Trekking

From the top of the health resort, a trailhead on the east bank of the river leads towards the pyramid-shaped 3950m peak at the end of the valley. One to two hours in, a tall waterfall up a side valley is as far as most local visitors will go. Continuing to the foot of the valley's dominant peak, a nice camping spot makes a good first night from which to explore the glacial moraine down an alternative valley to the south.

From the campsite, the main valley curves southwest past small Ortoköl lake to a 3900m pass, from which it's possible to descend towards a remote road out of Suusamyr or angle west over another 4010m pass and return towards Bishkek via the Alamedin Valley.