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Part 2. Bishkek - Ala-Archa - Ratsek hut - Bishkek


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Part 2 08.0709.07; 22.0723.07; 05.0806.08

 

Itinerary: Bishkek Ala Archa National Park Ratsek Hut Bishkek

Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Day 1.
09:00 10:00 Drive to Ala Archa National Park
10:00 15:00 Hike up to the Ratsek Hut
15:00 free time around the hut area

Day 2.
13:00 17:00 Descend
17:00 18:00 Return to Bishkek

Tour Program

Day 1. Bishkek Ala Archa National Park

Our guide and driver meet you at Ala Too Square under the flag at 9am.
We drive to Ala Archa National Park located in a picturesque gorge of Ala Archa 40 km of Bishkek.
Please have some snacks or food with you for lunch for this day; (Lunch box from the company is also available for extra charge).
It is a popular place for hiking, skiing and mountaineering including trips to more than 20 glaciers. It covers the area of 200 km2 - mostly forested valleys, waterfalls and rivers rich in trout. The altitude of ranges varies from 1500m to the highest point 4895m (Peak Semenov Tien Shanskii). Several rare species of fauna and especially traditionally revered juniper trees are under protection in the Natural Park. It has very diverse fauna: mountain meadows are the habitat for wild goats, deer and marmots. Ala Archa National Park is one of the few places of the habitat of the rare snow leopard.
Upon arrival to the park zone hike up along the river to the Ratsek Hut.
Dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 2. Ala Archa Bishkek city

After breakfast climb a bit upper where a breathtaking panoramic view opens up. You will see Ak Sai Glacier and several 4000+ peaks.
Ratsek Hut is a name familiar to any fan of climbing who have ever been to the Natural Park Ala Archa. Ratsek cabin was originally a small stone building that served as a safe shelter for hikers and climbers on their way. Now it is a base camp, located at an altitude of 3400 m, on the way to the glacier Ak-Sai. The place is very convenient because here you can easily set the tent, start climbing the highest peaks, or take part in mountaineering and climbing trainings.
After lunch around 1pm we start descending to the parking place where we get on our car/ bus and return to Bishkek.

Optionally: dinner at Supara Ethno Complex with flok show.
Those who does not want to go for dinner, bus will drop you back at Ala Too Square.

Price for the program: 180 USD/per pax

Included into the program:
- Overnight at Ak Sai hut 1 night
- Dinner, breakfast and lunch at the hut
- English speaking mountain guide
- Transportation  
- Water (1 liter per person per day)

Extras:
Dinner on day 2 at Supara ethno complex - 20-25 USD/ per person
Lunch box for day 1 at National Park - 10 USD/ per person


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