National Park Ala-Archa - is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. Here, on a small area you can see many interesting natural sites - forests, grasslands, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, rock walls, as well as not frightened wild animals. Also Ala-Archa is one of the best climbing areas. There are hundreds of routes of varying difficulty for everyone. Fairly easy approache and good infrastructure make this area very popular among climbers from all over the world.
First of all we should tell about Ak-Sai gorge. There are about two dozen peaks, with more than one hundreds routes around the Ratsek Hut. There are several mountain huts where a few dozen people can be accommodated. Also, there are small houses on the glaciers of Ak-Sai and Uchitel (Teacher).
Another untapped area – Adygene gorge. There are a lot of trails, mostly easy and medium difficulty levels. It is necessary to construct tent camps.
First of all we should tell about Ak-Sai gorge. There are about two dozen peaks, with more than one hundreds routes around the Ratsek Hut. There are several mountain huts where a few dozen people can be accommodated. Also, there are small houses on the glaciers of Ak-Sai and Uchitel.
Another untapped area is Adygene gorge. There are a lot of trails, mostly easy and medium difficulty levels. It is necessary to construct tent camps.
Definition of the technical difficulty of routes is identified according to the standard classification on CIS territory. Easy level of difficulty - routes of 1B category. They do not require any technical skills, but still physical exercise is large enough. Routes of 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B categories relate to the average level of complexity. It is necessary to be able to climb on rocks and ice, as well as work with a rope, and other climbing equipment. Climbing on 4A, 4B, 5A category routes is affordable only for experienced sportsmen. The most difficult routes is 5B and 6 categories for professionals.
Climbing on 1B category route takes 3 days. You can see this program on the example of the ascent on Uchitel (Teacher) peak. Other 1B category of difficulty peaks are offered for 3-day programs: in Ak-Sai gorge - Baychechekey 4515 m, Boks 4240 m; in Adygene gorge - Adygene 4393 m, Panfilov 4332 m, Electro 4078 m.
For the middle level of difficulty, we offer an additional day of acclimatization trek and training. On this day of trainings we focus on techniques which you need in the ascent. Minimum program is prepared for 4-5 days, depending on the location of selected route. An example can be found here: Climbing Corona peak. We will help you to choose one or more of routes in accordance with your priorities.
There are peaks, which can be and should be accomplished in a day. These is Komsomolets 4140 m, Morozov 4241 m, traverse Komsomolets - Pioneer. These ascents take at least 10-12 hours and fair amount of physical efforts.