Skiing the Tien Shan

Discover the untouched nature of Kyrgyzstan

During this tour, you will ski 3 different spots of the Teskey Ala-Too range of the Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan with your experienced backcountry skiing guide. You will discover the untouched nature of Kyrgyzstan, the beautiful Issyk Kul lake, the city of Karakol, its ski base and the remote village of Jyrgalan.

On top of that, staying in the yurt for several nights will ensure you magic moments with local families, and make you feel like a real nomad. A real experience of a lifetime. And now enjoy the video below, from Spring 2017. 

10 days ski touring in the Tien Shan

This tour has been designed for virgin slopes lovers.

10 DaysWinter toursKyrgyzstan

  • 1 people: $3,918

  • 2 people: $2,230

  • 3 people: $1,668

  • 4 people: $1,386

  • 5 people: $1,218

  • 6 people: $1,105

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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

    A group of friends and I booked a trip with Nomad's Land. It was absolutely terrific. Alex was a great guide. He was flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Nomad's Land. The trip was designed to suit our interests and we were very satisfied with the results. Thanks for an excellent adventure.


    An incredible 8-day experience in the south of Kyrgyzstan, a transhumance with the Nomad's Land agency. Not necessarily reassured since a novice in horse riding, but well taken into account by Fabien our guide (French!), With a full day of discovery before starting the journey. What I particularly appreciated: the privileged relationship with the family. We made this transhumance with the whole family of Kyrgyz herders and shepherds (about ten people), our guide, and only 3 tourists. An exceptional memory to sleep in the middle of this family in the Yurt built a little earlier in the middle of nowhere. As much as following and leading the sheep in the middle of valleys, mountains and gigantic scenery. A big thank you to our guide Fabien for all his anecdotes about the country, who will have transmitted to us his love (even obsession!) Of the country! If you dream of wide open spaces, and are not afraid of the cold (the temperature can go down at night in these mountains!) Go for it!



    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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