The valley of Ala-Archa river is one the most picturesque sights of Bishkeks surroundings. Here, in the narrow valley of a seemingly ordinary river, you will find a high concentration of wonderful, stunning landscapes, waterfalls and amazing rock formations. Paired with an unexpectedly rich flora and fauna, this region is considered by many to be a symbol of the kyrgyz ridge (Ala-Too).
The Ala-Archa gorge is located in a central part of the Kyrgyz Ridge, 30 km to the south of Bishkek. With over 35 km lengh it stands as the largest of all the gorges of the Kyrgyz Ridge. “Ala-Archa” is translaced from Kyrgyz, meaning “varicolored juniper”. The gorge got its name from the numerous bushes of juniper covering its slopes. Due to the great diversity of junipers in the gorge and their different colors and shapes, the valley truly deserves its name.
*If you have problems with high altitudes, please bring your own medicine.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: 500 som per person in a group of 4 ppl
Tour guide: 2000 som per group (optional)
*PS: Park entrance fee is 500-1000 som depending on the vehicle