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Mongolia : Hovd

5.7 km (3.5 miles) SSW of Üyönch, Hovd, Mongolia
Approx. altitude: 1362 m (4468 ft)
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Antipode: 46°S 88°W

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS reading #6: Team #7: Wild horse

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  46°N 92°E  

#1: north

(visited by Artsmaa Gankhuyag)

26-Jun-2006 -- It was the sixth day of our trip. In the early morning, we drove to Tugrug sumon after we had breakfast. When we came to the Tugrug sumon, we bought necessary car equipments. This sumon’s center was located in between mountains. From there, we went through Gichigenii Nuruu to Bugat sumon. We have been planning to have lunch but we did not have a chance. Since the day was really hot, it was interesting to see large cars that were stopped to cool the car down. Also, it was hard to stay awake because of the weather.

Soon, we reached Bugat sumon. We looked for small café to have lunch, but we did not find any. Then, we found some shop and server offered to cook for us. Therefore, we went to her house for lunch and took some rest. On the way, we went through Khash and Altansoymbo bag. The most interesting event of the day was to meet the group which was relocating takhi (wild horse) and we saw real takhi . There were around 100 takhi in huge range. In the Gobi, weather is really hot and distance between the bags was around 200 kilometers. We saw animal named Khar Svvlt (black tailed gazelle), which was similar to fast chamois and had a black tail for several times.

We came to the location of 46N 092E racing with the sunset, which was close to Uyonch sumon of Hovd aimag. It was 22:51. When we reach the location, weather was windy and little bit cold. Then, we took the pictures before the sunset. This location was in plain place and it was near to Uyonch river.


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