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Hiking to the waterfall Ak-Sai in the Ala-Archa Natural Park provided by Show Me Bishkek

Hiking to the waterfall Ak-Sai in the Ala-Archa Natural Park

Hiking to the waterfall Ak-Sai in the Ala-Archa Natural Park
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Visit one of the main sightseeing of the beautiful Ala-Archa gorge - Ak-Sai waterfall. An experienced guide will go with you along the mountain paths, starting from the car park and going far into the mountains. On the way to the waterfall you will visit the "Broken heart", Tepshi plateau, cross a small mountain river, see a very beautiful panorama and climb at an altitude of 2665 meters above sea level. When you reach the goal, you will try delicious home-made tea prepared for you by our guide, and it will give you strength to continue this exciting walk!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Russian, English
What to expect
  • The tour will start at 9-10 am. The guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and you will go to one of the most beautiful places near Bishkek - Ala-Archa gorge. This National Park is located 40 kilometers from the city and the road usually takes about an hour. You will drive 11 kilometers deep into the Park, (2200 meters above sea level). When you get to the Parking lot, you will leave the car and go with the guide to the eastern part of the gorge called Aksai. All the way to the waterfall can be divided into four parts: The first part of the tour - the rise to a place called "broken heart". You will pass through a beautiful mountain forest and climb to two huge stones, which offer a beautiful view of the gorge. Here you will see a waterfall, located further to the east. The second part of the way - the rise to the Tepshi plateau. Tepshi is a beautiful plain, where live many badgers and hares, or larger animals such as mountain goats. Tepshi is very close to the Broken heart, the rise to the plateau will take about 15-20 minutes. The third part - pass through a small mountain river and the way to the second small forest. The river, which you will meet on the way, is very small and it will not be difficult to cross it. The guide will always help you! The fourth part - the rise through the forest to the waterfall Aksai. This rise will be a little bit difficult and steeper than the previous ones. But with each step you will rise higher and higher and soon reach the main goal of the trip - a beautiful and refreshing waterfall, the height of which is 25-30 meters. Near the waterfall you can relax for a while, drink delicious hot tea, which our guide will prepare for you, and taste the cookies. After you have a rest and take enough photos for memory, you will go back. The way back from the waterfall to the parking usually takes one and a half hours. After the tour, the guide and driver will take you back to the hotel or any other place in Bishkek at your request.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • The tour will start at 9-10 am. The guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and you will go to one of the most beautiful places near Bishkek - Ala-Archa gorge. This National Park is located 40 kilometers from the city and the road usually takes about an hour. You will drive 11 kilometers deep into the Park, (2200 meters above sea level). When you get to the Parking lot, you will leave the car and go with the guide to the eastern part of the gorge called Aksai. All the way to the waterfall can be divided into four parts: The first part of the tour - the rise to a place called "broken heart". You will pass through a beautiful mountain forest and climb to two huge stones, which offer a beautiful view of the gorge. Here you will see a waterfall, located further to the east. The second part of the way - the rise to the Tepshi plateau. Tepshi is a beautiful plain, where live many badgers and hares, or larger animals such as mountain goats. Tepshi is very close to the Broken heart, the rise to the plateau will take about 15-20 minutes. The third part - pass through a small mountain river and the way to the second small forest. The river, which you will meet on the way, is very small and it will not be difficult to cross it. The guide will always help you! The fourth part - the rise through the forest to the waterfall Aksai. This rise will be a little bit difficult and steeper than the previous ones. But with each step you will rise higher and higher and soon reach the main goal of the trip - a beautiful and refreshing waterfall, the height of which is 25-30 meters. Near the waterfall you can relax for a while, drink delicious hot tea, which our guide will prepare for you, and taste the cookies. After you have a rest and take enough photos for memory, you will go back. The way back from the waterfall to the parking usually takes one and a half hours. After the tour, the guide and driver will take you back to the hotel or any other place in Bishkek at your request.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88339P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transfer from the city center to Ala-Archa Park and back
  • Guide services
  • Hot tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
5–7 hours
Departure details
  • Location Name: From your hotel in Bishkek. Return Location: To your hotel or any other place in Bishkek.
  • Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • NOTE: The tour must be booked at least one day in advance.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transfer from the city center to Ala-Archa Park and back
  • Guide services
  • Hot tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: From your hotel in Bishkek. Return Location: To your hotel or any other place in Bishkek.
  • Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
Duration
5–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • NOTE: The tour must be booked at least one day in advance.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Joe90803
Long Beach, CA49 contributions
Great Hike!
Oct 2018 • Solo
I had a great hike at Ala-Archa with Diana who was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. With only limited time in Kyrgyzstan, this was a perfect way to get out of the city and explore the beautiful mountains. They made it all very simple and I would highly recommend them.
Written 11 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review! I am happy that you are glad:)
Written 22 May 2019
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Oskar A
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Very good tour - highly recommended
Sep 2018 • Solo
I went for the solo trek with Asema heading to the Al-Sai waterfall. The trek is moderately challenging for reasonably fit person I would say. It took us around 4 hours, rather fast pace, but I can also imagine that it could be slightly challenging for someone who does do walks regularly (60+ person). Views are stunning, and colours of local flora in late September were lovely.

Asema was great. She speaks excellent English, the pick up and drop off were very smooth and she also made sure we had right type of snacks to keep the energy at the right level. She was also very considered making wee breaks from time to time so that we could just pause, look around and appreciate the mountains. If you are fast walker, she will be also a great companion and can push you a bit harder, which is always fun. Besides, I book the tour on the afternoon, day before the departure as it was all last minute. Asema and thier colleagues were very flexible, which was greatly appreciated.

Lastly, I gathered that ShowMeBishkek is new venture set up by Asema and three of their friends. I found Kyrgyz people very entrepreneurial and resourceful so if you also care about local community and would like to give a leg up to young people who decided to stay in the country and do their best despite all the difficulties, that's the right choice too!
Written 24 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Oskar! Thank you for this day! We are very pleased that you liked the tour that we organized for you
Written 24 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Show Me Bishkek
SKDBouchard
SKDBouchard
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Must do tour!
I have been living in Bishkek for almost 6 weeks, but I think the 2.5 hour tour with Andrei and Diana from Show Me
763trinas
763trinas
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Great customer service!
I had planned a trip to Bishkek and booked three day trips with Show Me Bishkek. Sadly I had to cancel my trip (du
Indaylei
Indaylei
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Insightful
My cousin and I booked a walking tour within Bishkek area with Show Me Bishkek. We were so happy as we learned a lo
WorldVagabonds
WorldVagabonds
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Great Walking Tour in Ala-Archa
We walked the canyons and mountains in Ala-Archa towards the waterfall with Diana as out guide. Spectacular scenery
Hudsonmccraw
Hudsonmccraw
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An unforgettable tour.
Being able go to Ala Archa was awesome. To take a short hike to where one got breathtaking views is a lifetime mem
Hudsonmccraw
Hudsonmccraw
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Had a great time. Tour guide was awesome.
This was my first time in Bishkek, so it was really helpful to have this tour and my guide showing me around the ma
adaglayzat
adaglayzat
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Good guide; Love the food at the end of the tour
Our guide, Aimana, is very knowledgeable. The best thing was the food tasting at the end of the tour. It was actu
Rebecca T
Rebecca T
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Walking in Ala-Archa
Diana was a fantastic guide enabling each of us to explore at our own pace. It was very helpful to be lent walking
Patricio P
Patricio P
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Recommended
Our tour was customized, very flexible and friendly. Pick up from the airport, city tour of Bishkek, and drop off a
hirstsal
hirstsal
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Highlights of Kyrgyzstan
Amazing experience with well organised, knowledgeable, fun and friendly guides who went out of their way to help us
jannepekkarinen1
jannepekkarinen1
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Ala archa trekking
Excellent trek to ala archa mountain even it was quite hard. Scenery is amazing. My guide was Meerim and she was v
Lotte G
Lotte G
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Fantastic day out with a great guide
I spent two days with Diana, first going out to Ala Archa and then taking a tour of Bishkek. Both trips were very
andybl
andybl
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14 day tour of Kyrgyzstan....great but long km's
We have just returned from our trip and Kyrgyzstan is a beautiful place but its roads are not great, so be prepared
Rybber
Rybber
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Great hiking
Hiked to the waterfall in Ala Archa national park and Konorchek canyons with Diana as my guide. Had a wonderful tri
Farhad_HJ
Farhad_HJ
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Profesional and Helpful company
Thank you very much for the fun and memorable trip Everything was arranged professionally and worked out well for m
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