Follow Andrey, a KMGA certified mountain guide, on this 9-day skiing tour in Karakol and admire the amazing Issyk Kul Lake from the roof of the mountains.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
If you join me on this tour, you will enjoy the wonderful experience of skiing around the extraordinary Issyk Kul Lake in northeastern Kyrgyzstan.
The Issyk Kul Lake, the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan, is located in the Tian Shan mountain range. With 180 kilometers in length and 70 in width, it is the second biggest mountain lake in the world. In winter, all around the lake, you can admire the most beautiful snow-covered mountains. Karakol city is situated on the eastern border of the lake.
The starting point for our tour will be Bishkek, the capital and most populated city from Kyrgyzstan. During the tour, you will have the possibility to go downhill across the Terskey Ala-Too, a mountain range in the Tian Shan mountains as well as many different peaks.
This tour offers a wide variety of slope elevation for ascents and descents. Although the levels of difficulty around the lake are different, take into account that the tour is intended for confident skiers. Remember that we can choose different kinds of ascents depending on the group level. If you want, you can also arrange a day off to enjoy Karakol city or any other activity that you prefer.
You can read a more detailed itinerary below.
So are you ready for an amazing skiing experience around an unbelievable spot? Join me on this 9-day ski tour in Karakol. I can assure you that you won’t regret it!
We will meet at the Manas airport in Bishkek and drive about 6 to 7 hours to Karakol. We’ll have lunch during the trip. In the guesthouse, you will meet your guides and have dinner.
We’ll have breakfast and go to the ski area. After a brief introduction, you will enjoy the ascents and descents for about 4 to 6 hours. Then we’ll return to the guesthouse and have dinner.
After breakfast, we will drive to Bishkek and arrange the accommodation at the guesthouse.
We will drive you to the Manas airport and say goodbye.
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.
Nov 19, 2021
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Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
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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 !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
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Group of 1
|USD 1238 Each|
Group of 2
|USD 722 Each|
Group of 3
|USD 464 Each|
Group of 4
|USD 361 Each|
Group of 5
|USD 341 Each|
Group of 6
|USD 310 Each|
Group of 7
|USD 299 Each|
Group of 8
|USD 289 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
Included: meeting and seeing off at the airport, all transfers during the program, guide salary
Not included: international flights, accommodation and meals.
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