Kyrgyzstan. Explore Central Asian Powder

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CBT Arslanbob

Meet up with Hayat Tarikov, a self taught skier and coordinator of Community Based Tourism (CBTA) Arslanbob, Jalal-abad region, Kyrgyzstan. This is the man who’s managing winter tourism on behalf of his community. On average his village is hosting about 60 tour skiers/ splitters every winter, a village which is surrounded by eleven peaks of 4.000+! Please contact Hayat and he will support you with transport and accommodation.

Contact details CBT Arslanbob
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40Tribes backcountry 

Is a collective of professional guides, founded by Ryan Koupal, working to promote a more innovative and adventurous edge to Kyrgyzstan’s community-based tourism industry. 40 Tribes operates a winter yurt from January-March, offering guided and self-guided ski tours, avalanche and ski mountaineering courses, as well as private booking options for independent guides. The traditional yurt is managed by 40 Tribes’ local partners, who prepare meals over the wood burning stove and make sure guests are properly styled out. The location offers immediate access to backdoor tree skiing and mellow descents, and is within a few hours touring time from surrounding summits which top out at 3700m and offer up everything from open pow fields and cruiser ridgelines to couloirs and technical descents.

Contact details 40 Tribes backcountry
Phone 1: +1 303 552 6034
Phone 2: +996 779 88 07 48 (phone KGZ)

If you are planning a trip to visit CBTA you should have a pitstop at Suusamyr skibase ak “First Central Asian freeride Base” owned by Kalibek Kadyr. This place offers boys toys like snowcats, snowdo’s from Switzerland and it even facilitates a heli platform to accommodate heli’s of partner companies. Kalibek is the first Kyrgyz spliboarder who can offer multiple tools to maximize your freeride experience in this beautiful Vally

Contact details Suusamyr freeride base
Phone 1: +99

Travel guide book: “Kyrgyzstan” by Michael Palin.

Plane Tickets:
– Aeroflot: return flight Amsterdam (via Moscow) to Bishkek: euro 650,-
– Turkish Airlines: return Amsterdam (via Istanbul) to Bishek: euro 620,-

Visa (obliged):
– the visa can be bought at arrival at the airport: $ 70,- (1 month valid)

Local currency:
– SOM: 1 euro = 64.8985 Kyrgyzstan soms (please refer to for the latest rates)

Hotels (in the guidebook):
In Bishkek are plenty hotels to stay cheap ones and expensive ones. Please bear in mind that the standards are different from European Hotels. We stayed in Bishkek at a nice please called Radison Guesthouse with a friendly owner:
– close to the city center
– nice courtyard with plenty of space to prepare for ski-tour expeditions
– usd 50,- per room per night (inc. breakfast)

– hitch hiking is very common in Kyrgyzstan
– Public transport called Machutka’s : Kygyzstan has a good regulated cheap public transport system.
– private driver: very efficient, more expensive but compared to European standard still verycheap, euro 30,- per day.
– taxi: there are plenty of cheap taxi’s in the capital Bishkek.

– Winterseason: lasting from December until April

– Places to ski: everywhere in the country!