Racek Shelter - Ala-Archa National Park, Kyrgyzstan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CerealBoxMonsters
N 42° 32.091 E 074° 31.722
43T E 461296 N 4709270
A rock-built shelter, located 5.75km along the Ak-Sai Trail at an elevation of 3200m; situated near the base of the Ak-Sai Glacier in the Tien-Shan Mountain Range.
Waymark Code: WM7EN3
Location: Kyrgyzstan
Date Posted: 10/14/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member gleek
Views: 12

Ala-Archa National Park, 40km south of Bishkek.

Racek hut is a primitive shelter with only basic furnishings. There are sleeping platforms and an area to cook, as well as space outside of the building if tent camping is prefered.

There is world-class rock and ice-climbing available surrounding the shelter, and backcountry sking during the winter months, or year-round on the glacier. Check for current conditions either at the park's entrance or in the Alpine Village.

While hiking in the Tien-Shan's keep a sharp eye out for the elusive snow leopard!
Type of shelter: hut

Stay overnight: Yes

Sleeps How Many: 8

Cost: Less than $10

Available Year Round: Yes

Enclosed: Enclosed

Reservation required: Not listed

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