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Ala-Archa Gorge, Bishkek

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Explore the remarkable alpine scenery suited for hikers, horseback riders, mountain climbers, and skiers at Ala-Archa Gorge. Established in 1976 some 40 km (25 mi) from the capitol, the park is noted for the vibrant, multicolored junipers that grow in the area. In addition to the very rare snow leopard, the reserve contains many interesting geological formations, river valleys, large glaciers, and ski areas at altitudes over 4,000 m (13,000 ft). Immerse yourself in the boundless natural beauty, snapping pictures and relaxing in the serene environment. During your treks, always carry extra water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Use our Bishkek driving holiday app to arrange your visit to Ala-Archa Gorge and other attractions in Bishkek.
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  • If you have the time this is worth exploring. Was really beautiful to get out there with snow on the ground. Some people complain about the lack of amenities in other reviews, but I think it's more au...  more »
  • There are many better places to Kyrgyzstan to see a really great nature than ALA ARCHA. If you have time to spend your can go. If not try something else.  more »
  • Ala Archa is a place of pride for Bishkek that is a nature Park about 45 minutes drive. Once you enter park situated on mountain you feel and see greenery fresh air cold river water coming from height...  more »

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