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Exploring the far… far west

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October 12, 2018

This was our first expedition in our trip around Asia. We departed from Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, on a local flight to the city of Ölgii in the province of Bayan-Ölgii, a region where the majority of the population is Kazakh, the second largest ethnic group in Mongolia. As soon as we arrived we met our friend Taskhyn, a young guide who is starting his own agency and who helped us to organize the logistics for our trip.

Altai mountain range in western Mongolia

Across Western Mongolia

In the countryside of Mongolia there are no road which makes it very easy to get lost in the middle of nowhere. That’s why it’s necessary to have a local driver and a 4×4 car. An other option would be to rent or buy horses (actually, it’s cheaper to buy them than to rent them), but to do that kind of adventure you definitely need more time. We actually met Dani, a Spanish traveller, and also Jessy, a