Getting there & away
The road between Uliastai and Tosontsengel is fairly busy, so hitching shouldn’t be difficult, but because it rains a fair bit in summer, hanging around for a lift may not be pleasant. Hitching to anywhere else from Uliastai is really hard – Zavkhan’s isolated location ensures that few vehicles come this way.
AeroMongolia (9983 4347) flies between Ulaanbaatar and Uliastai twice a week for US$158/280 one way/return. The airport is about 35km west of Uliastai; a taxi will cost about T9000.