The Great Adventure through the Tien Shan

17 Days
Winter Sports

Kyrgyzstan

17 days with 10 days ride

We invite you to discover here to snowboard or ski on ranges of Kyrgyz Alatoo of Kungey Alatoo of Terskey Alatoo and At Bashi. This program allows to discover the back country.

Program

D 1 / Manas International Airport - Karion Zil Suluu Tor

Arrival at Manas airport, welcome by local guide. Transfer to the city center, rest in a guest house. At noon, transfer to the ski resort of Zil. All afternoon snowboarding. Night at Zil resort.

D 4 / Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort - Chong Kemin

Morning Ride in the resort. In the middle of the transfer to the National Park Chon-Kemin afternoon. Homestay accommodation. Preparation of material for radial outlets tomorrow. Overnight in Shepherd's homestay.

D 5 / Chong Kemin - Chong Kemin

Day of ride accompanied by horses saddles back and forth. Different level of slopes. Lunch in the mountain. Dinner and overnight in a shepherd's home, member of the CBT Chong Kemin association.

D 6 / Karakol - Ichke Jergez

Morning transfer to the village of Ichke-Jergez. Check out snowshoeing. In the afternoon, possibility of snowboarding. Overnight in yurt at 2700m.

D 7 / Ichke Jergez - Ichke Jergez

Morning exit. We climb up to 3200m. Direct descent to the village. Transfer to Karakol, hot bath, meal in a local restaurant. Overnight in guest house Khutorok.

D 8 / Day skiing in the ski resort of Karakol

On your skin or alpine style, you would be able to freeride or try the slope for special slalom, which was FIS conform. Every year a USSR cup was organised here. The Karakol's women were very quiet strong. After end of the sovietism, the base stayed without investment, and it was not more possible to keep the base in a good shape. Today, the base is open to tourists and they are mainly coming from Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan.
At the end of afternoon, driving back to Karakol. Overnight in our guesthouse.

D 9 / Karakol's ski resort, night in Bokonbaeva

Day riding at ski resort of Karakol. In the mid-afternoon, transfer to the village of Bokonbaeva, on the South shore of the great Issyk Kul's lake. Overnight in a homestay.

D 10 / Bokonbaeva to Tash Rabat

Early morning transfer to Tash-Rabat. We take the road that leads to China to go to Caravan Serail 14th century. Stop at Kochkor, center of the Kyrgyz handicraft. Accross the Dolon Pass, 3030m. Short visit of the city of Naryn and its bazar. In late afternoon arrival at Tash-Rabat. Visit of the caravanserai. Installation in the refuge or in yurt. Night and dinner at the shelter.

D 11 / Day skiing at Tash Rabat

Radial exit on snowshoes and downhill snowboarding. Our horse saddles will come with us. Back at the shelter. Opportunity to hunt wolves with the owner of refuge. Night and dinner at the shelter.

D 12 / Naryn city - Kochkor

Transfer to Kochkor. We take the same pass (Dolon Pass 3030m). Kochkor to arrival. Ride the neck, lift car, transfer 3-4 times on the pass. Downhill snowboard. Homestay accommodation. Overnight in guest house.

D 13 / Kochkor - Bishkek

Morning drive to Bishkek by the artificial lake Orto Tokoi and Lake Issyk Kul Then the road descends into the plains of Chuy through the canyon Boom. Arrival in Bishkek at noon. Visit of the capital. Overnight in guesthouse. (Optional: , walk in the Kyzyl Terek canyon (3 hours), visit the Burana Tower, rafting in the Chuy river or visit the hot springs in the valley Issyk Ata).

D 14 / Bishkek - Manas International Airport

Depending on your flight time, your guide will drive you from Bishkek to airport. Check-in. Flight back home or further.

(you're flying early in the morning or in the afternoon, your guide will stay with you and visit more places if time).

Map

Info

Include:
  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)
Remarks:

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit www.nomadsland.kg); passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.


Nomad’s Land Team

We tailor programs according to the weather conditions and the seasons. Some programs are combined with approaches on horseback or on foot. Base camps are diverse: permanent yurt camp east of Karakol, guest house in Chong Kemin and Arslanbob, shelters in Altyn Arashan and Chong Kyzyl Suu, yurts in Suusamyr. The choice of the guide will depend on the difficulty and the desired region. You can come with your guide, but we can also offer our Kyrgyz, Russian or Swiss guides.

Kyrgyzstan has 18 ski resorts. Most have a ski lift mechanics, often summary. We offer attractive programs to discover the best freeride spots.

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