French market, Development and sales department
Meerim is an operating tour manager at Ak-Sai Travel and is responsible for French market. She is quite experienced in creating and organizing unusual tours and events and has been working as a tour guide with French tourists.
Air tickets booking manager
She has great experience in selling air tickets to all destinations. Clients appreciate her professionalism, individual approach, and friendliness. Nurgul loves her job even if it means that she has to work 24 hours shifts at the airport air ticket office.
Air tickets booking manager
Nazi is a relatively new member of the Ak Sai Travel team. She has been working at Ak Sai Travel since 2019. Though she has great experience in working as air tickets booking manager.
She has great experience in selling air tickets to all destinations. Clients appreciate her professionalism, individual approach, and friendliness.
Manager, Outdoor department
Vasily Gadyukin has been the outdoor department manager since 2022, but he began his career in tourism back in the nineties. He is responsible for trekking programs and knows the routes very well.
It all started with a sincere interest in the mountains of my region and the first school trips, and then my studies, working as a trekking guide and dozens of successful projects made me a specialist in the tourism industry and brought me to the Ak-Sai travel team
Manager, Issyk Hotels booking and MICE department
Isaeva Anna has been working in the company since 2022 and books accommodation at Issyk Kul Lake. Anna is one of the youngest members of the Ak-Sai Travel team, but she has already shown herself as a responsible and diligent employee. Anna always tries to show an individual approach to the client and helps to make the right choice. Anna loves her job, even despite her busy schedule in the summer.
Mrs Elena Kalashnikova
20 years ago (to say accurately -in April, 1998) Elena Kalashnikova and Svetlana Fedina (both originally Russian) finally moved to Kyrgyzstan after 10 years of its exploring and mountaineering all significant peaks of this beautiful country. They decided to create a travel company here with a difference. Since their favorite mountains in Kyrgyzstan are located in Ak-Sai gorge (near by the capital, former Frunze- now Bishkek), the company became “Ak-Sai Travel”’. Today it has grown to become the Kyrgyzstan’s leading travel specialist. Both founders are “hands on” and still lead all summers in mountains – at Khan Tengri Peak and Lenin Peak base camps.
Mrs Altynai Musabaeva
Altynai has been working in tourism for 10 years. She joined to Ak-Sai Travel team in 2013 as a Product Manager at Outdoor department. She’s taken the position of CEO assistant for more than 8 years and now she is the director of the company.
I am happy to work in Ak-Sai Travel, I love my team, and i believe that together we can make tourism in Kyrgyzstan as a main destination for travelling!
Spanish market Development and sales department
Natalia joined Ak Sai Travel team in 2011. Since then, she has been working as a tour operator of Spanish market and occasionally accompanying a few groups as a guide-interpreter. Starting from 2015, she became a Senior Manager of Cultural Department. She analyzes all the feedbacks/comments, received from the groups, during and at the end of tourist season, so it helps the company to improve and modify the quality of tour products in the future.
Doing my best to reach perfection in everything I do, especially in my work.
UK, USA and Italian marketsDevelopment and sales department
Aleksandr is a tour operating manager, responsible for Italian and European market and a guide interpreter as well. He travelled a lot across Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan with other trips to USA, Germany, Italy and UK.
“I like to focus on my work, with no chance to rest and be helpful till the end of each trip whenever I’m: guiding a group or coordinating a tour from the office. Working tone helps me to be active at other spheres of my live that include running, playing football, swimming and gym/general fitness. It allows me to temper the character and improve myself every single moment.”
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German, Swiss, Austrian, Israelite markets Head of development and sales department
Meerim is an operating tour manager at Ak-Sai Travel and is responsible for German market. She started as a tour operating manager and since 2020 has been taking the position of head of the development and sales department.
As a descendant of nomad culture, from an early age, I love to go to the mountains, discover new places, get acquainted with traditions.
Honestly, even back then I felt in love with travel and realized that I want to be always in tourism. My love to discover new places never fade away, to watch the wonders of nature and to enjoy delicious food over and over again and each time like the first time!
I am proud of my beautiful country and its history and love to share it!
Mrs Dinara Karimkulova
Head of booking and operating department
Dinara joined Ak-Sai Travel in 2004 and never left it. She began as a simple manager and grown to the Head of Booking Department. She does know the work of each department, cause she used to do it herself, when the company was much smaller.
I am proud of working in Ak-Sai Travel. It gave me so many opportunities; to see the beauty of Kyrgyzstan, meeting new people, travel abroad. Hope this work will keep me long interested and I will do my best to keep tourism growing in our country!
Mrs Alyona Kovalyova
Booking and operating department
Alyona is a tour operating manager of Italian and Japanese markets. She has been working in the company since 2011, after her graduation from the Bishkek Humanitarian University with the faculty of Oriental Studies. She is fond of Japanese culture and Italian food. Her dream is to visit Scandinavian countries to see the real fairy tale of the Northern edges.
Mr. Dmitrii Grekov
Dmitry Grekov is the co-founder of Ak-Sai Travel. His big experience in mountains (Dmitry is the only mountaineer in Kyrgyzstan who climbed Everest peak) helps us to maintain our base camps and keep high level of services in mountains.
Timur is a tour operating manager and responsible for mountaineering expeditions, mainly specializes on our 7000 m high peaks, Khan-Tengri and Pobeda. He is young and full of potential for new achievements. He likes trekking, playing football. His next goal is to begin doing mountaineering and become a professional climber.
Mrs Olga Rybianova
Olga is a tour operating manager and has been working in Ak-Sai Travel Company for 6 years. She is responsible for Lenin Peak expeditions.
The most important thing in our work is to show what the real mountaineering is and how to do it with the pleasure and with more comfortable conditions. I also like mountains and nature of Kyrgyzstan, there is a lot of places, which can be visited!