Example Itinerary

Skiing in At-Bashy Valley

Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Skiing
Destinations
Kyrgyzstan

Get ready for eight days of action as you head for At-Bashy Valley, home to some of the coldest winters in Kyrgyzstan. This gorgeous, verdant mountain region is used as pastureland in summer, and from December to March lures adrenaline-seekers to its snowy slopes. Take the scenic journey through Naryn and up to Acha-Kayindy Gorge, where the altitude varies from 7,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level. Here, you will make your camp in the traditional yurts of the Kyrgyz nomads who call this area home. Enjoy five days amid beautiful natural scenery and on the untouched steep slopes before heading back to civilization. Take the opportunity to explore the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek before heading onwards.

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Highlights

• Snow Sports: The backcountry slopes of the remote At-Bashy Valley are known for virgin peaks and dry, sugar-like snow.

• Great Outdoors: The At-Bashy Mountain Range extends over 100 miles, offering incredible views of snow-dusted pine forest, as well as steaming mineral hot springs - the perfect remedy to winter weather.

• Nomadic Culture: Traditional Kyrgyz yurts provide cozy and authentic accommodation in the most remote of destinations, with local hosts cooking up hearty Kyrgyz cuisine to warm you up on a cold night.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Naryn

Arrive in Bishkek to meet your guide who will whisk your overland by car to Naryn. On your five-hour drive, take the chance to stop and take pictures of the scenery. Check in at a local hotel and enjoy some traditional Kyrgyz food for dinner.

Hotel Options
About

A stay in the Khan Tengri Hotel is an experience of traditional Kyrgyz hospitality and style coupled with modern conveniences and features. In a safe and friendly district in quiet and pretty Naryn, the small, comfortable hotel enjoys sweeping views of the soaring mountains beyond.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 2

At-Bashy Valley

After breakfast you will set off for At-Bashy Valley. Your destination is Acha-Kaindy Gorge; familiarize yourself with the stunning scenery and prepare for your snowy adventure. Bed down in your cozy accommodation for the next few days - a traditional Kyrgyz yurt.

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About

Travelers in the At-Bashy Valley will have the unique opportunity to discover the incomparable beauty of the Kamandy high pastures - known locally as the jailoo and immerse themselves in Kyrgyz nature. The most authentic way to experience the pastures is to stay in a traditional nomadic yurt camp.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

At-Bashy Valley
At-Bashy Valley

Day 3

At-Bashy Valley

Rise early to hit the slopes around the valley and get acclimatized to your new playground of piste. Enjoy traditional Kyrgyz food, laid on three times a day, and after all the action, sleep comfortably beneath the stars.

Day 4

At-Bashy Valley

Continue your downhill adventure and make the most of the varied runs. If you are seeking a challenge, make for one of the many steep black runs of untouched powder.

At-Bashy Valley
At-Bashy Valley

Day 5

At-Bashy Valley

Today is your final full day skiing the backcountry of Kyrgyzstan in gorgeous At-Bashy Valley, so make it count. In the evening, enjoy a meal at your camp before a final night in your traditional yurt.

Day 6

Naryn

Spend the best part of the day skiing your final runs in At-Bashy before it is time to gather your belongings and head back to Naryn. This evening, check back into the hotel for dinner and a comfortable night’s sleep.

Hotel Options
About

A stay in the Khan Tengri Hotel is an experience of traditional Kyrgyz hospitality and style coupled with modern conveniences and features. In a safe and friendly district in quiet and pretty Naryn, the small, comfortable hotel enjoys sweeping views of the soaring mountains beyond.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Naryn
Naryn

Day 7

Bishkek

After breakfast, you will begin the journey back to Bishkek, the final stop on this Kyrgyz journey. Make stops on the way to take pictures of the gorgeous scenery and, on arrival, check in at your comfortable hotel.

Hotel Options
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This hotel is ideally situated in the center of Bishkek yet within a short driving distance from the international airport.

Services: The only five-star hotel in the country, the Hyatt Regency prides itself on world-class service, catering to guests’ every need, around the clock.

History: Since its opening, the Hyatt Regency has enjoyed a history of acclaim for its excellent quality including being twice named Kyrgyzstan's Best Hotel in the World Travel Awards.

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Hyatt Regency Bishkek Preferred Hotel
About

With excellent views of the capital and the Tien Shan mountains, the Sheraton Bishkek is comprised of deluxe rooms, plus junior, king and executive suites, some of which include club access. Rooms are furnished in a warm and homely classic style, with air-conditioning, writing desks, WiFi and terraces.

If our Preferred Hotel is unavailable, this accommodation is a reliable alternative and has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 8

Departure

Spend your remaining hours in Kyrgyzstan exploring its beautiful capital. Take a stroll around the city to see Victory Square, State Circus, Opera House, National History Museum, Philharmonic House and City Hall. When the time comes, you will be transferred to the airport, ready for your onward flight.

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