Single day backcountry tours

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Chon-Jergez Gorge

Chon-Jergez gorge is a great place for skitouring and splitboarding in Kyrgyzstan! Located just about 25km from the Karakol city and right above the Pioneer village (the second name of this village is Chon-Jergez). This tour includes snowmobiles run which cover about 6km of the way. We deliver riders to the tour starting point. Touring usually takes from 2 to 5 hours depending on your requirements.

Check out the google map for this spot. Skitouring area is pretty much expandable depending on your physical abilities and equipment.

Our regular touring area
Our regular touring area


Snowmobile delivery per person 21 USD*
Guide per group (full day price) 80 USD
Two guides for larger groups (full day price) 140 USD**
Snowshoes rental per pair 11 USD
Min. people in group 3
Karakol to Chon-Jergez village delivery Possible

You can easily book any date during the Kyrgyz winter. Book here.

* You can refuse snowmobile delivery service at all and book this tour for guiding service only, in this case the single guide price will add 20 USD and double guides price will add 30 USD.
** Two guides are required for the larger groups.

We can also manage your group transportation from Karakol city to the Chon-Jergez village. This service should be discussed separately.

What you should know

This is a single day backcountry tour. You should have enough strength for 2-5 hours touring. We highly recommend you to check with the following “what should I grab with me” list:

  • Get some snack with you
  • Water, camelback or even thermos
  • Avalanche beacon, avalanche shovel and avalanche probe (avalung backpack if any)
  • Snowshoes or touring skis / splitboard
  • Camera
  • At least one crazy friend

You will have to manage your transportation from Karakol to the starting point by your own unless we have a special agreement on this point. Riding backcountry means high risks in getting trauma. Some slopes are avalanche-dangerous. Riding such areas requires an avalanche beacon, shovel and a probe, plus you should never ride alone and have an experienced guide within your group.