Independent Guide to Kyrgyzstan with a 4x4 Buhanka
Check out this film about myself. Hi my name is Alex and I have been working here in Kyrgyzstan as a guide/tour leader since 2014 and there is still some places that I have not explored myself. I'm interested in exploring the most remote places here in Kyrgyzstan. If you are looking to reach the edges of the map, find the last tea house at end of the road, looking to discover new roads join me.
When I guide an expedition, I’m set up well. All of my vans are 4x4 and it’s possible to have 6 other travelers in my van. The expedition vans have roof racks and are ready for the wild roads of Kyrgyzstan. In addition, I do my best to make sure my guests are ready for the rough roads of Kyrgyzstan with the pre-trip planning and overall planning of the trip. If you go into the wild it's important to plan for everything.
I charge a flat rate per day. My flat rate is 160 dollars a day and we can do a 6-10 day tour that fits your wishes. I'm not really interested in guiding a "classic" trip but exploring a new area and to meet with new mountain communities.
Bishkek City, Talas City, Chanch, Sary-Chelek, Arslanbob, Toktogul Lake, Bishkek
The tour can last from 6 to 10 days.
We would start in Bishkek, to Talas City, to Manas Peak, drive on the wild west of Kyrgyzstan on dirt roads to Sary-Chelek Lake, to Arslanbob, then off-road to Toktogul Lake through the backroads (big mountain passes), and then back to Bishkek.
The idea of this tour is camping every night in the wild under the stars. We will cook every meal together and share with shepherds that we camp with. No one is offering this tour and I'm very interested in discovering the west of Kyrgyzstan! I want to discover new alpine lakes and snowy mountain passes! This is not a fancy tour with nice guesthouse, or western cafes this is the wild wild west of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrg your enthusiasm!
Bishkek City, Tosor, Kara-Say, Yshtyk, Ak-Shyirak, Kol Suu via Pik Dankova area, At-Bashy, Kochkor, Bishkek
If you’re looking to see wildlife and meet real nomads in the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan this is the right tour for you. The area of Ak-Shyirak or Kara-Say is a wild mountain range that needs to be discovered. After living in Karakol for a year and a half I have always wanted to explore these wild mountains in my back yard. If you come with me you will be able to see countless wildlife and countless glaciers near and fair. This trip is not for the light-hearted travel. It’s necessary to travel with 2 strong 4x4’s to complete this trip. In addition, there is no guarantee that it’s possible to complete this full tour due to weather, rockfall, or the local factors that complicate the border zones here in Kyrgyzstan. I can promise you that you will experience a once in a lifetime trip. You will be one of few travelers that have ever been to this area and passed through these roads.
There are countless wild places here in Kyrgyzstan and I would be happy to help you discover the right spots for your wishes.
• Transportation a new 4x4 Russian van low on comfort but high on adventure.
• Native English-Speaking Driver / Guide
• All gas for the tour
• Food and accommodation for the driver
• All cooking equipment
• All tables and chairs for eating dinner.
• Guesthouses for guest (Wild camping is the best option)
• Meals for clients (we can cook all our own meals together) I would plan 15 dollars per day.
• Food or alcoholic drinks
• Bottled water
To enjoy this tour, make sure to bring:
• Sun cream / Sunglasses
• Backpack 35-40 L
• Warm and waterproof clothing
• Tent and sleeping bag 0 to -15 c
• Trekking boots / Trekking poles
*All guests are responsible for buying their own medical insurance and for bringing their own medical kit with them.
Testimonials from my guest:
Kyrgyzstan is a hidden gem. The preserved nomads culture, beautiful mountains and lakes, and on top of all: the helpful and welcoming people! Alex had been very helpful and accommodating during our travel in Kyrgyzstan.
Rani 26 Indonesian
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.