About Kobesh Travel

Kobesh Travel, established in 2008, is an independent tour company owned and operated by local guide Akhtolkun (Agii) Makhsum. Born and raised in Bayan-Ulgii and educated in Kazakhstan, Agii’s goal is to give each one of his travelers a unique and authentic travel experience. In addition to his work as a secondary school English teacher, Agii has been working as a tour guide and translator for more than 10 years. He speaks Kazakh, Mongolian, Russian, and English and he has experience working with groups of various sizes and make-ups, including teams of clients from National Geographic, BBC (including work on the new television series “Human Planet”), and ITV. He is here to meet your needs as a traveler and to tailor your trip to you and your schedule, budget, and desires.

Another project that Agii is working on is helping plan a historic 60-day crossing of the Gobi.

Why Pick Kobesh Travel?

  • We have detailed itineraries that we can tailor to your schedule, party make-up, desires, and pocketbook
  • We have experienced cooks who can cater to vegetarians
  • We have excellent knowledge of local customs, traditions, and history
  • We have high-quality camping equipment and comfortable and safe land transportation
  • We care about the environment
  • We care for and respect the local people
  • We care about our clients and we want to meet all of their needs and desires