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A Skier's Delight: Exploring the Magnificent Mountains of Chon-Kemin

As one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan, Chon-Kemin Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a rewarding and challenging winter ski adventure. Standing 6,562 feet to 11,483 feet above sea level, the area is abundant with stunning slopes and conifer forests, all of which are overwhelmingly gorgeous when covered in a tranquil blanket of snow. The ski season is best from December to March.

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  • Enjoy five amazing days of backcountry skiing in Chon-Kemin Valley
  • Explore stunning mountainous landscapes
  • Experiment with new culinary traditions in Bishkek’s best restaurants
  • Spend several winter nights in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt
 
Starting at
$5,400
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Meet our team in the airport and allow us to transfer you to your lovely hotel in Bishkek - we recommend the Hyatt Regency Bishkek or Asia Mountains. If you arrive early, take a city tour with stops at sites including Victory Square, the State Circus Building, the Opera House, the National History Museum and Old Square. Then, dine in one of Bishkek’s best restaurants before retiring to your hotel for a peaceful night.

Day 2

Enjoy a light breakfast and then transfer to stunning Chon-Kemin. Just a two-hour drive away, the heart of Chon-Kemin provides an awe inspiring and remote hideaway from the rest of the world. After taking in your new surroundings, enjoy a provided meal in your traditional Kyrgyz yurt, your home-away-from-home for the next few days.

Day 4

After breakfast, continue your backcountry expedition. Try areas previously unexplored, being sure to take photographs to document both the magnificent scenery and your own mastery of the mountains. After several hours of winter fun, remove your skis and relax among the quiet trees, taking in the astounding openness and natural wonder surrounding you. Then, ski back to the yurt for dinner and rest.

Day 5

Once breakfast is finished, delay your ski adventure and instead, take a calming stroll around the yurt. Admire the snow-covered trees, the majestic mountains and the sweet animals living among the tranquil scenery. Then, strap on your skis and return to your favorite areas to further your mastery of the backcountry. As night falls, return to the yurt for a hot meal and a well-earned sleep.

Day 6

Rise early and enjoy your final day of challenging backcountry skiing. Later, transfer to your welcoming Bishkek hotel. Explore the culinary delights of the city by enjoying a traditional dinner in a local restaurant. Then, return to your warm hotel and relax for the night.

Day 7

If your flight does not depart until the evening, enjoy a final day of adventure in Bishkek. Return to favorite destinations or seek new areas for exploration: you do not want to miss any of the wonders this stunning city has to offer. Later, transfer to the airport, as it is time to head home or embark on your next expedition.

 

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Hyatt Regency Bishkek

Hyatt Regency Bishkek

This stunning, modern destination in the center of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek proudly holds the title of the only five-star hotel in the country. Within 35 minutes’ drive from the airport, this luxury hotel is surrounded by all of Bishkek’s sights of interest and history including The Museum of Fine Arts, Dubovy Park and the State Opera. What’s more, within the hotel, the facilities are first class. A range of 178 stylish rooms and suites are fitted with the latest amenities and guests can enjoy 24-hour concierge service for any and all their needs. Food lovers will be delighted by the range of cuisines, from authentic Mediterranean meals to laid-back barbecues by the pool. Meanwhile, the chic lobby bar and Opera Lounge are perfect spots for pre-dinner drinks or a romantic night cap. The comprehensive range of facilities on offer in the health club includes an outdoor pool, a spa with treatment rooms and a well-equipped gym so that guests can enjoy relaxation and reinvigoration during their stay.

 
 
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