Ski-touring on the Suusamyr and Ferghana range

Discover the Western Tien Shan

This discovery takes you in the western part of the country, where you will be able to explore the power line from Bishkek to Osh though the Ferghana valley.  You will be able to see and ski a mixture of landscapes and snow conditions.

See and ski a mixture of landscapesย and snow conditions

Donโ€™t forget to invite your friends on such an adventure!

11 Days โ€ข Adventure tours โ€ข Kyrgyzstan

  • 2 people: $2,285

  • 3 people: $1,800

  • 4 people: $1,565

  • 5 people: $1,420

  • 6 people: $1,370

  • 7 people: $1,370

  • 8 people: $1,370

  • 9 people: $1,370

  • 10 people: $1,370

  • 11 people: $1,290

  • 12 people: $1,255

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                                Manas International Airport - Ak-Tash Mountain Ski Base
    Bishkek, arrival and first descents!
    Manas International Airport - Ak-Tash Mountain Ski Base

    Welcome to Kyrgyzstan! Pick-up at the airport where you are greeted by a member of the team who will drive you to your hotel in the heart of the Kyrgyz capital, where you will have breakfast. After getting to know your guide and settling the last administrative formalities, we leave for the bucolic small freeride ski resort of Ak Tash located on the foothills of the Ala Too range, visible from Bishkek. The small family resort of Ak Tash which has 2 ski lifts and a small hotel restaurant is the haunt of the rare Kyrgyz freeriders who love nature and thrills.

    During the day, after reviewing the equipment, briefing on the peculiarities of Kyrgyz snow and mountain safety rules, your guide will take you on a first short ski non-groomed slopes of the small station to warm up and take the temperature of the Kyrgyz snow. You will also have the chance to borrow a unique, homemade ski lift that is sure to amuse you! A little advice, raise your spatulas well! Dinner and overnight in the small family hotel.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    70 km
    2050 m
    400 m
    400 m

                                Ak-Tash Mountain Ski Base - Too-Ashuu Ski Resort
    Slopes of Too-Ashuu
    Ak-Tash Mountain Ski Base - Too-Ashuu Ski Resort

    Today, we are gaining altitude! Departure after breakfast for another small Kyrgyz resort, Too Ashuu, on the slopes of the upper valley of Suusamyr. To get there, we cross a pass at an altitude of 3200m. We then arrive in a vast white paradise, with immaculate mountains as far as the eye can see and a tiny resort with a few small houses where we will spend the night, the only refuge in the heart of winter in this region.

    After lunch and the usual safety checks, your guide will take you a little higher up to a panoramic point over the entire region that will leave you speechless, if the weather is right of course. There is no ski lift here, so we're off to a real hike! In the heart of winter, the temperature can come close to -20 / -25 degrees at the top downwind, take warm layers!

    Whatever the temperature up there, once back at the resort you will have the opportunity to appreciate one of the benefits of the culture common to all the countries of the former USSR, namely the "banya", the traditional sauna. Russian that is taken here with an aperitif! And in the sauna, no swimsuit, towels will be provided ... We then move on to dinner and spend the night in our cottages.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    180 km
    3050 m

                                Too-Ashuu Ski Resort - ร–tmรถk
    Ski-touring day at Suusamyr range
    Too-Ashuu Ski Resort - ร–tmรถk

    Today we are enjoying a full day of ski touring with our guide on the wide slopes of the long valley of Suusamyr. The guide will determine the route according to the terrain conditions and the level of the group. It is therefore not impossible that a short transfer by vehicle is possible. Snacks will be provided during the day. There are a multitude of possible routes in this region, there will be something for everyone!

    At the end of the day, we reach our winter yurt camp in ร–tmรถk by road, stuck in the middle of a mountain pasture covered by more than a meter of snow during the winter. The Kyrgyz people, nomadic pastoralists since their origins, still live in summer in their yurts, traditional tents made of wood and felt. The yurt is the very essence of the nomadic way of life that the Kyrgyz people still perpetuate in the mountains. In winter, however, sedentarization has taken place and families live in the villages. A family therefore lets us occupy their yurt during the winter to access the ski slopes and experience this ancestral way of life! Dinner and overnight in the yurt!

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    75 km
    2650 m

                                ร–tmรถk - ร–tmรถk
    Ski-touring at ร–tmรถk
    ร–tmรถk - ร–tmรถk

    Enjoy a day of ski touring with your
    guide on the different slopes of the valleys
    Safety check, presence of safety equipment
    individual (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) and
    Several possible routes depending on the difficulty and
    short vehicle transfers possible.
    Picnic in the mountains.
    Return to our cottages at the end of the day
    Sauna, dinner and activities

    If the yurt camp is not available, then overnight in guesthouse.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    2700 m
    900 m
    900 m

                                ร–tmรถk - Arslanbob
    On the way to southern Kyrgyzstan
    ร–tmรถk - Arslanbob

    This morning we set off for southern Kyrgyzstan and the Fergana Valley, on the border with Uzbekistan. Our route crosses the mountains, along the lake of Toktogul then the Naryn river, still embryo of the powerful Syr-Daria, the nourishing river of Central Asia irrigating with its twin the Amu Darya all Central Asia until the late Aral Sea. Known by the Greeks under the name of Oxus, Syr Daria was in its time the northern border of the empire of Alexander the Great, and a natural barrier between the nomadic peoples of the steppes and the sedentary civilizations of the inhabitants of the mythical cities. like Samarkand, Bukhara or Merv.

    We arrive at the end of the day in Arslanbob, a picturesque village populated by Uzbeks and nestled in the shade of the mountains, in the heart of the largest walnut forest in the world. Check in with the locals, dine and sleep in good, soft beds.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    400 km
    1500 m

                                Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village
    Radial exit from our CB in Jaz-Jarym pastures
    Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village

    Breakfast, early morning start to ski in Jayloo Jaz-Jarym, lunch or small picnic, dinner, overnight in tent or come back to village to B&B house

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    10 km
    1000 m
    1000 m

                                Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village
    From village, radial exit to the Holy Rock
    Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village
    Breakfast and moving to Holy Rock side. Lunch at the Holy Rock, then down to the Toguz Bulak pasture or back to the village. 
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    10 km
    1000 m
    1000 m

                                Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village
    Skiing day at Holy Rock
    Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village
    Breakfast, start at 7-00 to up Holy Rock ski tour till midday, lunch, rest, dinner, overnight in the tents or back to the village.
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    10 km
    1000 m
    1000 m

                                Arslanbob - Bishkek
    Cultural discoveries in Osh, then flight from Osh to Bishkek
    Arslanbob - Bishkek

    After these beautiful days of skiing, we take the road early in the morning for Osh, the capital of southern Kyrgyzstan in the heart of the Fergana valley, shared by Kyrgyzstan to the east, Uzbekistan to the west and the Tajikistan to the south. This region is a true oasis, which enjoys a fertile land and a pleasant climate. It is also in the Fergana valley that large stopover towns were erected on the Silk Roads, such as the towns of Osh and Ouzgen, which we are going to visit today.

    We visit the historical complex of Uzgen where it will be an opportunity to learn a little more about the history of the Silk Roads ...

    Arrival in Osh where we have lunch in a "chaikhana", a traditional Uzbek tea house.

    We quickly visit the city center and Solomon's mountain before heading to the airport where we take a one hour domestic flight at the end of the day to Bishkek. Quick late dinner in town and overnight at our guesthouse.

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    580 km
    800 m

                                Bishkek - Manas International Airport
    Transfer from Bishkek to Manas International Airport
    Bishkek - Manas International Airport

    Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    40 km
    0 m
    100 m

    Perfect organization of a 4-day trek on horseback at Lake Son Koul! Guide and family where we stayed at the top! It makes you want to come back


    Travelling throughout Kyrgyzstan was a BiG adventure ! I'll never forget the mountains, the people,the yurts,the animals,the stars.... Thanks very much to Nomad's Land and specially to our guide Mikel who took good care of all us and made our travel an experience of a LiFETiME ! Hope to go back soon ,in winter for a ski tour :)



    What is included

    • All transportation in a private vehicle

    • All airport transfers

    • Accommodation as described in the program

    • Meals (3 per day)

    • Bottled water & tea

    • English-speaking IFMGA ski touring tour leader

    • All the activities listed in the program

    • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

    • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

    • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

    • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

    • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

    What is not included

    • International flights

    • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

    • Travel & repatriation insurance

    • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks

    • Personal expenses

    • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, headlight, personal medication, etc)

    • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

    • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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