Ski tour in Irdyk Gorge - (SKITOURING GUIDED GROUP)
Ski tour in Irdyk Gorge


Ski tour in Irdyk Gorge

НIrdyk Gorge is situated in the Eastern part of the Issyk-Kul Region, close to the city of Karakol.

The Issyk-Kul Lake is located at an altitude of 1600 meters above the sea level. Its length is 180 km, and its width 70 km, whereas the depth reaches up to 702 meters. The lake is surrounded by powerful mountain ranges on all sides.

The western part is dry, rains and snowfalls are infrequent visitors here. The air masses are carried by winds to the eastern part, towards the city of Karakol. The high mountains impede the further movement of clouds, and most of the precipitation falls on the northern slopes of the Terskey Ala-Too ridge.

The mild climate in combination with mountainous relief creates ideal conditions for skiing. Whilst the weak ski infrastructure opens up endless opportunities for freeride and ski touring lovers in Kyrgyzstan.

Issyk-Kul Basin is located at an altitude of 1600-1700 meters, while the height of the main ridge is more than 4500 m. The average length of the gorge is 25-30 km. The most interesting ski areas are located at an altitude between 2500 and 3700 m.

Yurt camp is exotic and pristine, it provides you with unique opportunity to get to the slopes that are not accessible when staying in luxury hotels. Such exoticism will surely satisfy you.

Keep in mind that off-piste skiing is an extreme and potentially dangerous sport. Failure to follow the safety rules and guide instructions may result an injury.

Available dates:

  • 2024 | 10 places Book
  • 2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates for gtoups are also available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 4
Season Winter, Spring
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Predator birds, Rodents


Great for Individuals Couples

This tour is so exotic. Complete absence of other skiers. Just you and your guides. Untouched slopes. Comfortable accommodation in a Yurt camp allows you to relax after a hard day. And in the yurt camp you'll feel as good as in an expensive hotel. Every day after skiing, you will have a sauna waiting for you. And as a bonus, you will also get a starry sky, which you can admire endlessly

What's Included:

  • All transfers according to the program
  • Double accommodation in Asia Mountains hotel or similar in Bishkek.
  • Accommodation in Yurts in Irdyk gorge (4 person in one Yurt)
  • Meals - B / L / D
  • Ski guide - instructor (for a group of 10 people- 2 guides)
  • Excursions according to the program (Ala-Archa)

What's not included:

  • International flights
  • Personal ski equipment
  • Snowmobiles for personal use
  • Extra luggage expenses
  • Single accommodation
  • personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Accident expenses
  • Any changes of the program

Arrival to Bishkek. Meeting at the Manas airport, transfer to the Hotel. Visit Ala – Archa gorge. For acclimatization – let’s hike to the nearest mountain gorge of Ala-Archa. Here we will reach an altitude of 2200-2500 meters and return back to the city. Accommodation in a 3 * hotel.


Transfer to the Issyk-Kul Lake along the southern shore.. We will turn to the mountain gorge shortly before the city of Karakol. The four-wheel drive minibus will take us to the forestry enterprise; our snowmobiles will already be there. We will drive the further way to the camp (~ 5 km) on snowmobiles. Accommodation in a yurt camp, 4 people in each yurt. Meet the guides, a preliminary overview of the snow situation and a short lecture on avalanche safety. Dinner. There is also a dining yurt (Cabin company) and a bathhouse in the camp. All yurts are heated.


Today we will start discovering the ski area.This location is chosen not in vain, avalanches occur very seldom here. The average length of the slopes for the ski tour varies from 14 to 20 km horizontally. The total vertical set reaches 1200-1500 meters. The group is supported by proficient guides who know the area well and have extensive group experience. We will have a snack during the activity, and upon returning to camp we usually arrange a BBQ party. By the evening, we will enjoy delicious dinner. The entire active part lasts from 9 am to 4 pm, and depends on weather.


Day 4 -6. Ski tour program. Every morning, we decide where to go together with our experienced guides. It all depends on the weather and snow conditions. In the evening we will have a sauna, beer and BBQ party. And no one canceled dinner, by the way)))


Irdyk - Bishkek.Today we finish our active program and move back to Bishkek. Accommodation and Lunch on the way. Dinner at the Hotel.


Transfer to the airport. The end of the program.

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