The Ala-archa national park is an alpine national park in Tian-Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan located 40 km from Bishkek.The park, which includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River and the mountains surrounding it, is a popular destination point for weekend picnicers, hikers, horse trekkers, skiers as well as mountain climbers looking for challenging ice, rock and mixed routes. The park is open year round, although the most popular season is late summer and early fall.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 there is choice of several possible routes to explore: to the Ak-Sai glacier: further up the valley to to the ski-Base: or to the Adygne gorge or you can choose to stay at the camp, relax and simply enjoy the magnificent 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.
Car (with driver)
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Not included: meals,drinks,insurance
What to bring: sun glasses,trekking boots