There is a certain difference between just skiing and making the best of skiing. For example, some ski fans prefer taking the highest points possible to ski down from. How do they make it? Definitely by heli-skiing!
Helicopter makes it possible to reach the greatest peaks in almost no time and enjoy skiing from there. In Kyrgyzstan, heli-skiing is pretty popular and this is the only way to make it to the virgin peaks of the mountains.
The destination, which is visited the most often, is Suusamyr valley. It is located at the very center of Tian Shan mountain range, because of which they also call it the Heart of Celestials! The height of the peaks reach up to 4500 meters, which means the REAL rush of adrenaline through this skiing experience!
Wishing everyone to have a great day, I will go on to the next destinations for winter breaks. Make sure you put a bookmark here as well, because it really is worth visiting!
So, welcome to Orlovka ski base, which is located at the attitude of more than 1900 meters! This is one of nicest places to go for winter activities. It is also one of the closest ones to the Bishkek city, which makes it comfortable for locals and the tourists, who came to the capital of the country.
Just like any other standart ski bases, Orlovka has its own rentals for those, who came without necessary equipments, the cable cars to get up to the highest peak and observe the beauty above.
Orlovka is also called as a recreational center, because this is the place where people can not only ski or enjoy snowboarding, but also relax in the cozy cafes, trying variety of international dishes!
Thanks to the richness of Kyrgyzstan in mountains, Karakol ski resort in Issyk Kul is not the only place to be discussed about skiing.
Not that far from Bishkek city, there is a beautiful recreational complex, called Kashka Suu. Located among the mountains and hills, this place can be visited all year round. In summer as a cool destination to escape from the city’s stuffy atmosphere and in winter it is a beautiful winter wonderland.
There is also the ski lift, which can take you high up the mountain peaks so you can start skiing from there or just to observe the region from high above. Besides skiing, people also go for snowboarding in winter.
The whole day is actually enough for you to enjoy Kashka Suu if you live in the territory of Bishkek. However, if you come from further regions, then you may want to stay there overnight. This is also taken care of by the cozy cottages and cabins with all facilities.
Let me ask you whether or not this winter was interesting and full of adventures this year. If the answer is yes, then I can only be happy for you sincerely. If not then, I still think I have pretty much time to congratulate you anyways – we have almost 3 more weeks of winter!
Even though it seems like spring in Kyrgyzstan at the moment, the majestic mountains are still full of snow and winter spirit. It means that you can still go for some winter activities with your dear ones together. Why not to give yourself a chance to be fully relaxed and happy!
Where I advise you to go is the ski bases of Kyrgyzstan. There are plenty of them in almost all provinces, however, number one recommendation would be Karakol ski resort, which is located in Issyk Kul province. This place is famous not only within the country, but also to the people abroad.
There is something you should definitely try in case you travel to Kyrgyzstan: do go for ice skating! It is true that nowadays even any small city has some skating rinks but they are usually indoor ones.
As you figures, I am offering the great ice skating experience on the open air rink! Just grab your skates and head towards “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”! It is one of those awesome places in Kyrgyzstan, which offer a huge area for real ice period!
The “cabin” has already become one of the most favorite destinations of families, friends and colleagues to go and have amazing holidays. The nature around is enchanting and makes the one return there again and again!
Kyrgyzstan’s beauty not only enchants the visitor, but also has some healing effects in itself. For instance, the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, about which we talked about last time, is visited by tourists and locals not only for beach parties in summer, but also for health improvement reasons.
Issyk Kul lake is one of the biggest recreational areas in the country. It is very rich spa resorts, which provide the best procedures for the person’s health and relaxation. Acupuncture, mud treatments, variety of therapies are all included in the resorts of Issyk Kul area.
Not only the resorts’ treatments, but also the nature itself is so healing. The peaceful lake, its pristine, sky blue water and the majestic glaciers on the background are all what make the nature breathtakingly enchanting and healing to souls…
Just like every country, Kyrgyzstan has a special treasure to be proud of. It is actually not the only one there is in the country but the most important and famous one. It is the second largest alpine lake in the whole world after the lake Titikaka – Issyk Kul.
The lake is located at the attitude of over 1600 meters above sea level, in the province under the same name, Issyk Kul. Its enormous size makes the lake look like a sea. There are more than 80 types of fish species in the lake.
There is a fact, which makes the lake a bit mysterious, that is there are some rivers that flow into the lake, but none which flows out of it. However, this does not affect the water level at all.
The beauty of the lake itself and the nature around decorated with glaciers, green trees and sunny beaches attract so many tourists from variety of countries for summer vacations.
If you got the chance to visit Kyrgyzstan, there is one activity, which goes to the “must-do” list, and that is a breathtaking experience – river rafting!
Since the country is rich with rivers flowing from the high glaciers, there is every single chance to have one of the best rafting experiences. The most famous of those rivers are Chon-Kemin, Naryn, Chu and Chatkal.
The season of rafting usually starts from mid-spring and can continue till October according to the weather conditions. The period may vary up to the temperature; it may last for longer in good weather conditions or finish earlier than usual if winter starts early.
Rivers are so unpredictable, that will give adrenaline rush to any sportsman. There are both peaceful and calm flows and unexpected and rapid turns on the way! This is what makes river rafting the experience of a lifetime to many people…
A little break after such extreme activity is important of course. However, if sitting at home doing nothing sounds boring, then there is another perfect option, with the help of which you can shoot two rabbits with one shot: relax and enjoy the free time all in once. Go for fishing, this is what I mean!
In Kyrgyzstan it is not hard at all to organize such activity. There are more than enough rivers that are rich with variety of fish species. The most famous ones among them are Chon-Kemin, Susamyr and The Red River.
The rivers are located not that far from Bishkek, approximately from 60-200 kilometers from the capital. Most prefer going for fishing in spring, since that time the water level increases and so does the amount of fish in the water. It is also preferable to start the activity earlier, when fishies are all hungry.
They sometimes compare skiing with flying because of the speed during the process and the adrenaline that people get at the moment of skiing. There is no way but to agree with them, but have you ever thought about getting more of that excitement? How about doubling the amount of adrenaline from skiing? Here is how we do it – we will go for heli-skiing!
This is the only activity, which would match with the description above literally. Imagine flying for real above the majestic mountains full of glaciers, enjoy the view as much as you can, fill yourself with energy and jump right from the helicopter down to the smooth snow-way and continue flying on Earth! There will be no words to describe the emotions when you have got the wind beneath your wings more than usual!
All of these can be realized at the very place that I introduced you last time – at Karakol. It is the easiest thing to organize that type of trip: all you need to do is to choose the suitable time with travel agencies, gather your friends or family and let the adventures get started! http://www.adventuretravel.ru/travels/eng/heliskiing/kyrg_heli.htm