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At the sources of the Selenge River - part 1

From Ulaanbaatar we have first come by air to the big Moron town (capitol of the Khovsogol province), and then by car - to the Ulaan-Uul village. From here we will be going to remote north-west, to the mountains with altitudes over 3000 m. From these mountains begin two famous rivers - Enisey and Selenge.

Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren We are driving without any roads, following obscure car tracks or just across the grass, winding among huge boulders

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Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren The cars can not go further, we change them for the horses

Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren We go up the river valley, to the far mountains

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Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren Our camp is set at the Mungorag Lake, at the altitude of 2200 meters

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Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren Our goal is not this mountain, but the one hiding in the clouds behind it: a taller mountain named Belchir (3351 m)

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Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren From the treeline we (our horses) climb higher and higher

Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren Mountain currants with strong and special flavour

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Alt-Mongolia-Moron-Ulan-Uul-Shishkhid-Delger-Muren Altitude of 3060 meters! From here we will continue on foot.