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6-day ski touring in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Issyk Kul
Issyk Kul
Issyk Kul
Issyk Kul

Andrey, a KMGA certified mountain guide, wants to guide you on this 6-day ski tour across the amazing peaks surrounding the Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan.

Tian Shan

6 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




Enjoy off-piste skiing across the Tian Shan mountains, on this 6-day ski tour in the Issyk Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan.

In the Tian Shan mountain range is located the Issyk Kul Lake: the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan. Surrounded by incredible snow-covered peaks and an extraordinary natural beauty, it is the second biggest mountain lake in the world. It has 180 kilometers in length and 70 in width.

This 6-day trip will start in Bishkek. This is the capital and the most populated city in Kyrgyzstan. Then we’ll go to Karakol, a city located near the Issyk Kul Lake. From this point, we’ll drive to the ski area every day. Please check out the itinerary at the bottom of the page for more details.

This trip allows participants to take routes with different levels of difficulty. There is a great variety of ski areas available for you. However, it is important to have some prior skiing experience and a very good fitness level. Take into account that there will be an elevation gain of 1,300 meters.

It’ll be my pleasure to help you discover the incredible Issyk Kul Lake by skiing through its steep slopes. Send your request and book now this fantastic ski tour in Kyrgyzstan!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Included: meeting and seeing off at the airport, all transfers during the program, guide salary

Not included: international flights, accommodation and meals.


Day 1: Bishkek - Karakol

We will meet at the Manas airport in Bishkek and drive to Karakol (6-7 hours). We’ll have lunch on the way. We’ll meet up in a guesthouse and have a short talk about snow conditions and avalanche risk. Then we’ll have dinner there.

Day 2 to 4: Ski touring days

After breakfast, we’ll go to the ski area every new day. We’ll have a brief introduction and enjoy the ascents and descents during 4 to 6 hours. Then we’ll return to the guesthouse and have dinner.

Day 5: Karakol - Bishkek

We will drive from Karakol to Bishkek and arrange the accommodation at the guesthouse.

Day 6: End of the program

I will drive you to the Manas airport and say goodbye.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a certified mountain guide, trained at the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA). I have been working as a mountain guide since 2000. I have more than 20 summit ascents with clients on 7000 m mountains. I have been skiing for all my life. I completed education at Ski Instructor School (NRLI) on the ISIA system. I have experience in organising and conduction of ski tour programs on the territory of Kyrgyzstan for more than 10 years, I have also worked as a guide in heli-ski programs. I skied from many peaks in the territory of Kyrgyzstan, one of the famous is Lenin peak (7134 m), Korona peak (4860 m), and also skied north side of Elbrus Peak (5621 m) in Caucasus.

In addition to ski tours and mountaineering, I organize trekking programs and jeep tours.

In my spare time, I spend time searching for new interesting areas for outdoor activities.


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