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8-day ski tour in the Terskey Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

8-day ski tour in the Terskey Mountains, Kyrgyzstan | Kyrgyzstan

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.

Tian Shan

8 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec


I invite you to a unique adventure: an 8-day ski tour in Kyrgyzstan, enjoying the breathtaking landscapes of the Terskey Mountains.

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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


Day 1: Transfer manas airport - Djargalan

  • 480 km, 6-7 hours.

  • Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 2 to 4: Skiing in Djargalan

  • Breakfast, lunch box and dinner is included.

Day 5: Skiing in Boz Uchuk gorge

  • Horses or snowmobiles supporting.

  • Breakfast, box lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6: Skiing in Chon tulpar area

  • Breakfast, lunch box and dinner are included.

Day 7: Skiing in wet gorge

  • Breakfast, lunch box and dinner are included.

Day 8: Djargalan - Bishkek

  • Drive 470 km, 6-7 hours.

  • Breakfast and lunch are included.



More info

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.


  • 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

Meeting point

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 this trip



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!!

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