Andrey, a local KMGA mountain guide, takes you on an 8-day ski trip in the Terskey Mountains, one of the most breathtaking landscapes of Kyrgyzstan.
The Terskey Mountains belong to the Tian Shan mountain range, that crosses many countries in Central Asia.
During this trip, we’ll be based in the valley of Jyrgalan. This valley is hidden from the Issyk-Kul lake by a mountain ridge. Because of this, there is no strong wind and snow pack is not blown out.
In fact, this is a region with a large amount of precipitations (twice as in the famous national park in Karakol). That’s why there’s always plenty of snow.
Snow starts to fall in October, so the ski season goes from mid-end of November until the end of April. And in the last years it has been even longer.
This means all conditions are set for us to have powder and fun on our ski trip! You can also arrange snowmobiles and snow cat if you want to add more color to your journey.
We’ll stay in an ordinary country house, which has been remade for the needs of skiers and snowboarders. It has warm bedrooms, a common guest kitchen and showers. There’s room for up to 18 people.
Please contact me if you want to join me for this amazing ski trip in Kyrgyzstan, enjoying the beauty of the Tian Shan mountains!
This items are not included in the price: -The cost of Kyrgyz visa. - International flights to and from Bishkek - Lodging/meals in Bishkek - Medical/evacuation insurance - Single occupancy - Personal expenses - Individual transfers - Early check-in to the hotel upon arrival to Bishkek - The rent of group and personal ski equipment for ascending. Level / Experience: You have to be confident to ski/board off piste and in all types of snow conditions. Equipment: - Powder fat Skis with alpine touring bindings/Splitboards. Ski touring boots - Avalanche Transceiver - Snow Shovel - Climbing Skins - Avalanche Probe - Ski Repair Kit (Spare binding parts & tools) - 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) - Telescopic poles - better Black Diamond - Thermos – better brand “Thermos” to 0.75 liters - Head lamp - Petzl Tikka Plus - Helmet - Sun glasses - Googles - victorinox knife - sun protection cream factor SPF 50+ - sleeping bag - Personal first-aid kit
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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Group of 1
|USD 2758 each|
Group of 2
|USD 1380 each|
Group of 3
|USD 1135 each|
Group of 4
|USD 1031 each|
Group of 5
|USD 1031 each|
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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 ;)
Despite not summiting, The Lenin Peak trip and the professionalism and abilities of Andrey far surpassed my best expectations. Andrey was responsible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and most of all a great person to spend 21 days with. Andrey displayed a high level of good judgement in regards to our decisions on the mountain and ensured the safety of everyone in our group at all times. I would not hesitate to use Andrey for any mountain adventure.
It is a very nice trip within the untouched landscape of Kyrgyzstan. I highly recommend Andrey as a guide, he is a really skillful and experienced mountain guide. He takes his job very serious and calculate risks as much as possible. For this trip you need to be very fit because the first day you need to do a hike of 18km with al your gear for the week. If you are fit enough and don\'t mind to go back to basic then I would recommend this trip. If you are not, then Andrey has also some other trips that can fit your needs.
Erik in 't Zand
I have to say I really enjoyed the trip. Andrey is a very experienced and skilled mountain guide who took us for a very intense but also incredible trip to the Ala Archa glacier. He adapted to our preferences and informed us about the conditions where needed. I was also amazed about the beauty of the Kyrgyzstan mountain range and the opportunities it has to offer.
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!
Everything about the program was great: it actually was my first hike, trek and climb on a mountain! Perhaps I wasn’t physically prepared, but reaching the top of the peak was definitely the best part of the trip. I also enjoyed doing multi-pitches on the mountain, that’s something I would really like to do again. Andrey is a complete and responsible mountain guide that everybody should hire. He shares his knowledge and pushes his clients to their utmost capabilities. And the best thing is he can also take awesome pictures!