The Ala-Archa Gorge is one of the most famous sights of Kyrgyzstan. The Ala-Archa Gorge is located in the Chui region, and is a national park. Every year this high mountain gorge receives hundreds of thousands of tourists, both local and foreign. There are several reasons for such popularity. Firstly, the Ala-Archa gorge is located just 30 kilometers from Bishkek, because it is easy to get here and there is all the necessary tourist infrastructure: a good paved road, shops, hotels, cafes, and places to relax among the picturesque nature.
Secondly, the Ala-Archa gorge has its own geographical features — it is located on the central and highest part of the Kyrgyz ridge — the second longest ridge of the Tien Shan. Therefore, it is here that the mountains rise as high as possible above the plain, and numerous trails to the highest peaks of the Kyrgyz ridge begin here.
Ala-Archa is famous for its untouched nature: vast spruce forests, birch groves, numerous springs with clear glacial water and mighty rocks.