Kan Tengri is a serious organisation that is an official partner to both UNESCO and UNICEF and prides itself on eco-friendly tours of Kazakhstan and the rest of Central Asia. From heli-skiing to fishing, it can organise your perfect trip whether you’re looking for an extreme adventure or a so-called ‘soft’ one. Kan Tengri has particular expertise in all things mountain-related, with its president being Dr. Kazbek Valiyev, the first Kazakhstani to climb Everest. The company run various base camps at the feet of Tien Shan’s highest peaks as well as running bird-watching and fishing bases elsewhere. A most reliable organisation.