Trek - Ulaan Uul

Ulaan Uul was designed and tested by Eshar

Ulaan uul:
trek highlights: 
a. Sayan mountains - this mountain range (average elevation 2500 m') is not only the western border of the Darkhad valley, it also functions as mongolia's northwestern border with siberia. the Sayan mountains are practically an eastern continuation of the Altay mountains. the Sayan mountains' towering peaks and cool lakes southwest of Tuva give rise to the tributaries that merge to become one of Siberia's major rivers, the Yenisei River, which flows north over 2000 miles to the Arctic Ocean.
b.Un-named lake range  -a beautiful lake range along the trek route, featuring fresh water lakes and creeks, all flowing to the Darkhan valley.
how to get there:
Public Transportation -  there are public vans going from Khatgal to Ulaan Uul. not daily and leaves when full.
Private Car\Hired Driver - there is a route from Khatgal\Moron (pinned on the map) to Ulaan Uul.
medium-hard. requires some navigating skills. alpine weather.
medium-hard. there is a car dirt road that goes to the starting point or to the first night camping spot. the dirt road isnt clear, but locals know it. after that - topographic.
maps:a. old russian army maps: - 1:100,000 - 1:100,000
b. Oruxmaps files (google terrain maps):
c. trek KML
length:total: 71km.
Km per day: 12~.
five days by foot (seven without a vehicle to starting point), four by horse.
water sources:
all the lakes are good to drink after boiling.
small super market in Ulaan Uul. bigger ones in Khatgal\Moron.
cost:a. guide - difficult to find one.
b. jeep\van - a van from Ulaan Uul\Renhinlkhumbe is about 10,000 tug. jeep from khatgal is around 125,000 (depends which type of jeep).
c. ger camps - some along the lakes.
d. entrance fee and border permit - It is required by mongolian law that you have a border permit when traveling in the taiga, as these areas are situated on the Mongolian-Russian border. Be sure that you take your documents, including passport and border permit.
To obtain a permit, you must apply in person at the Mongolian Border Protection Authority either in Ulaanbaatar or Moron.
You will need photocopies of all travelers’ passports (including Mongolian nationals) and visas, and a request letter (from a tour company, NGO, embassy, or other organization). sometimes a map of where you intend to travel is required (depends on the clerk's mood that morning).
Permits can be issued during business hours on week days and may require between three hours and three days for processing (the wonders of mongolian bureaucracy...).
Even with this permit, you must still check-in with the Border Post in Tsagaannuur\Moron so they'll sign your permit again.
Border permits are free. don't expect english in the border post.
ehorses - this trek can be done by horses. average price: 15,000\horse for a day. horses can be found almost everywhere and through tour operators.
nomad home stay:
only if someone invites you in.
contact details:
local cellphone coverage:
only in Ulaan Uul.
nearest emergency point:
there's a doctor and a little pharmecy in Ulaan Uul.

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