Marco Polo/Mid Asian Ibex - Kyrgyzstan
Located at the heart of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan’s total area of 76,640 sq. miles is about the size of Nebraska, and borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. The country is almost completely mountainous, being found at the juncture of two great Central Asian mountain systems – Tian Shan and the Pamirs. More than half of Kyrgyzstan lies at an elevation higher than 8,200 ft. Only about 1/8 of the country’s territory lies lower than 4,900 ft, while glaciers and permanent snowfields cover more than 3% of total land area. Snow-capped mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, rushing streams, highland pastures and meadows, unique flora and fauna are what make up the land of this small country. The local currency is a Kyrgyz som, however, US dollars are widely accepted in a number of restaurants and stores.
People are friendly and hospitable. Local population generally speaks Russian and Kyrgyz language, although you will have no trouble finding an English-speaking person in the capital city of Bishkek. You will find a variety of foods and cuisines offered at local restaurants and cafes. Your daily expenditure including hotel, meals and some sightseeing will vary between $150-300 a day. Islam is the most common religion here and most of the people look Russian and Asian depending on the location. These are not true “Arabic” countries. We work with reliable local companies, so travel safety concerns are not an issue.
Includes trophy fee for mature Marco Polo ram, any size $26,500
Deposit 50% of hunt total; balance due 90 days before the hunt
Additional species Ibex - $5,000 trophy fee (on killed or wounded animals); wolf - no additional charge.
Additional species trophy fees must be pre-paid to AMO prior to departure for hunt. If trophy is not taken, AMO will refund you upon return
Additional guide US/Canadian Guide/personal escort, plus local guides on the Marco Polo hunt: $5,000. Hunters pay guides travel, lodging and misc. expenses.
Fall: Sept 1 thru November 30th;
Winter: January 10th thru February 28th.
Duration Approximately 6-8 hunting days plus travel and flying time.