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3 gorges guided hike in the Kyrgyz mountains

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Join local IFMGA-certified guide Yaroslav on this memorable hike in the Kyrgyz mountains. You'll cross 3 gorges and climb to the summit of Uchitel Peak (4540m).

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Tian Shan

7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Join me on this 7-day guided hike in the Kyrgyz mountains and discover this truly amazing corner of the world! During our hike, we’ll cross 3 gorges, see dozens of waterfalls and even climb up to the summit of one of the area’s most beautiful peaks.

I’ll meet you at the airport in Bishkek and, from there, we’ll get a transfer to Belogorka/Sokuluk gorge, just 70 km away. Our trek will take us up the gorge, through wild bushes and alpine flowers. During the summer, many waterfalls drape the walls of the gorge. It’s an amazing spectacle!

Afterwards, we’ll cross Ozyorniy Pass (3900m). Picturesque views of the surrounding areas open from up here. As we descend from the pass, we’ll follow a stream to the Ala-Archa gorge and, from there, we’ll follow an old dirt road to the Alpine Base Camp.

The third gorge in our trek will be the Ak-Sai gorge. On our way there, we’ll cross the Sharkiratma river and visit the Ak-Sai waterfall. Then, we will walk up to Ratsek Stop, from where we’ll enjoy amazing views of the the glacier and the surrounding peaks.

Here, there are lots of mountaineering routes of varying levels of difficulty. During the program, we’ll hike to the top of Uchitel Peak (4540m). The ascent and descent usually take between 5 and 7 hours and you won’t need any special equipment.

Want to come on this hike in the Kyrgyz mountains in the company of a local guide? Then contact me know and I’ll be happy to be your guide in this beautiful area!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Food and cooking utensils will be provided but clients are expected to cook for themselves. Cooking services can be provided for a total of US$350 (per program).

Price doesn't include:

- Porters

- Accommodation in Bishkek

- City tour of Bishkek


Day 1: Meeting and transfer to Sokoluk gorge

Meeting group. Transfer from Bishkek to Sokuluk gorge (app.75 km, 1,5 hour). Setting up camp. Acclimatization walk up Ashu-Tor gorge. Overnight in tents.

Day 2: Up Sokoluk gorge

Trek up Sokuluk gorge to confluence of the Chon-Tor and Eastern Sokuluk streams. Camp altitude 3200m. Overnight in Tent Camp.

Day 3: To Ala-Archa gorge

Trek from the Sokuluk gorge to Ala-Archa gorge over the Ozyorniy Pass (3917m).  Camp altitude 2920m. Overnight in Tent Camp.

Day 4: To Alpine Base Camp

Trek down the Ala-Archa gorge to alpine camp (2200m). Overnight in Tent Camp.

Day 5: To Rarsek stop

Trek up to ‘Ratsek stop’ (3200m). Overnight in the Ak-Sai Mountain Hut.

Day 6: Uchitel Peak

Ascent to Uchitel peak (4540m), F grade route, you don’t need special climbing gear. Great view on surrounding summits opens from the top. Overnight in the Ak-Sai Mountain Hut.

Day 7: Descent and transfer to Bishkek

Descent to Ala-Archa alpine camp and transfer to Bishkek.




In tents.

Meeting point

At the airport in Bishkek

About the guide

I’m an IFMGA-certified mountain guide and I'm part of the Kyrgyzstan Mountain Guide Association (KMGA). I organize for my friends and clients trekking, mountaineering, climbing and ski touring trips and expeditions in Kyrgyzstan. Come and enjoy great climbing in the Ala-Archa Valley or sign for the challenging adventure of ascending Peak Lenin. I’ll be glad to organize for you the trip you are looking for and spend a good time with you in my mountains while sharing my experience as a mountain guide and my knowledge about my country.


Russian | Kyrgyz | English



What people are saying about Yaroslav Nikotin

Odile Giger


February, 2023

We had a really nice time with Yaroslav and his driver Daniel. We were skitouring in the end of February in Karakol and Jyrgalan. Yaroslav is a very professional guide and knows the region very well. Thanks to him we always found the best spots for powder snow. The hostels that he selected were all excellent and clean. Both, Yaroslav and his driver Daniel are very punctual and reliable. They helped us in all matters and were very warm-hearted and fun! all in all we had an amazing week and are very thankful for the fun time that we had together! I would defently book again with Yaroslav!



April, 2018

We decided to do a different tour instead of the alpine lakes tour. But really it was amazing and exactly what I was looking for. Yaroslav was a super guide and hiking companion. Thank you so much really! Andreas


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