I’m going to go a bit out of order, and instead of writing about the waterfall and pond near Iskanderkul, I’ll show you something from the hike we did the next day on Sunday. Our guide, Dilovar, grew up in the region surrounding Iskanderkul and now lives in a small village called Saratok (or perhaps Saratag, it’s unclear to me how it’s actually spelled or pronounced as I saw several variations while we were up there). Dilovar took us through the countryside and to an oul. This is where people from a village come in the summer to live, and it is located near the summer pastures of their livestock. It looks like something out of the Middle Ages, plopped into a gorgeous mountain setting.