How would one get from Mörön, Mongolia (near lake Khövsgöl), to Kyzyl, Tuva, Siberia, Russia?
Our prior research indicates that unless one holds a Russian or Mongolian passport, one will not be allowed to cross the border between these countries, except by air or the trans-Siberian railway.
However, neither of these options is viable, because the nearest airport to Kyzyl is Krasnoyarsk, from which it appears that the only way to get to Kyzyl is via Abakan.
However, the journey between Abakan and Kyzyl is apparently an arduous one.
Are there any alternatives?