Winter adventure on the slopes of the Tien Shan. Kyrgyzstan

Winter in Kyrgyzstan is truly beautiful and amazing. It's time for real adventure on the slopes of the Tien Shan, where you can enjoy the fabulous mountain scenery: spacious valleys, pine forests, mountain lakes, rivers and waterfalls. You will get an unforgettable experience of heli-skiing, freeride or backcountry.

Tien-Shan in winter, Gennadii Zakirov

 

Ski and Freeride bases are located in a unique, clean and pristine natural environment. Here you will find comfortable hotels and cozy guest houses with certainly friendly, hospitable staff and delicious national food. You can also rent equipment, book ascent to snowmobile to reach the most remote and interesting slopes and other services.

Ski resort Karakol, Vlad Ushakov
Walk on snowmobile at Suusamyr, Azret Dan

 

If you are a fan of heli-skiing then you certainly need to visit the Suusamyr, Karakol and the slopes of Kyrgyz ridge - a favorite place of lovers of heli-skiing.You will ski with professional and experienced guides who specialize in this form of activity. There are tour companies that offer multi-day tours with a landing on the different slopes of the majestic Tien Shan, you'll be the first one of them.

Heli-Ski on Tien-Shan, Slava Miroshkin

 

Also there are multi-day ski tours where you can enjoy cross-country skiing or horseback country for freeriding. Popular destinations are Suusamyr, Karakol and Arslanbob.

Backcountry at Suusmayr, Roman Skatov
Ski tour at Arslanbob, Hayat Tarikov

 

Another interesting way to spend time is paragliding where you will experience the sensation of flying and get unforgettable impressions of bird's-eye view.

Paragliding at Karakol, Sergey TRoff

 

In the winter the climate in Kyrgyzstan is soft enough and lets travel around the lake Issyk-Kul or to the south of the country. On the way you will discover a amazing phenomenon - frozen waterfalls. Barskoon gorge, Djuuku, Chon Kyzyl-Suu or Jeti-Oguz brought to you in the enchanting snowy image. Here you can offer horseback riding or snowshoeing.

Lake Issyk-Kul, Vasca
Barskoon waterfall, Vasca

 

Winter season in Kyrgyzstan is long enough and is open for you from late November to late April which of course will allow everyone to enjoy a varied vacation and have time to visit the amazing Kyrgyz mountains with their unique natural and climatic conditions and matchless beauty.

Winter in Kyrgyzstan, Ivan Jdanov

 

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