1 Day Trekking Tour to Ala-Archa National Park from Bishkek

Day Hike to Ala Archa National Park!

Ala Archa is a great place for a one-day trek into the mountains near Bishkek.  During the Soviet Union, this was a legendary place for serious mountaineering climbers.  Present-day it’s a great place to do a picnic, see snowcapped mountains and large glacier walls.     

Watch my invitational video to Ala-Archa National Park


Option 1: I will guide you to the Ala Archa National Park to the Ala Archa Waterfall.  The trek is straight forward, we would start at the Ala Archa park and trek for 3-4 hours one way to the waterfall where we would have lunch in the valley and have an amazing view of the mountains. It’s a great hike for a beginner that wants to see a bit of the mountain but does not want to push themself too hard.  After the trek, we will return to Bishkek where you will be dropped off at your guesthouse.
Level of difficulty: Easy/Medium 
Ala-Archa 


Option 2: The harder option would be adding on to the first option and go above the Ala Archa waterfall and reach the Ratsek Hut at 3,300 M and see the Ak-Sai Glacier above. We would have lunch at the hut and slowly make our way back to the Ala Archa National Park. This trek can be very steep in some places and it’s advised to bring trekking poles and full ankle boots.  After the trek, we will return to Bishkek where you will be dropped off at your guesthouse. *This can be quite hard in winter. 
Level of difficulty: Difficult to Hard

Ala-Archa with Talgat

8:30 am is a great time to start the tour, I’m very flexible but I want to show you as much as possible in one day.
6:00 pm is a great time to be back in Bishkek at your guesthouse or at a local café in the center.

Additional Service:
• Nomad Games
• Bread Making Workshop
• Cooking Kyrgyz Nationa Food Workshop
• Yurt accommodation
• Eagle hunting show
• Yurt accommodation in Chon-Kemin
   
Includes:
• Transportation to and from the planed trek
• English speaking trekking guide during the trek
• Entrance fee to the Ala Archa National Park
• Lunch box for everyone in the group
• Bottled water during the trek 

Not included:
• Accommodation (I can book guesthouses or homestay with my family)
• Trekking equipment
• Porters
 
To Enjoy This Tour, Make Sure to Bring:
• Sun cream / Sunglasses
• Backpack 35-40 L
• Warm and waterproof clothing
• Trekking boots / Trekking poles
• All clients are responsible for buying their own medical • Insurance and for bringing their own medical kit with them. 

Prices:

1-2 pax - 60 USD / per person

3-4 pax - 45 USD / per person

5 pax - 40 USD / per person

6 pax - 35 USD / per person

7-8 pax - 30 USD / per person

9-12 pax - 25 USD / per person

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Bishkek City
Batken
Chuy
Jalal-Abad
Naryn
Osh
Talas
Issyk-kul
Osh City
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: ● Travel insurance ● Repatriation insurance ● Alcoholic beverages ● Tips (always optional, but always appreciated) ● Personal expenses ● Any charged activity not mentioned in the program
What to bring: ● Light hiking backpack (20-30L max) ● Sunglasses ● sun cream ● Hat / Beanie ● Hiking shoes ● Warm clothes for cold evenings ● Summer clothing Light fleece ● Light gloves Scarf ● Rain cloak ● Camera + batteries ● Bathing suit Towel ●Your good mood
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.