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Ala-Archa Gorge, Bishkek
(4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Bishkek holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ala-Archa Gorge and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • That's the closest to Bishkek must visit destination. Probably, the most popular national park. You always find something new like in Terry Gilliam movies. Amazing atmosphere and variety of options — ...  more »
  • What an amazing place. A mear 40 minutes from the capital and you are in another world with breathtaking views, various difficulties of hikes and an unlimited trail system to a waterfall or glacier. 
  • Ala-Archa may be the go-to choice for weekend or day trips from the city, but not many people take the time to explore the dozens of different trails throughout the gorge. Look for a trail on the righ...  more »