Roads of Mongolia

Nestled between Russia and China, Mongolia unfolds as a vast expanse of untouched beauty and boundless horizons. Embarking on its roads is to embark on a journey that marries nature's raw grandeur with tales of ancient nomads.

Driving through the expansive Gobi Desert, one is met with a vastness that resonates with solitude and serenity. Yet, as you navigate further, the challenging roads leading to Potanin Glacier present a contrast. Here, icy landscapes and pristine alpine vistas narrate tales of geologic time. The journey to Lake Khövsgöl during the colder months provides another unique experience. Here, the frozen expanse transforms into a surreal ice road, making it a rare and treacherous drive, yet one that offers unparalleled beauty.

Ulan-Daban, an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.697m (8,848ft) above sea level, located on the border of Russia and Mongolia, is another hidden gem in Mongolia's diverse landscape. Nestled in the Altai Mountains, in the Ukok Plateau, the road to the summit is for 4x4 vehicles only. Driving through Ulan-Daban is an adventure in itself, offering breathtaking views and a profound connection with the rugged natural surroundings.

The undulating steppes and meandering paths not only challenge a driver's skill but also awaken an appreciation for Mongolia's nomadic culture and rich heritage. Driving in Mongolia isn't just about maneuvering through terrains; it's about embracing the spirit of exploration, understanding the rhythms of a timeless culture, and being humbled by nature's immense canvas. Every mile traveled in this remarkable land, including Ulan-Daban, is a testament to adventure, resilience, and the enduring allure of the open road.

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

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 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.

Chuya Highway is one of the most beautiful highways in the world, going through the Altay Mountains, in the heart of Siberia, Russia. Bear in mind that it’s not an easy trip: the road can be quite steep and winding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.