Barskoon Gorge
Barskoon Gorge
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heinrich, karlstadt
109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The journey is worth it. The road is not paved but is in very good condition. There is a restaurant and toilets at the parking lot. From the parking lot it's just 10-15 minutes to the viewing area, from where you have a very nice view of the waterfall. However, it is tight here if there are more than 10 visitors at the same time. It takes another 45-60 minutes to get directly to the waterfall.
Written 5 November 2023
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NomadyTravel
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Barskoon is a long valley with multiple attractions, but waterfalls are the first-ones you reach by comfortable dirt road (built and used for gold mine). There are multiple waterfalls at the beginning of the valley, and you may choose which part to visit based on your hiking experience. Hiking paths to waterfalls start at the parking lot, opposite to boulder with sculpture of Yurii Gagarin (soviet cosmonaut, who as others cosmonauts visited Issyk Kul resorts for rehabilitation). Slopes are quite steep and you should be careful when hiking to higher parts of the waterfall. You may visit the waterfalls at any season. They freeze during the winter.
Written 10 March 2021
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Thomas D
Lovestad, Sweden28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Beautiful nature and stunning mountains, great picknick spots along the creek, nice places for hiking, incredible views !
Written 11 April 2020
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Raja Ila
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
When we arrived in the afternoon there were foggy & cold coz its snowing a day before we came. After a while the place were brightened by the sunshine. Superb view! Beautiful snow mountain but we can't see the waterfall as the track to the waterfall was slippery.
Written 19 October 2016
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Mars Atlas
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Valley is not far from the main road, which is nice and smooth. There are three waterfalls near the Gagarin monument. After that you could climb further to Arabel Pass at 3600 meters. It gets a bit crowded at the first waterfall, but the second and third ones needs a bit hiking. Yurt camps are available for overnight stay.
Written 27 December 2019
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's a distance of 60 kilometers. 3 pass - Sary-Moinok,  Barskoon and Suyok. For my taste, the best one-day trip on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul. Comparable may be leaving Tosor via pass Ushkechmek through which you could drive even to Naryn, but this year 3 weeks before our arrival there came the mudflow, and the gorge became impassable. In Barskoon there are amazing views, especially in the area of the second pass - where is located the so-called Arabel Syrt. It's like a mini Iceland. Harsh and beautiful Northern landscape.
Written 11 September 2019
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nathan l
Netanya, Israel884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
it is the nature at its best, with a lot of hidden beauties places to admire the natural wonders of this world, no wonder that the famous Russian Astronaut Gagarin, placed his famous Yurt isolated from the world to relax and meditate.
Written 24 December 2018
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KimHaddon
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Must visit if you travel along the south shore of lake Issik Kul. It's not too far from the main road thanks to good roads snaking its way along the gorge. The most popular attractions are the beautiful waterfalls. We made it only to the very fist waterfall which is about 15 minutes from the main road. I believe there are three levels of the same waterfall and depending on how adventurous and fit you are you can choose which one you'd like to visit. The first level is quite easy and anyone should be able to get there without much difficulty. You can also go there and back on horseback which is highly recommended, quite an experience. There are also several yurtas which serve all kind of local dishes. Make sure to order samovar tea with borsoks and kaimak (home made cream of milk) for starters, absolutely delicious. Take your time and enjoy the serene atmosphere and taste of local culture.
Written 28 August 2017
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Alex_Johnson_Bishkek
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan885 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
The only thing to really see in the Barskoon Gorge is the large waterfall. It's worth seeing because it's so big and the views are nice. In general the Barskoon Gorge is quite steep and rocky. There is not much else to do there.

The most interesting thing to drive to the end of the gorge to the 2nd boarder zone check and have a look around.
Written 1 January 2017
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Magic Land Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Barskoon Gorge. These mountains, rocks, waterfalls. A beautiful road through the gorge, a breathtaking walk. Such different two waterfalls that merge into the river - beautiful!
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Written 20 May 2024
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