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Mongolia - Western Mongolia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Western Mongolia chapter from Lonely Planet's Mongolia guidebook.
Raw, rugged and remote, this off-the-beaten-track region has for centuries been isolated from the Mongol heartland. With its glacier-wrapped mountains, shimmering salt lakes and the hardy culture of nomads, falconry and cattle rustling, western Mongolia is, in many ways, a timeless slice of Central Asia.
- hike to the base camp of Khuiten Uul, Mongolia's highest mountain, for stunning views of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
- walk around Khoton Nuur, a beautiful alpine lake dotted with Kazakh settlements around its shore
- horse trek or hike around the lakes and valleys beneath the sacred mountain of Otgon Tenger Uul
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Bayan-Ölgii, Ölgii, Sagsai, Tsengel, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Tolbo Nuur, Tsambagarav Uul National Park, Khovd, Khovd City, Khar Us Nuur National Park, Chandmani, Tsenkheriin Agui, Mönkh Khairkhan National Park, Uvs, Ulaangom, Uvs Nuur, Üüreg Nuur, Kharkhiraa Uul & Türgen Uul, Khökh Nuur, Uvsiin Khar Us Nuur, Achit Nuur, Khyargas Nuur National Park, Zavkhan, Uliastai, Zagastain Davaa, Otgon Tenger Uul Strictly Protected Area and Tosontsengel.
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