Bishkek - Ala-Artcha national park
Your guide will pick you up at 8 a.m. in the lobby of your hotel. We head towards Ala Archa National Park, a natural reserve with high, steep peaks, located 40 km (25 miles) south of Bishkek.
Ala-Artcha national park - Racek shelter
We start our hike at the base camp, located at 2200m (7218ft) above sea level. We start our walk in a beautiful pine forest, until we reach the magnificent Ak-Sai waterfall, where we stop for lunch. Then we continue our way on a steep, rocky slope up to the Ratsek hut, at 3200m (10499ft). This is where we’ll set our camp.
Racek shelter - Uchitel Peak
After an energetic breakfast, we take our hiking poles and go off to a day of adventures. Our goal for the day is to reach the Uchitel Peak. The trail is difficult, steep and rocky. We walk accurately and slowly. Step by step, we gain in altitude and reach the snow. The 1200m that separate us from the summit require acclimatization, so we do not rush. Finally, at the summit, you’ll be breath-taken by a panoramic view on the Tian Shan mountains and their glaciers.
Uchitel Peak - Racek shelter
After this moment of unity with nature, we head back towards our camp. The way back will be accompanied by an amazing view on the glaciers.
Racek shelter - Ala-Artcha national park
Before heading back to the capital of Kyrgyzstan, we take some time to enjoy nature. You can go explore the moraine.
Ala-Artcha national park - Bishkek
After heading back down to the base camp, we leave the mountains for Bishkek. Drop-off at your hotel where you can rest.