What are the most spectacular roads in Mongolia?

Located between China and Russia, Mongolia is a landlocked country, tucked away in the central part of Asia. It offers driving experiences for every driver, and it is a true paradise for 4x4 lovers, with both stunning ice roads and mountainous adventures. Located in the Khövsgöl Province, in the northwestern part Mongolia, the Lake Khövsgöl ice road is a stunning adventure on ice, available only in winter.

The country has an average elevation of 1,580 m (5,180 ft) with mountains and rolling plateaus, so if you prefer high mountain roads, you need to drive to Khurgan-Khoton Lakes. It’s a truly outstanding 4x4 adventure in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border. Both lakes are situated at an elevation of more than 2,000 m. The country includes the Altai Mountains in the west, the Khangai Mountains in the central part, and the Khentii Mountains in the northeast.

If you like challenging adventures, you can’t miss the Hashaatin Davaa, a high mountain pass at 2,545 m (8,349 ft) above sea level in the western part of Mongolia. The country is characterized by vast steppes, deserts, and mountains, with the Gobi Desert covering a significant portion of its southern region.

Lake Khövsgöl is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.645m (5,396ft) above the sea level, located in the Khövsgöl Province of northwest of Mongolia.

Located on the Western most point of Mongolia in Bayan-Ulgii Province, the Potanin Glacier is the longest glacier in the country.

Located in the Khövsgöl Province of Mongolia, the Jaargalant wooden bridge is 128.18m long on the Ider river. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border, in Bayan-Ölgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia, Khurgan and Khoton are two lakes situated at an elevation of more than 2.000m.

Tolbo Lake is a high mountain fresh water lake at an elevation of 2.080m (6,824ft) above the sea level, located in western Mongolia.

Located in Bayan-Ölgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia, the bridge over the Khurgan and Khoton Lakes is a short wooden bridge. Impassable for 2 cars at the same time, this 100m bridge tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It's one of the most spectacular bridges of the world.

Located in the Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia, Khovd River bridge is a wooden bridge spanning the Khovd River. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. 

Orkhon Waterfall is a 16-metres (52,5 feet) high and 5-metres (16 feet) wide waterfall located in the Orkhon valley of Övörkhangai Province in central Mongolia. The waterfalls formed 20.000 years ago after a unique combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.060m (6,758ft) above the sea level, located in the Khangai Mountains of central Mongolia. The lake supports Pike and other fishes. Rare birds are found here.

Hashaatin Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.545m (8,349 ft) above the sea level, located in Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia.

Located in Omnogovi province of Mongolia, the Khongor Sand Dunes are some of the largest and most impressive white sand dunes in the country.

The A303 road is a very exciting journey in the heart of western Mongolia. The route involves crossing the Baidrag river without a bridge.

Khorgo Mountain is a dormant volcano at an elevation of 2.210m (7,250ft) above the sea level, located in the Tariat district in the Arkhangai Province of Mongolia.

The Hangal Lake, also known as Khangal Lake, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Khentii province, in north-eastern Mongolia.

The Chuya Highway, also known as the Chuisky Tract, is a road located in the Republic of Altai that connects Russia and Mongolia. It is part of the federal highway R-256. Originally part of the Great Silk Road, it follows a route used for centuries.

Pereval Durbet-Daba is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.482m (8,143ft) above the sea level, located on the Russian-Mongolian border. At the pass there’s a 23 km wide neutral zone.

The road from Delüün to Bulgan is a very challening mountain drive located in the Bayan-Ölgii Province, in western Mongolia, near the Chinese border.

Sangiin Dalai Nuur is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.570m (8,431ft) above the sea located in the Bayankhongor Province in southern Mongolia.

Shine Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.637m (8,651ft) above the sea level, located in the Bayan-Ölgii Province, in western Mongolia.

Khoridol pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.266m (7,434ft) above the sea level, located in the Horidol Saridag Mountains of Khovsgol province, in Mongolia. Significant portions of the road to the summit pass run through riverbeds that often flood after rains.

Eg River bridge is a challenging wooden bridge at an elevation of 1.648m (5,406ft) above the sea level, located in the Khövsgöl Province of northwest of Mongolia. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Ulan Daba is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.197m (10,488ft) above the sea level located on the boundary of Khovd and Bayan-Ölgii Provinces, in western Mongolia.

Zagastai Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.505m (8,218ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Zavkhan, in the western part of Mongolia.

Jigleg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.930m (6,332ft) above the sea level, located in Khövsgöl aimag, in northern Mongolia.

Öl Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.105m (6,906ft) above the sea level, located in Khövsgöl aimag in Mongolia.

Ulan-Daban is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.697m (8,848ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Russia and Mongolia.

Bursatyn Davaaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.644m (8,674ft) above the sea level, located in Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia.

Kadan Khyasaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.417m (7,929ft) above the sea level, located in the Khövsgöl Province of northwest of Mongolia.

Gantsiin Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.175m (7,135ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Zavkhan, in the western part of Mongolia.

Nudengiin Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.544m (8,346ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Zavkhan, in the western part of Mongolia.

Munkh Hayrhan is a high mountain peak located on the boundary of Bayan-Ölgii and Khovd Provinces in western Mongolia. A road near the peak tops out at 3.145m (10,318ft) above the sea level.

Santyn Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.063m (6,768ft) above the sea level, located in the Khövsgöl Province of Mongolia.

Khar Nuur is a fresh water lake at an elevation of 2.537m (8,323ft) above the sea level, located in Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia.

Solongot Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.558m (8,392ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Arkhangai and Zavkhan provinces, in the western part of Mongolia.

Utrag Davaa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.343m (7,687ft) above the sea level, located in Khovsgol Province, in Northern Mongolia. It’s one of the most extreme roads on the country.

Toom Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.232m (7,322ft) above the sea level, located in the Khövsgöl Province of northern Mongolia.