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gentbrugg wrote a review Sep 2019
Moscow2,305 contributions591 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mike J wrote a review Jun 2019
Chepstow, United Kingdom658 contributions229 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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varun_mukthi wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom3,039 contributions425 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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NomadyTravel wrote a review Sep 2017
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan93 contributions29 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Jellemann wrote a review Aug 2017
Bergen, Norway53 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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