Homestay In Real Kazakh Family & Horseback Riding. Shymkent

Dear guest!

Welcome to Kaskasu mountain village!

I would like to present the homestay in real Kazakh family in the mountains near Shymkent city, where I'll be your individual English-Russian-Kazakh speaking guide and driver with my own car. During the tour I am responsible for your personal safety. 


Kaskasu village is real Kazakh village and beautiful place in the mountains of South Kazakhstan (40 min by car from Shymkent city). It is very close to famous Sayram - Ugam National Park with its alpine lakes, rivers, gorges, canyons. Unique wildlife of the national Park. Western Tien Shan mountains. Fresh mountain air and mountain rivers. Good place for relaxation, meditation and good rest. Few days in the family of ordinary Kazakhs. Guest house. Life of ordinary people without frills. 

This tour is available from March to November.


  • Morning arrival in the village. Accommodation in the guest house. Acquaintance with the family. Short breakfast. Simple traditional life, livestock in the yard. Kazakh traditions and customs.

  • Walking tour in the village and light trekking in surrounding mountains with the guide. Visiting local school and meetings with Kazakh children. Meetings with people in the village. Lunch in the guest house.

  • Visiting old Christian church (19 century) in the neighboring village. Holy natural spring and Christian pilgrims coming for healing. Mix of old Kazakh traditions, disappearing Soviet lifestyle and Russian culture residues. Dinner with the family. 

  • Try Kumis - mare's milk. Kumis is ancient Kazakh traditional drink. Drink or cure yourself with kumis. Millions of people have recovered from desease using kumis. Kumis is longevity and healthful drink. Milk a mare. Course of healing and treatment with Kumis.

  • Horseback riding is possible in the village.

  • Homestay for 1-5 days is possible. 

  • Bonus! Tour to the ancient Sayram city.

  • Number of participants: 1-5

  • This homestay program is basic and could be changed upon request


On preliminarily request we can help to  book accommodation and buy transport tickets. The stories of the guide are based on historical, cultural and ethnographical information. They include also expert's personal view and alternative resources. The guide can adjust the program of the tour or you can propose your own personal program.


  • The price of homestay in the village is US$ 121 per person for one day


The price includes: 

  • accomodation (homestay) in the family, 

  • transfer from Shymkent city to the village and back,

  • three meals, 

  • guide services,

  • tour to the ancient Sayram city.

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