The next day

Lazing on pastures before the Torugart Pass. We had to leave by 8am the next morning to avoid the military personnels from the Kyrgzs Customs. However, the Chinese border was not opened until 10am so we opted to stay away from both sides’ military presence, somewhere in between. Weather was quite pleasant initially but winds started to pick up and we even experienced snow flakes while basking in the open!
(Kyrgyzstan … 24.04.05 to 12.05.05)

Loading our bicycles into the van arranged the day before, while the Chinese army personnels watched curiously.

*sigh* 2-wheelers inside 4-wheelers, tied and positioned for the bumpy 107km ride down the mountain.

The striking beauty along the way. It was really a pity we could not ride down this amazing, stunning landscape.

Almost 60km after leaving the Torugart Pass, we finally travelled on cement/asphalt road, all the way until the Torugart Checkpoint. It was a 3-1/2hr journey to the Checkpoint.

Welcome to the People’s Republic of China! The Chinese Torugart Checkpoint building is in the background.

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