From Karakol a short 30-minute drive west along the lake brings you to the head of the Jeti Oguz valley, where you head north toward Jeti Oguz village. A few minutes up the road you reach Broken Heart Rock, the reverse side of the famous Seven Bulls, a tremendous red limestone formation towering above the village.
The Jeti Oguz valley winds gently upward with steep wooded hillsides regularly giving way to open, yurt-dotted pasture used by local shepherds during summer for grazing their flocks of sheep and goats and herds of horses. If approached with your guide most will be happy to stand and chat and show you the inside of an authentic yurt.
A rough track continues for some distance up the valley, criss-crossing the river on rickety wooden bridges. This is roughly navigable by four-wheel drive, and makes a decent path for a pleasant walk if you choose to leave the car and stretch your legs. At the end of the valley stands the massive Oghuz Bashi (Head of a Bull) Mountain, distinguishable by the two small 'horns' at its top, which give rise to its name.