Today we enter into Kyrgyzstan riding through rolling grasslands on a good road to reach the beautiful Karkara Valley. This section was once part of the Silk Road, traversed by Kazakh, Kirgyz and Chinese traders. We spend the next three nights at Base Camp Karkara (2,200 m) staying in "walk-in" tents, and have use of hot showers, a traditional sauna and the bar! Overnight Base Camp Karkara. Cycle elevation profile +101 m/ -1,270 m.