Getting There & Away

Dara, about 60km west of Khovd City, is accessible only by hired 4WD. The most scenic (yet arduous) route heads due west from Dund-Us sum (district) via a natural spring (What3words: infeasible.robots.unworthy), and then a spectacular ovoo (a shamanistic collection of stones, wood or other offerings to the gods) surrounded by at least eight Turkic deer stones (What3words: materials.plainest.emasculated). A faster, less scenic route turns northwest at Dund-Us and loops back around.