Nature Site

Barskoon waterfall

Barskoon waterfall in summer
Nomad's Land

Issyk Kul region β€’ Kyrgyzstan β€’ 2300 m

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 Why you should go there?

There is three amazing waterfalls that can be seen within a few hours of hiking.  It’s a great one-day activity for anyone. Make sure to bring a lunch and hiking boots. 

Address: Barskoon Valley
Working hours: 9am-5pm
Time Spent: 2-3 Hours

  • Highest Point: 2300m
  • Lowest Point: 1880m
  • Total Elevation Gain: 420m
  • Total Elevation Loss: 420m
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Total Hours Hiking: ~5-6Avg
  • Total Amount of days: 1
  • Approximate Distance: ~18km


From Karakol to Barskoon waterfall (100km) 
Private Taxi cost 2500 soms per car one way.
Marshrutka from South Shore Bus Station to Barskoon village for 100 soms and walk 15 km to the waterfall. 

*Beware that after 5pm it will be hard to find a Marshrutka / Taxi.