In July, 2008, an exceedingly rare opportunity for "outsiders" to cross the vast and seldom visited Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in far Northwestern Mongolia--on horses. Guided and supported by nomadic Kazakh herders who provided their small, half-wild but incredibly rugged ponies -- complete with homemade saddles -- and their Bactrian camels to haul our tents and food, we spent eleven days riding from Khoton Nuur to the Tavan Bogd "Uul", (Five Saints Mountain) at the shared borders of Mongolia, Russia and China.
This is the story of that trek in words and pictures. 418 photos plus descriptions of events with historical perspective. Enjoy and "Rachmit." Thank you.