Hi, it’s me again Trien (@trientrapt) taking over the Bunyan Velo account. We're still in Kyrgyzstan!
I met three other cyclists in the nice Riverside Hostel in Karakol. They also wanted to go hiking in the mountains. We decided to go together. Not for the most touristy hike to Ala-Kul but for a three to four-day walk over Archa-Tor pass (3925 m) towards the nearby glacier. The city of Karakol is a good base to accessible alpine trekking.
Being off the bike and carrying a backpack for 8 hours a day means using completely different muscles. After a super steep and stunning descent, I walked like a granny for the following few days. .
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