Ecotrek Winter Yurt Camp

Snowy days and starry nights!

Feel the beauty of winter in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan with a visit to the Jeti Oguz Valley. Popular year-round for the red cliffs and 'Broken Heart' formation, pushing further up the canyon to the pine-forested slopes of Kok Jaiyk opens up a world of winter wonder. Snowshoe up a 400m slope to panoramic views over Issyk-Kol lake and the surrounding peaks, cross-country ski up the gentle valley track to unrivalled views of 5020m Oguz Bashi Peak, or sit back and relax in our cozy yurt camp to feel the peaceful ambience and quiet of nature.

Yurt camp highlights:

  • A variety of outdoor activities, self-guided or accompanied by our local experts, provide multiple ways to interact with and enjoy the beauty of winter in the mountains. 
  • Accessible by 4x4 vehicles year-round, EcoTrek's winter yurt camp is a perfect base for visitors of all fitness and skill levels.
  • Bookings are inclusive of room and board, so all you need to focus on is how to best enjoy the mountains once you arrive.
  • Great for weekend trips from Bishkek and Karakol, our team can also arrange transfers, so all you have to do is come and enjoy.

*Vegetarian menus are available upon request. Please inform of food allergies at the time of booking.

Ecotrek Winter Yurt Camp

Price per person  | from 1,500 KGS

EcoTrek, Karakol

This yurt camp is owned by Ecotrek Travel Company. As a member of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

Note: Ecotrek yurt camp is open year-round. We offer many different services during summer season. Please inquire for more details.

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Practical Details


Open year-round


Kok-Jayik valley (40 km from Karakol - 1.5 hour drive)


1 yurt - 4 people 

Maximum Group Size

18 people


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Ideal choice for families

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Services and Prices:

- Overnight in a yurt (including breakfast)
from 20 USD per person
- Lunch and dinner (home-cooked meal)
from 10 USD each
- Ski-rental for cross-country
from 400 KGS
- Equipment for snowshoeing
from 400 KGS

- Transfers from Karakol (round-trip)

  • 30 USD transport from Karakol to Jeti Oguz and back to Karakol, 1 car.

Additional Information

Our camp in Kok-Jaiyk valley is located at an elevation of 2300 meters above sea level in Jeti-Oguz Gorge, offering views of the surrounding mountains, up the beautiful valley, through the snow-covered forest, and up to the wide open skies. Winter nights in Kok-Jayik give you the chance to get away from the stress of the city just a short drive from Karakol.