Terskey Alatau, Kyrgyzstan, 9 Day Guided Skiing

Enjoy cross country skiing in the beautiful Terskey Alatau range of Kyrgyzstan in the famous Tian Shan mountains with KMGA certified mountain guide Ivan.




Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Tian Shan

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Tian Shan mountains are as amazing as they are expansive. Stretching through a great deal of central Asia, this mighty mountain range has a vast, magical aura to it. Thus earning the translation of its name, Heavenly Mountain. As a result of the Tian Shan mountains’ size, there are several smaller ranges found within it. The Terskey Alatau is one such range.

    Located in Kyrgyzstan, the Terskey Alatau range is a stunning stretch of peaks that are just begging to be explored. And on this 9 day trip, you will have ample opportunity to traverse a great deal of the range. You will also have the added bonus of traversing it on skis, as this is a cross country skiing adventure.

    There are several highlights to this trip, including the Charkuduk pass (2,875m), and the Tup and Karkara valleys.  We will make our way through a large portion of the range during the days, while comfortably resting in full board accommodations in either a cottage or a Yurta, which is a portable round tent. And there is no need to worry about dragging around your equipment either because it will be transported by snowmobile!

    Cross country skiing is a fantastic activity. However, spending 9 days doing it in a place as beautiful and unique as the Terskey Alatau range in the Tian Shan mountains makes it spectacular. So if you would like to join me, please send me a request.

    Do you want to enjoy another adventure in Kyrgzstan? If so, I can also lead you on a 29 day excursion to the summit of Victory Peak!

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    Price per person

    Group of 7
    1055 EUR

    Group of 8
    1055 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price includes transportation, accommodation, meals, equipment and border permission, but does not include lunch and dinner in Bishkek or personal expenses. Also, additional days on this trip can be purchased for 100 Euros per person, per day.


    • Day 1Arrival to Kyrgyzstan - transfer to Karkara field
    • Day 2Skiing in the nearby mountains
    • Day 3Cross the Charkuduk Pass (2875m) into the Tup valley until Yurtas camp
    • Day 4Ski through the nearby mountains
    • Day 5Ski through the Tuz valley
    • Day 6Ski through the nearby mountains
    • Day 7Ski back to the Karkara field
    • Day 8Transfer to Bishkek after lunch
    • Day 9Transfer to the airport, fly home

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point



    Full board accommodations in cottages in Karkara, or Yurtas in a Yurta field, and a hotel in Bishkek.


    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".

    FROM 1055 EURper person


    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
    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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    We went to Mt Elbrus ski touring in May and did not summit due to bad weather. If you want to be sure to summit I would suggest you book about 8 days as it takes at least 4 days to get altitude acclimatised to the point you can make an attempt ) and it seems the bad weather systems last about 3 days.... groups submitted the two days prior to us but no one summited for the next three due to 80 kmh winds. In regard to CetNeva, I had some trouble with communications and replies (partly caused at my end) but once that was sorted things went well. Lisa runs the admin side and is good. We did not have Ivan as a guide we had Roman - but Roman was over qualified for us but patient and pleasant despite our lack of skills and never being ready on time.
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    James Neill

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