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Mountain Climbing in Kyrgyzstan: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Tackle the titans of the Tian Shan with a background of breathtaking beauty

The small Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan is dominated by rugged and high rise mountains. Alpine lakes, stunning valleys, waterfalls and glaciers provide beautiful backdrops to some of the most thrilling and challenging climbs. Bordering China, the Tian Shan mountain range provides peaks beyond 7,000 meters and unparalleled adventures. Visit any time of the year for quality mountain climbing conditions in Kyrgyzstan.

Mountain Climbing in Kyrgyzstan

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Kyrgyzstan

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Kyrgyzstan?

Located in Central Asia, the landlocked nation of Kyrgyzstan borders Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. The unique landscape of Kyrgyzstan ranges from mountains and valleys to rivers and lakes, which offer a wonderful background for thrilling mountain climbs. The larger objectives, like the Tian Shan and sustained expeditions in the north and east, require a high fitness level and proper training. Climbing here also requires acclimatization due to the high altitude and towering summits.

Why should I choose Kyrgyzstan for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

World class climbing

Home to immense mountains, lush landscapes and massive spaces of solitude, Kyrgyzstan is prime territory for world class mountain climbing. The Tian Shan includes the country’s highest peaks of Pobeda (7,439m) and Lenin Peak (7,134m) Achieving your goals may be a tall order, but the abundant mountains offer fascinating climbs with an eclectic mix of thrilling expeditions.

Rich and rugged

The incredibly complex and dramatic terrain across Kyrgyzstan make for unforgettable expeditions. Culturally significant areas, steep and supreme summits that cut through the clouds, the demanding journeys unlock some of the wildest and most picturesque mountain scenery you’ll ever witness. It’s the country’s wide spectrum of natural beauty that makes it a rare climbing opportunity.

Colourful flora and fauna

The rugged nation of Kyrgyzstan offers a wide range of wildlife depending on the zones and altitudes. In the north you’ll discover meadows, steppes and thick forests. The south areas hold semi-desert landscapes. Plants include rhubarb, barberries and thyme. While the wildlife stretches from brown bears, mountain goats, and marmots to rock pigeons, partridges, hawks and falcons.

What can I expect from the weather in Kyrgyzstan?

Depending on your location, the climate of Kyrgyzstan can vary drastically. The Tian Shan and its high elevation changes between continental to polar with frequent freezing temperatures, while the southwest part of the country offers a subtropical climate that can reach upwards of 40 degrees (Celsius) in the summer.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyz and Russian.

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What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Kyrgyzstan?

Visit any time of the year for quality mountain climbing conditions in Kyrgyzstan.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Kyrgyzstan



Had a wonderful 11-day trip with Anastasiya in the beautiful Ala Archa! This was my first mountaineering experience so this trip included a lot of courses in mountaineering and climbing skills. Anastasiya was a fantastic guide and was very good at keeping everything safe, fun and sufficient challenging. Would highly recommend her. Couldn’t think of a better introduction to mountaineering.



Anastasia was a great guide/instructor and has invaluable knowledge of this area. Enjoyed every moment and learned a lot.



Anastasia is a very experienced mountain guide! She adjusted the itinerary based at on my personal goals and the weather conditions. Thanks to her very broad knowledge I learnt so much from her. If you are looking for a guide with a strong background and a lovely person with whom you can also sit down after a long day and have a tea Anastasia is the right choice. I definitely recommended her.


Alexey was beyond our expectations! He was extremely friendly throughout the whole 10 days, super professional, and very attentive. He was very flexible about the program, both due to weather conditions and our requests, in a way that made sure we covered all the content we expected to cover. From the moment we met, Alexey was eager to help us preparing for our course (even in the day before the course started). He also helped us a lot with planning the rest of our stay in Kyrgyzstan after the course ended. Once we got to the hut (where the course took place) it was immediately clear the Alexey is a true local expert, who knows every route and every possible complication and how to make sure we were all safe all the time. The reason for the 3 stars review on Explore-share service rating is that it was a bit complicated to pay for the course (1 star) and that the details of the course were unclear (regarding itinerary and prices of the small stuff- food, accommodations, included gear etc.- 1 star). But we are definitely happy with the outcome!



I would highly recommend Anastasia! I had an amazing trip to Ala Archa with Anastasia during spring 2019. She is an excellent guide, very professional, have a lot of knowledge and you can really feel her passion for being in the mountains. Furthermore she is easy to be around and you can sense the hospitality. My next trip in Kyrgyzstan will definitely be with her again

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