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2017/11:
- November 2017: 450+ Ibex, 250+ Argali (Marco Polo Sheep) and ONE Snow Leopard sighting on our expedition.

Next departure March 2018 (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.

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Miksture take pleasure in presenting our travel programmes. These tours have been specially designed to show you the very best of Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, combined with high standards of services.

The tourprograms are available in the menuline above: Ornithological, Snowleopard and Cultural. In these categories you find the programs, each described briefly. Each program which is very detailed can be downloaded by clicking "see description here"

Our comprehensive tour portfolio encompasses the most breathtaking and biologically diverse destinations in Central Asia, and Miksture is the leading and most dedicated bird tour company in Central Asia specializing in top-quality birdwatching holidays and wildlife expeditions. Pioneering the fields and developing several "classical routes" since 2003. Miksture is the Central Asian Generel Agent for Scandinavians biggest tour Company Albatros Travel, Denmark.

SNOW LEOPARD EXPEDITION in Kyrgyzstan, March 2018

TOUR-CALENDER 2018

MARCH 24.03 - 03.04 2018 KYRGYZSTAN WILDLIFE EXPEDITION

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE!

Join us to one of the worlds best and undistrubed mountainous regions. For anyone seriously interested joining an expedition to the magnificient area along chinese border in Kyrgyztsan. Maybe you are wildlife and/or landscape photographer - this is a magnifient chance to experience one of the most amazing and wildlife-rich areas in Central Asia.

Great oportunities for photographing: Wolf, Argali, Ibex, Lammergeier, Himalaya Griffon, etc and a serious chance seeing the Snow Leopard.

No visa needed to enter Kyrgyzstan for most nationalities.

Price per person (in shared double-room; in the mountains shared accommodation):

6-7 pax: 2.295 Euro and 8 pax: 1.865 Euro. To book a seat on this tour a non-refundable deposit on 500 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 1.th December 2018. If less participants than 6 pax, Miksture will come with a price suggestion in order to make the expedition despite.

Price include: Guiding by Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and his team ● Porters ● Local (English-speaking) interpreters ● Transportation according program ● All accommodation in Kyrgyzstan – 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 Miksture ● Local entrees and fees according day-to-day program

Price does NOT include: Alcoholic beverages at meals in restaurants and cafes ● International flights ● Personal expenses for eventual extra arrangements not mentioned in the program ● Tips to drivers and interpreter ● 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 room accommodation may not be available. 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: info@miksture.com

Interested pls mail Michael/Miksture for detailed PROGRAM and further info.

MIKSTURE BIRDING MEDIO JUNE 2018

Miksture have Space in calender medio June for a birding project - more possibilities are open and I suggest either: 1) Mongolia, 2) Southern Siberia or 3) Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan. Time of year is excellent and we have the greatest birding experience in Central Asia - know where the birds occur, jusr send us your "wishing list" and we find them for you! If you gather 4-5-6-7+ birders/photographers we solve all the logistic and show you the deal

Selected tours

4. MONGOLIA BIRDING June 2018, pls contact Miksture

Tour leader: Michael Westerbjerg Andersen/Miksture

In Mongolia the nomadic lifestyle, even today is still the norm, a land of awesome landscapes, pro-fuse wildflowers and fantastic birdlife. Mongolia conjures up images of endless grasslands, the wastes of the Gobi Desert, yurts and wild horsemen. This is the land from whence came the hordes of Genghis Khan and his successors, newer less colorful history followed and today Mongolia is an unknown land, far away in the heart of Asia, about which one hears little.

With its tiny population of only two and a half million scattered across a huge area, it is one of the least densely settled countries on earth – a true wilderness where most of the land is still the domain of wild creatures rather than man. Mongolia is the crossroads of East Asia. In the north is the southern edge of the Siberian taiga, in the center the seemingly endless steppe and in the south the sands of the Gobi Desert. Adding further diversity to this mixture are the mountains and a multiplicity of lakes and marshes.

The wide range of habitats is reflected in an exciting avifauna which encompasses both Siberian and Central Asian species, including species unique to Mongolia and its immediate surroundings. Prime specialties include Oriental Plover, Asian Dowitcher, Black Capercaille, Swinhoe’s Snipe, Relict Gull, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Mongolian Lark, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Red-throated Thrush, Chinese Bush Warbler, Azure Tit, Henderson’s Ground Jay, Saxaul Sparrow, Père David’s Snowfinch and Pine and Pallas’s Reed Buntings, while a rich supporting cast includes Swan Goose, Stejneger’s Scoter, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Upland Buzzard, Amur Falcon, Demoiselle and White-naped Cranes, Mongolian Gull, Hill Pigeon, Asian Short-toed Lark, Pale Martin, Blyth’s Pipit, Brown Accentor, Güldenstädt’s Redstart, Eyebrowed Thrush, Thick-billed Warbler, White-crowned Penduline Tit, Steppe Grey Shrike, White-cheeked Starling, Mongolian Finch and Grey-necked Bunting.

Late spring and early summer is a delightful season when birds are in breeding plumage, and migrants are passing through on their way north. Marvelous birding and travel through wide open spaces with very few people make for a wonderful and never-to-be-forgotten experience. A real adventure in fact. This journey provides excellent birding in this great country. Miksture and our Mongolian team know thoroughly the locations and the birds of course - in short: the best and most rewarding birding. 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.

Tour start: Pls contact Miksture for further details – we would be happy to organize and assist!


Michael/Miksture