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Hello, dear friend! 

I'm Erkaiym, a Kyrgyz lady proud of being a Kyrgyz and being born in Kyrgyzstan. My roots are from Naryn and Issyk-Kul regions. After graduating from university in Bishkek (is a capital of Kyrgyzstan), where my specialty was an English teacher, first, I had English classes for children and students. Further, when I had the experience of working with tourists, I really did like to be a tour guide. 

I can speak Kyrgyz, Russian and English languages fluently. It is extremely exciting when you become eyes, ears of guests to show our landscapes and lifestyle. I am able to tell you about Kyrgyz people from inside and show the highlight, non-touristic and nomadic territories.  My position is to be sincere, friendly and do any work with the bottom of my heart. I believe that if I do my work in the best way, then my guest will feel it and he/she will be happy. So, if my guest is happy then I'm happy doubly! I work with my friends and corporate with friendly and nice Kyrgyz families.


MY NEW OFFERS in 2020:

For solo/or group travelers wanting a BUDGET way:

-English speaking drivers with an off-road vehicle who also are tour guides

-Drivers with an off-road vehicle who are not English speaking


-Tadjikistan: Pamir highway






-I get enjoy to be a fixer and a guide for you since I had the experience of working with TV5 channel, Monreal Canada who shot an adventure movie for the series - "Tribes". I've learned a lot of things and want to improve any skills connected with your work and get inspired by you.


TYPES OF TOURS: individual tour, horseriding, cultural tour, hunting tour, trekking, shopping tour, experience with a nomad Kyrgyz family

TYPES OF CULTURAL KYRGYZ DEMONSTRATIONS: Kök-Börü KyrgyzNational Game, Eagle Hunting Show, Cooking show, Kyrgyz Carpet Making Show, Kyrgyz Yurt Building Show, Folklore Performance,  Kyrgyz Games Show such as Chasing a girl, Kyrgyz Wrestling, Kyrgyz Wrestling on horseback, Pick up coins and etc.

eagle hunting nontouristic valley with Erkaiym

 Kyrgyz family in yurt Eki-Bala with Erkaiym

non touristic place Kyrgyztsan with Erkaiym 


My skills, interests, and hobbies: TRAINING: participated 1-day training on Safety in tourism organized by GIZ in Bishkek in January 2020. SKILLS: good at horse riding and trekking; fixing tours in a fast way, telling the traditions and customs about us. Teaching some Kyrgyz phrases and Kyrgyz dancing are great the most lovely things from which i really enjoy. HOBBIES: Taking pictures/videos of people and landscapes make me be in harmony with nature. I'm highly interested in self-development, coaching on the subconscious, so i watch too many videos and articles on this topic.

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Trip Request for: Kyrgyzstan

Role: Individual/Freelancer

Years of experience: 3

16 open listings

25 received reviews (100% positive, 25/25)


I am so grateful that we had such an amazing host. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and thanks to her, the trip was everything I wanted it to be and more. She listened to what I wanted and as a result the last three days have been phenomenal!! I have never seen such beautiful mountains and the family we stayed with welcomed us into their home with such warmth it felt as though we were part of the family. Erkaiym was not a guide to us, but she was a friend. She taught me so much about the customs, the history, the culture and how beautiful Kyrgystan is. If I came back to Kyrgyzstan I would always choose Erkaiym as she was an amazing guide. Thank you again for all the hard work you put into making this the perfect trip, I will never forget my experience in Kyrgyzstan and I hope to see you again.

Henna about listing Village and Ala Archa Hike 28 days ago.
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Thank you so much for a wonderfully planned itinerary. We didn’t have any regrets booking the driving tour with you and Arslan. We only wished to have planned for a longer trip with you guys. Perhaps a trekking trip in a warmer season


Erkaiym really dealt well with a major setback we experienced and quickly planned an alternative course of action. She took a lot of really nice photos. Her brother/driver is also lovely and took us around Kyrgyztan very quickly. Thanks for the trip!

Adhvik about listing 2 Day Tour in Song Kol 5 months ago.
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Erkaiym was great and knowledgeable guide, reliable and honest.

We had a great time in Kyrgyzstan thanks to her and Menis the driver.

Laurent about listing Kyrgyzstan tour 5 months ago.

Our trip with Erkaiym was a real pleasure. We have been traveling with two kids (8 and 17). Everything was arranged as we agreed before arriving to Bishkek. Erkaiym is a nice person, full of energy, always ready to listen, answer the questions and help. She found a great places for us, where we spend a wonderful time surrounded by stunning Kyrgyz nature and hospitable people.

Before our trip she gave us a lot of tips how to prepare for yurt life, horse riding, weather and all other circumstances.

Rafał about listing 8 day _17.8-24.8 Rafał_Erkaiym 6 months ago.
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We spent 5 amazing days on a tour of North eastern Kyrgyzstan with Erkayaim and Melis. The trip was unforgettable, Erkaiym is a great guide. She really cares for her customers and we wish to thank her for the great true experiences that we had with her. We Will never forget the people we encountered: Marat in Altyn Arashan and Jamal and her family in Song Kol Lake. Erkaiym did an Amazing job being not only a guide but a true interpreter of Kyrgys culture. And Melis Is a great driver too! ;)

Leonardo about listing Tour in Issyk-Kul and Naryn provinces 6 months ago.
Florencio Jr

5 star for Erkaym all the way!!

She possess the traits that we are looking for in a guide, very accommodating, she looks after your safety all the time, friendly, talented, petit yet strong, you will feel very comfortable with her right from the start, very considerate with needs or demand of her client. We are so glad we made the right choice, she showed us the beauty of Kyrgyztan, we wish her all the best. This is the travel that we dealt mostly of nature and its so beautiful. thanks to Erkaym and her driver Melis, we bring home very good memories of Kyrgyztan

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I had a wonderful trip arranged by Erkaiym. She was able to find a very cooperative driver cum guide to take us around Tar Su gorge and Song Kul Lake. The guesthouse at Tar Su gorge was a proper idyllic stay just at the lap of mountains. We also took a ice cold dip at Song Kul Lake. The food at the yurt in Song Kul Lake could be a bit better.

Shoaib about listing 2 DAY WINTER TOUR around Issyk-Kul lake 6 months ago.
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They were very honest and committed with us. The guide Maks was very responsible , patient and did everything were accorded. Erkaiym arranged every detail including tips to take transport from Bishkek to Karakol and also hotel options. We strongly recommend, they are professional guides.

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Erkaiym and Melis are the most perfect guide and driver to travel Kyrgyzstan with! Erkaiym provided a tailor-made 8-day tour for the both of us that brings us from Kyzyl-Oi village to Song-kul, horse-riding to Kol-Ukok and the Issyk-kul region. She is flexible and understood our needs well. The communication was clear, detailed and very prompt. Both of them are sincere, kind, helpful, friendly and have a great sense of humour. Melis is also a skillful and experienced driver and you will really need that in the mountainous terrains of Kyrgyzstan.

We can feel that they are enjoying their work a lot and it is like we are friends going on a road-trip together :) Erkaiym is really resourceful and accommodating and really know what you want. She is a great translator whenever we asked our host family questions and made us feel very comfortable. Thanks to the both of them, we get to enjoy this beautiful country in the best possible, non-touristy way and made so many wonderful memories! On the last day, they went all out to ensure that we are able to get back to Karakol safely. We couldn’t recommend Erkaiym highly enough and it was such a dream to tour with them and hope this is not the last :)

Mavis about listing 7 days with Erkaiym 8 months ago.
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