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  • Fly to: Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia

  • Internal Transfer: Ulaan Bataar - Olgii (3hrs 30mins)

  • Ex-Soviet 4x4 Jeeps 9hrs driving without roads across the steppe to Potaniin Glacier, Altai Mountains

  • Visa required: Yes if British

  • Currency:Togrog

  • Time Zone:+8hrs GMT

  • 5 Quick Facts:Click here

  • Journal:Click here

Mongolia - 5 Quick Facts

1. Despite being only the 6th largest country in Asia & the 18th largest in the world, Mongolia is in fact the world's largest landlocked country

2. Despite its landlocked status, Mongolia has many salt lakes

3. Mongolia features some of the world's most varied terrain, including steppe, semi-desert & desert plains plus snow-capped mountains

4. The Mongolian diet is based on meat & dairy products. The local alcoholic drink is called 'airag' and is produced from fermented mare's milk

5. The two humped Bactrian Camel is actually indigenous to Mongolia