The park was established in 1976 and it is a favourite spot amongst the citizens of Bishkek for a day out or a picnic. Within an hour of leaving the city centre, you will be in an alpline gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall,snow-covered,peaks with steep-sided forested, mountain slopes. After arriving at the main gate of the park, a gentle 20-minute walk will bring you to the base camp at an altitude of 2100m. From here you can either hike for several hours to reach Aksai waterfall or choose to stay at the camp enjoying the views. There is a small museum about half way between the main gate to the park and the base camp with displays of some of of the fauna and flora to be found in the locality.
After visiting the park we will visit Tashtar Ata, a holy shamanistic place in the outskirts of Bishkek.
The price includes a transportation, a guide and a park entrance fee.
Make sure to bring:
- Sun protection cream
- Hat, good trekking shoes/warm jacket