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!
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!
Bishkek –Ala Archa by car.
Hiking to Ak Sai hut. (4-8 hours), short
We will cover:
Ice climbing technique
Double rope technique
Belay technique, moving together technique
How to move on ice terrain while climbing
with 1 and 2 jumars
How to make belay stations on the ice
types of belay stations and quick ice rappeling.
Time spent on lessons will depend on your ice climbing level.
We will spend half the day ice climb training and the other half hiking to Korona glacier hut.
You are required to have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR.
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.
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
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|EUR 722 Each|
Group of 2
|EUR 413 Each|
Group of 3
|EUR 310 Each|
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