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Mountains of western Mongolia

After my trip to the Gobi desert, I went to western Mongolia to trek in the mountains. The flight from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii (Ölgii) takes 3 ½ hours by propeller plane. That’s quite a while, given that you’re barely flying halfway through Mongolia. I saw very barren-looking land, with hardly a village showing up through […]

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Dirt tracks of the Gobi: Part 1

Mongolia is a vast country with half the land area of India but barely half the population of Bangalore. I paid a visit just as the winter chill started setting in in late September / early October. Mongolia’s biggest attraction is the Gobi desert, spread over a vast area. My friend Linto and I had […]