Take a tour of Kyrgyzstan! We offer fine-crafted, all-encompassing tours of this beautiful Central Asian treasure.
The mission of White Leopard Travel is to provide a unique and thoughtful tours to Kyrgyzstan. This is a beautiful land, where luxury, adventure, and culture co-exist in breathtaking natural wonders. We live and breathe an understanding of the magic that exists in the mountains, and wish to share that with our guests. Each element of our tours is carefully selected, and we are ready to customize and adapt according to our clients interests.
Imagine waking up in a toasty warm cabin, the smell of a fresh new morning calling you to slowly stretch out of bed. Rugged mountain peaks in bright morning sun greet you as you open the door and take a deep breath. Your adventure for the day is as you choose, and before it begins a hot traditional Kyrgyz breakfast awaits, complete with plenty of cups of tea.
There is a freedom in the mountains, high up and far away from the exhausting pulls of life. The distinctly nomadic culture of Kyrgyzstan still practices and celebrates the tradition of “jailoo”, taking the animals to the mountains for the summer and living in yurts. It is a beautiful tradition, anticipated by the local people and sought after by nearly every visitor to this region. For all of its joys that come with going on jailoo, we also understand the difficulties that time in the mountains can present. Our aim is to take the difficult part out of the experience for our guests.
Are you seeking tranquil mountain mornings for a yoga session? Or do you want to traverse spectacular terrain on multi-day trekking adventures? Are you looking for a week in nature with the family, complete with horse rides and campfires and day hikes and delicious food? We create that experience, demonstrating the essence of Kyrgyz hospitality in our desire to ensure our guests are well-cared for from beginning to end of their trip.
Ruby | Online Content Editor
A US native, Ruby has been living in Kyrgyzstan since 2017. She worked as a trainer and consultant for international exchange programs in Central Asia and Eastern Europe before joining White Leopard Travel Company. She realized that if she could be anywhere, she would be in the mountains, exploring trails, discovering waterfalls, and picnicking by lakes.
Saltanat | Manager
Saltanat heralds from Naryn, the highest region in Kyrgyzstan in terms of altitude. Her experience in the non-profit sector has taken her around the world and brought her in contact with numerous foreign volunteers seeking her assistance. She continues to live out her passion for cultural exchange through her work with the White Leopard Travel Company.
Azat | Owner
Azat grew up on the north shore of Issyk-Kul, in a family of eight brothers and sisters. For almost 30 years he has worked to develop numerous businesses around the country, often in conjunction with one or more of his siblings. A young curiosity and passion for travel still sparks his interest, however, and thus White Leopard Travel was established.
Shairgul | Director
Shairgul grew up on the north shore of Issyk-Kul amidst glorious sunrises and apple orchards. She began working in the travel business in 2013, opening a restaurant between Bishkek and Issyk-Kul that is a common halfway stop for travelers. Aside from work and family, she still makes her way into the mountains as often as she can!
Nurlan | Marketing and Sales Representative
For over 10 years, Nurlan has been a business consultant in Kyrgyzstan, helping numerous companies pave the way towards a successful enterprise. He is now living in Turkey with his family, which included the astute Leo, already trying to follow in his father's footsteps.