1. Trek on the Ala Archa River Trail by the Ala-Archa Gorge – One of the Most Popular Things To Do in Bishkek
It’s fantastic to be able to visit Ala Archa. A short trek to stunning vistas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This park is within an hour’s drive from Bishkek. On arrival to the parking lot, a route to the left goes to the Ak-Sai Waterfall Trail, then to the Ak-Sai Glacier, and on to Ratcek Hut, where ardent mountaineers frequently pause before ascending Mount Uchitel, a 4500m peak.
A reasonably easy trek on the right named the “Ala Archa River Trail” will lead you to open vistas of the entire Ala Archa Mountains. If you walk another 10km, you’ll come to an ancient, abandoned ski resort and countless additional 4,000m peaks.
2. Take A Stroll in Panfilov Park
This memorial park is shaped like a star and is popular with local families since it features amusements and rides. You may have visited other nations; strangely, most of them have a park in the heart of their capital. Instead of a pretentious well-kept garden, Bishkek has filled it with attractions, and every night of the week during the summer, you can see families with their children here. Furthermore, there are no juvenile gangs, homeless people, intoxicated guys, or excessive smoking. The park surroundings are also incredibly safe, with no problems entering and leaving.
3. Watch the Changing of the Guards in Ala-Too Square
Ala-Too Square is Bishkek’s main square, where you can observe the changing of the guards. In front of the national museum stands a massive Kyrgyz flagpole. The surroundings are rather remarkable. There are several cafés, restaurants, parks, and exchange offices near the square. Ala-Too Square is an excellent area to rest and capture shots of people and monuments. It’s a neat area with a lot of tourist attractions. It’s not long before you’re on the bus to Osh Bazar.
4. Visit the Konorchek Canyons
No other country can offer a diverse range of natural beauty like Kyrgyzstan. Konorchek Canyons awe with their force, scale, and majesty. It is 110 kilometers from Bishkek on the way to Issyk Kul. It’s a 2.5-kilometer hike along the canyon, which sometimes becomes narrow. There are rough barriers that must be overcome. There is a sign at Red Bridge indicating the location of gravel parking. As a result, proper hiking shoes and athletic clothing are required. The canyon cascade is beautiful, like terrain from another world.
5. Check Out the Ski Resort Too-Ashuu
The ski resort Too-Ashuu welcomes all winter sports enthusiasts. You can experience the three trails of varying lengths and complexity, the magnificent environment, fresh mountain air, and brilliant display. Too-Ashuu is 120 kilometers from Bishkek and only a three-hour journey away. With an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level, it is Kyrgyzstan’s highest altitude ski resort. The resort provides extremely friendly cabins with individual toilets and working showers. There is also a lovely café on the premises!
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