Mongolia - Western Mongolia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Western Mongolia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Mongolia guide-book.
Raw, rugged and remote, this region has for centuries been isolated – both geographically and culturally – from the Mongolian heartland. With its glacier-wrapped mountains, shimmering salt lakes and hardy culture of nomads, falconry and horsemanship, western Mongolia is a time-less slice of Central Asia.
- climb Khuiten Uul 4050m to Malchin Peak for stunning views of Mongolia’s highest mountain
- pitch a tent beside beautiful Khoton Nuur, dotted with Kazakh settlements around its shore
- rub shoulders with Kazakh eagle hunters at Ölgii Eagle Festival; fast becoming western Mongolia’s biggest tourist drawcard
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Bayan-Ölgii, Ölgii, Sagsai, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Tolbo, Tsambagarav Uul National Park, Khovd, Khovd City, Khar Us Nuur National Park, Chandmani, Uvs, Ulaangom, Üüreg Nuur, Kharkhiraa Uul & Türgen Uul, Achit Nuur, Khyargas Nuur National Park, Zavkhan, Uliastai, Otgon Tenger Uul Strictly Protected Area.
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