Snowshoeing Adventure Around Issyk Kul Lake

For those who love winter hikes!

We will make an unforgettable trip around Lake Issyk-Kul. Let's get acquainted with the culture of the Kyrgyz people, as well as their customs and traditions. And, of course, we will take many walks in the beautiful Kyrgyz nature. We will start our adventure on the northern shore, and finish on the southern one. We will visit not only natural parks and nature reserves, but also cultural attractions of our country.

Embrace the winter wonderland

This program will be adapted considering your wishes. We can make accent on horseback riding or skiing or snowshoeing, or just hiking.

7 Days โ€ข Winter tours โ€ข Kyrgyzstan

  • 2 people: $1,520

  • 3 people: $1,170

  • 4 people: $990

  • 5 people: $880

  • 6 people: $810

  • 7 people: $760

  • 8 people: $720

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                                Bishkek - Chong Kemin
    Skitouring or snowshoeing in Chunkurchak, and overnight in Chong Kemin
    Bishkek - Chong Kemin

    Today you will enjoy the pittoresque road linking the high plateau of Chunkurchak where you can enjoy an half-day hiking with snowshoes or ski-touring. In the end of the afternoon, you will drive to the National Parc of Chong Kemin. Overnight and dinner in a local family house.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    170 km
    600 m
    500 m

                                Chong Kemin - Chong Kemin
    Backcountry skiing or snowshoeing in the Chong Kemin National Park
    Chong Kemin - Chong Kemin

    Today you will be able to feel like a Kyrgyz Nomad because you will have a horse that you can ride to higher grounds. You will be able to ski different slopes and get many runs in today. But you can also choose to snowshoe on forest road. Lunch will be had in the mountains with the horseman and your guide. After a full day of horseback riding and touring you will head back to your guesthouse and share dinner with the shepherds family that you are being hosted by.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    10 km
    1000 m
    1000 m

                                Chong Kemin - Karakol
    Through the beautiful canyons Konorchek and hot springs to Karakol
    Chong Kemin - Karakol

    In the early morning, we will start our trip to Karakol. On the way, we will visit the Konorchek canyons which are very beautiful in winter. After that, we have lunch in Tamchy village in CBT. After lunch, we have a good possibility to see petroglyphs in Ornok. Dinner in Karakol. We will try Hogo in Dungan cuisine.

    Overnight in a cosy guest house
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    303 km
    210 m
    210 m

                                Karakol - Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley)
    Hiking day in Kashka Suu gorge to the Hot springs
    Karakol - Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley)

    Early in the morning we leave Karakol and go to the Kashka-Suu gorge to start our walk to the hot springs. At the end of the day, after the hot springs, we will go to Chon-Kyzyl Suu to our warm and cozy yurt camp Ak-Tash, where we will spend the night.

    Overnight stay in a yurt or Kyzyl-Suu house
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    85 km
    400 m
    400 m

                                Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley) - Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley)
    Winter day hiking into the Chong Kyzyl Suu valley
    Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley) - Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley)

    In the morning, we walk from lower part of forest till the geo-physical and meteorological station of Chong Kyzyl Suu. We follow a forestry dirty road, in a narrow gorge. Then, the gorge widens and we cross some meadows before arriving at the station built in 1948. After a picnic, we go back down the valley by the same path as in the morning, to the hot springs located halfway. After our bath, our vehicle is waiting for us to return to the bottom of the valley.

    Depending on the season, you can stay overnight in the village of Kyzyl-Suu.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    16 km
    450 m
    450 m

                                Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley) - Kochkor
    Along the South shore of Issyk-Kul lake to Kochkor
    Ak-Tash (Chong Kyzyl Suu valley) - Kochkor

    We are going on a trip along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. We will visit the golden eagle show, the yurt show, and also take a walk along the shore of our beautiful lake.

    Accommodation in a guest house
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    230 km
    330 m
    330 m

                                Kochkor - Bishkek
    Transfer from Kochkor Village to Bishkek City
    Kochkor - Bishkek

    After a nice breakfast, you will pack your bags and make your way to Bishkek. The first stop along the way will be the artificial lake Orto Tokoi and then Issyk Kul lake. The road will follow through the Boom canyon and in no time you will be in Bishkek. If you wish you have the option to have a 3-hour hike though the Kyzyl Terek Canyon, visit Burana Tower, white water rafting in the Chuy river, or visiting the hot springs in Issyk-Ata. Once you arrive in Bishkek you will be able to have a walk through the city and see some of the many highlights of Bishkek. Overnight in a guesthouse in Bishkek.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    200 km
    800 m

    Great team here, they know how to take care of you. Very humble and friendly. We spent a week in southern part and they managed it really well. The place in Bishkek is great, on a quiet street but not too far from centre. Very impressed and will highly recommend.

    Ankur Saxena

    The white paradise of the powder skier! skis less than 100 on the skate do not! what a change of scenery in this immaculate universe. Thanks to the excellence of our Lyda and Stas Guides, the discovery of their sometimes tricky mountains, the immersion in their culture, happened naturally. I would have stayed there longer!


    On your way


    What is included

    • All transportation in a private vehicle

    • All airport transfers

    • Accommodation as described in the program

    • Meals (3 per day)

    • Bottled water (when possible) & tea

    • English-speaking trekking guide

    • Pack horses with saddle bags & horsemen

    • Camping & cooking equipment (tents, mats, gas, stove, etc)

    • All the activities listed in the program

    • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

    • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

    • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

    • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

    • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

    What is not included

    • International flights

    • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

    • Travel & repatriation insurance

    • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks

    • Personal expenses

    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

    • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

    • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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