The Shamsi Gorge is in the eastern part of the Kyrgyz ridge, located near the town of Tokmok. This gorge is famous for its large number of forests and trees. There is also the so-called “Shah’s House”, which was built in 1968 for the Iranian Shah, who visited Kyrgyzstan.
The gorge has a rich cultural history: for a long time, the Shamsi Pass and the Gorge were a connecting route between Kochkor and Chui Valleys. Next to the gorge is the famous Burana Tower.
Nowadays the Shamsi Gorge is very popular as a connecting link for many tourist routes. From the gorge it is possible to get to the Kochkor Valley and then to Son Kul, in addition to the canyons of Konorchek and the Boom Gorge.
How to get to Shamsi?
The Shamsi gorge is located 100 kilometers east of Bishkek. There is no public transport to the gorge. The entrance to the gorge is free.
Shamsi gorge on the map
No mobile network
No guest houses and groceries
There are many springs. It is not recommended to drink water from the river
Many places for camping