One of the most snowy region of Kyrgyzstan
Key information about Arslanbob
- Ski Backcountry
- Jalal-Abad Region
- November - April
- 1750 m - 3500 m
The village of Arslanbob is unique. It is located in Jalal Abad Oblast, on the foothills of the "Ferghana" mountain range. This village is well known for its original walnut forests, but also for its rich nature, clean air and surrounding mountains. The population is predominantly of Uzbek origin, which makes it another peculiarity.
The Community based on tourism (CBT) of Arslanbob was the first regional community attracting skitourers and backcountry skiers. The community offers the accommodation and the food, the logistic and some guides have today get enough experience to accompaign you to the mountain side.
Perfect snow and wide possibilities
The climate in Arslanbob is particularly snowy. The clouds come from the south, and blocked by the Babash Ata massif (4428m.). The mountains surround the village with long meadows. At the end of the day, when we return to the village, we will ski through the walnut forest. The snowfall is abundant and the layers can reach 2 meters of snow. In the spring, it is possible to pitch the tents on the pastures, and to ski at the CBT pass until the end of April.
The information provided by the avalanche bulletin serves as a basis for the user’s own evaluation. It does not replace an autonomous assessment of the situation in each given locality.
- Avalanche danger rating
- Unstable situation indications
- Recent avalanche activity
- Altitude range
- Snow type
- Bulletin date
Prices and services are regularly updated, they are presented for information only.
Transfer from Bishkek5-7 pax
Where to sleep
NGO "Relict Forests" homestays
The Arslanbob CBT association, which bears the NGO name "Relict Forest", offers accommodation in the homes of members of this ecotourism association.
The level of service is rated in edelweiss, from 1 to 3 edelweiss. 1 edelweiss is given to traditional houses with outdoor toilets. Houses with 2 edelweiss have indoor toilets. With 3 edelweiss, you can wash your clothes in a washing machine.
The quickest way to get to the village is by taxi or bus from Jalalabad or from the crossroads to the village of Sovetskoe.