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Stage 246 – Burhanta to Ulaanbaatar

To civilisation (and ultimately beyond)!

Stage 246 takes you to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. But first you have another big hill to climb, followed by a rollicking descent before a final grinding ascent takes you to the finish.

The rollout is straight and gently downhill for two miles to the Kharaa gol river where the road hangs a left into another long straight that starts climbing a mile further along the road. It’s interesting that the road crosses the railway at five miles and the two run side by side from there to the top of the climb. From the river crossing to the summit is a five hundred foot climb in six miles.

The descent down the other side is much more fun than the climb, the road snaking left and right as it loses eight hundred feet of elevation in eight miles. Halfway down the descent, the road joins the main highway from central Tov province, and thereafter the route assumes an easterly direction having previously been heading south east.

There’s a further junction at twenty miles, just after the start of the final gentle climb and it’s at that point that the main highway into Ulaanbaataar joins the road coming down from the north of the suburbs. The route passes by the Central Geographical Laboratory at twenty miles at the beginning of the long straight to the finish line, which is situated just before Hustai National Park.

Distance: 24 miles / 38 kilometres

Ascent: 673 feet / 205 metres

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Total distance: 23.46 mi
Max elevation: 4831 ft
Min elevation: 4070 ft
Total climbing: 673 ft
Total descent: -943 ft

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