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Rock Climbing in Kyrgyzstan: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Dominated by the mountains that surround the country, Kyrgyzstan is a veritable rock climbing paradise!

From the highly mountainous and rugged terrain that dominates the country, to the beautiful valleys and lakes that dot the highly-populated lowlands, Kyrgzstan is seemingly tailor-made for outdoor activities. The country is land-locked and bordered by China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, and is an interesting melting pot of cultures also influenced by its relative geographical isolation. Take advantage of the near-limitless opportunities to engage in rock climbing trips, while also exploring this highly rural country with a fascinating history, well off the beaten path, and an enigma waiting to be unlocked.  

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Kyrgyzstan

What should I know about Rock Climbing Kyrgyzstan?

Previously under Soviet rule until 1991, and also a key component of the Silk Road long ago, Kyrgyzstan is still a relatively new country for tourists to visit, and thus it is ripe for exploration.

The numerous rugged mountain ranges that litter the country make it a veritable rock climbers paradise, as the many options and low crowds compared to other rock climbing hot spots mean conditions are ideal!

There are rock climbs available for people of all abilities, from beginner to expert, making it a fun place for groups!

The complex and riveting history of the country can best be read about in the capital city, Bishkek, an emerging urban area.

Summer is the best time to visit, due to the bitterly cold temperatures in Winter, so pack appropriate clothing to maximize your enjoyment!

Why should I choose Kyrgyzstan for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Off the beaten path

Kyrgyzstan is still a relatively isolated and unknown country, located in the middle of Central Asia and its population still very rural. Visiting this country will be a truly unique experience that not may people can say they have done, and the fact it is very mountainous is advantageous to experiencing some fantastic rock climbing.

Perfect conditions

There are endless opportunities to engage in rock climbing in Kyrgyzstan, as a vast majority of the country is covered in mountains and glaciers. Mobile communication is not widespread, so it is also a great opportunity to disconnect for a while and truly take in the stunning scenery and landscapes.

Fascinating culture

When not rock climbing, Kyrgyzstan offers a captivating range of cultural pursuits due to its wide mix of ethnic groups and cultures. From being a vital part of the Silk Road, to Soviet occupation, to the present day, there is enough history to explore here for everyone. The capital city of Bishkek is a modern metropolis that caters to all.

What can I expect from the weather in Kyrgyzstan?

Bitterly cold in Winter, with temperatures frequently dropping well below freezing. Can be very hot in Summer, with temperatures hitting the high 30's celsius.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyz and Russian

What currency is accepted in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstani som

How can I get to Kyrgyzstan?

Flights to Bishkek from most major Eastern European and Central Asian hubs.

What’s the country code of Kyrgyzstan?


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

April to September, when the weather is warmest, as Winter is too bitterly cold.

What people are saying about Rock 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!



We had an awesome day with Pavel. He did everything so that we had the best experience ever. Highly recommended activity!

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