Hunt for Hume Argali in Kirgizia

Hume argali hunt imageThe area inhabited by the Hume Argali encompasses the mountains south of the country from the Naryn River up to the Chinese boarder. The strong and very twisted horns of the Hume Argali have always fascinated locals and international hunters alike.

The size of the Hume Argali with rare exception are not as big as the Marco Polo Argali from the Pamir in the south of Tadjikistan. Average sizes are 130 to 140 cm 51 to 55 inches, although trophies with horns of up to 150 to 155 cm 59 to 61 cm have been taken.

Argali prefer wide plateaus and sloping mountains without steep rocky ledges. The mountains here reach an altitude of 3500 to 4500 metres. The base camp is at an altitude of 3000 metres ( so hunters don’t need to acclimatize)

Hunting Area

Tien Shan (Kirgizia) in the region of Naryn, Aksay and Lake Issyk-Kul.


A four hour flight from Moscow to Bishkek or a direct flight from Europe to Bishkek, then 8 to 15 hours by vehicle to the hunting camp.


Hunting lodges, yurts and heated tents.

Group Size

1 to 4 hunters


September to November and February 15 to March.

Hunting Methods

Overnight in the base camp then transfer to the hunting area by vehicle. Cars and horses are used for spotting animals and stalking is done on foot. Roebuck and Djeiran Gazelle can be added on this hunt. Group size is 3 to 4 hunters.

Included in Hunt Cost

The following are included in the hunt cost:

  • Acquiring invitation for hunters visa.
  • Assistance clearing customs.
  • Acquiring rifle permits.
  • Interpreter services.
  • Food and accommodation.
  • Hunting guides for duration of hunt.
  • Field care of trophies.
  • Export and CITES permit.

Not included

  • Domestic or International flights.
  • Cost of Kirgizian visa US$30.
  • Overnight accommodation in Bishkek.
  • Accommodation prior to and after the hunt.
  • Packaging or Shipping of your trophies.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • VIP service in Bishkek. (US$120 per hunter)
  • Tips or gratuities to your guide or his staff.


Whilst all reasonable care will be taken during your stay, hunting is a potentially hazardous pursuit and your guide or his staff will not be held responsible for loss or injury that may occur.

We strongly advise all our hunters to arrange adequate insurance prior to leaving your home. All our hunters will be supplied with our Terms and Conditions and Indemnity Forms prior to the hunt commencement.

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Please note that access to many International hunting grounds may require aerial and/or unusual forms of ground transportation such as snowmobiles etc. These forms of transport can be susceptible to the effects of extreme and unforeseeable weather shifts. Hunters are therefore advised to factor in some time flexibility to allow for unforeseen events.