Trekking in Ala-Archa gorge - Trekking near Bishkek
Trekking in Ala-Archa gorge

Trekking near Bishkek

Trekking in Ala-Archa gorge
(Trekking near Bishkek)

The famous Ala-Archa gorge is located on the Kyrgyz ridge. The length of the ridge is 375 km. On the territory of Kyrgyzstan it begins in the Boom gorge and ends in Kazakhstan in the city of Taraz.

The highest point of the Kyrgyz ridge is the peak of Semenov-Tyan-Shanskiy 4875 m. There are many gorges on the Kyrgyz ridge with a wide variety of routes but the most popular gorge is Ala-Archa. Many people know Ala-Archa as an Alplager of 2,100 m height. Many peaks can be conquered here in just one day.

Many climbers and tourists begin their journey in Ala-Archa where training camps, runnings, and other various events take place. Also, the most important feature of Ala-Archa is that it has many routes - more than 100 and they are all of various categories of difficulty.

Many climbers acclimatize here before Lenin Peak and other seven-thousanders of Kyrgyzstan. This program is suitable both for those who want to discover new peaks and for acclimatization before difficult ascents to higher peaks.

Available dates

  • 13.07-20.07.2024 | 8 places Book
  • 20.07-26.07.2024 | 10 places Book
  • 03.08-09.08.2024 | 10 places Book
  • 24.08-30.08.2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates and a program from Osh to Osh are available. Contact the program manager.

Trip details

Intensity Level 3
Season Summer
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Airport Airport Manas (FRU)
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)
Wildlife Mountain goats, Marmots, Birds, Predator birds, Rodents

Price: $ 800 (≥ 6 people)

Great for Families Couples Individuals

The program is suitable both for beginners and professional climbers in trekking routes and for acclimatization before difficult ascents. If your goal is to undergo acclimatization before Lenin Peak or other peaks then this option is more than suitable for you. The entire program is based on trekking routes without ice training or other technical equipment.

What's Included:

  • Trekking guide from 1 to 6 days.
  • Accommodation in Ala - Archa (Alpine camp) 2 nights.
  • Accommodation in Racek's hut, 2 nights.
  • Accommodation in Bishkek for 2 nights.
  • Meals, see information for each day.
  • Transport according to the program.
  • Entrance fees to Ala-Archa.

What's not included:

  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag (needed at Razek's hut)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals: not included Lunch - Dinner on day two.
  • Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner on day three.
  • Lunch - Dinner on day 6.
  • Program changes.
  • Insurance.

Arrival at the airport “Manas”, meeting with the guide and transfer to the city of Bishkek 30 km - 40 minutes. Accommodation, breakfast, short rest. After the rest, transfer to the Alamedin valley, a walk to the waterfall, lunch on the way in one of the local cafes. In the evening return to Bishkek, overnight at the hotel, you will have free time in the evening.

Meals: Only breakfast.


Bishkek - Ala-Archa 40 km take 1 h. . Today we need to wake up early, having packed our things and for breakfast we will go to the Ala-archa gorge. On the way we will stop by the store, where you can buy food for 2 lunches (day 2 and day 3). Upon arrival, accommodation in a guest house, a radial hike to the Golubina glacier, 3,860 m/10 km one way. On the way, it takes 7 - 8 hours. In the evening we will return to the Guest house for overnight and dinner.

Meals: not included.


Trip to Adygene lake. Radial trip to the lake Adygene. The lake is located in the Adygene valley, at an altitude of 3,560 m. One way 11 km, on the way, it takes 8 - 9 hours. In the evening return to the Guest House for dinner and overnight.

Meals: not included.


Trekking from Alplager to Ratsek hut. Trekking to the Ratsek hut, 3300 m. On the way 4-6 hours. Today you can not rush anywhere and take your time to have breakfast. After breakfast, we collect our things and go. A hot lunch will be waiting for us in Ratsek hut. After lunch, walk around the neighborhood or rest. Accommodation in a hut.


Trekking to Uchitel peak 4530 m. You will have breakfast Ratsek hut. After breakfast and you will take lunch with yourself, we go to Uchitel Peak. The route is trekking, the trail is mostly visible. Lunch at the summit, weather permitting. Descent after lunch. Return to Ratsek hut, you will have dinner and overnight in the hut.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch boxes/Dinner


Ratsek – Alplager - Bishkek. Descent 3-4 hours. Meeting with the driver, transfer to Bishkek 40 km. Upon arrival, accommodation in a 3* hotel.

Meals: Breakfast 


End of program. Our driver will take you to the airport and see you soon!

Meals: Breakfast

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