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7-day climbing program in Ala Archa National Park, a great mountaineering area in Kyrgyzstan, together with a KMGA certified mountain guide.
Ala Archa is one of the best mountaineering areas in the world. It’s a National Park on the Tian Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan, 40 kilometers south of Bishkek.
Its name means “variegated juniper” in Kyrgyz, which is a coniferous plant that grows on its slopes.
Ala Archa is a top destination in Kyrgyzstan, because it offers a wide range of trekking and mountaineering activities, as well as hikes to waterfalls and glaciers. Actually, it’s an ideal place to train before going on a big expedition.
Mountain climbers also come to challenge themselves on its rock, ice and mixed routes. In fact, there are more than 150 climbing routes for all levels of difficulty. Some of them up to 1100 m.
One of the most famous spots in this National Park is the impressive gorge of the Ala Archa River. Ak-Sai Glacier, on the other hand, is another spectacular place to practice mountaineering and climbing.
Although the park is open all year round, I recommend visiting during late summer and early fall.
If you want to know more about what can be experienced here, I strongly recommend you to read this article. It’s the story of one of my client’s trips in September 2016 to this stunning National Park.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this adventure and spend 7-days climbing in the beautiful surroundings of Ala Archa. I will be glad to be your guide during this trip.
6 nights in “Light House” hut.
- The price includes the following items: • Guide service • Transport Bishkek - Ala-Archa - Bishkek; • Accommodation in “Light House” hut (6 nights); • Full board (3 times per day; in the days of climbing or afternoon lessons given a lunch-box); • Entrance fee; • Radio communications during the climbing; • First aid kit and first aid. - Climbers must have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30 000 EUR.
I was born in what is now Bishkek, the Capital City of Kyrgyz Republic (used to be Frunze, the Capital of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic) and live there ever since.
I started guiding professionally in 2004. I guide groups and individuals in technical and high altitude climbing, ski-tours, backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, ice climbing. I can also provide training facilities and organize trekking programs.
My main priorities in guiding are client safety and expedition success and therefore, my professional motto is “Never climb with strangers”.
In 2011, I finished my training with the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide School. The school is supported by Mammut and the Swiss and British Mountain Guide Associations and follows the IFMGA standards. Upon completion of the course and passing necessary tests I was qualified as a Mountain Guide. I am also qualified in mountain rescue and first aid by Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan (2012) and a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA) since the Autumn of 2009 where I serve as an instructor and examiner for the National Mountain Guide courses.
In my 13 years of guiding, I have worked all over Tien-Shan and Pamir in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China and East Sayan and Lake Baikal areas in Russia. I have arranged several ski tour and backcountry skiing programs in the Ala Archa national park, Suusamyr valley, Kyrghyz Ala Too, Chong Kemin gorge, Kumtor glacier, and Terskey Ala Too.
In 2009-2016 I worked as a high altitude guide at the Lenin Peak (7134 m), Khan Tengri Peak (7010 m), Pobeda Peak (7439 m), and Muztag Ata Peak (7546 m). As a mountaineering expert, I also have participated in 6 expeditions.
Presently I have over 100 ascents of different difficulty. The most significant of them are: Pobeda peak (7439 m) 1 ascent; Lenin peak (7134 m) 13 ascents; Muztag Ata (7546 m) 1 ascent; Khan Tengri (7010 m) 1 ascent; Korona peak 1st tower ED2 Smirnov route, winter conditions; Free Korea peak ED1 George Lowe route, winter conditions; Bachachekey peak 4 routes ED1 Kusmenko, Shwab, Polik, Ilyshenko; Ak-Too peak TD route, first ascent, winter conditions; Tarasova(Slovenia) TD route, winter conditions; Simagina peak TD+ route, winter conditions.
My sport climbing level: 7a-7b on sight, 7c-8a red point.
Please get in touch with me if you are interested to come and discover the mountains of my region.
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Group of 1
|EUR 1238 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1031 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 516 each|
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For our rock climbing week Andrey had put together a programm which was ideally tailored to our skills. He handled everything in a very professional and trouble-free way. Under his guidance we learned a lot and gained confidence to undertake more challenging tours for ourselves in the future. At the same time, Andrey is also a really nice guy to hang out with. We had lots of fun during our tours and in the evenings. Thanks Andrey!
Everything about the program was great: it actually was my first hike, trek and climb on a mountain! Perhaps I wasn’t physically prepared, but reaching the top of the peak was definitely the best part of the trip. I also enjoyed doing multi-pitches on the mountain, that’s something I would really like to do again. Andrey is a complete and responsible mountain guide that everybody should hire. He shares his knowledge and pushes his clients to their utmost capabilities. And the best thing is he can also take awesome pictures!