Ала Арча

(EN) 2,200 hectare Ala-Archa National Park was created to protect the fragrant multicolored archa— juniper, which grows abundantly in the gorge. This beautiful area offers opportunities for everyone from weekend picnickers to mountain climbers. Only about an hour outside the capital of Bishkek in the Chuy region, the valley is high in the crest of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too and contains several majestic peaks including 4380 m Dvurogaya, 4860 m Korona, 4700 m Baylyanbaish, and the highest in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too, 5875 m Semenov-Tian-Shansky.
Ala-Archa Gorge is a very popular trekking and mountaineering area for tourists.