Join IFMGA certified mountain guides from the Central Asia Guides Bureau for this unique 7-days of snowshoeing in two breathtaking areas of Kyrgyzstan, Irdyk Gorge and Jyrgalan Valley!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Jyrgalan Valley and Irdyk Gorge are beautiful wild regions of Kyrgyzstan that are just beginning to make a name for themselves worldwide.
Stunning natural beauty that has not been well explored by most people due to Kyrgyzstan’s low profile and previous lack of infrastructure.
Over 90% of Kyrgyzstan is covered by mountain ranges and Jyrgalan Valley and Irdyk Gorge are two of the most stunning examples of this.
Peaks over 7000m, crystal clear water, dense forests, vast pastures with animals grazing and friendy locals make this place an unforgettable location.
Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to spend time in the snow and allows a real deep exploration into the mountains with no previous experience needed.
Irdyk Gorge is located 15km from Karakol city in Terskey Alatay, a range in the Tian Shan mountains.
This is a gorgeous alpine area that also includes the second largest mountain lake in the world, the impressive Issyk Kul.
Issyk Kul is also the second largest salt water lake in the world and despite the surrounding snow caped mountains it never freezes over.
Jyrgalan Valley is situated about 60km from Karakol on the eastern side of Issyk Kul lake.
The rugged and sparsely populated area is perfect for exploring and provides mountain views of the highest calibre.
You will see how local and traditional Kyrgyzstani people live with their yurts, cattle and villages.
Included in this trip will be some avalanche training, although the risk is low with snoeshoeing it is an important topic to cover.
If you would like to discover the pristine and burgeoning regions of Irdyk Gorge and Jyrgalan Valley in the stunning wilds of Kyrgyzstan, then sign up now and let us share this life changing experience with you!
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Personal equipment required: avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, snowshoes. Cost of Rent: avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe 1OUSD per day
Snowshoes are a seperate 10USD per day
We invite you to open the world of high and wild mountains
Our bureau was created by professional mountain guides Pavel Vorobiev and Anastasya Cheremnyh, both local IFMGA certified guides and Snow Leopards.
We have been working in the mountains for many years and have extensive guiding experience. In addition, we know this region of Central Asia very well. Based on our experience and your wishes, we will be able to tell you where to find the best snow for an amazing ski touring program or where to find the best rock or the best ice for an unforgettable climbing trip.
We take guide selection very seriously. We know each of the guides we work with personally after having worked and climbed with them many times. Most of them are IFMGA-certified guides, Snow Leopards and members of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA). All of them are professionals with extensive experience.
These are some of the guides in our team:
- Oleg Turaev: IFMGA and KMGA-certified, he has participated in many mountain rescues and is one of the most experienced guides in Central Asia.
- Sergey Seleverstov: IFMGA and KMGA-certified. He is also a Snow Leopard. He has climbed more than 20 mountains over 7000m.
- Artur Usmanov: IFMGA and KMGA-certified and also a Snow Leopard. He stood on a summit over 7000m 12 times.
We offer standard programs, but all of them can be adapted depending on your wishes and experience. Our philosophy is pretty simple: 1) safety, 2) a fun and positive experience for our guests and 3) reaching the summit.
Apart from the Tien-Shan & Pamir mountains, we successfully guide our guests in the Andes, Africa, the Caucasus, the Alps and the Himalayas
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|EUR 825 Each|
Group of 2
|EUR 619 Each|
Group of 3
|EUR 516 Each|
Group of 4
|EUR 413 Each|
Group of 5
|EUR 361 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
Not included in the price: international airfares, all additional deviations from the main program, rent of snowshoes and
avalanche equipment, personal expenses, medical insurance and expenses.
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