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Tours-2013
 
White water rafting
 
Sayan Oka river rafting.  
Trekking, pass hopping, horse riding, skitouring & backcountry skiing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking.  
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Horse riding.  
"Altai-The Golden Mountains. Aktru". Trekking.  
"Wild Altai". Altai. Trekking or horse riding.  
"Baikal: The Pearl among the Mountains". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Buddha in the Valley of Hundred Springs". Siberia. Sayan. Trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kuznetskiy Alatau: The Land of the Lakes and Flowers". Siberia. Teahouse trekking, trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kodar: The Siberian Alps". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Almaty to Lake Issyk-Kul". North Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Alakel lake". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"All the Hot Springs". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Icy Giants of Central Tien Shan." Trekking.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
"Ak-Suu: The Asian Patagonia". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
Skitouring in Pamir
Mountaineering & climbing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking with climbing.  
"Khan Tengri - The Lord of the Sky". Central Tien Shan, climbing.  
Pobeda peak climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Marble Wall climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Two Summits: Marble Wall and Khan Tengri North climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Lenin peak climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin + Khan Tengri peaks climbing. Pamir and Tien Shan.  
Communism peak climbing. Pamir.  
Korjenevskoy peak climbing. Pamir.  
Two great summits: Communism and Korjenevskoy Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Muztag Ata and Koskulak peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin and Muztag Ata Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Climbing.  
"Big Walls of Pamir Alai". Pamir Alai, big wall climbing.  
Heliskiing
 
Heliskiing in Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan  
Heliskiing in Northern Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan  
Fishing
 
Lake Baikal fishing  
Altai rivers fishing  
Fishing in Kuznetski Alatau  
 
 
K2 Extreme: areas descriptions, fotoreports, useful info
 
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Ski touring (freeride) in Central Asia, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan. 14 days.

Region: Pamir, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Activity: skitouring, alpine skiing, freeride, 7 nights at hotels.
Trip Category: regular, fixed dates: April, 04-17; April, 17-30 and April, 30 - May, 14. Other dates are available by request in March-May.
Difficulty: easy to difficult, need of special skill and gear. Kids from 18 years are allowed (14-17 y.o. with parents only).

Best time: April - May

Itinerary

Day 1 Meeting at the airport, transfer to Bishkek (30 km). Hotel accommodation. Rest. Meeting with your guide, slideshow from the previous skiitouring trip. Preparation for your skiing trip. B/L/D
Day 2 Transfer to Suusamyr Valley which is situated on the main road from Bishkek to Osh town. Suusamyr alpine valley is located at the heart of Tien-Shan on the altitude of about 2200 m ASL. It is encircled by the snow summits some of which are 4500 m high. Steep forestless slopes make a very attractive landscapes for the ski freeriding and snowboarding. Today we are going to stay on the ski resort to get a little bit acclimatized and have a good time skiing on the slopes of Suusamyr. B/L/D
Day 3 Transfer to ancient Osh town. On the way we are going to have an excursion to another not less ancient town of Uzgen and visit its historical and architectural complex built in XI century. Overnight at the hotel in Osh. We can leave the sightseeing for later and have it on the way back. B/L/D
Day 4 In the morning we buy some foodstuff and then will be transferred to Taldyk pass. This night we will stay in local private house at the altitude of 2600 m. At this level there is no snow and the stay is very comfortable. You will always have a chance to warm up on the sun after snow descends. B/L/D
Days 5-8 Skiitouring. The ascent to Taldyk pass which is 3615 m ASL. We'll use the car and it will take us about 1,5 hrs to get to the top. While there, you may choose either to skiing from there or you may ascend to the neighbour summits which are up to 4000 m high using the snowshoes. You have more then 10 different slopes to choose from that ski down to Ak-Bosogo valley, you may also combine the descents with the ascents to the neighbour summits. The most wonderful thing is that whenever you descent you are always not far from the base camp. B/L/D
Day 9 Before lunch we'll still try the untouched slopes in Taldyk pass neighbourhood. After lunch we'll be transferred to Sary-Tash village in Alay Valley. Alay valley is an alpine valley which goes from the West to East on the altitudes from 2200 m up to 3500 m between Alay and Zaalay Ranges. The most part of it belongs to Kyzyl-Suu river basin. Alay valley is very picturesque. There are a lot of alpine pastures on it, the grass is very rich and tall especially on the eastern part meadows. The most stunning view is to the Zaalay Range which rises above the valley for 3000-3500 m. In April-May Alay valley in a good playground for ski tours. Overnight in the private house. B/L/D

Days 10-11 Ski touring in this area. You have a chance to reach the summits of 3500 m high. Ascents are done with the help of skis or snowshoes. The slopes of Alay ridge in this time are beautifully lightened up by the sun and still covered by snow, that’s why the descents on these slopes are very comfortable and the great views from Zaalay Range slopes onto the valley takes the breath away. B/L/D
Day 12 Transfer to Osh. Hotel accommodation. B/L/D
Day 13 From the very morning we start our Osh cititour, start from Uzbek mahalla (ethnic city district) racy streets and Ulukbek park which saved the atmosphere of the Soviet Union times. We will visit the eastern flee market and have the tour to the sacred Suleiman-Too mountain with it's famous cave museum. In the evening we take a flight to Bishkek. Accommodation at the hotel. B/L/D
Day 14 Transfer to airport. Departure from Bishkek. B.

Cost: please for an offer!

Included:
- Visa support and permits
- Meeting and seeing off at the airports in Bishkek and Osh
- Hotel accommodation in Bishkek 2 nights ***DBL BB
- hotel accommodation in Osh ***DBL BB 2 nights
- Accommodation in family houses as of above
- All the transportations as per the itinerary
- Flight from Osh to Bishkek
- FB during all the programme
- Experienced guide service

Not included:

- food and tents over base camp
- personal gear
- flights to/from Bishkek
- visa fees
- insurance (MANDATORY!) You need to have the insurance which covers free ride skiing up to 4500 m, rescue rangers support, 1st aid and helicopter evacuation at the least. Minimal coverage is $10,000.

Options:

- single supplement
- extra nights in Bishkek or Osh 50$ p/p per night
- changes of the program (extra fee may be applied)

Pamir. Skiing slope.
Pamir. Typical skiing slope.
Pamir. Skiers.
Skiers are climbing the slope.
Pamir. Boarders.
Boarders reached the start point!
Pamir. Skitouring. Boarder on the slope.
Let go!
Pamir. Skitouring. Skier on the slope.
Skier on the slope.
Pamir. Boarders on Taldyk pass.
Near Taldyk pass.
Pamir. Skitouring. Base camp.
Rest in Base Camp.
 
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