There are 3 sub-species of argali in Kyrgyzstan: 1. Marco Polo sheep 2. Tian-Shan Argali, 3. Hume Argali.
The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii) can be found in the mountains in the southern part of the contry, from the River Naryn to the border with China. Normally the Marco Polo sheep of Kyrgyzstan are not quite as big as those of the Pamir mountains in Tadjikistan. Trophy size normally lies in the range of 50 to 53” (125 – 135 cm). The preferred habitat of argali is relatively flat, mountain plateaux, at an altitude of 3,500 – 4,500 m. above sea level
The Tien Shan argali (Ovis ammon karelini) is found in the western parts of the Tian Shan mountains. They are very similar in appearance to the Marco polo argali, but generally have thicker horns, which are more tightly curved.
Kyrgyzstan is also known to be home to Hume Argali (Ovis ammon humei), the northern border of its range is the River Naryn and the southern is the central part of the Ferganskiy mountains.
Base camp is normally at an altitude of 3.000 m anove sea level, the the local terrain is suitable for horses and, in places, 4x4 vehicles. In camp you will find professional guides, a cook and support staff.