Here are some pictures of my last hiking, this time off-trail, in the sacred mountain “Dunjingaraw“, located in the south of Ulaanbaatar – Mongolia.
The following photographs are listed chronologically in order to make you discover the beauty of this hike the same way as I experienced it!
I hope that you will enjoy!
It started at 7:30am
Larix sibirica or Siberian larch (Шинэс)
Short pause before reaching the first peek
Amblynotus rupestris or Eritrichium nanum (Arctic alpine forget-me-not or king-of-the-Alps)
Genus Pulsatilla or Pasqueflower (Яргуй Бунгуйн)
Iris tigridia (Бар цоохор цахилдаг)
Reaching the top of the first peek
There showing gratitude and respect to the mountain.
Making some offering to the spirit to have a safe trip, as from this point it will be off-trail
Rheum rhabarbarum or Rhubarb (Долгиотсон гишүүнэ)
Orostachys malacophylla or Green Dunce Cap (Үлд өвс)
Genus Opatrum – Tribe Blaptini or Beetle
Looks like a deer’s footprint
Entering now in a new area
Found a stream
The water looks so pretty
It seems like a Angelica archangelica or Wild celery
Detail of bark
Fomes fomentarius or Hoof Fungus
Now starting to climb up to the target peek
Make a wish
Inside a trunk
Like a flying eagle
Not at the top yet
Finally reaching the top
And warmly welcomed there by a Nucifraga caryocatactes (Eurasian nutcracker, or spotted nutcracker)
Exploring the top
But before going to far, let us have some lunch
Another Fomes fomentarius or Hoof Fungus
This tree looks like a flying dragon
Nice resting spot
Walking on the mountain ridge
Relishing the great weather, the view and this majestic area
It is slowly time to go back
Is this a pelican or a pterodactylus?
Touched by a short rain while going down
But the sun came back pretty quickly
A last good bye to the stream
I received an amazing gift from the mountain, a young deer antler
It was a long hike within the wood
And another find, a vulture’s feather
Until next time, my dear Dunjingaraw
I hope that you enjoy this hike as much as I did!
And see you soon for a new travel journal!