Ala Archa Ratcek Hut Overnight Hike

Ala Archa Ratcek Hut Hike

Join Apple Hostel on one of our most popular hikes close to Bishkek. Ratcek Hut was named after a soviet alpinist- Ratcek Vladimir – who initiated the construction of the hut when he was managing  the Kyrgyz Club of Alpinism and Tourism in the 1930s.

You’ll hike up a path that is surrounded by spectacular wildlife and heaps of wildlife on your way up to the famous Ratcek hut. One at the summit, settle down next to a warm fire with a few drinks in the wooden hut which is situated next to Aksai glacier in Ala-Archa National Park.

The trek will start with a transfer from Bishkek to Alplager, before embarking on the 5-6 hour hike up Ratcek Hut. Bring plenty of snacks and water/drinks with you! After a night under the crystal clear stars, begin your amble descent back down to Alplager in the morning before heading back to Bishkek via a private transfer.

Ala-Archa Views
Ala-Archa Hike
Ratcek Hut
Camping in Ala-Archa



  • Day 1: Transfer from Bishkek to Alplager by car. Start the hike at 2200 m above sea level. Hiking for 5-6 hours to reach the hut at 3300 m above the sea level. Snacks for lunch. Dinner & Camping.
  • Day 2: Hike back down to Alplager. Snacks for breakfast and lunch. Transfer back to the city.

Tour Cost

  • 1 person:   22,000 som
  • 2 people:    12,800 som per person
  • 3 people:    9,500 som per person
  • 4 people:    8,300 som per person

INCLUDED: english speaking guide, dinner, lunch and overnight in the hut, transport there and back, park entrance fee

NOT INCLUDED: Snacks for breakfast, lunch and camping equipment rental

DURATION: 2 Days 1 Night


  • trekking boots/gaiters,
  • weatherproof warm clothes
  • horseriding helmets (are provided)
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • rain coat

You can rent any equipment you might need directly from us.

Contact Us To Book

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