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Woke early went for walk up the street of low buildings, a wide river bed at the end with 2 very large black dogs sitting sentinel their backs to me, down on the river were dogs running around barking at each other not interested in me but still a bit wary so went back to more milky salty tea - do like it- then we headed off about 8am
Over wide river bed out of Tsengel, lovely yellow trees, yaks, an eagle tethered outside a house, really rough roads, mountains on either side gradually the snow level dropped until there were snow drifts on either side and rivers with ice. Valley narrowed, lots of camels, yaks, one amazing scene with a wide river, yaks swimming across, groups of camels on either side and snowy mountains above.
Hole in tyre, had already changed it back at the house but stopped at a lovely river fiord and Davlet changed it again, then stopped at a friend's house and bought an old tyre & repaired the other one. While they did that I took photos of a horse & rider crossing the valley towards the river, & of children who ran away then came back and wouldn't go away, giggling and squealing, then we had to have tea pastries and cheese with the family, gave the kids stuff, Andrews back sore from helping pump up tyre with tiny pump, road very very rough, thrown all over jeep, landscape more and more beautiful entire continents of mountains, pinks, greys purple, dark brown with dustings of snow and immense straw colored plain
Stopped a few times, met a Mongolian family in a jeep who seemed to want help but it was inconclusive, they were parked on the side of a hill near a shamanistic ovoo, met a tourist jeep with guide who could speak English so chatted about the Potania glacier where they had been.

Dogs in the river bed early morning

Dogs in the river bed early morning

Milking the cows

Milking the cows

Milking the cows

Milking the cows

River bed

River bed

River bed

River bed

Yak on bridge out of Tsengel

Yak on bridge out of Tsengel

Road to Altai

Road to Altai

Road to Altai

Road to Altai

Road to Altai

Road to Altai

Eagle outside house

Eagle outside house

Eagle outside house

Eagle outside house

Crossing one of the many rivers

Crossing one of the many rivers

Stopped here to change tyre

Stopped here to change tyre

Hills

Hills

Tyre trouble

Tyre trouble

Mongolian family

Mongolian family

Mongolian family

Mongolian family

Ovoo cairn

Ovoo cairn

Mongolian family

Mongolian family

Mongolian family & Davlet

Mongolian family & Davlet

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Mongolia
Keywords:Altai Tavan Bogd, Mongolia, Tsengel, horses, mountains, ovoos, shaminism