National Park Ala-Archa is situated 41 km to the south of Bishkek, at the altitude of 1600-4800 m, and occupies an area of over 2,200 hectares.
The park's name in translated from Kyrgyz as "the Speckled Juniper (Archa)", in honor of a plant which can be seen here at every turn. Ala-Archa is a wonderful place to have a picnic on a river bank and enjoy the surrounding view. Beautiful landscapes of the foothill steppes and mountain forests will help you to get an unforgettable aesthetic pleasure. There are also numerous mountain trails for hikers and a special base camp for climbers.