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1-week guided rock climbing in Ala Archa, Kyrgyzstan


Explore the spectacular Ala Archa in Kyrgyzstan with qualified guide Aleksey, home to incredible mountaineering areas and natural beauty.


Tian Shan

7 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Climb in the incredible Ala Archa national park in the Tian Shan mountain range.
  • The spectacular park is home to forested slopes, gushing rivers and wildlife.
  • The quality rock and diverse terrain is great for climbers seeking a challenge.


The Tian Shan mountain range forms a dramatic backdrop around the southern skyline of Bishkek, guarding the Kyrgyz capital with its giant snow-covered peaks.

Only 40 kilometers south of Bishkek, the mountain range is home to the Ala Archa National Park.

With snow-covered peaks that soar past 4,000 meters, steep forested slopes, gushing rivers and alpine wildlife, the national park offers incredible natural beauty.

The park is also a magnet for rock climbers seeking out a fresh and rewarding challenge. Its quality rock, ice and mixed routes mean there is something for every type of climber. And there are more than 150 climbing routes of varying difficulty.

So join me on a week-long climbing adventure in the depths of nature that lies so close to the urban area, making it very accessible.

Some of the park’s most famous spots are the impressive gorge of the Ala Archa River and the Ak-Sai Glacier. Both of these offer spectacular terrain for rock climbing.

The name Ala Archa translates as variegated juniper, named after the plant that grows on its slopes.

The park is a top national destination with wide ranging activities past magnificent waterfalls and glaciers. It is the perfect place to train before big expeditions.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the spectacular beauty of the Ala Archa National Park in Kyrgyzstan on a full week of guided rock climbing.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

About the guide


Kyrgyz | English



What people are saying about Alexey Pototskiy

Tomer Firon


August, 2022

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!



August, 2018

Dear Alex and Anastasiya, we want to thank you two for this awesome adventure! We want to thank you for your patience (it's not easy to handle such a crazy group of singers, laughers, crazy people ;) ), your professionalism, your smiles, your warmth and your positive attitude! We will keep these days in our hearts and send think back to you two with a smile on our faces! Thank you. Matt, Susi, Mann Roberto



October, 2017

I ended up climbing for 2 weeks in Ala Archa with Alexey, and then I climbed Khan Tengri by myself. I was not able to attempt Pobeda because of some frost damage on my fingers, but I hope to be able to try it one day. Alexey was a great guide and it was awesome to climb with him!


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