Public transport in Mongolia is not really good and some nice spots are only accessible by car. But there are a few routes where you can take the bus. So the title is not a typo, there is an actual bus ride from the city Ölgii in the very western part of Mongolia to the capital Ulaanbaatar (UB) which takes 48 hours (+/- 12 hours) strait! If you’re really considering taking this bus ride or any other long distance bus trip, here are some tips to make your journey a (little) bit more comfortable.
If you are tired of standard tourism and seek for an adventure somewhere in the wild nature then you need to visit Mongolia, to be more exact, the Altai Mountains – located in the West of Mongolia. Be sure that here you will get everything what you need for a great adventure: Eagle festival, trekking, outdoor adventures, hiking, fishing, horseback riding tours and other recreation tours.
Deep in the unforgiving wilds of far western Mongolia, the last remaining Kazakh eagle hunters harness a powerful force of nature.
The burkitshi, as they are known in Kazakh, are proud men whose faces reveal the harshness of the beautifully barren landscape they call home.
They have an extraordinary bond with the golden eagle, which to them represents the wind, the open space, the isolation and the freedom found at the edge of the world.
Australian photographer Palani Mohan has spent years documenting the noble hunters, culminating in a book available now from Merrell Publishers. Mohan says only 60 eagle hunters remain, and fears the ancient tradition could disappear within 20 years.