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Jyrgalan, Terskey Mountains, 8 Day Splitboarding

Jyrgalan, Terskey Mountains, 8 Day Splitboarding | Kyrgyzstan

Experience an unforgettable 8 day splitboarding tour in the Jyrgalan valley, where you can enjoy incredible descents in the Terskey mountains of Kyrgyzstan with Andrey, a KMGA certified guide.

Tian Shan

8 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec




In the midst of the Terskey mountains of Kyrgyzstan is the beautiful Jyrgalan valley. And for 8 days, I would like to guide you through this gorgeous valley on an unforgettable splitboarding tour.

In Jyrgalan, there is an enormous stretch of stunning natural landscape. And during the winter season, that landscape is blanketed by deep white snow. It is the kind of snow that is ideal for great splitboarding.

This adventure will begin when we pick you up from the Manas international airport in Bishkek.  From there, we will take a 480 kilometre, 6-7 hour transfer to Jygalan. After the trip, you will get to enjoy a delicious meal and relax in a cottage house. On the following day you will get to splitboard throughout the valley for the next 3 days. Every day, I will take you to the best spots based on the weather conditions and snow conditions. After those 3 days, we will then venture out to other areas, including the Boz Uchuk gorge, Chon Tulpar and the Wet gorge. All of these places offer not only exciting splitboarding, but also some tremendous views of the Terskey and Tian Shan mountains.

There will be a lot of splitboarding during this trip. As a result, it is important that participants are confident and able to splitboarding in all types of snow conditions. It is also important that you are in good physical condition as well.

The Jygalan valley is a breathtaking place. Embraced by the Terskey mountains, the area looks like a winter playground. And if you would to explore and enjoy this playground over 8 wonderful days, just send me a request. I would be happy to guide you.

I also lead a 6 day splitboarding trip at the Ala Archa glacier as well.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

For groups of 8-14 the price is $800 per person.

The price does not include international flight to and from Bishkek, meals and accommodation in Bishkek, visa fees, single occupancy in the country house, and splitboarding equipment.


Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek and transfer to Jyrgalan

Day 2 to 4: Splitboarding in Jyrgalan valley

Day 5: Splitboarding in Boz Uchuk gorge

Day 6: Splitboarding in Chon Tulpar area

Day 7: Splitboarding in Wet Gorge

Day 8: Transfer from Jyrgalan to Bishkek and departure home



More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: Splitboards, avalanche transceiver, snow shovel, avalanche probe, long underwear tops / bottoms (synthetic), gaiters, fleece vest, gore-tex jacket, gore-tex trousers, windblock trousers, polartec-200 jacket, windblock gloves, down sweater, balaclava, warm hat, gloves / mittens, synthetic, outer Socks (with wicking liner), backpack, ABS back pack, (optional), thermos – better brand “Thermos” to 0.75 liters, head lamp - Petzl Tikka Plus, helmet, sun glasses, goggles, victorinox knife, sun protection cream factor SPF 50+, sleeping bag, personal first-aid kit

Meeting point

Manas Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in what is now Bishkek, the Capital City of Kyrgyz Republic (used to be Frunze, the Capital of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic) and live there ever since.

I started guiding professionally in 2004. I guide groups and individuals in technical and high altitude climbing, ski-tours, backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, ice climbing. I can also provide training facilities and organize trekking programs.

My main priorities in guiding are client safety and expedition success and therefore, my professional motto is “Never climb with strangers”.

In 2011, I finished my training with the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide School. The school is supported by Mammut and the Swiss and British Mountain Guide Associations and follows the IFMGA standards. Upon completion of the course and passing necessary tests I was qualified as a Mountain Guide. I am also qualified in mountain rescue and first aid by Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan (2012) and a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA) since the Autumn of 2009 where I serve as an instructor and examiner for the National Mountain Guide courses.

In my 13 years of guiding, I have worked all over Tien-Shan and Pamir in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China and East Sayan and Lake Baikal areas in Russia. I have arranged several ski tour and backcountry skiing programs in the Ala Archa national park, Suusamyr valley, Kyrghyz Ala Too, Chong Kemin gorge, Kumtor glacier, and Terskey Ala Too.

In 2009-2016 I worked as a high altitude guide at the Lenin Peak (7134 m), Khan Tengri Peak (7010 m), Pobeda Peak (7439 m), and Muztag Ata Peak (7546 m). As a mountaineering expert, I also have participated in 6 expeditions.

Presently I have over 100 ascents of different difficulty. The most significant of them are: Pobeda peak (7439 m) 1 ascent; Lenin peak (7134 m) 13 ascents; Muztag Ata (7546 m) 1 ascent; Khan Tengri (7010 m) 1 ascent; Korona peak 1st tower ED2 Smirnov route, winter conditions; Free Korea peak ED1 George Lowe route, winter conditions; Bachachekey peak 4 routes ED1 Kusmenko, Shwab, Polik, Ilyshenko; Ak-Too peak TD route, first ascent, winter conditions; Tarasova(Slovenia) TD route, winter conditions; Simagina peak TD+ route, winter conditions.

My sport climbing level: 7a-7b on sight, 7c-8a red point.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested to come and discover the mountains of my region.


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What people are saying about -Andrey


Great experience in Jyrgalan Kyrgyzstan - Very competent end experienced guide. Very involved in making sure we got the best experience. A must do and highly recommend it!!


I had an awesome climb with Andrey to the summit of Peak Khan Tengri in August 2019. Andrey is a terrific guide and climbing companion. This climb was a huge challenge for me, both technically and physically. Andrey was outstanding in his focus on having a safe climb while at the same time doing everything possible to enable me to reach the summit. He showed excellent judgment and resourcefulness in planning our itinerary and making adjustments when needed. He was extraordinarily patient with my shortcomings. His friendly and engaging personality was a great benefit as well. I can honestly say, my positive experience on Khan Tengri was due in no small part to Andrey. I look forward to climbing with him again someday.


I climbed the Pobeda Peak with Andrey in 2011. It was something very difficult to achieve but we did it. The most difficult part of the trip was the section from the highest camp to the summit because of the altitude (more than 7000m). That was also the longest section of the climb. Andrey and I worked together up to the summit. I trusted 100% in Andrey during the climb because I knew him very well. He is a real professional climber!



For our rock climbing week Andrey had put together a programm which was ideally tailored to our skills. He handled everything in a very professional and trouble-free way. Under his guidance we learned a lot and gained confidence to undertake more challenging tours for ourselves in the future. At the same time, Andrey is also a really nice guy to hang out with. We had lots of fun during our tours and in the evenings. Thanks Andrey!



We were a large group of 15 guys that spend one week with Andrey and his colleagues (because of the group size we had two additional guides). Andrey is a great guide and a good organiser. From we ordered until we arrived Andrey was available on Whatsapp and responded almost imminently to all our questions. When we landed we were meet by Andrey at the airport and a fleet of large SUV`s that took us to the base camp that was the starting point from the touring. The base camp was located far up in the mountains on the Kazakhstan border. The accommodations where ok, with a nice sauna as a pleasant surprise. The ski touring was nice in variated terrain. We were a bit unlucky with unstable snow conditions forcing us to ski a bit less steep than we hoped for, but the area got massive potential for nice skiing. We decided to end touring after five days in the mountain and spend the last night in Bishkek. There Andrey stepped into the role of a tourist guide and showed us around town, a really nice gesture which we did not expect. Overall a trip I would recommend to anyone wanting to ski in a country you would not expect to travel to. And when you go, Andrey is your choice for guide ;)

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