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
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.
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