Terskey Ala-Too range 9-day ski touring traverse

Discover the spectacular Terskey Ala-Too range, in the Tian Shian mountains in Kyrgyzstan, on this ski touring traverse with certified local mountain guide Ivan. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and a unique culture.




Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Tian Shan

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Offer Period

Mar, Dec

Type of Trip




    Join me on this amazing 9-day ski touring traverse in the Terskey Ala-Too range in Kyrgyzstan. Also called Terskey Alatau, this range is part of the Tian Shan mountains.

    Ski touring through this spectacular mountains is a perfect opportunity to discover breathtaking landscapes and incredible powder! Also, to discover the spirit of the Kyrgyz Mountains and the hospitality and unique culture of the Kyrgyz people.

    The Terskey Ala-Too has an extensión of 354 km and its highest mountain is the Karakol Peak (5216 m). The Boris Yeltsin Peak (5168m) is another high peak of the range.

    During our traverse, we will spend some nights at the Karkara camp in cottages and also in a Yurta camp. We will sleep inside these hand-built yurts, made according ancient traditions.

    I will take you on incredible ski tours across the Charkuduk pass to the Tup Valley and also to the Tuz Valley. On our last night in Bishek we will also enjoy a delicious farewell dinner. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below this description.

    So what are you waiting for? Book your trip and let’s start planning this great ski touring adventure in Kyrgyzstan. You can also take a look at my ski tour around Mount Elbrus!.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1250 EUR

    Group of 2
    1250 EUR

    Group of 3
    1250 EUR

    Group of 4
    1250 EUR

    Group of 5
    1250 EUR

    Group of 6
    1250 EUR

    Group of 7
    1250 EUR

    Group of 8
    1250 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes accommodation in the Karkara Camp with full board (hot breakfast and dinner) and lunch-box - 7 nights; accommodation in Yurt Camp with full board in the Tup and Tuz Valleys; 1 night in Bishkek with breakfast; snowmobiles for personal equipment transfer; all land transfers according to the program; border permit; ecological fee;.IMPORTANT NOTE: You won’t have to install Yurt camp. They will be arranged in advance. In the Yurt camp you always will be provided hot food; /// Not included in the price: air tickets to / from Bishkek; lunch and dinner in Bishkek; additional servicesa out of the main program; other personal expenses (fee for extra luggage weight, room service, medical insurance/expenses, etc.); additional day is 100EUR per person


    • Day 1Arrival-Transfer to Karkara countryside

      Arrival in Kyrgyzstan. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the Karkara Camp. Accommodation in cottage.

    • Day 2Ski touring

      Ski touring in the nearby mountains (700-800 m). Night in the cottages at Karkara Camp.

    • Day 3Charkuduk Pass-Valley of Tup-Yurt Camp

      Ski touring traversing the Charkuduk pass (2875 m) to Valley of Tup. Night at the yurt camp (personal equipment will be transferred in snowmobiles).

    • Day 4Ski touring

      Ski touring to the nearby mountains (slope of 800-1000 m). Night at the Yurt Camp.

    • Day 5Tuz Valley

      Departure on skis to the Tuz Valley. Night at the Yurt Camp (personal equipment will be transferred on snowmobiles).

    • Day 6Ski touring

      Ski touring in the nearby mountains (altitude difference 800-1000 m). Night at the Yurt Camp.

    • Day 7Ski touring-Karkara Camp

      Ski touring back to Karkara Camp (equipment will be transported on snowmobiles). Accommodation in cottages.

    • Day 8Bishkek-Farewell dinner

      After lunch, transfer to Bishkek. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Night at hotel.

    • Day 9Transfer to airport

      Transfer to the airport. End of programme.


    Other details


    Campsite, Yurt Camp and hotel


    About the Guide


    I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.

    I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.

    I'm an expert in the Elbrus region. I know every corner of it and will be happy to guide you to the summit, at 5.642m high, skiing or walking.
    Please get in touch with me and let's leave together for a wonderful adventure in the incredible Caucasus mountain range!

    I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, either Nikolay or Victor will guide you!

    My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".



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    What People are Saying about Ivan Moshnikov


    It was great to be with Ivan. Above all, I came through him in an area that I otherwise would not have been able to travel. He really took good care of everything and I learned a lot. DychTau is a mountain that demands a lot from the beginning to the end!
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    Andre Frick
    Vladimir was our guide for summiting of Mount Kazbegi in July, 2019. He was a brilliant guide, as well as champion snow boarder, and I would highly recommend him for anyone planning climbing Kazbegi or Elbrus.
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    Gavan Lee
    The guide was actually not Ivan Mishnikov but Denis who was a Junior guide with CetNeva. Overall the guide company is really good. Cook and the barrels where I stayed were excellent. Lisa, manager of CetNeva, were attentive and always present to help out. Guide was excellent in skills, just a little shy. Would recommend 100%. Thanks!
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    Zenab Mansoor
    Ivan is a master of his craft. His knowledge, instincts and skills are of the highest quality. He is the best guide I\'ve ever climbed with and when I return to Russia, I\'ll be climbing with him again. Also, his character is also of the highest quality, he is responsible, smart, and incredibly professional in every aspect. When you\'re doing something risky (like climbing a mountain), he\'s the exact person you need with you. I\'d climb with him anywhere, any weather any time of year.
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