At the far end of the wide-open Alay valley, quiet Daroot-Korgon (Дароот-Коргон) might seem like a dead end if it weren't for the excellent trekking opportunities that radiate from here. From a two-day loop in the mountains north of the city to a fantastic nine-day traverse that heads through Kyrgyz-Ata National Park and back down to Sary-Mogol, there are plenty of rewarding walks for travellers that make the effort to get here.