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The Barskoon pass.

Trip from Issyk-Kul lake to Pass Barskoon.

«A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature»

Henry David Thoreau.

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The pass Barskoon is located at the height of 3754 meters above sea level in Mountains Terskey Ala-Too on a water separate crossing point between the Issyk-Kkul hollow and riverheads of Arabelsu and Arabel hollow.
The pass Barskoon is in Dzhety-Oguz district in the southern part of the Issyk-Kul region. Through the pass the highway A 364 which connects the southern coast of the Lake Issyk Kul to the mine Kumtor, the frontier post Karasay and the settlement located in the east of the plateau Akshiyrak - Uchkoshkon is paved.
To the south from the pass Barskoon, to the right of the road, is in 600 meters the small lake Barskoon from which the river follows and flows into the southern part of the Lake Issyk-Kul. In 3 kilometers on the South the mountain lake Dzhashyl-Kol at the height of 3779,1 meters above sea level is located.
In 8 kilometers to the west from the pass there is a dominating mountain Chymchyk 4467,2 meters high above sea level. The highway through the pass Barskoon is open all the year round. Around the high-mountain pass are situated peaks, which had a height 4386 – 4512 meters above sea level and northern glacier.
The northern part is short and steep, the southern part is low and sloping. Thorough Barskon travels motorway connecting inside Tein-Shan with Issyk-Kul valley.

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Author and photos
Alexander Petrov.