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Barskoon waterfall KG

About the 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 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
Barskoon Waterfall 
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
Transportation: From Karakol to Barskoon waterfall (100km) 
Private Taxi cost 2500 SOM per car one way.
Marshrutka from South Shore Bus Station to Barskoon village for 100 SOM and walk 15 km to the waterfall. 
*Beware that after 5pm it will be hard to find a Marshrutka / Taxi.    


Bartogay water reservoir KZ

The Bartogai reservoir was artificially created in the 1980s in the floodplain of the Chilik River, for the needs of agriculture and irrigation of fields. The height of the rock-fill dam is 60 meters, the length of 330 meters, the channel length is 160 meters. A place stunning with its beauty and picturesqueness with a powerful spillway from under the dam from a height of 25 meters. A stream of water with enormous pressure is released to freedom and is broken up into tiny particles of spray, which overflows and forms many rainbows.

Batay Aral (Song Kul) KG

Vibrant with life, lush with mountain scenery, the resrve of Batay Aral are yours discover. On the shores of the lake do not grow tall trees, spruce, fir, but only here you will be able to please the eye immense heaps of edelweises (the Red Book), as well as a great many other bright, elegant and sometimes vey rare flowers. These floral oasis above are moving in the alpine meadows. In addition, the shore of the lake is home of 66 species of waterfowl, which are usually held here from May to September. Ornithologists come here, especially studying the livehoods of ducks, of which there are 14 species.

Batken KG

Batken is a clean, big city in the south-west of Kyrgyzstan. In 1934 Batken was formed as the village and the district center of the eponymous district of Batken. Later, it was converted into the administrative center of the Batken region and officially received the status of city. About 23 thousand people live on the territory of the city.

Batken and Batken region itself are known in Kyrgyzstan for their unusual red flower named Aigul. This flower composed many legends. And it blooms on the mountain Aigul-Tash once a year. Also, this part of the country is famous for its juicy, unusually sweet apricots.

In the center of the city there is the Statue of Liberty, whose author is Turgunbai Sadykov. On his initiative in the city appeared Complex "Manas". Batken is a city surrounded by greenery. There grow apricot trees, juniper, elm on the streets. Residents there are smiling and hospitable.

Beijing Capital International Airport CN

Beijing Capital International Airport  is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located 32 km northeast of Beijing's city center, in an enclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. The airport's IATA Airport code, PEK, is based on the city's former romanized name, Peking.

Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for Air China, the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China, which flies to around 120 destinations (excluding cargo) from Beijing. Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines also use the airport as their hub.

 Beijing Capital International Airport covers 1,480 hectares (3,700 acres) of land.

Besh-Aral nature reserve KG

The reserve of Besh-Aral is situated on the bottom of the Chatkal river, on the border with Uzbekistan. It's a part of an wide Chatkal park, which cover a also the Uzbek territory (Chatkal State biosphere reserve 35'724 ha). The reserve of 63'200 ha was established in 1979 and covers an altitude difference from 1000 to 4000 m. The reserve counts more than 15 various ecosystem with relatively high level of biodiversity. There are 1500 species of higher plants, 46 species of mammals, 150 species of birds, 10 species of reptiles and of amphibia. Rare plan species include the Semenov fir, the Kyrgyz apple, the rose Exochorda tianschanica, the kaufman Graig tulips and the Korolkoy sage. Among rare species of animals, you will find the Menzbir marmot (marmota menzbieri), the Turkestan gudgeon, the Tien Shan bear, the snow leopard and the stone marten.

Besh-Tash national park KG

Le parc national de Besh-Tash se trouve dans la vallée de Talas au sud de sa capitale Talas. Inauguré en 1996 afin de préserver les biotopes uniques et la diversité biologique du nord-ouest du Kirghizistan. Dans le parc il y a plus de 800 espèces de plantes, dont environ 28 arbres et arbustes. On y trouve les animaux et les oiseaux suivants : Chevreuil, le renard, la martre, l'hermine, la perdrix bartavelle, le léopard des neiges, lynx Turkestan, Kumai, faucon sacré, vautour barbu (Gypaethe) et autres. Dans la rivière de Besh Tash on y trouve des truites arc-en-ciel.

Bhaktapur NP

The city of Bhaktapur 7km east of Katmandu is a quieter city than Katmandu, and its attractions as interesting as the Nepalese capital. Bhaktapur was once the capital of a kingdom that split into three. The city is the subject of a day visit by most tourists, and if you spend a night there, you will quickly realize the privilege of being almost on your own in this city that has so much to do for you. discover. Here you can spend weeks visiting every neighborhood and every temple. Local life is more authentic and you will be delighted to see a local festival, including the famous Nepalese New Year, the Bisket Jatra, which takes place around mid-April each year and lasts for a week.

Bibi Fatima Zahro hot springs TJ

The hot spring of Bibi Fatima-Zahro (name of the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad) is located at 3200 meters alt. on the heights of the village of Yamchun, near the river. According to beliefs, it is also a place of worship.

The thermal spring would have healing properties against urological and gynecological diseases, digestive problems, etc. The locals also believe that being exposed to water improves female fertility. Although located in the high mountains, it has a temperature above 40 degrees Celsius all year round.

The chemical composition of the hot spring minerals includes sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, chlorides, silicic acid and metaboric acid.

Bibi-Khanum Mosque UZ

Another decoration of Samarkand is the Bibi-Khanum Mosque, a holy monument of the 15th century. It is believed that the mosque was built by order of Tamerlane, who returned from India with a triumphant victory. The great commander wanted to build a monument for life testifying to his victories.

In total, about 700 people participated in the construction, including a large number of craftsmen from other Asian countries. To this day, despite numerous earthquakes, the mosque has been able to maintain its original grandeur and beauty, which has been facilitated by the large-scale restoration works that have been carried out there for 35 years, since 1968.

Big Almaty lake KZ

The Big Almaty Lake is a high-mountain reservoir in the Zailiyskiy Alatau at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level, 15 kilometers south of the city of Alma-Ata.
The basin of the lake is of tectonic origin, complex shape, with a general slope to the north. The lake is 1.6 km long and 0.75 to 1 km wide.
The length of the coastline is 3 km, the depth is 30-40 m, the area of ​​the mirror is 0.9 square kilometers, the volume of the water mass is 14 million m³.
The maximum water level is in August, the minimum is in February. The level fluctuations reach 20 m. The shores of the lake are steep and steep. The Bolshaya Almatinka River flows into the lake from the south.
It is part of the Ile-Alatau National Park.
Like the vast majority of the Tien Shan lakes, it arose as a result of earthquakes.
Three main peaks rise above the lake, which can be seen from the northern end of the dam: Sovetov Peak (4317 m) - in the southeast, Ozerny Peak (4110 m) - in the south and Turist Peak (3954 m) - south-west of the lake ...
Access of tourists to the border zone of the border of Kazakhstan with the Kyrgyz Republic located above the lake is carried out without restrictions, a pass from the Ministry of Internal Affairs is not required. At a distance of 7-12 km from the border into the depths of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the operation of the border regime is excluded. Foreign citizens and stateless persons can visit these border areas for tourism purposes.
Source: Wikipedia

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