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Ice climbing in Kyrgyzstan, 5 days in the Ala Archa National Park

Join IFMGA certified mountain guides from the Central Asia Guides Bureau for this fantastic 5-days ice climbing in the breath-taking Ala-Archa National Park and summit Izyskatel peak!

Mountain RangeTian Shan
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover the spectacular and pristine natural beauty of Ala-Archa National Park

  • Take advantage of some of the best ice climbing conditions in the world

  • Summit Izyskatel peak at 4400m for absolutley stunning mountain views

  • Join highly experienced mountain guides with their intimate local knowledge


The gorgeous Ala-Archa National Park is an alpine area that sits amongst the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

Located roughly 40km south of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, the park streches about 200 square kilometres.

Within the park are more than 20 glaciers, 50 mountain peaks and other stunning geology such as waterfalls and gorges.

We will meet in Bishkek and travel to the park together. We will stay in huts on the mountainside that provide amazing views.

We will practice our ice climbing skills on the Ak Sai glacier. This will involve many different and important techniques, which are listed in the itinerary.

There are ice climbing options for all different levels and you can choose the route most appropriate for your skill set.

After two days of practice and a hike up to Korona hut, we will set off for our ascent of Izyskatel peak at 4400M. The panoramic views from this vantage are incredible.

You will need to be in good physical condition for this trip and have at least an intermediate ice climbing skill set.

Our itinerary is flexible depending on your requirements so we can adjust the schedule if needed.

If you would like to explore the wild and pristine nature of Ala Archa and enjoy some of the best ice climbing conditions in the world then sign up now and we’ll be waiting to share this experience with you!

More info

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

Meeting point

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




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

Bishkek –Ala Archa by car.

Hiking to Ak Sai hut. (4-8 hours), short
training session.

Day 2: Ice Climbing Training

We will cover:

  • Ice climbing technique
  • Double rope technique
  • Ice tools
  • 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.

Time spent on lessons will depend on your ice climbing level.

Day 3: Korona Glacier Hut

We will spend half the day ice climb training and the other half hiking to Korona glacier hut.

Day 4: Ascent to Izyskatel peak (4400m)

Day 5: Descent to Bishkek

About the guide

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We invite you to open the world of high and wild mountains
Our bureau was created by professional mountain guides Pavel Vorobiev and Anastasya Cheremnyh, both local IFMGA certified guides and Snow Leopards.

We have been working in the mountains for many years and have extensive guiding experience. In addition, we know this region of Central Asia very well. Based on our experience and your wishes, we will be able to tell you where to find the best snow for an amazing ski touring program or where to find the best rock or the best ice for an unforgettable climbing trip.

We take guide selection very seriously. We know each of the guides we work with personally after having worked and climbed with them many times. Most of them are IFMGA-certified guides, Snow Leopards and members of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA). All of them are professionals with extensive experience.

These are some of the guides in our team:
- Oleg Turaev: IFMGA and KMGA-certified, he has participated in many mountain rescues and is one of the most experienced guides in Central Asia.
- Sergey Seleverstov: IFMGA and KMGA-certified. He is also a Snow Leopard. He has climbed more than 20 mountains over 7000m.
- Artur Usmanov: IFMGA and KMGA-certified and also a Snow Leopard. He stood on a summit over 7000m 12 times.

We offer standard programs, but all of them can be adapted depending on your wishes and experience. Our philosophy is pretty simple: 1) safety, 2) a fun and positive experience for our guests and 3) reaching the summit.
Apart from the Tien-Shan & Pamir mountains, we successfully guide our guests in the Andes, Africa, the Caucasus, the Alps and the Himalayas

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 722 each

Group of 2

EUR 413 each

Group of 3

EUR 310 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Permit and entrance fees

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