Ala-Archa gorge

     Rolling out of the Kyrgyz Alatau (Kyrgyzskiy Range, Northern Tien Shan) to the North, the Ala-Archa, Alamedin and dozens of parallel canyons are good for everything from picnics to mountaineering and even Big Wall climbing. They are the most accessible gorges from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan - only 40 km driving!

Photos by: Georgy Regetsiy, Alexander Ruchkin, Nikolay Gonenko and Alexey Yakovlev. Comments: Igor Fedyaev.

Bishkek. Local bazaar (market).
On the way from Bishkek to Ala-Archa.
Ala-Archa. Mountain hut.
Ala-Archa. Mountain hut inside.
Ala-Archa. Ak-Sai gorge.
Bishkek bazaar (market) is worth visit before departure to the Ala-Archa. Ala-Archa and Alamedin gorges are situated very close to the Bishkek- about 40 km driving. There are few options for accommodation in Ala-Archa: from tents to upmarket hotel. Mountain huts are somewhere in between... Inside the mountain hut. Russian bania is also available! It is worth to make few hiking in around the base camp before go climbing. The memorial on the opposite side of Ala-Archa river is one of usual destinarions. Foto: Ak-Sai gorge as seen from the memorial's site.
Ala-Archa. Memorial. Ala-Archa river gorge. Ala-Archa river gorge. Ala-Archa river gorge. Ala-Archa river gorge.
The memorial site is dedicated to mountaineers who lost their lifes in the Tien Shan mountains... Ala-Archa river it the holiday which is with you forever (especially if go swimming after snowfall somewhen in May...) >>
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