Snowleopard Reports

Snowleopard - Birds Expedition
(2009/3 - 2009/4)

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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.


2015/12/07 - 2015/12/18:

“During all my years in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, I never have experienced such wild nature and fantastic wildlife as this area along the Chinese border”

This expedition will reveal some of the most unique mammals to be seen in Northern Himalaya. Unique mammals are on our target list: Argali, Siberian Ibex, Wolf and of course – great birds. We also hope of watching one of the most mythic animals on globe – the Snow Leopard.

Miksture possess one of the world’s highest success rates when it comes to finding a wild Snow Leopard, at present January 2015 our success rate is still more than 70% when we include only-heard Snow leopards as well (it’s rare hear a Snow Leopard too…). On this expedition we travel deep into the heart of the Snow Leopards kingdom, and with the expertise of our team our chances for an encounter are raised from virtually impossible to reasonable.

Tour start: In Bishkek December 2015

For further info, pls download the program!

Price per person (in shared double-room; in the mountains shared accommodation): 3 pax: 1995 Euro, 4 pax: 1900 Euro, 5 pax: 1870 Euro, 6-7 pax: 1785 Euro and 8 pax: 1725 Euro. To book a seat on this tour a non-refundable deposit on 270 Euro per person should be paid (if Miksture cancel 100% this deposit will be returned, of course) – You are not reserved a seat before the deposit is paid. The remaining amount per person should be paid latest October 2015.

Price include: Guiding by Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and his team ● Porters ● Local (English-speaking) interpreters ● Transportation according program ● All accommodation in Kyrgyz-stan – guesthouses, huts and tents ● All food in Kyrgyzstan ● Necessary permits for Restricted Area sites and other paperwork ● Services of tour leader, porters and driver ● Administration from Miks-ture ● Local entrees and fees according day-to-day program

Price does NOT include: Drinks at meals in restaurants and cafes ● International flights ● Personal expenses for eventual extra arrangements not mentioned in the program ● Tips to drivers and in-terpreter ● Travelinsurrance – mandatory! ● Eventual extra arrangements not mentioned in the program ● Money for own expenses – actually very little needed ● and anything strictly personal (e g laundry, phone calls, any excess luggage charges, snacks).

Single room: Pls contact Miksture prior departure. Please note: single accommodations in Kyrgyz-stan are very limited. In addition, please note that, single room accommodation may not be available. You will be charged a single supplement if you desire single accommodation. You will NOT be charged if you prefer to share but have no roommate and we cannot provide one for you. Please note singles may not be available in the mountains. Some participants who wish to share a room may not wish to share a tent. There is no single tent supplement but we cannot guarantee single-tent accommodation.
It is possible to rent sleeping bags and karimats. Pls contact Miksture:

International flights - the earlier it has booked – the cheaper. Miksture of course assist and we book gladly for you

NB! Miksture customers get 20 % discount in Fjeld & Fritid in København. Pls contact Miksture for information

Booking procedure:

In order to book a seat on SNOW LEOPARD DECEMBER 2015, pls insert deposit 270 Euro per person to Mikstures account – your seat is booked when deposit is paid. As soon Miksture registries deposit, we mail a receipt and you seat is booked. If Miksture cancel the tour, the deposit will be refunded 100%
Pls mark it: “Deposit SNOW LEOPARD DECEMBER 2015”

Mail a JPG file of the “picture-page” in your Passport, or a scanned copy of the page to Miksture. This will be used for obtaining permits, and book flight and accommodation. Pls note – the copy of the Passport SHOULD is the same as you will use during this expedition!

The remaining amount of tour price is paid latest October 2015

One month before departure Miksture mail an updated program

Friendly greetings!

Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen, Bishkek January 2015

See description here.