Ala-Archa

Mountaineering

Height: under 5000 m

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Dates: June – September

 Tien-Shan Travel proposes this interesting program for mountains lovers of any qualification. The obvious merits of this program:

–   short approaches, summit under 4895 m and wide choice of rock, ice and combined routes;

–   low price.

Ala-Archa is situated in the central part of Kyrgyz Ala- Too. The road leads to the base from Bishkek, and from 2100 m you can ascend to the Ak-Sai glacier past the forest and alpine meadows zone. On the lateral moraine at an altitude 3100 m, comfortable sites for tents are located. This place is called “Ratzek stop”, and it is usually used for pitching a base camp from which short approaches lead to main routes. The glacier is surrounded by Ak-Sai range, where there are well-known summits and where there are more than 30 complex routes.

 Season: from May to September.

 Services: Bus ride from the airport to the mountaineering base and back, food, route consultations, medical aid, control-rescue work and interpreters. The members have their own outfit which is necessary for ascents (including tents and primus stoves). They carry their outfit to the base camp and to their route without assistance. They cook in the base camp and on a route themselves.

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