The Wild Road to Nudengiin Davaa

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.

Nudengiin Davaa

The road to the summit is unpaved. SUV required. It’s a long, steep and challenging road to the summit. Adverse weather conditions are common. Drive at moderate speed. You’re not on a race.

The panoramic views from the pass are stunning. The pass is 40.6 km (25.22 miles) long, running north-south from Uliastai, also spelled Uliyasutai or Oulia-Sontai, one of Mongolia’s oldest cities, founded by the Manchus to Tsagaankhairkhan. The pass sits near Gantsiin Davaa.
Pic: Nyamdorj B