As I was sitting eating my diner who should come along but the Kasak guys. They had been off for the day seeing the area and where heading to stay in Gorno Altai. The said that it was only 5 km up the road and that I should join them. I was sure that it was further than this and thought it might be closer to 15km but I decided that some company and a warm bed for the night would be good and so headed off after them on my bike with instructions to call when I arrived in town.
I could not tell exactly how far it was as google directions does not work in Russia (nor are the roads accurate)