Ala-Archa - gorge in the Kyrgyz ridge, National park

Ala-Archa - gorge in the Kyrgyz ridge, National park. Ala-Archa gorge is one of the most famous sights of Kyrgyzstan. The Ala-Archa gorge is located in the Chui region and is a national park. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists both local and foreign visit this alpine gorge. There are several reasons for such a popularity. Firstly, the Ala-Archa gorge is only 40 kilometers far from Bishkek and therefore it is very easy to get here and there is all the necessary tourist infrastructure: a good asphalt road, shops, hotels, cafes, and places for recreation.

Secondly, the Ala-Archa gorge has its own geographical features - it is located on the central and highest part of the Kyrgyz Range - the second longest range in Tien-Shan. Numerous paths to the highest peaks of the Kyrgyz Range begin here.

Ala-Archa is famous for its unspoiled nature: extensive spruce forests, birch groves, numerous springs with clear glacial water and mighty rocks.

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  • Activities

    • Terrain features

      • Rivers
      • Waterfalls
      • Mountains
      • Snow peaks
      • Glaciers
      • Alpine meadows
      • Lakes
      • Endemic plants
      • Forest
      • Panoramic view
      • Nature reserve
    • Wildlife
      • Mountain goats
      • Marmots
      • Birds
      • Rodents
      • Hares
      • Boars
      • Wolves
      • Foxes

    Available trips in this area

    Прогулка в Ала Арче

    Ala-Archa gorge - Hiking to the Ak-Sai waterfall

    Duration: 1 Day
    Length: 6+ км
    Season: All season

    Ala-Archa is one of the nearest gorges to Bishkek. In only forty minutes you will find yourself at an altitude of 2,200 meters and you will be able to admire the snow-white peaks and tall spruces that go high into the sky, inhale the aromas of mountain flowers. In the Ala-Archa…

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    Ущелье Григорьевское / Grigorievskoe gorge

    Tour around Kyrgyzstan - Through the most beautiful places

    Duration: 8 Days
    Season: Summer, Spring, Autumn

    The beautiful mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan with magnificent landscapes, hospitable Kyrgyz people with their unique way of life and traditions, delicious Asian cuisine, national drinks, felt, spices, fruits and much more - all this awaits you in this fascinating tour…

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    Каньоны. Фото В. Бережной / Canyons. Photo by V. Berezhnoi

    Trekking in Konorchek Canyons - Meeting the spring

    Duration: 9 Days
    Season: Spring

    You can travel at any time of the year, but especially in spring, when nature awakes from a long winter sleep, you want to fully enjoy bright fresh colors, breathe in air full of awakening and tartness, take a look at the vast spaces. Our incredible trekking, starting from…

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