Adventure on the slopes of Tien-Shan

Bishkek-Otmok Valley-Aramza Suu-Ala Bel pass-Kyzart- Kochkor-Issyk-Kul-Bokonbaeva-Ara Bel plateau-Boz Uchuk Valley-Jyrgalan-Bishkek

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Adventure on the slopes of Tien-Shan is one of the famous and hard programs in Kyrgyzstan. 17 days of trekking to the most beautiful sights of Kyrgyzstan. The main highlights of this trip are skiing, a cultural tour and road trip combining high passes, spectacular panoramic views, camping at the altitude of 3000m, and 2700m, skiing in the high plateaus, visiting the handicraft center, and meeting with the eagle hunter. The program Adventure on the slopes of Tien Shan has demanded a high physical level and logistical preparation. If you have time, Adventure on the slopes of Tien Shan is the best option for the winter holiday because it includes The best season for Adventure on the slopes of Tien Shan in February and mid-March.  Welcome to Kyrgyzstan for backcountry skiing!


  • Transport, pick up and drop off at the airport Manas.
  • English speaking guide translator,
  • Meals
  • Accommodation in the local family house and tent camping,
  • Rental horses for the luggage.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International air tickets.
  • Horseback riding in the villages.
  • Alcohol and mineral water.
  • Last dinner, disco, bar, karaoke, or SPA.
  • Other services are not mentioned in the program.

Day 1 

Bishkek – Suusamyr: The Kyrgyz guide meets you at the airport. Rest, shower, and have breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Suusamyr Valley. We cross the canyon Kara Balta and pass the Ala-Too tunnel. Late lunch will be with a beautiful panoramic view of the Suusamyr Valley. Installation in the ski resort Too Ashu 3000m. Possibility of downhill skiing. 4h transfer.

Day 2 

Skiing day: 7h or 8h of ski touring. The peak at 3800m. Transfer to Suuslodge. Overnight and dinner at the hut along the road. 40km.

Day 3 

Skiing day in the Suusamyr valley. Back to the refuge. Night and dinner at the shelter.

Day 4 

Early morning, transfer to the Ala Bel pass. Skiing day in Ala Bel. Night and dinner at the Suuslodge at 2500m.

Day 5 

Skiing day in Suusamyr. Night and dinner at the Suuslodge at 2500m.

Day 6

Another skiing day in Suusamyr. Picnic at the camp. 2 hours of ski touring. Transfer to Kizart 6h by car. Night and dinner at a local’s house. In the evening, you can take a bath in a public bath in the village.

Day 7 

Early morning, transfer to Lake Issyk-Kul. Visiting of handicraft center in Kochkor. Then following the road to visit an eagle hunter. Lunch at the locals in Bokonbaeva. Continue the road. Arrival at Barskoon. Homestay installation.

Day 8 

Skiing day. 1h 30 min. early transfer. Departure to ski touring on Ara Bel plateau. Back in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the same house as the day before.

Day 9 

Skiing day in Ara Bel plateau. We can get there up to 4000m. Back home. Transfer to Karakol. Night and dinner with a Kyrgyz family.

D10 > Drive to Boz Uchuk Valley. Ski touring to reach the yurt camp in the forest, at 2600m. Overnight and dinner in the yurt camp.

Day 11 

Skiing in the Boz Uchuk valley. Night and dinner in the yurt.

Day 12 

Another skiing day in the Boz Uchuk valley. Night and dinner in the yurt.

Day 13 

Skiing and transfer to Jyrgalan: After the ski day, we head to the far east of Lake Issyk Kul. There is a lot of snow. Homestay installation. Night and dinner at the local’s home.

Day 14 

Skiing in Jyrgalan: Early morning, we go on ski touring. Picnic in the mountains. Back to the refuge. Night and dinner at the same house as the day before.

Day 15 

Skiing in around Jyrgalan valley Ski touring. Back to the car. Departure to Karakol. Homestay installation.

Day 16 

Early departure to the Kyrgyz capital. Arrival in Bishkek. Short visit to city center. Installation in the guest house. Dinner in a typical restaurant in Central Asia. Night in a guest house.

Day 17 

Transfer to the airport: End of service.

Tour Amenities

Breathtaking views
Living in Yurts
Mountain Lakes
Traditional Meals

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