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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. 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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  • Some of the less inhabited and less visited places on earth which makes it my right choice to visit here. Also the best part is you don't realize how much time you spent down here.  more »
  • This national park is about three quarters of an hour by car from Bishkek. It's a place for walking which made it less than ideal for me with my disabilities. But I enjoyed my visit and talked with yo...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit when in Bishkek. Beautiful Nature Reserve with varied landscapes, views and colors. All the glowing reviews given are accurate. Since this is Tripadvisor (so designed for tour...  more »

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