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2015/10: PLENTY of new and updated schedules: Birding, Snow Leopard Expeditions and much more

- October 2015: Currently working on our new website - will be launched in November 2015

- Did you knew that Mikstures succesrate for the 2014 Snow Leopard tours (3 expeditions) - wildlife tours in the borderregion btw China and Kyrgyzstan were 100%

It's busy at our office in these weeks. We very soon launch 8 new ornithological reports from the last years tours: Siberia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan - and from our succesful Snow Leopard Expeditions

- Birding Turkmenistan. 20.th April - 5.th May 2016 This is simply an amazing birding tour! Check the program!

- Birding Mongolia 23.th June - 10.th July 2016. Program available and guaranteed departure.

- Snow Leopard Expedition, November 2015:

March 2015: TWO Snow Leopard sightings on our expedition. Next departures November (sold out) and ultimo March 2016 (seats available). Pls contact Miksture

Miksture now encompass ALL the Central Asian countries, with Turkmenistan and Tadzhikistan as the latest destinations.

ORNITHOLOGICAL: KYRGYZSTAN For the visiting birdwatcher in Kyrgyzstan there is now three tours available: 1-day, 4-days and 7-days. These tours are made to give the best possible birding the time available. We are sure these tours will fill a long-time needed gap for the ornithologically interested visitor. Descriptions and programs available under the section: Ornithological customized-tours.

About Miksture

About Miksture.

FAIR PRICES, SAFETY, HONESTY AND GREAT BIRDING ARE KEYWORDS!

Custom Tours

Our Custom Tours is our key strength and we take particular pride in tailor-making your ultimate Central Asian tour whatever its about birds, wildlife or cultural experiences. We constantly improve and update these tours making these tours truly uniqe.

NOTE! Our 1-day (all-year round), 4-days (all-year-round)and 7-days (from Middle May to end of September) customized ornithological & Nature tours in Kyrgyzstan.

Please contact us for a non-obligatory quote, and we will design the perfect tour to meet your exact requirements; be it a fun educational experience for your friends or family, or a hard core twitch to fill the gaps in your bird list.

Ornithological tours

Miksture is specialized in birding tours. Our KAKI birding tours are the backbone of Miksture’s success and we have perfected these tours over many years. We use the best available accommodation most convenient to birding sites.

We provide exciting, friendly, small group birding holidays designed and guided by Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and his friends and cooperate team in Kyrgyzstan whose professionalism, experience and knowledge are unsurpassed. Our tours emphasize quality of birding: our primary aim is to guide you to those birds which are truly memorable, localized or hard to find, and often all three.

Wildlife tours

We have the best wildlife tours in Central Asia. For more than ten years we have run the Snowleopard tours with an succesrate of more than 75% We also go for Argali, Siberian Ibex, Pallas's Cat, Lynx etc.

Cultural tours

Another of our strongholds is our cultural tours – by this we mean journeys mainly focusing on the countries people, their culture, the landscapes, history and cites. There is much to see and explore making Central Asia to a must on the travellers menu. Miksture takes pleasure showing you some of the hidden treasures, the Silk Road cities, the nature and what else may appear to your mind.

We have many programs available all Central Asia. We welcome any dialogue and questions.

Quality is Miksture’s watchword and profoundly influences everything that we do.

A typical Miksture is neither leisurely nor arduous (however some tours are truly expeditions and as tough as it can be...) but wildlifetours involves plenty of outdoor activity and often for many hours daily. Our carefully planned itineraries, our intensive approach and our skills have earned us the reputation of consistently showing those who travel with us an unusually high proportion of the local specialties.

Our tours are arranged and guided with a professional touch and with great attention to quality, yet they are decidedly informal, with a friendly atmosphere.

Our guiding philosophy at ´Miksture is simple: We do our utmost to make your holiday an unforgettable and highly rewarding experience. To give you, our clients and friends, the very best, most rewarding and most enjoyable holidays possible.

We try to foster a greater respect for our diminishing wilderness. Above all our trips are geared towards people who prefer to experience life instead of reading about it. At Miksture we are continually looking for ways to improve our tours by upgrading services, as well as introducing new exciting destinations. Our clients will be in competent hands and have a personal attention to ensure that they will thoroughly enjoy our tours.

Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and his company Miksture is Central Asian agent and cooperative partner responsible for developing and managing the Central Asian region for Albatros travel.

Albatros Travel World (www.albatros-travel.dk) is a Danish well established tour operator of high quality group tours in many destinations all around the world and a big international company with branches in several continents, and has been awarded an AA credit rating for the financial security of its operations. www.albatros-travel.dk

I have been to the end of the Earth.
I have been to the end of the waters.
I have been to the end of the sky.
I have been to the end of the mountains.
I have found none that are not my friends"

-Navajo proverb-



"Miksture" is Danish: "Mik" is Michael’s nickname and "ture" means tours in Danish. In short: Miksture = Michaels tours. Miksture also reminds of Mixture which means a blend of different kinds; this is for sure true when it’s about Miksture...

Travelling in Central Asia that used to be more or less hermetic closed during the “cold war” is both extremely interesting and wonderful! A welcome destination for us coming from Europe, America, Australia and many other places around the world. When Michael in the 1990’es began in Kyrgyzstan, he was sitting in Copenhagen with an old map drawing travel routes based on old books, maps and the very sparse information available. Since much have happened and it’s become much easier to travel here. Especially the vehicles and accommodation. We don’t necessarily need to share showers and toilets anymore, or driving in the famous Kamas-truck which helps us crossing rivers when the bridges are gone! But if it’s necessary to achieve the best possible outcome - nothing is too big or small for us!

Miksture is an independent company, established and owned by Michael Westerbjerg Andersen. You will always be in contact with Michael when you contact us. All itineraries are accompanied by Michael and/or local staff who possess the knowledge and experience to make the tour wholly successful. We know the areas thoroughly and take pride in showing those who travel the local hotspots, confidently coping with any problems that may arise and so greatly increasing the chance that everything will run smoothly. Leading a tour in Europe or North America is one thing, leading one in Central Asia where logistical problems are a fact of life is quite another! Where practicable and necessary we obtain the assistance of local birders/trackers that have both an intimate knowledge of their home areas and the ability to look after the group to the required standard. On our tours there usually is a mix-ture of nationalities. Language is no problem: English, French, German, Russian and Danish are spoken.

Miksture was established with the purpose of encourage and combine Eco-tourism and biological scientific research in Central Asia; mainly Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The approach of combining Eco-tourism and Nature Conservation is in many ways opposite activities, but in Kyrgyzstan we have done it without severe compromises for the visitors and the environment. Our tours are the result of friendship and strange ideas and our carefully planned itineraries and intensive approach have since 1993 given those who travel with us an unusually experience.

All travelers are welcome and on Mikstures travel & expeditions. There usually is a mixture of nationalities. Language is no problem: English, French, German, Russian and Danish are spoken.

Miksture provide information about travelling in the region and specific ornithological information.

Michael and his team can be hired for birding/Snow Leopard Expeditions/Cultural tours in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Southern Siberia and Western China. We are able to “tailor-make” the journey according your wishes – destinations & species as well as duration. It’s possible to book Michael as leader or co-leader for your journey in the region.
We use our own vehicles, own gear – tents, kitchen-team, etc. Everything to increase your birding experience and your safety. In addition our prices are reasonable for everyone.

Usually we arrange tours for 4-15 pax – best group’s size for birding is 5-10 participants; but we are flexible.

About Michael.

Mikstures owner Michael Westerbjerg Andersen is by profession Biologist, specialized in Birds and Nature Conservation and his lifelong passion for birds led him to work in the travel business to all seven continents during his studies.

At the moment he is making a full-time career in the expedition travel industry in Central Asia. Currently writing two books about the birds of Kyrgyzstan – and in prep. a book about the Snow Leopard.

Since 1993 he has guided wildlife expeditions in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan is his prime destinations.

He is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s leading experts in Central Asian birds and his specialty: The mythic Snow Leopard. Michael has seen Snow Leopard more times than average Human Beings, and being asked "how many?" the reply is: "I don’t count anymore."

He has an infectious curiosity and passion for these aspects of natural history - is an REAL expedition leader, and this serves him in good stead as he leads travelers on expeditions in the Central Asian landscapes, where he constantly scouts new destinations for Miksture in the region.

You are welcome to contact us for further information and we welcome any remarks and dialogue.

FAIR PRICES, SAFETY, HONESTY AND GREAT BIRDING ARE KEYWORDS!

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