Mountaineering Course in Ala Archa, Kyrgyzstan


Join a unique mountaineering course in Kyrgystan and spend 2-days learning new skills and practicing in the Ala Archa mountains.

Tian Shan

14 Days

Sep, Oct




  • Join an intensive and complete mountaineering course.
  • Train and climb 3-6 peaks with smooth acclimatization.
  • Enjoy a unique mountaineering experience in the Tian Shan range.


On this amazing mountaineering Course in Ala-Archa, you will improve your skills and practice them in a stunning location.

You will spend 2 weeks under the guidance of a UIAGM professional guide. The techniques you will learn include rock climbing, ice climbing, belay techniques, group interaction, and roped group movement. Also, we will work on being comfortable in the mountains. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

This program takes place in Ala Archa, a beautiful and wild place with valleys, waterfalls, and glaciers. It is designed for beginner mountaineers with prior climbing experience. If you would like to join, please send a request with your information.

Take your mountaineering skills to the next level and tackle amazing mountains on this 2-week mountain climbing course in Ala Archa. We look forward to guiding you!


Day 1: Bishkek-Ala Archa

Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the Ala-Archa alpine camp.

Day 2: Ascent to Ratseka hut. 3300 m.

Day 3: Rock climbing training near Ratseka hut

Rope training, movement, and belay on the route, different belaying methods. Using of equipment.

Day 4: Climbing the Ratseka Peak.

Today we will climb an interesting rock route with different climbing along the ridge, on the sunny side of the ridge. Descend to the base camp.

Day 5: Ice training

Ice training: movement on flat and steep terrain. Belay station, placement of ice screws,

Day 6: Climbing to Boks Peak

A beautiful route along the ridge, from which you can see the entire horseshoe on top of the Ak-Sai glacier.

Day 7: Technical training

Rope training, movement, and belay on the route, different belaying methods. Movement in roped team and cooperation between the different teams.

Day 8: Climbing to Korona Peak along an ice route

Interesting climb to Korona Peak along an ice route. By the way, in the current ecological situation, the amount of ice routes decreases constantly. So, do not lose the opportunity to have an ice route experience!

Day 9: Climbing the Izyskatel peak

Today we will climb a mixed route, and move on rocky, ice, and snow terrain.

Day 10: Rest day

Day 11: Climbing on a route according to the weather and the condition of the group

Day 12: Climbing on a route according to the weather and the condition of the group

Day 13: Descent to the Ala-Archa camp

Day 14: Departure to the airport




Mountain huts and tents

Meeting point



Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Climbing skins, Poles, Helmet, Goggles, Sunglasses, Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Belay device, Backpack, Water bottle, Other_ • Down jacket with a hood, large enough to put on over a fleece jacket • Warm fleece / Softshell • Long sleeve warm thermal underwear shirt • Long sleeve underwear shirt (Light/medium) • Water proof and breathable jacket with hood (Gore Tex is strongly recommended) • T-shirts • Fleece or Softshell pants (with full side zips to allow ventilation) • Two pairs of long underwear pants (one light and one medium-warm) • Waterproof and breathable pants (or bib pants) with full side zips for easy putting on and taking off • Trekking pants • Shorts • Socks2-3 pairs • 3 pairs of thermal socks (medium-heavy thickness) • Hat with brim (best option) or bandana or cap • Climbing (double or triple) high-altitude expedition boots • Light weight trekking boots • Sandals for Osh and Base camp • 2 pairs Softshell gloves • High-altitude warm mittens • Thick hat (Softshell or fleece) • Warm Balaclava or Buff (face protection) • Glacier glasses • Ski mask (4+ level) • Extra pair of your ordinary glasses (if you wear them) • Down or hollow fiber filled sleeping bag good for -15-20 degrees Celsius • Sleeping pad, either a Therm-a-Rest, or a closed-cell foam pad • Head lamp with extra 2 sets of batteries • Water bottle 1 liter (with insulators) • Thermos 1 liter • Backpack 60-80 liters • Additional: one day pack 40-50 liters (should be big enough to hold two liters’ thermos, a snack, extra clothing, and a camera for the summit day) – or you can use big one. • Ice axe 60-70 cm • Telescopic ski poles • Crampons (well fitting, preferably “step-in”) • Gaiters • Harness • Leash with 2 rope ends (Y-form) • 3 Binners • Belay (rappel) device + «prusik» (1,5 м of 7mm rope) • Fixed rope ascender (joumar) • Helmet (Attention! During transporting in luggage helmet may be damaged, we recommend you to carry it in hand baggage) • Sun screen cream (spf 50+) • Your specific first aid kit • Lip balm (spf 25+) • Favorite lightweight snacks, vitamins, isotonic • Personal mug, spoon, plate. • Additional: personal jet-boil or stove and pot (if you prefer to have your own).

About the guide

Grigory is a passionate and experienced KMGA/IFMGA/UIAGM guide with plenty of mountaineering under his belt. He has a Russian sports master which he acquired in 2006, he was the 2007 Moscow Mountaineering Champion and has guided since 2008 in Nepal, the Caucasus, Tien Shen range, Alps, and more. He is also a Certified Alpine Ski instructor since 2014 and has an Avalanche Rescue certificate from the Russian Association of Mountain Guides.

Deal opportunities

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Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 09, 2022

EUR 1289 per traveller

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1959 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1650 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1547 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1341 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1289 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1289 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1289 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


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