Alex

Alex
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I would love to welcome you to the amazing country of Kyrgyzstan my second home.  My name is Alex and I'm from Madison, Wisconsin United States and I have been working in Kyrgyzstan as a tour leader and previously a Peace Corps Volunteer developing tourism since 2014. I speak almost fluent Kyrgyz and I’m able to build you custom-made program.

- If you are ready to ski bottomless powder here in Kyrgyzstan from Yurts in the backcountry I'm able to make it happen for you.
- If you like self-driving jeep tours rent one of my Russian Buhankas 4x4 Camper Vans in Bishkek.
- If you love trekking I know the best places from first-hand account and I can set you up with the right guide and permits needed.
- If you are interested in getting close to Kyrgyz culture you can trust me and my relationships with my local guides to show you the most authentic places and people.
- If you like discovering new places I would love to be your guide and we can make a plans to explore the most remote places in Central Asia.
- Any time is a great time to come to Kyrgyzstan and let me help you make it unforgettable!

Take a look at my top 10 Reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan
Let's find where the road ends and the adventure begins!

Enjoy
Alex

My skills, interests, and hobbies: My hobbies: Trekking to Ala Kol, biking around Suong Kul, ski touring in Issky-Kul, spending time in my garden in Bishkek, and updating my Buhankas.

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Services in: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Role: Registered Tour company

Years of experience: 5

43 open listings

34 received reviews (100% positive, 34/34)

Akos

We had a short, but truly mind-boggling trip in Kyrgyzstan! In 4 days we got everything from early autumn warmth and sunsine to rainshowers and fog through sub-zero snowstorms and ice-packed roads. But the UAZ Buhanka did amazing in every conditions, comfortable driving on the road and cosy sleeping in it, no matter where you are. Thanks for Alex and Vlad for the easy-going and helpful service, we're eager to be back for a longer tour one day!

Akos about listing Self Driving Camper Van UAZ Buhanka 452 1 month ago.
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Matej

Alex is a great and truly helpful guy. He even bring Buchanka to our hotel, show everything which was important, took a practise ride and gave us lot of useful tips. He is extremely caring about his Buchankas which is great. The one we rented was amazing and we had perfect time in Kyrgyzstan. I hope that I will visit Kyrgysztan again next year and I will definitely rent the Buchanka again. Big thanks Alex. See you next year mate.

Matej about listing Self Driving Camper Van UAZ Buhanka 452 1 month ago.
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Alex

Had a fantastic time with Alex travelling through north Kyrgyzstan on a 45 year old Lada. An unforgetable experience thanks to Alex. Will definitely contact you again on my next trip to Kyrgyzstan. Thanks a lot and see you soon.

Alex

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Luke

Look no further for a breathtaking, rich, and spellbinding experience in Kyrgyzstan. After my tour with Alex, I felt as if he’d truly brought me closer to the heart of the country. He is a talented facilitator and guide who was able to provide an extensive body of knowledge while we witnessed, first hand, the beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s landscape and culture via the Issyk-Ata Gorge and sanatorium, local (and delicious) cuisine, and more. We saw jagged mountains, whose slips were dotted with wild horses drinking from the streams. Alex is also a great communicator and knows this area intimately, so you can trust that you’ll receive the highest quality, most authentic experience possible. I would recommend his services to anyone.

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Karin

We had an AWESOME time in Kirgistan, and mainly thanks to Alex! Not only did he trust us with his beloved vintage Buhanka, but he provided us with excellent advise and great suggestions about guesthouses. Much appreciated. Communication was easy before and during our trip. And the van itself... oh. Marvellous. What an experience. NOT your average rental car :) We mis her a lot. Definitely hope to be back one day and when we do, we will absolutely reach out to Alex again!

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Giovanni

We rented the van for 2 weeks and the experience was very positive.

The car is super cool and the assistance very effective.

Even if we had some mechanical issue the second day, Alex send a person to our place in mountain to fix the car.

He has always been present when we need advice and assistance, and he also help us to (successfully) face a police officer that wanted to cheat on us.

We strongly suggest to rent Alex’s car to explore the wild and beautiful Kyrgyz’s mountains.

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Cassie

Alex is fantastic and a true fountain of knowledge when it comes to Kyrgyzstan. There isn't much he doesn't know about the country. He went out of his way to advise us on our planned itinerary, pinning places on the map that we would otherwise never have found, or heard of. We hired one of his bunhanka's for 2 weeks and, whilst the driving is a lot more slow going than we thought it would be, it was a massive amount of fun and sucha good and easy way to see this incredible country.

Cassie about listing Self Driving Camper Van UAZ Buhanka 452 3 months ago.
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David

We came to Kyrgyzstan three months ago for our tour to the South Inylchek Glacier and back, organized and planned by Alex. Sadly, it didn't all go as planned and we had a terrible accident along the way which left me, my travelling companion and several others injured. Alex took full responsibility and did everything in his power to help us in the days after the accident. He personally drove us to hospital, made sure to get us a full refund and let us stay at the Blue Camel guesthouse for our recovery. After all that, we still managed to have a good time in Kyrgyzstan thanks to the great help and support from Alex and the guesthouse staff and we were still able to take some good memories home aswell. Alex, I'll never forget how you helped us back there. Without you we wouldn't have known what to do and who to turn to. Thanks for everything.

David and Robin

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gerda

Thanks to Alex' help everything was perfect.

I can highly recommend his service.

gerda about listing Border Zone Permits in Kyrgyzstan 3 months ago.
Alan

10 out 10 to Alex for organising the trip and selecting a great guide in Murat who was super helpful. If you want to escape city life and immerse yourself in the outdoors/culture of Kyrgyzstan, give Alex a shout.Great memories of an epic trip,thanks so much Alex. Alan from Ireland.

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