Trekking 2: Ala-Archa National Park5 Days | Bishkek, Ala Archa

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A 5-day walking tour in Kyryzstan-2 is a full trip to the mountains, where you will go through the most picturesque places of the National Park Ala-Archa. The trekking route passes through coniferous forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls and glaciers. You will enjoy landscapes a lot, but the real peak of emotions is awaiting you on the Peak Uchitel. Besides, the tour works well considering that the road from Bishkek to the National Park Ala-Acrha is no more than an hour.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Bishkek
Arrival in Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. Meet your guide and driver at the airport and start sightseeing tour in Bishkek which includes visits to State History Museum*, Oak Park, Central Square, Philharmonic Hall. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
*The History Museum is closed for renovation and estimated to open to the public again in mid-2017.
Day 2: Bishkek – Ala-Archa National Park – Racek shelter (5-6 hours)
In the morning transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). The trek starts from alpine camp (2200 m) and goes through conifer forests, along Ak-Sai waterfall and flower fields to Racek shelter (3200), it takes around 4 hours. Picnic near the Ak-Sai waterfall (2700 m). Overnight in a tent or in the shelter (3200 m).
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3: Razik shelter – Peak Uchitel – Racek shelter
After breakfast you will have radial walking to Peak Uchitel (4526 m ~ 14850 ft). Return to Racek shelter. Overnight in a tent or in the shelter.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 4: Racek shelter – Bishkek
Free time in the morning. Lunch. Walk back to the alpine camp. Transfer back to Bishkek. Overnight at the hotel. Farwell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5: Bishkek – departure
Transfer to the airport (30 km). End of the tour. 
Meals: Breakfast

Difficulty level: There are no technical difficulties on the trekking route, but the tourists should be in good form as they will walk around 3-6 hours a day and will go over the pass (4500 m).

Recommended list of personal items: warm clothes, a coat, tracking-boots, sleeping bag, mat, rucksack, flash light, your own First Aid Kit and sunglasses.



Deluxe Option

Budget Option


Park Hotel, Ambassador, Smart or similar

Asia Mountains 2, Garden, Futuro or similar

Ala Archa Gorge

Double tent or shelter


  • Twin room accommodation including early check in on Day 1;
  • Meals – groups 1-4 people - as per program; groups 5-10 people – full board;
  • All transfers;
  • Mineral water;
  • Sightseeing tour program in all cities according to the program;
  • Entrance fees to sights according to the program;
  • Rent of kitchen equipment and a tents, mat;
  • Assistance of porters. Please note that porters can carry maximum of 7 kg per tourist;
  • Cook’s services.
  • Visa support;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Single supplement;
  • Accommodation in a single tent;
  • Camera/video at the sights;
  • Sleeping bag;
  • Additional kilograms of luggage for porters;
  • Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  • International airfares;
  • Personal insurance and items not mentioned above. 

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