Thanks for the quick reply.
I think entering Mongolia via the M52 at the Tashanta border crossing, is by far the better option.
When you turned off the M51, and headed south on the M52 towards Tashanta, I have read that the border crossing there is not difficult, is that possibly your opinion?
Gorno-Altaysk looks to be about the half way point between Novosibirsk and the Tashanta border crossing, is this where you mean the fuel stations are a little thin on the ground?
I guess a tank range of about 500km, so did you need to use any fuel from your jerry cans?
As a guess, what do you think the distance is between the Tashanta border crossing, and UB ?
There is a whiff of consideration to see if one can get into Inner Mongolia, (which is really China) and onto Hohot, (Inner Mongolia capital) via Sainshands to Erenhot, the Mongolia and Inner Mongolia border town.
I have read all the info about entry resrtictions but any way, thats another topic.
Thanks once again, and appreciation for the photos.
Thanks for the corrections.
If this all works out as planned, we plan to drive from Shandong prov. to Zhangjiakou, Hebei Prov.
Driving out of Zhangjiakou on G110 towards Ulanqab, where it becomes the G208 towards Zamiin Uud, Inner Mongolia
So Erenhot (Ereen Hot) is the exit town from Inner Mongolia (China), and Zamiin Uud is the entry town into Outer Mongolia ?
When we depart China, I don't know if to depart via Ulanqab, or need to drive more East to Hohhot then depart to Inner Mongolia.
Please continue your suggestions.