Marco Polo Argali it is also called the Pamir argali. It is named after Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant and traveler
Large argali weighing up to 300 pounds. The bases of the horns are more massive than those of the Marco Polo argali, and form a denser spiral with little or no gloss, and usually less complete whorl. The tips are usually broken or badly dislodged. The upper part of the coat is grayish-brown, the throat, chest, croup, lower part and inner side of the legs are white. A dark stripe is visible on the front of the legs. The head is mostly white, with brown markings on the face. Rams have a ruff of long white hairs on the neck and throat and a darker crest on the back of the neck.
As a result of a huge amount of research, Argali Ovis Matissoni was added to the Ovis World Slam list. The geographical areas of the Tibetan highlands and Pamir mountains are found exactly where this argali lives. There is a natural corridor where the Tibetan argali from the East and Marco Polo argali from the West meet during the rut and give a natural hybrid argali.
Given that the highest peak reaches 7600 meters and 90% of the country is covered with mountain peaks, it is not Given that the highest peak reaches 7600 meters and 90% of the country is covered with mountain peaks, it is not surprising that Tajikistan is not only a spectacular view, but also one of the most difficult hunting areas in the world. Constant winds and low temperatures add to the thrill. Only real men can get the coveted trophy in such conditions. Hunting takes place at an altitude of 4200 -5000 meters. The main hunting grounds are located near the Kumdi base camp.
THE PROCESS OF HUNTING
Four-wheel drive vehicles are used to search for animals. The hunt begins early in the morning and continues until dusk, and throughout the day, hunters survey the mountain slopes and feeding areas in search of sheep. After a male withFour-wheel drive vehicles are used to search for animals. The hunt begins early in the morning and continues until dusk, and throughout the day, hunters survey the mountain slopes and feeding areas in search of sheep. After a male with horns of the desired size is spotted, the hunt continues on foot from the approach. This stage requires good physical training. Be prepared to shoot from a long distance, up to 400-500 meters. In the evening, the hunter returns to the base camp for rest.
Arrival city Dushanbe, from Dushanbe to the hunting camp you will be taken by car. You will need to get to the city of Khorog, it will take about 10-12 hours, rest a little in Khorog, staying overnight in one of the local hotels, and then from Khorog directly to the hunting camp for another 4-5 hours. The road is tedious and long, but it allows you to gradually adapt to the height. For this type of hunting, it is advisable to plan from
There are several basic hunting camps at your disposal, the main camps are Snow Leopard Camp (Alichur district, Kumdi point). The camp are located at an altitude of 3900-4000 meters. Usually there is a group of 4-6 hunters at one camp at the same time.
Snow Leopard Camp: A warm, clean, comfortable camp. There are separate rooms for a dining room, bedroom, shower. There is electricity.