A Bishkek-based association organising walking and hiking trips to a variety of regional beauty spots, mostly one-day excursions at weekends. Joining one of these is a great way to save money on transport but, more importantly, can be a wonderful way to meet a cross-section of expats and locals. TUK members get discounts. Trekking maps and good-value ski rental are available.
The office is very helpful with trek planning but sometimes short-staffed. Rafting and skiing trips are also occasionally offered.