Barskoon Waterfall
Barskoon Waterfall
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Mnbiker
Saint Paul, MN287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
The Barskoon Waterfall is not far off the South Shore road, on the road to the Kumtor goldmine. Don't miss the bas relief of a Soviet cosmonaut carved into the face of a boulder across the road from the waterfall. The climb to the lower falls is not too bad. If you climb to the upper falls, there is a path on the left (south) side of the stream that is steep, but manageable. You can climb to the upper falls from the lower on the north side,but some of the climb is exposed and not recommended for anyone without climbing experience.
Written 5 November 2015
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John H
Chelmsford, UK355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
What a day, fantastic views, great scenery. But this was a difficult climb up the 700m in altitude to the top. We climbed in July and there was still snow at the top. It took us 2.5 hours from the road base. Wear good shoes and go carefully, much of the surfaces are very lose material.
It's worth the views.
Written 23 July 2015
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Aigul K
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
Barskoon waterfall was really worth seeing even though it is located quite far. From the main road it would take you about 1 hour by car, and maybe 3 hours by foot to get there. To go up the waterfall you need good shoes though. The pathways are quite steep and slippery, so you need to be really careful. There are two waterfalls there: small and big. The small one is an easy hike while the big one is quite hard.
Written 11 June 2015
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Usually from Tamga the tourists go to the waterfalls. This is the easiest and generally uninteresting departure for unassuming tourists. Only in the gorge, as we were told by our driver, there are not less than 7 waterfalls. Usually all go to three of them - appears to be called "Tears of leopard" and the other two  - "Bowl of Manas" and one more. Not bad waterfalls, but nothing unusual and fascinating. You can find plenty of similar in, say, in Laos, Malaysia, Thailand. The other four are higher up the road, not reaching the Arabel Syrt. Only one was visible from the road.
Written 10 September 2019
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
After a not too strenuous hike in the mountainous terrain you will come across the stunning Barscoon Waterfall. This is an impressive volume of water rushing down to feed the surrounding countryside and ultimately helps the local farmers irrigate their fields. A worthwhile hike on a pleasant day.
Written 19 June 2019
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varun_mukthi
London, UK2,877 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
It is a 25 minute up-hill trek from the base and it is quite and easy trek. It is also fairly easy to reach from Karakol and most certainly worth a visit. Give yourself and hour for the entire trek and that should suffice.
Written 11 September 2018
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NomadyTravel
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Be careful to find the right path to the waterfall, otherwise, your day will be more about climbing than hiking. There are several waterfalls in the gorge. Waterfalls, forests, and views of surrounding mountains make the place worth of 40 minutes drive from the south shore of Issyk Kul.
Written 16 September 2017
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Jellemann
Bergen, Norway46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The scenery and view is very good. It is very steep if you're going all the way up. The path should have been better maintained.
Written 1 August 2017
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Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
I saw it in the fall and it as really nice for a half day. I plan on going there this winter to see all of the ice and maybe do some ice climbing.

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Barskoon Waterfall

Barskoon waterfall is a geological protected area located in Jeti-Oguz District of Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan in 90 km to the south-west of Karakol on one of the tributaries of Barskaun River. It was established in 1975. Within the Barskoon valley there are two waterfalls on top of the mountain and the mountainside. At the foot of the mountain you can enjoy the beautiful river of Barskoon. During the summer time there yurts built. At the yurt you try Kyrgyz traditional drink Kymys while enjoying the beauty of the landscape.

Transportation: From Karakol to Barskoon waterfall (100km) pivate Taxi cost 2500 SOM per car or you can take Marshrutka from South Shore Bus Station to Barskoon village for 100 SOM and walk 10 km to the waterfall.*Beware that after 5pm it will be hard to find a Marshrutka / Taxi.

Address: Barskoon ValleyWorking hours: 9am-5pm
Written 12 January 2015
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