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Inappropriate / Inaccurate? Sergey Gluhoverov
Sergey Gluhoverov is proud to be born in Kyrgyzstan and offers a huge variety of tours through the "Celestial Mountains" for travellers.
Cultural and Ethnographic tours
Costs vary widely depending on length and type of tour selected. For example the above price of the cheapest day-tour for the Alamedin gorge (near Bishkek) is $19 per person for hiking (based upon six people) where horse riding the Shamsi gorge would be $65.
Sergey is also the guide of guides in Kyrgyzstan. While working as a guide and observing others he saw a need for guides to be offered training. In 2005 he started a unique company called "Excursion Plus" and they have a license from the Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic to offer training to guides. Twice per month during the winter and spring they offer FREE seminars for those in tourism. They bring in famous archeologists, teachers and scientists to further educate Kyrgyz guides and other individuals in tourism.
Leap Local team member and travel writer, Kirsten Koza, will be travelling with Sergey in August 2010 on a several-week mountain bike trip. She will post a rating after her return on August 28th.
More details of the trip Sergey planned for Kirsten can be seen on her website: www.kirstenkoza.com
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An airport greeting from Sergey makes any traveller feel like a celebrity. This was my very appreciated reception at four in the morning. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 6, 2010.
Sergey offers tours year round. He also provides free training seminars to guides in the winter which is a slower tourist season in Kyrgyzstan. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 6, 2010.
Sergey is always ready to laugh - yet he is also an expert on the culture and history of his country. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 6, 2010.
Sergey is experienced with all size of groups from individual to medium sized and very large. The supporting guides he uses are fabulous. Even though I travelled solo - I had a support team of three amazing guides, a driver, a mountain bike guide and a cu Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 6, 2010.
Sergey arranged for me to stay with this wonderful Kyrgyz nomad family in their yurt. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 6, 2010.
Felt Making - Sergey knows all the best craftsmen and artisans in his country. This is my attempt at felt making being rescued by the felt maker. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 6, 2010.
Everyday the landscape on the The bike routes that Sergey planned provided completely different landscape - for weeks no day was the same. This is Elena who biked with me in Kyrgyz on my favourite 75 km day. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 8, 2010.
It was an adventure staying in a yurt at Song Kol -- hail, snow, wind, altitude and a vodka soaked sunset - well it was me that was soaked. So fun and thankfully memorable, as in I can remember it. :-) Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 8, 2010.
I almost dropped Kara Bala. He's a 16-yr-old eagle. Sergey arranged for me to spend time with Artsan, an 8th generation eagle hunter. Eagle hunters hunt with eagles not for them. Sergey can make this experience as hands on or hands-off as you'd like. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 8, 2010.
Or you sometimes cross a river this way - I'm being helped by Kyrgyz nomad children. Uploaded by Kirsten Koza on Nov. 8, 2010.