The Great winter adventure through the Tien Shan

Backcountry Skiing Expedition and ski safari in the Heart of Kyrgyzstan

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the heart of the Tian Shan mountains. Picture yourself carving through the pristine snow of the Kyrgyz Alatoo, Kungey Alatoo, Terskey Alatoo, and At Bashi ranges. These untouched, majestic peaks offer a playground for adventurers and nature lovers alike.

In this land of nomads, nestled in Central Asia, you'll discover a world of unexplored mountains and virgin landscapes. Over 13 days, immerse yourself in the thrill of intense skiing or snowboarding, uncovering the true essence of backcountry adventure and ski safari. Embrace the spirit of exploration and let the raw beauty of Kyrgyzstan captivate your soul.

Discover Untouched Peaks, Embrace the Nomadic Spirit.

Experience unparalleled backcountry skiing in the pristine, unexplored mountains of Kyrgyzstan with Nomad's Land. Our adventure offers exclusive access to Kyrgyz ski resort, virgin landscapes and the rich nomadic culture of Central Asia.

13 DaysWinter toursKyrgyzstan

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                                Manas International Airport - Zil Ski Resort
Arrival at Manas International Airport, transfer to Bishkek Guesthouse and transfer to Zil ski resort
Manas International Airport - Zil Ski Resort

Once you arrive at the Manas International Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and the adventure will start. You will be transferred to your guesthouse where you can take a rest after your long flight. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Zil ski resort where you can start skiing or snowboarding. Accommodation at the Zil ski resort.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
85 km
01:45
03:00
1000 m
0 m
  
                                Zil Ski Resort - Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base
Fun day skiing at the Free Ride Toguz Bulak ski base
Zil Ski Resort - Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base

After breakfast, you will be able to start skiing at the Toguz Bulak, which is not far from your hotel. You will be able to enjoy a full day of skiing and getting to know local people on the slopes.  Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse. 

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
15 km
00:30
06:00
200 m
200 m
  
                                Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base - Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base
Day ski touring at the free ride ski resort Toguz Bulak
Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base - Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base

After breakfast, you will be able to ski from your guesthouse and enjoy the slopes of the Toguz Bulak resort. The Toguz Bulak resort has 6 slopes of 2 km each and it's mostly ungroomed snow. Lunch and dinner will be had the resort. You will be accommodated at the Toguz Bulak ski resort.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
12 km
06:00
800 m
800 m
  
                                Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base - Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort
Half a day of skiing at the Toguz Bulak Ski resort with a transfer to the Orlovka ski resort
Toguz Bulak Mountain Ski Base - Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort

With an alpine start, you will be able to reach the summit of the Toguz Bulak ski resort and beyond with your own power.  Once the lifts open you will be able to ski the resort and enjoy the last moments of skiing at the Toguz Bulak ski resort.  After lunch, you will have the possibility to jump into the hot springs in Issyk-Ata gorge or visit the historic Burana Tower from the ancient city from the silk road.  Dinner will be at you're guesthouse in Orlovka ski resort where you will spend the night in a guesthouse.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
80 km
02:00
04:00
300 m
300 m
  
                                Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort - Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort
Day skiing in the resort of Orlovka
Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort - Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort

Day of snowboarding or skiing. Meal in the restaurant of the resort. Night station. Opportunity to ride at night. (www.orlovka.kg)

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10 km
06:00
300 m
300 m
  
                                Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort - Chong Kemin
A day of skiing at the Orlovka Ski Resort with a transfer to the Chong Kemin National Park
Orlovka Mountain Ski Resort - Chong Kemin

After breakfast, you will be able to enjoy skiing at the Orlovka Ski Resort for the whole day. As the lifts close you will be transferred to the Chong Kemin National Park. Chong Kemin National Park is a great place for touring and getting close to Kyrygz culture. Dinner and accommodation will be at a shepherd's house close to the mountains.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
70 km
01:00
06:00
500 m
200 m
  
                                Chong Kemin - Chong Kemin
Backcountry skiing or snowshoeing in the Chong Kemin National Park
Chong Kemin - Chong Kemin

Today you will be able to feel like a Kyrgyz Nomad because you will have a horse that you can ride to higher grounds. You will be able to ski different slopes and get many runs in today. But you can also choose to snowshoe on forest road. Lunch will be had in the mountains with the horseman and your guide. After a full day of horseback riding and touring you will head back to your guesthouse and share dinner with the shepherds family that you are being hosted by.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10 km
05:00
05:00
05:00
1000 m
1000 m
  
                                Chong Kemin - Tash Rabat
Driving on the Silk Road to the Caravanserail in Tash Rabat
Chong Kemin - Tash Rabat
Today you will be able to see a wide range of landscapes and cover a lot of ground.  You will be following in the foot steps of the great silk road.  Once you reach the At-Bashy Mountain range you will enter the Tash Rabat Gorge and be able to see the ancient caravanserai build in the XI century.  Once you arrive you will be greeted by your hostels at the yurt camp where you will be staying.  It's possible to see Yaks, snow-capped peaks and countless horses near the caravanserai.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
387 km
05:00
3300 m
1800 m
  
                                Tash Rabat - Tash Rabat
Full day of ski-touring / backcountry skiing in Tash Rabat near the 6th-century caravanserai
Tash Rabat - Tash Rabat

After breakfast, you will have a few options where you can go ski touring or you can go snowshoeing in the Tash Rabat area. Tash Rabat is an unknown place during the winter months and you will able to explore the area. It might even be possible to spend time with a local shepherd and join him on a hut for nearby wolfs. Lunch will be had in the mountains and dinner will be back at the base camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10 km
06:00
06:00
1200 m
1200 m
  
                                Tash Rabat - Naryn city
Driving from Tash Rabat to Naryn city
Tash Rabat - Naryn city
After breakfast, you will be able to see the Tash Rabat Caravanserai for the last time.  The first stop of the day will be the ancient fortress of Koshoy Korgon where the hero "Koshoi" saved his whole village by building a fortress where the village was protected from invading armies.  Another stop along the way to Naryn would be the village of At-Bashy where you can walk through the small bazaar and get a picture with Horse Head statue.  The next stop along the way would be the Ak-Tash waterfall.  It's a great stop to stretch your legs and see a nice waterfall.  Once you arrive in Naryn City you will be able to rest at the guesthouse and enjoy a dinner with your new hosts.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
120 km
03:00
  
                                Naryn city - Kochkor
Free Ride or Snowshoe on slopes of Dolon pass 3,300
Naryn city - Kochkor

Today you will say goodbye to your hosts in Naryn City and head to Dolon Pass at 3,030 m. At the Dolon Pass you will be able to ski the large pass and your driver will meet you at the bottom of the pass where you can jump in your jeep and be driven back to the pass. If you are on snowshoes you will be able to explore this area with your guide and be able to stretch your legs along the way. Tonight you will be accommodated in the village of Kochkor where your hosts will welcome you with hot tea and some amazing local dishes.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
123 km
02:00
01:00
800 m
800 m
  
                                Kochkor - Bishkek
Transfer from Kochkor Village to Bishkek City
Kochkor - Bishkek

After a nice breakfast, you will pack your bags and make your way to Bishkek. The first stop along the way will be the artificial lake Orto Tokoi and then Issyk Kul lake. The road will follow through the Boom canyon and in no time you will be in Bishkek. If you wish you have the option to have a 3-hour hike though the Kyzyl Terek Canyon, visit Burana Tower, white water rafting in the Chuy river, or visiting the hot springs in Issyk-Ata. Once you arrive in Bishkek you will be able to have a walk through the city and see some of the many highlights of Bishkek. Overnight in a guesthouse in Bishkek.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
200 km
03:00
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
00:40
0 m
100 m

In a country where it's not that easy to backpacking on your own nomad's land helps you to organise a unique journey. I am very happy with the tour they organise, they got me. I saw amazing landscape and slept in wonderful places, in a yurt in a middle of nowhere or in shepherd house with local families. The guide Mirbek had a great sense of humours, incredible knowledge about his country. Easy going and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Angelique Hygonet

I went on a great winter trip to Son Kol with Nomad's Land. It was well organized, guides were great, and left enough freedom for a real sense of adventure that group tours aren't always able to offer. I'd happily recommend them to others for trips around KG.

Stephen Lioy

Info

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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Ecotourism projects

Through various ecotourism projects and initiatives, Nomad's Land aims to increase awareness of ecotourism and responsible travel, for a sustainable development of the tourism sector.
29 November 2023 Eco Projects

Trainings for tourist facilities of Zheti Oguz district 2023

On November 25-26, 2023 trainings were held in Kyzyl Suu for our owners of homestays and yurt camp from whole district Jeti Oguz

The main objective was to increase the potential of the district's tourist facilities in order to ensure the criteria of sustainable tourism and promotion of the region. 

Ayana Zholdoshbek

29 May 2023 Eco Projects

Teskei Geopark in Issyk Kul region

By working together, Nomad's Land and Geopark Teskei can create a synergistic relationship that promotes sustainable tourism, conserves natural and cultural heritage, and benefits both the local communities and visitors. This collaboration allows for a responsible and enriching tourism experience while supporting the long-term preservation of the Geopark's unique features.

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Samuel Maret

3 March 2023 Eco Projects

Destination Jeti Oguz

The new Jeti Oguz District Tourism Association was created on 2nd of March 2023 with the support of Nomad's Land Ecotourism Development Company and the Mountain Cluster Association of Kyrgyzstan.

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Samuel Maret