Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering course

Improve your climbing skills with this mountaineering course in the amazing Ala Archa area in Kyrgyzstan, with local IFMGA-certified guide Anastasiya. Enjoy 7 days of learning and training ascents.




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Tian Shan

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip




    I invite you to join me on a 7-day mountaineering course in Ala Archa, a fascinating region in Kyrgyzstan, and a mountaineers’ favorite!

    If you are looking to move your mountaineering a step further and improve your level, then this is the course for you. This program is suitable for beginners and also for climbers with some previous experience.

    The Ak-Sai glacier, in the Ala Archa National Park, is an extraordinary mountaineering destination. It offers more than 150 climbing routes, with options for all levels. Besides, it’s just 40 minutes away from Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

    The Ala Archa National Park is located on the Tian Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan. I know the Ala Archa area like the back of my hand, and I’ve been teaching and training mountaineers for more than seven years.

    During this program you will learn the following:

    -How to work with a rope
    -Useful knots and techniques
    -Lead climbing technique
    -Second climbing technique
    -Anchors and stance organization
    -Belay technique
    -Improvised rescue
    -Jumaring, with 1 and 2 jumars
    -Mixed climbing
    -Artificial climbing

    We will meet in Bishkek and transfer by car to Ala Archa. Then we will hike to the Ak-Sai Hu. It will take us from 4 to 8 hours. Next morning, we will start our training.

    Our program will depend on your wishes, weather, snow and avalanche conditions and how fast you can learn. My guests and I usually make a decision in the evening regarding what we are going to do on the next day.

    So don’t miss the opportunity to improve your mountaineering skills in this amazing location! Send me a request and book your trip. I can design a training program just for you, according to your wishes and level. I will be waiting for you in Kyrgyzstan!

    If you have more time available, I also offer a 9-day mountaineering trip, climbing peaks like Corona (4869 m), Uchitel (4560 m) and Boks (4211 m). And if you are looking for a more challenging experience, you should check the 21-day expedition to Peak Korzhenevskaya (7105 m) that I guide.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    800 EUR

    Group of 2
    500 EUR

    Group of 3
    400 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Permit and entrance fees
     The Price also includes the following Radio communications during the climbing and the First aid kit. The Price doesn't include the transfer fees.


    • Day 1Bishkek-Ala Archa-Ak-Sai hut

      We will meet in Bishkek and travel to Ala Archa National Park by car. Then, we will hike to the Ak-Sai hut (4-8 hours).

    • Day 2 to 7Training and Ascents

      During these days, I will train you on key mountaineering skills. Then, we will do some ascents.  The training will cover the following:

      -How to work with a rope
      -Useful knots and techniques
      -Lead climbing technique
      -Second climbing technique
      -Anchors and stance organization
      -Belay technique
      -Improvised rescue
      -Jumaring, with 1 and 2 jumars
      -Mixed climbing
      -Artificial climbing

      On Day 7, we return to Bishkek.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point


    I can help you organizing the transfer from the airport if you want. The transfer from airport to Bishkek is not included in the price.


    Food and accommodation in the mountain hut costs US$25 per day per person. Participants will additionally split the cost of the guide's expenses.

    More info

    You need to have a medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR.


    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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    What People are Saying

    • 3 reviews


    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
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    The trip was great and I have learned a lot. Anastacia was super friendly, patient and of course competent. Hope I can do a trip with her again in the future!
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    Daniela Becker
    I had an amazing time. I\'ve wanted to do a mountaineering course for years and I did far more than I expected within the seven days, I\'d recommend it for anyone wanting similiar. Ala-Archa is an incredible place to learn and practise, stunning views. And Anastasiya is a perfect guide, very patient and knowledgable. She\'s really proffesional in what she does!
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