WESTERN MONGOLIAUnder the sun, we are searching each other
Even the birds that migrate, always come back
Is where want to be...
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Mongol Altai Mountain is one of three main mountain ranges in Mongolia and the highest peaks in Mongolia are all situated in this range. The range continued more than 900 kilometers. Altai Tavan Bogd and Tsambagarav Mountains are the highest peaks of the West Altai mountain chain. Mount Altai Tavan Bogd is located near the northwest border of Mongolia. Huiten peak (4374 m) in Altai Tavan Bogd is the highest point of Mongolia and located in the north of the province, on the border with China. Eagle hunting and nomadic herding live in the shadows of the highest snow-capped mountains and largest glaciers in Mongolia, along with countless wild species including bears, wolves, foxes, eagles, wild sheep, ibex, and the illusive snow leopards.
The canyon is bearded vulture canyon, a deep narrow gorge with ice until in August is located in Three Beauties of Gobi Mountain National park in South Gobi. A spring two or three kilometers long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance. Following the canyon to the high rock walls has breathtaking dramatic scenery. This is one of best place for hiking, horse riding and bird watching.
Ulaagchiny Khar Lake
Lake Ulaagchiny Khar is located west from the Khangai range, 1980 meters above sea level. It's located 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) Northeast from the village of Erdenekhairkhan, in the province of Zavkhan, and 110 kilometers (68.35 miles) from Uliastai. This turquoise-blue lake offers an astonishing spectacle. It's surrounded by the sand dunes of Bor Khyar that literally dive into its waters. The Tudevtei mountains at North, Burkhantolgoi and Burgast ones at East, Tovkhosh ones at Southwest, perfectly complete the landscape. Lake Khar is 48 meters (157.48 feet) deep, it stretches on 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) long and 5 to 10 kilometers (3,11 - 6,22 miles) wide. This fish-rich lake will delight the fishermen/women, while the bird lovers will watch thirteen endemic species.
Khargas lake is located in the district of Khyargas, province of Uvs, at an altitude of approximately 1025m above sea level. From its size of 75km long by 31km large, it is considered the second main lake on the west part of Mongolia, being one of the 4 lakes in Mongolia that have a surface area of over 1000 km². The average depth is 50m. It is a Salt Lake, in contrast with the fresh water found in the Khuvsgul Lake, the biggest of the country. One thing to note is this major salty lake is coming partly from another one small named Airag lake, which is a freshwater one. It is part of an ecosystem that has been preserved by the authorities, and considered as a National Natural Park. A preservation program was launched in 2000, covering an area of about 3,328 km². Classified as The Great Lakes Basin by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), it has become a priority and unique terrestrial eco region.
Mongol Els Sand Dunes
Mongol Els Sand Dunes are located in North Gobi-Altai, they extend from the province of Zavkhan at East, until the province of Khovd at extreme West. They extend on about 330 kilometers (205 miles) in the basin of the Zavkhan River, going towards its source. From the top, Mongol Els Dunes present a remarkable view on Lake Ereen Nuur, a rather marshy stretch of water near whose it can be dangerous to go.
Mukhart River, whose name means no-through road, is part of the huge Mongol Els (sand dune). It's unique coned shaped looks particularly like the Hoover Dam in Nevada (USA), a small river flowing on twenty kilometers (12,43 miles) along the sand dunes, forming a lovely oasis in which poplars and sea buckthorns grow. The source of this river is really magical because it literally gushes from the huge and lovely Mongol Els sand dunes. As it spontaneously springs, it also spontaneously disappears afterwards in the dunes.
Ulgii is capital of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia’s westernmost province. Bayan-Olgii is home to unique cultures, stunning scenery, and diverse wildlife. Ninety percent of the population of Bayan-Ulgii is Kazakh, and there will be ample opportunity to meet local families and discover the unique Kazakh culture. The language and traditions of the Kazakhs have been preserved for generations in this isolated region, which features some of the most spectacular scenery in Mongolia. One of the oldest, most revered and amazing culture for kazakh people, passed down from generation to generation, is hunting with trained eagles.
Eagle Hunting Festivals - One of the oldest, most revered and amazing holiday for kazakh people, passed down from generation to generation, is hunting with trained eagles. It exhibits the real boast of the Kazakhs. They annually hold an exceptional feast called the Eagle Hunting Festival in the extreme area of the majestic Altai Mountains, among the river glaciers and picturesque landscape in Bayan-Ulgii province.