on the areas one wants to do helicopter ski. 3000 meters-4500 meters are the average skiing altitudes. Suusamyr and Karakol are the popular destinations for heli-skiing.

HELI-SKIING IN KARAKOL, KYRGYZSTAN

Karakol is located next to Lake Issyk Kul. It has an area of 6,236KM2, and it rests at an angle of 1600 Meters. The lake is encompassed by many layers of snowcapped mountains. Just within these mountain ranges, the skiers tackle the Terskei-Alatoo Mountains slopes. Helicopter skiing in this destination is available between the months of November and May where the snow reaches a depth of approximately 2 meters.

HELI-SKIING IN SUUSAMYR, KYRGYZSTAN

Suusamyr, a valley located 130KM from Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is well-known for the natural beauty present on the land and the quality helicopter skiing options. In the north, we have Kyrgyz Ala-Too Mountain Range, and to the south of Suusamyr, we have Suusamyr-Too Mountain Range. The two sandwich immaculate slopes of Suusamyr. The Valley sits at an elevation of 2000 meters to 2600 meters. Helicopter skiing Suusamyr Mountains is memorable since it has a wide variety of slopes and descents.

The best of helicopter skiing in the whole of Central Asia can be experienced in Kyrgyzstan. There is not only good quality snow but also outstanding scenery and virgin slopes.

Photos from sources: unofficialnetworks.com, ak-sai.com, bestskitrip.wordpress.com

21 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2020:

Guided expedition to Khan Tengri Peak 2020

In 2019 we will run 2 expeditions to great Khan Tengri peak: via the Northern ridge (26 July-15 August 2019) and via the Western ridge (4-24 August 2-19). Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of th ...

From 
$2950
The tour price is 2950 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
14 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2020:

Trek to Glacier Hopping

This trek starts in the At Jailoo Gorge, an amazingly beautiful place, and ends at South Inylchek Base Camp, taking approximately 1 week. From the base camp you'll get stunning views of Nans ...

From 
$2540
The tour price is 2540 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
14 days
Guaranteed!
i
Fixed dates for 2020:

Hike in the Tien Shan: 2 Weeks Tour

The trip we offer you below is a light version of program "To the heart of Tien Shan" and trip to Son-Kul lake. It begins in Bishkek, the capitals city of Kyrgyzstan. By a driven car you are ...

From 
$2720
The tour price is 2720 USD. The price doesn't depend on the amount of people in a group. The tour will be fulfilled even if only one person buy it.
More info
3 days

Most Dangerous White Water Rafting: Karkara River, Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan

The Karkara River flows along the foothills of the Central Tien Shan Mountains 280 km from Almaty. The Karkara winds through picturesque alpine meadows at an altitude of 2,200 m. You will be ...

From 
$5080
More info
5 days

Architectural Tour to Azerbaijan

Architecture is a system of buildings and structures that forms the space and environment for human life and activity. This is the art of creating buildings and facilities in accordance with ...

From 
$345
More info
6 days

Winter adventures in Kyrgyzstan

The city of Karakol offers its guests a wide selection of winter recreation and active entertainment in the mountains. For your convenience and budget, a flexible program is provided in whic ...

From 
$795
More info
14 days

Combined active tour in Kyrgyzstan

We invite you to take a part in active tour around Kyrgyzstan! Two weeks of Horseback riding in Chon Kemin Valley, Helicopter flight from Karkara valley to Base Camp South Inylchek, Trekking ...

From 
$
More info