Rivers of Tien Shan

11 Days
Winter Sports


11 days: hiking and discovering - four seasons

This global program allows you to visit Kyrgyzstan at any season of the year and has been adapted specifically for the winter time.


CBT Chon Kemin map

D 1 / Manas International Airport - Chong Kemin

Arrival by air in Bishkek. Meeting with your guide at Manas airport. Transfer to Bishkek. City tour in Bishkek, then transfer to Chong Kemin valley through the Burana tower. Night in homestay.

Hot Water Springs, Altyn Arashan

D 3 / Karakol - Altyn Arashan hot water springs

Half an hour transfer by vehicle to the alpine valley of Altyn Arashan. Then walk up to the hot springs where we will spend the night (4-5 hours walking, free time, swimming in the radon source) at 2600 m altitude. Overnight and meals in a shelter's home.

Jeti Oguz

D 5 / Karakol - Chong Kyzyl Suu meteo station

In the morning we take the road along the southern shore of Issyk Kul lake, then we assemble the Jeti Oguz valley, topped by the huge massif Oguz Bashi, which rises to over 5000 meters. Walk through the sanatorium park and around the red ocher cliffs. At noon we stop at the village of Kyzyl Suu to have our meals in a Kyrgyz family, who works at the geo-physical station of Chong Kyzyl Suu. The village of Kyzyl Suu was one of the last supply sites before attacking the long way through the Tien Shan to reach China. In the afternoon, we take the mountain road and we drive into the gorge of Chong Kyzyl Suu. As you wish, we spend free time swimming in the warm waters of Jeli Suu, or for walking at the foot of majestic mountains. Installation at the shelter, part of the geo-physical station of Chong Kyzyl Suu located at 2550 m. altitude. Meals and overnight at the shelter.
Options: visit the Ethnographic Museum of Orgochor; visit the village of Pakrovka (bazaar, church, beaches); visits to archaeological sites dating from the 8th century BC; Horse ride.

Glacier of the Chong Kyzyl Suu valley

D 6 / Hike to the Kashka Tor glacial lake

After breakfast, hiking into the direction of the Archa Toer pass. 3860 m. alt. The track is easy on an ancient dirty road made by geologist. One the West side, many cliffs of the Shakiratma mount, on the East side, the relief is less rugged with high pastures. Night and dinner in the same place. (2500 m).

During the summer, we can hike till the glacier's lake or into the Aïlama (Aylama, Ailama) gorge, on the foot of 4900 meters alt. peaks.

Sagimbay Bokonbaeva birds of prey

D 7 / Chong Kyzyl Suu meteo station - Kochkor

Today we drive by the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul (warm lake). On the way, visit a fantastic place calling "Skazka". Picnic by the lake then we visit at Bokonbaeva village with a famous hunter eagle. He tells us about his interesting life. In the afternoon arrival in Kochkor. Dinner at homestay in Kochkor.

Kyzart pass

D 8 / Hiking to Kilemche

This morning, you leave the Kochkor village to the Kilemche gorge. The road goes through the Kyzart pass 2665 meters altitude, then till the village of Kyzart and the entrance of the Kilemche gorge. You will hike now till the high pastures of the valley, and till winter farms. Dinner and overnight in shepherd's house.

Kilemche winter refuge

D 9 / Hiking in Kilemche valley

Today, we enjoy visiting this beautiful valley, walk back and forth towards Tolok pass which marks the summit of the valley. The walk is pleasant all year round, and the contrast is even more surprising in winter. Evening meal and night at the shepherd.

Kyzart village (Djanaryk)

D 10 / Hiking to Kyzart, then drive to Bishkek

In the morning, we take the road to the valley of Jumgal that we go down to the small village of Aral, from there the road goes up the canyon of Kekemeren, very colorful. Lunch with a Kyrgyz family in the village of Kyzyl Oï. In the afternoon, the road goes up to the Toe Ashuu Tunnel that connects the Suusamyr Valley to the Chuy Valley. Arrival in Bishkek, installation in hotel.

Manas International Airport

D 11 / Bishkek - Manas International Airport

Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight.

We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 



  • 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.)

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

Tired of skiing the same resorts and cutting the same lines?

Are you looking for a backcountry adventure where you're able to ski from the doors of your camp?  

Here at Nomad's Land, we have the local knowledge of the best places to ski tour and which aspects are the safest to ski.

On our tours, we love to have a mix of skinning, skiing, horseback riding, snowshoeing and cat skiing in one tour.

In addition, we have some really amazing base camps, ski in ski out Yurts near Karakol, guesthouses at the foot of the mountains in Chong Kemin and Arslanbob, amazing alpine huts in Altyn-Arashan and Chong Kyzyl Suu and even in Suusamyr.

Depending on the wishes of our guests we are able to provide them Kyrgyz, Russian and Swiss Guides or you can bring your own guide with you.

No matter what type of adventure you're looking for, we have the experience and local knowledge to make your trip to Kyrgyzstan unforgettable.

Nomad Land and its team would like to present a region situated in middle Tian-Shan. Kyrgyzstan, the country of nomads located in the center of Central Asia, offers widely unexplored mountains. Kyrgyz people, who keep the tradition of hospitality, live peacefully inside landscapes of a surprising diversity of landscapes (meadows, deserts and also canyons, high alpine valleys, steppes, lakes in waters turquoise), which makes the country the pearl of Central Asia. In summer as in winter, Nomad Land invites you for the unpublished programs.



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