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Heli ski and heli board in Central Asia, Western Tien Shan. 8 days.

Region: Western Tien Shan (Ugam, Pskem and Chatkal ranges), Central Asia, Uzbekistan
Activity: heli skiing and heli boarding, 7 nights at hotels.
Trip Category: regular
Difficulty: medium to challenge, need of special skill and gear. Kids from 18 years are allowed (14-17 y.o. with parents only).
Dates available for the moment:

#1 January 24 - 31-
#2 January 31 - February, 07 -
#4 February 07 - 14 -
#5 February 14 - 21-
#6 February 21 - 28-
#7 February, 28 - March, 07-
#8 March 07 - 14-
#9 March 14 - 21 -

Legend: "+" - booking is possible; "-" - the tour is full booked (NOTE: space might be available later due to cancellations etc.)

     Heli ski tour takes place in the mountains of Western Tien Shan in Central Asia, Uzbekistan (Ugam, Pskem and Chatkal ranges) which are only 100 km far from Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan at the altitude from 2500 to 4200 m above sea level. Amplitude drop to downhill is up to 2 km and the downhills are up to 10 km long. Group accommodation and helicopter base is situated in the popular local ski resort "Chimgan".
     The following features distinguish Western Tien Shan from other international centres of heliskiing (Canada, Himalayas, Alaska, New Zeeland, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and others):

  • stable sunny weather
  • deep powder snow
  • super comfortable temperatures for skiing
  • world's best prices for 30-km package

Getting there and away. Tashkent International airport accepts all types of aircraft from many countries of the world - more than any other in Central Asia. You will be met by our representatives at the airport and taken to Chimgan (90 km; 1,5-2 hrs drive) where you will have a rest at the hotel.

Accommodation. Usually, the basic hotel for the program is "Charvak Oromgohi" 3*, which is situated at the picturesque shore of Charvak water reserve. It has the modern apartments and infrastructure - all corresponding to the European standard. The helicopter base is situated close to the hotel. Also there is an option (especially for groups) to accommodate in other hotels like "Archa" in Chimgan mountains or "Beldersay" 3* in Beldersai gorge. But in this case it will take from 30 to 40 min to get to the helicopter by car (that we shall provide for you), depending on the place of accommodation and road condition.

Special terms and conditions for this tour and additional information (please read it carefully!)

Brief description of the routes

Chatkal range
Point Region / reference Altitude difference start/finish points of descent, m. Δh, m Length, km.
1 Big Chimgan 3300 - 1700 1600 6
1a Crest of Chimgan 2200 - 1700 500 3
2 Akkul 2890 - 2000 900 6
3 Kyzylnura 3300 - 2400 900 6
4 Aktahta natural boundary 3320 - 2200 1100 5
5 Turasai Akbulak 3200 - 2300 900 6
6 Davan pass 3150 - 2300 850 7
7 Muz Ter pass 3450 - 2300 1150 6
8 Peak 3504 3500 - 2300 1200 6
9 Unnamed pass 3800 - 2500 1300 4
10 Peak 3582 3500 - 2500 1000 5
11 Peak 3582 3500 - 2500 1000 5

 

Pskem range
Point Region / reference Altitude difference start/finish points of descent, m. Δh, m Length, km.
1 Padyr pass 3200 - 1700 1500 8
2 Padyr pass 3300 - 1700 1600 7
3 Kaptarkumysh 3350 - 1600 1700 8
4 Pskemsai 3000 - 2000 1000 6
5 Pskemsai 3600 - 2000 1600 6
6 Ikhanch 3000 - 2300 700 5
7 Oygaing 3400 - 2300 1100 6
8 Oygaing 3400 - 2300 1100 6
9 Barkraksai 4000 - 3000 1000 8
10 Barkraksai 3800 - 3000 800 6
11 Barkraksai 3900 - 3000 900 6
12 Akkapchagai 3900 - 2900 1000 5

Itinerary.

Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Meeting at airport. Transfer to Chimgan village. Hotel accommodation.
Days 2-6 Heliskiing. Hotel accommodation.
Day 7 Skiing. After lunch - transfer to Tashkent. Farewell dinner. Hotel accommodation 4*.
Day 8 Transfer to airport. Departure.

 

The standard daily schedule.

08:00 Wake up
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Getting out to helipad
09:30 Departure towards heliskiing region
10:00 13:00 Heliskiing program
13:00 14:00 Lunch and rest
14:00 16:00  Continue heliskiing
16:30 Return to the hotel. Rest
19:00 Supper
20:00 Bar, disco

Note. The itinerary and schedule of above are draft and can be changed to meet weather, your special wishes, etc.

Cost: (full package, no group size limit!): for an offer

Included: Meeting and transfers in Tashkent, all permits and local fees, **** DBL BB accommodation in Tashkent ("Markaziy" or the like) for 1 night and *** DBL FB on the shore of Charvak water reserve ("Charvak Oromgohi"), all the transfers according to the program, food - 3 times a day on the active part (lunch box on skiing), 2 guides (one is avalance expert) and programme co-ordinator service, helicopter rental for getting to/from the area, idle time and 8 hrs active flight time.

Not included: Visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items, insurance.

Options. Visa support, extra nights in Tashkent, SGL accommodation, lake view room in Chimgan, gear rental (including rescue set - bipper, avalance shovel, avalance probe), extra excursions, sauna, massage, disco, table tennis, additional skiing programme (ski resorts with ski lifts).

Central Asia, Western Tien Shan. Heli ski area.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan mountains- heli ski paradize!
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. The team abord the chopper.
The team aboard.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Chopper ready to disembark boarders.
Helicopter is ready to disembark boarders.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan. Heliskiing. Good luck to the team!
Good luck!
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. The start of the descent.
Let go!
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Boarders on the slope.
Boarders on the slope.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan.  Heli ski. The skier on the slope.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan.  Heli skiing. The skier on the slope.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Skiers on the slope.
Skiers on the slope.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Chopper waiting for the team.
Helicopter is waiting for the team.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Lunch break.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Lunch break.
Lunch break.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. End of the descent.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Wait for the chopper..
End of the descent.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. The chopper is landing.
The chopper is landing to pick the boarders.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Boarders wait fo embarkation.
Boarders are ready for embarkation.
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Embarkation on chopper..
Embarkation after heliskiing.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Typical slope.
Slopes in Chimgan area, Western Tien Shan.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heliskiing. Steep slope.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing.  Gentle slope.
Typical suitable for heli skiing slopes in Western Tien Shan
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Pskem range slopes.
Minzhilki pass (Pskem Range), near Padar pass.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Pskem range.
Slopes near Padyr pass.
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Pskem range.
Minzhilki pass (opposite to Padyr pass slope)
Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli ski. Arashan hot spa.
It is worth after heli ski to try wild hot Arashan spa on Angren Plateau...
Central Asia, Western Tien Shan, Uzbekistan. Heli skiing. Well done!
Well done, guys!
 
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