Winter adventure around the Kyrgyz range

A winter in Kyrgyzstan like no other

You will discover the losted shepherds of the Tien Shan range. Yak's farmers are living in difficult conditions but they will open their warm house and yurts, and you will enjoy the Kyrgyz hospitality. After an short hike south of Bishkek, we reach Chong Kemin National Park, before going up to frozen Song Kul lake and enjoy a night in the unique winter yurt camp of the lake.

This tour will be adapted depending on your preferred activity and snow conditions. This program has been designed for lovers of snowshoeing or ski touring accompanied by horses.

A real winter adventure in Kyrgyzstan

An active experience on skis, on snowshoes or on horses for those who want to discover the winter Kyrgyz nomadic life

7 DaysWinter toursKyrgyzstan

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Program

  
                                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
03:00
03:00
03:00
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
05:00
05:00
05:00
1000 m
1000 m
  
                                Chong Kemin - Kilemche Jailoo
Road from Chong Kemin to Kilemche
Chong Kemin - Kilemche Jailoo

This morning, you leave the National Parc of Chong Kemin, and you take the road by the Boom canyon, a dry and cold place in winter, but colorful. After a low pass, the road goes down to the Orto Tokoy reservoir and the small city of Kochkor. Then the road leave the civilisation and accross the Kyzart pass, and you will have lunch in a shepherd's house in the village of Kyzart. In the afternoon, you will snowshoeing or skiing or horsebackriding into the gorge of Kilemche, a short walk of 6-7 km. Arriving in the high part of the gorge, installation in a shepherd's house. 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
180 km
03:30
03:00
03:00
250 m
60 m
  
                                Kilemche Jailoo - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
Heading to Song Kul lake
Kilemche Jailoo - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)

This morning, we take the path to reach the shores of Lake Song Kul. On skis, snowshoes or on horseback, and depending on the snow conditions, you will choose your favorite activity to reach the immense plateau of Lake Song Kul. All morning, we climb to the Tuz Ashuu pass by road, then from the pass, we descend to the shores of the lake, which we follow to reach our winter camp in yurts.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
13 km
06:00
05:00
05:00
820 m
350 m
  
                                Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
A winter day on the frozen Song Kul's lake
Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul)
Depending on your wishes, you can enjoy snowshoeing, ski-touring, hiking, horseback riding, snowtubbing or just enjoying this losted yurt camp surrounding by snow.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10 km
04:00
200 m
200 m
  
                                Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Bishkek
Skiing in the morning, then drive to Bishkek
Tuz Ashuu (Song Kul) - Bishkek

In the morning, you horseride till the pass of Tuz Ashuu, then you will enjoy 6 km downhill skiing till the Kilemche river where your driver will be waiting for you. Drive to Bishkek. Dinner in the town. Installation in our guesthouse.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
300 km
05:00
05:30
03:00
04:30
200 m
1000 m
  
                                Bishkek - Manas International Airport
Transfer from Bishkek to Manas International Airport
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. 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
40 km
00:40
0 m
100 m

Spent two weeks in Kyrgyzstan, with one week dedicated to participating in a transhumance in the southern part of the country with the agency Nomad's Land. The journey was guided by Fabien, a Frenchman who has lived there for several years after falling in love with the region. The group consisted of only three tourists, the guide, and the entire shepherd family, embarking on a multi-day horseback trek to Lake Köl-Suu. As a complete novice in horseback riding, an entire day was spent with the horses before departure to become more comfortable, learn to ride, and saddle them. However, having prior horseback riding experience would undoubtedly make the experience more comfortable. The journey itself was exceptional, traversing vast valleys, plains, mountains, and landscapes as beautiful as they are immense. It is an ideal adventure for nature and wide-open space enthusiasts. A huge thank you to the hosts, who were always attentive, and to the guide from Nomad's Land for sharing a love for the culture, history, and country.

Pierrick

Excellent organization due in particular to the efficiency of our (French-speaking) guide Nurbek. We spent a month in Kyrgyzstan trekking in the regions of Enylchek Glacier, Song Kul Lake, Sary Mogol Valley and Peak Lenin Base Camp. For those who love the mountains and the glaciers: to recommend!

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Info

What is included

  • All transportation in a private vehicle

  • All airport transfers

  • Accommodation as described in the program

  • Meals (3 per day)

  • Bottled water & tea

  • English-speaking IFMGA ski touring tour leader

  • 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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