3-day ice climbing in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan


Let Anastasiya, an IFMGA certified guide, teach you the basics or help you improve your ice climbing level with this 3-day program in Ala Archa Gorge, Kyrgyzstan.

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Tian Shan

3 Days

All year

Open to everyone



This incredible 3-day ice climbing trip in Ala Archa Gorge is a great way to enjoy the best spot in Kyrgyzstan to practice this amazing sport year-round!

Ala Archa Gorge is located inside the Ala Archa National Park, in the Tian Shan mountain range. It can be easily reached from Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, by driving south for 40 kmInside this popular spot for outdoor activities lies the impressive Ak-Sai glacier, which offers more than 150 established hiking, rock and ice climbing routes. 

The Ak-Sai glacier is a unique and beautiful formation that has ice routes in excellent conditions year round. This hard ice is very secure and a bit more difficult than other ice climbing spots around the world, that’s why if you learn how to climb here you’ll be able to climb everywhere else.

Plus, while we practice this fun activity, we’ll be surrounded by the most beautiful area of Kyrgyzstan. The white peaks in the Ala Archa National Park are the perfect scenery to spend some time learning or improving your ice climbing skills.

Send me a request if you want to discover ice climbing in Kyrgyzstan. I promise the Ala Archa Gorge won’t disappoint you!


Day 1: Arrival

We’ll meet in Bishkek and transfer to the Ala-Archa national park. We’ll hike for 3 to 6 hours to the Mountain Hut where we’ll stay. Then we’ll spend some time training.

Day 2: Ice climbing training

Training on Ak-Say glacier.

Day 3: Ice climbing training and departure

Training on Ak-Say glacier and transfer back to Bishkek.




Mountain hut

More info

equipment list: Crampons Harness Helmet

meals,accommodations in mountain hut (7-14$ per night)

Meeting point



About the guide

I'm an IFMGA-certified guide from Kyrgyzstan and started guiding professionally in 2003. In my 14 years of guiding, I worked as a high altitude and technical mountain guide, trekking and hiking guide, ski-touring guide and ice and rock climbing gide.

I finished Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan and I am a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA).

Additionally, I am ”Snow Leopard”. This title is given to those who have climbed all the highest mountains in the former Soviet Union. These include: Lenin peak (7134 m) 2 ascents, Khan Tengri peak (7010 m) 2 ascents, Korzhenevskaya peak (7105 m) 1 ascent, Communism peak (7495 m)1 ascent, Pobeda peak (7439 m)1 ascent.

I have worked all over the Tian-Shan and Pamir ranges. I worked as a guide in Lyallak and Dugoba, in Alla Archa National Park and Suusamyr Valley, Terskey Ala Too and Kyngei-Ala Too.

As a mountain guide, my top 3 priorities are: 1 -safety, 2 –creating positive experiences for my clients and 3 -expedition success.

I am a mountaineer and really love the mountains so I also spend all my free time here. I have participated in expeditions in the Himalayas, Africa, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Patagonia and Russia.

I live and work in a beautiful mountainous country and I will be glad to show you the virgin beauty of the Kyrgyz mountains.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 310 Each

Group of 2

EUR 186 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

The Price doesn't include the transfer fees.


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