Horse riding in Tien-Shan mountains - Trip to Shamsy gorge
Horse riding in Tien-Shan mountains

Trip to Shamsy gorge

Horse riding in Tien-Shan mountains
(Trip to Shamsy gorge)

If you are tired of being at home, if you want to escape from the gray everyday life but don’t want to drive far and spend much time in the car then this tour is exactly for you. This trip like no other will diversify your leisure time as during the trip you will not only be able to see the beauty of Kyrgyz mountains, colorful landscapes, rugged mountain rivers but will also try the medicinal effect of hippotherapy (contact with horses). Shamsi Gorge is only a couple of hours drive from the capital but this will be enough to completely break away from civilization.

An unforgettable adventure awaits you with horseback riding, overnight in tents, a trip to the forest for mushrooms, tea by the fire with mountain medicinal herbs and a clear starry sky which the city dwellers can only dream of. This trip is suitable for both beginner riders, families with children and advanced riders. Join now!

Available Dates

  • Jul 5 - Jul 7, 2024 | 10 places Book
  • Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2024 | 8 places Book
  • Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2024 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are also available.

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Spring, Autumn
Begins in Bishkek
Ends in Bishkek
Wildlife Birds, Predator birds, Hares


Great for Couples Individuals Families

A horse tour in the Shamsi gorge is a great opportunity to take a break from the bustle of the city, sleep in the fresh air in a tent, sit by the fire and admire the night sky. This unforgettable journey is available to everyone. Even if you have never sat on horseback, our experienced guides will teach you the basics of horse riding. Join, you will love it!

What's Included:

  • Transport according to the program
  • Accommodation by the program
  • Meals - full board except dinner on the 3rd day
  • Excursion to the Burana Tower
  • Horse rental for 3 days
  • Experienced horse guide

What's not included:

  • Personal expenses
  • Changes in the program
  • Alcohol
  • Dinner on the 3rd day
  • Accommodation in Bishkek

Transfer from Bishkek to the Shamsi Gorge (130km / 2.5h). On this day, we have to move to the Shamsi Gorge which is loated 130 km from Bishkek. Arrival at the Tuurakayin Gorge where horses with a guide will be waiting for us. From here we will ride them to H-post where lunch will be organized. After lunch, you will have time to walk through the woods, ride horses and just relax. Dinner and night on the tour base.


Horse Track. After breakfast, we will ride horses to the Kol-Tor Gorge. Crossing the low passes and descending to the river. Riding along the river we will reach our destination - the midleage houses' ruins. Horse Riding Time: 6-7 hours. Overnight in tents at an altitude of ~ 2000 m.


Horse Track and return to Bishkek (130km / 2.5h). After breakfast you will have free time after which we will go down to the car on horseback. Horse Riding Time: 4-5 hours. The car will return you to Bishkek. On the way we will visit the historical and archaeological complex of Burana Tower. The Burana Tower (minaret) is located on the site of an ancient settlement 90 km from the capital Bishkek. Historians and archaeologists have proved that the settlement was the capital of the Karakhanid khanate and once was called Balasagun. Balasagun was founded in the middle of the 10th century and the Burana Tower today is the central monument of this complex.
We will also stop at the Hawaii Recreation Center, where we will visit the zoo and have dinner. (dinner is not included in the price). Return to Bishkek. End of the program.

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