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Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering trip

Anastasiya, an IFMGA-certified guide, invites you to a great mountaineering adventure in the amazing Ak-Sai glacier, in the Ala Archa National Park. You will have the opportunity to climb the Korona peak (4810) and the Bachechekei (4515 m)!

Mountain RangeTian Shan
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to discover a fantastic mountaineering spot in Kyrgyzstan: the Ak-Sai glacier! It lies in the Ala Archa National Park, 40 kilometers of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

I propose a 7-day program, climbing some of the amazing peaks of this area!

The Ala Archa National Park is located on the Tian Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan. One of its most famous spots is the impressive gorge of the Ala Archa River.

Besides, mountaineers from all over the world come to the Ak-Sai area for its more than 150 climbing routes. It offers options for all levels, from beginners to experienced climbers, for rock, ice and mixed routes.

Also, the Ak-Sai icefall is a perfect location for ice climbing lessons, after just 30 minutes walking we will find different ice routes for the classes. We find there ice falls for every level, for ice climbing beginners as well as for more experienced climbers. 3 hours walk from the Ak-Sai hut we will find other ice routes, from 5 to 16 pitches.

We will meet in Bishkek. Before climbing some peaks, I will give you some ice climbing training. Depending on your abilities, it will be 1 or 2 days covering the following:

  • Ice climbing and ice tools technique
  • Double rope technique
  • Ice fifi technique
  • Belay technique
  • Moving together technique
  • Leading and following technique
  • How to move on ice terrain while climbing
  • Jumaring with 1 and 2 jumars,
  • How to make belay stations on the ice
  • Different tips of belay stations
  • Quick ice rappeling

Then, the following days we will climb the Korona peak (4810 m) and the Baichechekei (4515 m) peak. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below this text. Of course we can change this program depending on your level, the time you have available and your wishes.

So, want to be part of this mountaineering adventure in Ala Archa? Then contact me and I will give you more information! I also offer a 9-day mountaineering trip to Ala-Archa, including the ascent of other peaks. Check it out!

More info

Climbers must have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR.

Meeting point

Bishkek. 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.

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Itinerary

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

Bishkek –Ala –Archa by car. Hiking to Ak-Sai hut. (4-8 hours)

Day 2 to 3: Ice climbing training

Ice training: ice climbing technique; double rope technique; ice tools technique; ice fifi technique; belay technique; moving together technique; leading and following technique; how to move on ice terrain while climbing; jumaring with 1 and 2 jumars; how to make belay stations on the ice; different types of belay stations and quick ice rappeling. If you are good at ice climbing, we can spend only one day for this class.

Day 4: Korona peak ascent (4810 m)

Ascent to Korona Peak (6 ice pitches).  It will take us about 8-12 hours.

Day 5: Rest and preparation for next ascent

Half day rest and half day preparation for the next ascent.

Day 6: Acent to Baichehekei peak (4515 m)

Baichechekei (4515 m) ascent (10 ice pitches). It will take us about 10-14 hours.

Day 7: Descent to Bishkek


Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Crampons

Harness

Belay device

Backpack

Other gear: Boots, carabiners, waterproof clothing, headlamp, gloves.


About the guide

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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 928 each

Group of 2

EUR 516 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Permit and entrance fees

Price details

• The Price also includes the following Radio communications during the climbing and the First aid kit. The Price doesn't include the transfer fees. Food and accommodation in mountain hut is 25$ per day/per person.


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