Ski touring in Eastern Terskey Ala Too 2023-2024

Ski touring in Eastern Terskey Ala Too 2023-2024

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Jan 03 – Jan 16, 2024
Feb 17 – Feb 26, 2024

Individual dates are also available.

Guided ski touring trip in Kyrgyzstan. An exciting adventure for advanced skiers. We will visit the most popular areas for off-piste skiing: Karakol, Jergalan, Irdyk and others. Our professional guides will provide full support during the whole trip. You can taste the local cuisine, enjoy the powder and sunny days. We are sure that you will enjoy such an adventure!

Almost the whole territory of Kyrgyzstan is covered with mountains. But there are not so many places for skiing or ski touring here.

The most interesting region for ski touring is the area of the eastern part of Issyk Kul lake near Karakol city. Issyk Kul lake is located at the altitude 1600m above the sea level. Its length is 180 km, and width is 70 km. The deepest place is 700 meters. The lake is surrounded by 2 mountain ranges.

Climate combined with mountainous terrain provides ideal conditions for the development of winter sports. Infrastructure that is not enough developed opens endless possibilities for off-piste and ski touring. Issyk Kul basin is located at the altitude of 1600-1700m, and the main range is 4500m. Average length of gorges is 25-30km. The most interesting areas for ski touring situated between 2500-3700m.


Arrival in Bishkek. Meeting with the representative of our company at the airport. Transfer to Karakol (400 km). Lunch on the way. Accommodation in the guest house. Meeting up with guides. Avalanche safety briefing. Dinner.
Karakol ski resort . Breakfast in the guest house. After breakfast – transfer to Karakol ski resort (8 km). Skiing at the base. Karakol ski resort is situated at the altitude of 2,300 meters, so you will get good acclimatization before off-piste riding. Lunch. You will have full day of skiing on slopes among fir trees. Transfer back to the guest house. Dinner.
Transfer to Dzhergalan (60 km). . After breakfast we drive to Dzhergalan village. Accommodation in the guest house. Transfer to the Boz-Uchuk village (36 km, 1,900 m). By feet or on horses (not included) we will get to the line of fir trees (2,700 m), gain – 700 m from the starting point. Short lecture of avalanche safety and we will start the way down. Here we have a chance to get even higher to the plateau (3,200 m) and ski down from the highest point. Steepness of slopes is 20-35%, gain – 600-700 m. Lunch in the forester’s house. Transfer back to the guest house in Dzhergalan (25 km). Overnight.
DAYS 4-6
Dzhergalan. The whole day skitouring in Dzhergalan. Relaxation after return. You can visit sauna or meditate gazing on the mountains. Skitouring in Dzhergalan. Overnight in the guest house.
Ak-Bulak village. After breakfast you will drive to Ak-Bulak village (45 km both ways). You will face slopes of 25-35%, gain – 800 m. The full day of ski touring. Overnight in the guest house in Dzhergalan.
Irdyk Gorge. Today you will drive to the Irdyk Gorge (70-75 km). Slopes of 35%, gain – 500-600 m. Full day of ski touring. Overnight in the guest house in Dzhergalan.
Transfer back to Bishkek. Transfer back to Bishkek (389 km, about 6 hours). Lunch on the way. Accommodation in the hotel. Farewell dinner. End of the program.
DAY 10
Transfer to the airport. In the morning our driver will take you to the airport. End of the program. Bon Voyage!


$ 2,400 (≥ 10 people)

– All transfers according to the program
– Accommodation in guest houses in Karakol and Dzhergalan, hotel in Bishkek *dbl/twin accommodation
– Meals – Full board
– Guiding (1 guide – up to 5 pax, 2 guides – 5 pax and more)
– Entrance fees according to the program
– Skipass in Karakol (1 day)
– Radio-station for guide
– Radio-station for the group (1 item – up to 5 pax, 2 items – 5 pax and more)
– Group leader free (group 4+1)

– Flight tickets
– Ski touring gear
– Luggage costs in the airport
– Single accommodation
– Personal travel insurance
– Tips for guides/ drivers
– Emergency evacuation charges
– Alcohol drinks, personal expenses, sauna (USD 22 pp/hour)
– Visa
– Snow cats (from $72 pp/day)
– Horse transfer in Dzhergalan ($17 per horse pp plus horse-guide $50 per group up to 5 pax, plus assistant $36 per group more than 5 pax) and Boz-Uchuk
– Changes to the program

Necessary equipment

• Skiing with ski-tour bindings and Skins.
• For snowboarders – split boards or snowshoes.
• Ski Poles
• Helmet
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Goggles
• Avalanche equipment: beeper, probe, shovel
• Backpack with the ability to secure skis or snowboard and warm clothes.
• Comfortable clothing for skiing (temperature can get to -15)
Note: Avalanche Equipment can be rented, upon request; the amount of equipment is limited.


The program is aimed for confident off-piste skiers. The ski area is very extensive, the steepness of the slopes is from 20 to 40 degrees. Altitude gain is up to 1,200 meters. Most routes pass on fir-covered slopes. Ascent options and the number of descents is chosen by the guides based on the group’s readiness, the level of skiing and the preferences of the participants. The difficulty levels of the routes are different. We have something to offer to both experienced free riders and those who are just starting the backcountry.

During the program, one-day hikes (ski touring) and ascents are planned, which means that it is necessary to devote time to physical preparation and training before the trip.

It must be remembered that off-piste skiing is an extreme and potentially dangerous sport. Failure to follow safety instructions and guide’s instructions may result in personal injury.

You should be strong and fit and feel comfortable for long walks with your own backpack.

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