Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Archa Gorge
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National Parks • Geologic Formations
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Peet V
Klerksdorp, South Africa70 contributions
Jan 2022 • Business
Lovely scenery but with very limited facilities. It could be that our timing was wrong as it was early January. Will definitely bring some friends with.
Written 17 December 2022
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Darren Z
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Jul 2022
Must see if you make it to Kyrgyzstan, incredible beauty. Summer or winter. Also if you head to the mountains visit 12 stones restaurant. sits upon a river and it is a really great place.
Written 15 December 2022
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DT
3 contributions
Oct 2022
Great place for visit while you in Bishkek. Near the city (about 30-40 min on car) . Tip: you can speak with every taxi driver in Bishkek and he can get you in there for cheapest price and no money for waiting time. Amazing mountains that gives you super emotions, but important to choose right weather (sun or light cloudy), because wild nature in the rain or snow its not good option for time spending there
Written 8 November 2022
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Mohamed T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Ala Archa National Park is one of the best daytrips from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. It is only 40 kilometers south of the capital. Therefore it is a very popular escape from city life for anyone that is looking for some fresh air and nature. Ala Archa National Park is the perfect nature get away. Locals mostly come in the weekends to have a picknick and make leisurely walks along the rivers. However, there are some more challenging hiking trails as well. We did 1 day tour hiking the park, there is a lot of options for beginners just 1 hour on the asphalt, also very nice view from here. But I hiked till to the waterfall, totally was 5 hours. There is no waterfall, but view of landscape is wonderful. I contacted with Pegas Adventure company, they help me organise this tour. Driver speaking fluent English and he was all the day with me. Before going here need good trekking shoes, the whether bit colder compare Bishkek. And you should take some picnic
Written 7 October 2022
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,212 contributions
Aug 2022
I took a Yandex, paid the fee to take me all the way to the trail and ended up around 2000 som overall.
If you want to enjoy this, do bring proper hiking boots and walking sticks. Plus water and food. I had city shoes and no walking sticks, so it got very tough at times. There are places where you can easily slip and fall. There is nothing set up to hold on to. There was a fatal accident right the day I went.
Being unaware of this, it was a great experience for me, as it was the first time doing this. The view is gorgeous, I couldn't stop looking around. Going up itself is not so hard, I found going down more challenging.
Pro tip - if horses block our way, just say anything in a normal voice and they run away.
When leaving I just joined forces with other people and shared a taxi, which they were able to call from the number posted at the exit.
Just be a bit careful and you will love this.
Written 1 September 2022
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Salman H
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan160 contributions
Aug 2022
On the penultimate day for them, the comrades decided to go to this place on my recommendation, a beautiful place that calls for contemplation, despite the lack of facilities and services, which makes your visit to the place short..
Written 26 August 2022
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johndavidlilly
Longmont, CO7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
I spent two nights in Ala Archa. The road to gate 2 is open. Our taxi driver loved driving on the new road. We hiked to the waterfall and to Racek Hut. We missed the waterfall trail so we went up the side of the river that the waterfall spills into. We climbed Uchitel Peak from the hut. All in all a great trip!
Written 22 July 2022
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Nomad
23 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The taxi is not allowed to enter the park due to ongoing road work from 1st week of July. Be prepared to walk 12 km in the worst case to reach the mountains and sometimes the car lift is available when we are lucky. They are allowing people to enter the park without entry ticket. The mountains experience is heaven. I have crossed Tepshi Plato but there was no trail leading to waterfall due to rock slide and it looks dangerous. Maybe someone clarify if they managed to reach the waterfall in July.

Written 13 July 2022
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Alan P
Minsk, Belarus127 contributions
May 2022
Fantastic scenery, mountains over 20,000ft!, if you visit, be prepared for a long walk, but well worth it!
Written 17 June 2022
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77maria1
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
Mar 2022
Our English speaking driver pick up us from our hotel at 9-30 am and we drive 40 km to the most beautiful place near Bishkek city - Ala Archa gorge. The road takes about 50 minutes.

Being able go to Ala Archa was awesome. To take a short hike to where one got breathtaking views is a lifetime memory. Tilek was an amazing manager, everything was arranged well, and worked out as planned. I'm glad to have seen a part of Kyrgyzstan that is outside of the city, and it was a privilege to have done so. It was a really nice experience booking tour with Pegas Adventure. I learned a lot about kyrgyz culture and have seen beautiful places. We want to go back again..!
Written 23 March 2022
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