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Kyrgyzstan - SW region July
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Birds Snowleopard Expedition
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Latest News

Merry Christmas and Happy 2021

Miksture Expeditions have a new sister-company Sovietistan Travel. Cultural and active round-trips in Central Asia, Russia and western China. Pls contact: or (specific requests and questions)

New website is under construction for both Miksture and for Sovietistan Travel.

Meanwhile information is also available in Facebook at (Michael Westerbjerg Andersen) or Miksture. Pls feel free and welcome!

- November 2020: 450+ Ibex, 250+ Argali (Marco Polo Sheep) and ONE Snow Leopard sighting on our expedition.

Next departure March and November 2021 (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.

Classical Kazakhstan - 15 days

2011/01/01 - 0000/00/00:

KAZAKHSTAN – Central Asian birding with Miksture: Astana-steppe, Taukum Desert, Turenga Forest & Tien Shan Mountains. This is THE Kazakhstan birding tour where you can expect to get the majority of the famous Kazakhstan birds at a fair price, cool and safety pace. Duration and program can be adjusted according your wishes. Likewise we can include more species and places according your wishes.

Duration 15 days: Astana, Kazakhstan – Almaty, Kazakhstan

Period: May, June, July and first half of August

Tour start: In Astana, Kazakhstan

Tour finish: Almaty, Kazakhstan

This is a “classical Kazakhstan” journey that provides excellent birding, and Miksture/Michael knows thoroughly the locations and the birds of course. We have done this tour for many years, and we continue to improve and keep the route updated, so our clients get the best logistic and itinerary – in short: The BEST and most rewarding birding in Kazakhstan. Our team provides good meals, and we always make the journey as comfortable and smooth as possible. We don’t make any compromises, however we always make priority not to flush and frighten the birds. This is birding where you can expect to get the majority of well known Kazakhstan birds at a fair price, cool and safety pace. Birding Kazakhstan provides some of the most prolific and rewarding birding – and, some of the most wanted species known as “dream-species.” Central Asia is known as an essential destination for anyone with a serious interest in Palearctic birds, and this journey providing the opportunity to see a high concentration of Central Asian specialties. In addition there is a great selection of species present in Southern Europe and South Siberia – and of course, the endemic species and subspecies.

Bird Photography: Opportunities are good and locally excellent!

Tour Price pr. Person – pls contact us.

Price usually include: Guiding by Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and his team ● Local (English-speaking) interpreters ● Transportation according program ● All accommodation in Kazakhstan according day-to-day program – guesthouses, huts and tents ● All food in Kazakhstan ● Necessary permits for Restricted Area sites and other paperwork ● Services of tour leader, porters and driver ● Administration from Miksture ● Local entrees and fees according day-to-day program ● Domestic flight Astana – Almaty ● – hotels, guesthouses, tents ● Bottled water and some drinks

Price does NOT include: International flights and other transportation not mentioned in the program ● Alcoholic beverage at meals in restaurants and cafes ● Arrangements not mentioned in the program ● Tips to drivers and interpreter ● Travel insurance – mandatory! ● Evt. other insurances ● Money for own expenses – actually very little needed ● Visa to Kazakhstan ● Visa support, e.g. Letter of Invitation ● Anything strictly personal (e.g. laundry, phone calls, any excess luggage charges, snacks).

NB! International flight:
Air Travel To & From : Miksture or our fellow partners can arrange your air travel in connection with the tour from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to travel in advance of the tour (and spend a night in an hotel so you will feel fresh when the tour starts), or return later than the end of the tour, or make a side trip to some other destination. Miksture will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.


Friendly greetings

Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen, Bishkek 08.June 2011

See description here.