Today was hyped up to be a so called “tank camp”. The vehicle that showed up was a russian truck with the ability to inflate and deflate its tyres but it was far from a tank.
The vehicle also seated 2 less than required and assaulted the steep windy, stoney trail in such a way that I was sick, yet again. When we arrived at Altyn Arashan it was definitely worth the trip. A postcard valley dotted with a few farmhouses, lots of animals and a few hot springs. Absolutely stunning valley!
The hot springs were lovely and hot. Apparently the trick is to jump into the cold river afterwards, but I found the walk back up the hill to the tent was a nice experience and helped to dry me out.