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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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  • 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 »
  • So in the autumn just wonderfully and without crowds moving in the Valley... a bit much garbage everywhere, I hope that the times understands someone... remember, nature is simply gigantic... good camera!
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  • This is a beautiful location, and a fun place to explore as a family. Unfortunately, there was not really anywhere to buy food or drinks (apart from black tea).  more »

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