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 mountaineering areas. There are hundreds of routes of varying difficulty for everyone.
Crown Peak - is one of the most beautiful peaks, being the visiting card of Ala-Archa area. This is a large massif, consisting of six rocky towers with a maximum height of 4860 meters. There are dozens of routes with varying difficulty of them. For the beginning we can offer you the easiest one - upon Corona glacier to the second tower. Route has 2A category of difficulty based on the conventional classification in the CIS countries (from 1 to 6).
To pass this route you need basic skills to work with the rope and the ability to move on crampons on ice up to 45 degrees. If you often go to the mountains, but have never tried technical climbing, we suggest taking trainings before. We can combine main tour with climbing courses by adding several more days to the program. If you are newbie to the mountains, it is suggested to start with simple ascents, on Uchitel (Teacher) peak.
50 km on a car, 1 h.
Trek 7 km, difference in altitude 1200 m, 5-7 hours.
Altitude 800-3350 m.
Transfer from Bishkek to National Park Ala-Archa (2100m). Then walk along the picturesque gorge of Ak-Sai to Ratsek Hut (3300 m). Accommodation in a mountain hut or in own tents on the territory of Ratsek, short acclimatization treks around the neighborhood.
Trek 5 km, difference in altitude 300 meters.
Altitude 3350-3650-3350 m.
After the breakfast we test equipment and go to Ak-Sai icefall. We practice on ice routes, working with rope and ice equipment in rope teams and organizing stations. Overnight on Ratsek Hut.
Trek 5 km, difference in altitude 600 m, 3-4 hours.
Altitude 3350-3950 m.
After the breakfast we pack our stuff and go upon moraine along the left side of icefall to plateau of Ak-Sai glacier. Further our way lies over the glacier; here we need harnesses, ropes and ice axes. Upon arrival to the hut we have a rest, then there would be trainings on working with rope and equipment. Overnight in Corona hut. During climbing season there are not enough sleeping place in the hut; in this case overnight in tents.
Trek 6 km, difference in altitude 850 meters, 8-10 hours.
Altitude 3950-4800-3950 m.
We leave after early breakfast. We put harnesses, helmets and crampons on in the cabin and does not take them off for all day. After the first steep climb we will make rope teams because there may be cracks along the path. Further, depending on the condition of snow and ice on the route, we ascent by aid climbing. The entire route is ice-snow surface and the only top 20 meters is not complicated part of route. Panorama from here is great - as it is one of the highest peaks of the Kyrgyz ridge. Descend by the same path of ascent. Overnight on Corona hut.
Trek 12 km, difference in altitude 850 meters, 6-7 hours.
After the breakfast we leave our hut for Ala Archa National Park. Transfer to Bishkek.
You should have insurance coverage for 30,000 US Dollars.
The insurance should cover injured transportation.
It is recommended to bring:
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