Alex & brothers
Hello dear travelers, I'm an experienced guide and driver.
I can organize tours both in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Using many years of experience i can help with other things such as trekking, yak riding as well just let me know. Due to the fact that i was born and grew up in the Pamirs, i dare to say that i know everything or almost everything about the Pamirs and the Pamir highway.
I traveled far and wide across the Pamirs, the most distant places. Your trip to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is all about enjoying your time and being carefree with me and my team. We do our best for a safe, comfortable and unforgettable trip, best regards Alex
My skills, interests, and hobbies: Im professional driver. I like my job and i like hunting and fishing , travelling for me work and rest.
Trip Request for: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Years of experience: 10
3 open listings
7 received reviews (100% positive, 7/7)
I can say that we had a trip to areas that often took our breath away thanks to the itinerary set up by Alex. Our time was slightly more limited and many others told us it would not be possible to see all that we had read about but Alex made it happen. And we never felt rushed. Those little detours to get that perfect photo and stopping over and over when the scenery was amazing. It would be difficult to choose just one photo as I really experienced some of the best moments in the over 80 countries I have been to. The vehicle was comfortable. So it was perfect. And reasonable. We did a loop from and back to Dushanbe. We came back via the Gunt Valley which is often overlooked and is quite spectacular. A big thank you.
From Duschanbe to Osh in 11 days
Perhaps we start with a résumé:
We had a really good time together with Alex. He is a very friendly and kind person. His car is the King of Pamir, it is a strong Toyota Land Cruiser. You have much space to sit and because of the big windows you can perfectly enjoy the landscape.
Before our trip started, we already had a good conversation via Indy-guide with Alex. He helped us planning the trip and discussed different options to find the best way to discover Tadschikistan. He recommended several things and was also open for our ideas. That was very good.
He was just in time when our tour started. Also the rest of the time went perfect. He was always there like we had told him. He liked to say : “As you wish/ as you like”. He really follows your wishes.
He arranged all guesthouses and homestays during the trip. We like them all because they were good quality and we got in touch with many local families and their way to live. We also stayed in a Yurt at Bulunkul. The family was very kind to us. Another highlight was our walk to Jizev at Bartang Valley. Not only for the nice people but also for the landscape and atmosphere. This village is only reachable by foot. Alex has good connections along the way up to Osh. He knows many people, not only at the homestays but also some to do different activities. For example we made a great walk near Khorog with an old shepherd and we go fishing at a lake with another friend of him. We had 6 trouts and they tasted very delicious. You can always choose if you want the extra activities or not. Because of his very good knowledge he showed us a lot. Also his choice of restaurants for lunch were always good.
And the human behind the driver is a very fine person. He is a sympathetic, trustful guy. You feel, you are in good hands. Alex took very good care of us, has a good sense of humour and likes kids a lot. He himself always got a warm welcome from the people we met. His English is pretty good and we had nice conversations from time to time. He also shared his knowledge of Pamir with us. All in all he is a person we very much liked to travel with. We started as driver and customer and at the end, we are friends and still in contact.
Thank you Alex for an unforgettable time!
Yvonne and Frank from Germany.
We (3 people) engaged Alex’s services from 14-20 Aug 2019 from Osh to Dushanbe via Pamir Highway. All we can say is, Alex is perfect, perfect, and most perfect. Alex was very punctual, very polite, and so funny! He took a lot of effort to know our preferences in food & accommodation and he only gave us nothing but the BEST!
Food was so delicious and Alex volunteered to include a free fish meal for us at Bulunkul which was super good! Alex arranged a couple of fabulous hikes for us for free and also a visit to the Saturday Afgan market which we enjoyed all!
No matter how many times we told Alex we wanted to stop for photos, Alex always happily stopped, and also recommended us nice places for great photos. He is so patient and professional, we feel like we left Alex as friends! He is a very experienced & safe driver and you will be very comfortable in his clean Toyota Landcruiser, which even has cushions. His prices are also so reasonable we recommended him to our Guesthouse in Osh.
We are very impressed with Alex’s high standards of service and he made these 7 days a highlight of our 3-week trip in Central Asia. Highly recommended to engage Alex as your driver-guide, and you will never regret your choice! :)
I strongly recommend Alex. He is a very good driver and an excellent driver. He is kind always careful to what you need and happy to give you an help when needed. He speaks a very good English and he wants to improve his knowledge because he is very curious and that makes him a perfect mate when adventure is calling.
Pamir and GBAO in general is a wonderful region. You will see. The only problem you have to deal with are the roads, which are not often in perfect condition (so to say). Alex’s car is perfect for those kinds of road, because it is big and strong. It is comfortable and you won’t miss the opportunity to travel in total security.
My experience in Pamir was simply amazing and a review will always be reductive.
Choose him and go explore Tajikistan and his hidden beauties !
We had an unforgettable trip with Alex from Dushanbe to Osh in 10 days (July 2019). Besides the nature, diverse of cultures, people, languages… Alex was one of the main factors which made this trip a life-long experience.
He is an excellent driver, experienced with the roads and all the region. His car is perfect for this road, comfortable and in good conditions. He is reliable; gives you the feeling you can trust him at all. The home stays he chose for us were the bests, comfortable, beautiful views, delicious food, hospitable, friendly... So, don’t worry, you will enjoy the trip with the feeling to be in the right hands from the very first moment to the last kilometer.
He speaks excellent English (and native Russian) with a great sense of humor. With his great knowledge about the Pamir District he will answer all of your questions and enrich you with many stories which will make the trip even more magical.
By the end of the trip we were like 4 friends travelling together. We spent extra 2 days in Osh after the trip and Alex companied us the whole time…
Some important tips: We met some of Alex’s friends during the trip, wonderful people. They let us enjoy the region with priceless memories. I highly recommend you the trek in Khorog with Nazar (60 years old shepherd; he is a wonderful person with funny stories and his wife will cook for you delicious food ) and the fishing day in Bulunkul with Hasan. You will enjoy it… Go to Karakul, meet my little friends Ibrahim and Abdulvassi, look into their eyes. I promise you, this moment will be the peak of this trip and you won’t forget it till your last minute. And please hug them for me…
Thanks to Alex, he let us the beautiful feelings of these priceless memories.
I spent one week with Alex, travelling the Pamir Highway from Osh to Dushanbe. He was a pleasure to travel with, full of answers to all of my questions, and also with many questions of his own, wanting to understand better who I was and where I came from. As he cheerfully told me numerous times, "You are the boss!", and so it was - no matter how many times I requested that Alex stop the car so that I could get out and truly immerse myself in the landscapes / locations that we were driving through, he happily did so. The trip itself was pure magic in terms of geography, scenery, and sites, with the homestays being a particularly rich experience, giving one a brief but powerful immersion into day-to-day lives in the communities that we were passing through. The sleeping arrangements (usually shared) were perfectly good throughout, as was the food. All in all, this was a fantastic trip, and I was very happy to have done it with Alex, who was a great host for his country, an endless source of knowledge and information, and a really nice person to spend a week with. I recommend both this trip and Alex highly!
Every time we asked for some thing during the trip, his one statement was " Your wishes, my command".
He is an amazing person and also a good guide. He answered to all the possible questions we asked him without geting irritated or angry. He took all the detours wherever we asked him to take, he himself used to stop at beautiful points where he felt that we could walk a bit to take great pictures and also stopped how many ever times we asked him to stop.
Not knowing Russian, he was a great translator and because of that we could interact a lot with local people.
The car was very comfortable and did not break down even once. The interior was good, has charging facility, usb and aux for music, flor mats and overall it was 99 out of 100.
The remaining 1% is i insist you to try travelling with him and judge...