Sheperd’s Yurt Inn in Shamshy Gorge

Country style Inn and Yurt accommodations amid spectacular mountain scenery and peaceful countryside for horsebackriding, pastoral walks, mountain treks, and relaxation, with great Kyrgyz cuisine in the famous Shamshy Gorge, just 2 hours driving from Bishkek.

Shamshy Gorge Yurt Inn is located at 120 km East of Bishkek. The Shamshy Gorge is famous as one of the most beautiful gorges in the Kyrgyz Range.  It is situated at the altitude of 3570m. Through the Gorge, the Shamshy River crashes dramatically from rock to rock. Shamshy Pass, located at the altitude of 3573m, connects the Kochkorskiy and Chuy valleys. Nowadays, many horse trip spass through our gorge en route over Shamshy Pass in the direction of Son-Kul Lake.  Variety of vegetation presented here. Slopes are covered with fir forests, dog rose and barberry bushes.
We offer one-day and longer adventures — horseback riding trips, trekking and accommodation in Nomad’s Yurt Inn in Shamshy Gorge. Our guests can taste local traditional meals cooked with eco-natural products.


Dateofoperation:    Late May – late September

Location:                   Shamshy Gorge, 120 km, 2 hrs from Bishkek

Capacity:                    Mountain Cottage (20 persons) and 2 Yurts for 10 persons

Accommodation:       Kyrgyz style of dwelling (bedding on a felt carpets) and on the bed. Accommodation provided on sharing basis of one gender.

Meals:                         in Cottage Kitchen for 20 persons

Infrastructure:          OutdoorFrench style toilet (hole in the floor), outdoor shower with warm water

Washstand:                1 with warm water

Type:                          Wooden and felt Yurts decorated in traditional Kyrgyz style with local traditional craft.


Price of the services:

  1. Lodging (B&B) in Yurt Inn – 25 USD per person with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  2. Horse rent – 20 USD per horse per day
  3. Horseman —  35 USD per day
  4. English Speaking Horse Guide – 55 USD per day 
  5. Traditional dish “BeshBarmak” – 150 USD per group of 10 persons
  6. Horse Games: 250 – 350 USD per group of 10 persons