We traveled from Naryn to Tash Rabat. Tash Rabat is about 100km/60 miles from the border Kyrgyzstan shares with China and geographically, it is located in the south-central area of Kyrgyzstan. Tash Rabat is either a 15th-century caravanserai or a 10th-century Nestorian or Buddhist monastery. Or, maybe it was both. Either way, it is a well preserved stone structure located at an elevation of 3,200m/10,500 feet surrounded by tall mountains.
The inter-mountain valley is used by shepherds for grazing yaks, cattle, and horses.
We had lunch in the former railroad carriage that is used as a kitchen by a family that has a yak herd and yurt camp. It was snowing as we arrived.