Shamsi gorge is 120 km from Bishkek, and is one of the most picturesque parts of Kyrgyzstan.
The gorge is extremely steep and narrow slopes with rocky ledges protruding outward.
The gorge crosses the river of the same name with lots of rocky rapids.
In Shamsi grow strong and tall spruce pine, area of subalpine meadows are used as jailoo.
Here you can see here a wild animals such as martens, Turkestan lynx, hares, stoats, and others.
In the upper part of the gorge, at an altitude of 3500 m, lies Shamsinsky Pass, which connects the Chui and Kochkor valley.
Gorge stores and secrets of past epochs: once there was found a mask of pure gold, which, according to local elders, belonged to an ancient queen named Shamsi, after which the place got its name.