The Ala-Archa National Park is one of the most attractive places for tourists and local residents near Bishkek. The gorge is located 30 kilometers south of the capital. Ala Archa is the natural park with many opportunities for camping, hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. There are many places to visit, for instance, the hut of Ractek, Adygene Lake, Big Ala-Archa and Ak-Sai glaciers, as well as the highest peaks of the Kyrgyz ridge: Korona peak, Svobodnaya Korea Peak, Semenov-Tian-Shansky Peak and many others. In general, Ala-Archa has more than 150 mountain routes and many hiking trails.
The gorge is at an altitude of 1600 to 4860 meters above sea level. There are many rare and beautiful plants such as the Tian-Shan fir, pine, juniper birch, willow and many others. Many species of animals, including Red Book species, live in the gorge.
How to get to Ala Archa?
It is possible to get to the park by marshrutka 265 from the Osh bazaar (it is necessary to ask whether it goes to the park or not), Fair is 50 soms.
Price list for visiting Ala Archa National Park
|For the entry of visitors without a vehicle||80 soms|
|Car (with passengers)||450 soms|
|Minivan (with passengers)||600 soms|
|Minibus (with passengers)||1000 soms|
|Bus (with passengers)||2500 soms|
Ala Archa on the Map
Mobile Network is available up to the Alplager.
On the territory of the Alplager there is a guest house, groceries, and a cafe. Anda recreation center with yurts and tapchans near the birch grove.
There are many springs in the gorge and it is possible to drink water from the river. Of course, for greater safety, this water is better to boil.
There are many places for parking and camping, but the installation of tents near the Alplager is 400 soms per tent. However, in other places, the installation is free.